Registration Information

**Web site registration has now closed. You are able to register for this colloquium on site at the Pullman Hotel beginning from 7:00 am Sunday 30th October.** 

Registration fees
The following registration fees will be available:

  • Early registration (on and before 12 July 2012)
  • Regular registration (from 13 July 2012)
  • Low and middle income countries registration*
  • Consumer registration**
  • Student registration***
  • Day registration
  • 2-days registration
  • Student day registration


All costs listed are in New Zealand dollars and include New Zealand Goods and Services Tax of 15%.

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

** Consumer registration: A consumer is defined as someone whose primary role is a health consumer or health consumer advocate and is not a healthcare professional.

*** Student registration: For full time students. To benefit from the student fee, please send an email to including proof that you are a full time student (e.g. a confirmation of enrollment). Once the proof is verified you will receive instructions on how to register.

Onsite booking of full and day registration at the Colloquium venue from Sunday 30 September 2012 will be subject to availability.

Full registration includes:

  • Participation in all Colloquium sessions
  • Conference materials
  • All refreshments and lunches
  • Complimentary attendance at the Opening function on Sunday 30 September 2012, 19:00-22:00
  • Complimentary attendance at the Farewell party on Wednesday 3 October 2012, 19:00 - 23:30

Day registrations include:

  • Participation in all Colloquium sessions scheduled for the respective day
  • Conference materials
  • Refreshments and lunches on the respective day
  • Exclusively for the 30 September day registration: complimentary attendance at the Opening function
  • Exclusively for the 3 October day registration: Complimentary attendance at the Farewell party

Registration payment
Payment for Colloquium registration can be made by credit card (Visa and Mastercard). If you cannot pay by credit card, you may contact

Colloquium bags and identification badges
Delegates need to check in at the registration desk at the Colloquium venue to collect their bag and identification badge before attending any session. Identification badges are required for admission to all sessions, meals, Welcome Reception and Dinner, Cultural Show and Dancing.

Bags and badges will be available for collection at the registration desk at the Pullman Hotel from 30 September to 4 October, 7:00 to 18:00 daily.

Cancellation & replacement policy
Any registration amendments and/or cancellations must be notified in writing to the Meeting Managers, Convention Management (CM).  Conference registration cancellations received in writing before 31 August, 2012 will be refunded in full less an administrative fee of NZ$100.  Cancellations received after that date will not receive refunds. Substitute delegates are welcome without penalty, but please advise the Meeting Managers of any name changes. This is in line with the hotel policy we have previously listed. This policy has terms and conditions that are better for the delegates than the policy that is part of the hotel direct internet system which requires full immediate pre payment which is non refundable in the event of cancelling.

In the event that the meeting is cancelled by the organisers or CM, or by any reason of any factor outside the control of the Organisers or CM, the conference cannot take place; the amount of the Registration Fee shall be refunded, less an administrative fee of NZ$100. The liability of the Organisers and CM 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 Organisers nor CM shall be liable to refund any travel or hotel costs incurred by delegates or their organisations.  It follows that delegates and accompanying partners are advised to take out comprehensive insurance, including travel insurance.

Non payment of any invoice issued will be passed onto a collection agency. Any collection costs incurred will be the responsibility of the debtor.

Neither the Organising Committee of the Cochrane Collaboration Colloquium 2012 and its constituent members acting as organisers (known collectively as 'the Organisers'), nor Convention Management (CM), can accept any liability for death, injury, any loss, cost or expense suffered by any person (including accompanying persons or partners or attendant caregivers), if such loss is caused or results from the act, default or omission of any person other than an employee or agent of the Organisers or CM. In particular, neither the Organisers nor CM can accept any liability for losses arising from the provision or non-provision of services provided by hotel companies or transport operators. Nor can the Organisers or CM accept liability for losses suffered by reason of war including threat of war, riots and civil strife, terrorist activity, natural disasters, weather, fire, flood, drought, technical, mechanical or electrical breakdown within any premises visited by delegates and/or partners in connection with the meeting, nor losses suffered by reason of industrial disputes, governmental action, registrations or technical problems which may affect the services provided in connection with the meeting. Neither the Organisers nor CM is able to give any warranty that any particular will appear as a speaker or panellist.

Registration enquiries
If you have any additional questions about registering for the Colloquium or should the online registration fail to work, please contact:

Colloquium Secretariat
New Zealand Branch of the Australasian Cochrane Centre
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext. 89490 - Fax: +64 9 303 5969