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



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. 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. 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...

Update on Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment

May 14-16, 2015—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A three-day multidisciplinary educational conference offered by the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia). Topics include congenital anomalies, complications of twin pregnancies, key concepts in prenatal counseling, fetal surgery, perinatal surveillance, obstetrical care, postnatal surgical management, advances in genetic testing, tips for improving diagnostic skills in prenatal imaging, and special challenges in care coordination and support for families with complex pregnancies. 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 gynecology. 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. 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. 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...

AANP 2015 National Conference

June 9–14, 2015—New Orleans, Louisiana

Annual conference of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners includes women's health among the eight featured tracks and includes discussion of current national, state and local legislative, regulatory and practice issues among the featured highlights. Also includes a half-day workshop on LARC. 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. 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...

19th International Conference on Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy

July 12-15, 2015—Washington, DC

Annual conference of the International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis, featuring a joint course with the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Followed by a one-day session on Stakeholder Perspectives on Noninvasive Prenatal Genetic Screening, a project of the Prenatal Information Research Consortium. Learn more...

American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Scholar Retreat

July 23–25, 2015—San Diego, California

Details to come. 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...

National Conference of Family Planning Residents and Medical Students

July 30–August 1, 2015—Kansas City, Missouri

Sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians, this conference covers six focus areas: career planning, clinical skills, health policy and advocacy, leadership development, practice management, and research. The program also includes musculoskeletal clinics, procedural skills courses, and career guidance for residents. Scholarship applications close on May 1, 2015. 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. Abstract submissions close on July 1, 2015. Learn more...

BSPS Annual Conference 2015

September 7-9, 2015—Leeds, United Kingdom

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

Medical Students for Choice: Abortion Training Institute in Philadelphia

September 12-13, 2015—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

MSFC's Abortion Training Institutes are designed to jump-start medical students’ training in the clinical issues they will encounter in their future training and career. They feature hands-on, small-group workshops led by reproductive health experts intended to prepare medical students for direct training in a patient-care setting. Participants will receive personalized education with a small cohort of peers who will become a collegial support network for the rest of their careers. Learn more...

Second International Conference on Women’s Studies

September 12–13, 2015—Vienna, Austria

Organized by the Centre for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, the conference focuses on the different treatment women receive in societies, politics and working markets. Sessions include panels on women and sexuality, theory and methodology in women's studies, and women and reproductive rights, among others. Submissions of abstracts (up to 500 words) with an email contact should be sent to Dr Martina Topi by August 10, 2015. 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...

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

September 17–18, 2015—Boston, Massachusetts

Presented by Harvard Medical School and now in its 33rd year, this course covers diagnosis and management of a wide variety of gynecologic medical and surgical and social problems, and office-based prevention services and counseling relating to gynecologic issues affecting pediatric and adolescent patients. 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...

AAFP FMX: American Association of Family Physicians Annual Meeting

September 29–October 3, 2015, 2014—Denver, Colorado

AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) is the new name for what used to be the AAFP Scientific Assembly. While still focused on evidence-based CME, best practices, and clinical updates, the conference is designed to be more interactive, immediate, and customizable than in the past. Poster presentation submissions close on April 30, 2015. Learn more...


Birth Injuries and The Law

October 1–3, 2015—Las Vegas, Nevada

A Contemporary Forums conference focusing on clinical management strategies that reduce risk and liability associated with labor and delivery, interpretation of EFM, and medication errors; current and emerging malpractice trends; the interface between medical care and the legal system in clinical practices; the complexities of litigation in obstetric care, and strategies utilized by both attorneys and witnesses during a trial; and legal versus medical evidence. Learn more...

2015 Family Medicine Global Health Workshop

October 2-4, 2015—Washington, DC

Sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the conference is designed to advise and train students, residents and physicians for global health endeavors, including matching their experience and skills with global health needs, preparing to serve as a family medicine consultant, learning how to organize and conduct a global health consultation, and evaluating the practical management of chronic diseases in resource-constrained settings. In addition, there will be a half-day preconference on "Family Medicine: Experience Globally, Apply Locally," organized by Wonca Polaris, Young Physicians Movement of the Wonca North America Region. Abstract submissions close on May 31, 2015. 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 week-long 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). Learn more...

PHASA Conference 2015: 11th Annual Conference of the Public Health Association of South Africa

October 7–9, 2015—Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

With 2015 being the target date for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, the conference will provide an opportunity to reflect on the challenges faced by South Africa and Africa in trying to achieve the MDGs. The focus of the conference though will be on moving forward and identifying potential solutions both within and outside the health system in order to improve the health status of our population. This is reflected in the theme of conference “Health and Sustainable Development: The Future”. Abstract submissions close on July 20, 2015. Learn more...

International Conference on Knowledge and Politics in Gender and Women's Studies

October 9–11, 2015—Ankara, Turkey

Organized by the Gender and Women’s Studies Graduate Program at Middle East Technical University, the conference aims to bring together scholars, researchers, and activists from various disciplines and generations to exchange their experiences and ideas on a wide range of theoretical and practical issues under the general theme of “women’s knowledge and gender politics: local and global.” Themes include women’s knowledge, feminist research, women’s culture and gender identities, feminist politics, history of feminism and gender and women’s studies. Abstract submissions close on May 25, 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. Learn more and see also the list of other ISUOG meetings and courses.

Youth 360°: How & Where Youth Live, Learn, & Play Matters

October 13–16, 2015—Baltimore, Maryland

Annual conference of the Healthy Teen Network, aimed at expanding the conversation of supporting healthy youth, including pregnant and parenting teens and males, through the use of evidence-based and proven effective interventions. The five conference tracks include partnerships & collaborations, public policy, programs, research & evaluation, and organizational capacity building. Learn more...

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

October 14–16, 2015—San Francisco, California

Developed and taught by UCSF faculty. Details to come. Learn more...

18th Annual NPWH Premier Women’s Healthcare Conference

October 14–17, 2015—Salt Lake City, Utah

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...

ASHA 89th Annual School Health Conference:
Going the Distance

October 15–17, 2015—Orlando, Florida

Annual meeting of the American School Health Association. Details to come." Abstract submissions close on April 2, 2015. Learn more...

Medical Students for Choice: 2015 Conference on Family Planning

October 17–18, 2015—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

MSFC's Abortion Training Institutes are designed to jump-start medical students’ training in the clinical issues they will encounter in their future training and career. They feature hands-on, small-group workshops led by reproductive health experts intended to prepare medical students for direct training in a patient-care setting. Participants will receive personalized education with a small cohort of peers who will become a collegial support network for the rest of their careers. Learn more...

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. Topics range from the assessment of the latest molecular and genetic techniques and best clinical practices, to how reproduction influences public health globally. Conference tracks include contraception, early pregnancy, and practice management, among others. 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. Abstract submissions close on May 1, 2015. 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. Learn more...

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

October 21–24, 2015—Charleston, South Carolina

Annual meeting of the Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (CAOG), whose member physicians represent over 700 physicians primarily from the "central" 29 states. Plans are underway for at least 20 oral presentations, 3 sunrise lectures, 5 hot topics, and a poster session. The Annual Meeting is CAOG's primary scientific function and attracts a national audience. Abstract submissions close on April 27, 2015. Learn more...

2015 Fall Conference:
American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists

October 21-25, 2015—Orlando, Florida

Details to come. 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 come soon. 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...

Healthography—APHA 143rd Annual Meeting and Exposition

October 31-November 4, 2015—Chicago, Illinois

The American Public Health Association’s annual meeting—the oldest and largest gathering of public health professionals in the world, attracting more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists, and related health specialists. The theme this year is "Health in All Policies." 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. 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...

Quality and Safety for Leaders in Women’s Health Care

November 5-7, 2015—San Francisco, California

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...

2015 International Conference on Family Planning

November 9–12, 2015—Nusa Dua, 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. Abstract submissions close on May 1, 2015. 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...

Obstetrical Simulation Course

November 13-14, 2015—Tampa, Florida

A postgraduate course offered by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, incorporating didactic presentations and hands-on simulations that focus on developing an understanding of the high-risk, low-frequency obstetrical emergencies. Learn more...

North American Forum on Family Planning

November 14–16, 2015—Chicago, Illinois

This three-day meeting (preceded by two days of preconference sessions on November 12–13) 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. Learn more...

44th Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology

November 15-19, 2015—Las Vegas, Nevada

Sponsored by AAGL - Advancing Minimally Invasive Gynecology Worldwide, the conference begins with 26 post-graduate courses on the fundamentals of minimally invasive surgery, with many offering intensive live interactive cadaveric demonstrations. As the meeting progresses, this baseline knowledge will be used to instruct attendees on the nuances of managing complex surgical cases and pathology. Abstract submissions close on April 30, 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. 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...


IUSSP: International Conference—Education and reproduction in low-fertility settings

December 2–4, 2015—Vienna, Austria

An annual conference sponsored by the Vienna Institute of Demography and the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital. Themes include education and reproduction; cross-country and individual variation in education and reproduction; education and fertility; and education and union formation, sexual and reproductive behaviour. Abstract submissions close on June 30, 2015. Learn more...

Advances & Controversies in Minimally Invasive Surgery for the Practicing Gynecologist

December 3–5, 2015—New York City, New York

This ACOG post-graduate course offering is designed to provide participants with a totally interactive experience as the techniques and issues related to minimally invasive surgical approaches and currently available technology are addressed. Video-based surgical tutorials and lectures combined with live interactive cadaveric demonstrations. The proper use of robotics and new energy devices will be covered along with single site laparoscopy. Learn more... and see other ACOG postgraduate courses.

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. Learn more...

Webcast: “Preview of New Codes and Medicare Changes for 2016

December 8, 2015

This ACOG postgraduate course will present a preview of the key coding changes for 2016 impacting an OB/Gyn practice. Key CMS initiatives for 2016 will be reviewed along with the background information necessary to understand the rationale and goals of these initiatives. The course will also review the basic structure and tenants of the RBRVS system and the trends impacting future reimbursement by all payers for physician services. Learn more... and see other ACOG postgraduate courses.

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...

Controversies in Obstetrics and Gynecology (in Spanish)

December 17-19, 2015—Miami Beach, Florida

This ACOG postgraduate course will address actual controversies in the management of obstetric and gynecologic patients with a special interest in how they affect the care of the Latin American patient. Topics to be discussed include controversies in prenatal diagnosis, medical complications of pregnancy, prematurity prevention, maternal mortality reduction, uterine fibroids and endometriosis in relation to infertility, uterine prolapse, ovarian cancer screening and minimally invasive surgery Learn more and see other ACOG postgraduate courses.

Submissions due for Feminism & Psychology Special Issue: Abortion in context

December 10, 2015

Feminism & Psychology is inviting contributions for a special issue they are publishing on abortion. Possible topics include: public and social discourses on abortion; the nature of stigmata associated with abortion in different national contexts; the relation between such stigma and experiences surrounding abortion; experiences associated with illegal and/or unsafe abortion or with medical (as opposed to surgical) abortion; abortion in the context of other reproductive issues; forms of, and pathways to, pro-abortion or anti-abortion activism in various national and historical contexts; the ways that abortion providers, other health care personnel, sex educators, counselors, psychologists and researchers negotiate the meanings and valences of abortion. Contributions may draw on research, theory, practice, or reflections on abortion work or abortion activism. Learn more....



2016 APGO Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar—“Changing Tides: Navigating the Educational Seas”

January 9-12, 2016—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. Abstract submission closes on May 15, 2015. Learn more...

59th All India Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

January 13–17, 2016—Agra, India

Sponsored by the Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) and the Agra Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society (AOGS), 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 is “Women's Health: Conception to Senescence.” Program areas include 1) Obstetric Emergencies – The Ticking Clock; 2) Ovary Unfolded; 3) Contraceptive Revisited; 4) Adolescent: The growing up phase; and 5) Miscellaneous. Abstract submission closes on July 31, 2015. Learn more...

3rd International Congress on Women’s Health and Unsafe Abortion

January 26–29, 2016—Bangkok, Thailand

With a theme of ‘Working Together towards Global Safe Abortion’ and an international slate of speakers, this conference—sponsored by the Women's Health and Reproductive Rights Foundation of Thailand (WHRRF)—is designed to cover topics ranging from abortion technology to law, regulation, politic and ethics. Abstract submissions close on September 15, 2015. Learn more...

STFM Conference on Medical Student Education

January 28-31, 2016—Phoenix, Arizona

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. Abstract submission closes on June 15, 2015. Learn more...


7th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights:
Realizing Demographic Dividend in Africa: the Critical Importance of Adolescents and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

February 8–12, 2016—Accra, Ghana

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. Abstract submission closes on August 1, 2015. Learn more....

39th Annual Advanced Ultrasound Seminar: Ob/Gyn

February 18–20, 2016—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...

ICOG 2016:
International Conference on Obstetrics and Gynaecology

February 25–26, 2016—London, United Kingdom

The 18th 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 August 25, 2015. Learn more...

International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health: 2016 Annual Meeting

February 25–28, 2016—Charleston, South Carolina 

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...


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...

Pacific Coast Reproductive Society: 2016 Annual Meeting

March 9-13, 2015—Rancho Mirage, CA

The theme of the 64th PCRS annual meeting is “New Frontiers in Reproduction and Genetics.” 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 8, 2015. Learn more...

AANP 2016 Health Policy Conference

March 20-22, 2016—Washington, D.C.

An annual policy conference of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners that includes presentations by leading health policy authorities; up-to-the-minute health policy updates; networking with NP leaders from across the country; sessions on health policy, the political landscape, and advocacy strategies; and a full day of Congressional visits. Learn more...



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 mid-level 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. Applications for scholarships for people 30 and older close on May 1, 2015. (Applications for youth scholarships have already closed.) Learn more...



30th International Congress of the Medical Women’s International Association 2016

July 28–31, 2016—Vienna, Austria

The main theme of the MWIA Seoul 2013 is “Generation Y: Challenges of the Future for Female Medical Doctors.” Scientific sessions will cover a variety of topics, among them the impact of socio-economic factors and demographic changes on health; telemedicine; and challenges in gynecology. Abstract submissions close on by November 1, 2015. Learn more...