Health care guidelines on rare diseases: Quality assessment

23 - 24 Feb 2015

Rome, Italy

This two day course aims to promote guideline quality standards across European Member States and to support the upcoming European Reference Networks and Centres of Expertise in the development of their capacity to produce and use health care guidelines on rare diseases.

The course will provide participants with the opportunity to acquire skills necessary to appraise health care guidelines for rare diseases by using AGREE II, the international tool to assess the quality and reporting of health care guidelines, also actively involving them in the appraisal work foreseen in the project. The course will cover the following topics:

  1. Overview of the guideline and research recommendation databases
  2. Basic elements of guideline development process
  3. Overview of the available standards and tools for health care guideline development and appraisal 4

The AGREE II tool and its application to rare disease guidelines The course format consists of: lectures and small groups work/exercises.

The course will be held in Rome, Italy at the Italian National Institute of Health on 23-24 February 2015.

The application deadline is 4 February 2015.

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