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North American Forum on Family Planning
October 14–16, 2017—Atlanta, Georgia
This three-day meeting (preceded by two days of preconference sessions) is sponsored jointly by SFP, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), and the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP). It also includes meetings of the Ryan Program and the Fellowship in Family Planning (including the Global Health Workshop). Session topics include new research and clinical practice issues related to contraception, abortion, STIs, sexuality, and how to translate the best evidence into clinical practice. Abstract submissions open on March 8, 2017, and close on April 12, 2017, and session proposal submissions open on February 15, 2017, and close on March 15, 2017. Learn more...

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STFM Conference on Medical Student Education

February 9–12, 2017—Anaheim, California

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...

Sociologists for Women in Society: 2017 Winter Meeting

February 9–12, 2017—Albuquerque, New Mexico

The theme of the 2017 meeting is “Intersectionality and Privilege: Inclusive Feminist Praxis.” View the schedule. Learn more...

ICOG 2017:
International Conference on Obstetrics and Gynaecology

February 16–17, 2017—London, United Kingdom

The 19th 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. Learn more...

40th Annual Advanced Ultrasound Seminar: Ob/Gyn

February 16–18, 2017—Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Presented by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, in collaboration with Orlando Health and the Wake Forest School of Medicine, this is an intensive three-day seminar intended to illustrate the latest principles and techniques in obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound. Two half-day preconference sessions on February 15 will cover a refresher and update on modern ultrasound imaging and Doppler principles and a course on Cervical Length and Education Review (CLEAR). Learn more...

2017 AAAS Annual Meeting

February 16–20, 2017—Boston, Massachusetts

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting—the largest and most widely recognized global science gathering. The 2017 meeting theme—Serving Society Through Science Policy—focuses on how to inform policies with the best available scientific evidence. The full-day Communicating Science Seminar on February 16 builds on connections between scientists, science communication and public engagement professionals who can support their efforts, and social scientists whose research can inform best practices. Attendees will gain actionable knowledge and learn more about the growing public engagement with science community. Learn more...

The Best of ASRM and ESHRE 2017

February 23–25, 2017—Paris, France

The joint biannual 'Best Of' meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine brings together world authorities in the science of reproductive medicine, with updates on the latest concepts and developments presented in a framework of lectures, debates and back-to-back sessions. The meeting is now set on a biannual track, with venues alternating between North America and Europe. Learn more...

International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health: 2017 Annual Meeting

February 23–26, 2017—Atlanta, Georgia

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. Learn more...

Medical Students for Choice: Abortion Training Institute in Philadelphia

February 24–26, 2017—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

MSFC's Abortion Training Institutes are designed to jump-start medical students’ training in the clinical issues they will encounter in their future training and career. They feature hands-on, small-group workshops led by reproductive health experts intended to prepare medical students for direct training in a patient-care setting. Participants will receive personalized education with a small cohort of peers who will become a collegial support network for the rest of their careers. Applications are due January 4, 2017. Learn more...

AANP 2017 Health Policy Conference

February 26–28, 2017—Washington, DC

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...

31st International Papillomavirus Conference

February 28–March 4, 2017—Washington, DC

HPV 2017 will gather researchers, clinicians and other health professionals to share knowledge and ideas on papillomaviruses and their associated diseases, from basic science to global health impact. This is the first time the conference is being held on the African continent—where cervical cancer is increasingly a major public health problem, especially where it is further exacerbated by HIV co-infection. Six half-day pre-conference sessions include a global update on HPV epidemiology, implementing an HPV vaccination program, cervical cancer screening, implementing a cervical screening program, HPV disease treatment choices, and the way forward. Learn more...


OB/Gyn Ultrasound: Core Course

March 1–4, 2017—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This three-day program provides a more in-depth coverage of ultrasound applications in obstetrics and gynecology. Approximately three-quarters of the program is devoted to obstetrics and the remainder to gynecology. Practicing clinicians and sonographers will be able to refresh their knowledge in gynecological areas such as the post-menopausal uterus, endometrial disorders, adnexal masses, transvaginal imaging and obstetrics including problem solving with obstetrical measurements, exposure to Doppler in Ob/Gyn, bioeffects and invasive procedures. Offered by the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. Learn more...


March 5–8, 2017—Washington, DC

The annual meeting of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association. This year's conference is designed for safety-net family planning providers as they face mounting threats to the Title X network and will help providers navigate the volatile health care landscape and implement practices to improve efficiencies and business operations. The conference begins with free pre-conference trainings and Medicaid Peer-to-Peer. Capitol Hill Education Day will be on Wednesday, March 8—NFPRHA staff will schedule Hill visits for conference attendees and provide training during the Hill Education 101 session to help you prepare for your visit. Learn more...

CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting: Medical Education: Wizardry, Innovation and Magic

March 8–11, 2017—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. Learn more...

Transgender Health Care Conference 2017

March 10, 2017—Indianapolis, Indiana

Offered by the Indiana University School of Medicine, this one-day conference focuses on identifying the unique health risks in the transgender population, describing the basic elements of transgender-specific healthcare, recognizing the barriers to medical care in the transgender community to help patients overcome them, and ensuring that transgender patients feel comfortable in their particular healthcare setting. Learn more...

2017 Annual Meeting:
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM)

March 8–11, 2017—New Orleans, Louisiana

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 “Cultivating Connections: The Importance of Relationships in Adolescent and Young Adult Health.” Learn more...

Contraceptive Technology

March 15–18, 2017—San Francisco, California

A three-day Contemporary Forums conference covering current research and recent developments in contraceptive technology. Six half-day pre-conferences on March 15, including “Sexually Transmitted Infections: What Clinicians Need to Know," “Menstrual Bleeding: Normal and Abnormal," “Back to Basics: Pills, Patches, Rings," “Clinical Training for NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant), “IUD Placement Fundamentals: A Practicum," and “Enhancing Your IUD Skills." Learn more...

64th Annual Scientific Meeting:
Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI)

March 15–18, 2017—Orlando, Florida

The SRI Annual Scientific Meeting brings together researchers and practitioners in obstetrics and gynecology, reproductive medicine and biology, or allied fields. This year's theme, “D2D: Data to Discovery,” highlights new basic, translational and clinical approaches and opportunities for harnessing the power of scientific data to promote knowledge in reproductive health and medicine. Learn more...

17th World Congress of the Academy of Human Reproduction (IAHR)

March 15–18, 2017—Rome, Italy

Since 1974, the IAHR has held triennial World Congresses alternatively in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Australia. Five Meet the Academy sessions focus on hot topics in clinical practice, diagnosis and therapy issues. In addition, there are three days of lectures, debates, symposia -- including symposia representing national and scientific societies, and oral presentations. Approximately 70 topics are suggested, including abortion, contraception, emergency contraception, and reproduction and mental health. Learn more...

Obstetrics and Gynecology 2017

March 19–24, 2017—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 seven successive tracks: 1) Updates in Maternal-Fetal Medicine (March 19); 2) Updates in Clinical Obstetrics (March 20); 3) Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (March 21); 4) Urogynecology (March 21); 5) Gynecologic Oncology in the General Practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology (March 22); 6) Infertility (March 23); and 7) Menopause and Reproductive Endocrinology (March 24). Learn more...

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists World Congress 2017

March 20–22, 2017—Cape Town, South Africa

Three-day conference encompassing a wide range of topics and session formats including plenary lectures, lively debates, panel discussions and presentations from scientific abstracts. Among the tracks are family planning, general gynecology, and pediatric & adolescent gynecology. Includes the 13th International Symposium of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) Learn more...

Pacific Coast Reproductive Society: 2017 Annual Meeting

March 22–26, 2017—Indian Wells, California

The theme of the 65th PCRS annual meeting is “Advances In Reproductive Medicine: Oasis Or Mirage?” 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. Learn more...

2017 Annual Convention: American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

March 25–29, 2017—Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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 25 include one on fetal anatomy. Learn more.

43rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS)

March 26–29, 2017—San Antonio Hill Country, Texas

The theme this year is "Mentorship in Surgery, Education and Research." Four postgraduate courses on March 26, among them the "iTeach: Fostering Instruction and Assessment of Residents and Fellows in the Gynecologic Operating Room." Learn more...

84th Annual Conference:
American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists

March 26–31, 2017—Palm Springs, California

A conference designed to offer thorough scientific assessment of a variety of clinical topics and controversial issues that OB/GYNs face on a daily basis. In addition to cutting-edge presentations, debates, and hands-on workshops, this year’s schedule schedule provides an opportunity to participate in Subspecialty Pre-Course - GYN ONC and OMM Pre-Course (workshop). Learn more...

Contraceptive Technology

March 29–April 1, 2017—Boston, Massachusetts

See earlier description of west coast version of this conference. Learn more...

American Medical Women’s Association’s 102nd Annual Meeting

March 30–April 2, 2017—San Francisco, California

This conference will convene leading academic physicians, scientists, students, and prominent policy makers to discuss advances in women’s health, new concepts in mentorship, and career advancement for women in medicine. The conference will address how advances in medical technology and affordable care will affect the treatment of patients in the future. Half-day career development pre-course on March 30. Learn more...


15th World Congress on Public Health

April 3–7, 2017—Melbourne, Australia

The World Congress on Public Health (WCPH) is held every 2-4 years by the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) and it attracts between 2,000-4,000 delegates. The Congress serves as an international forum for the exchange of knowledge and experiences on key public health issues, contributing towards protecting and promoting public health at a national and global level. Among its goals: Engaging diverse voices, ideas, vision and actions of committed professionals and citizens to strengthen and transform the global public health effort and influence decision makers; analysing, demonstrating, and sharing local, regional and global public health lessons, particularly gender and discrimination; examining the effective translation of evidence-based science into action; articulating and promoting the pivotal role of health in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); and supporting and nurturing the next generation of public health leaders. Learn more...

IFCPC2017: World Congress for Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy

April 4–7, 2017—Orlando, Florida

A triennial conference of the International Federation of Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy (IFCPC), a federation of national Societies of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology focused on supporting research and training in colposcopy and cervical pathology and on trying to reduce the burden of cervical cancer globally, with a particular emphasis on training in low- and middle-income countries. Late-breaking abstracts for research completed after November 7, 2016 close on February 20. Learn more...

SEUD Congress 2017:
Fibroids and Uterine Bleeding: Unlocking the Issues

April 6–8, 2017—Suntec City, Singapore

The 3rd annual congress of the Society of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders (SEUD). The congress has been designed to provide an innovative and comprehensive overview of the latest research developments in endometriosis, in uterine disorders and in women’s reproductive life fields. Learn more....

2017 Annual CUGH Global Health Conference:
Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems: Implementation, Leadership & Sustainability in Global Health

April 6–9, 2017—Washington, DC

Join more than 1,700 global health faculty, student, implementers and leaders from over 50 countries to explore the latest in global health, planetary health, and the role universities play in addressing global health challenges. Featured subthemes: Governance & Political Decision-Making; Health Systems & Human Resources; Infectious Diseases Old & New – Implications for Global Health; NCDs & Social Determinants of Health; Planetary Health; and Women’s Health is Global Health – Issues Across the Lifespan. Sponsored by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH). Learn more...

88th Annual Meeting:
Pacific Sociological Association

April 6–9, 2017—Portland, Oregon

The 2017 theme is “Institutional Betrayal: Inequity, Discrimination, Bullying, and Retaliation in Academia,” focusing on theoretically guided research as the basis for sound policy intervention. View the schedule overview by topical area. Learn more...

From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom

April 7–9, 2017—Amherst, Massachusetts

Sponsored by the Civil Liberties and Public Policy program at Hampshire College, this conference invites people who are completely new to reproductive and social justice to learn alongside those who have shaped, shaken up, and laid new ground for these movements for years. Learn more...

69th Annual Congress of the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology

April 13–16, 2017—Hiroshima, Japan

A three-day conference including educational lectures, international syposia, invited lectures, clinical seminars, and oral and poster presentations. Overseas participants are welcome to join all scientific sessions during the Congress and to make presentations covering a wide variety of topics from basic research to clinical practice in the fields of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the International Session. Learn more...

NASPAG 2017 Annual Clinical and Research Meeting

April 20–22, 2017—Chicago, Illinois

The annual clinical meeting of the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG), this is a forum for education, research and communication among healthcare professionals who provide gynecologic care to children and adolescents. Three full days of workshops and scientific presentations. Applications for the Young Scholars grant for Physicians in Training and the Young Scholars grant for Advanced Practice Nursing Studentsg close on February 10, 2017. Learn more...

14th Global Health & Innovation Conference

April 22–23, 2017—New Haven, Connecticut

Sponsored by Unite for Sight and held at Yale University, GHIC 2017 (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. Learn more...

The Psychosocial Workshop

April 25–26, 2017—Chicago, Illinois

The Psychosocial Workshop is an annual two-day gathering of psychological and social scientists and related health professionals held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA). The focus—addressed through a series of short, informal talks—is on issues related to fertility, family planning and contraceptive use, abortion and women’s health, sexuality, and sexually transmitted diseases. Learn more and request a copy of the program....

Population Association of America 2017 Annual Meeting

April 27–29, 2017—Chicago, Illinois

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. Learn more...

25th Anniversary Congress on Women’s Health: Best Practices for Better Outcomes!

April 28–30, 2017—Washington, DC

Presented by the Academy of Women’s Health, in conjunction with ACOG, the Journal of Women’s Health, the VCU Institute for Women’s Health, the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health, and the HHS Office on Women's Health, this annual conference is aimed at healthcare professionals who care for women, including physicians, advanced practice nurses, midwives, nurses, physician assistants, and allied health professionals. This year's conference includes the forum "Priorities in Women’s Health for the Trump Presidency: Influence the Agenda." Abstract submissions have officially closed but late-breaking abstracts may still be considered. Learn more...


21st Annual Conference:
National Hispanic Medical Association

May 4–7, 2017—Washington, DC

Within a theme of “Trabanjando Juntos - Inter-professional Care for Latino Health,” national and international experts will present on current innovations in medical homes, accountable care organizations, health insurance exchanges, prevention, integrative care, e-health, and cultural competence for the growing Hispanic populations in the U.S. Poster submissions close March 15, 2017. Learn more...

50th Annual Spring Conference: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

May 5–9, 2017—San Diego, California

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. Learn more...

Next Generation of Health Care:
ACOG 2017 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting

May 6–9, 2017—San Diego, California

Three days of scientific programs, brown bag seminars, clinical seminars, interactive sessions, and postgraduate courses, sponsored by the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecologists (ACOG). The program covers the breadth of obstetrics and gynecology but also features a daily concentration of presentations each day: May 6 – Contraception/Family Planning; May 7 – Surgery; May 8 – Sexuality and Menopause; May 9 – Genetics. Learn more and see also the list of other ACOG educational events.

YTH LIVE 2017: The Youth + Tech + Health Conference

May 7–9, 2017—San Francisco, California

Billed as the premier conference for cutting-edge technology that is advancing the health and wellness of youth, young adults, and other underserved populations, this annual conference is hosted by Yth (Youth-Centered Health Design). The aim is to bring health and technology professionals together with youth, parents and community leaders; to showcase high-tech educational content (mobile, social media, Internet) developed by professionals; and to highlight national and local program successes in advancing sexual health. Learn more...

3rd International Conference on Women’s Studies

May 13–14, 2017—Leeds, United Kingdom

Organized by the Centre for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, the conference focuses on the different treatment women receive in societies, politics and working markets. Sessions include panels on women and sexuality, theory and methodology in women's studies, and women and reproductive rights, among others. Submissions of abstracts (up to 500 words) with an email contact should be sent to Dr Martina Topić by February 15, 2017. Learn more...

25th European Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

May 17–21, 2017—Antalya, Turkey

The annual meeting of the European Board & College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG), held this year in conjunction with the 15th Congress of Turkish Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. EBCOG currently consists 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 close on April 7, 2017. Learn more...

American College of Nurse-Midwives
62nd Annual Meeting & Exhibition

May 21–25, 2017—Chicago, Illinois

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...

Family Medicine Congressional Conference

May 22–23, 2017—Washington, DC

Produced by the American Academy of Family Physicians in partnership with the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors and the North American Primary Care Research Group, 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...


EURAPAG‘2017: 14th European Congress of Paedriatic and Adolescent Gynecology

June 7–10, 2017—Vilnius, Lithuania

The European Association of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology (EURAPAG) was founded in 2008 to promote research and education in the field of child and adolescent gynecology emphasizing the implementation of new knowledge, and to cooperate with other international organizations involved with the problems of paediatric and adolescent gynaecology. For a list of topics covered, see the call for abstracts. Abstract submissions close on February 1, 2017. Learn more...

9th Philadelphia Prenatal Diagnosis, Ultrasound, Genetics, Obstetrics & MFM Conference

June 8–10, 2017—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Conference jointly sponsored by ACOG and the Philadelphia Prenatal Diagnosis Institute/ The Philadelphia Pregnancy, Genetics and Ultrasound Center. Focus is on obstetrics & maternal-fetal medicine, prenatal diagnosis & ultrasound, and prenatal genetics. Updates on current screening and testing recommendations, as well as cutting-edge technology and research, plus a comprehensive preterm labor session, fetal ECHO and fetal anatomy hands-on session. Abstract submissions close on May 8, 2017. Learn more...

4th International Conference on Advances on Women's Studies (AWS2017): Women Empowerment through Education & Leadership

June 10–11, 2017—Toronto, Canada

Sponsored by the International Center for Research & Development and Unique Conference, Canada. Main themes are Women, Decision making & Leadership; Equal opportunities & resources in Education; Intersections of Gender, Race, Class and Sexuality; Feminist Theory, Politics & Activism; Identities & Diversity; Women, Culture & Society; Sexual and Reproductive Health; and Women and Violence. Abstract submissions close on April 30, 2017. Learn more...

Controversies in Women's Health 2017

June 15–17, 2017—Chicago, Illinois

This Mayo Clinic course, designed for physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, includes presentations from key women's health specialty and subspecialty disciplines including obstetrics and gynecology, reproductive medicine, sexual health, menopausal medicine, cardiology, endocrinology, internal medicine and preventive medicine. Learn more...

25th Asian and Oceanic Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

June 15–18, 2017—Hong Kong

The theme of AOCOG 2017’s scientific program is “Unity and Sharing: for a better future in women’s health.” The program will cover a range of topics including maternal-fetal medicine, reproductive medicine, gynaecological oncology, general gynaecology, general obstetrics, endoscopic surgery, urogynaecology, and reproductive health. Learn more...

73rd Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference:
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada

June 20–23, 2017—Ottawa, Ontario

The SOGC's Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC) is billed as the premier continuing medical education event in Canada for obstetrics and gynaecology, bringing together nearly 1,000 health care professionals working in the field of women's health. This year introducing “Little BIG Talks”—a quick way to learn the highlights of key topics, including “Advances in Indigenous and Global Health,” “Ob/Gyn Updates,” “Research and Sub-Specialty Focus,” and “What's Trending. Abstract submissions have closed generally, but a new category of education stream abstracts may be submitted until February 13, 2017. Learn more...

AANP 2017 National Conference

June 20–25, 2017—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Annual conference of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners includes nine featured tracks—Acute Care; Dermatology; Emergent/Urgent Care; Faculty/Preceptor Development; Military/Uniformed Services Healthcare; Orthopedics; Pain Management/Palliative Care; Psych/Mental Health; and Women's Health—as well as includes discussion of current national, state and local legislative, regulatory and practice issues among the featured highlights. The theme is "NPs: Revolutionizing Health Care." Poster submissions close on March 6, 2017. Learn more...


33rd Annual Meeting of ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology)

July 2–5, 2017—Geneva, Switzerland

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, 2017. Learn more and read also about ESHRE’s other meetings and courses.

Essentials of Women's Health: An Integrated Approach to Primary Care and Office Gynecology

July 2–7, 2017—Kamuela, Big Island, Hawaii

Developed and taught by UCSF faculty in both primary care internal medicine and obstetrics and gynecology, the course will present an integrated approach to women’s health. Emphasis will be placed on new developments in preventive care and cardiovascular risk factors in women, issues in reproductive health, and clinical strategies in the diagnosis and treatment of common gynecologic complaints and common medical problems of women. Learn more...

21st International Conference on Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy (ISPD)

July 9–12, 2017—San Diego, California

ISPD’s 21st conference will bring together prenatal diagnosticians and geneticists from around the globe. Full-day and half-day pre-conference courses will be offered on Sunday, July 9, 2017. The conference, running July 10–12, 2017, will feature oral presentations, poster sessions, debates and late-breaking research. Abstract submissions close March 1, 2017. Learn more...

24th Annual Summer Conference on Obstetrics and Gynecology

July 12–15, 2017—Big Island, Hawaii

Designed to provide the most current evidence-based clinical information to OB/GYNs, family physicians, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and other healthcare professionals involved with the care of women. Topics were selected based on the educational needs determined from the identified professional practice gaps, and include contraception. Conference format will include didactic lectures, smaller group breakout sessions, case studies, and question and answer sessions. Learn more...

OB/Gyn Ultrasound: Core Course

July 12–15, 2017—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This three-day program provides a more in-depth coverage of ultrasound applications in obstetrics and gynecology. Approximately three-quarters of the program is devoted to obstetrics and the remainder to gynecology. Practicing clinicians and sonographers will be able to refresh their knowledge in gynecological areas such as the post-menopausal uterus, endometrial disorders, adnexal masses, transvaginal imaging and obstetrics including problem solving with obstetrical measurements, exposure to Doppler in Ob/Gyn, bioeffects and invasive procedures. Offered by the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. Learn more...

SSR 2017 Annual Meeting—50 Years of Research: Looking Back and Moving Forward

July 13–16, 2017—Washington, DC

The 50th Anniversary Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction, designed to simultaneously recognize the contributions of the SSR to society and highlight reproductive biology as the cornerstone of developing fields such as stem cell biology, epigenetics, and the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD). Abstract submissions close on March 7, 2017. Learn more.

IAS 2017: 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science

July 23–26, 2017—Paris, France

Organized by the International AIDS Society (IAS) in partnership with the ANRS (France Recherche Nord & Sud Sida-HIV Hépatites), IAS 2017 will serve to highlight advances in understanding the intricate network of viral-host interactions, in characterizing and targeting the HIV reservoir, and in tackling persistent HIV, as well as new science on preventive and therapeutic vaccinations, improved tools for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and new insights into the novel areas of personalized medicine and biomarkers. Abstract submissions have closed, but late-breaking abstracts will be accepted from April 24-May 15, 2017. There will also be a subsequent Late Breaker abstract submission period. Learn more...

Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute

July 26, 2017–July 30, 2018

Sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians, this year-long leadership development program focuses on ensuring the future of the Family Medicine specialty by increasing the number of future Family Medicine leaders and providing training for this role. A total of 30 participants are selected through a competitive application process. Family Medicine residents in their first, second, or third year, and medical students in their second, third, or fourth year when the program begins are eligible to apply. Program tracks include Policy & Public Health Leadership; Personal & Practice Leadership; and Philanthropic & Mission-Driven Leadership. During the year-long program (between the 2017 and the 2018 National Conferences), each participant completes a project related to the chosen track, designed to build leadership skills. Each participant works with an assigned mentor through the process. Applications are due on March 1, 2017. Learn more...

Hot Topics in Primary Care

July 26–29, 2017—San Diego, California

Developed in partnership with the Journal for Nurse Practitioners, this Contemporary Forums conference reviews use of diagnostic tests and medical interventions, interprofessional management of chronic disease, issues in women’s health care, and behavioral approaches for a healthier outcome. One of the conference objectives is to examine the concept of patient-centered contraceptive counseling utilizing motivational interviewing techniques. Learn more....

2017 National Conference of Family Planning Residents and Medical Students

July 27–29, 2017—Kansas City, Missouri

Sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians, this conference covers six focus areas: career planning, clinical skills, health policy and advocacy, leadership development, practice management, and research. The program also includes musculoskeletal clinics, procedural skills courses, and career guidance for residents. Poster submissions close on April 1, 2017. Scholarship applications close on May 1, 2017. Learn more...


110th American Sociological Association Annual Meeting

August 12–15, 2017—Montreal, QC, Canada

The theme of the 2017 Annual Meeting, “Culture, Inequalities and Social Inclusion Across the Globe,” focuses on 1) the role of cultural processes, such as stigmatization and racialization, in the production and legitimation of inequalities and social exclusion; 2) meaning-making in social processes typically associated with inequality, such as domination, discrimination, exploitation, and opportunity hoarding; 3) cultures of inequality and the cultural differentiation of sexual, ethnoracial, gender, and religious groups; and 4) how political processes, institutions, and public discourses shape material and cultural inequalities. Learn more...


BSPS Conference 2017

September 6–8, 2017—Liverpool, United Kingdom

Annual conference of the British Society for Population Studies. The conference features a number of tracks, among them demographic projects and forecasts; families & households; fertility & reproductive health, with particular attention to HIV/AIDS, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, & family planning; innovative data, methods and models in population studies; and longitudinal studies & the life course. Call for papers ends April 15, 2017. Learn more...

13th ESC Seminar

September 10–13, 2017—St Petersburg, Russia

An annual meeting of the Seminar of the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health. Details to come. Learn more...

AAFP FMX: American Association of Family Physicians Annual Meeting

September 12–16, 2017—San Antonio, Texas

AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) is the new name for what used to be the AAFP Scientific Assembly. While still focused on evidence-based CME, best practices, and clinical updates, the conference is designed to be more interactive, immediate, and customizable than in the past. Learn more...

American Gynecological & Obstetrical Society 2017 Annual Meeting

September 14–16, 2017—Chicago, Illinois

Details to come. Learn more...

27th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

September 16–19, 2017—Vienna, Austria

This annual meeting of the International Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) brings together about 2000 delegates from around the world and offers new research presentations, invited expert lectures and workshops, and an internationally renowned faculty. Abstract and presentation submissions close on March 31, 2017. Learn more and see also the list of other ISUOG meetings and courses.

Women's Health and OB/GYN Nursing

September 20–23, 2017—Washington, DC/p>

Now in its 30th year, this Contemporary Forums conference is designed for NPs, CNMs, RNs and PAs, and focuses on the complexity of caring for high-risk obstetric patients. Half-day preconference on Clinical Training for NEXPLANON®. Learn more...

Society of Ob/Gyn Hospitalists 2017 Annual Clinical Meeting

September 24–27, 2017—New Orleans, Louisiana

First day and a half features different hands-on simulation trainings and additional course work, including coding and fetal monitoring, as well as presentations on establishing a patient safety simulation program in your own institution. The next day focuses on recent evidence, recommendations and clinical updates for various conditions affecting mother and child. The final day of the conference focuses on leadership skills. Learn more...

World Contraception Day 2017

September 26, 2017

World Contraception Day takes place on September 26th every year. The annual worldwide campaign centers around a vision where every pregnancy is wanted. Launched in 2007, WCD’s mission is to improve awareness of contraception and to enable young people to make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health. WCD is supported by a coalition of 11 leading international NGOs, governmental organizations and scientific and medical societies with an interest in sexual and reproductive health and is sponsored by Bayer HealthCare. Learn more...


Social Norms & Culture: Honoring Experiences & Perspectives

October 2–4, 2017—Baltimore, Maryland

Annual conference of the Healthy Teen Network, aimed at expanding the conversation of supporting healthy youth, including pregnant and parenting teens and males, through the use of evidence-based and proven effective interventions. The focus this year is on how race, gender identity, religious and spiritual beliefs, age, science and evidence, sexual orientation, laws and policies, geography, technology, ethnic heritage, traditions, economics, and other facets of social norms and culture impact work with young people, adolescents and young adults who are pregnant and/or parenting, professional colleagues, policymakers, and organizations. Session proposal and poster submissions close on February 22, 2017. Learn more...

2017 Family Medicine Global Health Workshop

October 4–7, 2017—Washington, DC

Sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the conference is designed to advise and train students, residents and physicians for global health endeavors, including matching their experience and skills with global health needs, preparing to serve as a family medicine consultant, learning how to organize and conduct a global health consultation, and evaluating the practical management of chronic diseases in resource-constrained settings. Learn more...

20th Annual NPWH Premier Women’s Healthcare Conference

October 11–14, 2017—Seattle, Washington

An annual conference run by the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health, covering current trends, research, and guidelines in a variety of areas of women’s health and designed to help nurse practitioners incorporate new diagnostic and therapeutic skills into their clinical practice. Abstract submissions close on March 6, 2017. Learn more...

ASHA 89th Annual School Health Conference:
Going the Distance

October 12–14, 2017—St. Louis, Missouri

Annual meeting of the American School Health Association. Four interdisciplinary based tracks: “Administration, Coordination & Leadership” on the implementation of PreK-12 coordinated school health programs at the national, state, and local level; “Programs & Services” on the innovative delivery of school health programs and services; “Research & Emerging Issues” on research that affects members of the school health team and that addresses child and adolescent health issues; and “Teaching & Learning” on health education and physical education instruction in PreK-12 school settings or the university-based preparation of individuals for school-based health education and physical education instruction. Learn more...

North American Forum on Family Planning

October 14–16, 2017—Atlanta, Georgia

This three-day meeting (preceded by two days of preconference sessions) is sponsored jointly by SFP, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), and the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP). It also includes meetings of the Ryan Program and the Fellowship in Family Planning (including the Global Health Workshop). Session topics include new research and clinical practice issues related to contraception, abortion, STIs, sexuality, and how to translate the best evidence into clinical practice. Abstract submissions close on April 12, 2017 and session proposal submissions close on March 15, 2017. Learn more...

Obstetrics & Gynecology Update: What Does the Evidence Tell Us?

October 18–20, 2017—San Francisco, California

Developed and taught by UCSF faculty, and designed for practicing physicians, residents, and allied health professionals seeking an update on a wide range of current issues in obstetrics and gynecology. Emphasis on reviewing current evidence-based data and applying new practice guidelines. Learn more...

CAOG Annual Meeting: Changing the Face of Women's Health

October 18–21, 2017—Scottsdale, Arizona

The 82nd annual meeting of the Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (CAOG), whose member physicians represent over 700 physicians primarily from the "central" 29 states. Plans are underway for at least 20 oral presentations, 3 sunrise lectures, 5 hot topics, and a poster session. The Annual Meeting is CAOG's primary scientific function and attracts a national audience. Learn more...

12th Congress of the European Society of Gynecology (ESG)

October 18–21, 2017—Barcelona, Spain

Designed to be a platform for extensive exchanges about many aspects of women’s health, reproductive medicine and obstetrical complications. Plenary presentations and keynote lectures on recent therapeutic achievements, present knowledge in gynecology and European medical consensus. Abstract submissions for oral presentation and posters close on July 15, 2017. Learn more...

Women’s Health Update 2017 & Contraceptive Technology

October 23–24, 2017—Los Angeles, California

A combination of the Contemporary Forums conference covering current research and recent developments in contraceptive technology and the one-day Women's Health Update offered by Essential Access Health (formerly the California Family Health Council), designed to meet the demand for more hands-on clinical practice. Four pre-conferences: 1) Health Care for Women Over 40; 2) Back to Basics: The Fundamentals of Contraception; 3) Clinical Training for NEXPLANON®; and 4) IUD Placement Training 5. Learn more...

13th World Congress of Perinatal Medicine

October 26–29, 2017—Belgrade, Serbia

This biennial Congress of the World Association for Perinatal Medicine combines keynote presentations, lectures, scientific sessions, roundtable discussions, and presentations on controversies. Conference will cover the major subjects in perinatal medicine, with an emphasis on new developments in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Neonatology. Abstract submissions close on July 15, 2017. Learn more...

2017 ASRM Scientific Congress & Expo

October 28–November 1, 2017—San Antonio, Texas

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine 73rd annual meeting. The theme this year is "Advancing Reproductive Medicine to Build Healthy Families." Conference tracks include access to care, contraception, early pregnancy, mental health, andpediatric and adolescent gynecology, among others-->. Abstract submissions and video submissions both close on May 3, 2017. Learn more...

The 28th IUSSP International Population Conference

October 29–November 4, 2017—Cape Town, South Africa

This conference sponsored by the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population is intended to bring together about 2,000 professionals from various disciplines from around the world to discuss global demographic and health issues. Topics are divided into 19 themes, and include gender and population, HIV/AIDS and STIs, and sexuality and reproductive health. Learn more...


Contraceptive Technology

November 1–3, 2017—Atlanta, Georgia

A three-day Contemporary Forums conference covering current research and recent developments in contraceptive technology. Four pre-conferences: 1) Health Care for Women Over 40; 2) Back to Basics: The Fundamentals of Contraception; 3) Clinical Training for NEXPLANON®; and 4) IUD Placement Training 5. Learn more...

OB/Gyn Ultrasound: Core Course

November 1–4, 2017—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This three-day program provides a more in-depth coverage of ultrasound applications in obstetrics and gynecology. Approximately three-quarters of the program is devoted to obstetrics and the remainder to gynecology. Practicing clinicians and sonographers will be able to refresh their knowledge in gynecological areas such as the post-menopausal uterus, endometrial disorders, adnexal masses, transvaginal imaging and obstetrics including problem solving with obstetrical measurements, exposure to Doppler in Ob/Gyn, bioeffects and invasive procedures. Offered by the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. Learn more...

APHA 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo: Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health

November 4–8, 2017—Atlanta, Georgia

The American Public Health Association’s annual meeting—the oldest and largest gathering of public health professionals in the world, attracting more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists, and related health specialists. The theme this year is "Health in All Policies," reviewing how public health agencies and organizations will need to work with those best positioned to create legal and regulatory policies and practices that promote healthy communities and environments, given that responsibility for the social determinants of health falls to many nontraditional health partners, such as housing, transportation, education, and other agencies. Abstract submissions are due between February 20-24. Learn more...

GLOBAL HEALTH 2017: The Sixth International Conference on Global Health Challenges

November 12–16, 2017—Barcelona, Spain

Sponsored by the International Academy, Research and Industry Association, this conference is designed as a global perspective on population health, from national to cross-country approaches, multiplatform technologies, and drug design to medicine accessibility. Among the topics to be covered are health education, providing health in remote areas, ethical aspects in eHealth, availability of medication, and community health services. Paper submissions close on June 25, 2017. Learn more...

46th Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology

November 12–16, 2017—National Harbor, Maryland

Sponsored by AAGL - Advancing Minimally Invasive Gynecology Worldwide, the conference begins with 26 post-graduate courses on the fundamentals of minimally invasive surgery, with many offering intensive live interactive cadaveric demonstrations. As the meeting progresses, this baseline knowledge will be used to instruct attendees on the nuances of managing complex surgical cases and pathology. Learn more...

Quality and Safety for Leaders in Women’s Health Care

November 16–18, 2017—New Orleans, Louisiana

A postgraduate course offered by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, designed to provide performance improvement and management tools for current and future leaders in hospitals, managed care organizations, or private settings to enable them to meet the myriad responsibilities and challenges facing them. Learn more...

Anthropology matters!: 116th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting

November 29–December 3, 2017—Washington, DC

Anthropology Matters!, the theme for the 116th AAA Annual Meeting, is a call across the field to unite in our diversity, to embrace difficulty, be vibrant messmates, and promote the relevance of what anthropology is and does. Anthropology is best at describing the past, exploring the present, predicting the future, and navigating the processes of being and becoming human. Abstract and session submissions close on April 14, 2017. See discussion of papers. Learn more...

25th World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI)

November 30–December 2, 2017—Vienna, Austria

A platform to discuss controversial issues in all fields of obstetrics, gynecology and infertility, designed to focus on clinical solutions in cases where no agreed-upon answers or consensus exist. Abstract submissions close on August 31, 2017. Learn more...

Conference on Practice Improvement

November 30–December 3, 2017—Louisville, Kentucky

Offered by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, this is a forum for sharing examples of redesign from private practice, academic practice, and public clinics. Call for presentations closes on April 18, 2017. Learn more...


Medical Students for Choice: 2017 Conference on Family Planning

December 2–3, 2017—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

MSFC’s Conference on Family Planning is provides medical students and students of other health professions with the abortion and family planning education they will not receive during their formal schooling. From hands-on opportunities to learn techniques to thoughtful explorations of personal issues related to providing abortion, the conference provides a safe environment for learning and networking with fellow students and mentors. Learn more...

Webcast: “Preview of New Codes and Medicare Changes for 2018

December 12, 2017

This ACOG postgraduate course will present a preview of the key coding changes for 2018 impacting an OB/Gyn practice. Key Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) initiatives for 2018 will be reviewed along with the background information necessary to understand the rationale and goals of these initiatives. The course will also review proposed alternative payment models and the trends impacting future reimbursement by all payers for physician services.. Learn more... and see other ACOG postgraduate courses.



2018 AAAS Annual Meeting

February 15–19, 2018—Austin, Texas

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting—the largest and most widely recognized global science gathering. The 2018 meeting theme—Advancing Science: Discovery to Application—focuses on how to inform policies with the best available scientific evidence. Proposals for scientific sessions close on April 20, 2017. Proposals for career development workshops close on April 27, 2017. Learn more...


18th World Congress of Gynecological Endocrinology

March 7–10, 2018—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 December 6, 2017; poster submissions) close on January 11, 2018. Learn more...


ICOG 2018:
International Conference on Obstetrics and Gynaecology

August 16–17, 2018—Lisbon, Portugal

The 20th 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 October 17, 2017. Learn more...

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