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History of the ADAPTE Collaboration

The ADAPTE Collaboration (2006-2010) was an international collaboration of researchers, guideline developers, and guideline implementers who aimed to promote the development and use of clinical practice guidelines through the adaptation of existing guidelines. The group’s main endeavour was to develop and validate a generic adaptation process that aims to foster valid and high-quality adapted guidelines as well as the users’ sense of ownership of the adapted guideline.

The ADAPTE Collaboration was born of two independent groups focussing on guideline adaptation: the ADAPTE group and the Practice Guideline Evaluation and Adaptation Cycle (PGEAC). At the 2005 Guidelines International Network Meeting in Lyon, Béatrice Fervers and Ian Graham, representing both groups, presented a plenary session on guideline adaptation that demonstrated the compatibility of the two approaches (1,2). Based on the similarity of their concepts and underlying principles and their commonality in process, the two groups decided to join forces and became the ADAPTE Collaboration.

Following the development of the ADAPTE Manual and Resource Toolkit and its evaluation, the main goals of the ADAPTE Collaboration had been achieved. In 2010, the group asked the G-I-N to ensure the continuity of the work in the area.

Founding Members

Melissa Brouwers, PhD

Program in Evidence-based Care, Cancer Care Ontario, McMaster University; Cancer Guidelines Action Group, Canadian Partnership against Cancer - Hamilton, Canada

George Browman, MD

British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver Island Centre; Cancer Guidelines Action Group, Canadian Partnership against Cancer

Jako Burgers, MD, PhD

Dutch Institute for Healthcare Improvement, CBO – Utrecht, The Netherlands

Bernard Burnand, MD, MPH

Health Care Evaluation Unit and Clinical Epidemiology Centre, IUMSP; DUMSC Hospices, CHUV and Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne – Lausanne, Switzerland

Béatrice Fervers, MD, MSc

Fédération des centres de lutte contre le cancer; Centre Léon Bérard – Lyon, France

Ian D. Graham, PhD

School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Canadian Institutes of Health Research; Cancer Guidelines Action Group, Canadian Partnership against Cancer - Ottawa, Canada

Margaret B. Harrison, RN, PhD

School of Nursing, Queen’s University; Cancer Guidelines Action Group, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer – Kingston, Canada

Jean Latreille, MDM, FRCP(C)

Direction de la lutte contre le cancer, Ministère de la santé et des services sociaux, Québec; Centre intégré de lutte contre le cancer, Hôpital Charles Lemoyne; Université de Sherbrooke; Cancer Guidelines Action Group, Canadian Partnership against Cancer – Longeuil, Québec

Najoua Mlika-Cabanne, MD, PhD

Haute autorité de santé, Service des Recommandations Professionnelles – Paris, France

Louise Paquet, MSc

Direction de la lutte contre le cancer; Ministère de la santé et des services sociaux, Québec; Cancer Guidelines Action Group, Canadian Partnership against Cancer – Montréal, Canada

Louise Zitzelsberger, PhD

Cancer Guidelines Action Group, Canadian Partnership against Cancer– Ottawa, Canada

References

  1. Fervers B, Burgers JS, Haugh MC, Latreille J, Mlika-Cabanne N, Paquet L, et al. Adaptation of clinical guidelines: literature review and proposition for a framework and procedure. Int J Qual Health Care 2006;18(3):167-76.
  2. Graham ID, Lorimer K, Harrison MB, Pierscianowski T, for the Leg Ulcer Protocol Tasks Force, Leg Ulcer Protocol Task Force Working Group, et al. Evaluating the quality and content of international clinical practice guidelines for leg ulcers: preparing for Canadian adaptation. Can Assoc Enterostom Ther J 2000;19(3):15-31.

Document details
By Sue Phillips and Jako Burgers, Co-Chairs, Adaptation Working Group

 
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