Stakeholder Summit on Using Quality Systematic Reviews to Inform Evidence-based Guidelines (June 4 -5, 2009)

What is the current practice in using quality systematic reviews to inform evidence-based guidelines? Diverse groups producing systematic reviews and developing clinical guidelines will come together to learn from one another and to stimulate thinking about our work in new ways. They will share successes, pitfalls, current challenges and future opportunities for producing better evidence-based guidelines. Approaches to grading evidence, the critical importance of developing guidelines that are actionable, and the benefits of systematic reviewer/guideline developer collaborations will be strong themes. The question of what ensures a trusted guideline will be addressed from a consumer advocacy, government agency and international perspective.

June 4, 2009

Standards for systematic reviews: Part 1 - Internal needs and perspectives from the guidelines producers

  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation guidelines: Starting from scratch - Karen Robinson - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine



  • From systematic review to clinical practice guideline: The Kaiser Permanente perspective - Marguerite Koster - Kaiser Permanente



  • Systematic reviews ? guidelines: Translation needs and challenges - Martha Faraday - American Urological Association (Consultant)



Standards for systematic reviews: Part 2 - Meeting external standards


  • Performance measures related to guidelines -  Mark Antman - American Medical Association



  • Case study: Screening new methadone patients for cardiac risk: When are practice recommendations ready for prime time?  Marc Gourevitch - New York University School of Medicine


    • The Institute of Medicine’s report, Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice: Adviatkce on conflict of interest to guidelines producers. Robert Krughoff - Consumer CHECK-BOOK/Center for the Study of Services

June 5, 2009  
Plenary - Thorny problems for guidelines developers

  • Chair: Milo Puhan - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


  • Is there a benefit to standardizing methods for grading the evidence and making recommendations -- If so, is GRADE "the one"? - Yngve Falck-Ytter - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine


  • Making guidelines actionable: How to identify and overcome obstacles - Richard Rosenfeld - American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery



Panel: Collaborations between systematic reviewers and guideline developers


  • Evolution of the National Kidney Foundation - Tufts Evidence Review Team collaboration in developing kidney disease guidelines - Ethan Balk - Tufts Medical Center and Garabed Eknoyan - Baylor College of Medicine


Diagnosis and treatment of low back pain: A joint clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society - Roger Chou - Oregon Health and Science University and Amir Qaseem - American College of Physicians.


Panel: Ensuring a better interface between systematic reviews and guidelines


  • What have we learned about the quality of the underlying evidence from the National Guideline Clearinghouse - Vivian Coates - ECRI Institute and Mary Nix - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


  • Transparency of guidelines --- What do we mean and how do we get there? - Jeffrey Harris - Kaiser Federation Care Management Institute



  • The American Urological Association guidelines: How we identified a workable process - Heddy Hubbard - American Urological Association



Panel: Ensuring the guideline is a trusted source

  • Chair: Kay Dickersin - US Cochrane Center


  • What is a meaningful consumer voice? - Carol Matyka - National Breast Cancer Coalition



  • US government approaches to guidelines: Experience of the US Preventive Services Task Force and QUERI - David Atkins - United States Department of Veterans Affairs



  • G-I-N: An international initiative to promote systematic development of clinical practice guidelines - Jako Burgers - Harvard School of Public Health and Dutch Institute for Healthcare Improvement CBO


Workshops - Podcasts are not available for workshops

  • GRADE Profiler: How to make it work for you - Yngve Falck-Ytter - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Nancy Santesso - McMaster University
  • Options for formal consensus processes: The steps to success - Catherine MacLean - WellPoint, Inc.
  • Getting physicians on-board with guideline development - Henry Jampel - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Incorporating systematic reviews into practice guidelines - Karen Robinson - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Roberta Scherer - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health