The First Meeting of the WHO Guideline Development Group for the Revision of the WHO 1999 Guidelines for Iodine Thyroid Blocking Conferences uri icon

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  • The meeting held in May 2014 in Würzburg, Germany, discussed the scope of the revision of the 1999 WHO guidelines for iodine thyroid blocking (ITB) by following the WHO handbook for guideline development. This article describes the process and methods of developing the revised, evidence-based WHO guidelines for ITB following nuclear and radiological accidents, the results of the kick-off meeting as well as further steps taken to complete the revision.


  • Reiners, Christoph
  • Schneider, Rita
  • Akashi, Makoshi
  • Akl, Elie
  • Jourdain, Jean-René
  • Li, Chunsheng
  • Murith, Christoph
  • Van Bladel, Lodewijk
  • Yamashita, Shunichi
  • Zeeb, Hajo
  • Vitti, Paolo
  • Carr, Zhanat

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  • September 2016

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