Clinical Guidelines Conferences
The Working Group Professional Issues of the European Region of WCPT organised an invitational conference on clinical guidelines on 10 November 2006 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The conference was held during the annual congress of the Royal Dutch Society for Physical Therapy, which hosts over 4,000 physiotherapists.
1. To strengthen the existing network on Clinical Guidelines developers in the European region of WCPT
2. To facilitate involvement of Member Organisations of WCPT in multi-disciplinary guideline development within their country.
3. To promote adaptation of existing (international) guidelines for national or local use
9.30 Plenary opening KNGF congress
Morning session: Clinical guidelines low back pain
Chair : Prof. Rob de Bie (Netherlands)
10.15 Prof. dr. Maurits van Tulder (Netherlands)
European guidelines for the management of acute non-specific low back pain in primary care.
10.40 Dr. Erik Hendriks (Netherlands)
Dutch KNGF-guidelines for non-specific low back pain and KNGF-guideline Manual Therapy for low back pain.
11.05 Dr. Anne Jackson (UK)
CSP clinical guidelines for the management of persistent low back pain: exercise therapy and manual therapy.
Similarities and differences between the low back pain guidelines and implications for implementation at national or local level.
Afternoon session: collaboration and implementation
Chair : Prof. Rob de Bie (Netherlands) - Challenges for the future
13.30 Judy Mead (UK)
Involvement in multi-disciplinary guideline development
13.45 Heidi Anttila (Finland)
Plan of action for guideline development in Nordic Countries
14.00 Ralph Hammond (UK)
Review of CSP guideline development programme
14.15 Ann Moore - Physiotherapy on the road of experience – but what does the future hold? - Developments in physiotherapy in the UK
Paul Helders - The changing panorama of Physiotherapy in the Netherlands
14.30 Claude Maroun (Lebanon)
Implementation of CSP and KNGF guidelines at American University of Beirut Medical Centre, Lebanon
15.15 Interactive discussion in three subgroups:
a. Collaboration between guideline developers in the European Region of WCPT.
b. Adoption and implementation of clinical guidelines for use at national or local level.
c. Involvement of member Organisations in multi-disciplinary guideline development at national level.
16.15 Plenary discussion and conclusion
17.00 End of program
Programme & Recordings
Opening: Key note – Value Based Healthcare: The value of Physiotherapy
Michael Brennan (United Kingdom)
Session1: European examples of bringing evidence into practice
Nathalie Beswetherick (United Kingdom)
Margareta Eriksson (Sweden)
Emilie Wojdemann (Denmark)
Guus Meerhoff (Netherlands)
Session 2: Science and Physiotherapy
Sandra Beurskens (Netherlands)
Session 3: Evidence Based Practice, What are we talking about?
Lost in translation GRADE: Dunja Dreessens & Ton Kuijpers
Session 4: Evidence into practice in the Netherlands. Practical application
Clinimetrics framework: Emmylou Breekman & Esther Bols
E-Learning: Marleen Post
Validity of wereable: Emmylou Breekman & Darcy Ummels
Session 5: Multidisciplinary collaboration in Dutch guideline development
Osteoarthritis: Astrid Polak
Osteoarthritis: Wilfred Peter
Traumatic & Acute knee injury: Stephan Konijnenberg & Nicky van Melick