Challenges in leading the panel online and how GRADEpro - Panel Voice can help you facilitate this process

Challenges in leading the panel online and how GRADEpro - Panel Voice can help you facilitate this process

Discussion with a demonstration of PanelVoice use

Our first GRADEpro webinar hosted by Evidence Prime in 2023 took place on the 28th of February.

Last time, in the GRADEpro webinar series, we talked about the Multi-EtDs Framework. You can watch the recording of the webinar here: 

This time, we presented what are the challenges in leading the panel online and how the PanelVoice module in GRADEpro can make the process of guideline development smoother. 

PanelVoice is a 'one-stop-shop' for your panel's guideline development process. It streamlines the decision-making process in health care by simply and easily facilitating online communication between experts – sharing opinions, voting, and commenting. PanelVoice is an add-on to GRADEpro – software used by over 100 000 reviewers and guideline developers. You can learn more about the tool in our GRADEpro Knowledge base and in the following video:

During the presentation, you learn about leading of the panel online in guideline development process, what are the challenges, and possible solutions. We also show you a quick DEMO of the tool, which supports the process.


Dr. Wojtek Wiercioch is a research and guideline methodologist at the McMaster GRADE Centre and Michael G. DeGroote Cochrane Canada Centre in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada. His research focus is in evidence synthesis, guideline development methodology, and the guideline development process. His main research activities include the development of guidelines and systematic reviews in collaboration with various medical professional societies, healthcare organizations, and ministries of health, as well as the development and evaluation of guideline methods.

Justyna Lityńska is a Product Manager at Evidence Prime. She provides support to users of GRADEpro and takes part in the constant improvement of its features.

Bart Dietl is the head of Product Development at Evidence Prime. He provides the pioneers of Evidence Based Medicine and the GRADE method with new solutions and leads the process of creating new tools that facilitate the guideline development process.

What will you learn?

  • What are the challenges in leading a guideline panel online to complete the guideline development process?
  • What communication and steps are needed to formulate guideline recommendations with panels 
  • How guideline groups use the GRADE Evidence-to-Decision frameworks and evidence profiles in GRADEpro to develop recommendations
  • How GRADEpro and the PanelVoice feature can help you facilitate this process