The symposium brought together over 135 participants from 100 national and international institutions, across nine countries. Each day of the symposium focused on a different facet of evidence based deprescribing guidelines. The first day focused on developing new deprescribing guidelines and integrating deprescribing recommendations into existing clinical practice guidelines. The second day, participants turned their attention to the process of implementing deprescribing guidelines, monitoring implementation efforts, and evaluating guideline impact. Participants divided into two streams on the third day, the first stream was a group of educators who were interested in developing deprescribing curricula, while the second stream was a group of researchers who were interested in evaluating implementation of one or more of the deprescribing guidelines. Over the three days, relationships between researchers, clinicians, and community advocates developed and many action items were put forward.
Our diverse and dynamic group of speakers and panelists provided in-depth insight, as well as, actionable and practical tools, methods and research; and were able to share how deprescribing can be used in key areas such as: healthcare, education and outreach.
We are working on transcribing notes from the keynote presentations, breakout sessions and workshops, and once everything has been aggregated we invite you to visit the deprescribing website to download the material. In the meantime, you can access the speaker presentation slides here.
If you wish to view photos from the event please visit the Deprescribing Facebook page.
For further information on the symposium please contact by Dr. Barbara Farrell at the Bruyère Research Institute BFarrell@bruyere.org