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


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Upcoming abstract and workshop proposal and other deadlines

2017

July

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

July 2–5, 2017—Geneva, Switzerland

The aim of this three-day session is to provide a forum for the exchange and discussion of new clinical and scientific ideas and to address and discuss the most recent information, controversies and future directions. Learn more and read also about ESHRE’s other meetings and courses.

2017 National Sexual Health Conference: Moving Sexual Health Forward in the United States!

July 6–8, 2017—Denver, Colorado

The 2017 National Sexual Health Conference aims to create opportunities to share information, efforts and best practices around sexual health across the lifespan by bridging the varied disciplines of education, advocacy, and clinical care, among others. Topics include social determinants of sexual health; clinical care for the promotion of sexual health; LGBTQ health; reproductive health; std/hiv prevention and treatment; comprehensive sexuality education; sexuality, emotions, and mental health; and sexual health across the stages of life and psychosocial development. Learn more...

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

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

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

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

July 9–12, 2017—San Diego, California

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

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

July 9–12, 2017—San Diego, California

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

2017 Family Planning Summit

July 10-12, 2017—London, United Kingdom

A global summit on family planning, cosponsored by the UK Department for International Development, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in collaboration with Family Planning 2020 (FP2020), USAID, and Global Affairs Canada, to reenergise global commitment to Family Planning 2020 goals and ensure that more women and girls around the world are able to plan their families and their futures. The Summit itself is on July 10, but is preceded by a July 10 session on Bridging the Gap to FP2020: Evidence to Accelerate Progress Towards Meeting the need for Family Planning and followed on July 12 by The New Normal: SheDecides: An Open House Where You Can Engage with SheDecides and ‘The Morning After’ – Turning 2017 Family Planning Summit Commitments into a Comprehensive SRHR Approach. Learn more...

24th Annual Summer Conference on Obstetrics and Gynecology

July 12–15, 2017—Big Island, Hawaii

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

OB/Gyn Ultrasound: Core Course

July 12–15, 2017—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

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

July 13–16, 2017—Washington, DC

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

International Conference on Sexuality 2017: Health, Education and Rights - ICSHER 2017

July 17–19, 2017—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. Learn more.

2017 National Nurse Practitioner Symposium

July 20-23, 2017—Keystone, Colorado

Preceded by one pre-Symposium day (including Nexplanon training) on July 19, the 2017 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. Learn more...

IAS 2017: 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science

July 23–26, 2017—Paris, France

Organized by the International AIDS Society (IAS) in partnership with the ANRS (France Recherche Nord & Sud Sida-HIV Hépatites), IAS 2017 will serve to highlight advances in understanding the intricate network of viral-host interactions, in characterizing and targeting the HIV reservoir, and in tackling persistent HIV, as well as new science on preventive and therapeutic vaccinations, improved tools for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and new insights into the novel areas of personalized medicine and biomarkers. Learn more...

Hot Topics in Primary Care

July 26–29, 2017—San Diego, California

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

2017 National Conference of Family Planning Residents and Medical Students

July 27–29, 2017—Kansas City, Missouri

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

August

Women's Leadership Symposium in Oxford

August 2-4, 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, womenÕs rights and the law, and women and media studies. Abstract submissions close on July 14, 2017. Learn more...

2017 CREOG Education Retreat

August 3-4, 2017—Seattle, Washington

The 2017 CREOG Education Retreat connects residency program directors, coordinators, and educators with an opportunity to meet and discuss challenges and opportunities. Attendees will have a chance to review updates from CREOG, ABOG, and the RRC, while sharing ideas and networking with colleagues. Learn more...

CREOG School for Ob-Gyn Educators, 18th term, Part 2

August 4-5, 2017—Seattle, Washington

A three-part program providing a combination of lectures, panel presentations and discussion sessions designed to assist residency program directors in running their programs. Fellowship program directors and coordinators are also welcome. A comprehensive registration fee for all three sessions includes syllabus, related materials, and applicable lunches. Single session fees will NOT be accepted unless you are a graduate of the School. Part 1 ran April 24-26, 2017, in Chicago, and Part 3 will be held February 28, 2018 in National Harbor, Maryland. Learn more...

110th American Sociological Association Annual Meeting

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

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

2017 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Clinical Care Conference/h4>

August 21–23, 2017—San Antonio, Texas

This technical conference will provide state-of-the-art research, care, and treatment updates for experienced clinical decision makers (physicians, advanced practice nurses, and physician assistants) who are responsible for the day-to-day medical care and treatment of persons living with HIV and those integral to the provision of medical care in HRSA funded RWHAP sites. Learn more...

September

BSPS Conference 2017

September 6–8, 2017—Liverpool, United Kingdom

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

2017 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA)

September 7–10, 2017—Washington, DC

In addition to skills-building sessions, the conference is intended to address expected changes in the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid expansion and service delivery and to enable attendees to convene with decision makers. Learn more...

Medical Students for Choice: Abortion Training Institute in Philadelphia

September 8–10, 2017—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

MSFC's Abortion Training Institutes provide medical students with an intensive educational opportunity to learn about abortion from family planning experts in a small-group environment. Priority will be given to those who plan to provide abortion care in their future practice. Applications are due July 12, 2017. Learn more...

California Academy of Family Physicians Family Medicine Summit

September 10, 2017—Los Angeles, California

An annual conference for California medical students, family medicine residents and faculty members, providing attendees with opportunities to develop leadership skills and legislative advocacy acumen and gain clinical knowledge. The California Residency Fair at the Summit is also a networking tool for medical students looking to launch careers in family medicine. Learn more...

13th ESC Seminar

September 10–13, 2017—St Petersburg, Russia

An annual meeting of the Seminar of the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health, cosponsored by the Russian Association for Population and Development, the largest NGO in the field of reproductive health and rights in Russia. The theme is “Reproductive choice: empowering progress against stereotypes.” Abstracts for poster presentation can address any topic of contraception, sexual and reproductive health care and are due by July 15, 2017. Learn more...

AAFP FMX: American Association of Family Physicians Annual Meeting

September 12–16, 2017—San Antonio, Texas

AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) is the new name for what used to be the AAFP Scientific Assembly. While still focused on evidence-based CME, best practices, and clinical updates, the conference is designed to be more interactive, immediate, and customizable than in the past. Note that the AAFP Congress of Delegates precedes this, running September 10-13. Learn more...

American Gynecological & Obstetrical Society 2017 Annual Meeting

September 14–16, 2017—Chicago, Illinois

Details to come. Learn more...

ChangeMedEd™ 2017 National Conference

September 14–16, 2017—Chicago, Illinois

Billed as “a look at how the AMA, through its ‘Accelerating Change in Medical Education’ initiative, is working to reimagine and shape the future of medical education. The conference is designed to bring together innovators from medical and health professions education, health systems and related fields to transform the way future physicians are trained. Learn more...

Applications due: Kaiser Permanente Northern California Delivery Science Fellowship Program

September 15, 2017

The Division of Research in Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California region is accepting applications for their two-year Delivery Science post-doctoral fellowship program. Goals of the program are 1) to enhance skills to help highly qualified researchers pursue successful research careers in delivery science; 2) address critical health care delivery problems in priority areas such as understanding and overcoming barriers to effective health care; addressing race/ethnic disparities in health care delivery; improving clinical quality, outcomes and cost; and effectively applying health information technology, clinical informatics and data science; 3) conduct research to help support advances in how medical care is delivered within Kaiser Permanente’s integrated care setting and the U.S. health care system overall; and 4) prepare fellows for positions in academic or health system settings . Applications for the 2018-2020 program are due by September 15, 2017. Learn more...

27th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

September 16–19, 2017—Vienna, Austria

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

SVRI Forum 2017

September 18-21, 2017—Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sponsored by the Sexual Violence Research Initiative, this event will bring together over 450 researchers, gender activists, funders, policy makers, service providers, practitioners, and survivors from around the world to focus on new and tested interventions on how to end sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and child abuse and maltreatment. Learn more.

Women's Health and OB/GYN Care

September 20–23, 2017—Washington, DC

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

Society of Ob/Gyn Hospitalists 2017 Annual Clinical Meeting

September 24–27, 2017—New Orleans, Louisiana

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

2017 EC Jamboree

September 25–26, 2017—Washington, DC

Co-sponsored by the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception and the American Society for Emergency Contraception, the EC Jamboree is an annual conference designed to bring together an international group of public health experts to share research and information on emergency contraception, discuss strategies and identify action plans for improving access. Learn more...

World Contraception Day 2017

September 26, 2017

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

AANP 2017 Specialty & Leadership Conference

September 28–October 1, 2017—Reno, Nevada

An annual conference of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners designed to provide expert faculty presentations of current, practical and clinically oriented evidence-based practices information that address the roles of all providers and patients, incorporating an inter-professional perspectives with a focus in Business/Health Policy/Leadership; Acute Care; Obesity/Diabetes; and Pain Management/Opioid Use Disorder. Learn more...

October

Physicians for Reproductive Health: Leadership Training Academy Class of 2018

October 1, 2017–June 30, 2018

PRH's Leadership Training Academy Class of 2018 will include 40 physicians from around the country and across specialties who share a desire to advance access to abortion care and contraception and improve reproductive health services for women, families, and communities. The Academy offers skills-building workshops, hands-on advocacy experiences, and networking opportunities, providing guidance and resources for professional and personal leadership development. This class will mark the program’s 14th year. The program is open to practicing physicians of any specialty who have completed a residencywith priority consideration for those who want to be vocal and visible advocates for abortion, practice in least-access states, bring underrepresented perspectives, and practice in underrepresented medical specialties. Learn more...

Social Norms & Culture: Honoring Experiences & Perspectives

October 2–4, 2017—Baltimore, Maryland

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

2017 Family Medicine Global Health Workshop

October 4–7, 2017—Washington, DC

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

American Academy of Nursing 2017 Conference:
Transforming Health, Driving Policy

October 5–7, 2017—Washington, DC

This annual conference highlights nursing initiatives that are transforming health, leading change, influencing policy, and ultimately improving the nation’s health. Among the topics are "Political Interference in SRH Practice, Education and Research: Policy, Partnerships and Activism," "Social Justice, Ethics and Workforce Issues," and "Policy Implications Related to Intergenerational Poverty, Social Justice and Building a Culture of Health." Learn more...

20th Annual NPWH Premier Women’s Healthcare Conference

October 11–14, 2017—Seattle, Washington

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. Learn more...

2017 American Conference on Physician Health

October 12–13, 2017—San Francisco, California

The first-ever American Conference on Physician Health (ACPH), hosted by the Stanford University School of Medicine in collaboration with the American Medical Association and the Mayo Clinic, will bring together physicians, researchers and other interested parties from across the country. This year’s conference theme will focus on structuring an organization (i.e., hospitals, health systems, practices and clinics) so that it contributes to, rather than detracts from, physician well-being. Learn more...

ASHA 89th Annual School Health Conference:
Going the Distance

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

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

North American Forum on Family Planning

October 14–16, 2017—Atlanta, Georgia

This three-day meeting (preceded by two days of preconference sessions) is sponsored jointly by SFP, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), and the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP). It also includes meetings of the Ryan Program and the Fellowship in Family Planning (including the Global Health Workshop). Session topics include new research and clinical practice issues related to contraception, abortion, STIs, sexuality, and how to translate the best evidence into clinical practice. To learn more, contact the conference partners.

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

October 18–20, 2017—San Francisco, California

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

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

October 18–21, 2017—Scottsdale, Arizona

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

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

October 18–21, 2017—Barcelona, Spain

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

Transforming Care 2017: LGBTQ & HIV/AIDS Health Equity Conference

October 19–20, 2017—Columbus, Ohio

Co-sponsored by the Ohio AIDS Coalition and Equitas Health Institute for LGBTQ Health Equity, this conference is designed as an opportunity for professionals and community members to come together to share not only research and best practices but practical information like family planning, wellness activities, and health and safety initiatives. Learn more...

Women’s Health Update 2017 & Contraceptive Technology

October 23–24, 2017—Los Angeles, California

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

13th World Congress of Perinatal Medicine

October 26–29, 2017—Belgrade, Serbia

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

2017 ASRM Scientific Congress & Expo

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

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine 73rd annual meeting. The theme this year is "Advancing Reproductive Medicine to Build Healthy Families." Conference tracks include access to care, contraception, early pregnancy, mental health, andpediatric and adolescent gynecology, among others. Learn more...

The 28th IUSSP International Population Conference

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

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

November

Contraceptive Technology

November 1–3, 2017—Atlanta, Georgia

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

OB/Gyn Ultrasound: Core Course

November 1–4, 2017—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

32nd Annual Fall Conference on Obstetrics

November 1–14, 2017—Maui, Hawaii

A Symposia Medicus conference designed for physicians, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who face ever-increasing challenges in the clinical diagnoses, treatment options, and new technologies involved in caring for the pregnant patient. Conference format will include didactic lectures, smaller group breakout sessions, case studies, and question and answer sessions. Learn more...

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

November 4–8, 2017—Atlanta, Georgia

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

15th Annual AMA Research Symposium

November 10, 2017—Honolulu, Hawaii

The American Medical Association Research Symposium is hosted annually by the Medical Student Section, the Resident and Fellow Section and the International Medical Graduates Section. All medical students (including medical students enrolled in joint degree programs, e.g., MD/PhD, MD/MPH, etc.), residents, fellows and international medical graduates (ECFMG-certified candidates who are awaiting residency) are encouraged to submit abstracts of their scientific research. Details on abstract submissions to come. In the meantime, contact research.symposium@ama-assn.org with questions. Learn more...

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

November 12–16, 2017—Barcelona, Spain

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

46th Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology

November 12–16, 2017—National Harbor, Maryland

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

24th Annual Fall Conference on Challenges in Taking Care of the High Risk Pregnancy

November 15–18, 2017—Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

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

Quality and Safety for Leaders in Women’s Health Care

November 16–18, 2017—New Orleans, Louisiana

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

Anthropology matters!: 116th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting

November 29–December 3, 2017—Washington, DC

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

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

November 30–December 2, 2017—Vienna, Austria

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

Conference on Practice Improvement

November 30–December 3, 2017—Louisville, Kentucky

Offered by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, this is a forum for sharing examples of redesign from private practice, academic practice, and public clinics. Learn more...

December

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...

Call for papers: Research in the Sociology of Health Care

December 1, 2017

Papers dealing with macro-level system issues and micro-level issues involving gender, women’s health care concerns and other social factors are sought for Volume 36 of Research in the Sociology of Health Care. This includes examination of health and health care issues of patients or of providers of care both in the US and elsewhere, including linkages to policy, population concerns and either patients or providers of care. The volume will contain 10 to 14 papers, generally between 20 and 35 pages in length. Paper submissions are due by December 1, 2017—but note that a preliminary statement of interest is due by November 1. 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, womenÕs rights and the law, and women and media studies. Abstract submissions close on November 10, 2017. 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

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.” Abstract submissions close on August 4, 2017. Learn more...

February

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. Abstract submissions close on July 20, 2017. 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. General poster submissions and student poster submissions both close on October 19, 2017. 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. Proposals for individual presentations, panels, workshops and posters all close on September 1, 2017. 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. Abstract submissions and film submissions both close on August 4, 2017. Films should address issues in medical student, resident, faculty or continuing medical education in ob-gyn. Learn more...

March

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. Abstract submissions close October 13, 2017. Learn more...

18th World Congress of Gynecological Endocrinology

March 7–10, 2018—Firenze, Italy

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

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 open on September 4 and close on December 31, 2017. 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.” Session proposal submissions close July 17, 2017. Scientific presentation submissions close August 14, 2017. Hot topics presentations open October 16 and close November 6, 2017. Works in progress submissions open November 6 and 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

Join more than 1,700 global health faculty, student, implementers and leaders from over 50 countries to explore the latest in global health, planetary health, and the role universities play in addressing global health challenges. 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. Sponsored by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH). Panel proposals due by September 1, 2017. 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. Abstract submissions close on October 23, 2017. 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. Abstract submissions close on November 20, 2017. 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. Abstract submissions close October 15, 2017. Learn more...

April

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. 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, 2017; a subsequent round, which will be limited primarily to poster presentations, closes on September 30, 2017. Learn more...

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. Presentation submissions close on September 11, 2017. (Note that there will be another call for papers in November 2017 for research work-in-progress posters, only for fellows, residents, and students. 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. Abstract submissions close on November 15, 2017. 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. Abstract submissions close on September 26, 2017. 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. Details to come. Presentation submissions close on July 31, 2017. 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. Abstract submissions close on August 25, 2017. Learn more...

June

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. Details to come. Abstract submissions close on October 1, 2017. Learn more...

July

2018 National Nurse Practitioner Symposium

July 19-22, 2018—Keystone, Colorado

Preceded by one pre-Symposium day (including Nexplanon training) on July 19, the 2017 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. Abstract and poster submissions close on October 1, 2017, and April 1, 2018, respectively. Learn more...

September

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 November 28, 2017. Learn more...

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