Ina Kopp, Prof. Dr. med.
Authorised representative of the Association of Scientific Medical Societies (Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Wissenschaftlichen Medizinischen Fachgesellschaften (AWMF), a G-I-N founder member.
Ina Kopp is Director of the German Association of the Scientific Medical Societies´ Institute of Medical Knowledge-Management (AWMF-IMWi) at Philipps-University, Marburg. AWMF-IMWi is the Clearinghouse of Clinical Practice Guidelines developed by the 156 specialty societies organised under the umbrella of AWMF. Dr Kopp serves as coordinator and consultant for CPG development and oversees the internet distribution of CPGs, related information and tools for guideline developers via the AWMF-website. She is vice chair of AWMF´s Standing Commission for Clinical Practice Guidelines and represents AWMF in the National Programme for Disease Management Guidelines and in the Programme for Guidelines in Oncology in Germany. She is involved in several quality initiatives on the national level such as the National Project for Cross-Sectoral Quality in Health Care and the National Cancer Plan of the Federal Ministry of Health. She trained in general surgery (1995-2000) and internal medicine (2001-2002), received her MD and her professorship from the University of Marburg and did research work in the field of health services research and quality improvement. She is author or coauthor of 7 books and over 150 publications.
Vision for G-I-N from 2015 - 2018
G-I-N´s mission is to lead, to strengthen and to support collaboration and work within the guideline development, adaptation and implementation community. As the representative of a founder member since 2002, I have continuously experienced significant benefit from G-I-N´s activities, the vast amount of expertise in the network, having access to the world´s largest Guideline library and relevant information around guideline methodology and events as well as having the opportunity to actively engage in the development of methodological concepts and collaboration. G-I-N continuously grew to a large international organisation with a stable background Today, I see G-I-N as the connector in the international guideline community.
In the future, I would like to see G-I-N as the connector in the wider knowledge management community. Strategically, my priorities for the next year are to further increase engagement to :
- foster and support collaboration among all relevant stakeholders within the guideline community through Regional Communities, Working groups and facilitated communication via the website and connected social media
- evolve strategic partnerships and collaborations with other similar organisations engaging in evidence synthesis, health technology assessment, evidence based health care, implementation and knowledge management
- reach out and support engagement with underrepresented regions
- ensure common understanding and reducing the potential for duplication of effort
To further consolidate the network, increasing the membership and fund raising from not-for-profit-resources will be important issues.