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2014

January

40th Annual STFM Conference on Medical Student Education

January 30–February 2, 2014—Nashville, Tennessee

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...

February

57th All India Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

February 1–5, 2014—Patna, 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. Learn more...

6th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights:
Eliminating Women and Girls Sexual and Reproductive Health Vulnerabilities in Africa

February 3–7, 2014—Yaounde, Cameroon

Organized by the African Federation for Sexual Health and Rights, the conference has six thematic tracks related to the sexual and reproductive health of women and girls in Africa: policy and legal instruments; sexual and reproductive health information and services; social-cultural, historic, economics, politics and religion; research knowledge management and skills building; innovations, technology and diversity; and investments, financing and accountability. Learn more...

The Pregnancy Meeting:
34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

February 3–8, 2014—New Orleans, Louisiana

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...

Sociologists for Women in Society: 2014 Winter Meeting

February 6–9, 2014—Nashville, Tennessee 

The theme of the 2014 meeting is "Gender and Multi-institutional Politics," and the purpose is to share our knowledge gained through systematic study of different institutions, attitudes, and culture in order to identify commonalities as well as differences in the construction, reproduction, persistence, and resistance to gender inequality across multiple domains. Learn more...

International Conference on Women and Millennium Development Goals:
A Social Work Response

February 13–14, 2014—Vadodara, Gujarat, India

The conference will attempt to maintain the momentum for accelerating progress to 2015, take stock of lessons learnt from efforts to achieve the MDGs so as to help understand the Global Social work response to the development agenda beyond 2015. The conference will examine social work response in relation to each of the MDGs that focus on women, presenting conceptual, theoretical, research-based papers that highlight innovative experiments, interventions, policies, programs and programs, while identifying gaps and remaining challenges. Learn more...

37th Annual Advanced Ultrasound Seminar: Ob/Gyn

February 13–15, 2014—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...

International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health: 2014 Annual Meeting

February 20–23, 2014—San Diego, California 

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

19th World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI)

February 20–23, 2014—Macau, 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. Learn more...

17th Annual Women's Imaging: Advances in Gynaecologic Imaging & First Trimester Ultrasound

February 21–23, 2014—Toronto, Ontario

Two-and-a-half-day session offered by Mount Sinai Hospital, in partnership with University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the Department of Medical Imaging. Session will combine lectures, workshops, debates, live scanning session and panel discussions, and is designed to provide participants with the most up-to-date practice standards in gynaecology and first-trimester ultrasound. Learn more and see also the list of other Mt. Sinai courses.

CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting: Signs of Progress in Women's Health Education

February 26–March 1, 2014—Atlanta, Georgia

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...

The Best of ASRM and ESHRE

February 27–March 1, 2014—Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

The third 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...

March

16th World Congress of Gynecological Endocrinology

March 5–8, 2014—Firenze, Italy

Topic areas include gynecological endocrinology, contraception, medically assisted procreation, obstetrics, gynecology, gynecological oncology,the breast, gynecological surgery, and diagnosis. Learn more...

Contraceptive Technology

March 5–8, 2014—San Francisco, California

The 26th annual Contraceptive Technology conference, this year introducing the option for small-group discussions at a Roundtable Lunch. Main conference includes an array of presentations on clinical care: everything from managing unscheduled bleeding on hormonal contraception, considering post-pregnancy contraception, and supporting sexual health, to teasing out the drugs that interact with hormonal methods, looking into future developments of contraception, and breaking bad news. Sessions of particular interest: Emily Godfrey, MD, MPH, on the newly published U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations; Ward Cates, MD, MPH, on changes in the new 2014 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines; Michael Policar, MD, MPH, on tests you might want to reconsider ordering; CHOICE Project Director Jeffrey Peipert, MD, PhD, on updates on the IUD; and Clare Coleman on practical considerations related to the Affordable Care Act. One full-day and four half-day pre-conferences are scheduled for March 5: A. Sexually transmitted infections: Clinical update; B. Back to basics: The fundamentals of contraception; C. Practical GYN Endocrinology; D. Clinical training For NEXPLANON®; and E. IUD placement training. For those who can’t attend the conference, an interactive webcast is being offered. Learn more...

Women's Health

March 5–8, 2014—Orlando, Florida

A three-day CME course offered by the American Academy of Family Physicians, designed to cover recent women’s health initiatives and evaluation and treatment plans related to various health issues throughout a woman’s life cycle. Learn more...

American Medical Women’s Association’s 99th Annual Meeting

March 14–16, 2014—Washington, D.C.

Career and personal development conference for women physicians, medical students and residents. Session topics focus on issues vital to the success of women in medicine through discussions on such varied topics as the Affordable Care Act, the use of technology in medicine, developments in women’s health, strengthening mentorships, and nurturing career advancement. Learn more...

Pacific Coast Reproductive Society: 2014 Annual Meeting

March 19–23, 2014—Indian Wells, California

The theme of the 62nd PCRS annual meeting is “Sparking New Thoughts in Reproductive Medicine.” 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...

Evidence-based Practice in Gynecologic Surgery:
40th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS)

March 23–26, 2014—Scottsdale, Arizona

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. Three postgraduate courses, among them the SGS-ABOG Workshop: Building Evidence-Based Medical Skills in Gynecology." Conference also includes high-quality surgical videos and academic roundtables. Learn more...

Nature and Nurture: Moving to a Deeper Understanding of Adolescent Health:
2014 Annual Meeting of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM)

March 23–26, 2014—Austin, Texas

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 “We Can All Be Healthy: Achieving Health Equity for Adolescents and Young Adults.” Learn more...

61st Annual Scientific Meeting:
Society for Gynecologic Investigation (SGI)

March 26–29, 2014—Firenze, Italy

The SGI 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.” Late-breaking abstract submissions close February 4, 2014. Learn more...

SOGC West/Central CME Program 2014: From Research to Practice

March 27–29, 2014—Lake Louise, Alberta

In this session sponsored by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, the Early Risk Assessment Program of Alberta Health Services will present new advances in prenatal screening and diagnosis, including the use of cell-free fetal DNA (cfFDNA) for detection of fetal aneuploidy (Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing or NIPT) and other disorders, and the increasing role of molecular karyotyping in prenatal diagnosis. Learn more...

85th Annual Meeting:
Pacific Sociological Association

March 27–30, 2014—Portland, Oregon

The 2014 theme is “(Un)Changing Institutions: Work, Family, and Gender in the New Economy,” 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. Learn more...

18th Annual Conference:
National Hispanic Medical Association

March 28–30, 2014—Washington, DC

Within a theme of “Strategies to Improve Hispanic Health,” national and international experts will present on current innovations in medical homes, accountable care organizations, health insurance exchanges, prevention, integrative care, e-health, and cultural competence for the growing Hispanic populations in the U.S. Learn more...

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists World Congress 2014

March 28–30, 2014—Hyderabad, India

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...

2014 Annual Convention: American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

March 29–April 2, 2014—Las Vegas, Nevada

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.

April

Women’s Health 2014: The 22nd Annual Congress

April 4–6, 2014—Washington, DC

Presented by Academy of Women’s Health, 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 HHS 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. Learn more...

81st Annual Conference:
American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists

April 6–11, 2014—Las Vegas, Nevada

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...

YTH LIVE 2014: Annual Conference on Youth + Tech + Health

April 6–8, 2014—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...

Family Medicine Congressional Conference

April 7–8, 2014—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...

2014 ASCCP Biennial Scientific Meeting

April 9–12, 2014—Scottsdale, Arizona

The 50th Year Anniversary conference of the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, designed to provide a review of currently available screening and management guidelines along with the most up-to-date advances in the prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment of lower genital tract disorders with an emphasis on HPV-associated diseases and cervical cancer. Includes a full day of optional postgraduate courses. Learn more...

Contraceptive Technology

April 9–12, 2014—Boston, Massachusetts

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

Obstetric Nursing

April 9–12, 2014—San Francisco, California

31st annual Obstetric Nursing conference, focusing on the complexity of caring for high-risk sobstetric patients. Main conference presentations, and 16 concurrent sessions, cover topics such as crisis management skills, management of multiple gestations, maternal mortality, and use of nitrous oxide in labor and birth. Full-day preconference April 9 on covering advanced fetal and uterine monitoring, with a focus on interpreting complex electronic fetal monitoring cases and tracings and legal implications when utilizing this technology. Learn more...

The 2nd Biomarker Meeting—Personalized Reproductive Medicine: Biomarkers for the assessment of ovarian reserve, gametes, embryos, endometrium and pregnancy

April 10–13, 2014—Valencia, Spain

Main topics include the ovarian reserve and oocytes; embryo diagnostics; the sperm; the endometrium in health and disease; biomarkers for normal and pathological pregnancy; and clinical translation. Abstract submissions close on February 10, 2014. Learn more...

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

April 11–13, 2014—Amherst, Massachusetts

Sponsored by the Civil Liberties and Public Policy program at Hampshire College, this is the 28th 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...

GHIC 2014: Global Health & Innovation Conference

April 12–13, 2014—New Haven, Connecticut

Sponsored by Unite for Sight and held at Yale University, GHIC 2014 (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. Learn more...

2014 NASPAG Annual Clinical and Research Meeting

April 24–26, 2014—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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...

World Congress on Building Consensus out of Controversies in Gynecology, Infertility and Perinatology (BCGIP-COGI)

April 24–26, 2014—Barcelona, Spain

Held jointly this year with the XII Annual Meeting of Mediterranean Society for Reproductive Medicine (MSRM), this annual conference is designed as a platform for world leaders and participants to conduct a discussion aimed at reaching consensus in the various fields of gynecology. Abstract submissions close on February 15, 2014. Learn more...

ACOG 2014 Annual Clinical Meeting

April 26–30, 2014—Chicago, Illinois

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 also includes two days of events for medical students, including several career development lectures and workshops, a Medical Student Reception and the 8th annual Medical Student Ob-Gyn Residency Fair. Also new this year are "Curbside Consults"—an opportunity to bring your questions for experts in subspecialties. Learn more and see also the list of other ACOG educational events.

NFPRHA National Conference 2014

April 27–30, 2014—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...

The Psychosocial Workshop

April 29–30, 2014—Boston, Massachusetts

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 Caitlin Gerdts of ANSIRH, Divya Vohra of the Bixby Center, and Susan Newcomer of NICHD. Learn more...

May

Population Association of America 2014 Annual Meeting

May 1–3, 2014—Boston, Massachusetts

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...

47th Annual Spring Conference: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

May 3–7, 2014—San Antonio, Texas

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...

23rd European Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

May 7–10, 2014—Glasgow, Scotland

The annual meeting of the European Board & College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, currently consisting of 36 member national societies of Obstetrics and Gynaecology from both EU and non-EU Countries. The conference will consist of a variety of hands-on training sessions and postgraduate courses, as well as plenaries and keynote lectures by European authorities and presentations of original research. Learn more...

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

May 13–17, 2014—Denver, Colorado

With a theme of "Midwives: Elevating Women's Health," this is 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...

12th annual Adolescent Health Care conference

May 15–17, 2014—Boston, Massachusetts

Designed to address key issues affecting the clinical and psychosocial care of adolescents, this conference includes a pre-conference focusing on clinical training for NEXPLANON® and a number of "hot topics" issues, presented in a variety of teaching formats including didactic sessions, faculty panels, concurrent sessions, and interactive case study discussions. Learn more...

13th Congress of the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health: Challenges in Sexual and Reproductive Health

May 28–31, 2014—Lisbon, Portugal

Scheduled in one of the last countries to legalize abortion—and to experience a subsequent decline in mortality and morbidity regarding abortion—this conference is designed to present and discuss the latest scientific information and knowledge regarding contraception as well as to promote the right of each individual’s access to adequate health services and to be informed of methods of family planning. Learn more...

June

International Seminar: Decision-making regarding abortion—determinants and consequences

June 3–5, 2014—Nanyuki, Kenya

The objective of this seminar is to share empirical evidence and new research approaches, in order to stimulate and advance research on the decision-making process regarding abortion and its determinants and consequences. This seminar will focus on countries or contexts where access to abortion is restrictive due to legal conditions, high stigma, or poor quality of health system. Learn more...

70th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference:
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada

June 10–13, 2014—Niagara Falls, Ontario

The 70th annual meeting of SOGC, but the first under its new name, indicating its intention of focusing on both clinical guidance and leading-edge scientific information. Includes a full-day hands-on course on minimally invasive gynaecology and another on basic ultrasound techniques, as well as a one-day Medical Students Program and another Resident Professional Development Program. Learn more...

30th Annual Meeting of ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology)

June 29–July 2, 2014—Munich, Germany

The aim of this three-day session is to provide a forum for the exchange and discussion of new clinical and scientific ideas and to address and discuss the most recent information, controversies and future directions. Abstract submissions close on February 1, 2014. Learn more and read also about ESHRE’s other meetings and courses.

July

2nd International Conference on Global Public Health 2014—Development Agenda at Crossroads

July 3–4, 2014—Negombo, Sri Lanka

The second conference of this type, focusing on education, equality and economy as the three pillars that push the global health agenda. The The GPH conferences are planned and organized by young public health professionals, with support from their eminent seniors. Relevant topics include reorienting health education for global health education and training programs; equity and justice in global health; and gender perspective in global health policies, programs and actions. Abstract submissions close on February 15, 2014. Learn more...

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

July 6–11, 2014—Kamuela, Big Island, Hawaii

Developed and taught by UCSF faculty in both primary care internal medicine and obstetrics and gynecology, this CME course will focus 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. The course will use interactive lectures, clinical vignettes, hands-on workshops, small group discussions, an audience response system and questions and answers. Learn more...

SSR 47th Annual Meeting—Fertility: A Global Challenge

July 19–23, 2014—Grand Rapids, Michigan

A focus on new basic, clinical, and/or translational research findings concerning reproduction and reproductive health. Module themes for 2014 include mechanisms of fertility/infertility; the ovarian workshop; translation of basic science to real-world practice; interrelationship of reproduction and the environment; and pregnancy/developmental origins of health & disease. Abstract submissions close on February 15, 2014. Learn more.

AIDS 2014: 20th International AIDS Conference

July 20–25, 2014—Melbourne, Australia

Held every two years, this conference brings together leading scientists, clinicians, public health experts and community leaders to examine developments in HIV-related research and explore how scientific advances can inform the global response to HIV/AIDS. Abstract submissions close on February 6, 2014. Learn more...

AUGS/IUGA 2014 Scientific Meeting

July 21-26, 2014—Washington, DC

The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) and the International Urogynecology Association (IUGA) will jointly host their annual scientific meetings this year, creating the largest venue for those in the field of urogynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery to come together for education, networking and sharing. New treatment techniques and developments in both surgical and non-surgical settings will be discussed and new scientific material will be presented through oral, poster, video, and tips and tricks abstracts. Abstract submissions close on February 3, 2014. Learn more...

August

2014 National Reproductive Health Title X Conference

August 2–6, 2014—Orlando Florida

Sponsored by the National Clinical Training Center for Family Planning, one of five national training and technical assistance centers funded by the Office of Population Affairs to provide the most up-to-date and latest evidence-based, quality training nationwide for family planning clinicians. Preconference sessions include training on advanced pelvic, breast, and male GU exams, and a clinical update on intrauterine contraception training. Abstract submissions close on March 1, 2014. Learn more...

National Conference of Family Planning Residents and Medical Students

August 7–9, 2014—Kansas City, Missouri

Sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians, this conference covers topics ranging from clinical skills to career planning. Poster presentation submissions close on April 11, 2014. Learn more...

American Sociological Association 2015 Annual Meeting

August 16–19, 2014—San Francisco, California

The theme of the 2014 Annual Meeting, “Hard Times: The Impact of Economic Inequality on Families and Individuals,” focuses on the breadth and depth of economic inequality and the consequences for virtually every sphere of social life. Learn more...

GLOBAL HEALTH 2014: The Third International Conference on Global Health Challenges

August 24-28, 2014—Rome, Italy

Sponsored by the International Academy, Research and Industry Association, this conference is designed as a global perspective on population health, from national to cross-country approaches, multiplatform technologies, and drug design to medicine accessibility. Among the topics to be covered are health education, providing health in remote areas, ethical aspects in eHealth, availability of medication, and community health services. Abstract submissions close on March 28, 2014. Learn more...

September

ICOG 2014:
International Conference on Obstetrics and Gynaecology

September 4–5, 2014—London, United Kingdom

The 34th International Conference on Obstetrics and Gynaecology aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted. Abstract submissions close on March 31, 2014. Learn more...

24th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

September 14–17, 2014—Barcelona, Spain

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 14, 2014. Learn more and see also the list of other ISUOG meetings and courses.

Reproductive Health 2014

September 18–20, 2014—Charlotte, North Carolina

A three-day conference covering new research and clinical practice issues related to contraception, abortion, menopause, sexuality, and reproductive genetics, sponsored by the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP). This clinical conference combines the latest research science with interactive, hands-on training and offers take-home points for immediate practice improvement. Abstract submissions close on February 26, 2014. Learn more...

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...

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. Abstract submissions and session proposal submissions both close on March 19, 2014. 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. Abstract submissions close on March 2, 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. Abstract submissions close on May 5, 2014. 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. Poster presentation submissions will open in late February, 2014. 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. Abstract submissions open February 24 and close May 2, 2014. Learn more...

Contraceptive Technology

October 31–November 1, 2014—Atlanta, Georgia

A three-day conference covering current research and recent developments in contraceptive technology. Information to come. Five pre-conferences: 1) Focus on Adolescents; 2) Back to Basics: The Fundamentals of Hormonal Contraception; 3) Advances in Contraception: A Fresh Look at IUDs; 4) IUD Placement Training; and 5) Clinical Training for NEXPLANON®. Learn more...

November

Medical Students for Choice’s Conference on Family Planning

November 8–9, 2014—Atlanta, Georgia

The premier conference for medical students interested in reproductive health and family planning, bringing in expert faculty from around the world to cover a wide range of reproductive health topics typically excluded from the standard medical school curriculum. Lectures and interactive workshops cover abortion and family planning, hands-on training in reproductive health skills, international family planning, and advocacy and activism. Workshop proposal submissions are due March 28. Learn more...

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

November 11–13, 2014—Cochin, India

This 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. Abstract submissions are due February 25, 2014. 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. Abstract submissions close on March 12, 2014. 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." Abstract submissions are due between February 10-14. Learn more...

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...

December

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. Abstract submissions close on September 1, 2014. Learn more...

Practical Obstetrics and Gynecology—2014

December 11–13, 2014—Chicago, Illinois

This ACOG 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...

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 May 31, 2014. Learn more...