The Czech National Centre for Evidence-Based Healthcare and Knowledge Translation

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Adj. Assoc. Prof. Miloslav Klugar, Ph.D.

Director and founder of the Czech National Centre for Evidence-Based Healthcare and Knowledge Translation (CEBHC-KT) that is an umbrella for the Cochrane Czech Republic, Masaryk University GRADE Centre, and The Czech Republic (Middle European) Centre for EBHC: JBI Centre of Excellence.  

Dr. Klugar is focused on the development, implementation, advocacy, and teaching of Evidence-Based Healthcare, especially on the evidence synthesis.

He is member of several international methodological groups in Cochrane, Joanna Briggs Institute, GRADE and Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) (Cochrane Advisory Board for Evidence advocacy, Diagnostic test accuracy, Umbrella reviews, GRADE for Evidence To Decision Framework, GRADE for Public Health, Actualisation and Adaptation of guidelines, Rapid reviews, etc.)

As a member of JBI GRADE center and Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Health at the University of Adelaide, Dr. Klugar is focused on the implementation and improvement of GRADE methods within systematic reviews, clinical practice guidelines, and public health. Dr. Klugar is authorized representative of the Czech Health Research Council at Guidelines International Network and chair of the Czech Society of Hyperbaric and Aviation Medicine.

Dr. Klugar is an investigator, co-investigator, or member of more than six funded international research projects, the reviewer of several scientific journals, a member of the international editorial board of the JBI Evidence Synthesis. He is a member of the international editorial board of the journal of Revista de Enfermagem Referência. Dr. Klugar is an experienced academic with more than ten years of teaching experience and an established research record. Dr. Klugar leads research modules at the Doctoral and Master’s level and supervises master's and Doctoral research students in the fields of social medicine/public health, and sports and exercise science. As a certified JBI and Cochrane systematic reviewer and systematic review trainer, Dr. Klugar has delivered several training programmes, at Czech Universities and overseas, and has published several systematic review protocols, full reviews, and clinical practice guidelines.

Dr. Klugar is the president of Global Evidence Summit 2021 in the Czech Republic, chair of Local Organizing Committee, and member of the Global Organizing Committee.