Calendar of events

ANSIRH director Tracy Weitz and others at 2012 North American Forum on Family Planning

Upcoming abstract and workshop proposal and other deadlines



The Pregnancy Meeting:
35th Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

February 2–7, 2015—San Diego, California

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. Learn more...

Mayo Clinic 3rd Annual Collaborative Symposium: Update in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

February 5–7, 2015—Scottsdale, Arizona

This intensive and comprehensive course is designed to provide a practical update on minimally invasive gynecologic surgery by offering tips and pearls for practicing gynecologists. Topics will include laparoscopic, vaginal and robotic surgical procedures for endometriosis, pelvic pain, fibroids, urogynecology, and other conditions. Hysterectomies, myomectomies, and excision of endometriosis will be thoroughly discussed. Learn more...

STFM Conference on Medical Student Education

February 5-8, 2015—Atlanta, Georgia

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...

Annual Obstetrics and Gynecology Update and Current Controversies

February 8-11, 2015—Park City, Utah

Offered by the University of Utah School of Medicine, this post-graduate course is designed to acquaint practicing physicians with recent developments in clinical obstetrics and gynecology and to enhance knowledge in current controversies and other clinically relevant topics. Current issues in gynecologic oncology, advanced pelvic surgery, critical care of obstetrics and many other ultraso controversies will be addressed in didactic lectures, discussions and Q&A sessions. Learn more...

Webcast: “Road to ICD-10” Implementation Tool for Ob/Gyns

February 10, 2015—online

As part of the transition to ICD-10, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) created a web site to help physician practices ensure that they have completed the necessary preparations. The web site ( is designed to help physicians and administrative personnel initiate their preparation and access valuable reference tools and educational materials for use in their practice. This webcast from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists reviews the strengths and weaknesses of the website and provides guidelines to using it. Learn more...

38th Annual Advanced Ultrasound Seminar: Ob/Gyn

February 19–21, 2015—Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Presented in collaboration with Orlando Health and the Wake Forest School of Medicine, this is an intensive 3-day seminar intended to illustrate the latest principles and techniques in obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound. Two half-day preconference sessions on February 12 will cover a refresher and update on imaging and Doppler principles and a nuchal translucency credentialing course. Commercial exhibits will display state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment, supplies, and educational materials. Learn more...

Hormonal contraception methods: From basic research to clinical practice

February 19–21, 2015—Barcelona, Spain

The 1st Meeting of the Fertility Control Club (FCC), focusing on hormonal contraception and new molecular agents. The aim is to create a forum of international experts and opinion leaders to address the myths & misconceptions about the role of estrogen and progesterone in the formulation of contraception. Learn more...

International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health: 2015 Annual Meeting

February 19–22, 2015—Austin, Texas 

The purpose of the ISSWSH Annual Meeting is to provide sexual healthcare providers, basic scientists and other sexual health professionals a forum for the communication of current knowledge regarding the diagnosis and treatment of women’s sexual function and dysfunction, as well as education courses before and during the plenary session. Learn more...

Sociologists for Women in Society: 2015 Winter Meeting

February 19-22, 2015—Washington, DC

The theme of the 2015 meeting is "Feminism in Theory, Practice, and Policy," and the conference will focus on assessing the current state of gender inequality—nationally and globally—and exploring future possibilities and challenges for melding sociological insight with real-world activism to achieve a more equal world. Learn more...

Women & Globalization—Challenges & Issues:
Second International Conference on Advances in Women’s Studies 2015

February 25-27, 2015—Colombo, Sri Lanka

AWS 2015 will present new trends, advances and research results in the fields of Women Studies. It will intended to bring together leading academics, scientists and researchers from around the world and invites presentations on any topic on women and/or gender issues in all scholarly fields and disciplines, including but not limited to education, arts, design, business, law, humanities, social sciences and sports. Recommended abstract topics include women and health, and body, reproduction and politics is one of the suggested subtopics. Submit an abstract. Learn more...

10th Annual Photo Contest: Healthcare Information For All Photography Award

February 28, 2015

Photoshare, a collector of international health and development images that are free for nonprofit and educational use, has partnered with Healthcare Information For All (HIFA) to focus attention on healthcare providers with the HIFA Photography Award. Among the topics of interest are healthcare providers, family planning and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and gobal health and human interest. Cash awards of up to $1000. The contest is sponsored by Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project, a USAID-funded project at Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, in partnership with FHI 360, IntraHealth International, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), and HIFA (Healthcare Information For All), a global campaign administered by the Global Healthcare Information Network. Submission deadline is February 28, 2015. Learn more...


CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting: Power Up: Keeping the Energy in Education

March 4-7, 2015—San Antonio, Texas

The joint Annual Meeting between the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) and the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) offers exhibits, receptions, seminars, and plenary and breakout sessions of interest to members of both organizations. Learn more...

Obstetrics & Gynecology Core Course

March 4-7, 2015—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In-depth coverage of ultrasound applications in obstetrics and gynecology, designed to provide a comprehensive review for the practicing clinician. Offered by the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. Learn more...

22nd Annual Spring Conference on Women's Health

March 4-7, 2015—Kamuela, Hawaii

A Symposia Medicus conference 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...

The Best of ASRM and ESHRE

March 5-7, 2015—New York, New York

The fourth joint meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology. Faculty from the two groups will compare and contrast global procedures and technologies for diagnosis and treatment of reproductive disorders, as well as presenting the most innovative techniques in the fields of reproductive medicine and biology. Topics discussed will include infertility, reproductive endocrinology, reproductive surgery, menopause, contraception, reproductive genetics, embryology and andrology. Learn more...

11th Annual Women's Health Update 2015

March 5-7, 2015—Scottsdale, Arizona

Offered by the Mayo Clinic, this annual course is designed for primary care physicians/practitioners, including general internists, gynecologists, specialists in preventative care and other health care professionals interested in women’s health. The three-day course will examine medical problems uniquely found in women, as well as a basic approach to addressing and improving their common health concerns. Topics: cardiovascular health, breast health, ob-gyn/menopause, infectious diseases, endocrinology, dermatology, ophthalmology, musculoskeletal health, and psycho-social health. Learn more...

International Conference on Women Empowerment & Social Sciences - 2015

March 5-7, 2015—Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Organized this year by the American College in Madurai, in collaboration with International Multidisciplinary Research Foundation, this conference is a combination of research lectures, paper presentations, problem-solving sessions, and social discussions. Original research papers on women and education, leadership, safety, health, empowerment, and challenges are invited for presentation. Accepted papers will be published in Human Rights International Research Journal or Social Sciences International Research Journal. Submit an abstract. Learn more...

22nd Annual Spring Conference on High Risk Obstetrics

March 11-14, 2015—Aruba, Dutch Caribbean

Designed for physicians, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who face challenges in the care of the high-risk pregnant patient. Emphasis will be placed on practical application of the evidence-based topics presented. Learn more...

Pacific Coast Reproductive Society: 2015 Annual Meeting

March 11-15, 2015—Rancho Mirage, CA

The theme of the 63rd PCRS annual meeting is “Building Connections, Achieving Excellence.” Includes breakouts for veteran clinicians, lab personnel, nurses, fellows, and other members of the ART treatment team; working sessions for collaborative problem solving; and research presentations. Learn more...

Obstetrics and Gynecology 2015

March 15–20, 2015—Boston, Massachusetts

An update on diagnosis and treatment of reproductive health conditions in women, designed and presented by Harvard Medical School faculty and clinicians. The 5½-day program includes three successive tracks: 1) Clinical Obstetrics (March 15-16); 2) Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Urogynecology and Gynecologic Oncology (March 17-18); and 3) Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (March 19-20). Learn more...

Harvard Center For Bioethics Conference: Families Matter

March 18–20, 2015—Boston, Massachusetts

This multidisciplinary program has been developed to inform and deliberate with ethicists, health care providers, attorneys and the public about changes in conceptions of the family and medical technologies and practices that challenge moral conventions and contemporary law. Among the topic areas are adolescent contraception and abortion, abortion politics and prenatal genetic testing, fetal pain, and the ethical status and legal standing of fathers. Learn more...

Contraceptive Technology

March 18–21, 2015—San Francisco, California

A three-day Contemporary Forums conference covering current research and recent developments in contraceptive technology. Five pre-conferences on March 18, including Preconference A on sexually transmitted diseases (full-day); Preconference B—“Back to Basics”—on contraception (half-day); Preconference C on caring for women transitioning into menopause (half-day); Preconference D, a hands-on, supervised practicum on IUD placement (half-day); and Preconference E, clinical training for NEXPLANON®. Learn more...

2015 Annual Meeting:
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM)

March 18–21, 2015—Los Angeles, California

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 “Embracing Transitions: Promoting Health Throughout Adolescence and Young Adulthood.” Learn more...

16th World Congress on Human Reproduction

March 18–21, 2015—Berlin, Germany

Run by the International Academy of Human Reproduction, the conference shares the organization’s goals: to extend knowledge in all aspects of human reproduction, fertility and infertility, and family planning, as well as population affairs; to encourage exchange of clinical experience and promote scientific thought and investigation; and to consider ethical and social implications of the current practice of human reproduction and reproductive biology. Learn more...

2015 Annual Convention: American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

March 21–25, 2015—Lake Buena Vista, Florida

A comprehensive, cutting-edge meeting for the entire medical ultrasound community, designed to provide a collaborative environment for all specialties and disciplines, from beginner to advanced. The conference is organized into a variety of special interest tracks that each run throughout the five days, including one on obstetric ultrasound and another on gynecologic ultrasound. Half-day preconference sessions on March 29 include one on fetal evaluation in the first trimester, and another on advances in 3-dimensional obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound. Learn more.

41st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS)

March 22-25, 2015—Orlando, Florida

This year's meeting will emphasize evidence-based surgery integrating the best clinical and scientific evidence to care for women with the full spectrum of gynecologic disorders. Four postgraduate courses on March 22, among them the SGS-ABOG Workshop: Building Evidence-Based Medical Skills in Gynecology" and a four-hour NIH Application Training Camp designed to guide those interested in applying for individual career development awards or investigator initiated awards. Conference also includes high-quality surgical videos and academic roundtables. Keynote speakers include David Grimes, MD, and Sandra A. Carson, MD. Learn more...

5th International Conference on Women Studies: Neoliberal Discourse and Gender Equality

March 22–25, 2015—Famagusta, North Cyprus

Sponsored by the Center for Women’s Studies of the Eastern Mediterranean University, this conference aims at bringing together scholars, researchers, performers and activists from various disciplines to exchange ideas on the relation of the state, civil society, and individual from multi-dimensional perspectives. Among the areas of focus are the women's movement, women's health, body and sexuality, the media, and women's human rights. Learn more...

Contraceptive Technology

March 25–28, 2015—Boston, Massachusetts

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

62nd Annual Scientific Meeting:
Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI)

March 25–28, 2015—San Francisco, California

The SRI Annual Scientific Meeting brings together researchers and practitioners in obstetrics and gynecology, reproductive medicine and biology, or allied fields. The theme of their annual meeting this year will be “Transforming Women's Health via Translational Investigation: A Global Perspective.” Learn more...

19th Annual Conference:
National Hispanic Medical Association

March 27–29, 2015—Washington, DC

Within a theme of “Effective Strategies to Improve Health Care for Hispanics in Our Local Communities,” national and international experts will present on current innovations in medical homes, accountable care organizations, health insurance exchanges, prevention, integrative care, e-health, and cultural competence for the growing Hispanic populations in the U.S. Abstract submissions close February 15, 2015. Learn more...

GHIC 2015: Global Health & Innovation Conference

March 28–29, 2015—New Haven, Connecticut

Sponsored by Unite for Sight and held at Yale University, GHIC 2015 (twitter: #GHIC) convenes leaders, changemakers, and participants from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Among the topic areas are education initiatives in global health, healthcare delivery models, health policy, and maternal and child health. Social Enterprise Pitch Abstracts For Oral Presentation, for those in an early-stage or start-up phase of development or implementation of a program, project, or organization, and applications for Information Sessions For Oral Presentation are still being accepted. Learn more...


86th Annual Meeting:
Pacific Sociological Association

April 1-4, 2015—Long Beach, California

The 2015 theme is “People, Place and Power,” focusing on the pace, prospects, and pathways for change in work, family, and gender, within the context of an economy in which young people face an uncertain future and millions are unemployed. Nominations for awards close February 1, 2015. Learn more...

Practical Obstetrics and Gynecology

April 2-4, 2015—Washington, DC

A postgraduate course offered by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, intended for obstetrician-gynecologists, Family Medicine specialists, nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners. Topics will include diabetes mellitus in pregnancy; prenatal diagnosis; obstetric infections; evaluation and management of patients with depression and those on chronic opioid medications; evaluation of life-threatening conditions such as septic shock, necrotizing fasciitis, ectopic pregnancy, and septic pelvic vein thrombophlebitis; contraception; assessment of the infertile couple; recurrent abortion; oncofertility; multiple gestation; thrombophilia and antiphospholipid syndrome; and obesity in pregnancy. Learn more...

Quality and Safety for Leaders in Women’s Health Care

April 9-11, 2015—Washington, DC

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...

67th Annual Congress of the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology

April 9–12, 2015—Yokohama, Japan

A three-day conference including educational lectures, international syposia, invited lectures, clinical seminars, and oral and poster presentations. Overseas participants are welcome to join all scientific sessions during the Congress and to make presentations covering a wide variety of topics from basic research to clinical practice in the fields of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the International Session. Learn more...

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

April 10–12, 2015—Amherst, Massachusetts

Sponsored by the Civil Liberties and Public Policy program at Hampshire College, this is the 29th Annual Conference for Student and Community Activists. The conference goals are to connect activists across the U.S. and internationally to build a stronger movement for reproductive justice and social change. Plenaries, workshops, panels and trainings are designed to encourage intergenerational leadership, support youth leadership, and build the connections and analysis necessary for cross-movement collaboration. Each year, Friday evening of the conference features Breaking Silences: An Abortion Speak Out—a space for people who have had abortions to share their stories in a safe and supportive environment. Learn more...

Quality and Safety in Women’s Health Care: An Advanced Program

April 11-12, 2015—Washington, DC

A postgraduate course offered by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, designed to allow participants to develop an actual process improvement initiative or project in his or her organization, or to reinvigorate an existing one. The proposed project must be submitted in advance to the faculty to allow them to prepare and possibly modify course content based on projects submitted. Registration will include follow-up coaching sessions with faculty for up to six months following the program. Prior attendance at the ACOG course on Quality and Safety for Leaders in Women’s Health Care is required. Learn more...

New Endeavors in Women's Health:
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists World Congress 2015

April 12–15, 2015—Brisbane, Australia

Three-day conference encompassing a wide range of topics and session formats including plenary lectures, lively debates, panel discussions and presentations from scientific abstracts. Among the tracks are family planning, general gynecology, and pediatric & adolescent gynecology. Learn more...

82nd Annual Conference:
American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists

April 12–17, 2015—San Diego, California

A conference designed to offer thorough scientific assessment of a variety of clinical topics and controversial issues that OB/GYNs face on a daily basis. In addition to cutting-edge presentations, debates, and hands-on workshops, this year’s schedule may include satellite symposia. Learn more...

2015 NASPAG Annual Clinical and Research Meeting

April 16–18, 2015—Orlando, Florida

The annual clinical meeting of the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG), this is a forum for education, research and communication among healthcare professionals who provide gynecologic care to children and adolescents. Three full days of workshops and scientific presentations. Learn more...

Women’s Health 2015: The 23rd Annual Congress

April 16–19, 2015—Washington, DC

Presented by the Academy of Women’s Health, the Journal of Women’s Health and VCU Institute for Women’s Health in partnership with the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health, the DHHS Office on Women's Health, and the Society for Women's Health Research, this annual conference is aimed at healthcare professionals who care for women, including physicians, advanced practice nurses, midwives, nurses, physician assistants, and allied health professionals. This includes Obstetrics and Gynecology, Family Practice, Internal Medicine as well as subspecialties. Includes a preconference workshop this year presented by the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health called "The Health of Women of Color: A Critical Intersection at the Corner of Sex/Gender and Race/Ethnicity." Learn more...

23rd Annual Health Care for Women Over 40 Conference

April 22–24, 2015—Scottsdale, Arizona

A Contemporary Forums conference exploring clinical guidelines and evidence-based approaches for assessing and managing a variety of issues related to perimenopause, menopause and aging. Includes a full-day preconference on skin and vulvar dermatology. Attendance via live webcast and access to the recorded conference are also options. Learn more...

Update on Cervical Diseases—2015

April 23-25, 2015—Washington, DC

A postgraduate course offered by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, designed to update clinicians with the dramatic changes that have occurred over the past 5-10 years in the understanding of causes, screening methods, prevention, identification, and management of cervical precancer. Recent changes that will be reviewed include the new unified screening guidelines new consensus terminology for lower anogenital tract squamous disease and the new management guidelines that were developed for cytological and histological abnormalities. The mechanism of carcinogenesis of human papillomavirus (HPV) on the cervix will be discussed. Learn more...

American Medical Women’s Association’s Centennial Meeting: Celebrating a Century Past and Embracing an Empowered and Innovative Future

April 23-26, 2015—Chicago, Illinois

This conference will convene leading academic physicians, scientists, students, and prominent policy makers to discuss advances in women’s health, new concepts in mentorship, and career advancement for women in medicine. The conerence will address how advances in medical technology and affordable care will affect the treatment of patients in the future. Half-day career development pre-course on April 23. Abstract submissions close on February 20, 2015. (See also information midway down main conference page.) Learn more...

48th Annual Spring Conference: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

April 25-29, 2015—Orlando, Florida

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. Learn more...

YTH LIVE 2015: Annual Conference on Youth + Tech + Health

April 26–28, 2015—San Francisco, California

Billed as the premier conference for cutting-edge technology that is advancing the health and wellness of youth, young adults, and other underserved populations, this annual conference is hosted by ISIS, Inc. (Internet Sexuality Information Services). The aim is to bring health and technology professionals together with youth, parents and community leaders; to showcase high-tech educational content (mobile, social media, Internet) developed by professionals; and to highlight national and local program successes in advancing sexual health. Learn more...

NFPRHA National Conference 2015

April 26–29, 2015—Alexandria, Virginia

The National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association’s conference this year focuses on guiding safety-net family planning providers as they face mounting threats to the Title X network. The conference will also help providers navigate health care delivery and business operations changes as they implement the Quality Family Planning (QFP) recommendations and other practice improvements. Free pre-conference sessions cover Family Planning Boot Camp, NFPRHA Orientation, and a Medicaid Peer-to-Peer Meeting. In addition, revenue cycle trainings will include: Cost Analysis, Revenue Enhancement, and ICD-10 implementation. These trainings will provide tips and tools for streamlining health center operations and are designed for employees in both clinical and administrative settings. Learn more...

The Psychosocial Workshop

April 28–29, 2015—San Diego, California

The Psychosocial Workshop is an annual two-day gathering of psychological and social scientists and related health professionals held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA). The focus—addressed through a series of short, informal talks—is on issues related to fertility, family planning and contraceptive use, abortion and women’s health, sexuality, and sexually transmitted diseases. Organized this year by Roger Rochat of Emory University, Terence H. Hull of The Australian National University Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute (ADSRI) and Research School of Population Health (NCEPH), and Liza Fuentes of IBIS. Presentations submissions close February 15. Learn more....

Population Association of America 2015 Annual Meeting

April 30–May 2, 2015—San Diego, California

Nearly 200 sessions, over the course of three days, covering multiple topic areas, one of which is fertility, family planning, sexual behavior and reproductive health. A number of member-initiated meetings are also being scheduled. Learn more...


Teaming Up for Women's Health:
ACOG 2015 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting

May 2–6, 2015—San Francisco, California

Three days of scientific programs, brown bag seminars, clinical seminars, interactive sessions, and postgraduate courses, sponsored by the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecologists (ACOG). This year, the program includes five days of theme-based sessions: Obstetric Emergencies; Operative Gynecology; Contraception; Menopause; and Patient Safety and Office Practice. Learn more and see also the list of other ACOG educational events.

SEUD Congress 2015:
Endometriosis and women’s reproductive life

May 7–9, 2015—Paris, France

The inaugural congress of the Society of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders (SEUD). The congress has been designed to provide an innovative and comprehensive overview of the latest research developments in endometriosis, in uterine disorders and in women’s reproductive life fields. Abstract submissions close on March 2, 2015. Learn more....

21st World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI)

May 7-10, 2015—Guilin, China

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 February 23, 2015. Learn more...

Family Medicine Congressional Conference

May 12-13, 2015—Washington, DC

Sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the Council of Academic Family Medicine (CAFM), FMCC educates participants on family medicine’s legislative priority issues, trains attendees on how to lobby on Capitol Hill, and allows participants to put these skills to use with federal legislators and their staff. Advocacy is a high priority of AAFP and the CAFM organizations; every family physician and educator can learn how to be effective in Washington and at home. Learn more...

19th Ain Shams Obstetrics and Gynecology International Conference (ASOGIC)

May 27-28, 2015—Cairo, Egypt

A two-day conference designed to review the latest clinical advances as well as international developments in research, practice and treatment for the holistic care of women. The event will include plenary sessions, forum discussions, and clinical research presentations addressing topics relevant to women's health across the lifespan, through bringing experts from around the globe to a broad audience of Arab and Egyptian health care providers. Program topic areas include infertility, gynecology and endoscopic surgery, HRT, gynecological oncology, obstetrics, contraception, fetal medicine, urogynecology, and adolescent gynecoloty. Learn more...


24th Asian and Oceanic Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

June 3–6, 2015—Sarawak, Malaysia

The theme of AOCOG 2015’s scientific programme is “Challenges in Women’s Healthcare.” The programme will cover a range of topics including maternal-fetal medicine, reproductive medicine, gynaecological oncology, general gynaecology, general obstetrics, endoscopic surgery, urogynaecology, and reproductive health. Pre-Congress workshops include 1) Emergency Obstetrics for Nurses; 2) Practical Infertility Management for Gynaecologists; 3) Ultrasound In O&G; 4) Minimal Access Surgery; and 5) Sexual And Reproductive Health And Rights: Regional Issues. Abstract submissions close February 28, 2015. Learn more...

2nd International Conference on Advances on Women's Studies (AWS 2015): Women and Globalization

June 9-10, 2015—Toronto, Canada

Sponsored by the International Center for Research & Development and Unique Conference, Canada, and held in parallel with the Second International Conference on Interdisciplinary Legal Studies 2015. Among the topics are women and media, women and politics, women and family, and women and health; subtopics include (among others) body, reproduction and politics, and women and the fight against poverty across frontiers. Abstract submissions close on March 15, 2015. Learn more...

71st Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference:
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada

June 9–12, 2015—Quebec City, Québec

The SOGC's Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC) is billed as the premier continuing medical education event in Canada for obstetrics and gynaecology, bringing together nearly 1,000 health care professionals working in the field of women's health. The four-day conference includes six special workshops (formerly referred to as "postgraduate and best practices sessions") in addition to the regular sessions. Learn more...

31st Annual Meeting of ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology)

June 14–17, 2015—Lisbon, Portugal

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.

Controversies in Women's Health

June 18–20, 2015—Chicago, Illinois

Offered by the Mayo Clinic, this course will include presentations relating to obstetrics and gynecology, reproductive medicine, sexual health, menopausal medicine, cardiology, endocrinology, internal medicine and preventive medicine. Learners will participate in didactic presentations, panel discussions and small workshops. Learn more...

Office Gynecology

June 18–21, 2015—Maui, Hawaii

The 13th annual conference on this topic offered by Contemporary Forums, covering comprehensive management for a variety of gynecologic and primary care conditions in women, including PCOS, vaginitis, abnormal bleeding, STDs, Type 2 diabetes and urinary incontinence. The conference will evaluate new research related to menopause and discuss current hormone therapy management for menopause symptoms; explore the role of the Affordable Care Act in women’s health in terms of prevention and wellness promotion; and identify optimal contraceptive choices for women with chronic medical conditions. Learn more...

Ninth Annual Research Conference on Population, Reproductive Health and Economic Development

June 24–26, 2015—Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Population and Poverty Research Network (PopPov) is a group of academic researchers and funders from around the globe interested in how population dynamics affect economic outcomes. This conference seeks to advance knowledge regarding how population dynamics and reproductive health affect economic development. They are particularly interested in paper submissions that address issues at the intersection of population, reproductive health and economic prosperity—studies that are policy relevant, can make causal connections, and provide insight for programmatic or policy changes. Abstract submissions close on March 2, 2015. Learn more...

59th American College of Nurse-Midwives
Annual Meeting & Exhibition

June 27–July 1, 2015—National Harbor, Maryland

Four days of continuing educational programming on pregnancy, birth, reproductive health, and the primary health care needs of women across the lifespan. The educational line-up includes direct clinical practice matters, updates on changing state and national laws, regulations and quality initiatives, and ongoing efforts to improve access to safe maternity care globally. Attendees can earn up to 30 hours of credit. Learn more...


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

July 5-10, 2015—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...

22nd Annual Summer Conference on Obstetrics and Gynecology

July 8-11, 2015—Napa, California

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...

Asian Population Association (APA) Third International Conference

July 27-30, 2015—Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Among the eight conference themes are 1) population size, growth, distribution or characteristics issues (including children and youth, gender, population aging); and 2) fertility, fecundity, and reproductive health. Learn more...


Women's Health

August 12–15, 2015—Hilton Head Island, SC

A three-day CME course offered by the American Academy of Family Physicians, designed to cover a wide spectrum of women’s health issues, including breast cancer, depression, diet, sexuality, HPV, hypertension, menopause, obstetrics, and well-woman care. Learn more...

110th American Sociological Association 2015 Annual Meeting

August 22–25, 2015—Chicago, Illinois

The theme of the 2015 Annual Meeting, “Sexualities in the Social World,” focuses on the relevance of sexuality to many areas of sociology and the relationship between studying sexuality and general social theories. Learn more...


12th ESC Seminar: Removing medical, social, cultural and religious barriers to effective and safe contraception

September 2–4, 2015—Tel Aviv, Israel

Revolving around the theme of removing barriers, the scientific program for this European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health conference has been divided into four plenary sessions on Medical, Social, Cultural and Religious Barriers, a free communication session, as well as several workshops. Learn more...

Obstetrics & Gynecology Core Course

September 16–19, 2015—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In-depth coverage of ultrasound applications in obstetrics and gynecology, designed to provide a comprehensive review for the practicing clinician. Offered by the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. Learn more...

American Gynecological & Obstetrical Society 2015 Annual Meeting

September 17–19, 2015—Half Moon Bay, California

Details to come. Learn more...

22nd World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI)

September 17–20, 2015—Budapest, Hungary

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 June 14, 2015. Learn more...

World Contraception Day 2015

September 26, 2015

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...


Birth Injuries and The Law:
Clinical Challenges and Medical Malpractice

October 1–3, 2015—Las Vegas, Nevada

A Contemporary Forums conference designed to examine current trends in medical malpractice and techniques to reduce liability; strategies to avoid adverse outcome during emergency situations; and a team-based approach to avoid adverse outcomes for critical care obstetrics. More details to come. Learn more...

World Congress of Gynecology & Obstetrics

October 4–9, 2015—Vancouver, Canada

The triennial conference of the International Federation of Gynecology & Obstetrics (FIGO), bringing together obstetricians and gynecologists from around the world for a weeklong focus on the latest advances in quality care for women in every resource setting. Topic areas include fertility regulation: issues of unmet need, contraception in low resource settings, contraception in special cases, new developments in fertility regulation, pregnancy termination: new, directions, economics of contraception, contraception in high risk women and with medical disorders, and social and ethical issues that affect implementation. This Congress also introduces "Critical Questions: Interviews with leaders" and a new leadership development series for advancing leadership skills of attendees (leading small groups, implementation science, curricula for women’s rights). Abstract submissions close on March 15, 2015. Learn more...

25th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

October 11–14, 2015—Montreal, Canada

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. Abstract and presentation submissions close on April 1, 2015. Learn more and see also the list of other ISUOG meetings and courses.

2015 Annual Meeting: American Society for Reproductive Medicine

October 17-21, 2015—Baltimore, Maryland

The theme of ASRM's 71st annual meeting is "Steering Reproductive Medicine to the Forefront of Global Public Health." Scientific, postgraduate, and video programs and plenary lectures addressing state-of-the-art issues in reproductive medicine and science. More details to come. Abstract submissions close on May 6, 2015. Learn more...

Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference 2015

October 18–21, 2015—Mexico City, Mexico

A technical conference that will focus on programs, policies, research, and advocacy to support achieving effective and sustainable coverage of maternal and newborn interventions at scale in countries and regions of highest need, with the goal of galvanizing momentum and commitment to mothers and newborns on the global agenda. The conference is sponsored by the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) at the Harvard School of Public Health, USAID’s flagship Maternal Child Survival Program (MCSP), and Save the Children’s Saving Newborn Lives program (SNL), in coordination and collaboration with a number of global and regional partners. For updates on registration and the abstract submission process, sign up for the conference mailing list. Learn more...

11th Congress of the European Society of Gynecology (ESG)

October 21–24, 2015—Prague, Czech Republic

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. Symposia proposals close on March 7, 2015. Abstract submissions close on April 21, 2015. Learn more...

Common Challenges in Gynecologic and Obstetric Pathology

October 25-26, 2015—Boston, Massachusetts

The objective of this course, offered by the Division of Women's and Perinatal Pathology at Brigham & Women's Hospital, is to provide a comprehensive review of problematic areas of obstetric and gynecologic pathology. The course combines classroom lecture, high quality microscopic screen projection, discussion of challenging cases and interactive post-test with audience participation. Topics include frequently misdiagnosed entities and strategies to recognize their diagnostic features with the goal of avoiding patient mismanagement. Learn more...

31st Annual Women's Health Update 2015

October 27-28, 2015—Los Angeles, California

Sponsored by the California Family Health Council, this annual conference presents clinical practica, plenary sessions and workshops featuring nationally recognized experts in the field sharing best practices in the management and delivery of quality sexual and reproductive health care. Conference program, faculty and registration information to comesoon. Meanwhile, you can view an online flipbook of the 2014 program, get information on sponsorship opportunities, review year-round learning opportunities with CFHC’s Learning Exchange, or sign up to receive email updates. Learn more...


12th World Congress of Perinatal Medicine

November 3–6, 2015—Madrid, Spain

This biennial Congress of the World Association for Perinatal Medicine combines keynote presentations, lectures, scientific sessions, roundtable discussions, and presentations on controversies. Abstract submissions close on April 21, 2015. Learn more...

Contraceptive Technology

November 4–6, 2015—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...

Obstetrics & Gynecology Core Course

November 4–7, 2015—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In-depth coverage of ultrasound applications in obstetrics and gynecology, designed to provide a comprehensive review for the practicing clinician. Offered by the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. Learn more...

2015 International Conference on Family Planning

November 9–12, 2015—Jakarta, Indonesia

Co-sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN) in Indonesia, this conference is designed to provide a platform to highlight successes that have been achieved in family planning around the world as well as hurdles that still need to be addressed. Learn more...

Women's Health and OB/GYN Nursing

November 11–14, 2015—New Orleans, Louisiana

31st annual Obstetric Nursing conference, focusing on the complexity of caring for high-risk obstetric patients. Details to come. Learn more...

North American Forum on Family Planning

November 13–16, 2015—Chicago, Illinois

This two-day meeting is sponsored jointly by the Society of Family Planning (SFP) and Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), and is preceded by three days of SFP and PPFA meetings and workshops, as well as the annual meetings of the Ryan Program, the Fellowship in Family Planning, and the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP). This year, ARHP has also taken on the role of Exhibit Program Manager for the conference. Session topics include new research and clinical practice issues related to contraception, abortion, STIs, sexuality, and how to translate the best evidence into clinical practice. Abstract submissions and session proposal submissions both close on March 18, 2015. Learn more...

Familiar/Strange: 114th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting

November 18–22, 2015—Denver, Colorado

The conference materials introduce the theme of this year's meeting with the note: "Casting common sense in new light by making the familiar seem strange and the strange seem familiar is a venerable strategy used across anthropology's subfields. It can denaturalize taken-for-granted frames and expand the horizons of students and public alike. But useful as this process of estrangement and familiarization can be, it can lapse into exoticism through "us/them" comparisons that veil historical and contemporary relations of power and powerlessness within and across societies." The conference aims to grapple with how and why this strategy proves both productive and obstructive. Panel and roundtable proposals close on February 17, 2015. Abstract submissions open on February 18, 2015 and close on April 15, 2015. Learn more...

Seventh African Population Conference

November 30–December 4, 2015—Johannesburg, South Africa

Theme: Demographic Dividend in Africa: Prospects, Opportunities and Challenges. This conference, jointly organized by the Union for African Population Studies and the Government of the Republic of South Africa, is designed to bring together population, health and development scientists to discuss how issues such as raising the marriage age, keeping girls in school, enabling women through family planning to decide the spacing and number of their children, and investing in the health and education of young people, particularly young girls, can unlock a powerful demographic dividend and set countries in Africa on the path to sustained, inclusive social and economic growth. Learn more...


Conference on Practice Improvement

December 3-6, 2015—Dallas, Texas

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. Call for presentations closes on April 20, 2015. Learn more...

Third International Conference on Global Public Health 2015

December 10–11, 2015—Colombo, Sri Lanka

Theme: Supporting research in low & middle-income countries (LMICs). With 2015 marking the end of Millennium Development Goals, this conference is intended to review what was learned and achieved and what has to be advanced and advocated. Among the topics are changing population and society & public health; bridging the gap between research and policy and creating global platforms to discuss evidence based health policies and interventions; social determinants of health and inequity in low-middle- income countries; global evidence on women’s health and the role of social and economic factors; and cultural contextualization of health research priorities to achieve sustainable development goals. Abstract submissions close on May 15, 2015. Learn more...





17th World Congress of Gynecological Endocrinology

March 2–5, 2016—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 November 30, 2015 (October 10, 2015 for the Under 34 competition). Learn more...



14th Congress and 2nd Global Conference:
European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health

May 4–7, 2016—Basel, Switzerland

The main focus of this conference will be "Contraception from molecular biology to social science and politics." Abstracts are invited on a side range of contraception issues as well as abortion; adolescent sexual reproductive health; culture, religion, reproduction and sexuality; delivery of sexual and reproductive health care; the role of midlevel providers; and much more. Abstract submissions close on November 15, 2015. Learn more...

Fourth Global Conference: Women Deliver

May 16–19, 2016—Copenhagen, Denmark

The fourth triennial global meeting in this series and the first large global conference of its type following the launch of the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The meeting will offer an opportunity to strategize on how to operationalize these new goals and make sure that investments in girls and women become a priority at the national and global levels. Youth scholarships to attend the conference are awarded to youth advocates, under the age of 30, who are working to advance the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women in their community and around the world. Women Delivers also offers a Young Leaders Program—a three-year fellowship program for people under the age of 30 who are passionate about maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights, which includes a full scholarship to the conference. Applications for the Young Leaders Program and for the youth scholarship both close on March 1, 2015. Learn more...