Evidence Synthesis Ireland


07oct(oct 7)10:15 am15(oct 15)1:45 pmGRADE Workshop SOLD OUT10:15 am - 1:45 pm (15)

Event Details

This workshop will lead attendees through the complete process of guideline development with GRADE using a concrete example, starting with the selection of a relevant PICO question and ending with the formulation of a recommendation. The GRADEpro GDT software is used for this purpose. The thematic focus is on assessing the certainty of the underlying evidence as well as the strength of the recommendation. In lectures, we introduce GRADE and explain its use with examples.

Attendees will be enabled to understand the basic principles of the GRADE approach and be able to comprehend the individual steps in the assessment of the evidence and their impact on the strength of the recommendation; be able to create an evidence profile for a therapeutic intervention based on a systematic review; & have a basic understanding of the GRADE Software

Dates: 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th & 15th October

Time: 10:15 – 13:45

Places: 24 available for individuals who are resident in Ireland & Northern Ireland

Skill Level: Introductory

Target Audience: Systematic review authors, guideline developers, health and social care professionals, academics, researchers, postgraduate students, decision makers, Evidence Synthesis Ireland Fellows and other professionals

Prerequisites: Knowledge in conducting and/or using systematic reviews as well as the basic principles of evidence-based healthcare, and the critical appraisal of research studies, especially RCTs

Teaching Strategies: The workshop will consist of a mixture of presentations and exercises in small groups


Ingrid Töws (Institute for Evidence in Medicine, University Medical Centre, Freiburg, Germany)

Dr Nuala Livingstone (Cochrane)

Dr Chris Noone (NUI Galway)

Dr Heiki Raatz (Institute for Evidence in Medicine, University Medical Centre, Freiburg, Germany) 

Dr Blin Nagavci (Institute for Evidence in Medicine, University Medical Centre, Freiburg, Germany)


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7 (Thursday) 10:15 am - 15 (Friday) 1:45 pm