GRADE EtD and Adolopment Workshop in Lund 7-8 November 2023

Workshop on GRADE Evidence-to-Decision and Adolopment frameworks

Taking inspiration from and using established, international and well-researched methods in the creation and reporting of guidelines is needed to make well-informed aids to decisions in healthcare that are trusted, transparent, understood and used by end users. To adopt, adapt, or revise guidelines made by others to new contexts is a high-priority subject to most guideline developers, and is needed in order to streamline the creation of guidelines, facilitate sharing guidelines or material used in guidelines, avoid duplication of efforts and save resources across local, regional, national and international guidelines. 

Aim: To introduce and practically apply the GRADE Evidence-to-decision framework and the Adolopment framework (Adoption, adaption, and if needed creation of a new guideline or parts of guidelines) to guidelines.  

The two articles below briefly introduce the two frameworks.  

Facilitators: Holger Schunemann (Professor in evidence-based medicine and co-leader of GRADE working group, further description here ) and Marge Reinap (Technical Officer on Evidence for Policy Development at WHO Europe, further description here ) will lead and facilitate this workshop. 

Target group: People and organisations guiding and supporting others in creating, adapting or adopting guidelines, or people actively involved in creation of guidelines with an interest or experience in including guidelines created by other organisations in the process. We aim to primarily involve persons active within the Swedish guideline development landscape. 

How: During the workshop you will get a crash course and hands-on experience using the EtD- and Adolopment frameworks. The workshop and workshop material will be in English. The aim is to have an interactive and practical focus, with time to reflect and discuss the methods and approaches. 

When: 7-8 of November 2023, full days. We aim to end by 16.00 the latest on the 8th. 

Where: The workshop will take place in Lund, Sweden, at the Gamla Biskopshuset in the central parts of Lund, a short walk from the train station. The adress is Biskopsgatan 1, 223 62 Lund, Sweden. 

Fee: 2.000 SEK for the full two days. This includes lunch and fika for both days. 

Accommodation: We have no specific recommendation about accommodation, but previous workshop participants liked Grand Hotel, which is just a “stenkast” from the central train station. 

Travel: To get to Lund, you can either take the train directly to Lund Central Station, or if the trip is longer you can take the plane to Copenhagen Airport followed by a direct train ride to Lund central station, or to Malmö Airport followed by bus or taxi (check the availability of these options beforehand). If you go by car, there is parking during daytime available next to the venue, check with the reception at Biskopshuset when you arrive. 

Attendance: You can apply to participate in the workshop from this LINK.  

If we have a large number of people applying, we will have to prioritize persons involved in training others in guideline production and have representations from as many organizations as possible. We aim to do a final admittance of participants in August 2023 and to confirm attendance. We hope to have further follow-up events in the future to accommodate everyone interested in the GRADE approaches to guidelines, and will contact everyone that applies to this course for future courses too. 

Contact: If you have questions, feel free to reach out to Martin Ringsten at