Marcela Torres


Marcela Torres has a Bachelor´s degree in Pharm D, a Master´s degree in clinical epidemiology and a PhD in public health. I have been working for the National University of Colombia in the development and implementation of clinical practice guidelines. I have coordinated the development of guidelines for the Colombian Ministry of Health and Social Protection, Scientific Societies, Panamerican Health Organisation and two teaching hospitals.  I have supported the Colombian Ministry of Health with the development of tools for guideline implementation such as the Manual for guideline implementation of health providers and algorithms for guideline adaptation and implementation. Also, I have facilitated workshops for health providers and governmental authorities of Colombia.

Marcella also works well with the Panamerican Health Organisation as a consultant for the Evidence and Intelligence for Action in Health Department.  The work involved technical assistance to the governmental authorities with the aim of strengthening capacity building in guideline development and implementation. I facilitated workshops in Mexico, Panama, Guatemala, Peru, Uruguay and El Salvador.  I provide methodological support for the development of clinical practice guidelines in Panama, Dominican Republic and the Latin American Centre of Perinatology, Women and Reproductive Health.  We developed a handbook for the strengthening of national guideline programs which is a tool for the countries that seek to create and improve their guidelines development and implementation process. 

I have been attending GIN conferences for several years and participated in the inception of the GIN Iberoamerican branch and supported its activities ever since.

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