The following list of reports reflects the latest in findings and outcomes in medical research as presented at major medical meetings and published peer-reviewed medical journals. In this section you can view reports from important congresses as well as summaries of some recently published journal articles. Please let us know if you have a particular area of interest you would like to see covered.
Oral Therapies Realigned to Provide Improved Control and Reduced Risk in Type 2 Diabetes
San Francisco, California / June 13-17, 2014
San Francisco - New guidance for sustained glycemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has been derived from two studies of real-world therapy. Both studies, presented at the ADA, provided insight on long-term glycemic control in...
PRIORITY PRESS - 70th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC)
Update on HPV: Primary Care Providers Gatekeepers of Sexual Health for Mid-Life Women
Niagara Falls, Ontario / June 10-13, 2014
Niagara Falls, Ontario - Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines have been widely accepted as a primary prevention strategy in children and adolescents prior to their sexual debut before they are exposed to HPV. Less well accepted is the need...
PHYSICIAN PERSPECTIVE - Get with the PROTOCOL - Dual-antiplatelet Therapies for Acute Coronary Syndromes: A Regional Perspective on the Evidence and Resulting Changes
Hamilton Health Sciences
Guest Editor: Madhu Natarajan, MD Interventional CardiologistDirector, Hamilton-Niagara Integrated Heart Investigation Unit Hamilton Health SciencesMcMaster UniversityHamilton, Ontario Introduction The protocol for antiplatelet...
Diagnosis, Assessment Tools and the Management of Gout
Whistler, BC / February 26-March 1, 2014
Whistler, BC - Gout may be perceived as an ailment or minor illness, but it can cause as much disability as rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis, and thus deserves urgent and expert attention. New imaging and therapeutic options are emerging...
Focus on Gram-Positive Organisms: Approaches to Eradicate Life-Threatening Infections
Barcelona, Spain / May 10-13, 2014
Barcelona - Gram-positive organisms, especially Staphylococcus aureus, are responsible for a large proportion of infections in North American today. Some are mild, others such as bacteremia and infective endocarditis, are life-threatening....
New Biologic Therapies in the Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis
Chicago, Illinois / May 3-6, 2014
Chicago - New biologic treatments for ulcerative colitis (UC) are being developed to offer advantages to patients with respect to administration route, dosing regimen and side effect profile; in addition, agents with different mechanisms of...
Adult Vaccination: Time for a Paradigm Shift from Infants to Adults
Cape Town, South Africa / April 2-5, 2014
Cape Town - A great deal of attention has been focused on pediatric immunization over the years. As a result, society has witnessed resounding success in controlling vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) in the young. Success has been less...
Pain Management: New Approaches in Opioid-Induced Constipation
Maastricht, The Netherlands / May 7-10, 2014
Maastricht - As the population ages, the incidence of chronic pain and resulting use of opioids for treatment is increasing. While opioids provide significant analgesic effect, their benefit is accompanied by common side effects. In an...
PHYSICIAN PERSPECTIVE - Viewpoint based on presentations from the 49th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)
New Direct-acting Antiviral Agents in the Treatment of Hepatitis C Genotype 1 Infection
London, UK / April 9-13, 2014
Guest Editor: Jordan J. Feld, MD, MPHToronto Centre for Liver DiseaseToronto Western HospitalFrancis Family Liver ClinicUniversity Health NetworkMcLauglin-Rotman Centre for Global HealthToronto,...