Cochrane UK & Cochrane Ireland Symposium 2019

“Inspiring innovation – ensuring quality”

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Oxford for our annual Symposium 2019, which is a joint Cochrane UK and Cochrane Ireland event. 

This Symposium is an opportunity for us to come together as a Cochrane community to share knowledge and creative ideas for producing and sharing best evidence; to learn from each other and to improve our skills to ensure that our work is of high quality.  In a joint session, we will highlight innovative activities taking place within Cochrane and provide a choice of workshops for in-depth training to support current best practice and introduce the latest developments. 

The Symposium will take place at the Saïd Business School in Oxford, on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd March 2019.

Register here:

Early bird registration is now open until 20th February 2019. Click here to register. (Please note this will take you to an external website, Universe).

Gala Dinner:

A Gala Dinner will take place at Trinity College, University of Oxford, on Thursday 21st March. Tickets are available on a first come, first served, basis and can be purchased at the same time as registering for the Symposium.

Sponsorship opportunities:

There are a variety of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available at the event. To find out more, click here to view our sponsorship brochure or get in touch via

Present at the symposium:

Members of the Cochrane community! Have you been involved in a new or innovative project, or have you developed a new way of working within your Cochrane Group? Perhaps you've been innovative in the way you've shared Cochrane evidence or you've established new ways of working with consumers and patients?

We're inviting abstract submissions from members of the Cochrane community who would like to give a short presentation at the Symposium about innovative projects they've been involved with, in line with the Symposium theme of "inviting innovation - ensuring quality'.

Click here to submit your abstract before midday on Monday 11th February.

Apply for a sponsored place at the event:

You could be in with a chance of winning free registration for both days of the Symposium, plus one night of accommodation and standard travel fare to and from the venue. 

We invite applications from:

1) full-time undergraduate students with an interest in evidence-based health care
2) health professional researchers 
3) consumers (defined as patients, or persons with personal experience of a health condition, health and social care service users, care-givers or family members who are involved with someone with a health condition).

Click here to submit your application here before midday on Monday 11th February. 


Find bed and breakfast and self catering accommodation in Oxford University Colleges here.

Find hotels within close proximity of the Saïd Business School here.

Keep up to date:

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