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G-I-N Conference 2012

Guidelines International Network

22.08 - 25.08.2012, Berlin

Guideline adaptation: different methods, different experiences, mapping a way forward

Meeting Abstract

  • S. Phillips - Therapeutic Guidelines Ltd, Melbourne, Australia
  • J. Burgers - Dutch College of General Practitioners, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • A. Stein - Universidade Federal de Ciencias da Saude, Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • M. Eugenia Esandi - Instituto de Investigaciones Epidemiologicas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • A. Scott - Institute of Health Economics, Edmonton, Canada
  • A. Fitzgerald - New Zealand Guidelines Group, Wellington, New Zealand
  • M. Remy-Stockinger - Guidelines International Network, c/o German Agency For Quality In Medicine, Berlin, Germany
  • C. Khan - German Agency For Quality In Medicine, Berlin, Germany

Guidelines International Network. G-I-N Conference 2012. Berlin, 22.-25.08.2012. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2012. DocPS07

doi: 10.3205/12gin019, urn:nbn:de:0183-12gin0192

Veröffentlicht: 10. Juli 2012
Veröffentlicht mit Erratum: 31. Juli 2012

© 2012 Phillips et al.
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Background: Guideline adaptation is a topic of high interest among guideline developers and implementers because it aims to reduce the time and cost of developing guidelines. In 2011, the G-I-N Adaptation working group was established, including 31 individuals from 19 countries, and a smaller steering group was also formed. The Adaptation Working Group aims are to support methods for efficient guideline development using existing guidelines, refine the adaptation resource toolkit and provide support and training in guideline adaptation.

Objectives: To provide opportunities for panel members and conference participants to exchange experiences with guideline adaptation and to provide a forum for discussing lessons learned and ideas for improvements in guideline adaptation methods.

Target group: Individuals and organisations interested in guideline adaptation and in investigating opportunities for reducing duplication of efforts. The panel session is relevant to participants with varying degrees of experience in guideline adaptation, and varying levels of resources.

Description of the panel session: We will present several examples of guideline adaptation from different countries using various methodologies and an update of activities and plans to improve guideline adaptation methods. Speakers will discuss facilitators and barriers and how these could be addressed in improvements to guideline adaptation methodologies. Strategies to diffuse and promote the use of adaptation methods, particularly in non-English and Low and Middle Income countries will be discussed. Feedback from the audience will be facilitated in order to highlight other relevant issues or comments on the panel's suggestions for a way forward.


Instead of C. Khan, S. Weinbrenner was first listed as author.