Abstract Submission for GIN 2021 is now closed.

The themes for 2021 are:

  1. Innovative guideline implementation (includes format, content, delivery, platforms, strategies, interventions, tools)
    1. Implementability – optimizing content and format so that guidelines are implementable
    2. Contextualization – tailoring content, format and delivery so that guidelines are relevant
    3. Dissemination – novel means of sharing guidelines with different audiences for different purposes including formats, tools, digital versions, etc.
    4. Implementation – novel theoretical and practical approaches, strategies and interventions for implementing guidelines
    5. Approaches for evaluating implementation and use of guidelines – Quality indicators or measures, evaluation methods, etc.
  1. Guidelines with and for users (includes engaging users in guideline development and developing guidelines that engage users in person-centered care) *where users refer to patients/family and healthcare workers, not just physicians.
    1. Approaches for engaging stakeholders in the guideline lifecycle – guideline development panels, surveys, interviews, focus groups, etc.
    2. Strategies for incorporating stakeholder perspectives – consensus methods, voting, etc. to ensure that needs and preferences influence guideline content and recommendations
    3. Reporting stakeholder involvement – transparent and explicit description in guidelines of methods used to collect stakeholder preferences, description of those preferences, and how they influenced guideline content and recommendations
    4. Supporting person-centered care – Characteristics of and uses for guidelines in supporting person-centered care, patient-provider communication, and shared decisions
    5. Methods and practices to develop and define the scope of a guideline that reflects the needs of all users)
  1. Advancing sustainability (innovations in guideline development that are resource-sensitive, avoid waste and duplication of effort through collaboration, and define methods and limits for living guidelines)
    1. Living guidelines / living systematic reviews – optimizing processes in guidelines development to facilitate updates with new relevant evidence. Existing methods in living guidelines and limitations.
    2. Updating strategies – building on strategies/approaches to facilitate updates of existing guidelines.
    3. Collaboration – avoiding duplication and waste, how can existing networks facilitate collaboration? Collaboration experiences and methods in emergencies.
    4. Adaptation – adapt, adopt or de novo development of guidelines, what are cost implications? What are practice implications?
    5. Conflict of interest management – evolution of CoI within GIN, including current recommendations and their implications for GIN members
    6. Advances in guideline development – innovation in guidelines development including use of software and AI in guidelines development and implementation; including innovation in emergencies.
    7. Challenges and solutions in resource-constrained settings, including constrained resources resulting from emergencies/pandemics
  1. Relevance to context and current events (development and implementation strategies that address contextual factors or rapidly evolving evidence, and respond to health care emergencies)
    1. Using different sources of evidence for guidelines development, evidence rich versus evidence dearth contexts including evidence dearth in emergencies.
    2. Dealing with preprint papers
    3. Rapid reviews – how rapid reviews compete with full SRs for guidelines recommendations, diversity, useability, experiences. Role of rapid reviews in emergencies/pandemics
    4. Sharing knowledge – capacity building needs?
    5. Guidelines development leadership in emergencies
  1. Other

Information on the submission process:

  • Abstracts should have a 250-word limit
  • You will be required to submit any CoI when submitting your abstract
  • Headings are required for abstracts
  • No Scientific Symbols, Tables or Diagrams are allowed
  • There is no requirement for Full Papers
  • The review process will take place 16th August & 6th September
  • Authors must register by 20th September to be included into the programme
  • The Scientific Committee Vice Chair will allocate the abstracts to Reviewers
  • Abstracts are peer reviewed.
  • An Abstract Book with successful abstracts will be published
  • Abstract Submission Type – free text box method

Presentation Types: 

  • Oral (10 min + 5 min Q&A)
  • Poster
  • Workshop (interactive)
  • Panel Session (up to 5 Presenters + Q&A)

Abstract Headings:

  • Background / objective / methods / results / discussion for scientific abstracts
  • Background / objective / methods and future prospects for project presentations
  • Background / objective / format (including interactive elements) for workshops
  • Background / objective / content of presentations for panel sessions

Key Dates

Abstract Submission & Registration open  7 June 2021
Abstract closes 18 July 2021
Notification of Abstract acceptance 6 September 2021
Conference 25-27 October

Terms & Conditions

The submission of an abstract indicates an understanding of the following rules for participation in the conference.

  • All author(s) approve submitting this work for presentation.
  • The author(s) transfer(s) all copyright ownership of the named abstract to GIN 2021 Conference.
  • The author(s) agree(s) to materially confine their presentations to information in the abstract if accepted for presentation. If an author has more than one abstract accepted, each presentation will be materially confined to the information in the abstract selected for the authors about the status of the abstract.
  • Submission of the abstract constitutes consent of all authors of the abstract to publication (e.g, GIN website, programmes and other promotions).
  • All authors of the abstract warrant and represent that they either are the sole owners of or have all necessary rights to sublicense all the information and content in the abstract provided to GIN and its organisers, and that publication of the abstract does not infringe any rights, including but not limited to, intellectual property rights, or of any third parties.
  • GIN 2021 reserves the right to remove from any publication any abstract that does not comply with the above.

Please direct all registration enquiries to: gin2021@g-i-n.net