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October 19–21, 2019—Los Angeles, CA
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Women's Leadership Symposium in Oxford

August 1-3, 2018—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...

25th Annual Summer Conference on Obstetrics and Gynecology

August 1–4, 2018—Naples, Florida

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...

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. 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. Learn more...

Sociologists for Women in Society: Summer Meeting 2018

August 11–13, 2018—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The theme of the 2018 meeting is “They Persisted: Feminism, Work, Activism, Resistance.” The intent is to focus discussion on how to marshal resources 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. View the schedule. 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. Learn more...

Essential for the New Ob-Gyn Department Chair

August 27–28, 2018—Washington, DC

An ACOG course designed to enable new and recently appointed chairs and vice chairs to manage decision making; improve physician and faculty performance; manage difficult faculty and situations; navigate meetings and organizational politics; recruit physicians; present promotions and tenure elections; and network with other new chairs. 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. Learn more...


AGOS 2018 Annual Meeting

September 6–8, 2018—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The American Gynecological & Obstetrical Society advances the health of women by providing dedicated leadership and promoting excellence in research, education and medical practice. Among the sessions this year are discussions of health care reform, NICHD funding priorities, and revitalizing research in ob/gyn departments. Learn more...

2018 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA)

September 6–9, 2018—Orlando, Florida

Conference tracks this year include 1) biomedical HIV prevention; 2) gay men (focus on youth); 3) effective leadership in the fight to end HIV; 4) the opioid epidemic and its relationship to increasing rates of HIV and viral hepatitis; 5) people living with HIV (focused on stigma & aging); 6) public policy; 7) Trauma Informed Care (TIC); and 8) the latest advances in services for women living with HIV or at risk for HIV. Learn more...

Medical Students for Choice: Abortion Training Institute in Philadelphia

September 7–9, 2018—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. Learn more...

California Academy of Family Physicians Family Medicine Summit

September 8, 2018—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...

BSPS Annual Conference 2018

September 10–12, 2018—Winchester, Hampshire, England

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...

AAFP Global Health Summit: Impacting Global Health through Family Medicine

September 12–15, 2018—Jacksonville, Florida

Formerly called the Family Medicine Global Health Workshop, this conference is sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians and designed to advise and train students, residents and physicians for global health endeavors, including matching their experience and skills with global health needs, preparing to serve as a family medicine consultant, learning how to organize and conduct a global health consultation, and evaluating the practical management of chronic diseases in resource-constrained settings. In addition, there will be two half-day preconference sessions on September 12, the "Humanitarian Relief Course" and an "Introduction to Point-of-Care Ultrasound for the Global Health Provider." Learn more...

2018 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research: Precision Health

September 13–15, 2018—Washington, DC

Sponsored by the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, an open-membership council of the American Academy of Nursing, this conference focuses on the current state of nursing science and, reflecting the theme this year, the physiological, psychological, environmental, and ethical factors that may now or in the future contribute to the emerging science of precision health. Abstracts solicited for the conference covered studies that include big data, bioinformatics, predictive modeling, data sharing, biorepositories, common data elements, genomics, pharmacogenomics, metabolomics, microbiome, mobile health, symptom management, ethical issues and other topics relevant to precision health. 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: counselors, 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. Learn more...

APGO Surgical Education Scholars Program

September 21, 2018–February 28, 2020

The APGO Surgical Education Scholars Program is an initiative of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO). Its purpose is to enhance surgical education in obstetrics and gynecology by preparing ob-gyn physician faculty to possess the skills and knowledge necessary to be outstanding surgical teachers and educational administrators. Required meeting dates are September 21-22, 2018, in Annapolis, Maryland; February 26-27, 2019, in New Orleans i conjunction with the 2019 CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting; September 11-12, 2019, or September 25-26, 2019, in Washington, DC; and February 25-28, 2020, in conjunction with the 2020 CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting. 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. 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...

National Midwifery Week: "Midwives Make a Difference"

September 30–October 6, 2018

National Midwifery Week is an annual event created by the American College of Nurse-Midwives to celebrate and recognize midwives and midwife-led care. Watch their site for theme-related materials to use and share during the week. 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. Learn more...

36th Annual Fall Conference on Obstetrics

October 3–6, 2018—Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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...

2018 Annual Meeting: North American Menopause Society

October 3–6, 2018—San Diego, California

This year’s meeting's theme is Innovation, Evidence, and Individualization—Moving Menopause Management Forward. Topics include genitourinary syndrome of menopause, sexual health and desire, Alzheimer disease and women, obesity and weight loss, telomeres, breast health, osteoporosis, sleep, cardiovascular disease, vasomotor symptoms/hot flashes, and an update on MsFLASH trials. Learn more...

ASHA 2018 Annual School Health Conference:
Going the Distance

October 4–6, 2018—Indianapolis, Indiana

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...


October 6–9, 2018—Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Joint meeting of the Congress of the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (ISSHP) and the International Society for Obstetric Medicine (ISOM). Learn more...

ASRM 2018 Scientific Congress & Expo: "Focus on the Next Generation"

October 6–10, 2018—Denver, Colorado

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine 74th annual meeting, covering education and research on contraception, reproduction and reproductive surgery, embryology, infertility, and menopause. Among the 13 educational tracks are Access to Care; Contraception; Ethics, Legal & Mental Health Track; LGBTQ; and Professional and Practice Development. 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. 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. Learn more...

International Conference on Physician Health

October 11–13, 2018—Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The International Conference on Physician Health (ICPH) is a collaborative meeting sponsored by the American Medical Association (AMA), Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and British Medical Association (BMA). This conference is held every other year and is hosted by one of the founding associations. The conference will showcase research and innovations related to physicians’ health. It will provide a forum for practitioners and researchers to present recent findings, innovative methods, support systems and educational programs. The theme this year is "Driving Meaningful Change: Make It Happen, Make It Matter." Learn more...

Quality and Safety for Leaders in Women’s Health Care

October 11–13, 2018—Nashville, Tennessee

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...

Midwifery Works

October 11–14, 2018—Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Midwifery Works is a professional development conference produced by the American College of Nurse-Midwives, designed by the Midwifery Business Network, and focused on helping midwives acquire and enhance their management skills and keep up with emerging practice models. 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. 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. Learn more...

2018 Transforming Care: LGBTQ & HIV/AIDS Health Equity Conference

October 18–19, 2018—Columbus, Ohio

Sponsored by the Equitas Health Institute for LGBTQ Health Equity, this conference is designed as an opportunity for activists, academics, community members, and health & social service professionals to come together to address health disparities affecting the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS community—and to share not only research and best practices but practical information like family planning, wellness activities, and health and safety initiatives. This year’s theme will be "Fighting for our Lives," with seven tracks: Mental and Behavioral Health; Access to Care; Cultural Humility; Advocacy and Community Engagement; Clinical/Medical; Public Health/Prevention; and Holistic Health. Learn more...

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

October 18–20, 2018—San Francisco, California

Offered by UCSF Continuing Medical Education, this course is designed to provide a comprehensive update for the practitioner, placing emphasis on reviewing current evidence-based data and applying new practice guidelines. 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. Learn more...

28th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

October 20–24, 2018—Singapore

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.

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. Learn more...

Standing Strong & Keeping Youth at the Center

October 22–24, 2018—San Diego, California

The 39th annual national Healthy Teen Network conference is a capacity-building professional development and networking opportunity for professionals who work with youth. This year's focus is on the need in the current political environment to ensure access to high quality and youth-friendly evidence-based and innovative sexuality education and services, and to shore up and expand policies and practices that respect and meet the needs of youth and young adults, including those who are pregnant and parenting. Learn more...

Women's Health Update 2018

October 24–25, 2018—Los Angeles, California

Presented jointly by Essential Access Health and Contraceptive Technology team of clinical experts and now in its 34th year, this Contemporary Forums conference is designed for NPs, CNMs, RNs and PAs, and is intended to provide the most current information on hot topics in sexual and reproductive health care. Five preconferences on October 24, including 1) IUD Placement + Removal; 2) Nexplanon® Placement + Removal; 3) IUD Placement + Removal; 4) Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (FABM)/Natural Family Planning; and 5) Contraception for Women with Complex Medical Conditions. Learn more...

2018 Fall Conference:
American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists

October 25–28, 2018—Fort Worth, Texas

Focused on scientific assessment of a variety of clinical topics and controversial issues that OB/GYNs face on a daily basis. In addition to cutting-edge presentations and debates, this year's schedule provides an opportunity to participate in hands-on OMM workshop. Learn more...

6th Annual NSSRH Activist Conference

October 26–28, 2018—Atlanta, Georgia

With the theme "Nurses at the Forefront of Change: Advancing Comprehensive, Compassionate Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare for All," this conference is designed to be a space to build community, incubate bold ideas, learn innovative skills, and answer the question: "What do we as nurses and midwives need to do to make compassionate, comprehensive sexual and reproductive healthcare available to all?"" Learn more...


American Academy of Nursing 2018 Conference:
Transforming Health, Driving Policy

November 1–3, 2018—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...

Contraceptive Technology

November 1–3, 2018—Atlanta, Georgia

A three-day Contemporary Forums conference covering current research and recent developments in contraceptive technology. Five pre-conferences: 1) IUD Placement Fundamentals: A Practicum; 2) From Menarche to Menopause: The Fundamentals Oof Contraception; 3) Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility for Primary Care; and 4) Taking Your IUD Skills to the Next Level; and 5) Clinical Training for Nexplanon®(Etonogestrel Implant). Learn more...

OB/Gyn Ultrasound: Core Course

November 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...

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. 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...

2018 AMA Research Symposium

November 9, 2018—National Harbor, Maryland

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. Abstract submissions close on August 8, 2018. Learn more...

2018 FMEC Annual Meeting: Family Medicine: Harmonizing the Voices for Better Health

November 9–11, 2018—Rye Brook, New York

The annual meeting of the Family Medicine Education Consortium. FMEC is a consortium of academic departments of family medicine, family medicine residency programs, state chapters of the American Academy of Family Physicians, statewide primary care associations, and community health centers, primarily in the northeastern US. The conference includes a day of preconference sessions on November 9, and three days of seminars, clinical camps, and faculty-student discussions. Medical student poster submissions close on August 1, 2018. Learn more...

APHA 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo

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." Learn more...

Women's Health and OB/GYN Care

November 11–14, 2018—New Orleans, Louisiana

Now in its 30th year, this Contemporary Forums conference is designed for NPs, CNMs, RNs and PAs, and focuses on the complexity of caring for high-risk obstetric patients. Preconferences on 1) Adolescent Health with Emphasis on Sexual and Reproductive Health; 2) Health Promotion and Management of Menopausal Women; and 3) Clinical Training for NEXPLANON®. Learn more...

47th Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology

November 11–15, 2018—Las Vegas, Nevada

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

Physicians for Reproductive Health: Leadership Training Academy Class of 2018

November 11, 2018–June 30, 2019

PRH's Leadership Training Academy Class of 2019 is designed to cultivate and support physicians in their efforts to become self-directed, effective advocates for sexual and reproductive health care via firsthand advocacy experience. The Academy offers skills-building workshops, hands-on advocacy experiences, and networking opportunities, providing guidance and resources for professional and personal leadership development. 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...

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. Learn more...

TEDMED2018: Chaos+Clarity

November 14–16, 2018—Palm Springs, California

TEDMED is the independent health and medicine edition of the TED conference, dedicated to “ideas worth spreading.” Among a long list of topics this year are population health, social justice & human rights, clinician diversity, empowering patients, rural health (US & global), fertility & reproductive health, maternal health & mortality, sex-specific medicine, sexual health, health care disparity & access, health & science communication, social justice, and vulnerable populations. Learn more...

25th Annual Fall Conference on Challenges in Taking Care of the High Risk Pregnancy

November 14–17, 2018—Naples, Florida

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...

117th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting

November 14–18, 2018—San Jose, California

“Change in the Anthropological Imagination: Resistance, Resilience, and Adaptation,” the 2018 annual meeting theme, is intended to provoke examination of the many important issues and challenges in 2018 that anthropology is best suited to address -- and “to make that point loud and clear.” Approximately 70 sessions touch on issues related to reproductive health. Learn more...

International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health: Fall Course Meeting

November 15–17, 2018—Scottsdale, Arizona

Includes sections on sexual pain, hormone management, coding and billing, the entire sexual response cycle, sexual health in obstetrics and general gynecology, and a new supplemental course on vulvoscopy. Breakout sessions include opportunities for participants to practice interviewing patients. 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. 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 and submissions for the Young Scientist Competition both close on September 6, 2018. Learn more...


Medical Students for Choice: 2018 Conference on Family Planning

December 1–2, 2018—Denver, Colorado

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 5-7, 2018—Oxford, United Kingdom

A triannual 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. Abstract submissions close on November 14, 2018. Learn more...

UCSF CME: Controversies in Women's Health 2018

December 6–7, 2018—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...

Conference on Practice Improvement

December 6–9, 2018—Tampa, Florida

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...



APGO Academic Scholars & Leaders Program

January 3, 2019–February 29, 2020

The APGO Academic Scholars and Leaders Program (ASL) is an initiative of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO), launched in 1997. The ASL’s purpose is to equip ob-gyn faculty with the knowledge and skills needed to be outstanding teachers and leaders. The rigorous 15-month dynamic curriculum is taught by nationally known educators. In addition to the ongoing curriculum, the program includes required participation in the 2019 APGO Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar; the 2019 CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting; an August, 2019, summer session in Annapolis, Maryland; and the 2020 CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting. Learn more...

2019 APGO Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar—Medical Education Makeover: Cleanse, Repair and Enrich!

January 6–9, 2019—Maui, Hawaii

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...

AMA State Legislative Strategy Conference

January 8-10, 2019—Scottsdale, Arizona

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...

4th International Conference on Women’s Studies

January 26, 2019—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. Submissions of abstracts (up to 500 words) with an email contact should be sent to Dr Martina Topić by October 15, 2018. Learn more...

STFM Conference on Medical Student Education

January 31–February 3, 2019—Jacksonville, Florida

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 2019 Health Policy Conference

February 3–5, 2019—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...

Mayo Clinic OB/GYN Clinical and Surgical Updates: Staying Current and Ahead of the Curve

February 3–6, 2019—Dana Point, California

The Mayo Clinic's first enterprise-wide clinical & surgical course drawing leading experts from Mayo Clinic Arizona, Florida, Rochester, and MC Health System. Highlights encompassing all areas of OBGYN include practical talks & hands-on laboratories on fertility surgery in the era of IVF; what the data tells us on preventing preterm birth; surgical management of endometriosis; and HRT. Learn more...

AMA National Advocacy Conference

February 11-13, 2019—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...

The Pregnancy Meeting:
39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

February 11–16, 2019—Las Vegas, Nevada

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. Details to come. Abstract submissions close on August 3, 2018. Learn more...

2019 AAAS Annual Meeting

February 14–18, 2019—Washington, DC

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting—the largest and most widely recognized global science gathering. The 2019 meeting theme—Science Transcending Boundaries—focuses on how science can help address the many divisions in our communities, in global society, and in science itself. E-poster abstract submissions close on October 18, 2018. Learn more...

Take Root: Red State Perspective on Reproductive Justice

February 22–23, 2019—Norman, Oklahoma

Launched in 2011, the annual Take Root conference 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. Proposals for individual presentations and workshops close on September 3, 2018. Poster session proposals close on January 18, 2019. Learn more...

CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting: Unmask Your Potential in Medical Education

February 27–March 2, 2019—New Orleans, Louisiana

Held every February/March, the joint Annual Meeting of 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. Details to come. Learn more...

15th Annual Women’s Health Update

February 28–March 2, 2019—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 2019

March 1–3, 2019—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. Among a longer list of topics of interest are culture and women, family systems: Change and traditions, gender equality, the role of women in contemporary society, and other topics related to women's issues. Abstract submissions close on February 1, 2019. Learn more...

SAHM 2019 Annual Meeting:
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

March 6–9, 2019—Washington, DC

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 “Psychological Well-Being: International Transcultural Perspectives.” The goal is to bring together culturally diverse multidisciplinary professionals from throughout the world to share, discuss, critique, and generate strategies to promote psychological and physical well-being among young people. Scientific research presentation submissions close August 17, 2018. Hot topics presentations open on October 17 and close November 30, 2018. Works in progress submissions open November 26, 2018, and close January 14, 2019. Learn more...

2019 AMA Medical Student Advocacy & Region Conference (MARC)

March 7–9, 2019—Washington, DC

A chance for medical students to participate in interactive sessions about current legislation affecting students and how to be a successful advocate; meet with your senators and representatives; discuss business, advocacy and leadership opportunities with other students; participate in an interactive session on the match interview process; and hone suturing skills, ultrasound techniques and more at the AMA Clinical Skills Workshop. Learn more...

10th Annual CUGH Conference:
Translation and Implementation for Impact in Global Health

March 8–10, 2019—Chicago, Illinois

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. Seven featured tracks/subthemes, among them governance, human rights, ethics, global health law, violence, and migration; global health economics; non-communicable diseases & communicable diseases; planetary health, one health, environmental health, climate change; social determinants of health; translational and implementation science; and what works/what doesn't work: examples of high impact development/global health/environmental programs. Satellite sessions on March 7 include Sponsored by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH). Panel proposals and abstract submissions are both due August 25, 2018. Learn more...

OB/Gyn Ultrasound: Core Course

March 13-16, 2019—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...

CSW63: Social protection systems, public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality

March 11–232, 2019—New York, New York

The United Nations' 63rd 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 "Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls." The review theme is "Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development." Learn more...

66th Annual Scientific Meeting:
Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI)

March 12–16, 2019—Paris, France

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, “From Innovation to Impact,” was chosen to highlight the Society’s dedication both to innovation in basic research and translational medicine and to improvements in women’s and reproductive health and healthcare. Abstract submissions close October 12, 2018. Learn more...

The Best of ASRM and ESHRE 2019

March 14–16, 2019—New York City, New York

The joint biannual 'Best Of' meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine brings together world authorities in the science of reproductive medicine, with updates on the latest concepts and developments presented in a framework of lectures, debates and back-to-back sessions. The meeting is now set on a biannual track, with venues alternating between North America and Europe. Learn more...

90th Annual Meeting:
Pacific Sociological Association

March 28–31, 2019—Oakland, California

The 2019 theme is “Engaging Millenials: Researching and Teaching about Power, Diversity, and Change.” In addition to sessions on a full range of sociological topics, this year's program will showcase discussions of the challenges facing 21st century millennials, sociologists, and others; and the stories and experiences of ordinary people who are confronting a society that has been deeply divided by ideology, race, class and gender. Abstract submissions close October 15, 2018. Learn more...

45th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS)

March 31–April 3, 2019—Tucson, Arizona

The theme this year is "Looking Forward: Achieving Excellence in Gynecologic Surgery for Ourselves, our Learners, and our Patients." Content details to come. Abstract and video submissions close September 24, 2018. Learn more...


18th World Congress of the Academy of Human Reproduction (IAHR)

April 3–6, 2019—Dublin, Ireland

Since 1974, the IAHR has held triennial World Congresses alternatively in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Australia. Five Meet the Academy sessions focus on hot topics in clinical practice, diagnosis and therapy issues. In addition, there are three days of lectures, debates, symposia -- including symposia representing national and scientific societies, and oral presentations. Approximately 70 topics are suggested, including abortion, contraception, emergency contraception, and reproduction and mental health. Abstract and poster submissions close on January 16, 2019, and February 20, 2019, respectively. Learn more...

2019 National Sex Ed Conference

April 3–6, 2019—Newark, 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. Workshop proposals close on September 15, 2018. Learn more...

2019 Annual Convention: American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

April 6–10, 2019—Orlando, Florida

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. Two full-day preconference sessions covering aspects of ultrasound on March 24.Abstract submissions close on October 2, 2018. Learn more...

Population Association of America 2019 Annual Meeting

April 10–13, 2019—Austin, Texas

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. Workshop proposals close on September 16, 2018. Learn more...

2019 Hispanic Health Conference

April 10-14, 2019— Crystal City, Virginia

Cosponsored this year by the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) and the Hispanic Dental Association, the conference will focus on current patient-centered care, medical education training, research, prevention, behavioral health, e-health and cultural competence for the growing Hispanic populations. This year NHMA will highlight disaster preparedness, immigration health, and Medicaid. Abstract submissions close October 30, 2018. Poster submissions close March 8, 2019. Learn more...

NASPAG 2019 Annual Clinical and Research Meeting

April 11–13, 2019—New Orleans, Louisiana

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. Abstract submissions open on September 4, 2018 and close on October 19, 2018. Learn more...

GHIC 2019: Global Health & Innovation Conference

April 13–14, 2019—New Haven, Connecticut

Sponsored by Unite for Sight and held at Yale University, GHIC 2019 (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. Abstracts for Oral and Poster Presentation, Social Impact Pitch Abstracts For Oral Presentation, and applications for "Innovative Initiatives" Information Sessions For Oral Presentation are all due on August 31, 2018. A subsequent round of submissions will be due on October 15, 2018. Learn more...

2019 American Nurses Association Quality and Innovation Conference

April 24–26, 2019—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...

52nd Annual Spring Conference: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

April 27–May 1, 2019—Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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 10, 2018. (Note that there will be another call for papers beginning November 12, 2018, for research work-in-progress posters, only for fellows, residents, and students. Learn more...


Accessing the Spectrum of Quality of Health Care:
ACOG 2019 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting

May 3-6, 2019—Nashville, Tennessee

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. Abstract submissions and Film Festival submissions both close on October 9, 2018. Learn more and see also the list of other ACOG educational events.

AAPA 2019

May 18–22, 2019—Denver, Colorado

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...

Family Medicine Advocacy Summit

May 20–21, 2019—Washington, DC

Produced by the American Academy of Family Physicians in partnership with the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors and the North American Primary Care Research Group, the Summit (formerly known as the Family Medicine Congressional Conference) educates participants on family medicine’s legislative priority issues, trains attendees on how to lobby on Capitol Hill, and allows participants to put these skills to use with federal legislators and their staff. Learn more...


Women Deliver 2019 Conference

June 3–6, 2019—Vancouver, Canada

Billed as the largest gathering on girls’ and women’s health, rights, and wellbeing, this triennial conference serves as a fueling station for advocates working to achieve a more gender-equal world. The 2019 theme is “Power. Progress. Change.” is intended to examine how power can drive—or hinder—change. In particular, it will focus on power operating at three levels: 1) girls’ and women’s individual power, self-esteem and agency and how to strengthen it; structural power, and challenging systems, barriers, and opportunities for progress in power relations, including political, economic, and social structures; and the power of movements, and how we can shape critical consciousness and marshal collective action for change. The conference will hone in on solutions and drive investments in girls’ and women’s health (including maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights), education, environment, political participation, economic empowerment, and access to resources. Pre-Conferences to date include Youth, Ministerial, Parliamentarian, Private-Sector, Midwives, and Generation Now (in partnership with IAS), and more. Learn more...

AANP 2019 National Conference

June 18–23, 2019—Indianapolis, Indiana

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." Rapid Fire (20-minute) and poster presentations close on September 5, 2018. Learn more...


2019 National Sexual Health Conference

July 10–12, 2019—Chicago, Illinois

The 2019 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. Join us as we bring together clinicians, researchers, educators, social workers and healthcare administrators from around the United States. Abstract submissions open November 1, 2018 and close January 15, 2019. Learn more...

MWIA Centennial Congress: Medical women—Ambassadors of change in a challenging global world

July 25–28, 2019—New York City, New York

This Centennial Congress of the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) is intended to provide an unprecedented opportunity for networking among medical women from all over the world. Congress themes include Gender specific medicine; Global health; Healthcare & technology; Gender equity; Women physicians: balancing career and family; Medical students, generation Y; Aging and women; Violence against women; History of medical women; The obesity epidemic; Impact of climate change on health; and Women’s health. Poster submissions and speaker proposals both close on September 1, 2018. Learn more...

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