60+ Top Medical Conferences by Profession

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60+ top medical conferences by profession

In many cases, specialists and general practitioners alike have very specific conferences on their yearly hit-list. Occasionally – even yearly – an opportunity will arise to go to one or two additional conferences…But which one(s) to go to…

medical conferences by profession

Below is our custom-designed hit-list of some of the largest, most prominent, and most comprehensive American medical conferences, sorted by specialty:

Anesthesiology

Pediatric Sedation Outside of the Operating Room
September 16 – 19, Boston, Massachusetts
http://www.cme.hms.harvard.edu/courses/pediatric

2011 American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting
October 13-14, Chicago, Illinois
http://www.ascca.org

2011 American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting
October 15 – 19, Chicago, Illinois
http://www2.asahq.org/web/index.asp

Cardiology

Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Hypertension Society
September 12 – 14, Cambridge, Massachusetts
http://www.hamptonmedical.com/?future

Controversies and Advances in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease (Eleventh in a series)
October 13 – 14, Beverly Hills, California
http://www.promedicacme.com/meeting/controversies-and-advances-in-the-61.html

2011 Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association
November 12 – 16, Orlando, Florida
http://scientificsessions.org/

2011 Annual Meeting of Society of Thoracic Surgeons
January 30 – February 1, 2012, San Diego, California
http://www.sts.org/education-meetings/sts-annual-meeting

Interventional Cardiology 2011
March 13 to 18, Snowmass Village, Colorado
http://www.promedicacme.com/meeting/interventional-cardiology-2011-26th-annual-65.html

Emergency medicine

Advanced Wilderness Life Support
March 11-13, Queenstown New Zealand
http://awls.org/

ACI’s 6th National Conference On  Emergency Departments of the Future
June 15 – June 17, Denver, Colorado
http://www.wplgroup.com/aci/conferences/ed-of-the-future.asp

Emergency Medicine Update: Hot Topics 2011
July 26 – 29, Maui, Hawaii
http://cme.ucdavis.edu/conferences

2011 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Emergency Radiology
September 14 – 17, Miami, Florida
http://www.erad.org

2011 Scientific Assembly of the American College of Emergency Physicians
October 15 – 18, San Francisco, California
http://www.acep.org/sa

Family medicine

2011 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents & Medical Students
July 28 – 30, Kansas, Missouri
http://www.aafp.org

22st Annual Conference on Hot Topics in Primary Care Medicine
November 9 – 12, Atlantis, Bahamas
http://www.symposiamedicus.org/calendar/bro1161/index.html

39th Annual Meeting of the North American Primary Care Research Group
November 12 – 16, Banff, Alberta
http://www.napcrg.org

15th Annual Conference on Emergencies in Primary Care
December 16 – 17, New York, New York
http://www.symposiamedicus.org

General medicine

American Medical Directors’ Association 2011 Annual Symposium
March 24 – 27 Tampa, Florida
http://www.amda.com/education/annsym08/index.cfm

General Medicine Review Exotic Southern Caribbean cruise*
April 8 – 17 Miami, Florida
http://www.continuingeducation.net/coursedetails.php?program_number=849

Infectious Disease for Primary Care Physicians
June 24 – 26, Victoria, British Columbia
http://www.mer.org

2011 National Medical Association Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly
July 23 – July 27, Washington, DC
http://nmanet.org

139th Meeting of the American Public Health Association
October 29 – November 2, Washingon, DC
http://www.apha.org/meetings/

Geriatrics

6th International Academy on Aging
April 14, Bologna, Italy
http://hsc.unm.edu/som/cme/

2011 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society
May 11 – 15, Landover, Maryland
http://www.americangeriatrics.org

2011 International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease
July 16 – 21, Paris, France
http://www.alz.org/icad/2010_icad.asp

64th Annual Scientific Meeting of Gerontological Society of America
November 18 – 22, Boston, Massachusetts
http://www.geron.org

Infectious disease

Preventing & Treating Biological Exposures: A Colloquium for Occupational Medicine, Infectious Disease & Emergency Professionals
June 15 – 17, San Diego, California
http://www.eagleson.org

Pediatric Psychopharmacology in Primary Care
July 14, Stanford, California
http://www.lpch.org/cmecourses/index.html

Internal Medicine Update
July 29 – 31, Mackinac Island, Michigan
http://www.cme.med.umich.edu/events/

Neurology

80th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons
April 9 – 14, Denver, Colorado
http://www.aans.org

61st Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons
October 1 – 6, Washington, DC
http://www.cns.org

40th Annual Child Neurology Society Meeting
October 26 – 29, Savannah, Georgia
http://www.childneurologysociety.org

Nutrition

52nd Annual Meeting of the American College of Nutrition
February 17 – 19, New Orleans, Los Angeles
http://americancollegeofnutrition.org

11th Annual Nutrition & Wellness in Health & Disease
September 15 – 17, Seattle, Washington
http://www.mayo.edu/cme

2011 American Institute for Cancer Research Conference on Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity & Cancer
November 3 – 4, Washington, D.C.
http://www.aicr.org/conference

Oncology

2011 Annual Meeting of the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO).
March 2 – 5, 2011, San Antonio, Texas
http://www.surgonc.org

31st Annual Oncology Nurses Symposium
October 2 – 5, San Diego, California
http://www.scripps.org/conferenceservices

2011 American Institute for Cancer Research Conference on Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity & Cancer
November 3 – 4, Washington, D.C.
http://www.aicr.org/conference

Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium: Innovative Cancer Therapy for Tomorrow
November 8 -12,  New York, New York
http://www.chemotherapyfoundationsymposium.org

Pediatrics

2011 American Academy of Pediatrics – National Conference & Exhibition
October 15 – 18,  Boston, Massachusetts
http://www.pedialink.org/cmefinder

Pediatric Infectious Diseases in the Headlines
November 12 – 13, Cambridge, Massachusetts
http://www.bumc.bu.edu/cme/educational-opportunities/live-meetings/id10/

24th Annual Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium
November 19 – 20, New York, New York
http://www.idcnewyork.com

3rd Annual Conference on Emergencies in Pediatrics
December 16 – 17, New York, New York
http://www.symposiamedicus.org

Pharmacology

Clinical Pharmacotherapy 2011: Practical information for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists
April 8 -10 Napa Valley, California
http://cme.ucdavis.edu/conferences

40th Annual Meeting of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology
September 11 – 13, Chicago, Illinois
http://www.accp1.org

2011 Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress
September 2 – 8, Hyderabad, India
http://www.fip.org/congresses

11th International Conference on Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery
September 26 – 27, Jersey City, New Jersey
http://www.worldeventsforum.com/addf

2011 Annual Meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
December 4 – 8, Waikoloa, Hawaii
http://www.acnp.org/

Surgery

American College of Surgeons 97th Annual Meeting
October 23 – 27, San Francisco, California
http://www.facs.org/meetings_events/future_congress/future.html

61st Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons
October 1 – 6, San Francisco, California
http://www.cns.org/calendar/Detail.aspx?e=798

Improving Perioperative Care
May 16 – 17, Baltimore, Maryland
November 14 – 15, Baltimore, Maryland
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/innovation_quality_patient_care/services/conferences

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-off 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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