Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who can attend?

Q: Who can attend the Global Evidence Summit?
A: We encourage anyone who has an interest in evidence production, systematic reviews, research synthesis, and evidence-informed policy and practice to attend the 2021 Global Evidence Summit. 

Q: Can my spouse, partner or carer attend?
A: Yes. Anyone wishing to attend the Summit must pay a registration fee. There are social events and tours that an accompanying person can participate in during the Summit. Tickets are sold on a first-come first-served basis. These options are available during registration and payment.

Q: Are there child-minding services available at or near the Summit venue?
A: We are not planning to provide child-minding services.

Travelling to Prague

Q: I’m not a European citizen. Do I need special documentation to enter the Czech Republic to attend this conference?
A: Visit this website for more information regarding entry requirements by country/territory.


Q: Can I pay my registration fee at the Summit?
A: The events team will have a credit card terminal onsite to process any last minute payments.

Q: Is the registration fee refundable?
A: Conference registration cancellations received in writing before Friday 13 August 2021 will be refunded in full, less an administration fee. See Registration Guidelines for more details.

Q: I only plan on attending one day of the Summit. Can I pay for one day only?
A: Yes. Options for day registrations will be available via the online registration form.

Q: Several of my colleagues and I are registering for the Summit. Is there a special group rate?
A: No, but we can arrange a group invoice/bank transfer, if needed. Please contact us if you would like this option.

Abstract and workshop submissions

Q: I already have a Summit account. Can I reuse my e-mail and login information?
A: You will need to login using your Cochrane Account details. If you are new to Cochrane and do not have a Cochrane Account, you will be asked to create a new account.

Q: If I submit an abstract but do not receive a confirmation email, how will I know if it went through?
A: Log in to your Summit account and click ‘My submissions’ in the menu on the left side of the screen. This page will list any content you have submitted and will update you on its status. If your submission is not listed, please email contact@globalevidencesummit.org and ask for confirmation.

Q: If I miss the abstract submission deadline, will you accept late submissions?
A: No. The call for abstracts closes Wednesday 10 March. If you are unable to submit your abstract due to technical difficulties with the Summit website, please email contact@globalevidencesummit.org.

Q: If my abstract is accepted, but I can no longer attend the Summit, can I send someone to present in my place?
A: Yes. You have until 6 August to advise the event organisers of a substitute. Please email contact@globalevidencesummit.org if you are unable to present at the Summit.


Q: Will I receive Continuing Medical Education credits for attending the Summit?
A: No.

Q: Will I receive a certificate of attendance for the Summit?
A: Yes. Attendees will be able to download an attendance certificate from their Summit account, once the Summit is in progress.

Accommodation and getting around

Q: Do I need to book my own hotel room?
A: Yes. Attendees must arrange their own accommodation. Information about hotels and how to book accommodation can be found on the accommodation page.

Any other questions?

If you have a question that is not answered above, please email contact@globalevidencesummit.org.