Join virtual #CochraneSantiago, 2-6 December 2019… here’s how you can participate

Cochrane are delighted to announce plans for Cochrane’s Virtual #CochraneSantiago which will be held online from 2-6 December 2019 and open to all Cochrane members and supporters.

Cochrane’s annual flagship event brings together the world’s most influential health researchers, scientists, academics, opinion leaders, clinicians, and patients to promote evidence-informed decision-making.

Whilst the recent, unprecedented situation of civil unrest across Santiago led to the cancellation of the face-to face Colloquium this year, with the support of so many contributors, Cochrane are pleased to welcome the full community to participate in the first, virtual #CochraneSantiago Colloquium.  Whilst we recognize that a virtual meeting can never replace what could have been achieved together in-person in Chile, we believe that this unique week of content will be a fitting tribute to recognizing the extraordinary efforts of hundreds of contributors and Cochrane community‘s spirit of resilience and collaboration.

Virtual #CochraneSantiago will highlight the theme of ‘Embracing Diversity’. During the week of 2-6 December, content will be curated on the Colloquium website. The organizers have created a dedicated page for each day’s content that will include posters, plenary content, bespoke curated materials from long and short oral presentations as well as pre-produced videos posted ‘as live’ on YouTube each day. In addition, there will be ways you can interact with the daily content including discussion questions and social media conversations; and everyone is welcome to get involved with the wide-ranging discussions happening on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using #CochraneSantiago. Cochrane’s Content Creators will be helping to lead these conversations across Cochrane's web platforms.

The Virtual Colloquium is an open invitation to all - whether you registered and were planning to travel to Santiago or not! More details on the final programme schedule and how you can get involved each day will be posted on the Cochrane website soon.

 We're looking forward to getting involved and we hope you are too. It’ll be a unique opportunity to fully embrace the diversity of voices that make up Cochrane’s global community.

Hold the date now - Monday 2- Friday 6 December 2019 for virtual #CochraneSantiago