Presented by A/Professor Zachary Munn Director Transfer Science, Joanna Briggs Institute and Director JBI Adelaide GRADE Center
The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) working group began in the year 2000 as an informal collaboration of people with an interest in addressing the shortcomings of grading systems commonly used in health care. The working group has developed a common, sensible and transparent approach to grading quality (or certainty) of evidence and strength of recommendations. Many international organizations have provided input into the development of the GRADE approach which is now considered the standard in guideline development. This short webinar will provide an introduction to the GRADE approach in systematic reviews, health technology assessment and in developing trustworthy clinical guidelines.
A/Professor Zachary Munn is an advocate for evidence-based healthcare and for ensuring patients receive the best care possible based on the best available evidence. He is the director of the Transfer Science program of the Joanna Briggs Institute and is the Director of the JBI Adelaide GRADE Center, the first in Australia. In this role he leads the development and coordination of the Institute’s educational courses, the development of systematic review and implementation software tools, and the promotion and publication of the collaboration’s methodologies. A/Prof Munn is the current Chair of the international JBI Scientific Committee and has been involved in the conduct of dozens of systematic reviews, clinical guidelines, evidence implementation and health services research projects.