Welcome to Seoul

Abstract e-book available

Browse the abstracts via the e-book and download a pdf version. 


Colloquium app is now available!

The app is available to download for free (Android and iOS). To access the app, just search “Cochrane Colloquium” in either the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. Further information and guidance regarding the app is available here.

*Please note that there are other, seemingly related apps available ("Cochrane Colloquium 2015" and "Cochrane UK & Ireland"), but neither is relevant to the Seoul Colloquium.

Get ready for the Colloquium with our latest newsletter

Catch up on all the information you will need for you trip in our latest Colloquium newsletter. From the app, to arrival details and restaurant recommendations.

Sign-up for the Anne Anderson Walk

The walk around Gyeongbokgung (Gyoengbok Palace) is a fundraising event for the Anne Anderson Award fund. The walk is on Wednesday 26 October at 14:30. The tour guides have been provided gratis. 

If you would like to sign-up for the walk, you can do so hereTo donate to the Anne Anderson Award Fund, click here.

Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving

Plan your trip to Seoul

We have provided lots of useful information to help you get to and around Seoul, from restaurant recommendations to travel apps. Click here to find out more!

Annual General Meeting

Find out more about the plans for the 2016 Annual General Meeting being held on Tuesday 25 October at the Colloquium.

Sign-up now open for the full Colloquium schedule

Sign-up for all the sessions you want to attend and create your own personal schedule for the Colloquium! You can also export the schedule to your online calendar. The Colloquium app is now available, and will sync with your personal schedule. Details of the poster sessions are now available.  

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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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