The Cochrane Colloquium is an annual event, bringing people together from around the world to discuss putting research into important global health questions and promoting evidence-informed health care. This year the theme was ‘Cochrane for all - better evidence for better health decisions’. It was a Patients Included event, co-designed, co-produced and co-presented by healthcare consumers, where everyone’s input is valued equally. It focused on key goals of Cochrane’s Strategy to 2020: producing evidence, making evidence accessible, and advocating for evidence.
We're posting all the highlights from the 2018 Cochrane Colloquium here - watch this space as we'll continue to update with new stories as we receive them!
Colloquium by the numbers
- 1275+ attendees from over 57 countries
- 82 workshops
- 243 posters
- 222 oral presentations
2018 Cochrane prize and award winners
Each year at our annual Colloquium, Cochrane presents a number of awards and prizes to contributors to recognize contributions to our work and organization made in various ways. Read about our 2018 Award Winners.
Each year we also present a Cochrane-REWARD prizes for reducing waste in research. Read about the 2018 winners.
Beyond the Room team
For the first time at a Cochrane Colloquium, we took the conversation #BeyondTheRoom. Beyond the Room is a digital conference service, started in 2016 by André Tomlin from the Mental Elf. Its aim is to increase the reach and impact of health events by live tweeting and podcasting from them, to involve people virtually and facilitate a much more democratic conversation. You can join in the conversation by following the team members on Twitter @SarahChapman30 @TheJackLeahy @Mental_Elf @MightyCasey @DBadenoch @sally_crowe Selena @CochraneUK and @Laconic_doc or following along with #Cochrane4All
Our Beyond the Room team have recorded podcasts with some of the speakers and presenters at the Colloquium - Have a listen!
For this year’s Patients Included Cochrane Colloquium, Richard Morley interviewed Simon Denegri, National Director for Patients, Carers and the Public, UK National Institute of Health Research.
Edinburgh Colloquium Pictures
Browse through pictures taken at the Colloquium!
- 16th September: images.simonwilliamsphotography.co.uk/p994734140
- 17th September: images.simonwilliamsphotography.co.uk/p547618032
- 18th September: images.simonwilliamsphotography.co.uk/p576140415
- You can also view other photos from the Colloquium in our photo Dropbox folder.
You are welcome to use these pictures on your Cochrane website, newsletters, and social media. If you have pictures you would like to contribute, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Colloquium feedback survey - let us know how we can improve our future events
- Workshop feedback - provide feedback on specific workshop
Videos from the colloquium