Venue - Location - Registration

Event dates: March 30 to April 5 - 2014, Panama City

City of Knowledge


Registration is NOW open,  please complete the registration and save your space.  Workhshops particpation is on  "first comefirst servebasis. and spaces are limeted   We are sure it wil  be another exciting and productive event!

The Organizing Committee is very pleased to have succeeded in bringing together experts from  fourteen different countries who will be discussing the following topics at the Symposium:

  • Cochrane Strategy to 2020: Highlights and future directions for technology
  • Judicialization of the right to health and scientific evidence
  • Influence of the drug industry
  • Systematic reviews
  • Grading the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendations
  • Patient centered health care system: the 21st century challenge
  • Resources for research, clinical decisions and health policy
  • The role of the researcher, the decision maker and documentalist
  • Patients & health professionals: Thoughts about an encounter

Panama is an active link that connects the Americas and the Caribbean. Its booming economy remains as the second most competitive in Latin America according to the Global Competitiveness Index from the World Economic Forum. Panama's jungle is home to an abundance of tropical plants, animals and birds – some of them to be found nowhere else in the world. Currently the country has assumed the challenge of expanding its strategic canal, is building a modern subway and its tourism industry is flourishing.

We have chosen the City of Knowledge as the host venue  of this event for its location, its facilities and its history. Just a few minutes from downtown Panama City, City of Knowledge is strategically located across from the Panama Canal. Some 120 hectares and more than 200 buildings of what was once the Clayton military base are now home to a booming international community established for the purpose of business, academic, scientific, and humanistic collaboration. The objective is human and sustainable development based on knowledge.  A nonprofit organization that manages the City of Knowledge with high standards of quality and lot of human warmth.

We look forward to seeing you all at the Symposium in 2014!

A 15% discount is available with the official airline of the event:

Use Discount Code (Tour Code): C5682
Buy your ticket online at:

Copa airlines flies  in the americas to 66 destinations in 29 countries in North, Central, South America and the Caribbean, and the airline has a strategic alliance with United Airlines. COPA AIRLINES  is also member of Star Alliance.

KLM-offers daily flights from Amsterdan to Panama City, Republic of Panama and conects to all world destination from Amsterdan Hub.

More info at: FAQ.



"When Iain Chalmers was Director of the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, I was employed there as his Administrator from 1982 to 1993. When Iain left that Unit to establish the Cochrane Centre in Oxford, I moved there with him as Administrator of the Pregnancy and Childbirth Group. That position led to my becoming Administrator of The Cochrane Collaboration a few years later. The best thing in my life is my daughter Daisy (now aged 24). The second best thing is to have experienced a thoroughly fulfilling and enjoyable career for the past twenty years, thanks to my Cochrane 'family' around the world." 

Message sent by email from UK on March 23, 2014. Jini Hetherington.