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We look forward to welcoming you to Québec!

Welcome Reception; Celebrating Cochrane’s Inception
Thursday, 19 September 2013

The 21st Colloquium organizing committee invites you to celebrate two decades of Cochrane history while exploring millions of years of human history at the Musée de la civilisation Québec City. Join us at our Welcome Reception and navigate three of the museum’s exhibits as our 20th Anniversary gift to you. This delightful reception will allow you to connect with old friends and new, while bringing an energizing start to the Colloquium with beverages and hors d'oeuvre for you to enjoy while you mix and mingle.

The Musée de la civilisation is located in the heart of a historic district and links the past, present and future. While remaining strongly rooted in the reality of Québec, it projects a new, attentive and dynamic outlook on the human experience in its whole, and on civilizations from the world over. Visitors enter into a world of discovery and exploration with the museum calling upon all of their senses, speaking to both the heart and the mind.

The three exhibits that will be open during the Welcome Reception are:

Please note: Spaces at the Welcome Reception are limited, so if you would like to attend, please register as soon as possible in order to secure your spot.

Click here for a printable map of Québec City with the Musée de la civilisation clearly marked.

Randomized Dinner
Friday, 20 September 2013
As Cochranites you can never get enough of methods, stats, numbers and tables, so, why not make them a part of dinner?

Sign up for the Collaboration’s Randomized Dinner and feast at a fine Québec City restaurant with a group of other randomly assigned participants. Get to know Cochranites from around the world who you may have met once or twice or have seen in passing while rushing to attend (or teach!) a workshop or seminar. Create new linkages and network with different colleagues and new friends who share an interest in Evidence-Based Decision-Making.

At the randomly assigned restaurant, you will receive a choice of two or three pre-set, three- course menus, including a complimentary alcoholic beverage. Take a step out on your own with this unique opportunity to embrace randomization with guaranteed positive results.

Please note: Spaces are limited, so be sure to sign up early when registration opens. There is an additional cost of $75 to participate in this event.

Click here for a printable map of Québec City with the Randomized Dinner restaurants clearly marked.

20th Anniversary Gala
Sunday, 22 September 2013

Shine those dancing shoes, loosen up your legs and prepare to tantalize your taste buds for A Night with Cochrane: The Cochrane Collaboration’s 20th Anniversary Gala Extravaganza.

We are prepared to deliver a night you will never forget, complete with a live performance that will reach new heights. Relive special moments as we celebrate two decades of success in evidence-based health and health care. Taste Quebec’s delicacies and embrace its culture while dancing the night away in one of the beautifully decorated banquet rooms at the Centre des congrès de Québec. Help 20 years of Cochrane go out with a bang by coming together for a monumental celebration of Cochrane’s coming of age.

*The instated dress code for this event is business formal, though guests are welcomed and encouraged to dress in cocktail/semi-formal attire.