Cochrane Colloquium Edinburgh 2018 now has official ‘Patients Included’ status

The 25th annual Cochrane Colloquium, to be held in Edinburgh 16-18 September, has now been officially granted ‘Patients Included’ status, appearing on the official list of ‘Patients Included’ accredited conferences.

The Patients Included conference charter provides conference organisers with ‘a means of demonstrating that their events are committed to incorporating the experience of patients as experts in living with their condition while ensuring they are neither excluded nor exploited’. Conference organizers must demonstrate that they are able to fulfil 5 criteria in order to be recognized as a ‘Patients Included’ event.

You can read about these criteria, and the steps being taken to meet them, on the Colloquium website.

Further details on how patients, carers and other healthcare consumers have been helping to shape the event so far can be found here:

Further information

To keep up to date with plans for the Cochrane Colloquium Edinburgh, please visit and follow on Twitter: @CochraneUK and #Cochraneforall.

Registration is scheduled to open in mid-February 2018, and the call for abstracts and workshops is now open.  We ask that all abstracts consider their impact on, and relevance to, patients and other healthcare consumers. We particularly welcome abstracts that are co-designed, co-produced and/or co-presented with patients or other healthcare consumers.