Seminar Series – January 9, 2020

Ivan D. Florez

Role of Clinical Practice Guidelines in Supporting Decisions Outside the Clinical Encounter


Ivan D. Florez, is a Pediatrician with a MSc in Clinical Epidemiology.  He is Assistant Professor at the Department of Pediatrics at University of Antioquia (Colombia), and currently, Ph.D. Candidate in Health Research Methodology at McMaster University.  He was Former Deputy Director of Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) for the Health Technology Assessment Agency of Colombia (IETS).  He is currently co-leader of the AGREE Collaboration and member of the SPOR Evidence Alliance.  His research interests are Clinical Practice Guidelines, Pediatrics and Knowledge Synthesis and Translation.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize the most common roles guidelines have in supporting decisions outside the clinical encounter
  2. Classify the roles according to their importance in major and secondary roles of guidelines
  3. Describe the relationship between these roles, and the clinical decisions