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Session 2: Rapid Guideline Development

Session 2: Rapid Guideline Development

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  • Sep 30, 2020
  • 16:00 pm
  • Zoom
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  • 2:00 hours
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A recording of the webinar can be found on our YouTube Channel.




Tamara Kredo

Tamara Kredo - Senior Specialist Scientist at Cochrane South Africa, based at the South African Medical Research Council. She is a medical doctor with a specialist qualification in Clinical Pharmacology, and PhD in public health.

She works in the field of evidence-informed healthcare in particular evidence synthesis and knowledge translation. Her research includes exploring the South African primary care guideline landscape and developing partnerships for enhancing guideline activities in South Africa. Additional fields of interest include enhancing regional clinical trial transparency through the Pan African Clinical Trials Registry ( and supporting learning initiatives for evidence-informed decision-making in South Africa and the African region through her affiliation with Stellenbosch University and work of the Cochrane African Network.


Christine Laine

Christine Laine, MD, MPH, FACP - Christine is Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Internal Medicine and  Senior Vice President of the American College of Physicians. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine and remains active in patient care and teaching at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Laine graduated, with a double major in biology and writing, from Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y.

 She received her medical degree from State University of New York at Stony Brook and completed residency training in internal medicine at The New York Hospital (Cornell University), and a fellowship in general internal medicine and clinical epidemiology at Beth Israel Hospital (Harvard University). Dr. Laine earned her Master of Public Health degree, with a concentration in quantitative methods and clinical epidemiology, at Harvard University.

Dr. Laine is active in the world of medical journalism and holds leadership positions in the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, the Council of Science Editors, and the World Association of Medical Editors. She has been instrumental in the development of editorial policy about issues such as authorship, conflicts of interest, transparent reporting of research, and clinical trial data sharing.



Miloslav KlugarAdj. Assoc. Prof. Dr Miloslav Klugar - Miloslav Klugar is Director and founder of the Czech National Centre for Evidence-Based Healthcare and Knowledge translation and its three pillars which are Cochrane Czech Republic, The Czech Republic EBHC centre; JBI centre of Excellence and Masaryk University GRADE Centre.

Centres are hosted at Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Czech Republic. He is also adjunct Associate Professor of Public Health, at Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide, Australia.

Miloslav is focused on the development, implementation, advocacy and teaching of Evidence-Based Healthcare, especially on the evidence synthesis and clinical practice guidelines.

He is a member of several international method groups of Joanna Briggs Institute, GRADE Working Group, Cochrane and Guidelines International Network.  (E.G. Diagnostic test accuracy, Public Health, Umbrella reviews, Rapid reviews, Evidence to Decision Frameworks, Guideline Updating, Guideline Adaptation, etc.)

As a member of JBI GRADE centre, is Miloslav focused on the implementation and improvement of GRADE methods within systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines. Miloslav is authorised representative of Czech Health Research Council at Guidelines International Network, and he is also Head methodologist within the project of Czech Health Research Council, Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic and Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic with name “Clinical Practice Guidelines”.


Paul ChrispPaul Chrisp - Paul has been with NICE since 2009, where he was responsible for setting up the Institute’s accreditation programme for guideline developers, and more recently was Programme Director of the Medicines and Technologies Programme. Before joining NICE, Paul spent over 20 years in international medical publishing and communications, focusing on evidence to aid healthcare decision making and the adoption of new medicines.


Reem MustafaDr Reem Mustafa - Reem Mustafa is a clinical nephrologist who is very interested and formally trained in research with a Masters degree in Public Health and a PhD degree in Health Research Methodology/Clinical Epidemiology. She is the Director of Outcomes and Implementation Research Unit at the university of Kansas Medical Center. Dr Mustafa’s research interest focuses on the application of principles of evidence-based medicine in clinical and public health decision-making. She is especially interested in decision-making regarding healthcare related tests and diagnostic strategies; challenges and suggested solutions, which included the use of models when direct evidence is lacking.

She has extensive experience in the development and assessment of clinical practice guidelines through her work with The GRADE working group and she serves on the GRADE Guidance Group. She has been involved with multiple guideline development groups internationally through the World Health Organization (WHO), the American Society of Haematology (ASH), American College of Physicians (ACP) among others. She is a co-founder of the U.S. GRADE network and the Evidence Foundation which mission is to support initiatives in evidence-based health care through training, mentorship, education, and collaboration with multiple stakeholders.


Waleed AlhazzaniDr Waleed Alhazzani - Waleed is an intensivist, gastroenterologist, and methodologist. He is an associate professor of medicine at McMaster University, Canada.

Dr Alhazzani is the lead methodologist on several international prominent practice guidelines including the surviving sepsis campaign (SSC) guidelines and the SSC COVID-19 guidelines. Dr Alhazzani led many clinical practice guidelines with professional societies such as SCCM, ESICM, ACCP, and ATS. He is the chair of the guidelines in intensive care, development, and evaluation (GUIDE) Group, and academic group that provide methodological support for guideline development in the field of critical care medicine.

Dr Alhazzani is the chair of practice guidelines chapter under the Saudi Critical Care Society.

 Dr Alhazzani published more than 130 research articles, he is a CIHR-funded clinical trialist, and an expert in systematic reviews and practice guideline development.



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