Grand Round & Workshop : When Making Important Health Decisions, are Systematic Reviews Really the Best Evidence?


Grand Round & Workshop : When Making Important Health Decisions, are Systematic Reviews Really the Best Evidence?

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June 25, 00:00 - June 26, 00:00, 2018
Team: Events, Training & News
Posted on May 17, 2018

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Grand Round & Workshop : When Making Important Health Decisions, are Systematic Reviews Really the Best Evidence?

Team: Events, Training & News

June 25, 00:00 - June 26, 00:00, 2018

Description


 

Before making personal health decisions about whether to be screened, deciding on the best treatment for patients, or making clinical, programme or policy guidelines, we should look at the totality of the evidence about an issue. Typically, we can look to a systematic review of the literature, but many are overwhelmingly difficult to interpret. The GRADE approach can help.

Learning Objectives

  • Become aware of the challenges of interpreting systematic reviews and understand when results can be believed;
  • Learn about the underlying principles of the GRADE approach for how to assess and interpret evidence from systematic reviews for use in decision making.

Speaker

Nancy Santesso is Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact at McMasterUniversity and a Registered Dietitian. She is the Deputy Director of Cochrane Canada, a member of the Governing Board of the Cochrane Collaboration, and editor of the Cochrane Consumers and Communication Review Group. She is also a member of the GRADE Working Group since 2009. She has worked with many guideline panels of professional organizations and the World Health Organization internationally to facilitate guideline development. She provides training nationally and internationally about methods for guideline development, the use of the GRADE approach in guideline development and about the conduct of systematic reviews. Her other research interests include the communication of evidence and guidelines to patients and the public.

 

 

 

 

Gathering together a group of experts to make recommendations based on ‘expert opinion’ is no longer an acceptable method for developing guidelines. This workshop takes participants through the whole process of making recommendations in guidelines. We will describe and allow participants ample time to practice methods for how to decide on priority recommendation questions and outcomes, create the guideline panel and manage conflicts of interest, decide on an approach (de novo or adaptation), assess the evidence using GRADE, prepare for the guideline panel meeting, make recommendations using the GRADE Evidence to Decision framework, and present the recommendations for users. 

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For more information, please contact Knowledge.Synthesis@umanitoba.ca