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Guideline Task Force (GTF)

Guideline Task Force (GTF)

The mission of the GTF is to provide oversight to:

  • clinical guideline and consensus statement development process;
  • clinical practice guideline and consensus statement dissemination; and
  • clinical practice guideline implementation.

The GTF also provides a forum for education on topics related to guidelines, development standards and dissemination techniques.

A primary function of the GTF is to rank, prioritize, and vet topics submitted for development into either clinical practice guidelines or clinical consensus statements.

Guideline Topic Submission

The GTF accepts topic submissions for consideration at the Fall meeting June – August, and consideration at the Spring meeting November – March. The spring 2019 GTF meeting will be on May 13th and new topics can be submitted until April 30th. Topic submissions require a completed form and sponsorship and presentation by an Academy committee member. Proposal forms should be emailed to

GTF Clinical Practice Guideline Topic Submission Form

GTF Consensus Statement Topic Submission Form