Calendar of events

Cate Swannell
Med J Aust
Published online: 2 February 2015

This calendar will be updated each month. If you have an event you would like to add, please include relevant details in an email to

ALM = active learning module
ASM = annual scientific meeting
CPD = continuing professional development
CT = computerised tomography
ECHO/echo = echocardiography
EMAC = effective management of anaesthetic crises
MRI = magnetic resonance imaging
OSCE = objective structured clinical examination
SAT SET = supervisors and trainers for surgical education and training


1-28 Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

1-28 Raynaud’s Awareness Month

2-4 Ramanbhai Foundation 7th International Symposium on Current Trends in Pharmaceutical Sciences “Advances in new drug discovery and development”, Ahmedabad, India

2–5 ANZCA Ultrasound in intensive care, Gold Coast, QLD

2-6 22nd Annual Mayo Clinic Arryhthmias and the Heart: A cardiovascular update, Hawaii, USA

6-8 12th International Winter Arryhthmia School, Blue Mountain, Canada

10-12 Ageing Summit, London, UK

12-15 MRI in the management of breast disease: past, present and future, San Francisco, California, USA

12-15 5th Meeting of the Interoperative Imaging Society, Gurgaon, India

15–19 Australian College of Sports Physicians annual conference, Coffs Harbour, NSW

16-19 Asia-ARVO 2015, Yokohama, Japan

16-22 Australia’s Healthy Weight Week

17-18 2nd World Innovation Summit for Health, Doha, Qatar

17-18 11th Annual Update Conference on Clinical Neurology and Neurophysiology, Tel Aviv, Israel

17–20 20th Annual Radiation Oncology Conference, Hawaii, USA

18 RACS VASM seminar: Perioperative care: how can we do better? Melbourne, VIC

18-21 8th International Conference on Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes, Paris, France

18-21 American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists 41st Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

19-20 6th Annual National Dementia Congress, Melbourne, VIC

21 Obstetric Intensive Care Symposium, Adelaide, SA

21–23 Australian Symposium on Ultrasound and Regional Anaesthesia, Perth, WA

23–27 ANZCA Basic echocardiography workshop, Gold Coast, QLD

23 Feb-2 Mar DonateLife Week

25-26 Measuring to meet NSQHS standards, Melbourne, VIC

25-28 15th Annual Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

26-27 Clinical Applications for Stem Cells, Singapore

26-28 Fetal Medicine, Paediatric Gastro, Hepatology and Nutrition Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE

26 Feb-1 Mar PESI-IAPSCON 2015, Jaipur, India

28 International Rare Disease Day

28 ANZCA X-ray – chest emergency interpretation, Brisbane, QLD

28 Feb–1 Mar ANZCA Critical care imaging interpretation, Brisbane, QLD


1-31 National Epilepsy Awareness Month

1-31 Melanoma March

2–4 ANZCA Ultrasound in anaesthetics and critical care, Gold Coast, QLD

2-4 1st International Brain Stimulation Conference, Singapore

2-8 Lymphoedema Awareness Week

2-16 Infectious Diseases Far East Discovery Cruise, Hong Kong, China

4-6 Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference, Gold Coast, QLD

4-7 International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Vancouver, Canada

4-7 25th AGES ASM in conjunction with the ISGE 24th Annual Congress, Melbourne, VIC

5-6 International conference of attachment and trauma informed practice 2015, Melbourne, VIC

5-7 16th World Congress of Pain Clinicians, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

5-7 XII International Workshop of Lower Genital Tract Pathology, Rome, Italy

6 RACP Australasian Sexual Health Conference and ASM, Sydney, NSW

6-7 International Symposium about Current Issues and Controversies in Psychiatry 2015, Barcelona, Spain

6-8 LCANZ 2015 Breastfeeding Conference: More than milk, Brisbane, QLD

8 Narcolepsy Awareness Day (Suddenly Sleepy Saturday)

8-13 Tropical Infectious Diseases 2015, Galveston, Texas, USA

8-14 World Glaucoma Week

8-14 Multiple Birth Awareness Week

9-12 International Conference on Urban Health, Dhaka, Bangladesh

9-15 International Brain Awareness Week

12 World Kidney Day (Australia)

12-14 5th International Neonatology Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE

12-14 Advanced Prostate Cancer Consensus Conference, St Gallen, Switzerland

12-14 3rd International Congress on Controversies in Rheumatology and Autoimmunity, Sorrento, Italy

13 International Medical Symposium: The future of the medical profession, Melbourne, VIC

13-14 2015 UroGynaecological Society of Australasia ASM and AGM, Sydney, NSW

13-17 ISN World Congress of Nephrology, Cape Town, South Africa

13-20 Coeliac Awareness Week

14–15 ANZCA Ultrasound in critical care, Sydney, NSW

15 ANZCA x-ray emergency interpretation, Sydney, NSW

15-17 6th Association of South-East Asian Pain Societies Congress, Manila, Philippines

15–18 35th Australian Pain Society ASM: Managing Pain from Mechanisms to Policy, Brisbane, QLD

15-18 3rd International One Health Congress, Amsterdam, Netherlands

17-20 35th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, Brussels, Belgium

17-21 World Conference on Tobacco or Health, Abu Dhabi, UAE

18-20 MEDLAB Asia Pacific, Singapore

18-21 Australasian Society of Infectious Diseases ASM, Auckland, NZ

18-21 5th Biennial Congress of the Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreatic-Biliary Association, Singapore

18-22 12th International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases, Nice, France

19-20 24th Annual Medico Legal Congress, Sydney NSW

19-21 International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health Inaugural Meeting, Tempe, Arizona, USA

19-22 4th Global Congress for Consensus in Pediatrics and Child Health, Marrakesh, Morocco

20 World Oral Health Day

20 National Close the Gap Day

20-22 International Meeting in Indigenous Child Health, Ottawa, Canada

20-22 International Medicine in Addiction Conference, Melbourne, VIC

21–22 ANZCA x-ray chest emergency interpretation, Melbourne, VIC

21–22 ANZCA Ultrasound in critical care, Melbourne, VIC

22 Symposium on Fetal Therapy, Shatin, Hong Kong

22-25 6th World Congress on Women’s Mental Health, Tokyo, Japan

22-27 Cardiac Arrhythmia Mechanisms 2015, Lucca, Italy

24-26 Australian Healthcare Week, Sydney, NSW

24-26 International TB Summit, London, UK

25–29 New Zealand Pain Society 40th ASM, Auckland, New Zealand

26 Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness

26-27 2nd Gulf Liver Summit, Dubai, UAE

26-28 Rehab Tech Asia, Singapore

26-28 9th World Congress on Controversies in Neurology, Budapest, Hungary

26-29 6th World Congress in Controversies in Ophthalmology, Sorrento, Italy

26-29 6th International Conference on Fixed Combination in the Treatment of Hypertension, Dyslipidemia and Diabetes Mellitus, Berlin, Germany

28-29 Master Class Ophthalmic Oncology Conference, Mumbai, India

30-Apr 1 15th Australian Cell Cycle meeting, Sydney, NSW


1-4 30th Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress, Guangzhou, China

2–4 ANZCA Process communication course Part 2, Adelaide, SA

7-11 17th International Neuroscience Winters Conference, Soelden, Austria

8-10 Interprofessional Health, Education and Practice International Conference, Melbourne VIC

9 Wear Green for Premmies Day

10-12 Asian Oncology Summit, Shanghai, China

10-12 Viral Hepatitis 2015, Shanghai, China

10-12 9th Annual Update in Paediatric Emergencies, Noosa, QLD

11 World Parkinson’s Day

11-12 World Congress on Angiogenesis 2015, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

11-14 Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand 68th ASM, Adelaide, SA

12–15 RCOG/RANZCOG Joint World Congress, Brisbane, QLD

12-16 International Congress of the Immunology of Diabetes Society, Munich, Germany

14-16 Obesity Summit, London UK

15-17 World Cornea Congress VII, San Diego, California, USA

15-18 13th World Rural Health Conference 2015, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia

15-18 30th International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International, Perth, WA

15-18 14th Asian Australasian Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Jeju, Republic of Korea

15-18 International DIP Symposium on Diabetes, Hypertension, Metabolic Syndrome and Pregnancy, Berlin, Germany

16 Sydney Diabetic Foot Conference, Sydney, NSW

16-17 Burjeel Medicine Update Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE

16-18 4th World Congress of Dermoscopy, Vienna, Austria

16-19 2nd World Congress on Controversies in Pediatrics (CoPedia), Budapest, Hungary

17-18 Multidisciplinary Spine Oncology Symposium, New York City, New York, USA

17-19 4th Malaysian Reproductive Medicine Congress, Penang, Malaysia

19-22 Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand 18th Annual Congress, Melbourne, VIC

21-25 World Conference on Disaster and Emergency Medicine 2015, Cape Town, South Africa

22-24 Spring 2015 Conference National Council on Rehabilitation, venue TBA

23-25 6th IVI International Congress – Reproductive Medicine and Beyond, Alicante, Spain

23-26 3rd World Congress on Controversies, Debates and Consensus in Bone, Muscle and Joint Diseases, Montreal, Canada

24-25 10th International Kidney Cancer Symposium, Lyon, France

26-29 2015 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care: Improving the Outcomes, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

27-29 2015 Diabetes Summit, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

27 Apr–1 May ANZCA Basic echocardiography workshop, Gold Coast, QLD

28 Apr-4 May Pneumonia Awareness Week

29 Apr-2 May 13th International Symposium on Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Washington DC, USA

29 Apr-2 May 6th NWAC World Anaesthesia Convention, Vancouver, Canada

29 Apr-2 May Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology Congress, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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