This fall, when the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) holds its annual meeting, AAOS will be well-represented, showcasing its exemplary evidence-based program and portfolio. The yearly event is an opportunity to network, learn, and share information with guideline developers, performance measures developers, policy makers, researchers, and others interested in evidence-based research methodology and dissemination.
The 2016 G-I-N conference, organized in conjunction with the American College of Physicians, the ECRI Institute (Emergency Care Research Institute), and Penn Medicine, will take place Sept. 27–30, in Philadelphia. The theme of this year's conference is "Individualized Guidelines and Clinical Performance Measurement in an Era of Personalized Medicine." In all, 13 abstracts submitted by the AAOS Department of Research, Quality, & Scientific Affairs staff and volunteers were accepted for inclusion, and will be presented by the authors at the conference. They include one workshop symposium, four oral presentations, and eight scientific posters.
G-I-N was founded in 2002 and includes 103 organizations representing 47 different countries. G-I-N supports evidence-based health care and improved health outcomes by reducing inappropriate variation throughout the world. Its mission is to lead, strengthen, and support collaboration and work within the guideline development, adaptation, and implementation community. For more information, visit www.ginconference.net
Ryan Pezold, MA, is lead research analyst, evidence-based medicine, in the AAOS Department of Research, Quality, & Scientific Affairs.