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2014

October

11th Congress of FIAPAC: Task sharing in Abortion Care

October 3–4, 2014—Ljubljana, Slovenia

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

2014 Fall Conference:
American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists

October 8–12, 2014—Grapevine, Texas

This conference addresses a variety of clinical topics and controversial issues that OB/GYNs face today. In addition to presentations and debates, this year’s schedule includes an opportunity to participate in a hands-on Surgical Skills Workshop (1 to 4 ratio) and OMM workshop. Learn more...

Medicine 2.0’14 Europe: Social Media, Mobile Apps, and Internet/Web 2.0 in Health, Medicine and Biomedical Research

October 9–10, 2014—Malaga, Spain

Two days of discussion and presentations on emerging technologies in international health and medicine, with an emphasis on Internet-based, social media, and mobile technologies. Collaborators: Oxford University and eHealth Unit at the University College London. Note the related Medicine 2.0'14 World Congress in November. Learn more...

ASHA 88th Annual School Health Conference:
From Vision to Action: Supporting School Health

October 9–11, 2014—Portland, Oregon

This annual meeting of the American School Health Association includes four tracks: Administration, coordination and leadership; programs and services; research and emerging issues; and teaching and learning. The main conference begins on October 10. Two pre-conferences are scheduled for October 9: "Engaging Parents in School Health Activities and Programs" and "Eye to Eye – Discussing Sensitive Topics with Youth." Learn more...

North American Forum on Family Planning

October 10–13, 2014—Miami, Florida

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 two days of SFP and PPFA meetings and workshops, as well as the annual meetings of the Ryan Program and the Fellowship in Family Planning. 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...

17th Annual NPWH Premier Women’s Healthcare Conference

October 15–18, 2014—Savannah, Georgia

An annual conference run by the National Association of 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...

32nd Annual Fall Conference on Obstetrics

October 15–18, 2014—Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

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...

What a Difference an X Makes:
Weighing in on Sex and Gender Differences in the Obesity Epidemic

October 17, 2014—Atlanta, Georgia

Sponsored by the Society for Women's Health Research and Morehouse School of Medicine, this conference is an inaugural regional version of the fifth annual conference of the same name. (See September 23 listing.) It is designed to raise awareness about the importance of sex differences in various diseases and conditions that affect both men and women or women disproportionately, and will address the state-of-the-science in various scientific fields, while highlighting future research and gaps in knowledge. Abstract submissions close on September 8, 2014. Learn more...

2014 Annual Meeting: American Society for Reproductive Medicine

October 18–22, 2014—Honolulu, Hawaii

The 70th annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the advancement of the art, science, and practice of reproductive medicine. The theme of this year's conference is "Surfing the Waves of Change in Reproductive Medicine." Among the conference topics are contraception and family planning, and pregnancy loss and termination. Learn more...

AAFP Scientific Assembly

October 21–25, 2014—Washington, DC

The annual meeting of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Includes sections on both female and male reproductive health, an International Networking Meeting, and CMEs on contraception and HPV, among other topics. Learn more...

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

October 22–24, 2014—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...

Second Annual Nursing Students for Choice Activist Summit

October 24–26, 2014—Minneapolis, Minnesota

Designed to provide a space for nursing students to learn more about reproductive justice issues, obtain clinical skills, and acquire tools for advocacy work. Clinicians will offer hands-on training in IUD insertion and manual vacuum uterine aspiration. Panels of reproductive health activists will speak about current issues and the nursing perspective in abortion care, as well as organizing for curriculum change. Learn more...

HIV R4P: HIV Research for Prevention

October 28–31, 2014—Cape Town, South Africa

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...

Contraceptive Technology

October 30–November 1, 2014—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. Learn more...

November

Obstetrics & Gynecology Core Course

November 5–8, 2014—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 Fall Conference on Issues in Women's Health

November 5–8, 2014—Maui, 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...

Birth Injuries and The Law:
Clinical Challenges and Medical Malpractice

November 6–8, 2014—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. Learn more...

National Conference on OB-GYN Ultrasound

November 7–9, 2014—Chicago, Illinois

Produced by the Institute for Advanced Medical Education (IAME), this annual conference is designed to provide a review of screening strategies in the first and second trimesters; 3D ultrasound applications for everyday practice; instruction in current and newer applications of ultrasound in the gynecologic patient; and interactive discussions on interpretation and critical pathways using IAME's Audience Response System.Learn more...

Medical Students for Choice: 2014 Conference on Family Planning

November 8–9, 2014—Atlanta, Georgia

Designed to provide medical students and students of other health professions 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, this conference provides a safe environment for learning and networking with fellow students and mentors. Learn more...

IUSSP International Seminar on Promoting Postpartum and Post-abortion Family Planning: Challenges and Opportunities

November 11–13, 2014—Cochin, India

This International Union for the Scientific Study of Population seminar aims to bring together scientists, policy makers and programme managers to present and discuss the available evidence on the levels and trends in postpartum and post-abortion family planning and the various approaches used to meet the family planning needs of women in the post-partum period and following abortion. Learn more...

Medicine 2.0’14: World Congress on Social Media, Mobile Apps, and Internet/Web 2.0 in Health, Medicine and Biomedical Research

November 13–14, 2014—Maui, Hawaii

Two days of discussion and presentations on emerging technologies in international health and medicine, with an emphasis on Internet-based, social media, and mobile technologies. Collaborators: Oxford University and eHealth Unit at the University College London. Note the related Medicine 2.0'14 Europe conference in October. Learn more...

OB/GYN Clinical Reviews: Advancing Women's Health

November 13–14, 2014—Rochester, Minnesota

Mayo Clinic's OB/GYN Clinical Reviews will address a variety of relevant and controversial topics facing patients and their healthcare providers today. Presentations will emphasize obstetrical and gynecologic standards of care and problem solving using current treatment modalities. Learn more...

ACOG Coding Workshop

November 13–16, 2014—Las Vegas, Nevada

This American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists coding workshop consists of up to four modules: 1) E/M Services and Medicare's Documentation Guidelines; 2) Gynecologic Surgical Coding; 3) Obstetric Coding, and 4) ICD-10 (Hands-on) Diagnosis Coding Practicum. Coding practice is presented through Q&A sessions, discussions and case studies. The workshop is designed for physicians but, if accompanied by a physician, up to five office coding staff may also attend. Learn more...

Healthography—APHA 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition

November 15–19, 2014—New Orleans, Louisiana

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 "Healthography: How where you live affects your health and well-being." Learn more...

43rd Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology

November 17-21, 2014—Vancouver, British Columbia

Sponsored by AAGL - Advancing Minimally Invasive Gynecology Worldwide, the theme of this year's conference is "Setting New Standards in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Through Knowledge and Innovation." 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...

Webcast: Digital and Social Media in Medical Professionalism and Practice

November 18, 2014—online at 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern Time

This American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists webcast details precautions necessary to protect your online liability and exposure, and also promotes technologic competency to enhance the value of your practice. Learn more... and see other ACOG postgraduate courses.

6th Asia Pacific Congress on Controversies in Gynecology, Infertility & Ultrasound (COGI)

November 20-22, 2014—Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Designed as a platform for world leaders and participants to conduct a discussion aimed at reaching consensus in the various fields of gynecology. The goal is to bridge gaps between the expansion of information and its implementation in clinical practice, reaching up-to-date and agreed-upon answers to ongoing debates even when proof is lacking, through evidence-based medicine and expert opinion. Abstract submissions close on October 5, 2014. Learn more...

Topics in Contemporary Obstetrics and Gynecology

November 21–22, 2014—Boston, Massachusetts

Offered annually by Harvard Medical School, this course aims to keep practicing OBGYNs abreast of changes in thinking in the field, advances in technology, demographic changes in the population served, and the breadth of practice encompassed by the combination of obstetrics and gynecology. Evidence-based course presentations by actively practicing experienced senior faculty will address commonly encountered clinical problems and refer to the latest recommendations by our professional societies to help practitioners better serve their patients.Among the topics are prescribing the most appropriate contraception for women with medical disorders. Learn more...

ACOG Coding Workshop

November 21–23, 2014—Atlanta, Georgia

For information, see listing for Las Vegas session. Note, however, that the Atlanta session does not include Module 4. Learn more...

Advanced Lower Genital Tract Disorders

November 21–23, 2014—Atlanta, Georgia

This advanced course, offered by the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, is designed for physicians and advanced practice clinicians who are intermediate to advanced in the level of knowledge and treatment of vulvar, vaginal, and cervical diseases. The course reviews the current status of clinical knowledge in lower genital tract diagnosis and treatment, including the recent Updated Consensus Guidelines for Managing Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Tests and Cancer Precursors. Learn more...

December

Seminar on unintended pregnancy among the young: Correlates and consequences

December 1–3, 2014—Bangkok, Thailand

Organized by the Asian Population Association, the seminar's focus includes 1) unintended pregnancy among adolescent and young women; 2) levels, trends and differentials of unintended pregnancy across regions, countries, subpopulations, SES groups, marital and age groups; 3) reasons for unintended pregnancy; 4) access to contraception among the young; 5) how unintended pregnancy is resolved; and 6) consequences for adolescents’ and young women’s lives. Learn more...

23rd Annual Postgraduate Course in Advanced Gynecologic Surgery

December 3–5, 2014—Celebration, Florida

Sponsored by the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, this year’s course includes didactic lectures by SGS members and two live interactive and hands-on cadaveric video demonstrations. The course is targeted to general gynecologists, physicians-in-training and other pelvic health providers interested in gynecologic surgery. Learn more...

113th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting

December 3–7, 2014—Washington, DC

“Producing Anthropology,” the 2014 annual meeting theme, is intended to provoke examination of “the truths we encounter, produce and communicate through anthropological theories and methods.” Approximately 70 sessions touch on issues related to reproductive health. Learn more...

22nd Annual Primary Health Care of Women

December 4–5, 2014—Ann Arbor, Michigan

The University of Michigan Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Family Medicine, in partnership with the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP), host this annual conference designed to broaden the primary care provider’s approach to management and treatment. The course is designed as a three-year curriculum and includes unrestricted access to the course website, which includes reference materials to create a unique learning community to serve your needs throughout the year. Learn more...

Update on Cervical Diseases–2014

December 4–6, 2014—New York, New York

This American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists postgraduate course is 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 also be discussed. Learn more... and see other ACOG postgraduate courses.

20th World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI)

December 4–7, 2014—Paris, France

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. Learn more...

Webcast: Preview of New Codes and Medicare Changes for 2015

December 9, 2014—online at 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern Time

This American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists webcast will present a preview of the key coding changes for 2015 impacting an OB/Gyn practice. Key CMS initiatives for 2015 will be reviewed along with the background information necessary to understand the rationale and goals of these initiatives. The basic structure and tenants of the RBRVS system will be reviewed along with current trends impacting future reimbursement by all payers for physician services. Learn more... and see other ACOG postgraduate courses.

Interactive Course on 3D Ultrasound in Gynecology

December 11–13, 2014—Milan, Italy

A focus on the role of 3D-Ultrasound in the management of common gynecological conditions observed in daily clinical practice. Emphasis will be on short presentations on established and innovative imaging technologies and appropriate analysis of 3D acquired volumes. Learn more...

Practical Obstetrics and Gynecology—2014

December 11–13, 2014—Chicago, Illinois

This American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists postgraduate course is intended for ob-gyns, Family Medicine specialists, nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners. Among others, topics will include prenatal diagnosis; obstetric infections; evaluation of abnormal Pap test results; evaluation of acute emergencies such as adnexal torsion, ectopic pregnancy, and necrotizing fasciitis; contraception; and recurrent abortion. Learn more... and see other ACOG postgraduate courses.

ICOG 2014: International Conference on Obstetrics and Gynaecology

December 18–19, 2014—Bangkok, Thailand

ICOG 2014 aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted. Abstract submissions close on September 30, 2014. Learn more...

2015

January

2015 APGO Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar—"Lights, Camera, Action: Focus and Develop a Medical Education Blockbuster""

January 10-13, 2015—Palm Springs, California

An 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...

58th All India Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

January 21–25, 2015—Chennai, India

Billed as an opportunity for Obstetricians and Gynaecologists all around the world to share the most updated information in different fields of this speciality, the conference aims to disseminate recently acquired scientific knowledge and skills as well as to provide a platform to review controversies. This year's theme: “Women’s Health Nation’s Wealth.” Abstract submission closes on September 30, 2014. Learn more...

February

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...

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 9-11, 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 current controversies will be addressed in didactic lectures, discussions and Q&A sessions. 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. Abstract submissions close on January 15, 2015. 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. Abstract submissions close on October 30, 2014. 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. Abstract submissions must be received by email by November 3, 2014. Learn more...

March

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...

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. Abstract submissions close on November 2, 2014. 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...

Contraceptive Technology

March 18–21, 2015—San Francisco, California

A three-day Contemporary Forums conference covering current research and recent developments in contraceptive technology. Details on pre-conferences to come. 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. Abstract submissions close November 30, 2014. Abstracts are specifically sought on abortion, contraception, emergency contraception, and reproduction and mental health, among other topics. 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. 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. Call for papers closes on November 28, 2014. 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.” Abstract submissions close October 17, 2014. Learn more...

19th Annual Conference:
National Hispanic Medical Association

March 27–29, 2015—Washington, DC

Within a theme of “Affordable Care Act & Best Practices for Hispanics,” 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 September 30, 2013. 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. Abstract submissions close on September 30, 2014. Learn more...

April

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. Abstract and proposal submissions close October 30, 2014. 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...

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. Abstract submissions close on October 6, 2014. 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. Abstract submissions close on October 31, 2014. 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. More details to come. Abstract submissions close November 15, 2014. 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

Details to come. 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. Abstract submission closes October 31, 2014. Learn more...

NFPRHA National Conference 2015

April 26–29, 2015—Alexandria, Virginia

The National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association’s forum to discuss the imminent opportunities and challenges facing the field of family planning following health care reform. This year’s conference focuses on tools to help family planning providers in their efforts to prepare for full Affordable Care Act implementation. 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...

May

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.

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...

June

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 January 31, 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 January 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 71st annual meeting of SOGC. Details to come. 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. Abstract submissions close on January 14, 2015. 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...

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...

July

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. Abstract submissions close on October 15, 2014. Learn more...

August

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. Paper submissions open in October, 2014. Learn more...

September

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...

October

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 open on October 15, 2014 and 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 open in January 2015 and 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." More details to come. 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. 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...

November

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...