Top 5 Forthcoming Events for Medical Experts

Jun 28, 2013 in 08:20 AM | Posted By Nikita Nersesov

The medical profession is one of the noblest endeavors. Medicine seems to have achieved miracles over the past century and continues to do so. Each year numerous medical conferences are held worldwide which hail students, scientists and medical experts in an effort to tackle yet another of the pressing issues we face in the field of medicine. They are also a great place to be inspired, keep up to date, make valuable contacts and have fun (yes, medical experts are people too). We have handpicked some of the best events you can attend in the remaining half of this year.

Mayo Clinic’s Transform 2013

Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit institution, consistently ranking among the best medical practices in the U.S. It has established a reputation for using a client-centered approach and heavily investing in innovation with some $500 million yearly invested in research. Each year, Mayo Clinic holds its Transform medical conference which enjoys attendance from top experts in the medical field, gathered around the idea of providing a better health care experience. This year’s event will be held September 8 - 10 in Rochester, Minn., just a few blocks from the clinic itself. If you are flying there, you can get a discount on the Rochester Shuttle Service.

Mulad / Foter.com / CC BY

What will it take to achieve an AIDS-free world?

AIDS continues to be among the major issues for medicine, and not just in developing countries either. Did you know that some neighborhoods in Washington D.C. have the same rates of HIV/AIDS as some African countries? This medical conference, which will be held November 3 – 5 in San Francisco, CA aims to “bridge the gap between clinicians and researchers focused on understanding, managing, preventing and curing HIV/AIDS”. It will bring together the audiences of two of the most influential medical journals in the States – The Lancet and Cell. Attending this conference you can learn about the new strategies in finding vaccines and cures for HIV, improving prevention as well as discuss the economic, political and scientific implications of tackling the problem of AIDS.

WAO Symposium on Immunotherapy and Biologics

What exactly causes allergies? There doesn’t seem to be a definitive answer yet, but it seems that no one is spared by them. This conference will be a global meeting said to be the first of its kind. The World Allergy Organization is gathering clinical immunologists, translational scientists and other research aspects to encourage scientific discussion, networking opportunities and exchange of ground-breaking ideas. If you are a research scientist, the WAO Symposium is a great opportunity to present your work and receive valuable feedback from top experts in the field. The conference will be held 13 -14 December in Chicago, IL. Register before 31st July to get a $100 discount on the registration fee.

Sanofi Pasteur / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND

ASHG Annual Meeting 2013

Few fields are more exciting than research on human DNA. It seems to be among the most promising areas in terms of understanding and curing disease. The American Society of Human Genetics will be hosting its annual meeting in Boston (22 – 26 October). The event boasts to be the largest meeting of human geneticist in the world – more than 6500 from more than 60 countries will be attending this year. If you are a medical student or have just graduated, this is the perfect event for you – you can earn CME and CEU credits and participate in the numerous activities of the Trainee Travel Awards, designed especially for medical trainees. Take advantage of the early bird discount by registering before 30th August.

scotted400 / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA

The Top 10 in Cardiology

Heart disease is one of the biggest medical issues of our day. In fact, it is the leading cause of death in the United States. This meeting, organized by the Department of Cardiology of the University Hospital of Lausanne, will not only introduce you to the leading experts in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, but will also give you a reason to visit the uniquely beautiful environment around Portes des Iris in Lausanne, Switzerland. The conference (October 4th) is also a great chance to participate in informal scientific discussion and earn more CME credits. The registration fee is 285 EUR, which includes accomodation, transportation, lunch, coffee breaks and a complementary USB flash drive with all the presentations.

Cycling man / Flowers Photos / CC BY-NC-ND