G-I-N COVID-19 pit stop webinars, featuring members of the Cochrane community

Next week, the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N), an official Cochrane partner, will hold a series of online panels on guideline development and implementation – a ‘pitstop in the COVID-19 marathon’ for the guideline community.

The webinars (which will take place via Zoom) will focus on issues related to evidence synthesis and their impact on health recommendations and guidelines that have achieved much greater attention during the COVID-19 pandemic than perhaps ever before.

Several members of the Cochrane community, including Cochrane Editor in Chief, Dr Karla Soares-Weiser, will be participating. Karla will speak at Session 1 on September 30 (full schedule below), which focuses on issues related to preprints – including quality, and integration in systematic reviews and guidelines.

More information about the sessions and how to register are below.

Session 1: Quality of evidence for guidelines and recommendations

30/09/2020 10:00-12 noon (UK Time) (see time in your time zone)

Speakers: Christine Laine (Annals of Internal Medicine), Stuart Spencer (The Lancet), Karla Soares-Weiser(Cochrane) and Gerd Antes (Cochrane Germany)

Moderated by Holger Schünemann (GIN Scientific Committee, McMaster University).

Session 2: Rapid guideline development

30/09/2020 16:00-18:00 (UK Time) (see time in your time zone)

Speakers: Reem Mustafa (University of Kansas Healthcare System), Paul Chrisp (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence), Miloslav Klugar (Czech National Centre for Evidence-Based Healthcare), Waleed Al-Hazani (Surving Sepsis guidelines, McMaster University) & Adam Cuker (VTE guidelines and COVID).

Moderated by Christine Laine (Annals of Internal Medicine) & Tamara Kredo (Cochrane South Africa).

Session 3: Recommendation mapping

1/10/2020 14:00-16:00 (UK Time) (see time in your time zone)

Speakers: Tamara Kredo (Cochrane South Africa), Dennis Falzon (WHO), John Grove (WHO) & Zach Munn (Joanna Briggs Institute).

Moderated by Miloslav Klugar (Czech National Centre for Evidence-Based Healthcare) & Markus Follmann (German Cancer Society).

Session 4: Living Recommendations

2/10/2020 14:00-16:00 (UK Time) (see time in your time zone)

Speakers: Elie Akl (AUB Lebanon), Julian Elliot (Cochrane), Lisa Paddle (Public Health Agency of  Canada), Marina Salvadori (Public Health Agency of Canada), Matthew Tunis (Public Health  Agency of Canada) & Ole Wiechmann (Robert Koch Institute).

Moderated by Holger Schunemann (GIN Scientific Committee, McMaster University), Rodrigo Pardo (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá) & Eddy Lang (University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services).


All sessions are free for G-I-N members; there is a £25 registration fee for non-members (or £75 to register for all four sessions).

Learn more and register on the G-I-N website.