Top 50 Medical Conferences in 2012 by Profession

by Tera Tuten on January 10, 2012

Medical Conferences

Perhaps you’re looking to start out right your first year on the conference circuit.
Perhaps you’ve got a yearly budget or allowance for professional development and want to make the most of it.
Or maybe you’re looking for a snapshot of what conferences are happening this year in a particular month or specialty.

Either way, we’ve got you covered below, with our picks for the top conferences in each of several specialties for 2012:


Anesthesia Administration Assembly 2012 Medical Group Management Association
April 15-18, Scottsdale, Arizona

Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting
April 28-May 2, 2012

American Pain Society 31st Annual Scientific Meeting of the
May 16-19, 2012, Honolulu, Hawaii

American Society of Anesthesiologists 2012 Annual Meeting
October 12-17, 2012, Washington DC


International Stroke Conference 2012
February 1-3, 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana

12th Annual International Symposium on Congenital Heart Disease
February 18-23, 2012, St Petersburg, Florida

American College of Cardiology’s (ACC’s) 61st Annual Scientific Session & Expo
March 24-27, 2012, Chicago, Illinois

14th Annual Echocardiography Conference: State-of-the-Art 2012
May 2-4, 2012, New York, New York

Society for Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting
June 7-9, 2012, Washington DC

Heart Failure Society of America 16th Annual Scientific Meeting
September 9-12, 2012, Seattle, Washington


American Society for Dermatologic Surgery 2012 Annual Meeting
October 11-14, 2012, Atlanta, Georgia

9th Congress of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
November 16-18, 2012, Miami, Florida

American Academy of Dermatology 2012 Annual Meeting
March 16-20, 2012, San Diego, California

Emergency Medicine

Advanced Procedure Coding for Emergency Medicine
January 26 & 27, 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada

Emergency Medicine 2012: 35th Annual Winter Conference
February 25 – March 2, 2012, Lake Tahoe, California

Advanced Pediatric Emergency Medicine Assembly
March 26-28, 2012, Gaylord National Resort, Maryland

American College of Emergency Physicians
October 8-11, 2012, Denver Colorado

Family Medicine

2012 Annual Meeting of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
March 13-17, 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana

2012 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students
July 26 – Saturday, July 28, 2012

National Medical Association 2012 Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly
July 28-August 1, 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana


16th Annual Winter Conference on Clinical Issues in OB/GYN
February 8-11, 2012, Maui, Hawaii

Advances in minimally invasive surgery for the practicing gynecologist
February 23-25, 2012, Orlando, Florida

Society for Gynecologic Investigation 2012 Annual Meeting
March 21-24, San Diego, California

North American Society of Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology Annual Meeting
April 22-25, 2012, Providence, Rhode Island

Central Association of Obstetricians & Gynecologists 2012 Annual Meeting
October 17029, Chicago, Illinois

18th Annual Conference on Challenges in Gynecology
December 14 & 15, 2012, New York, New York

Infectious Diseases

30th Annual Infectious Diseases Conference
February 10 & 11, 2012, Sacramento, California

American Thoracic Society 2012 International Conference
May 18-23, 2012, San Francisco, California

American Public Health Association 140th Annual Meeting
October 27-31, 2012, San Francisco, California

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 61st Annual Meeting
November 11-15, 2012, Atlanta, Georgia


American Society of Clinical Oncology 2012 Annual Meeting
June 1-5, 2012, Chicago, Illinois

World Conference on Interventional Oncology
June 14-17, 2012, Chicago, Illinois

American Society for Radiation Oncology 2012 Annual Meeting
October 28-31, 2012


The 3rd World Congress on Controversies in Ophthalmology
March 22-25, 2012, Istanbul, Turkey

35th Annual UC Davis Ophthalmology Symposium
June 13-16, 2012, Hilton Waikoloa Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii

American Society of Retina Specialists 30th Annual Meeting
August 25-29, 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada

American Academy of Ophthalmology 2012 Annual Meeting
October 16-19/November 10-13, 2012, Chicago, Illinois


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2012 Annual Meeting
February 7-11, 2012, San Francisco, California

Gait & clinical movement analysis society 2012 annual conference
May 9-12, 2012, Grand Rapids, Michigan

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society 2012 Annual Meeting
June 20-23, 2012, San Diego, California

American Orthopaedic Association 125th Annual Meeting
June 27-30, 2012, Washington, DC


2012 Annual Meeting of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
March 13-17, 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana

Advanced Pediatric Emergency Medicine Assembly
March 26-28, 2012, Gaylord National Resort, Maryland

American Pediatric Society Annual Meeting
May 20-23, 2012, San Antonio Texas


Society of Interventional Radiology 37th Annual Scientific Meeting
March 24-29, 2012m San Francisco, California

American College of Radiology 89th Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership Conference
April 21-25, 2012, Washington, DC

American Society of Radiologic Technologists Annual Conference
June 28-July 1, 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada


Current Controversies in Urology
February 17-19, 2012, Orlando, Florida

3rd annual wake forest urology symposium: robotic surgery symposium
March 9 & 10, 2012, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

American Urological Association 2012 Annual Meeting
May 19-24, 2012, Atlanta, Georgia

American Urogynecologic Society 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting
October 3-6, 2012, Chicago, Illinois

The above list is a non-scientific overview, based on the scanning of dozens of medical conference listings and hundreds of sub-listings.

If we’ve left out a conference that you think is worthy for our showcasing here, OR if you go to one of these (or are at one right now!), drop us a comment below.

We’d love to hear your thoughts!


{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Aisha 02.03.12 at 10:14 am

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Aisha 02.03.12 at 10:16 am

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Aisha 02.03.12 at 10:17 am

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Tania V. Bridgeman 04.03.12 at 10:57 am

I would appreciate knowing of Conferences in 2013 which are inclusive of Registered Nurses (Critical Care, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine etc.)
Thanks so much

Tamra Wagner 04.26.12 at 1:29 pm

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ZEESHANA KHAN 07.26.12 at 12:12 pm

i would like more info on the meeting held by Advanced Procedure Coding for Emergency Medicine

Kelley Porras 08.02.12 at 2:20 pm

I would like to see if the following conference could be added to your list.

MEDICAL ONCOLOGY AND HEMATOLOGY 2012: Clinical and Scientific Approaches that Enhance Patient Outcomes
October 18-20, 2012
Robert C. Hickey Auditorium
Floor 11, R. Lee Clark Clinic
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, Texas

Program Chair:
Hagop M. Kantarjian, MD

Program Co-Chairs

Raymond N. DuBois, MD, PhD
Richard E. Champlin, MD

The goal is to address the ongoing need to educate practicing physicians w/ new cancer therapy, updated treatment guidelines, & focus on new advances and other groundbreaking scientific discoveries. At the conclusion of the conference, physicians and other healthcare providers will have a new awareness and knowledge in optimal use of new therapies for cancer.

Educational Objectives
After attending the symposium, participants should be able to
• Incorporate new knowledge for each cancer diagnosis to articulate optimal treatments guided by prognostic factors and treatment options
• Utilize available clinical trials for promising new treatments and appropriately select candidate for referral
• Apply principles of personalized cancer treatment for each diagnosis
• Implement new knowledge of cancer genetics to improve treatment of cancer patients

Target Audience
This conference will be beneficial to Primary Care physicians, medical oncologists and hematologists, trainees, fellows, and other healthcare professionals.

Educational Method
Lectures/Didactic – Question and Answer Session – Conference Post-Evaluation

A course evaluation form will provide participants with the opportunity to comment on the value of the program content to their practice decisions, performance improvement activities, or possible impact on patient health status. Participants will also have the opportunity to comment on any perceived commercial bias in the presentations as well as to identify future educational topics.

Accreditation/Credit Designation
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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