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2012-2013 The Medical Year in Review

Author: Eileen Oldfield, Associate Editor

Over the past year, many important medical topics were the focus of presentations and papers at medical conferences and conventions across the country and the world. Pharmacists need to stay up-to-date on findings that may impact disease state management and treatments—and also offer insights into future trends in health care. Here are some of those findings from recent medical meetings in 11 major therapeutic areas.

Pain/Inflammation

American College of Rheumatology 76th Annual Scientific Meeting
American Pain Society 31st Annual Scientific Meeting

Ear/Eye/Nose/Throat

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2013 Annual Meeting
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting

Diabetes

Epidemiology and Prevention/ Physical Activity, Nutrition and Metabolism Scientific Sessions
American Heart Association Annual Scientific Sessions 2012

Pediatrics

American Academy of Pediatrics 2012 National Conference and Exhibition
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting

First Aid

American Academy of Pediatrics 2012 National Conference and Exhibition
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting

Vitamins and Supplements

Epidemiology and Prevention/ Physical Activity, Nutrition and Metabolism 2012 Scientific Sessions
American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition 2012
American Heart Association Annual Scientific Sessions 2012

Women's Health 

American College of Rheumatology 76th Annual Scientific Meeting
21st Annual Women’s Health Congress
60th Annual Meeting of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation

Oral Care

International Association for Dental Research PER Conference 2012
2012 FDI Annual World Dental Congress
American College of Rheumatology 76th Annual Scientific Meeting

Topicals

British Association of Dermatologists 92nd Annual Meeting
23rd Annual Meeting of the Wound Healing Society
Second Eastern Asia Dermatology Congress

Stomach/GI

Joint International Neurogastroenterology and Motility Meeting

Cold/Cough/Allergy

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting

Family Planning

21st Annual Women’s Health Congress

60th Annual Meeting of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation