2020 Pre-conference Courses

The G-I-N Conference Committee is pleased to offer the following pre-conference courses which will be held on Tuesday 29 September.  All courses will be held at Westin Hotel, Toronto and include a networking lunch.  Please note that you can select a combination of two half day courses and only pay the full day fee.  Please click here to register.

(Please note that all costs are in CAD $)

HIQA LogoRCSI LogoPre-Conference Course 1 delivered by delivered by HIQA and RCSI - Using evidence synthesis within the GRADE EtD – practical experience on incorporating economic evidence and qualitative syntheses

Time:  9:30am - 3:30pm

Location:  TBC

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate the role and importance of different forms of evidence synthesis in informing recommendation development, particularly in relation to values and preferences, acceptability or feasibility through qualitative evidence synthesis 
  • The importance of health economics through cost-effectiveness reviews and budget impact analysis
  • Appreciate the practicalities and logistics of incorporating such evidence into the guideline development process
  • Plan for the incorporation of a range of evidence synthesis methodologies in their own guideline development processes

   
G-I-N Member                                 $440
G-I-N Non-member                        $550
Student/Consumer Rep/LMIC     $220

Non-conference attendee            $550

For full information on this course please click here.

Queens LogoPre-Conference Course 2  delivered by Queens University - Predatory Publications in Evidence Syntheses: A Learning Forum

Time:  9:30am - 4:30pm

Location:  TBC

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how predatory publishing impacts the scholarly landscape.
  • Describe predatory publications and their impact on evidence syntheses.
  • Identify predatory publications from an established criterion.
  • Communicate to both a research and lay audience about how to evaluate information found in both traditional and predatory publications.

   
G-I-N Member                                 $440
G-I-N Non-member                        $550
Student/Consumer Rep/LMIC     $220

Non-conference attendee            $550

For full information on this course please click here.

GRADEPre-Conference Course 3 Part 1 - Using the GRADE approach to assess the certainty of evidence in Guideline Development

**Participants can choose to attend Part 1 and 2 or attend one workshop depending on their needs.

This workshop is Part 1 of a two-part series of workshops about the use of GRADE in guideline development. To create guidelines, developers must synthesise the evidence, assess the evidence, and then use the evidence to make recommendations. This workshop, Part 1, will cover how to use GRADE to assess the certainty of evidence. Part 2 will cover how to incorporate the evidence in the decision-making process to create recommendations using the Evidence to Decision Framework.

Time:  8:30am - 12:30pm

Location:  TBC

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how the GRADE approach fits into the overall process of guideline development
  • Learn about the GRADE approach to assess the certainty of evidence from a synthesis of randomised or non-randomised studies, including the domains of risk of bias, inconsistency, indirectness, imprecision, publication bias, large effects, dose response and opposing residual confounding
  • Apply this knowledge during hands-on exercises using examples
  • Create evidence tables using the GRADEpro software

 
G-I-N Member                                 $330
G-I-N Non-member                        $440
Student/Consumer Rep/LMIC     $110
Non-conference attendee           $440
Full day rate (Part 1 + Part 2)      $440 (G-I-N Member)

For full information on this course please click here.

GRADEPre-Conference Course 4 Part 2 - Using the GRADE Evidence to Decision Framework (EtD) to make decisions

**Participants can choose to attend Part 1 and 2 or attend one workshop depending on their needs.

This workshop is Part 2 of a two-part series of workshops about the use of GRADE in guideline development. To create guidelines, developers must synthesise the evidence, assess the evidence, and then use the evidence to make recommendations. The first workshop (part 1) covers how to use GRADE to assess the certainty of evidence. This part 2, will cover how to incorporate the evidence in the decision making process to create recommendations using the Evidence to Decision Framework.

Time:  1.30pm - 5:30pm

Location:  TBC

  • Identify the criteria that decision makers should consider making decisions or recommendations
  • Identify the determinants of the strength of recommendation 
  • Obtain a working knowledge of information and evidence about resources/costs and patient preferences to inform decisions
  • Understand the importance of assessing issues of feasibility, equity and acceptability to inform decisions
  • Apply this knowledge during hands-on exercises using examples in an EtD framework

 
G-I-N Member                                  $330
G-I-N Non-member                         $440
Student/Consumer Rep/LMIC      $110
Non-conference attendee            $440
Full day rate (Part 1+Part 2)         $440 (G-I-N Member)

For full information on this course please click here.

Uni Calgary LogoPre-Conference Course 5  delivered by University of Calgary - Methodologic Considerations for Screening and Prevention Guidelines: A Workshop Focusing on Canadian Task Force Approaches to Incorporating Citizen Perspectives and Formulating Recommendations that Highlight Shared Decision-Making 

Time:  8:00am- 4:00pm

Location:  TBC

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Learn about CTFPHC methods developments that are transferrable and relate to the integration of values and preferences into formulating recommendation.
  • Review GRADE systematic review methodologies adopted by the CTFPHC that inform values and preferences around screening and preventive healthcare programs.
  • Acquire knowledge on the most recent focus group methodologies employed by the KT Unit of St, Michael’s Hospital and the CTFPHC which inform outcome prioritization and other elements in guideline development
  • Explore decision support tools developed by the CTFPHC that explain screening-specific benefits and often overlooking burdens and harms, such as false positives and overdiagnosis

 
G-I-N Member                                 $440
G-I-N Non-member                        $550
Student/Consumer Rep/LMIC     $220

Non-conference attendee            $550

For full information on this course please click here.

RNAO LogoPre-Conference Course 6 delivered by  Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) -  Enabling rapid-learning health systems through best practice guideline development, implementation and evaluation

Time:  8:00am - 12:00pm

Location:  TBC

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Enhance knowledge of frameworks for implementation of guidelines that lend themselves to rapid leaning, such as coaching teams, audit and feedback report reviews and more.
  • Develop and/or select appropriate guideline-based quality indicators to monitor and evaluate new knowledge use that leads to continuous quality improvement.
  • Enhance abilities in interpreting and evaluating process and outcome data arising from evidence-based practice changes to motivate and provoque continuous learning.

 
G-I-N Member                                 $330
G-I-N Non-member                        $440
Student/Consumer Rep/LMIC     $110

Non-conference attendee            $440

For full information on this course please click here.

NICE LogoPre-Conference Course 7 delivered by NICE - Making efficient use of limited resource: an introduction to health economics in guidelines

Time:  1:30pm - 4:30pm

Location:  TBC

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Scarcity, opportunity cost and the role of economic evaluation in efficient resource allocation
  • The importance of perspective to the estimation of costs and benefits;  The meaning and role of the Quality Adjusted Life Year (QALY) as a measure of health outcome
  • The importance of incremental analysis (ICERs and Net-Benefits)
  • The meaning and role of NICE’s cost per QALY decision threshold.

 
G-I-N Member                                 $330
G-I-N Non-member                        $440
Student/Consumer Rep/LMIC     $110

Non-conference attendee            $440

For full information on this course please click here.

GIN Landscape LogoMcMaster LogoPre-Conference Course 8 delivered by the International Guideline Credentialing and Certification (INGUIDE) Program TeamINGUIDE Program Level 2: Guideline Methodologist Course - delivered inconjunction with G-I-N and McMaster Univerity.  This is a two day course.

Time:  Monday September 28 8:00am - 6:00pm & Tuesday September 29, 2020 8:00am - 6:00pm

Location:  TBC

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • understand the importance of methodologically sound health practice guidelines through the perspective of a guideline methodologist
  • understand the G-I-N/McMaster approach to guideline development in detail and be able to apply and explain the G-I-N/McMaster approach to guideline panel members
  • understand how the G-I-N/McMaster approach is informed by methods developed by Appraisal of Guidelines for Research & Evaluation (AGREE), Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluations (GRADE), Guidelines International Network (G-I-N), Institute of Medicine (IOM), Reporting Items for Practice Guidelines in Healthcare (RIGHT), and the World Health Organization (WHO)

 
G-I-N Member                                 $976
G-I-N Non-member                        $1,220
Student/Consumer Rep/LMIC     $488

Non-conference attendee            $1,220

Note: Participants who register for this workshop will be required to complete the pre-requisite ‘INGUIDE Program – level 1 – guideline group or panel member’ online course prior to the proposed workshop. The above course pricing includes the cost of the online level 1 course. Pre-conference course pricing does not necessarily reflect INGUIDE program pricing once the program fully launches in October 2020. The level 1 course will only be available Sept 1st to those who register for the level 2 preconference workshop

For full information on this course please click here.

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