The EAN adopted the GRADE system for the production of guidelines. Our Guideline production group would like to provide you with a short introduction as well as information on the courses.
The EAN considers the production of neurological guidelines a major commitment, as this is a primary tool to improve clinical practice in neurology. The EAN has adopted the GRADE system (Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation) for guideline production since its foundation, thus keeping iup with many other Scientific Societies (see here). The major advantage of GRADE is to provide a homogeneous and transparent approach to the whole process of guideline creation and reporting. However, GRADE requires more training and resources to conduct detailed assessment of the evidence, such as systematic reviews. The EAN Scientific Committee is planning a training programme in the next years, including courses at the EAN Congresses, training to young neurologists, and assistance to task forces preparing guidelines through the EAN Guideline Production Group.
More information can be obtained at the GRADE website. Furthermore, you can find the handbook describing GRADE in more detail here.
Here we suggest a list of online or traditional courses for those willing to improve their skills in guideline methodology.
Webinars and Courses on GRADE
Webinars on GRADE which are recommended by Cochrane can be found on the webpage. The next courses on GRADE are:
- Vienna, Austrian Cochrane Branch, 15 – 16 December 2015: „From studies to guidelines“. Click here for more information.
- Freiburg, Germany, Spring 2016: basic course and advanced course. More information can be found here.
- Freiburg, Germany, Autumn 2016: course on diagnostic interventions. Click here for more information.