Clinical Practice Guidelines
Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) and Consensus Reports are developed by the appropriate/pertinent committees (Practice Affairs, Endoscopy, Pediatrics, Hepatobiliary, Ethics) or individual members with a particular interest, on behalf of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) in order to outline the clinical approach to management problems or training issues. After preparation, based on a review of the literature, each guideline/consensus report is made available to the CAG membership for review. Finally, the guideline/consensus report is presented to the CAG Governing Board for further review and final approval.
CPGs and Consensus Reports are intended to give an understanding of a clinical problem and outline one or more preferred approaches to investigation and management of the problem. While CPGs are intended to be useful to all physicians, it is recognized that specialists may rely less on practice guidelines than those in more general practice. These guidelines are intended to give a practical approach to a problem based on the current literature, but are not intended to be state-of-the-art reviews with extensive references. Consensus reports are derived in line with accepted literature surrounding the process and production of Consensus documents, and as such, provide an extensive and complete review of the literature. More recently completed Consensus Reports have been developed in accordance with literature on accepted consensus process. Download a copy of the CAG position surrounding the development of CPGs.
CPGs and Consensus Reports are developed to be of assistance to practicing clinicians and are not intended to be the only approach to the management of clinical problems, nor are they intended to be considered as a ‘standard of care’. The CAG recognizes that clinical circumstances may at times justify an approach different from that outlined in a practice guideline. It is also recognized that new developments in medical research and clinical practice may require subsequent changes to the practice guideline.
2015- SCENIC International Consensus Statement on Surveillance and Management of Dysplasia in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
2014- Consensus Statements on the Risk, Prevention, and Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Canadian Association of Gastroenterology
2011- Treatment of Hospitalized Adult Patients With Severe Ulcerative Colitis: Toronto Consensus Statements
2009- Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Clinical Practice Guidelines: The Use of Tumour Necrosis Factor-Alpha Antagonist Therapy in Crohn’s Disease
2004- Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Clinical Practice Guidelines: The Use of Infliximab in Crohn’s Disease
2001- Infliximab for the Treatment of Crohnís Disease: Review and Indications for Clinical Use in Canada
2016- The Toronto Consensus for the Treatment of Helicobacter Pylori Infection in Adults
2004- Canadian Helicobacter Study Group Consensus Conference: Update on the Management of Helicobacter Pylori
1999- Canadian Helicobacter Pylori Consensus Conference Update: Infections in Adults
1999- Canadian Helicobacter Study Group Consensus Conference on the Approach to Helicobacter Pylori Infection in Children and Adolescents
1998- Canadian Helicobacter Pylori Consensus Conference