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Session 3: Recommendation Mapping

Session 3: Recommendation Mapping

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  • Oct 01, 2020
  • 14:00 pm
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  • 2:00 hours
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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”.


Markus Follman

Markus Follmann -Markus is dermatologist and holds master’s degrees in public health and Epidemiology. Currently he is head of the department Evidence based Medicine and Guidelines at the German Cancer Society and coordinates the German Guideline Program in Oncology (GGPO).

In this position he supports the guideline groups and teaches evidence-based medicine and guideline methodology. He has a strong interest in bringing together the world of guideline developers and quality management.

The GGPO has established a process for developing and upgrading guideline-based performance measures. Markus is active member of the Guidelines International Network (Performance Measures Working Group), the GRADE Working Group and the German Network for Evidence based medicine.

He is vice-chair of methodology of the Guideline Development Group of the European Commission Initiative of Breast Cancer (ECIBC) and member of the European Joint Action ‘Innovative Partnership for Action Against Cancer’ (iPAAC).


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.


Zach Munn

Associate Professor Zachary Munn - Zachary is an advocate for evidence-based healthcare and ensuring patients receive the best care possible based on the best available evidence. He is the director of the Transfer Science program of the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) and a systematic review and guideline development methodologist.

JBI is an evidence-based healthcare research institute working towards a vision of the world in which the best available evidence is used to inform decision making at the point of care globally. JBI hosts the Joanna Briggs Collaboration, a network of 80 centres and groups with thousands of people contributing to this vision across the globe.

Zachary is an active member of the G-I-N Australia & New Zealand regional steering group and the G-I-N Tech group. He is also the Director of the JBI Adelaide GRADE Centre, the first in Australia. 

In his role as a G-I-N Tech steering group member and as a product owner of JBI software (JBI SUMARI), A/Prof Munn is very familiar with the various tools available for systematic review and clinical guideline development and has been involved in the development of these tools. He understands how they can contribute to trustworthy clinical guideline development whilst still maintaining relevancy and currency, and where their use can optimise a digital and trustworthy evidence ecosystem.


Zach MunnDennis Falzon - Dennis is a Medical Officer at the World Health Organization Global TB Programme.  He is also the team lead for Tuberculosis prevention, research and innovation at the WHO Global TB Programme.  Involved in the development of TB policy guidance, monitoring of uptake and disease surveillance and has an interest in the translation of research to policy, application of digital health to TB prevention and care, advocacy and technical assistance.  Dennis is currently engaged in the drive towards continued expansion of TB services during the pandemic response.




Zach Munn

Dr. John Grove - John became the first director of Quality Assurance for Norms & Standards (QNS) on July 1, 2019 at WHO, Headquarters in the new Science Division announced in March 2019. He is establishing and leading functions and assurance services for all WHO global norms and standards products, and oversees the WHO Press, and WHO Global Library and Digital Information Services. Prior, he was director of the Department of Information, Evidence and Research (IER), overseeing global health statistics, monitoring and evaluation, applied ethics, research coordination, and guidelines development.  He joined WHO on 1 September 2017.

Before joining WHO, Dr. Grove was Deputy Director for Evidence and Policy in the MNCH team at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).  He was responsible for the investment portfolio on evidence and research and also worked within the organization to set strategy and guide related health analytics, in addition to being a representative on evidence and policy with the foundation’s external partners, including the UN system. He also served on the global health strategy team in the Office of the President and worked across HIV, TB, pneumonia, diarrhea, and immunization teams on strategy development and evaluation.

Prior to BMGF, Dr. Grove was with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for 8 years in team lead and section chief roles based in Tanzania (Dar es Salaam), Zambia (Lusaka), and Cote d’Ivoire (Abidjan) supervising disease surveillance, program monitoring and evaluation, health informatics, nurse, lab, and medical training programs, and as a lead US diplomat with host country governments on technical assistance and resource negotiation.

Past affiliations include director and analyst roles at the Public Health Institute (Berkeley, CA), the David and Lucile Packard Foundation (Los Altos, CA), the Futures Group International (Wash., DC) and consulting for the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health Services. He holds a PhD in health services research from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, a Masters in applied anthropology from the University of San Francisco, and a Bachelors’ in International Relations from Kent State University. 

He has authored several peer reviewed articles, book chapters, and reviews.

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