CoCoCare Project

EAN CoCoCare 2023

EAN Guideline Education and Cost-Conscious Healthcare (CoCoCare)


Clinical practice guidelines are a crucial tool for the neurological community, the development of which is one EAN considers as one of its important functions.

In order to sustainably develop high-quality guidelines, EAN recognizes there is a need to build guideline development skills among its members and is very happy to announce the launching of its very own guideline educational programme for 2023 – EAN CoCoCare!

Initiated by Prof. Marian Majoie (Maastricht University, Netherlands) as a project application for the Erasmus Grant in 2018, EAN was brought into the project as a part of the Consortium. The CoCoCare Consortium developed a comprehensive programme, which was successfully conducted in 2019 and 2020 in collaboration with EAN. Now, CoCoCare continues as an EAN project.


  • To teach EAN members how to develop and implement high quality, evidence-based cost-conscious guidelines and;
  • To eventually involve more EAN members into EAN guideline development and consequently improve the quality of EAN guidelines


Learn the Key Skills for Guideline Development

CoCoCare covers the following topics:

  • Systematic reviews and meta-analyses
  • Developing clinical questions
  • GRADE evidence profiles and EtDs
  • AGREE II tool
  • How to present
  • Economic evaluation
  • Guideline implementation


Your CoCoCare Journey

  • E-Learning
    This is a short independent online preparatoy learning for participants consisting of slides, papers, quizzes, and assignments. Although it typically takes 2 days to complete, participants have 2 months to do so.
  • Kick-off Workshop
    This is an in-person orientation and workshop covering the contents of the E-learning phase, which takes place at the EAN Congress 2023. Here, participants will have the opportunity to get to know fellow participants and form working groups for the next phase. This workshop will be done in combination with the EAN Guidelines Workshop in the morning session, where EAN guideline issues will be discussed and CoCoCare participants will have the opportunity to network with senior guideline developers.
  • Training on the Job
    At this stage, participants will delve deep into modules designed to cover the skills needed for guideline development, each starting with 1-3 webinars per module, quizzes and practical exercises, and finally ending with a poster for presentation. Our expert trainers will be guiding you and checking your work with every step of the way.
  • Poster Presentation
    This is the culmination activity of the course. Here, the participant is to present their work at the EAN Congress 2024 Scientific Theatre and receive feedback from the Trainers.

Benefits for CoCoCare Participants

Throughout the duration of the programme, participants will receive constant guidance and advice from the CoCoCare trainers as well as free access to all CoCoCare learning materials (incl. videos, reading materials, slides, etc.). The value of which, amounting to €2000* per participant, is covered by EAN.

Participants who complete the programme and present a poster at EAN Congress 2024 will receive the following:

  • CoCoCare Certificate awarded during the RRFS Assembly at the EAN Congress 2024
  • A grant to participate in the EAN Congress (worth €700 including registration and 2 nights of accommodation)
  • The opportunity to work with EAN guideline experts
  • Public acknowledgment (EANpages)

Participation in all phases is mandatory to graduate from the course! 

*In the event that the participant does not complete the programme, they are liable to return a fraction of the tuition, I.e. €300 (for higher income country participants) and €100 (for lower income country participants). 


April – June 2023E-Learning
June 30, 2023Kick-off Workshop at the EAN Congress 2023
July 2023 – August 2023Training on the Job Module 1
August 2023 – September 2023Training on the Job Module 2
October 2023 – November 2023Training on the Job Module 3
November 2023 – December 2023Training on the Job Module 4
January 2024 – February 2024Training on the Job Module 5
February 2024 – March 2024Training on the Job Module 6
March 2024 – June 2024Preparation for Poster Presentation
June 29 – July 2, 2024Poster Presentation at the EAN Congress 2024
June 29 – July 2, 2024Graduation Ceremony at the EAN Congress 2024


Contact us

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