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Medical Year in Review

Author: Kate H. Gamble, Senior Editor

A look at study data released during the last year that will transform the way diseases and conditions are managed. 


During the past year, key findings were presented at major medical conferences and meetings that will impact the way diseases and conditions are treated going forward. Pharmacy Times has compiled some of the most important updates from 2010 and 2011, including new treatments and drug indications, trends in prescribing, treatment guidelines, screening recommendations, medication adherence trends, and new data on procedures for conditions including arthritis, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, irritable bowel disease, asthma, and allergy. We’ve organized the information presented at several different conferences into 11 major therapeutic categories.

PAIN/INFLAMMATION

2010 Scientific Sessions of the American College of Rheumatology

EAR/EYE/NOSE/THROAT

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2010 Annual Scientific Meeting

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2011 Annual Meeting

American Society of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 37th Annual Meeting

DIABETES

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists 20th Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress

American Diabetes Association 70th Annual Scientific Sessions

PEDIATRICS

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 57th Annual Meeting

Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research 2011 Annual Meeting

American Academy of Pediatrics 2010 National Conference and Exhibition 

FIRST AID

ACAAI 2010 Annual Scientific Meeting

National Medical Association 2010 Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly

American Academy of Pediatrics 2010 National Conference and Exhibition

VITAMINS AND SUPPLEMENTS

AACE 20th Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress 

Pri-Med Southwest 2011

American Heart Association Annual Scientific Sessions 2010

American Thoracic Society 2010 International Conference

American Academy of Dermatology 69th Annual Meeting

WOMEN’S HEALTH

American College of Rheumatology 74th Annual Scientific Meeting

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 59th Annual Clinical Meeting

Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 31st Annual Meeting

Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer

ORAL CARE

Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 31st Annual Meeting

International Association of Dental Research 89th General Session and Exhibition

International Association of Dental Research 89th General Session and Exhibition

TOPICALS

Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 20th Annual Scientific Meeting

American Academy of Dermatology 69th Annual Meeting

STOMACH/GI

American College of Gastroenterology 75th Annual Meeting

Digestive Disease Week 2011

COLD/COUGH/ALLERGY

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2010 Annual Scientific Meeting

World Allergy Organization 2010 International Scientific Conference