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Upcoming abstract and workshop proposal and other deadlines
2016 APGO Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar—“Changing Tides: Navigating the Educational Seas”
January 9-12, 2016—Palm Springs, California
An annual meeting of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, designed for physician educators who teach medical students and residents in obstetrics and gynecology and women’s health, and others interested in ob-gyn and women’s health education. Learn more...
59th All India Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
January 13–17, 2016—Agra, India
Sponsored by the Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) and the Agra Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society (AOGS), the conference aims to disseminate recently acquired scientific knowledge and skills as well as to provide a platform to review controversies. This year's theme is “Women's Health: Conception to Senescence.” Program areas include 1) Obstetric Emergencies – The Ticking Clock; 2) Ovary Unfolded; 3) Contraceptive Revisited; 4) Adolescent: The growing up phase; and 5) Miscellaneous. Abstract submission closes on September 30, 2015. Learn more...
The World Congress on Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
January 14–17, 2016—Cannes, France
Updated, state-of-the-art information on the latest developments in research and clinical practice in the main areas of recurrent pregnancy loss. Abstract submission closes on August 22, 2015. Learn more...
3rd International Congress on Women’s Health and Unsafe Abortion
January 26–29, 2016—Bangkok, Thailand
With a theme of ‘Working Together towards Global Safe Abortion’ and an international slate of speakers, this conference—sponsored by the Women's Health and Reproductive Rights Foundation of Thailand (WHRRF)—is designed to cover topics ranging from abortion technology to law, regulation, politic and ethics. Abstract submissions close on September 15, 2015. Learn more...
STFM Conference on Medical Student Education
January 28-31, 2016—Phoenix, Arizona
The Conference on Medical Student Education, offered by the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine, is geared specifically to medical educators. Conference presentations will span the full range of issues related to medical student education in family medicine, and include teacher/student presentation teams. Learn more...
The Pregnancy Meeting:
36th Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
February 1–6, 2016—Atlanta, Georgia
THE SMFM Annual Meeting brings together physicians who have advanced knowledge of the obstetrical, medical, genetic, and surgical complications of pregnancy and their effects on both the mother and fetus. Physicians and scientists present hundreds of papers and posters on cutting-edge topics in the field of maternal-fetal medicine. Abstract submission closes on August 8, 2015. Learn more...
Sociologists for Women in Society: 2016 Winter Meeting
February 4-7, 2016—Memphis, Tennessee
The theme of the 2016 meeting is "Feminist Perspectives: Race, Place and Justice." Details to come. Learn more...
7th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights:
Realizing Demographic Dividend in Africa: the Critical Importance of Adolescents and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
February 8–12, 2016—Accra, Ghana
Organized by the African Federation for Sexual Health and Rights, the conference has six thematic tracks related to the sexual and reproductive health of women and girls in Africa: policy and legal instruments; sexual and reproductive health information and services; social-cultural, historic, economics, politics and religion; research knowledge management and skills building; innovations, technology and diversity; and investments, financing and accountability. Learn more....
39th Annual Advanced Ultrasound Seminar: Ob/Gyn
February 18–20, 2016—Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Presented in collaboration with Orlando Health and the Wake Forest School of Medicine, this is an intensive 3-day seminar intended to illustrate the latest principles and techniques in obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound. Two half-day preconference sessions on February 12 will cover a refresher and update on imaging and Doppler principles and a nuchal translucency credentialing course. Commercial exhibits will display state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment, supplies, and educational materials. Learn more...
International Conference on Obstetrics and Gynaecology
February 25–26, 2016—London, United Kingdom
The 18th International Conference on Obstetrics and Gynaecology aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted. Abstract submissions close on August 25, 2015. Learn more...
International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health: 2016 Annual Meeting
February 25–28, 2016—Charleston, South Carolina
The purpose of the ISSWSH Annual Meeting is to provide sexual healthcare providers, basic scientists and other sexual health professionals a forum for the communication of current knowledge regarding the diagnosis and treatment of women’s sexual function and dysfunction, as well as education courses before and during the plenary session. Abstract submissions close on November 7, 2015. Learn more...
17th World Congress of Gynecological Endocrinology
March 2–5, 2016—Firenze, Italy
Topic areas include gynecological endocrinology, contraception, medically assisted procreation, obstetrics, gynecology, menopause and aging, gynecological oncology, the breast, gynecological surgery, and diagnosis. Abstract submissions close on November 30, 2015 (October 10, 2015 for the Under 34 competition). Learn more...
CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting: The Big and Not So Ea$y: Today’s Challenges in Medical Education
March 2-5, 2016—New Orleans, Louisiana
The joint Annual Meeting between the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) and the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) offers exhibits, receptions, seminars, and plenary and breakout sessions of interest to members of both organizations. Film submissions close on July 31, 2015. Films should address issues in medical student, resident, faculty or continuing medical education in ob-gyn. Learn more...
2016 Annual Meeting:
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM)
March 9–12, 2016—Washington D.C.
The SAHM Annual Meeting is a multidisciplinary, educational event in adolescent medicine and health offering innovative research, clinical workshops and discussion forums for attendees of diverse disciplines and from around the world. The theme of their annual meeting this year will be “Youth in Context: Interactions Among Adolescents, Environments, and Healthcare.” Session proposal submissions close August 25, 2015. Learn more...
Pacific Coast Reproductive Society: 2016 Annual Meeting
March 9-13, 2016—Rancho Mirage, CA
The theme of the 64th PCRS annual meeting is “New Frontiers in Reproduction and Genetics.” Includes breakouts for veteran clinicians, lab personnel, nurses, fellows, and other members of the ART treatment team; working sessions for collaborative problem solving; and research presentations. Abstract submissions close on November 8, 2015. Learn more...
Obstetrics and Gynecology 2016
March 13–18, 2016—Boston, Massachusetts
An update on diagnosis and treatment of reproductive health conditions in women, designed and presented by Harvard Medical School faculty and clinicians. The 5½-day program includes three successive tracks: 1) Clinical Obstetrics (March 13-14); 2) Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Urogynecology and Gynecologic Oncology (March 15-16); and 3) Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (March 17-18). Learn more...
63rd Annual Scientific Meeting:
Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI)
March 16–19, 2016—Montreal, QC, Canada
The SRI Annual Scientific Meeting brings together researchers and practitioners in obstetrics and gynecology, reproductive medicine and biology, or allied fields. The theme of their annual meeting this year will be “Prioritizing Reproductive Research in Times of Limited Resources.” Abstract submissions close October 16, 2015. Learn more...
March 16–19, 2016—San Francisco, California
A three-day Contemporary Forums conference covering current research and recent developments in contraceptive technology. Five pre-conferences on March 18, including Preconference A on sexually transmitted diseases (full-day); Preconference B—“Back to Basics”—on contraception (half-day); Preconference C on caring for women transitioning into menopause (half-day); Preconference
D, a hands-on, supervised practicum on IUD placement (half-day); and Preconference E, clinical training for NEXPLANON®. Learn more...
AANP 2016 Health Policy Conference
March 20-22, 2016—Washington, D.C.
An annual policy conference of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners that includes presentations by leading health policy authorities; up-to-the-minute health policy updates; networking with NP leaders from across the country; sessions on health policy, the political landscape, and advocacy strategies; and a full day of Congressional visits. Learn more...
87th Annual Meeting:
Pacific Sociological Association
March 30-April 2, 2016—Oakland, California
The 2016 theme is “Linking Theory and Practice: The Conduct of Sociology,” focusing on theoretically guided research as the basis for sound policy intervention. Details to come. Learn more...
Population Association of America 2016 Annual Meeting
March 31–April 2, 2016—Washington, DC
Nearly 200 sessions, over the course of three days, covering multiple topic areas, one of which is fertility, family planning, sexual behavior and reproductive health. A number of member-initiated meetings are also being scheduled. Abstract submissions close on September 25, 2015. Learn more...
2016 Annual Convention: American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
April 2–6, 2016—Las Vegas, Nevada
A comprehensive, cutting-edge meeting for the entire medical ultrasound community, designed to provide a collaborative environment for all specialties and disciplines, from beginner to advanced. The conference is organized into a variety of special interest tracks that each run throughout the five days, including one on obstetric ultrasound and another on gynecologic ultrasound. Half-day preconference sessions on March 29 include one on fetal evaluation in the first trimester, and another on advances in 3-dimensional obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound. Abstract submissions close on September 28, 2015. Learn more.
42nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS)
April 10-13, 2016—Palm Springs, California
The theme this year is "Innovative ways to improve surgical care, research, and education in gynecologic surgery." Details to come. Abstract and video submissions close October 5, 2015. Learn more...
GHIC 2016: Global Health & Innovation Conference
April 16-17, 2016—New Haven, Connecticut
Sponsored by Unite for Sight and held at Yale University, GHIC 2015 (twitter: #GHIC) convenes leaders, changemakers, and participants from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Among the topic areas are education initiatives in global health, healthcare delivery models, health policy, and maternal and child health. The first round of Social Enterprise Pitch Abstracts For Oral Presentation, for those in an early-stage or new expansion phase of development or implementation of a program, project, or organization, and applications for Information Sessions For Oral Presentation, and abstract submissions close on August 31, 2015; a subsequent round, which will be limited primarily to poster presentations, closes on September 30, 2015. Learn more...
Family Medicine Congressional Conference
April 18-19, 2016—Washington, DC
Sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the Council of Academic Family Medicine (CAFM), FMCC educates participants on family medicine’s legislative priority issues, trains attendees on how to lobby on Capitol Hill, and allows participants to put these skills to use with federal legislators and their staff. Advocacy is a high priority of AAFP and the CAFM organizations; every family physician and educator can learn how to be effective in Washington and at home. Learn more...
April 24–27, 2016—Boston, Massachusetts
See earlier description of west coast version of this conference. Learn more...
49th Annual Spring Conference: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
April 30-May 4, 2016—Minneapolis, Minnesota
A networking forum for family medicine educators, with presentations focusing on best practices, new teaching technologies, emerging research, and public policy issues. Special emphasis this year on leadership and advocacy in early career—students, residents, and new faculty members—and on the development of skills to lead institutional and national change. Presentation submissions close on September 14, 2015. (Note that there will be another call for papers in November 2015 for research work-in-progress posters, only for fellows, residents, and students. Learn more...
14th Congress and 2nd Global Conference:
European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health
May 4–7, 2016—Basel, Switzerland
The main focus of this conference will be "Contraception from molecular biology to social science and politics." Abstracts are invited on a side range of contraception issues as well as abortion; adolescent sexual reproductive health; culture, religion, reproduction and sexuality; delivery of sexual and reproductive health care; the role of mid-level providers; and much more. Abstract submissions close on November 15, 2015. Learn more...
Fourth Global Conference: Women Deliver
May 16–19, 2016—Copenhagen, Denmark
The fourth triennial global meeting in this series and the first large global conference of its type following the launch of the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The meeting will offer an opportunity to strategize on how to operationalize these new goals and make sure that investments in girls and women become a priority at the national and global levels. Youth scholarships to attend the conference are awarded to youth advocates, under the age of 30, who are working to advance the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women in their community and around the world. Learn more...
24th European Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
May 19–21, 2016—Istanbul, Turkey
The annual meeting of the European Board & College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, currently consisting of 36 member national societies of Obstetrics and Gynaecology from both EU and non-EU Countries. The conference will consist of a variety of hands-on training sessions and postgraduate courses, as well as plenaries and keynote lectures by European authorities and presentations of original research. Abstract submissions open on September 2, 2015 and close on January 15, 2016. Learn more...
61st American College of Nurse-Midwives
Annual Meeting & Exhibition
May 22–26, 2016—Albuquerque, New Mexico
Four days of continuing educational programming on pregnancy, birth, reproductive health, and the primary health care needs of women across the lifespan. The educational line-up includes direct clinical practice matters, updates on changing state and national laws, regulations and quality initiatives, and ongoing efforts to improve access to safe maternity care globally. Attendees can earn up to 30 hours of credit. Learn more...
AANP 2016 National Conference
June 21-26, 2016—San Antonio, Texas
Annual conference of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners includes women's health among the eight featured tracks and includes discussion of current national, state and local legislative, regulatory and practice issues among the featured highlights. Also includes a half-day workshop on LARC. Proposals for 75-minute sessions close on August 5, 2015 and proposals for 30-minute poster presentations or podium sessions close on August 25, 2015. Learn more...
32nd Annual Meeting of ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology)
July 3–6, 2016—Helsinki, Finland
The aim of this three-day session is to provide a forum for the exchange and discussion of new clinical and scientific ideas and to address and discuss the most recent information, controversies and future directions. Abstract submissions close on February 1, 2016. Learn more and read also about ESHRE’s other meetings and courses.
AIDS 2016: 21st International AIDS Conference
July 17–22, 2016—Durban, South Africa
Held every two years, this conference brings together leading scientists, clinicians, public health experts and community leaders to examine developments in HIV-related research and explore how scientific advances can inform the global response to HIV/AIDS. Tracks include Basic and Translational Research; Clinical Research; Epidemiology and Prevention Research; Social and Political Research, Law, Policy and Human Rights; and Implementation Research, Economics, Systems and Synergies with other Health and Development Sectors. Abstract submissions open on December 1, 2015 and close on February 4, 2016. There will also be a subsequent Late Breaker abstract submission period. Learn more...
30th International Congress of the Medical Women’s International Association 2016
July 28–31, 2016—Vienna, Austria
The main theme of the MWIA Seoul 2013 is “Generation Y: Challenges of the Future for Female Medical Doctors.” Scientific sessions will cover a variety of topics, among them the impact of socio-economic factors and demographic changes on health; telemedicine; and challenges in gynecology. Abstract submissions close on by November 1, 2015. Learn more...
American Sociological Association 2016 Annual Meeting
August 20-23, 2016—Seattle, Washington
The theme of the 2016 Annual Meeting, “Rethinking Social Movements: Can Changing the Conversation Change the World?”, provides the opportunity for professionals involved in the scientific study of society to share knowledge and new directions in research and practice. Paper submissions open in October, 2015. Learn more...
European Population Conference 2016
August 31–September 3, 2016—Mainz, Germany
Co-sponsored by the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) and the Hungarian Demographic Research Institute (HDRI), EPC2016 is a general scientific conference in population studies where the theme "Demographic Change and Policy Implications" will receive special attention. Abstract submissions close on December 15, 2015. Learn more...
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