Deprescribing Guideline Symposium Resources

In March 2018, the Bruyère Deprescribing Research team hosted an international symposium on the development, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based Deprescribing guidelines.

The symposium brought together over 130 participants from 100 national and international institutions, across 10 countries. Discussion topics included:

A diverse and dynamic group of speakers and panelists provided insight, as well as, actionable and practical tools, methods and research. Over the three days, relationships between researchers, clinicians, and community advocates developed and many action items were put forward.

View the symposium agenda and speaker biographies here.

Post-symposium publications available here.

Monday, March 26, 2018 – Speaker Presentations 



How do we make sure guidelines are developed efficiently and effectively while meeting the needs of users?



Getting started on an evidence-based clinical guideline (choice of priority therapeutic topic areas – e.g. statins, opioids)


Tuesday, March 27, 2018 – Speaker Presentations










Wednesday, March 28, 2018 – Speaker Presentations


  • Welcome
    Lalitha Raman-Wilms, BScPhm, PharmD, FCSHP – Professor and Dean, College of Pharmacy, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba






  • World Café: Deprescribing research priorities and important outcome measures for developing guidelines
    Session: One
    Session: Two