Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) Annual Conference 2018

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Why attend?

  • 8 pre-conference courses on a wide and interesting range of topics.
  • An international line up of influential keynote speakers discussing the big issues in evidence-based practice today.
  • 35 parallel sessions showcasing the innovative work being done by your peers across the globe.
  • Opportunities to engage with speakers and delegates throughout the conference using a purpose built interactive conference app.
  • A lively and inclusive social programme to maximise networking opportunities.

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When and where?

11 – 14 September 2018, Principal Hotel Manchester. 

G-I-N 2018: Why we do what we do – the purpose and impact of guidelines is an exciting opportunity for all those who work with guidelines in health and social care to come together, from development and methodology through to implementation and evaluation.

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About the event

G-I-N 2018 will be co-hosted by NICE and the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN). This international event will host discussions on a range of issues affecting health and social care providers around the world. Topics will include: the benefits of guidelines for patients, how guidelines can support shared decision making, and addressing variations in care.

Over the 4 day conference programme, there will be a unique opportunity to reflect on what peers from across the globe are doing in the field of evidence-based practice, what challenges are being faced in the digital age, and the role that guidelines play in driving and enabling high quality care.

View the conference programme.

About  G-I-N

G-I-N is a global network founded in 2002. Its mission is to lead, strengthen and support collaboration and work within the guideline development, adaptation and implementation community. The network supports evidence-based healthcare and aims to improve health outcomes by reducing inappropriate variation throughout the world.

NICE and SIGN have been organisational members of the G-I-N community since 2002 and look forward to co-hosting the 2018 annual conference in Manchester.

Exhibition programme

We take part in a number of health and social care exhibitions and conferences throughout the year. Each event gives us the chance to meet frontline users of NICE guidance and standards face-to-face, to talk to our key audiences about what we do, and to take on board valued feedback on our work programmes. 

These are the events that NICE will be attending in the forthcoming months. If you’re planning to attend any of these events please visit our stand and find out more about what we do and how you can get involved..

NHS Expo 2018

5-6 September 2018, Manchester Central

With the NHS’s 70th birthday this year, Expo will be celebrating the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions. The conference will appreciate the vital role the service plays in our lives, and will recognise and thank the extraordinary NHS staff.

Visit our stand to find out more about how we work with the NHS to improve healthcare and lives.

Public Health England Annual Conference 2018

11-12 September 2018, University of Warwick

Over 1,500 people will be brought together at Public Health England's Annual Conference. Attendees will come from organisations that contribute to improving the health of the public, as well as those that promote science and evidence.

Visit the NICE stand to find out more about our public health guidelines and the work we do to improve the health of the public.

G-I-N Conference 2018

11-14 September 2018, Manchester

This event is an exciting opportunity for all those who work with guidelines in health and care, from development and methodology through to implementation and evaluation, to come together.

G-I-N is delighted to be working with two founder members this year – the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)

Visit our stand to find out how we develop and implement our guidelines.

Upcoming speaking engagements

NICE Into Action webinars for allied health professionals

We'll be running 4 webinars with NHS England and NHS Improvement this autumn.

  • 10 September: An AHP’s guide to NICE.
  • 15 October: The role of quality standards.
  • 13 November: Implementing NICE guidance - everyone’s business.
  • 11 December: NICE and you as a professional and practitioner.

Find out more and book your place

Managers quality networking forum

19 September 2018, Staffordshire

Implementation Facilitator Rachel Reid will be speaking at this event in Staffordshire.

Request a speaker

Complete a speaker request form and return it to

We are generally unable to provide speakers for events that are hosted or sponsored by a single industry sponsor as this could constitute a conflict of interest.

Requesting a speaker from NICE

As a high profile national organisation, NICE gets a lot of request for speakers. We try our best to fulfil all these requests but due to pressure on staff time we do sometimes have to prioritise. In order to maximise the chance of us being able to help you and to deal with your request promptly, please bear in mind the following points when requesting a speaker.

What you can expect from us

  • We will acknowledge your request for a speaker within 7 days, confirming whether or not we are in principle able to fulfil the request and giving an indication of who the speaker for your event is likely to be.
  • We will confirm the exact speaker as soon as we are able to, however it is not always possible to do this until a few weeks before the date of the engagement.
  • We will do our best to deal with requests for a speaker at short notice (within a month of the date of request) however this is not always possible.
  • We are generally unable to provide speakers for events that are hosted or sponsored by a single industry sponsor as this could constitute a conflict of interest.

What we expect from you

  • Speaking engagements are coordinated by NICE's External Communications team so please make your initial request by filling in the speakers request form and emailing it to Please do not make multiple approaches for a speaker to different people at NICE as this can cause confusion and duplication of effort.
  • If you need to talk to someone urgently to see how your request is progressing please call Louise Tempia, External Communications Executive, on 020 7045 2175.
  • Please try to give us as much notice as possible for when you require a speaker. 2 - 3 months advance notice is ideal.
  • Please make it clear if you would like a specific member of the NICE team to speak (for example, our Chairman or Chief Executive) or if you would like someone with particular expertise (for example, a health economist) but be prepared to be flexible, as your first choice may not always be available.
  • Please give us as much information as possible as you can about the type of event you are hosting including the purpose of the event, date, time and audience numbers as this helps us find the most appropriate speaker for you.
  • We normally expect non-NHS bodies to meet speaker's travel and accommodation costs.
  • Please apply to the communications team at NICE for permission if you would like to publish presentations given by NICE staff on your website or in a conference programme, as the material may be subject to copyright.
  • Please do send any feedback on the speaker to as this helps improve the service for other users. You may submit any feedback in confidence if you wish.