Chair's column January 2011
I would like to start this first issue of our newsletter in 2011 to wish you all the best for the coming year. Without any doubt we can look forward to another inspiring year for our international guideline community. One of our main events for 2011 is the 8th G-I-N Conference in Seoul, for which the abstracts submission has been opened. I would like to invite you to submit your proposals for the various types of presentations before 14 February, while early bird registration for the conference will open at the beginning of February. A very interesting aspect of the conference is the combined program with the Asia-Pacific Evidence-Based Medicine Network.
In March the G-I-N Board of Trustees will evaluate the first results after having established our long term strategy last year at the annual general meeting in Chicago. One of our prioritized actions was to determine future directions for our annual conference, for which a clear strategy has been implemented at the end of 2010. The majority of work that is being done derives from our committees, working groups and communities. We will both look back to savor their accomplishments as well as look forward to see how we can further support our groups based on their working plans. Finally we will address our two other priorities for the coming year: the generation of deliverables and tools for use by our members, and to better communicate who we are: the leading world organization for collaboration in guideline development, adaptation and implementation.
I hope you will enjoy reading this issue of enGINe and will find inspiration in the many activities within our Network that are being presented.
Philip van der Wees, PT, PhD
Chair of G-I-N