Public Hearing on Scope for the revised WHO Guideline on the Management of Chronic Pain in Children

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Public Hearing on Scope for the revised WHO Guideline on the Management of Chronic Pain in Children

16 January 2020 14:00 – 16:00 Central European Time,Geneva, Switzerland

Background: The World Health Organization (WHO) is currently in the process of developing a revised WHO Guideline on the Management of Chronic Pain in Children (the “Pain in Children Guideline”).  As part of such process, scoping is an important stage of guideline development, as it establishes the focus for the guideline’s recommendations (i.e., what the guideline will and will not include) as well as the key questions that will govern the search for evidence to inform such recommendations.

The scope of the guideline on the management of chronic pain in children, as suggested by WHO’s guideline steering group, is available here.

Purpose of the public hearing

 WHO would like to hear the views of relevant stakeholders on the proposed scope of the Pain in Children Guideline. To this end, WHO will hold a public hearing via a videoconference to enable stakeholders to present their views on the scope of the Pain in Children Guideline.

Date and Time of the public hearing

The public hearing will be held on Thursday 16 January 2020 at 14:00 Geneva local time. The public hearing is expected to last up to 2 hours. However, this duration could vary depending on number of participants.

Who can participate in the public hearing?

WHO Member States, governmental and non-governmental organizations, research and academic institutions, philanthropic foundations, private sector entities  who have an interest or stake in the management of chronic pain in children (each, a “Stakeholder”), and who wish to present a view on the scope of guideline, are invited to participate in the public hearing.

How to participate?

In order to indicate your interest to participate in the public hearing, please register online by 23:59 Geneva local time Sunday 12 January 2020 here. When you register, you will be required to provide details related to your full name, the name of entity you represent, your title or position in the entity, country of residence, and email.

Registrations received by the deadline will be screened by WHO. Stakeholders who are invited to participate in the public hearing will be provided, via email by the WHO Secretariat, with further details and instructions on participation on Monday 13 January 2020.

 

Source, registration: WHO website