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Ina Kopp

Director, German Association of the Scientific Medical Societies´ Institute for Medical Knowledge-Management (AWMF-IMWi), Philipps-University, Marburg

Ina Kopp is the director of the German Association of the Scientific Medical Societies´ Institute for Medical Knowledge-Management (AWMF-IMWi) at Philipps-University, Marburg. AWMF-IMWi is the clearinghouse of Clinical Practice Guidelines (GPC), developed by the 175 scientific societies organised under the umbrella of AWMF. Ina serves as coordinator and consultant for CPG development and oversees the internet distribution of CPGs, related information and tools for guideline developers via the AWMF-website. She is vice chair of AWMF´s Standing Commission for Clinical Practice Guidelines and represents AWMF in the National Programme for Disease Management Guidelines and in the Programme for Guidelines in Oncology in Germany. She is involved in several quality initiatives on the national level such as the National Project for Cross-Sectoral Quality in Health Care of the Federal Ministry of Health. She trained in general surgery (1995-2000) and internal medicine (2001-2002), received her M.D. and her professorship from the University of Marburg and did research work in the field of health services research and quality improvement. She served as chair of the Guideline International Network and is author or co-author of seven books and over 150 publications.