​​​​​​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
  • Offer training workshops

Team Members

  • Director: Elie Akl, MD, PhD
  • Coordinator: Lara Kahale, RN, MSc, PhD(c)
  • Research assistant: Sally Yaacoub, BS, MPH


​Contact information

Ms. Lara Kahale


Telephone: 961 1350000 ext. 5458​​​