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G-I-N 2012

Some highlights in anticipation of G-I-N 2012.

G-I-N 2012: "Global Evidence - International Diversity"

Be part of the conference, submit an abstract

Abstracts submission is open and we encourage all of you to submit your abstracts for a short oral presentation, workshop, poster or panel session.

To view the tracks and guidelines to prepare your abstracts visit:

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Deadline for abstracts submissions is 10 February 2012 midnight.

Discover the programme: foreseen plenary sessions and knowledgeable speakersG-I-N 2012 postcard front.jpg

International experts in fields relevant to guidelines will be presenting in five plenary sessions. The Scientific Committee has been busy these past months working on the plenary sessions and we would like to give a short preview.

  • 10 years of G-I-N: Lessons learned and future vision.

The opening plenary will be dedicated to the Network itself with an interactive podium discussion where past and present G-I-N Chairs and vice-chairs are invited to take part.

  • One guideline methodology for all?

Lectures will provide an overview of the DECIDE project, new developments in GRADE and challenges in developing health systems recommendations.

  • Do guidelines make a difference?

This session will address prerequisites and results starting with the presentation of the G-I-N position paper on standards in guidelines. In addition, we look forward to hearing about the effects of guidelines on quality of care and patient outcomes from Jeremy Grimshaw (University of Ottawa, Canadian Cochrane Network and Centre). Finally, we look forward to being provided with insights into performance measures methodology presented by Joachim Szecsenyi (AQUA-Institute for Applied Quality Improvement and Research in Health Care, Goettingen, Germany).

  • Patient involvement in guideline development

This topic will include a systematic review on the topic patient involvement methodology, presentation of the toolkit developed by G-I-N PUBLIC and the patient perspective: experience being a patient representative in a guideline development group.

  • Knowledge Translation 2020

The closing plenary will look into the future addressing technical innovations, the concept of shared decision-making, patient decision aids and behavioural aspects of learning. We really look forward to hearing Sir Iain Chalmers in the closing lecture on barriers to implementation: research reporting bias and biased research agenda setting.

Please note that this program may still evolve as the Scientific Committee will further pursue its aim to create an exciting program looking for more enthusiastic and knowledgeable speakers.

More information will be provided during the coming months via the conference website, email and enGINe.

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Pre and post conference courses under development

After the success of the pre-conferences courses held in 2010 and 2011 G-I-N would like to pursue its educational efforts and propose new courses in 2012.

The G-I-N Board is investigating relevant themes in close collaboration with the Scientific Committee. These courses will be announced at a later date.

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Registration open: January 2012

Abstracts submissions close: 10 February 2012

Notifications of abstracts acceptance: 1 April 2012

Early registration ends: 30 April 2012

Conference: 22-25 August 2012

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Sponsorship opportunities

Are you interested in promoting your organization to the international guideline world?

While the scientific committee is working on the development of a stimulating program we would like to provide you with the opportunity to become sponsor and/or exhibitor at the conference.

With the success of the conference heavily reliant on financial support, we are asking you: Are you willing to sponsor the next G-I-N conference?

A full list of sponsorship opportunities is available on the conference website at

If you / your organization are not in a position to sponsor next year’s event, perhaps you have contacts who may. In such case, please forward any names or associations that you think may be interested in sponsoring the conference to who is managing the sponsorship for G-I-N 2012.


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We are looking forward to seeing you all in Berlin at the end of August 2012.



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