The following is the 2011-2012 schedule along with expected time commitment for Guideline Development Group (GDG) members.

 

 

Meeting
Purpose
When
Meeting # 1: Introduction
Provide brief introduction to confirmed GDG members including overview of conflicts of interest form, terms of reference, compensation and expectations  (teleconference)
Oct 31, 2011
11am-12 noon EST
Meeting #2: Guideline Overview and Key Questions
Provide overview of guideline methods and specifically the key questions being asked for the section, walk through template for GRADE tables (in-person)
Nov 9, 2011
9:30-11:30am EST
Review Material
There will be considerable material circulated to the GDG in advance of the workshop. Include GRADE tables for pharmacotherapy literatures.
Approx. 3 hours independent
Meeting #3: Workshop
2 day workshop  (in-person)
Dec 6-7, 2011 (full days)
Review Material
Review guideline draft and provide edits/comments
Approx. 2 hours independent
Meeting #4:
Review recommendations and status from 2 day workshop. (teleconference)
Dec 14, 2011 10am-12noon EST
Review Material
Review guideline draft and provide edits/comments
Approx. 1 hour independent
Meeting #5:
Review guideline draft and confirm for external review (teleconference)
Jan 9, 2012 10am-12noon EST
Review Material
Review guideline draft and provide edits/comments
Approx. 1 hour independent
Meeting #6:
Review comments from external review, finalize guideline and approve for launch. (teleconference)
March 5, 2012 10am-12noon EST