Top 50 Medical Conferences in 2012 by Profession

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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:

Anesthesiology

Anesthesia Administration Assembly 2012 Medical Group Management Association
April 15-18, Scottsdale, Arizona
http://www.mgma.com/aaa2012/

Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting
April 28-May 2, 2012
http://www.scahq.org/

American Pain Society 31st Annual Scientific Meeting of the
May 16-19, 2012, Honolulu, Hawaii
http://www.ampainsoc.org/http://www.ampainsoc.org/meeting/annual_12/

American Society of Anesthesiologists 2012 Annual Meeting
October 12-17, 2012, Washington DC
http://www.asahq.org/For-Members/Education-and-Events/Calendar-of-Events/2012/October/ASA-ANNUAL-MEEETING.aspx

Cardiology

International Stroke Conference 2012
February 1-3, 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana
http://my.americanheart.org
http://my.americanheart.org/professional/Sessions/InternationalStrokeConference/International-Stroke-Conference_UCM_316901_SubHomePage.jsp

12th Annual International Symposium on Congenital Heart Disease
February 18-23, 2012, St Petersburg, Florida
http://www.aats.org/CME/Programs.html

American College of Cardiology’s (ACC’s) 61st Annual Scientific Session & Expo
March 24-27, 2012, Chicago, Illinois
http://accscientificsession.cardiosource.org/ACC12.aspx

14th Annual Echocardiography Conference: State-of-the-Art 2012
May 2-4, 2012, New York, New York
https://register.columbiacme.org/conference.cgi?rm=view&conference_id=496316

Society for Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting
June 7-9, 2012, Washington DC
http://www.vascularweb.org/educationandmeetings/2012%20Vascular%20Annual%20Meeting/Pages/default.aspx

Heart Failure Society of America 16th Annual Scientific Meeting
September 9-12, 2012, Seattle, Washington
http://www.hfsa.org/future_locations.asp

Dermatology

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery 2012 Annual Meeting
October 11-14, 2012, Atlanta, Georgia
http://www.asds.net
http://www.asds.net/_EducationPage.aspx?id=4324

9th Congress of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
November 16-18, 2012, Miami, Florida
http://www.aaamed.org/
http://www.aaamed.org/courses_detail.cfm?courseID=1106

American Academy of Dermatology 2012 Annual Meeting
March 16-20, 2012, San Diego, California
http://www.aad.org/meetings-and-events/annual-meeting

Emergency Medicine

Advanced Procedure Coding for Emergency Medicine
January 26 & 27, 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada
http://www.acep.org/MeetingHome.aspx?MeetingId=RC1

Emergency Medicine 2012: 35th Annual Winter Conference
February 25 – March 2, 2012, Lake Tahoe, California
http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/cme/conferences/

Advanced Pediatric Emergency Medicine Assembly
March 26-28, 2012, Gaylord National Resort, Maryland
http://www.acep.org/MeetingHome.aspx?MeetingId=PEM

American College of Emergency Physicians
October 8-11, 2012, Denver Colorado
http://www.acep.org/meetings/sa/

Family Medicine

2012 Annual Meeting of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
March 13-17, 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana
http://www.adolescenthealth.org

2012 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students
July 26 – Saturday, July 28, 2012
http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home/cme/aafpcourses/conferences/nc.html

National Medical Association 2012 Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly
July 28-August 1, 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana
http://www.nmanet.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=206&Itemid=127

Obstetrics/Gynecology

16th Annual Winter Conference on Clinical Issues in OB/GYN
February 8-11, 2012, Maui, Hawaii
http://www.symposiamedicus.org/Conferences.aspx

Advances in minimally invasive surgery for the practicing gynecologist
February 23-25, 2012, Orlando, Florida
http://www.acog.org/Education_and_Events/Search_Postgraduate_Courses/Advances_in_Minimally_Invasive_Surgery_for_the_Practicing_Gynecologist.aspx

Society for Gynecologic Investigation 2012 Annual Meeting
March 21-24, San Diego, California
http://www.sgionline.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=20%3Asite-content&id=27%3A2012AnnualScientificMeeting&Itemid=138

North American Society of Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology Annual Meeting
April 22-25, 2012, Providence, Rhode Island
http://www.naspog.org/meetings.html

Central Association of Obstetricians & Gynecologists 2012 Annual Meeting
October 17029, Chicago, Illinois
http://www.caog.org/future_meetings.cfm

18th Annual Conference on Challenges in Gynecology
December 14 & 15, 2012, New York, New York
http://www.symposiamedicus.org/Conferences.aspx

Infectious Diseases

30th Annual Infectious Diseases Conference
February 10 & 11, 2012, Sacramento, California
http://cme.ucdavis.edu/conferences

American Thoracic Society 2012 International Conference
May 18-23, 2012, San Francisco, California
http://conference.thoracic.org/2012/

American Public Health Association 140th Annual Meeting
October 27-31, 2012, San Francisco, California
http://www.apha.org/meetings/AnnualMeeting/

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 61st Annual Meeting
November 11-15, 2012, Atlanta, Georgia
http://www.astmh.org/Home.htm

Oncology

American Society of Clinical Oncology 2012 Annual Meeting
June 1-5, 2012, Chicago, Illinois
http://chicago2012.asco.org/

World Conference on Interventional Oncology
June 14-17, 2012, Chicago, Illinois
http://www.wcio2012.org

American Society for Radiation Oncology 2012 Annual Meeting
October 28-31, 2012
www.astro.org/annualmeeting

Ophthalmology

The 3rd World Congress on Controversies in Ophthalmology
March 22-25, 2012, Istanbul, Turkey
http://www.comtecmed.com

35th Annual UC Davis Ophthalmology Symposium
June 13-16, 2012, Hilton Waikoloa Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
http://cme.ucdavis.edu/conferences

American Society of Retina Specialists 30th Annual Meeting
August 25-29, 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada
http://www.asrs.org

American Academy of Ophthalmology 2012 Annual Meeting
October 16-19/November 10-13, 2012, Chicago, Illinois
http://www.aao.org

Orthopedics

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2012 Annual Meeting
February 7-11, 2012, San Francisco, California
http://www.aaos.org/education/anmeet/annmtg.asp

Gait & clinical movement analysis society 2012 annual conference
May 9-12, 2012, Grand Rapids, Michigan
http://www.gcmas.org/conference

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society 2012 Annual Meeting
June 20-23, 2012, San Diego, California
http://www.aofas.org/education/annual-meeting/Pages/Summer.aspx

American Orthopaedic Association 125th Annual Meeting
June 27-30, 2012, Washington, DC
http://www.aoassn.org/meetings-events/aoa-annual-meeting.aspx

Pediatrics

2012 Annual Meeting of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
March 13-17, 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana
http://www.adolescenthealth.org

Advanced Pediatric Emergency Medicine Assembly
March 26-28, 2012, Gaylord National Resort, Maryland
http://www.acep.org/MeetingHome.aspx?MeetingId=PEM

American Pediatric Society Annual Meeting
May 20-23, 2012, San Antonio Texas
http://www.aps-spr.org/

Radiology

Society of Interventional Radiology 37th Annual Scientific Meeting
March 24-29, 2012m San Francisco, California
http://www.sirweb.org

American College of Radiology 89th Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership Conference
April 21-25, 2012, Washington, DC
http://amclc.acr.org/

American Society of Radiologic Technologists Annual Conference
June 28-July 1, 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada
https://www.asrt.org/content/EventsConferences/EducationalSymposium2012/SaveDate.aspx

Urology

Current Controversies in Urology
February 17-19, 2012, Orlando, Florida
http://www.wjweiser.com/securesite/uf/meetings/2012/default.aspx

3rd annual wake forest urology symposium: robotic surgery symposium
March 9 & 10, 2012, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
http://northwestahec.wfubmc.edu

American Urological Association 2012 Annual Meeting
May 19-24, 2012, Atlanta, Georgia
http://www.aua2012.org/index.cfm

American Urogynecologic Society 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting
October 3-6, 2012, Chicago, Illinois
https://www.augs.org/EducationMeetings/CalendarofUpcomingEvents/tabid/142/Default.aspx

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!

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