Increasing the Systematic use of Existing Evidence
Monday July 15th – 09:00
Dr. Gartlehner is the head of the Department for Evidence-based Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at Danube University, Krems, Austria. A physician for family and emergency medicine and a clinical epidemiologist by training. His main area of expertise is in systematic reviews and meta-analyses, particularly concerning the comparative efficacy and safety of medications. Recently Dr. Gartlehner has been made the Associate Director of the RTI-UNC (Research Triangle – University of North Carolina) Evidence-based Practice Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. Over the past years he has led multiple systematic reviews for the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Oregon Effectiveness Review Project. Dr. Gartlehner has also been involved in various international methods groups, whose goal has been to advance the field of systematic reviews. He was the lead investigator on an AHRQ-funded project to develop a tool to distinguish efficacy from effectiveness trials.