NGC Update Service: January 19, 2015

National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC)

January 19, 2015

New This Week

Guideline Summaries

Department of Veterans Affairs

Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

The Endocrine Society

World Health Organization

Withdrawn Summaries

These summaries have been withdrawn from the NGC Web site because they no longer meet the NGC Inclusion Criteria with respect to date, or because the guideline developer has indicated that they are no longer current. See the Guideline Archive for a complete list of all guidelines that have been withdrawn from the NGC Web site.

Please refer to NGC's FAQ page if you have additional questions about guidelines recently withdrawn.

American College of Physicians

  • Screening for HIV in health care settings: a guidance statement for the American College of Physicians and HIV Medicine Association.

American College of Preventive Medicine

  • Screening for osteoporosis in the adult U.S. population: ACPM position statement on preventive practice.

American Psychiatric Association

  • Practice guideline for the treatment of patients with panic disorder.


NGC Spotlight

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Health Awareness Topics - January 2015

Conference News

  • The Guidelines International Network North America (G-I-N/NA) and the Section on Evidence Based Health Care (SEBHC) of The New York Academy of Medicine are co-sponsoring the second conference on "Evidence-based Guidelines Affecting Policy, Practice and Stakeholders" March 2-3, 2015 in New York City, NY. Registration is open.

    Conference objectives are as follows:

    • To provide a platform for constructive dialogue between stakeholders in the development, implementation and use of clinical guidelines
    • To enhance successful uptake, implementation and use of clinical guidelines through fostering ongoing collaboration between relevant stakeholders
  • 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, is available on the G-I-N Web site.

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