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North American Forum on Family Planning
October 20–22, 2018—New Orleans, Louisiana
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 February 14 and close on April 11, 2018, and session proposal submissions open on March 7 and close on March 21, 2018. To learn more, contact the conference partners.

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AMA State Legislative Strategy Conference

January 4-6, 2018—Fort Myers, Florida

An opportunity to share your organizations’ priorities, concerns, and tactics with advocacy leaders from across the country, and to discuss the challenges and opportunities likely to be part of your upcoming legislative sessions. Learn more...

2018 APGO Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar—Medical Education Makeover: Cleanse, Repair and Enrich!

January 6–9, 2018—Manalapan, Florida

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...

4th International Conference on Women’s Studies

January 20, 2018—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. Learn more...

Sociologists for Women in Society: 2018 Winter Meeting

January 25–28, 2018—Atlanta, Georgia

The theme of the 2018 meeting is “They Persisted: Feminism, Work, Activism, Resistance.”The intent is to focus discussion on how to marshalresources in ways that speak to the multiple challenges presently facing women and/or those who support gender equality, and how what feminists say, do, write, and teach can help undergird and channel the resistance to regressive policies and practices that are hostile to creating a more gender-equitable society. Learn more...

The Pregnancy Meeting:
38th Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

January 29–February 3, 2018—Dallas, Texas

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. This year’s theme is “Working together for the global advancement of safe and healthy pregnancies.” Learn more...


STFM Conference on Medical Student Education

February 1–4, 2018—Austin, Texas

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...

AANP 2018 Health Policy Conference

February 4–6, 2018—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...

International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health: 2018 Annual Meeting

February 8–11, 2018—San Diego, California

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...

AMA National Advocacy Conference

February 12-14, 2018—Washington, DC

Industry experts, political insiders and members of Congress regarding current efforts being made in health system reform refinement and implementation. Keynoted this year by media representatives Chris Wallace and John Dickerson. Learn more...

8th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights:
Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women & Girls

February 12–16, 2018—Johannesburg, South Africa

Organized by the African Federation for Sexual Health and Rights, the conference has three thematic tracks: impact, focused on sociocultural drivers of change; equality, focused on understanding and combating economic and identity-based inequalities that affect women and girls disproportionately; and access, focused on challenges and innovations in access to healthcare and prevention. Learn more....

ICOG London 2018:
20th International Conference on Obstetrics and Gynaecology

February 15–16, 2018—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...

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. Learn more...

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO)

February 16, 2018—Rochester, Minnesota

Offered by the Mayo Clinic, ALSO is designed to prepare maternity care providers to effectively manage potential emergencies during pregnancy. This two-day educational program covers topics in safety, first-trimester complications, late-pregnancy bleeding, intrapartum fetal surveillance, assisted vaginal delivery, preterm labor, PPH/maternal resuscitation, labor dystocia, shoulder dystocia and case presentations. Learn more...

International Humanitarian Aid Skills Course

February 24–25, 2018—Stanford, California

Offered by the Center for Innovation in Global Health at the Stanford University School of Medicine and featuring case studies, didactics and hands-on skills sessions, this 1½-day CME workshop is designed to help prepare the International Humanitarian Aid Volunteer to function in a low-resource setting for treatment of common surgical and OB conditions. The entire second day is devoted to ob/gyn issues, including abortion. Learn more...

Take Root: Red State Perspective on Reproductive Justice

February 24–25, 2018—Norman, Oklahoma

Launched in 2011, the 8th annual Take Root focuses on the struggles and strengths of those working towards reproductive justice in the more conservative parts of the country, and provides a space for engagement on reproductive justice for students, academics, practitioners, advocates, and members of our community. Take Root also works toward highlighting the relevance of the red state regional perspective in national reproductive justice discourse to bridge existing gaps. The 2017 conference hosted over 600 participants, almost 140 speakers, and 46 unique panels and workshops. Learn more...

CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting: Anchors Away—Navigating Your Course in Medical Education: Wizardry, Innovation and Magic

February 28–March 3, 2018—National Harbor, Maryland

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...


14th Annual Women’s Health Update

March 1–3, 2018—Scottsdale, Arizona

A three-day educational program of the Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development, designed for primary care physicians/practitioners, general internists, gynecologists, specialists in preventative care and other health care professionals interested in women’s health. Learn more...

Women's Leadership and Empowerment Conference 2018

March 1–3, 2018—Bangkok, Thailand

Launched in 2013 and organized by Tomorrow People Organization, a nonprofit headquartered in Belgrade, this annual conference consists of three components: a study session on “women’s leadership and empowerment of disadvantaged groups,” presentations of submitted papers, and open discussions. It is intended to be a forum, discussion and networking place for academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers, industry representatives, advanced students, and others. Abstract submissions close on February 1, 2018. Learn more...

Contraceptive Technology

March 4–7, 2018—San Francisco, California

This year, the Contraceptive Technology conferences focus on best practices, in light of the sea-changes in reproductive health care—from cervical cancer screening to sexual pharmacology, contraceptive counseling, and STI diagnosis and treatment—and how best to operate under the Affordable Care Act. Two special panels: clinical pearls applied to knotty cases and LateBreakers. Five concurrent sessions on challenging cases, hands-on techniques, and smaller specific topics. Preceded by a day of preconferences on gynecological endocrinology, STIs, Selected Practice Recommendations, and how to prepare a dynamic talk. Learn more...

OB/Gyn Ultrasound: Core Course

March 7-10, 2018—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...

65th Annual Scientific Meeting:
Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI)

March 7–10, 2018—San Diego, California

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, “Power of Collaboration,” was chosen to highlight the importance of collaborations and networking on the global stage. Late-breaking abstract submissions close January 19, 2018. Learn more...

18th World Congress of Gynecological Endocrinology

March 7–10, 2018—Firenze, Italy

The 18th World Congress of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology. Topic areas include gynecological endocrinology, contraception, medically assisted procreation, obstetrics, gynecology, menopause and aging, gynecological oncology, the breast, gynecological surgery, and diagnosis. Poster submissions close on January 11, 2018. Learn more...

26th European Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

March 8–10, 2018—Paris, France

The bi-annual meeting of the European Board & College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG). 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. Learn more...

44th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS)

March 11–14, 2018—Orlando, Florida

The theme this year is "Leadership: Leading Best Gynecologic Surgical Care into the Next Decade." Among other sessions and roundtables, schedule includes a panel discussion bringing together top surgeons from across gynecologic surgical specialties to discuss what they see as the future of gynecologic surgery, and a repeat of the “Mentorship Mingle” program launched last year, bringing together registrants with the giants in gynecologic surgery. Learn more...

CSW62: Empowering Rural Women and Girls

March 12–23, 2018—New York, New York

The United Nations' 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, bringing together representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world. The priority theme is "Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls." The review theme is "Participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women." Learn more...

SAHM 2018 Annual Meeting:
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

March 14–17, 2018—Seattle, Washington

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 “Global Adolescent Health Equity.” Works in progress submissions close January 8, 2018. Learn more...

2018 Annual CUGH Global Health Conference:
Health Disparities: A Time for Action

March 15–18, 2018—New York City, New York

This conference is designed to attract professionals from the health, social sciences and public policy fields in order to promote interdisciplinary, cross-jurisdictional conversations across the globe to tackle challenging and complex problems. Eight featured tracks/subthemes, among them global health law, human rights, and conflict prevention; governance and strengthening health systems and public institutions; neglected topics in global health; reducing disparities and improving well-being across the lifespan; and social determinants of health. A series of pre-conference sessions will target the needs of students and emerging scientists. Sponsored by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH). Learn more...


March 18–21, 2018—Washington, DC

The annual meeting of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association. As in past years, the conference begins with free pre-conference trainings and Medicaid Peer-to-Peer. Capitol Hill Education Day will be on Wednesday, March 21—NFPRHA staff will schedule Hill visits for conference attendees and provide training during the "Preparing for Hill Education Day 2018," "An Introduction to Congressional Advocacy," "An Introduction to the Regulatory Process and Administrative Advocacy" sessions to help you prepare for your visit. There will also be a session on "How to Work with the News Media," in which participants will be given the opportunity to practice constructing a story pitch and hear feedback from reporters on that effort. Learn more...

Obstetrics and Gynecology 2018

March 18–23, 2018—Boston, Massachusetts

An update on diagnosis and treatment of reproductive health conditions in women, designed and presented by Harvard Medical School faculty and clinicians. Participants can choose from among a wide range of workshops for more immersive education in the clinical areas that align with specific practice needs. In addition, the core curriculum is available as three separate 2-day sections, each covering a different area of obstetric and gynecologic practice: 1) Clinical Obstetrics (March 18-19); 2) Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Urogynecology and Gynecologic Oncology (March 20-21); and 3) Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (March 22-23). Learn more...

Pour Elle: 18th General Membership Meeting of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition

March 20–22, 2018—Brussels, Belgium

Members of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition work internationally to broaden access to a range of affordable, quality contraceptives. At this meeting, they'll be focusing especially on advances towards supply security in francophone Africa, a region that boasts some of the world’s greatest reproductive health successes but also some of the most troubling statistics and seemingly intractable challenges. Learn more...

American Nurses Association Quality and Innovation Conference

March 21–23, 2018—Orlando, Florida

Conference will use case studies to explore successful strategies and examples of real-world innovation from a wide variety of health care organizations and industries. Learn more...

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists World Congress 2018

March 21–24, 2018—Suntec City, Singapore

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. Learn more...

66th Annual Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Meeting

March 21–25, 2018—Indian Wells, California

The theme of the 66th PCRS annual meeting is “Fertility Innovations: 21st Century Technologies to Build Healthy Families.” 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...

American Medical Women’s Association’s 103rd Annual Meeting

March 22–25, 2018—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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...

22nd Annual Conference:
National Hispanic Medical Association

March 22-25, 2018—National Harbor, MD

Within a theme of “Conquistando el Futuro: Clinicians Leading 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 February 19, 2018. Learn more...

2018 Annual Convention: American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

March 24–28, 2018—New York, NY

The AIUM brings together users from all areas of ultrasound once a year. The meeting is the only one of its kind, a multidimensional format with vast selection of educational sessions to choose from including hands-on learning labs, special interest and scientific sessions, and meet-the-professor learning. Learn more...

89th Annual Meeting:
Pacific Sociological Association

March 28–31, 2018—Long Beach, California

The 2018 theme is “Teaching Sociology: Innovations, Changes, and Challenges,” intended to provide an opportunity to delve broadly and deeply into roles as teachers, mentors, and even learners. Focuses include innovations in teaching, numerous micro- and macro-level changes that affect teaching/learning, and the challenges faced as a result of those changes. Among the topic areas listed are gender; intimate relationships, families, and reproductive politics; media and communication; medical sociology and health; and social movements and social change. Learn more...

LGBTQ Healthcare Update Conference

March 29-30, 2018—Indianapolis, Indiana

Offered by the Indiana University School of Medicine, this two-day conference focuses especially 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...


Contraceptive Technology

April 4–7, 2018—Washington, DC

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

National Student Nurses' Association 66th Anniversary Convention:
Nursing: Get Hooked! Insight, Inspiration, Ingenuity

April 4-8, 2018—Nashville, Tennessee

Brings together students, faculty and nursing leaders from across the United States for five days of general sessions, seminars, workshops, faculty programs, and poster presentations. Graduating seniors can participate in the NSNA/Wolters Kluwer Mini Review. In addition, NSNA’s House of Delegates will engage state and school chapter leaders in resolutions and elections. Learn more...

2018 CREOG Resident Workshops

April 7–8, 2018—New Orleans, Louisiana

CREOG Resident Workshops are created to equip ob-gyn residents with the knowledge and skills necessary to serve as leaders and exemplary teachers for junior residents and medical students for whom they are responsible. By the end of the program, participants will have been exposed to general principles of leadership and education, as well as specific tips for immediate practice and application. Learn more...

85th Annual Conference:
American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists

April 8–13, 2018—Orlando, Florida

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 hands-on workshops. Learn more...

NASPAG 32nd Annual Clinical and Research Meeting

April 12-14, 2018—West Palm Beach, Florida

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. Learn more...

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

April 13–15, 2018—Amherst, Massachusetts

Sponsored by the Civil Liberties and Public Policy program at Hampshire College, this annual conference for student and community activists 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. Each year, Friday evening of the conference features “Breaking Silences: An Abortion Speak Out,” a space for people to share their abortion stories in a safe and supportive environment. Listening to such personal stories frames the weekend and grounds conference conversations in lived experiences. Learn more...

GHIC 2018: Global Health & Innovation Conference

April 14–15, 2018—New Haven, Connecticut

Sponsored by Unite for Sight and held at Yale University, GHIC 2018 (twitter: #GHIC) convenes leaders, changemakers, and participants from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Among the topic areas are global health; NGOs and community-based programs; scientific and medical laboratory-based research; clinical research; and advocacy and health policy. Learn more...

2018 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit

April 16–20, 2018—Nusa Dua, Indonesia

The 2018 SBCC Summit will be hosted by a consortium of international and local partners including the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, The Communication Initiative, Soul City Institute, UNICEF and BBC Media Action. The theme is "Shifting Norms, Changing Behavior, Amplifying Voice: What Works?" It is designed to bring together representatives from government, regional entities, academics, NGOs, CSOs, global agencies and the private sector working on development and health issues, and to engage and support people to shift norms, change behaviors, and amplify the voices needed to address the persistent development challenges the world faces today: extreme poverty, gender inequities, public health emergencies, acute and chronic diseases, climate change, and democracy and governance among others. Learn more....

The Psychosocial Workshop

April 24–25, 2018—Denver, Colorado

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. Presentations submissions close January 25, 2018. Learn more....

Population Association of America 2018 Annual Meeting

April 26–28, 2018—Denver, Colorado

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...

SEUD Congress 2018:
Endometriosis: a polygenic & multifactorial syndrome

April 26–28, 2018—Florence Italy

The 4th 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 and new trends in therapeutics in endometriosis, in uterine disorders and in women’s reproductive life fields. Includes pre-Congress courses on live surgery, imaging, ART and simulations. Abstract submissions close on January 31, 2018. Learn more....


April 26–28, 2018—Saxapahaw, North Carolina

Now in its 7th year, SwitchPoint is produced each year by IntraHealth International, and is designed to foster unusual collaborations, bringing together people working in humanitarian innovation, global health, and technology. The conference consists of 30+ stage talks, 20+ hands-on microlabs, interactive networking, mentoring sessions, and field trips. Learn more...

Medical and Surgical Innovations in Health Care:
ACOG 2018 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting

April 27-30, 2018—Austin, Texas

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 focus includes patient care, practice management, exam preparation, hands-on skills development, networking and collaboration, postgraduate courses (to be announced), and the annual ob-gyn Career Fair. Learn more and see also the list of other ACOG educational events.


Women's Health 2018: Translating Research into Clinical Practice

May 4–6, 2018—Washington, DC

Presented by the VCU Institute for Women's Health and VCU Health Continuing Medical Education, in special collaboration with Journal of Women's Health and the Academy of 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 a pre-conference session on "Addressing Health Challenges of Women Across the Life Course," presented by the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health (pending approval). Abstract submissions close on January 24, 2018. Learn more...

51st Annual Spring Conference: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

May 5–9, 2018—Washington, DC

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. Submissions for research work-in-progress posters by fellows, residents, and students close on January 4, 2018. Learn more...

YTH LIVE 2018: The Youth + Tech + Health Conference

May 6–8, 2018—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...

15th Congress of the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health

May 9–12, 2018—Budapest, Hungary

The main focus of this conference will be "Family planning and contraception from adolescence to the menopause." Abstracts are invited on a wide range of contraception issues as well as abortion; Culture, ethnicity and religion; demography; education and training for SRH providers, patients and others; medico-legal; modern communication techniques, covering both telemedicine and social media; and much more. Learn more...

70th Annual Congress of the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology

May 11–13, 2018—Sendai, 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...

AAPA 2018

May 19-23, 2018—New Orleans, Louisiana

The annual meeting of the American Academy of PAs, bringing together 8000+ physician assistants. This is the only national PA conference, and provides a chance to connect with leading CME, new career opportunities, and other physician assistants. Learn more...

American College of Nurse-Midwives
63rd Annual Meeting & Exhibit

May 20–24, 2018—Savannah, Georgia

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...

Social Workers: The End to HIV/AIDS

May 26–28, 2018—Washington, DC

The 30th annual National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS, focused on the delivery of support and services to persons living with HIV/AIDS. The conference provides a national forum for education, skills building, and networking for professionals in the field. Abstract submissions close on January 15, 2018. Learn more...


European Population Conference 2018

June 6–9, 2018—Brussels, Belgium

EPC 2018 is a general scientific population conference where the topic “Population, Diversity and Inequality” will receive special attention this year. EPC is the largest European conference for population research, and approximately 900 participants from all over Europe and overseas are expected. The conference is held every two years. Among this year's themes: fertility; sexual and reproductive behaviour; families and households; international migration and migrant populations; data and methods; and economics, human capital, and labour markets. Learn more...

Transforming Women's Health: Challenges and New Frontiers

June 21–23, 2018—Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

This Mayo Clinic course (previously Controversies in Women's Health) is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants and 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...

AANP 2018 National Conference

June 26–July 1, 2018—Denver, Colorado

Annual conference of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Two dedicated workshop days this year—June 26 and July 1—offering 16 specialized seminars. The remainder of the program includes presentations focused on 12 specialty practice groups: Acute Care; Cardiology; Convenient/ Urgent Care; Dermatology; Emergency Department; Endocrine; Gastroenterology; Independent Practice; Obesity; Orthopedics; Pain Management; and Psych/Mental Health. The theme is "NPs – Moving Mountains in Health Care." Poster submissions close on March 5, 2018. Learn more...


34th Annual Meeting of ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology)

July 1–4, 2018—Barcelona, Spain

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, 2018. 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, 2018—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...

International Conference on Sexuality 2018: Health, Education and Rights [ICSHER 2018]

July 7–9, 2018—Bangkok, Thailand

Organized by Tomorrow People Organization, an international NGO headquartered in Belgrade, this conference on sexuality is intended to be a forum, discussion and networking place for governmental officials, academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, activists, policy makers, advanced students, and others. Official language of the conference is English. Attendance of delegates from more than 40 countries is expected. Among the conference themese are abortion, contraception, culture and politics, and legislation and justice. Abstract submissions close on June 1, 2018. Learn more.

22nd International Conference on Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy (ISPD)

July 8–11, 2018—Antwerp, Belgium

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 8, 2018. The rest of the conference will feature oral presentations, poster sessions, debates and late-breaking research. Abstract submissions close February 12, 2018. Learn more...

SSR 2018 Annual Meeting—Pathways to Discovery–Signals for Reproduction, Development, and Longevity

July 10–13, 2018—New Orleans, Louisiana

The 51st Annual 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 open on January 15, 2018 and close on February 23, 2018. Learn more.

4th Asian Population Association Conference

July 11–14, 2018—Shanghai, China

The Asian Population Association Conference is held every three years, providing opportunities for experts and students to share and discuss their scientific study of population issues. The key topics of interest include fertility, reproductive health, mortality, child health, migration, refugees, population ageing, labour force and employment, population and education, poverty, population and development, gender issues and techniques of demographic analysis. The conference attracts about 1600 participants from over 50 countries. Learn more...

OB/Gyn Ultrasound: Core Course

July 11–14, 2018—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...

2018 National Nurse Practitioner Symposium

July 19-22, 2018—Keystone, Colorado

Preceded by one pre-Symposium day (including Nexplanon training) on July 18, the 2018 Symposium will consist of approximately 100 sessions and workshops for Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Midwives and Physician Assistants. Content will include clinical topics, innovative practice settings, research, professional development and other topics related to advanced practice nursing in primary care and acute care. Among the six tracks are one on women's health and one on professional development. Poster submissions close on April 1, 2018. Learn more...

AIDS 2018: 22nd International AIDS Conference

July 23–27, 2018—Amsterdam, Netherlands

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 close on February 5, 2018. For anyone who wants to submit their abstract for mentoring or to mentor abstract submitters, the deadline is January 15. There will also be a late-breaker abstract submission period from April 19 through May 10, 2018. Learn more...


2018 National Conference of Family Planning Residents and Medical Students

August 2–4, 2018—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, 2018. Learn more...

Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute

August 2, 2018–July 28, 2019

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 2018 and the 2019 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, 2018. Learn more...

American Sociological Association 113th Annual Meeting

August 11–14, 2018—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The theme of the 2018 Annual Meeting, “Feeling Race: An Invitation to Explore Racialized Emotions,” encourages sociologists to engage, study, and theorize the multiple ways in which emotions and feelings matter in racial affairs. Paper, course, workshop and preconference session submissions all close on January 11, 2018. Learn more...

2018 STD Prevention Conference

August 27–30, 2018—Washington, DC

Sponsored by the CDC and the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association, in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Pan American Health Organization, the American Sexual Health Association, the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association, and the National Coalition of STD Directors. The conference is a multi-disciplinary biannual forum covering prevention programs, science, and policy. This year's theme is Intersecting Epidemics, Integrated Solutions. Abstract submissions close on February 16, 2018. Learn more...


13th FIAPAC Conference: Liberating women - Removing barriers and increasing access to safe abortion care

September 14-15, 2018—Nantes, France

This international bi-annual conference for health care professionals working in the field of abortion care and contraception, sponsored by the International Federation of Professional Abortion and Contraception Associates, brings together numerous disciplines working in abortion care: counsellors, administrators, nurses and doctors, as well as policy makers, researchers, women’s groups, global leaders in reproductive health, lawyers, ethicists and others. Includes society sessions by ESC, WHO, IPPF, Gynuity, IPAS, NAF, Eastern European Alliance for Reproductive Choice, and others. Abstract submissions close on April 15, 2018. Learn more...

World Contraception Day 2018

September 26, 2018

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 and supported by a coalition of 16 international NGOs, governmental organizations, and scientific and medical societies with an interest in sexual and reproductive health. Learn more...

Society of Ob/Gyn Hospitalists 8th Annual Clinical Meeting

September 26–29, 2018—Cleveland, Ohio

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...

ICOG 2018:
20th International Conference on Obstetrics and Gynaecology

September 27–28, 2018—San Francisco, California

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 January 19, 2018. Learn more...

September 28 Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion

September 28, 2018

Launched in 2012 by the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR), the International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion, and La Campaña 28 LAC, this is now an annual and global event to speak out against abortion stigma and build an international movement to promote universal access to safe, legal abortion as a women’s health and human rights issue. Learn more...


32nd International Papillomavirus Conference

October 2–6, 2018—Sidney, Australia

HPV 2018 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. Abstract submissions close on April 17, 2018. Learn more...

AAFP FMX: American Association of Family Physicians Annual Meeting

October 9–13, 2018—New Orleans, Louisiana

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. Note that the AAFP Congress of Delegates precedes this, running September 10-13. Poster presentation submissions open on February 12 and close on March 16, 2018. Learn more...

21st Annual NPWH Premier Women’s Healthcare Conference

October 10–13, 2018—San Antonio, Texas

An annual conference run by 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 5, 2018. Learn more...

World Congress of Gynecology & Obstetrics

October 14–19, 2018—Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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 maternal and fetal health, clinical obstetrics, general gynecology, operative gynecology, reproductive medicine, sexual health and human rights, urogynaecology, gynecological oncology, women’s health issues and policy. Seven pre-congress sessions, including one on contraception and one on violence against women. Abstract submissions close on March 15, 2018. Learn more...

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

October 17–20, 2018—Minneapolis, Minnesota

UPDATE: The 85th annual meeting of the Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (CAOG), whose member physicians represent nearly 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. Abstract submissions close on April 23, 2018. Learn more...

North American Forum on Family Planning

October 20–22, 2018—New Orleans, Louisiana

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 February 14 and close on April 11, 2018 and session proposal submissions open on March 7 and close on March 21, 2018. To learn more, contact the conference partners.

HIV R4P: HIV Research for Prevention

October 21–25, 2018—Madrid, Spain

The only scientific meeting dedicated exclusively to biomedical HIV prevention research. Through both abstract and non-abstract driven sessions, the conference will support cross-fertilization between research on HIV vaccines, microbicides, PrEP, treatment as prevention and other biomedical prevention approaches, while also providing a venue to discuss the research findings, questions and priorities that are specific to advancing each modality. Abstract submissions open January 31 and close April 23, 2018. Learn more...


ICMNCH 2018: 20th International Conference on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

November 8–9, 2018—Paris, France

This conference aims to provide an interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators from around the world to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, concerns, and practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of maternal, newborn and child health. Abstract submissions close on January 20, 2018. Learn more...

Multidisciplinary Update in Breast Disease 2018

November 8–10, 2018—Scottsdale, Arizona

This two-and-a-half-day Mayo Clinic CME course is a multidisciplinary update on prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, management, and treatment of benign and malignant breast diseases, high risk and survivorship issues. Learn more...

APHA 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo: Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health

November 10–14, 2018—San Diego, California

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 "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now." Abstract submissions on population, reproductive and sexual health are due on February 19. Other deadlines range from February 2 to April 19, depending on subject area and submission type. Learn more...

2018 International Conference on Family Planning

November 12–15, 2018—Kigali, Rwanda

The fifth 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 and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Rwanda, this conference is designed to provide an opportunity for political leaders, scientists, researchers, policymakers, advocates, and youth to disseminate knowledge, celebrate successes, and identify next steps toward reaching the goal of enabling an additional 120 million women to access voluntary, quality contraception by 2020. 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. Abstract submissions open on January 12 and close on April 13, 2018. Learn more...

GLOBAL HEALTH 2018: The Seventh International Conference on Global Health Challenges

November 18–22, 2018—Athens, Greece

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 30, 2018. Learn more...

26th World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI)

November 23–25, 2018—London, United Kingdom

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. Presented this year in partnership with Reproductive BioMedicine Online (RBMO). Abstract submissions close on September 6, 2018. Learn more...

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