Welcome to the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) guidelines blog. Our goals of this blog are to provide you with insight into the AAN systematic review and clinical practice guideline development processes and to fill a gap in communication within the guideline development community. We are providing this blog as a free public resource that allows physicians, patients, third-party payers, and others interested in health care to learn more about systematic review and guideline development, dissemination and outreach offerings, and free tools and resources to incorporate into your systematic review and guideline development processes. Over time, we’ll be providing tools the AAN uses to develop systematic reviews and guidelines; detailed descriptions of our processes from the perspectives of AAN staff, the AAN evidence-based medicine methodologist, and volunteer guideline authors; and lessons learned throughout the various phases of development.
Finally, let us know what you are looking for. While we realize this blog won’t be all things to all readers, we will strive to address your areas of interest. We also understand that, although the knowledge and experience we’ve gained in systematic review and guideline development is valuable, we may not be able to address all questions and concerns you may have. The development process must be tailored to suit the needs and circumstances of a given organization. Nonetheless, we aim to provide helpful insights regardless of any factors that may limit their usefulness. We look forward to hosting a public platform to engage in conversation!