Cochrane Governance Meetings - Manchester 2020

The 2020 Cochrane Governance Meetings will be held in Manchester at the Macdonald Manchester Hotel on 30 March - 3 April.

*Please Note: Latest travel advice following coronavirus outbreak*

The Central Executive Team is closely monitoring news and updated travel advice relating to the spread of the coronavirus across the world. Currently, the plans for the Governance Meetings in Manchester remain unchanged. However, we encourage all delegates planning their travel to refer and adhere to the advice from their national governments, WHO/FCO and flight operators before booking. In addition, we will be providing virtual access facilities for delegates to join the Strategic Meetings on Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st March remotely.

Should you have any questions or concerns at this time, please write to and we will respond promptly. 

More information including agendas for the strategic meetings and supporting documents will be shared here and through the Group Executive email lists in the coming weeks. 

LATEST NEWS: Download the latest programme (last updated: 26 February 2020)



Find out more about Manchester and what you can see and do, here at


Macdonald Manchester Hotel
London Rd,
M1 2PG
United Kingdom


There is no registration fee to attend the Governance Meetings, but we ask that all delegates and staff register by Friday 6 March 2020 to ensure we have correct numbers and any special requirements needed.

Please complete the registration form before Friday 6 March 2020.


Saturday 28 March Editorial Board Meeting
Sunday 29 March Scientific Committee Meeting
  Governing Board Meeting Day 1
Monday 30 March Strategic Meetings Day 1
Tuesday 31 March Strategic Meetings Day 2
Wednesday 1 April Executive Meetings
Thursday 2 April Governing Board Meeting Day 2
  Council Meeting
Friday 3 April Governing Board Meeting Day 3




Below are some accommodation options located within close proximity to the venue (Macdonald Manchester Hotel).

Macdonald Manchester Hotel (Governance Meeting Venue) - 4*
Contact central reservations on 0344 8799 210 to book your accommodation and quote 'Business Block 39081273' to get a specially agreed rate of £109.00 bed and breakfast for single occupancy.

Pendulum Hotel - Manchester City Centre - 3*
6 minute walk from venue
Please call reservations on 01619 558 000 and quote code 'GA02261' for £85 - bed and breakfast. Code expires Friday 28th February 2020
*Please note that you will not be able to apply the discount code when making an online reservation.*

Ibis Manchester Centre Princess Street Hotel - 2*
10 minute walk from venue
Book here for group rates

The Principal Manchester Hotel - 4*
12 minute walk from venue

Holiday Inn Express Manchester - 3*
12 minute walk from venue

Staycity Aparthotels - Manchester Piccadilly - 4*
7 minute walk from venue

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - 4*
7 minute walk from venue
Book here for: £120 (single occupancy)/ £132 (double occupancy). Per room, per night inclusive of Breakfast and VAT.

Townhouse Hotel Manchester - 4*
11 minute walk from venue
Book here and use code “bookdirect” for 10% discount.

Britannia Hotel Manchester - 3*
11 minute walk from venue

ibis budget Manchester Centre Pollard Street - 2*
10 minute walk from venue
Book here for group rates

Malmaison Manchester Hotel - 4*
7 minute walk from venue

Booking possibilities depend on the availability of rooms at the given hotel.

We recommend that you book your room as soon as possible, to ensure that you can stay in your preferred hotel.


Restaurant recommendations

The restaurants listed are recommended for group bookings:

Don Giovanni - Manchester (15 minute walk from the venue)
Peter House, 1-2 Oxford Street,
Manchester M1 5AN
T: 0161 228 2482

The Albert Square Chop House - Manchester (18 minute walk from the venue)
The Memorial Hall, Albert Square, Manchester
Manchester M2 5pf
T: 0161 834 1866

Côte Brasserie - Manchester (20 minute walk from the venue)
4-12 St Mary's St,
Manchester M3 2LB
T: 0161 834 0945

Albert's Shed (25 minute walk from the venue)
18-20 Castle St,
Manchester M3 4LZ
T: 0161 839 9818

Mason's Restaurant (20 minute walk from the venue)
Ground Floor,
Manchester Hall,
36 Bridge St, Manchester M3 3BT
T: 0161 359 6952