Cochrane South Asia is privileged to host the 22nd Cochrane Colloquium in the charming city of Hyderabad in India in September 2014.
2014 heralds the 21st anniversary of The Cochrane Collaboration’s pioneering global initiative. We celebrate Cochrane’s rite of passage into its prime with a Colloquium that we hope will challenge, stimulate, and empower us to face our responsibilities as global leaders in research synthesis for better health.
The 2014 Cochrane Colloquium will focus on ‘Evidence-Informed Public Health: Opportunities and Challenges;’ a theme that is apt for the setting of the Colloquium in India and South Asia. We hope that September 2014 will see history, geography, altruism, pragmatism, and good science meld seamlessly to help improve the health of the millions of people in the region, and around the world.
We sincerely hope that people from all over the world, particularly people from low- and middle-income countries in Asia and the Pacific and in other parts of the world, will attend this Colloquium and add their voices and experiences to those of people from high-income countries. We are sure that wider participation of people from all walks of life and from all parts of the world will enrich the discussions, debates, presentations, and workshops at Hyderabad. This will help Cochrane to better face the challenges of providing credible and relevant evidence to inform health decisions that can improve the health of people all over the world.
In order to facilitate the wider participation of people from the poorer countries in the world at the 2014 Hyderabad Colloquium, we offer considerably lower registration fees than offered in previous Colloquia. We hope that this will help towards reducing the barriers to your participation.
Swagatham! We welcome you warmly to the planet called India, the land of a thousand Gods, where every guest is treated like a god.