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COVID-19 and the Challenge to Guidance - A Virtual Conference and Open Space Meeting

Guidelines International Network– North America and The New York Academy of Medicine -Section on Evidence Based Healthcare
Present E-GAPPS IV:
COVID-19 and the Challenge to Guidance
A Virtual Conference and Open Space Meeting
MARCH 23 & 24 2021


Evidence-based Guidelines Affecting Policy, Practice and Stakeholders IV (E-GAPPS IV) invites healthcare providers, representatives of the clinical practice guideline community, information specialists and healthcare consumers to engage in a two-day event exploring what shaped the responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in North America. It will explore the innovative approaches with which clinicians and guideline developers met the urgent need of evidence-informed clinical guidance amidst the chaos that accompanied the surges, and, new opportunities for collaboration between the guideline community and healthcare providers in preparation for future global crises.

Day 1: COVID-19 and the Challenge to Guidance Conference

Date: March 23 2021

Time: 1 pm to 5 pm EST (4 hours)

A traditional conference-style virtual event will kick off with introductory remarks by Michael Dowling, President & CEO of Northwell Health, NY Governor’s Covid Surge Planning Council, and will feature esteemed clinicians, guideline developers and consumers from Canada, Mexico and the United States, who will share their experiences, insight, learnings and future plans on the following panels:

An Unfamiliar Pandemic: Impact on the Frontline and our Health Systems

Ed Suh, MD (NY Presbyterian, Columbia University); Jose Luis Mayorga, MD (National Institute of Pediatrics & National University of Mexico); Marlene McHugh, NP (Montefiore Medical Center, Columbia University); Doris Grinspun, PhD (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario)

How Healthcare Providers and the Guideline Community Responded

Craig Robins, MD, MPH (Kaiser Permanente; GIN Board of Trustees); Samir Gupta, MD, MSc (Canadian  Thoracic Respiratory Guidelines Committee); Juan Carlos Vazquez Garcia, MD (Mexican National Institute for Respiratory Diseases); Adrienne Stevens, PhD (Cochrane Canada)


How Do We Prepare for the Next Pandemic?

Ivan Florez, MD, PhD (COVID-END COVID-19 Guidelines Group); Jerry Osheroff, MD (ACTS COVID-19 Knowledge Supply Chain); Cindy Brach, MPP (AHRQ); Dejuan Patterson, MPA (consumer advocate)

Each panel will be followed by a moderated audience Q&A.


Day 2: COVID-19 and the Challenge to Guidance Open Space Meeting

Date: March 24 2021

Time: 1 pm to 5 pm EST (4 hours)

On the second day of the event, with information, observations and potential lessons from Day 1, participants will actively engage in learning from each other while exploring new opportunities for collaboration in the ongoing pandemic as well as in preparation for future such global crises, in a virtual open space, peer-to-peer learning event led by professional facilitator Christi Zuber, PhD of Aspen Labs. In open space meetings, participants create and manage the agenda with parallel break out meetings around a central theme of importance. The day’s “igniter” will be Sandra Zelman Lewis, PhD, past Chair of GIN North America, President of EBQ Consulting.



Registration is now open for this event. Please pay via the Paypal portlet at the top of this page, ensuring you select the correct option for your desired attendance and member status. Registration details will be sent to you once payment is received.


A conference program will be emailed to you prior to the event. Your details will be shared with GIN-NA and NYAM upon registering.


Costs are as follows:

Day GIN members Non members
1 $20 $30
2 $25 $35




*Please note that Day 2 will be capped at 100 attendees to accommodate for effective implementation of the open space concept.


We look forward to seeing you at this virtual event! If you have any questions in the interim, please direct questions to



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