Plan now for 2008 Contraceptive Technology

Circle the calendar now for the annual Contraceptive Technology conference. Sessions will be held March 6-8, 2008, in Boston, and April 3-5, 2008, in San Francisco.

Join Contraceptive Technology authors and other national women's health experts in reviewing the latest methods of contraception and expanding knowledge of reproductive health issues. Take advantage of four preconference sessions: "Focus on Adolescent Health Care," "Contraception for Women with Chronic Medical Conditions," "Endometrial and Vulvar Biopsy Skills Training," and "Managing Abnormal Paps and Vulvar Disease." The preconference sessions will be held March 5 in Boston and April 2 in San Francisco. Continuing education credits are available for all sessions.

For more information, contact Contemporary Forums, 11900 Silvergate Drive, Attn.: Registrar, Dublin, CA 94568. Phone: (925) 828-7100, ext. 5252. Fax: (800) 329-9923. E-mail: info@cforums.com. Web: www.cforums.com.

New guide available for ED-based HIV testing

Free resource based on interviews, visits

To guide clinicians and administrators through planning, implementing, or expanding emergency department (ED)-based HIV testing programs, the Health Research and Educational Trust, an affiliate of the American Hospital Association, has developed a web-based operational guide, HIV Testing in the Emergency Department: A Practical Guide.

The free comprehensive resource is based on interviews and site visits with EDs that have pioneered ED-based HIV testing. The guide may be accessed at the web site, www.edhivtestguide.org.