- 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 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.
- Updated RNAO guideline on person- and family-centred care
- Updated ASCO guideline on stage IV non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
Look for these guidelines in NGC in the near future!
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory
- January 4, 2016: Noxafil (posaconazole): The FDA is cautioning that differences in dosing regimens between the two oral formulations of the antifungal Noxafil (posaconazole) have resulted in dosing errors. To help prevent additional medication errors, the drug labels were revised to indicate that the two oral formulations cannot be directly substituted for each other but require a change in dose. Direct mg for mg substitution of the two formulations can result in drug levels that are lower or higher than needed to effectively treat certain fungal infections.
Health Awareness Topics - January 2016
- Cervical Health Awareness Month (see related guidelines)
- National Glaucoma Awareness Month (see related guidelines)
- Thyroid Awareness Month (see related guidelines)
How to Participate
- Submit Guidelines: Visit our Submit Guidelines page for information on how to submit your organization's guidelines.
- Suggest a Guideline for Possible Inclusion: Submit your suggestions for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines that you would like to see included in NGC.