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2014 Cochrane Colloquium - Hyderabad, India

Cochrane South Asia is privileged to host the 22nd Cochrane Colloquium in the charming city of Hyderabad in India. The year 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.

The 400 year-old city of Hyderabad, built by the Qutub Shahi kings, is steeped in a rich historical, cultural and architectural heritage and is home to the glistening towers of many global IT giants. Blending the ancient and the modern in perfect harmony, Hyderabad, the jewel of the Deccan, offers you a life-changing experience of the vibrant democracy that is Incredible India like no other Indian city can.

The Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), the Colloquium venue, is situated in Hyderabad’s HITEC city, and has state-of-the-art conference facilities.  The conference hotel is attached to the HICC, and there are over 25 other hotels in the vicinity, as well as service apartments and guest houses, which will provide options to suit a range of budgets and preferences. HICC is a 45-minute drive by a dedicated expressway from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport that is well connected to major international destinations in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and—through these hubs—to the rest of the world. The weather in September should be pleasant after the monsoons, which marks the beginning of the tourist season in India.

Swagatham!We welcome you warmly to the planet called India, the land of a thousand Gods, where every guest is treated like a god.

See you in Hyderabad!