Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Who can attend?

Q: Who can attend a Cochrane Colloquium?
A: Anyone with an interest in health research and using evidence for health decisions.

Q: Can my spouse, partner or carer attend?
A: Yes. Anyone wishing to attend the Colloquium must pay a registration fee. There will be social events and tours that an accompanying person can participate in during the Colloquium. Tickets are sold on a first-come first-served basis. These options are available during registration and payment.

Q: Are there child-minding services available at or near the Colloquium venue?
A: We are not planning to provide child-minding services.
 

Travelling to the UK

Q: I’m not a UK citizen. Do I need special documentation to enter the UK and attend this conference?
A: Entry requirements vary depending on your country of citizenship. More information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa

Q: Can I receive a discount on my travel fare?
A: No. 
 

Registration

Q: When will registration open?
A:
 Registration will open in February 2023.
 

Abstract and workshop submissions

Q: When will the call for abstracts and workshops open?
A:
 The opportunity to present workshops, special sessions, oral presentations and posters opens on 30 January 2023.

Q: When will the call for abstracts and workshops close?
A:
 The opportunity to present workshops, special sessions, oral presentations and posters closes on 1 March 2023.
 

Certification/credits

Q: Will I receive a certificate of attendance for the Colloquium?
A:
 Yes. Attendees will be able to download an attendance certificate from their Colloquium account, once the Colloquium is in progress.
 

Accommodation and getting around

Q: Do I need to book my own hotel room?
A:
 Yes. Colloquium attendees must arrange their own accommodation.
 

Stipends

Q: Will stipends be available to attend the Colloquium?
A:
 A number of stipends and bursaries will be available to help consumers and other attendees based in developing countries to attend Cochrane London 2023. Cochrane will provide stipends for:

  • Cochrane Consumers
  • Individuals living in low-, lower-middle-, (LMIC) and upper-middle-income countries (UMIC)
  • Students living in LMIC and UMIC countries

Stipend applications will open in March 2023.
 

Any other questions?

If you have a question that is not answered above, please email colloquium@cochrane.org.