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05/12/2018

Dr. Gordon Guyatt’s Seminar at Sant Pau Hospital

The Institut de Recerca de l’Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, in collaboration with the Epidemiology Service and the Dr. Antoni Esteve Foundation, organized the seminar “Past, Present and Future of EBM” by Dr. Gordon Guyatt, from McMaster University of Canada, invited by Dr. Pablo Alonso Coello, from the Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research Group. The seminar will take place on 12 December at 3 p.m. in the multipurpose rooms of São Paulo. Admission is free.
Dr. Guyatt, of McMaster University in Canada, is known for his leadership in evidence-based medicine, a term he coined in a 1992 JAMA article. His extensive curriculum includes contributions to quality of life research, randomized trials, meta-analysis, and clinical practice guidelines. He has also written extensively on health policy in the general press.
Gordon Guyatt has published more than 1,200 peer-reviewed articles, many of them in the most influential journals. According to Web of Science, his work has been cited more than 100,000 times and he is considered one of the twenty most cited researchers in history.
Dr. Guyatt is co-founder of the GRADE [Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation] working group. GRADE is a structured and transparent system for rating the quality of evidence and strength of recommendations and has been adopted by more than 100 health organizations worldwide, including the World Health Organization, NICE [National Institute for Health Care Excellence] or the Cochrane Center, among others.
It is therefore a privilege to have Dr Guyatt among us. We encourage you all to attend his conference.

Interesting links:
–     Biography
–     The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

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