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Seoul 2011

Seoul 2011 postcardThe 8th G-I-N Conference will take place in Seoul, Korea - the first in Asia- on 28-31 August 2011. We will be located at the Inchon Hall, Korea University.

The theme of the conference is “Linking evidence, policy, and practice”.

Mark your calendars:

  • Online abstract submission is open. Deadline is 14 February 2011
  • Registration will start early February 2011
  • Pre-conference workshops will take place on 28 August 2011

The scientific committee is working hard to develop a fantastic programme of plenary and parallel sessions.

The 5 foreseen plenary sessions are:

Linking evidence to practice: guidelines and alternatives

  • Tsuguya Fukui (Japan)
  • Gillian Leng (UK)
  • Ian Graham (Canada)

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

  • Paul Glasziou (Australia)
  • Nicola Magrini (Italy)
  • To be confirmed

Adapting guidelines for resource-constrained settings

  • Zulma Ortiz (Argentina)
  • Leonila Dans (Philippines)
  • Karen Daniels (South Africa)

Sustainable guidelines: maintaining relevance to health policy

  • Ken Kuo (Taiwan)
  • Lisa Askie (Australia)
  • To be confirmed

Promoting quality of evidence and guidelines: what is G-I-N's role?

  • Tamara Kredo (South Africa)
  • Rick Schiffman (USA)
  • G-I-N Trustee

Abstract submissions

Abstract submissions are encouraged until 14 February for the following: interactive workshops, parallel panel sessions, brief presentations and posters (scientific presentation and best practice/successful programme). In addition from some of the usual topics some specific tracks have been developed in relation with this year’s conference. View the tracks for abstract submission by visiting the G-I-N website.

Online abstract submissions have to be made directly on the conference website (

Registration fees

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'.


Watch this space in the coming issues of enGINe for more information on the programme and deadlines. To learn more about the conference and Seoul please visit the conference pages on the G-I-N website or the conference website:


External events

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Page last updated: Jan 25, 2011
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