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8th G-I-N Conference: "Linking evidence, policy, and practice"

Seoul 2011 postcardLocation: Seoul, Korea - the first G-I-N Conference in Asia

Date: 28-31 August 2011.

Plenary sessions

Linking evidence to practice: guidelines and alternatives

  • Tsuguya Fukui (Japan):"Quality improvement by measuring and disclosing quality indicators"
  • Gillian Leng (UK): "How effective are national strategies for getting evidence in practice?"
  • Dave Davis (US): "The hidden intervention: using an effective educational strategy to ensure the uptake of best evidence in practice"

Guidance in the absence of evidence: what can – and cannot – be done?

  • Paul Glasziou (Australia): "When are randomised trials not needed?"
  • Nicola Magrini (Italy): "How to make weak recommendations more transparent: what we have learnt from the use of GRADE"
  • Hans Messersmith (Canada): "What do you do when you have done all the easy stuff? – Developing guidelines in the absence of good quality evidence"

Adapting guidelines for resource-constrained settings

  • Zulma Ortiz (Argentina): "Building capacity in clinical guidelines adaptation: lessons learned from Latino-American countries"
  • Leonila Dans (Philippines): "Experiences in the Philippines: Adapting the essential newborn care guidelines: failures and successes"
  • Karen Daniels (South Africa): "Translating evidence into policies and guidelines: findings from 3 southern African countries"

Sustainable guidelines: maintaining relevance to health policy

  • Ken Kuo (Taiwan): "Policy priority in sustaining guideline development"
  • Lisa Askie (Australia): "International collaboration, individual patient data and prospective meta-analysis - the best evidence base for sustainable guidelines"
  • Ilkka Kunnamo (Finland): "Implementing guidelines on populations by means of clinical decision support"

Promoting quality of evidence and guidelines in the international community

  • Tamara Kredo (South Africa): "Agreement and Alignment - guidelines for five priority diseases in the Southern African Development Community"
  • Richard Shiffman (USA): "Can the New IOM Standards for Guideline Development Improve Guideline Quality?”
  • Philip van der Wees, G-I-N Chair 2010-2011: "Promoting quality of evidence and guidelines: what is G-I-N's role?"

Parallel sessions

Sincere thanks to the submitters of the 212 abstracts received! The Scientific Committee has now carefully reviewed and graded all of them and is now in the process of making decisions on acceptance as well as designing the about 30 parallel sessions. Abstract submitters should receive a notification by the end of the month.

Pre-conference courses

Join us for a one day practical introduction to the art and science of implementing evidence-based practice and guidelines with experts who have both developed and implemented guidelines. During the course you will:

    • explore and understand the process for implementation through:
      • identifying barriers and enablers,
      • selecting appropriate interventions, and
      • selecting measures to demonstrate practice change
    • start developing a plan for implementation
    • network and share practical experience with experts in the implementation of guidelines.

Over the course of the day we will draw on real examples from emergency care and primary care.  All participants will be encouraged to work on and develop a practical implementation plan for their own evidence-based projects which will meet the needs of policy makers, health practitioners, patients and consumers. The course will be led by Heather Buchan, Sue Huckson and Catherine Marshall, with Dave Davis and Sue Phillips as invited speakers.

For more information please download the flyer:

  • 28 August: GRADE


Register now and save! Early registration end on 6 June 2011

We are pleased to announce that, for the first year, G-I-N is offering special fees for participants from lower income countries.

Fees Seoul 2011

* Includes the gala dinner

** Asia-Pacific Evidence-Based Medicine Network

*** Based on World Bank Classification

**** “Consumer” is used to address all groups of lay people (people who are not healthcare professionals, nor G-I-N member) who contribute to or could potentially contribute to evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. This includes people who have a condition or disability relevant to guidelines in use, in development or in need of development, or being  implemented. It also includes people such as family and friends who provide unpaid care for them. And, it includes individuals from organisations representing consumers interests, including voluntary sector or non-governmental organisations. Synonyms of consumer include 'patients', 'carers'  'Consumer advocates', 'service user', 'user representative' or 'patient representative'.


To register please go to:

In the next issue of enGINe we will present the plenary speakers and provide further information on the programme. To learn more about the conference and Seoul please visit the G-I-N website or the conference website:


9th G-I-N Conference

Germany.jpgWe are pleased to announce that three very good expressions of interest to host the 2012 annual conference were received. G-I-N extends gratitude and thanks to all for their efforts and involvement. After a thorough examination of the proposal the Board decided that the 9th G-I-N Conference will take place in Berlin, Germany in August 2012.


External events

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