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Registration guidelines and policies (please read carefully before registering)

All costs listed are in Canadian dollars and include applicable taxes. Please be sure to secure your travel visa as soon as possible, if required. See here for who needs a visa:

Registration Fees (for the four-day Colloquium, Welcome Reception and Gala)
Type of Registration:Available dates:Amount (CAD):
Early registrationOn and before 15 July 2013$1015
Regular registration16 July to 6 September$1265
Low- & middle-income country* registrationUp to and including 6 September$615
Student** registrationUp to and including 6 September$615
Consumer*** registrationUp to and including 6 September$615
Day registrationUp to and including 6 September$350 per day
Student** day registrationUp to and including 6 September$200 per day
Randomized Dinner on Friday 20 September (includes a meal, services, taxes and one alcoholic beverage –spaces are limited)$75
20th Anniversary Gala additional guest tickets (one ticket is included in full registration fee)$125
Welcome Reception additional guest ticket (one ticket is included in full registration fee)$60

Deadlines end at 23:59 Eastern Time.

* Low- and middle-income countries registration:
Residents of low-, lower-middle and upper-middle income economies as defined by the World Bank.

** Student registration:
Full-time university students (not post-doctoral). Please send an email to including proof that you are a full time student (e.g. confirmation of enrollment) to receive the student fee. Once proof is verified you will receive instructions on how to register.

*** Consumer registration:
Someone whose primary role is a health consumer or health consumer advocate and is not a healthcare professional. A letter of support from a Cochrane entity is required.

Full registration includes:

  • Participation in all Colloquium sessions
  • Conference materials
  • All refreshments and lunches
  • Complimentary Welcome Reception attendance on Thursday 19 September 2013
  • Complimentary 20th Anniversary Gala attendance on Sunday 22 September 2013

Day registrations include:

  • Participation in all Colloquium scientific sessions scheduled for the respective day
  • Conference materials
  • Refreshments and lunches on the respective day
  • Day registration for Sunday 22 September does not include Anniversary Gala attendance. You must purchase an additional ticket if you wish to attend (this event is extra due to its cost).

Free registration and group rates are NOT available.

Registration payment 

Payment for Colloquium registration can be made by credit card only through the online payment system (Visa and Mastercard).

Note: If you are unable to make an online credit card payment, we will be able to accept a bank transfer. Due to processing times and the upcoming close of registration, we will not be accepting bank transfers as payment after August 28, 1700  EDT. Please email with the name or names of the delegates who require the bank transfer option and further instructions will be provided. The registration(s) will be pending until payment is received.

There will NOT be onsite registration available; you must register online through this system before the deadline of 6 September 2013

You must check the appropriate boxes in the registration system in order to participate in social events; otherwise, you may be denied access to the social program.

Note: If you do not register now for the social events, on-site purchase will not be available.

Social Event Tickets


Colloquium ‘kit’ and identification badges

Delegates must check-in at the registration desk at the Colloquium venue to collect their ‘kit’ and identification badge before attending any session. Identification badges are required for admission to all daily sessions and meals.

‘Kits’ and badges will be available for collection at the registration desk at the Quebec City Convention, main hall. The desk is located inside the main entrance, 1000 René-Lévesque Est. A cloakroom is available.

Cancellation & replacement policy

Any registration amendments and/or cancellations must be notified in writing to the Event Organizers, (send correspondence to Conference registration cancellations received in writing before 6 September 2013 will be refunded in full less an administrative fee of 10 per cent. Cancellations received after that date will not receive refunds. Substitute delegates are welcome without penalty, but please advise the Event Organizers of the changes by 6 September 2013.

In the event that the meeting is cancelled by the Organizers, or if for any reason or any factor outside the control of the Organizers the conference cannot take place, the amount of the Registration Fee shall be refunded, less an administrative fee of CAD $150. The liability of the Organizers shall be limited to that refund and neither shall be liable for any other loss, cost or expense, however caused, incurred or arising. In particular, neither the Organizers shall be liable to refund any travel or hotel costs incurred by delegates or their organizations. It follows that delegates and accompanying partners are advised to take out comprehensive insurance, including travel insurance.

Nonpayment will result in cancellation of registration and denial of entry into the event. No-shows or cancellations after 6 September 2013 will not be reimbursed.

Click here to read the event disclaimer.

Registration enquiries

Please contact: with additional questions about registering for the Colloquium or should the online registration fail to work.