Competition for consumers to attend Cochrane London 2023 for free


Cochrane UK is funding the opportunity for two patients, carers or patient advocates to attend Cochrane London 2023. Taking place 4th-6th September 2023, this is Cochrane’s annual healthcare evidence conference. 

Please note, applications have now closed and the winners have been notified.

Prize details

Successful applicants will get:

  • Free registration to attend the Colloquium (Monday 4th - Wednesday 6th September 2023), including lunches and attendance at the evening social event (Tuesday 5th) [worth £495 per person]
  • Accommodation at a reasonably-priced hotel in London, if required (up to three nights, which can include the nights of Sunday 3rd, Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th)
  • Reasonable travel expenses. For example, a standard class return train fare.

If you need to be accompanied by a carer in order to attend, the prize can also cover their registration fees and reasonable expenses.

Attending a large conference can be daunting, but there will be plenty of support. We will put the two prize recipients in touch with one another and other Cochrane consumers* before the event. We would like to invite the prize recipients to participate in the Colloquium and will work with the successful candidates to find a role that suits them. 

Who can apply?

Applicants must:

  • be living in the UK
  • be either: 
    • a patient, or someone with personal experience of a health condition 
    • a caregiver or family member who is involved with someone with a health condition 
    • someone who represents (or advocates for) patients and carers 
  • have an interest in healthcare research (but not necessarily prior experience)

Any questions?

Please get in touch with any questions by emailing 

*Cochrane uses the term ‘consumer’ to include patients (or people with personal experience of a health condition), health and social care service users, caregivers and family members who are involved with someone with a health condition, and people who represent (or advocate for) patients and carers.