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CGS Endorsement

Societies or groups who wish to obtain CGS endorsement should forward their request to the CGS (cgs@secretariatcentral.com).  The criteria for CGS to consider endorsement are as follows:

ELIGIBILITY:

  1. Topic of the product to be endorsed should have the following characteristics:
    1. Is of interest to the broad CGS membership and CGS anticipates broad support from members
    2. Aligns with the Mission of the CGS
    3. Is applicable at a national level
  2. Recommendations made should be made by a nationally recognized medical or allied health society/group with expertise in the topic. The society/group should be independent of commercial interests. The process/funding of developing the material/evidence-based recommendations should be transparent and developed free from potential conflict of interest and they have provided the CGS with a Conflict of Interest form.
  3. Recommendations for clinical practice guidelines should be evidence based and includes a recent literature search strategy, a synthesis and summary of recommendations.
  4. Product is available in English and will be readily accessible and free of charge
  5. In general the product should be in a relatively final version and not yet published. Consideration may be given to products that have recently been published if the above criteria are fulfilled.

TIMELINE:

Requests for endorsement that are approved by the executive and aligned with a CGS Special Interest Group (SIG) accept a timeline of up to sixteen (16) weeks to review the request.

DISCLAIMER: As endorsement requests are reviewed by volunteers, the CGS Executive may decline an endorsement request due to a lack of time, resources or internal expertise.



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