Scientific programme for the 20th Cochrane Colloquium has been finalized

49 workshops and 68 oral presentations will take place at the Cochrane Colloquium, which will be held from September 30 to October 3 in Auckland, New Zealand. Details of the plenary sessions have also been released:

Rational thinking about health care

  • Richard Smith – Director of the United Health Chronic Initiative and former editor of the BMJ and CEO of the BMJ Publishing Group
  • Catherine Marshall – New Zealand based guideline adviser and health consultant

Beyond healthcare decisions: systematic reviews as a tool for informing future research and research methodology

  • Julian Higgins – Senior Statistician, Cambridge and Professor of Evidence Synthesis, CRD University of York, England
  • Thomas Lumley – Professor of Biostatistics, New Zealand
  • Georgia Salanti – Assistant Professor at the University of Ioannina Medical School, Greece

It’s about connections

  • Bruce Arroll – Professor of General Practice and Primary Health Care, New Zealand
  • Ashley Bloomfield – Acting Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Health, New Zealand
  • Norman Swan – Host of the Health Report, on ABC Radio National, and Tonicon ABC Television (News24), Australia
  • Catherine McIlwain – Cochrane Consumer Co-ordinator, England

Better global health

  • Mike Ardagh – Professor of Emergency Medicine, New Zealand
  • Steffan Crausaz – Acting Chief Executive for PHARMAC, New Zealand
  • Rod Jackson – Professor of Epidemiology, New Zealand
  • Jonathan Craig – Paediatric Nephrologist, Australia

Visit the Colloquium website for more details and to register. Please note that the deadline for early bird registration is 12 July, don’t miss out!