GIN ANZ Webinars


The Living Guidelines Approach- Is it Achievable and sustainable?

Kelvin Hill, National Manager, Clinical Services, Stroke Foundation
Heath White, Senior Evidence Officer and Evidence Lead, Cochrane Australia

Keeping advice current is often one criticism of clinical guidelines. The 'living' guidelines approach aims to respond rapidly to important new evidence and ensure the recommendations are kept up to date. Aspects of this emerging approach will be described based on projects done in stroke and diabetes management. Important learnings will be shared along with ongoing challenges and potential future opportunities.

Guidelines and impact: the art of storytelling

Dr Alex Aitkin and Dr Kiah Evans

Guidelines represent a significant investment of public funds and volunteer labour in an effort to improve health outcomes. Demonstrating these efforts have made a difference is within the interests of all patients, users, developers and funders but may take many years to be realised.
Demonstrating guideline impact requires data. Specific data may already be available or it may still need to be generated, but either way there needs to be a process established on how to identify and use relevant data sources.
This webinar, led by Dr Alex Aitkin and Dr Kiah Evans,, will describe ways in which you can use data and present impact through case studies. Dr Aitkin is NHMRC's lead developer of NHMRC impact case studies, and has worked with a number of Australian guideline developers to craft guideline impact stories. Dr Kiah Evans will speak about her experience with the 'National Guideline for the Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders.'

First Nations-led guideline development- supporting prevention and management of COVID-19 in primary healthcare

Associate Professor Catherine Chamberlain and Dr Jason Agostino 

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the role of evidence, methods and trustworthiness of advice into sharp focus. With this, an urgent need to address significant gaps in culturally-responsive evidence-based guidance to support healthcare for First Nations people during the COVID-19 pandemic was identified. To respond to this issue a collaboration was formed and is being led by First Nations organisations, researchers and clinicians actively involved in the COVID-19 response. This collaboration works together to provide practical and timely advice for primary healthcare teams supporting prevention and management for First Nation's people across Australia. This webinar discusses the experience of those leaders involved in the collaboration to produce culturally-responsive guidance. It also describes the key features of the celebrated broader First Nations-led response to the pandemic