American Univesity of Beirut


​​​​​​Target Audience  

AUB and non-AUB faculty, students, residents, trainees, research fellows, clinical fellows, research assistants and staff involved interested in developing or adapting clinical practice guidelines. 


  • Support national, regional, and international organizations in applying the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation) methodology to produce systematic reviews and/or healthcare guidelines
  • Conduct methodological work for furthering GRADE in areas that include guideline development and adaptation
  • Build capacity in GRADE methodology through mentorship, education, training, advocacy, and collaborations


  • Provide one-to-one support for grading the certainty of evidence and the strength of recommendations
  • Provide guidance to developing or adapting healthcare guidelines
  • Offer training workshops

Team Members

  • Director: Elie Akl, MD, PhD
  • Coordinator: Joanne Khabsa​, BS Pharm, MPH​

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