The establishment of the seven GIN Regional Communities has been driven by our members, keen to have opportunities to collaborate, reduce duplication of effort and learn from members in their own region, under the umbrella of GIN. They each have a steering committee and are generally led by long standing, highly respected organisational members. As the members of the community are all in similar time zones, working and learning together is more easily achieved.
Non GIN members, including GIN partners may participate in a community for a period of up to one year, at which point they may continue their involvement if they join GIN.
Regional events, such as meetings or webinars will usually be open to non-members – where possible, they will be free to members.
As one of the Guideline International Network’s regional communities, GIN Africa enhances and promotes relationships between GIN and the African guideline community, interacts with other GIN regional communities and working groups and promotes membership of GIN.
Clinical guidelines are frontline tools that help healthcare service providers to be more efficient in-patient care. Because guidelines are usually evidence informed, it helps bring evidence to the patient’s bedsides which would have been otherwise searched for by the clinician.
Aims & Objectives
GIN Africa is a regional community of clinical practice guideline developers, users and other stakeholders from the African continent who are interested in improving the effectiveness, rigor and efficiency of guideline development, adaptation, dissemination, implementation, and performance measurement. Through a series of educational webinars, regional training conferences, social media and special events, GIN Africa facilitates discussion, partnerships, collaboration and ongoing information sharing within the African guideline community.As one of the Guideline International Network’s regional communities, GIN Africa enhances and promotes relationships between GIN and the African guideline community, interacts with other GIN regional communities and working groups, encourages membership in GIN.
How to join?
If you are interested in joining GIN Africa, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chair: Etienne Ngeh
Vice Chair: Penka Marthe
Welcome to the GIN Arab Regional Community web pages. With the movement towards evidence-based health care and accreditation of health care institutions, many of the Arab countries have become increasingly interested in clinical practice guidelines as the way to provide evidence-based health care and thereby satisfying the accreditation standards. GIN, as the international body that connects all guidelines developers, implementers, researchers, students, and other stakeholders, has a pivotal role to play in pushing forwards this guideline activity throughout the region.
The Arab states occupy an area stretching from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the Arabian Sea in the east, and from the Mediterranean Sea in the north to the Horn of Africa and the Indian Ocean in the southeast. The Arab world has a combined population of around 422 million people, with over half under 25 years of age. The 22 Arab countries (members of the Arab league) in alphabetical order are: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Despite the similarities and differences in the disease morbidity patterns and health care systems in these countries, the use of clinical practice guidelines has never been a feature in the delivery of health care resulting in a wide variation of practice.
How to join
To find out more about joining the GIN Arab Regional Community please email email@example.com
Chair: Samia Al-Habib
GIN Asia is a community that consists of countries in Far East Asia, including Peoples Republic of China, Japan, Republic of Korea, and Singapore. This region has a total population of 2.5 billion, all affected by clinical practice guidelines.
GIN Asia was established in April 2016.
To join the GIN Asia Regional Community, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair:Myeong Soo Lee
GIN member organisations and individuals in Australia and New Zealand are encouraged to join GIN’s regional community. Participation is also open to other organisations and individuals in Australia and New Zealand, as well as the nearby Asia and Pacific region.
The GIN ANZ Regional Community acts as a means to disseminate information and promote collaboration in guideline development across the region. We offer a quarterly newsletter, listserv, and a webpage of resources to engage the community.
Benefits of joining:
You can subscribe to our mailing list as a non-member to get acquainted with our activities, which we hope will convince you to become an active GIN member. GIN membership confers significant benefits that include access to resources, working groups (including GIN ANZ), guideline development tools, a newsletter, and the ability to add your guidelines free of charge to the GIN International Guideline library.
Full members can interact and network with the international GIN community to exchange ideas, receive advice and avoid duplicating efforts.
If you are interested in joining this group, email email@example.com
Chair: Kelvin Hill
The Iberoamerican region is a community, whose members are the Portuguese and Spanish- speaking nations of the Americas and Europe, which share an oral, linguistic, and historical tradition. The countries include Spanish-speaking countries in North, Central, and South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela, the Portuguese-speaking country of Brazil, and the Iberian Peninsula countries Spain and Portugal.
There is a remarkable collaborative work within the Iberoamerican organisations in order to promote health through the development of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, the creation of national programs such as: AUGE of Chile, National Program of Colombia, CENETEC of Mexico, Foundation IHCAI of Costa Rica, and new initiatives in Peru, Brazil, Salvador, and Uruguay with the support of PAHO.
A unique feature, which confer these initiatives high potential, is the involvement of higher education institutions such as Universidad Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Universidad de Chile, Academia Nacional de Medicina Argentina, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Universidad de Sevilla and Universidade de Lisboa among several other elite universities.
The region accounts a total population of 648,887,749.
Provide a regional network for guideline users, developers, researchers, implementers, organisational stakeholders and other individual, to form partnerships and discuss regional guideline issues and evidence-based practice in the Iberoamerican region.
To find out more about joining please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair: Wanderley Bernardo
In GIN Nordic, we have established a permanent forum for cooperation where we meet twice a year. We share a common foundation in methodology, with small differences, and we all have an interest in broadening cooperation across our countries. We are continually working on how to share data and enhance cooperation between our countries.
The Nordic Regional Community is open to all individual or organisational GIN members interested in the aims below. The Nordic countries include Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
How to Join?
GIN members who are interested in joining should email: email@example.com
Chair: Raija Sipila
As one of the Guideline International Network’s regional communities, GIN/NA enhances and promotes relationships between GIN and the North American guideline community, interacts with other GIN regional communities and workgroups, encourages membership in GIN.
The exploratory session for GIN North America was held in Chicago at the 7th Annual GIN Conference in August 2010. About 100 attendees expressed universal enthusiasm and support for establishing a North American community.
Challenges faced by guideline developers, users and other stakeholders are not necessarily unique, but there are specific issues that currently impact the North American community. These include (a) heterogeneous guideline processes with minimal regional or national oversight, (b) guideline development by diverse professional medical societies, groups, and organisations, (c) region-specific guideline development standards that have broad implications for guideline processes and publication, (d) common concerns about funding and support, and (e) a regional desire to communicate and share best practices.
Chair: Maria Michaels