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G-I-N Conference 2012

Guidelines International Network

22.08 - 25.08.2012, Berlin

Tailoring guideline methods education to the needs of the developer

Meeting Abstract

  • J. Rogers - Centre for Effective Practice, Toronto, Canada
  • V. Palda - Centre for Effective Practice, Toronto, Canada; Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada
  • D. Sadowski - Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, Edmonton, Canada
  • N. Shehata - Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada
  • K. Lang-Robertson - Centre for Effective Practice, Toronto, Canada

Guidelines International Network. G-I-N Conference 2012. Berlin, 22.-25.08.2012. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2012. DocO63

doi: 10.3205/12gin095, urn:nbn:de:0183-12gin0956

Published: July 10, 2012

© 2012 Rogers et al.
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Background and Description:We have developed and continue to execute an educational intervention targeted to Clinical Practice Guideline Developers in Canada. The Clinical Practice Guidelines Institute (CPGI) and its Collaborative Learning and Seminar Series (CLASS) were developed to meet the growing need to support CPG developers and their panels.

It is a participatory workshop designed to close the knowledge-to-practice gap by equipping developers with the capacity and skills needed to produce, share, promote and evaluate evidence-based CPGs. It also presents an opportunity to better understand the stand criteria and willingness for accreditation of guideline developers.

Through this work we have identified critical process steps including:

Conducting a needs assessments to inform curriculum;
Developing a core curriculum that aims to improve the knowledge and skills specific to recent developments in CPG and Implementation Science;
A 'mock-guideline' development exercise supporting interactivity between participants;
Tailoring the curriculum to the needs of the participants or organizations;
Fostering collaboration between participants and organizations.

Objectives: The purpose of the workshop at G-I-N is to provide data on the educational and strategic needs developers have expressed and their level of satisfaction with the intervention.

Target Group:We will offer our insights and process points to those interested in offering similar education/training support in their country/jurisdiction. We are also keen to share templates and curriculum with those interested to collaborate internationally!