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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. To learn more, contact the conference partners.


Other events

Upcoming abstract and workshop proposal and other deadlines

2017

December

Early Pregnancy Symposium: Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and Early Pregnancy Management

December 1–2, 2017—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Offered by the Philly Pregnancy Center, the conference is divided into three main themes: etiology, developing pregnancy, and management; each will include the medical, genetics and sonography aspects of recurrent loss and the early developing, first trimester, pregnancy. The symposium is designed for any health care provider who is seeking a comprehensive view of current concepts and developments in the field. For phone inquiries: 484-795-8877 or 215-627-2229. Learn more...

Medical Students for Choice: 2017 Conference on Family Planning

December 2–3, 2017—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

Women's Leadership Symposium in Oxford

December 4-6, 2017—Oxford, United Kingdom

A biannual interdisciplinary symposium with an international advisory council, inviting presentations on cultural, religious, social, and economic conditions of women and the initiatives that may be most effective in the remediation of the various forms of gender discrimination. Among the topics of particular interest are economics of gender, politics of gender in transnational contexts, womens health, reproductive politics, women’s rights and the law, and women and media studies. Learn more...

2017 National Sex Ed Conference

December 6–9, 2017—Atlantic City, New Jersey

The Center for Sex Education (CSE) has been hosting an annual Sex Ed Conference since 1985, now the largest conference in the United States that is exclusively devoted to sexuality education. Participants from around the world network and learn best practices in sexuality education, addressing a spectrum of topics, audiences, and ages. Learn more...

UCSF CME: Controversies in Women's Health 2017

December 7–8, 2017—San Francisco, California

A practical update on a full range of common but controversial issues in women’s health, with emphasis on new developments in preventive care for women, issues in reproductive health, and clinical strategies in the diagnosis and treatment of common gynecologic and medical disorders of women. Learn more...

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

December 12, 2017

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

2018

January

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...

February

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...

Take Root: Red State Perspective on Reproductive Justice

February 23–24, 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 Magi

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...

March

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...

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. Learn more...

18th World Congress of Gynecological Endocrinology

March 7–10, 2018—Firenze, Italy

Topic areas include gynecological endocrinology, contraception, medically assisted procreation, obstetrics, gynecology, menopause and aging, gynecological oncology, the breast, gynecological surgery, and diagnosis. Abstract submissions close on December 6, 2017; poster submissions close on January 11, 2018. Learn more...

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. Abstract submissions close on December 31, 2017. 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." Details to come. 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...

Obstetrics and Gynecology 2018

March 18–23, 2017—Boston, Massachusetts

An update on diagnosis and treatment of reproductive health conditions in women, designed and presented by Harvard Medical School faculty and clinicians. 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Transgender Health Care Conference 2018

March 29-30, 2018—Indianapolis, Indiana

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

April

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

Details to come. 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 2017 (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...

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. Stay tuned for more details about registration and presentation submissions in December 2017 or write with any questions....

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....

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.

May

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...

June

European Population Conference 2018

June 6–9, 201s8—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...

July

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.

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.

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 open on December 1, 2017 and close on February 5, 2018. Learn more...

August

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...

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...

September

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...

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. Learn more...

October

32nd International Papillomavirus Conference

October 2–6, 2018—Sidney, Australia

HPV 2017 will gather researchers, clinicians and other health professionals to share knowledge and ideas on papillomaviruses and their associated diseases, from basic science to global health impact. This is the first time the conference is being held on the African continent—where cervical cancer is increasingly a major public health problem, especially where it is further exacerbated by HIV co-infection. Six half-day pre-conference sessions include a global update on HPV epidemiology, implementing an HPV vaccination program, cervical cancer screening, implementing a cervical screening program, HPV disease treatment choices, and the way forward. Abstract submissions close on April 17, 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...

November

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...

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