About us

On behalf of local organizing committee, we would like to welcome you to the 24th Cochrane Colloquium in Seoul.

As an organization that has been devoted to evidence, Cochrane has played a crucial role in strengthening the process of rational decision making in an ever-changing healthcare environment. Moreover, the impact of Cochrane has expanded globally, and we believe hosting the Colloquium in Seoul reflects this expansion. We hope that many intellectual discussions among Colloquium participants take place during the conference.

The Colloquium is a unique event for worldwide sharing of knowledge, experience and information about Cochrane’s activities. Most importantly the Colloquium creates a network and presents ample opportunities to meet and interact with friends, colleagues and newcomers who share our daily challenges.

This is the first time the Cochrane Colloquium is taking place in East Asia. The practice of evidence-based decision-making has been growing globally and has been more widely used in the recent years. Many researchers and scientists all over the world have worked to implement evidence-based health care and support evidence-based decision-making.

We hope you will also be able to savor some of the fine attractions that our country offers. Korea’s five-millennia-long history has created an illustrious cultural heritage and exotic charm. Often referred to as the “Land of the Morning Calm”, Korea has its own unique cultural heritage, distinct from that of other Asian countries. A visit to the country’s numerous historical sites, ten of which are designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites, will make Colloquium participants’ journey all the more special.




Director           co-director

Cochrane Korea               Cochrane Korea
Director                                Co-Director
Pro. Ahn                                Pro. Kim