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North American Forum on Family Planning
November 5–7, 2016—Denver, Colorado
This three-day meeting is produced 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 Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, 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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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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