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North American Forum on Family Planning
November 14–16, 2015—Chicago, Illinois
This three-day meeting (preceded by two days of preconference sessions on November 12–13) is sponsored jointly by the Society of Family Planning (SFP) and Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), and is preceded by two days of SFP and PPFA meetings and workshops, as well as the annual meetings of the Ryan Program and the Fellowship in Family Planning. 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. Learn more...

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Women's Health

August 12–15, 2015—Hilton Head Island, SC

A three-day CME course offered by the American Academy of Family Physicians, designed to cover a wide spectrum of women’s health issues, including breast cancer, depression, diet, sexuality, HPV, hypertension, menopause, obstetrics, and well-woman care. Learn more...

Application deadline: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)—Bangladesh

August 20, 2015

The SRHR research program, operated by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, aims to generate insights in and a better understanding of processes that determine and strengthen the sexual and reproductive health of people, as well as their ability to claim their sexual and reproductive rights. They have issued a call for research proposals to be carried out in Bangladesh by consortia of at least two research organisations from across the globe, one of which is from Bangladesh. Applications are due August 20, 2015. Learn more...

110th American Sociological Association 2015 Annual Meeting

August 22–25, 2015—Chicago, Illinois

The theme of the 2015 Annual Meeting, “Sexualities in the Social World,” focuses on the relevance of sexuality to many areas of sociology and the relationship between studying sexuality and general social theories. Nearly 600 program sessions are convened during the four-day meetingto provide participation venues and networking outlets for nearly 3,000 research papers and over 4,600 presenters. Learn more...


12th ESC Seminar: Removing medical, social, cultural and religious barriers to effective and safe contraception

September 2–4, 2015—Tel Aviv, Israel

Revolving around the theme of removing barriers, the scientific program for this European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health conference has been divided into four plenary sessions on Medical, Social, Cultural and Religious Barriers, a free communication session, as well as several workshops. Learn more...

BSPS Annual Conference 2015

September 7-9, 2015—Leeds, 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. Learn more...

Medical Students for Choice: Abortion Training Institute in Philadelphia

September 12-13, 2015—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. Learn more...

Second International Conference on Women’s Studies

September 12–13, 2015—Vienna, Austria

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 August 10, 2015. Learn more...

Applications due: Kaiser Permanente Northern California Delivery Science Fellowship Program

September 15, 2015

The Division of Research in Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California region is accepting applications for their two-year Delivery Science post-doctoral fellowship program. Goals of the program are 1) to enhance skills to help highly qualified researchers pursue successful research careers in delivery science; 2) address critical health care delivery problems in priority areas such as understanding and overcoming barriers to effective health care; addressing race/ethnic disparities in health care delivery; improving clinical quality, outcomes and cost; and effectively applying health information technology, clinical informatics and data science; and 3) conduct research to help support advances in how medical care is delivered within Kaiser Permanente’s integrated care setting and the U.S. health care system overall. Applications are due by September 15, 2015. Learn more...

OB/Gyn Ultrasound: Core Course

September 16–19, 2015—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...

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

September 17–18, 2015—Boston, Massachusetts

Presented by Harvard Medical School and now in its 33rd year, this course covers diagnosis and management of a wide variety of gynecologic medical and surgical and social problems, and office-based prevention services and counseling relating to gynecologic issues affecting pediatric and adolescent patients. Learn more...

American Gynecological & Obstetrical Society 2015 Annual Meeting

September 17–19, 2015—Half Moon Bay, California

A detailed schedule is now available online. Learn more...

22nd World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI)

September 17–19, 2015—Budapest, Hungary

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. Learn more...

World Contraception Day 2015

September 26, 2015

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...

Unwanted Pregnancy and Unsafe Abortion in Latin America and the Caribbean

September 28–30, 2015, 2014—Mexico City, Mexico

The fifth meeting by this name organized by the Population Council office in Mexico; earlier ones were held in 2001, 2005, 2008 and 2011. This meeting will take place in the framework of International Contraception Day, known in Mexico as Adolescent Unplanned Pregnancy Prevention Day. The meetin is intended as an opportunity to establish a dialogue between decision-markers, donors, academics, and governmental and non-governmental organizations to discuss solutions to the challenges confronted by countries in the region, many of which have the most restrictive legal frameworks on abortion in the world. Learn more...

The 2015 Pregnancy Summit

September 29–October 1, 2015, 2014—London, United Kingdom

Now in its third year, this international interdisciplinary event is an open forum for discussion of all scientific and clinical aspects of pregnancy-related issues and disorders, using a multi-professional and inter-specialty approach with plenty of opportunity for discussion and debate in an informal atmosphere. Learn more...

AAFP FMX: American Association of Family Physicians Annual Meeting

September 29–October 3, 2015, 2014—Denver, Colorado

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...


29th Annual Fall Conference on High Risk Obstetrics

October 1–3, 2015—New Orleans, Louisiana

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...

Birth Injuries and The Law

October 1–3, 2015—Las Vegas, Nevada

A Contemporary Forums conference focusing on clinical management strategies that reduce risk and liability associated with labor and delivery, interpretation of EFM, and medication errors; current and emerging malpractice trends; the interface between medical care and the legal system in clinical practices; the complexities of litigation in obstetric care, and strategies utilized by both attorneys and witnesses during a trial; and legal versus medical evidence. Learn more...

2015 Family Medicine Global Health Workshop

October 2-4, 2015—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. In addition, there will be a half-day preconference on "Family Medicine: Experience Globally, Apply Locally," organized by Wonca Polaris, Young Physicians Movement of the Wonca North America Region. Learn more...

World Congress of Gynecology & Obstetrics

October 4–9, 2015—Vancouver, Canada

The triennial conference of the International Federation of Gynecology & Obstetrics (FIGO), bringing together obstetricians and gynecologists from around the world for a week-long focus on the latest advances in quality care for women in every resource setting. Topic areas include fertility regulation: issues of unmet need, contraception in low resource settings, contraception in special cases, new developments in fertility regulation, pregnancy termination: new, directions, economics of contraception, contraception in high risk women and with medical disorders, and social and ethical issues that affect implementation. This Congress also introduces "Critical Questions: Interviews with leaders" and a new leadership development series for advancing leadership skills of attendees (leading small groups, implementation science, curricula for women’s rights). Learn more...

NFPRHA 2015 Fall Meeting

October 5–6, 2015—Denver, Colorado

Health care delivery trainings, workshops, policy updates, and peer-to-peer conversation to support the work of family planning health centers and systems. Free for NFPRHA members. General sessions on Monday, October 5, will cover key issues related to the future of Title X. Content on Tuesday, October 6, will include Quality Family Planning (QFP) recommendations, insurance contracting and Medicaid Peer-to-Peer. Learn more...

PHASA Conference 2015: 11th Annual Conference of the Public Health Association of South Africa

October 7–9, 2015—Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

With 2015 being the target date for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, the conference will provide an opportunity to reflect on the challenges faced by South Africa and Africa in trying to achieve the MDGs. The focus of the conference though will be on moving forward and identifying potential solutions both within and outside the health system in order to improve the health status of our population. This is reflected in the theme of conference “Health and Sustainable Development: The Future.” Learn more...

HR2FP: The Human Right to Family Planning

October 9–11, 2015—Seattle, Washington

Sponsored by the University of Washington School of Law, and cosponsored by the UW School of Medicine, Ob-Gyn Dept., Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands, and the UW Dept. of Global Health, this conference will explore the relationship between the right to health and family planning and its application to improving universal access—globally and locally. The event will bring together academicians, practitioners, and students in public/global health, medicine and law, NGOs, donor institutions, international organizations, pharmaceutical and biotech companies and others from the Global North and South. Learn more...

International Conference on Knowledge and Politics in Gender and Women's Studies

October 9–11, 2015—Ankara, Turkey

Organized by the Gender and Women’s Studies Graduate Program at Middle East Technical University, the conference aims to bring together scholars, researchers, and activists from various disciplines and generations to exchange their experiences and ideas on a wide range of theoretical and practical issues under the general theme of “women’s knowledge and gender politics: local and global.” Themes include women’s knowledge, feminist research, women’s culture and gender identities, feminist politics, history of feminism and gender and women’s studies. Learn more...

25th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

October 11–14, 2015—Montreal, Canada

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. Learn more and see also the list of other ISUOG meetings and courses.

Youth 360°: How & Where Youth Live, Learn, & Play Matters

October 13–16, 2015—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 five conference tracks include partnership & collaboration, public policy, programs, research & evaluation, and organizational capacity building. Learn more...

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

October 14–16, 2015—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...

18th Annual NPWH Premier Women’s Healthcare Conference

October 14–17, 2015—Salt Lake City, Utah

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. Learn more...

ASHA 89th Annual School Health Conference:
Going the Distance

October 15–17, 2015—Orlando, Florida

Annual meeting of the American School Health Association. Preceded by two half-day sessions—“A Magical School Health Story to Use and Remember” and “Gender Identity Issues Impact Us All"—and by three half-day “forums” focusing on the topics of “Advocacy 101: Going the Distance for School Health”; “Research & Emerging Issues”; and “Teaching & Learning.” Learn more...

Medical Students for Choice: 2015 Conference on Family Planning

October 17–18, 2015—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...

2015 Annual Meeting: American Society for Reproductive Medicine

October 17-21, 2015—Baltimore, Maryland

The theme of ASRM's 71st annual meeting is "Steering Reproductive Medicine to the Forefront of Global Public Health." Scientific, postgraduate, and video programs and plenary lectures addressing state-of-the-art issues in reproductive medicine and science. Topics range from the assessment of the latest molecular and genetic techniques and best clinical practices, to how reproduction influences public health globally. Conference tracks include contraception, early pregnancy, and practice management, among others. Learn more...

Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference 2015

October 18–21, 2015—Mexico City, Mexico

A technical conference that will focus on programs, policies, research, and advocacy to support achieving effective and sustainable coverage of maternal and newborn interventions at scale in countries and regions of highest need, with the goal of galvanizing momentum and commitment to mothers and newborns on the global agenda. The conference is sponsored by the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) at the Harvard School of Public Health, USAID’s flagship Maternal Child Survival Program (MCSP), and Save the Children’s Saving Newborn Lives program (SNL), in coordination and collaboration with a number of global and regional partners. Learn more...

11th Congress of the European Society of Gynecology (ESG)

October 21–24, 2015—Prague, Czech Republic

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 the poster session close on August 18, 2015. Learn more...

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

October 21–24, 2015—Charleston, South Carolina

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...

2015 Fall Conference:
American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists

October 21-25, 2015—Orlando, Florida

Focused on 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 and debates, this year's schedule provides an opportunity to participate in hands-on OMM workshop. Learn more...

Common Challenges in Obstetric and Gynecologic Pathology

October 24-25, 2015—Boston, Massachusetts

The objective of this course, offered by the Division of Women's and Perinatal Pathology at Brigham & Women's Hospital, is to provide a comprehensive review of problematic areas of obstetric and gynecologic pathology. The course combines classroom lecture, high quality microscopic screen projection, discussion of challenging cases and interactive post-test with audience participation. Topics include frequently misdiagnosed entities and strategies to recognize their diagnostic features with the goal of avoiding patient mismanagement. Learn more...

31st Annual Women's Health Update 2015

October 27-28, 2015—Los Angeles, California

Sponsored by the California Family Health Council, Women's Health Update is a two-day clinical conference for health professionals seeking continuing education on the most up-to-date best practices and clinical guidelines for providing quality sexual and reproductive health care in diverse health care settings. The conference opens with three pre-conference clinical practica: Intrauterine Device Placement + Removal; Nexplanon™ Placement + Removal; and Essure™ Sterilization Procedure. review year-round learning opportunities with CFHC’s Learning Exchange. Learn more...

APHA 143rd Annual Meeting and Exposition

October 31-November 4, 2015—Chicago, Illinois

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. Learn more...


12th World Congress of Perinatal Medicine

November 3–6, 2015—Madrid, Spain

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. Learn more...

Contraceptive Technology

November 4–6, 2015—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...

Obstetrics & Gynecology Core Course

November 4–7, 2015—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In-depth coverage of ultrasound applications in obstetrics and gynecology, designed to provide a comprehensive review for the practicing clinician. Offered by the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. Learn more...

Quality and Safety for Leaders in Women’s Health Care

November 5-7, 2015—San Francisco, California

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...

2015 International Conference on Family Planning

November 9–12, 2015—Nusa Dua, Indonesia

The fourth conference in this series, co-sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN) in Indonesia, this conference is designed to provide a platform to highlight successes that have been achieved in family planning around the world as well as hurdles that still need to be addressed. The theme this year is "Global Commitments, Local Actions." The goal is to help shape and influence the role and contributions of family planning in attaining the new Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more...

Society of Ob/Gyn Hospitalists 2015 Annual Clinical Meeting

November 11–14, 2015—Scottsdale, Arizona

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...

High Risk Obstetric Nursing

November 11–14, 2015—Las Vegas, Nevada

32nd annual conference in this series, organized by Contemporary Forums. Hot topics include early signs of maternal compromise, simulations for critical care obstetrics, complications of anesthesia, safety bundles in hypertension, case studies on legal issues in high risk obstetric care and management of obese women during childbirth. Two preconferences: “Principles of High Risk and Critical Care Obstetrics” and “FHR Monitoring: Situations That Place the Patient and Provider at Risk.” Learn more...

Women's Health and OB/GYN Nursing

November 11–14, 2015—New Orleans, Louisiana

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...

OB/GYN Clinical Reviews: Advancing Women's Health 2015

November 12-13, 2015—Rochester, Minnesota

Mayo Clinic's OB/GYN Clinical Reviews will address a variety of relevant and controversial topics facing patients and their healthcare providers today. Presentations will emphasize obstetrical and gynecologic standards of care and problem solving using current treatment modalities. Learn more...

Obstetrical Simulation Course

November 13-14, 2015—Tampa, Florida

A postgraduate course offered by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, incorporating didactic presentations and hands-on simulations that focus on developing an understanding of the high-risk, low-frequency obstetrical emergencies. Learn more...

North American Forum on Family Planning

November 14–16, 2015—Chicago, Illinois

This three-day meeting (preceded by two days of preconference sessions on November 12–13) is sponsored jointly by the Society of Family Planning (SFP) and Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), and is preceded by three days of SFP and PPFA meetings and workshops, as well as the annual meeting of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) and meetings of the Ryan Program and the Fellowship in Family Planning (including the Global Health Workshop). This year, ARHP has taken on the role of Exhibit Program Manager for the conference. 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. Learn more...

44th Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology

November 15-19, 2015—Las Vegas, Nevada

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...

22nd Annual Fall Conference on Challenges in Taking Care of the High Risk Pregnancy

November 18–21, 2015—Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Conference format will include didactic lectures, smaller group breakout and interactive sessions, case studies, and question and answer sessions. Emphasis will be placed on practical application of the evidence-based topics presented. Learn more...

Familiar/Strange: 114th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting

November 18–22, 2015—Denver, Colorado

The conference materials introduce the theme of this year's meeting with the note: "Casting common sense in new light by making the familiar seem strange and the strange seem familiar is a venerable strategy used across anthropology's subfields. It can denaturalize taken-for-granted frames and expand the horizons of students and public alike. But useful as this process of estrangement and familiarization can be, it can lapse into exoticism through "us/them" comparisons that veil historical and contemporary relations of power and powerlessness within and across societies." The conference aims to grapple with how and why this strategy proves both productive and obstructive. Learn more...

Reproductive Rights, New Reproductive Technologies and the European Fertility Market

November 19–20, 2015—Santander, Spain

An examination of reproductive innovations and the diversity in national regulation on reproductive technologies in terms of medicine, law, ethics, policy and economics. Organized by Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands) and GRIDES/FMV at the University of Cantabria (Spain). Abstract submissions close on October 1, 2015. Learn more...

Call for papers on abortion: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health

November 30, 2015

The December 2016 issue of Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health will contain a special section devoted to abortion in the United States and other developed countries. PSRH is seeking submissions on topics such as the incidence of abortion, women’s experiences seeking and obtaining the procedure, and service provision and policy-related issues. They will consider original research and review articles (with a maximum length of 6,000 words, excluding references and tables), as well as commentaries (up to 3,500 words). Paper submissions are due by November 30, 2015 (see PWRH submission guidelines). Learn more...

Seventh African Population Conference

November 30–December 4, 2015—Johannesburg, South Africa

Theme: Demographic Dividend in Africa: Prospects, Opportunities and Challenges. This conference, jointly organized by the Union for African Population Studies and the Government of the Republic of South Africa, is designed to bring together population, health and development scientists to discuss how issues such as raising the marriage age, keeping girls in school, enabling women through family planning to decide the spacing and number of their children, and investing in the health and education of young people, particularly young girls, can unlock a powerful demographic dividend and set countries in Africa on the path to sustained, inclusive social and economic growth. Abstract submissions close on August 9, 2015. Learn more...


International Conference—Education and reproduction in low-fertility settings

December 2–4, 2015—Vienna, Austria

An annual conference sponsored by the Vienna Institute of Demography and the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital. Themes include education and reproduction; cross-country and individual variation in education and reproduction; education and fertility; and education and union formation, sexual and reproductive behaviour. Learn more...

Advances & Controversies in Minimally Invasive Surgery for the Practicing Gynecologist

December 3–5, 2015—New York City, New York

This ACOG post-graduate course offering is designed to provide participants with a totally interactive experience as the techniques and issues related to minimally invasive surgical approaches and currently available technology are addressed. Video-based surgical tutorials and lectures combined with live interactive cadaveric demonstrations. The proper use of robotics and new energy devices will be covered along with single site laparoscopy. Learn more... and see other ACOG postgraduate courses.

Conference on Practice Improvement

December 3-6, 2015—Dallas, Texas

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. Learn more...

Webcast: “Preview of New Codes and Medicare Changes for 2016

December 8, 2015

This ACOG postgraduate course will present a preview of the key coding changes for 2016 impacting an OB/Gyn practice. Key CMS initiatives for 2016 will be reviewed along with the background information necessary to understand the rationale and goals of these initiatives. The course will also review the basic structure and tenants of the RBRVS system and the trends impacting future reimbursement by all payers for physician services. Learn more... and see other ACOG postgraduate courses.

Submissions due for Feminism & Psychology Special Issue: Abortion in context

December 10, 2015

Feminism & Psychology is inviting contributions for a special issue they are publishing on abortion. Possible topics include: public and social discourses on abortion; the nature of stigmata associated with abortion in different national contexts; the relation between such stigma and experiences surrounding abortion; experiences associated with illegal and/or unsafe abortion or with medical (as opposed to surgical) abortion; abortion in the context of other reproductive issues; forms of, and pathways to, pro-abortion or anti-abortion activism in various national and historical contexts; the ways that abortion providers, other health care personnel, sex educators, counselors, psychologists and researchers negotiate the meanings and valences of abortion. Contributions may draw on research, theory, practice, or reflections on abortion work or abortion activism. Learn more....

Third International Conference on Global Public Health 2015

December 10–11, 2015—Colombo, Sri Lanka

Theme: Supporting research in low & middle-income countries (LMICs). With 2015 marking the end of Millennium Development Goals, this conference is intended to review what was learned and achieved and what has to be advanced and advocated. Among the topics are changing population and society & public health; bridging the gap between research and policy and creating global platforms to discuss evidence based health policies and interventions; social determinants of health and inequity in low-middle- income countries; global evidence on women’s health and the role of social and economic factors; and cultural contextualization of health research priorities to achieve sustainable development goals. Abstract submissions close on October 30, 2015. Learn more...

Controversies in Obstetrics and Gynecology (in Spanish)

December 17-19, 2015—Miami Beach, Florida

This ACOG postgraduate course will address actual controversies in the management of obstetric and gynecologic patients with a special interest in how they affect the care of the Latin American patient. Topics to be discussed include controversies in prenatal diagnosis, medical complications of pregnancy, prematurity prevention, maternal mortality reduction, uterine fibroids and endometriosis in relation to infertility, uterine prolapse, ovarian cancer screening and minimally invasive surgery Learn more and see other ACOG postgraduate courses.



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...

ICOG 2016:
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...

Contraceptive Technology

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...

Contraceptive Technology

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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