How to author, publish and dynamically update digital and trustworthy evidence summaries, recommendations and decision aids through MAGICapp


Workshop session 7: Friday, 11:00-12:30

Workshop category: 

  • Guideline development, adaptation, assessment and updating


Date and Location


Friday 15 September 2017 - 11:00 to 12:30


Contact persons and facilitators

Contact person:


Per Olav Vandvik
Thomas Agoritsas
Lyubov Lytvyn
Target audience

Target audience: 

Developers and disseminators of systematic reviews, guidelines and decision aids

Level of difficulty: 

Type of workshop

Type of workshop : 



Objectives: To be introduced to - and get practical experience with - authoring and dynamic updating of digitally structured trustworthy evidence summaries, recommendations and decision aids with the GRADE system and the MAGICapp ( and understand how these are disseminated in online multi-layered formats on all devices, ready for use in practice.

Description: Systematic reviewers, guideline developers and proponents of shared decision making face challenges in the creation, dissemination and updating of trustworthy evidence summaries, guideline recommendations and decision aids. Using an innovative guideline authoring and publication platform ( applying the GRADE framework may overcome these challenges.

The workshop will first introduce the GRADE framework for evidence summary and guideline development, from a structured clinical question in PICO format to the making of an evidence summary, recommendations and decision aids. Participants then split into groups, simulating panels charged with developing a guideline recommendation for a clinical issue where there is a recently published high-quality systematic review. Participants will with the help of the MAGICapp follow steps from clinical question to creation of the evidence summary (GRADE Summary of Findings table) and recommendation in multilayered presentation formats . In a final plenary session participants will share experiences and propose how to improve MAGICapp.