- The Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) 13th annual conference will take place from September 27-30, 2016 in Philadelphia. This conference will be co-hosted by the American College of Physicians, ECRI Institute and Penn Medicine. The theme is "Individualised Guidelines and Clinical Performance Measurement in an Era of Personalised Medicine." Abstract submission and registration opens January 4, 2016. For more information, visit the G-I-N Conference Web site.
- The 8th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation will take place from December 14-15, 2015 in Washington DC. The theme is "Optimizing Personal and Population Health." Visit theconference home page for more information.
- The Guidelines International Network North America (G-I-N NA) continues to sponsor a monthly webinar series on topics of interest to the North American guideline community. Information on upcoming webinars, as well as audio files and slides from past webinars, are available on the G-I-N Web site.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory
- December 4, 2015: SGLT2 Inhibitors: An FDA safety review has resulted in adding warnings to the labels of a specific class of type 2 diabetes medicines called sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors about the risks of too much acid in the blood and of serious urinary tract infections. Both conditions can result in hospitalization.