Welcome to Seoul

Very limited room availability at the Grand Hilton

As of 25 August, we have been advised that very few rooms are available. We have removed the online reservation page - please contact the Hilton directly (via reservation.grandseoul@hilton.com or T +82-2-2287-8428) to check if there are any rooms available.

Registration closes on the 10 October

Don't miss out on a chance to learn more about Cochrane and evidence-based health care. Registration closes on the 10 October. Click here for the registration rates.

List of workshops now available

Over 100 workshops are on offer during the Colloquium. On the opening day there are several full-day and half-day workshops covering core topics relevant to Cochrane reviews and the introduction of new methods. The three dedicated workshop sessions during the Colloquium cover every conceivable topic relating to the production of reviews and their use to inform policy and practice. Browse the list of workshops.

Colloquium meeting request form is available

The purpose of Colloquium meetings is to give sufficient time for Cochrane groups and others to hold business meetings during the Colloquium. Priority will be given to internal Cochrane groups. Go to the Meetings page to find out more. The Meeting Request form will close on 14th September.

Blog: Swiss students share their experience from the 2015 Cochrane Colloquium Vienna

Find out why students from Universities Allied for Essential Medicines attended last year's Colloquium. Click here to see the student registration prices.

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Join us for the 24th Cochrane Colloquium in Seoul

Challenges to evidence-based health care and Cochrane | #CochraneSeoul

After nearly 25 years, the Cochrane Colloquium comes to East Asia for the first time. We are delighted to host this year’s Colloquium in Seoul and extend a very warm welcome to all who share Cochrane’s vision of a world in which health decision-making is informed by high quality, timely research evidence.

Block image 1Seoul is both a sprawling modern metropolis, renowned for its technology and design, and home to an ancient culture, most visibly represented by its palaces, shrines, and temples. The constant reminder of old and new creates a vibrant, dynamic city that both surprises and enchants. The city’s wide Han River and the surrounding hills are the most striking physical features of the city that can be seen most memorably from the top of the Seoul Tower as night falls. New visitors to Korea will experience a distinct cultural heritage and a country with a proud history stretching back five millennia. Perhaps nothing shouts Korea quite like the food! Food lovers will revel in the snacks and feasts on offer. We plan to provide plenty of opportunities for delegates to sample Korean culture and explore the delights of Seoul.

Seoul skyline

The Colloquium is a unique event for sharing knowledge, experience, and information about Cochrane’s activities, and for addressing the common challenges that face evidence producers more broadly. Most importantly the Colloquium is a lively event, providing ample opportunities for interacting with friends and colleagues, learning about the latest developments and innovations in evidence synthesis, and forming new collaborations and partnerships. As an organization committed to evidence, Cochrane has played a crucial role in strengthening the process of rational decision making in rapidly-changing healthcare environments. Having the Colloquium in Seoul demonstrates Cochrane’s global reach and impact. We very much hope you’ll join us in Seoul and stay on to savour some of the fine attractions that our country offers.


Hyeong Sik Ahn & Hyun Jung Kim

Co-Chairs, 24th Cochrane Colloquium
Director and Associate Director
Cochrane Korea

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