Workshop on Development of Clinical Guidelines

The College of Rehabilitation Sciences of the University of Santo Tomas and the Center for Research on Movement Science will be holding a Workshop on Development of Clinical Guidelines with Prof. Karen Grimmer-Somers, PhD of the University of South Australia as speaker.

The workshop is open to all health professionals and primarily aims to:

1. Increase knowledge and skills to scope evidence synthesis
2. Consider technical issues of evidence synthesis
3. Consider guideline development in terms of scope, technical expertise and implementation.

When & Where
June 2-3, 2008
Room 409, Medicine Building,
University of Santo Tomas , Espana, Manila, Philippines


DAY 1 – June 2, 2008
8:00 – Registration
8:30 – 9:00 Invocation, National Anthem, Opening Remarks and Introduction of the Guest Speaker
9:00 – 9:45 Evaluation questionnaire, Read Kemmler et al for design, quality, ethics, Setting a review question, PICO / PECOT
9:45 – 10:30 Elements of systematic reviewing (dimensions of evidence; hierarchy of evidence)
10:30 -10:50 Break
10:50 – 12:00 Continuation of Elements of systematic reviewing (critical appraisal, effect size / significance, clinical utility, CAHE lessons)
12:00 -1:00 Lunch break

1:00 – 1:30 Practice setting a systematic review question
1:30 – 2:30 Practice search for papers in the databases
2:30 – 2:50 Break
2:50 – 4:00 Critical Appraisal/Data Extraction from Selected Journals
4:00 – 4:30 Synthesis of Results of Critical Appraisal
4:30 – 5:00 Open Forum (Janine Dizon)

DAY 2 – June 3, 2008
8:00 – 10:00 Guideline development, Scoping the guideline, Developing the guideline (from scratch, from existing guidelines, from an earlier guideline by the same team)
10:00 -10:20 Break
10:20 -12:00 Workshop: Guideline Development
12:00-1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 – 2:00 Implementing guidelines
2:30– 3:30 CAHE Outcomes calculator
3:30 – 4:00 Open Forum (Dr. Consuelo Suarez)
4:00 – 4:30 Message from Dr. Jaime Montoya, Awarding of Certificates, Closing Remarks

Registration is limited to 100 slots only.

Registration Fee
Pre-registration (until May 20): Php 2,500
On-site registration: Php 3,000
Registration fees inclusive of snacks, lunch, handouts and certificate of attendance

For further inquiries, please call 4061611 local 8454/8455 and look for Yvette or Pau. Or send an email to

About the Speaker

Prof. Karen Grimmer-Somers, PhD

Karen Grimmer-Somers is Professor of Allied Health, University of South Australia. She is also the Director of the Centre for Allied Health Evidence, a secondary evidence production and translation centre collaborating with the Joanna Briggs Institute. The Joanna Briggs Institute is an international collaboration of nursing and allied health research centres dedicated to the production and dissemination of secondary evidence.

Karen has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, a Masters Degree in Medical Science (Research), a Masters Degree in Music Performance, a certificate in Health Economics, and a PhD in Epidemiology.

Karen has published 145 peer reviewed papers since 1989, and has been a key note speaker, and workshop presenter, at over 50 international and national allied health and evidence-based practice conferences.

She is a visiting professor at Stellenbosch University (Capetown, South Africa), and at University of Santo Tomas (Manila, Philippines) and is an external faculty member at Nova University, Florida. She teaches health research methods, biostatistics and evidence-based practice in the masters coursework programs in the School of Health Sciences in the University of South Australia.

Karen was on the editorial board of the Australian Journal of Physiotherapy for two terms (retiring three years ago), and is now on the editorial boards of Physiotherapy Research International, the Canadian Journal of Physiotherapy, Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice and the Philippine Journal of Allied Health Sciences. She is an NH&MRC Guideline Assessor with responsibility for overseeing the development of clinical guidelines for NH&MRC endorsement, in areas such as acute pain management, palliative care in residential settings, arthritis, stroke rehabilitation, diabetes prevention, detection and patient education. She is a mentor for the fellowship program run by the National Institute of Clinical Studies, with responsibility for assisting fellows to develop and implement evidence-based guidelines. She has been a guideline developer in her own right for guidelines in discharge planning across sectors, and for the diagnosis and management of forearm pain.


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