Top 50 Medical Conferences in 2012 by Profession


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!