Calendar of events

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

Upcoming abstract and workshop proposal deadlines



European Population Conference 2014

June 25–28, 2014—Budapest, Hungary

Co-sponsored by the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) and the Hungarian Demographic Research Institute (HDRI), EPC2014 is a general scientific conference in population studies where the theme "Transitions: Opportunities and Threats" receives special attention. 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. Learn more and read also about ESHRE’s other meetings and courses.


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. 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...

International Conference on on Women’s Health, Gynecology & Obstetrics (Gynecology-2014): Best Practice & Research in Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology

July 8–10, 2014—Chicago, Illinois

Sponsored by OMICS Group International, Gynecology-2014 will focus on research methodologies and recent discoveries in gynecology and women’s health care. The conference has been designed in an interdisciplinary manner with a multitude of tracks to choose from every segment. Learn more...

Obstetric and Neonatal Dilemmas: Focus on High-Risk Perinatal Care

July 13–16, 2014—Jackson Hole, Wyoming

This Contemporary Forums conference focuses on caring for the high-risk mother and fetus/neonate, with presentations to the combined obstetric/neonatal audience addressing issues that impact both specialties, and separate obstetric and neonatal concurrent sessions, allowing you to discuss concerns and challenges unique to your specific area of practice.Learn more.

21st Annual Summer Conference on Obstetrics and Gynecology

July 16–19, 2014—Big Sky, Montana

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...

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. Learn more.

Hot Topics in Primary Care

July 20–23, 2014—Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Developed in partnership with the Journal for Nurse Practitioners, this Contemporary Forums conference reviews use of diagnostic tests and medical interventions, interprofessional management of chronic disease, issues in women’s health care, and behavioral approaches for a healthier outcome. One of the conference objectives is to examine the concept of patient-centered contraceptive counseling utilizing motivational interviewing techniques. Learn more.

18th International Conference on Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy

July 20–23, 2014—South Brisbane, Australia

Sponsored by the International Society of Prenatal Diagnosis, this meeting new developments in understanding the basic mechanisms underlying expression of chromosomal and genetic disorders, methodologies for their detection,, and prevention and treatment of adverse obstetric outcomes. The ethical aspects of novel diagnostic technologies and prospective issues for counseling will be debated and there will be opportunities to take part in sessions directed at strategic planning for translational research and clinical practice. 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. 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. Learn more...

Essentials for the Ob-Gyn Department Chair: Strategic Planning, Financial Management, and Decision Making

July 25–26, 2014—Washington, DC

This ACOG postgraduate course is designed for new and recently appointed department chairs to learn from the experts. Program highlights include improving physician and faculty performance; managing difficult faculty and situations; strategic planning, financial management, and decision making; creating a department budget; navigating meetings and organizational politics; developing a leadership bench; presenting promotions and tenure elections; and negotiation with deans and healthcare plans. Learn more... and see other ACOG postgraduate courses.

Hot Topics in Women's Health

July 27–30, 2014—Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Designed for MDs, NPs, CNMs, PAs and RNs from women's health and family practice settings, this 12th annual conference (formerly Office Gynecology) provides an update on current guidelines on key issues and evidence-based approaches for managing a variety of health issues women face. Among the conference objectives is to explore the world of adolescent gynecology through case-based discussion of challenging problems. Includes special session on NEXPLANON® clinical training. Learn more...

AAOGF Scholar Retreat

July 31–August 2, 2014—Los Angeles, California

Sponsored by the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Foundation and held at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. More information will be published as it becomes available. Learn more...


Challenges in Obstetrics and Gynecology

August 1–8, 2014—Alaskan Inside Passage Cruise

Designed to provide physicians, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses with information on challenging OB/GYN issues, as well as offer practical management techniques that can be applied immediately into practice. Conference format will include didactic lectures, case studies, interactive learning experiences, as well as question and answer sessions. Learn more...

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. Learn more...

Abortion: The Unfinished Revolution

August 7–8, 2014—Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Organized by Dr. Colleen MacQuarrie, University of Prince Edward Island; Dr. Tracy Penny Light, University of Waterloo; and Dr. Shannon Stettner, York University, Canada, this is the first international conference on abortion to be held in Canada. The conference aims to bring some of the most important issues remaining for women's reproductive justice, especially access to safe abortion, to the forefront for discussion, reflection and action, and opportunities to network. Learn more...

Introduction to OB Gyn Ultrasound Hands-On Training

August 7–8, 2014—San Francisco, California

Sponsored by Mint Medical Education, this course covers basics of the 1st trimester limited scan and the 3rd trimester evaluation. Lecture includes the non-gravid pelvic exam along with common pathology, the 1st trimester dating exam, 2nd trimester biometry and growth assessment along with biophysical profile, AFI, placenta and cervical length. Hands-on instruction will cover knobology, image orientation, measurements and anatomy identification. Presentational method includes lecture with Q&A, hands-on demonstration, simulated or live patient, and lab exercises. 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 six focus areas: career planning, clinical skills, health policy and advocacy, leadership development, practice management, and research. the program also includes musculoskeletal clinics, procedural skills courses, and career guidance for residents. Learn more...

ACOG District XII Annual District Meeting:
American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists

August 15–17, 2014—Orlando, Florida

Featured lectures include "Hypertensive Crisis in Pregnancy Management" by James N. Martin, Jr., MD; "The Annual Exam&meash;If Not for Pap Smear, Then What?" by Ashlyn H. Savage, MD, MSCR; and "Access to Abortion," presented by David A. Grimes, MD. Ancillary courses include a four-hour Coding Course for physicians and practice administrators focused on important coding and reimbursement topics, and a session for medical students on "Navigating the Transition Between Student and Physician." Learn more...

Sociologists for Women in Society: 2014 Summer Meeting

August 16-18, 2014—San Francisco, California

Held in conjunction with the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting (see next listing). Among the sessions of interest are Beijing +20, and a panel on "Health and Reproductive Access vs. 'Religious Freedom': How Changes in the Landscape of Hospital Administration and Insurance Coverage Affect Our Access to Care," with Lori Freedman of ANSIRH as one of the panelists. 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. Learn more...


10th Public Health Association of South Africa conference

September 3–6, 2014—Polokwane (Limpopo), South Africa

With a theme of "Dignity, rights and quality: Towards a health care revolution," this conference has six tracks related to moving beyond the MDGs and toward action to leave a lasting public health legacy in Africa: 1) Quality of care; 2) Social determinants of health; 3) Burden of disease, disability and population health; 4) Improving the performance of the health system; 5) Policy advocacy and community action for public health; and 6) Non-communicable disease. The final day of the conference includes a student symposium designed to create an opportunity for undergraduate through postgraduate students, from across Africa and the world, to meet with each other and with experienced public health professionals. Parallel workshops will run September 24 and 25, preceding the main conference, which begins on September 26. Learn more...

Robotic Advances in Gynecology

September 4–5, 2014—Houston, Texas

Sponsored by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, in collaboration with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Mayo Clinic. he American Gynecological & Obstetrical Society, the goal of the conference is to provide the latest strategies to achieve maximum success when performing basic and complex pelvic surgery using the robotic surgical platform. Learn more...

AGOS 2014 Annual Meeting

September 11–13, 2014—Chicago, Illinois

The American Gynecological & Obstetrical Society advances the health of women by providing dedicated leadership and promoting excellence in research, education and medical practice. 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. Learn more and see also the list of other ISUOG meetings and courses.

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

September 18–19, 2014—Boston, Massachusetts

Presented by Harvard Medical School and now in its 32nd 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...

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. Learn more...

Medical Students for Choice: Abortion Training Institute in Philadelphia

September 19-20, 2014—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. Applications are due July 18, 2014. Learn more...

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

September 23, 2014—Washington, DC

Sponsored by the Society for Women's Health Research, “What a Difference an X Makes” conference 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. This conference will address the state-of-the-science in various scientific fields, while highlighting future research and gaps in knowledge. Note that an inaugural regional version of this conference will be held in Atlanta on October 17. Abstract submissions close on August 12, 2014. Learn more...

8th International Conference on Reproduction, Pregnancy and Rheumatic Diseases

September 25–27, 2014—Trondheim, Norway

The conference is intended to draw together scientists, clinicians, and health professionals working in the field to discuss advances made in diagnosis and therapy of pregnancy complications in patients with rheumatic disease, and outline future developments for monitoring and care. Learn more...

Women’s Health and OB/GYN Nursing

September 24–27, 2014—San Diego, California

Contemporary Forums meeting. Now in its 29th year, this conference is designed for NPs, CNMs, RNs and PAs and is billed as a unique combination of primary care gynecologic and obstetric topics, all in one conference, focusing on health issues from adolescence through menopause. Preconference on skin and vulvar dermatology, with an optional biopsy training. Learn more...

ICOG 2014:
International Conference on Obstetrics and Gynaecology

September 26–27, 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. Learn more...


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 resentations 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 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

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...

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 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...


22nd Annual Fall Conference on Issues in Women's Health

November 5–8, 2014—Maui, Hawaii

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...

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 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...

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 ACOG 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...


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. Learn more...

Update on Cervical Diseases-2014

December 4–6, 2014—New York, New York

This ACOG 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. Abstract submissions close on September 1, 2014. 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 ACOG 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.

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... 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...



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. Learn more...


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...

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." More details to come. 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 open on August 1, 2014 and close on November 1, 2014. Learn more...


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

March 4-7, 2015—San Antonio, Texas

The joint Annual Meeting between the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) and the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) offers exhibits, receptions, seminars, and plenary and breakout sessions of interest to members of both organizations. Abstract submissions close on August 1, 2014. 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 open in August, 2014. 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.” Session proposal submissions close July 21, 2014. Abstract submissions close August 26, 2014. 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. Abstract submissions close on September 25, 2014. 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. Abstract submissions open July 8, 2014, and close September 19, 2014. Learn more...

5th International Conference on Gender 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 30, 2014. 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 September 15, 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. 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...


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. Abstract submissions closes on August 15, 2014. Learn more and see also the list of other ACOG educational events.


Second International Conference on Advances on Women's Studies 2015 (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...





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...