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JBI GRADE Workshop - June


JBI GRADE Workshop - June

ABOUT THE GRADE PROGRAMThe GRADE approach (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation) reflects ‘best practice’ in terms of clinical guideline development and has been endorsed by organizations across the globe.

The JBI Adelaide 1-day GRADE workshop is designed for systematic reviewers, guideline developers and others wanting to learn more about GRADE methodology, particularly the creation of Summary of Findings tables and Evidence Profiles. 

The workshop includes information on the theory of GRADE along with hands-on activities.

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Associate Professor Zachary Munn is the director of the Transfer Science program of the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) and a systematic review and guideline development methodologist. In his role as Director of Transfer Science, A/Prof Zachary Munn 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. He is also the Director of the JBI Adelaide GRADE Center, the first GRADE Center in Australia and a G-I-N Board Trustee. Please CLICK HERE for further information about Associate Professor Zachary Munn.

Alexa is a Senior Research Fellow in the Transfer Science program of the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI). JBI is an international not-for-profit, research and development Centre within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Adelaide, South Australia.The Institute collaborates internationally with over 70 entities across the world. The Institute and its Collaborating Entities promote and support the synthesis, transfer and utilization of evidence through identifying feasible, appropriate, meaningful and effective healthcare practices to assist in the improvement of healthcare outcomes globally. Alexa has had various roles within JBI, and is currently working delivering high quality educational short courses, and with a clinical midwifery background enjoys facilitating clinicians in the field of evidence-based healthcare, research synthesis, transfer and implementation. Special interests include involvement with a group of international researchers to further develop text, opinion and policy systematic reviews, and implementation methodology for JBI.

Alexa is an Associate Editor of the JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports and peer review for a number of international journals.Alexa supervises postgraduate students with a focus on evidence synthesis of a healthcare clinical topic, varying from pharmacist prescribing, partnership for hand hygiene compliance, and health professionals attitudes regarding open disclosure. Please CLICK HERE for further information about Ms Alexa McArthur.

Dr. Timothy Barker is a Research Fellow within the Transfer Science team at the Joanna Briggs Institute. He is an emerging systematic review and research methodologist and is actively involved in projects investigating how we can improve the conduct and reporting of research. He has significant experience in systematic reviews and contributes to the teaching and coordination of the JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program. JBI is an evidence-based healthcare research institute working towards a vision of the world in which the best available evidence is used to inform decision making at the point of care globally. JBI hosts the Joanna Briggs Collaboration, a network of 80 centres and groups with thousands of people contributing to this vision across the globe.

Previous research highlights includes work that focussed on the maintenance and improvement of animal welfare and welfare detection methods. During his PhD he developed and critically appraised a Judgment-Bias Test (JBT) as an effective and practical method of welfare assessment. Being able to accurately measure welfare state is an important consideration for all animal use in research and teaching. With JBT testing in its relative infancy multiple confounding variables and factors often overlooked in the scientific literature were considered and compared as part of Timothy’s PhD thesis. This led to the recommendation that although the JBT can accurately identify animal affect, the associated burdens that accompany its use suggest it to be a poor practical method of welfare assessment. Please CLICK HERE for further information about Dr Timothy Barker.


The cost of the JBI GRADE Workshop is $390AUD and can be paid by Credit Card during the registration process. If you or your organisation require an invoice to be sent, please contact amJpZWR1Y2F0aW9uIHwgYWRlbGFpZGUgISBlZHUgISBhdQ==

This workshop includes all training material and a light lunch.

Registrations Close: 17 May 2019

University of Adelaide Staff & Students and Endorsed Organisations, contact JBI at amJpZWR1Y2F0aW9uIHwgYWRlYWxpZGUgISBlZHUgISBhdQ== for a 50% discount promotional code.

GRADE is a CaRST Accredited Program

If you have any questions about this workshop, please feel free to contact us at amJpZWR1Y2F0aW9uIHwgYWRlbGFpZGUgISBlZHUgISBhdQ==

Looking forward to meeting you.

The JBI Team

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