Top Medical Research Conferences To Attend in 2020


The vastness of medical research brings with it an all-round scope for learning and development. Medical researchers require not only continuous learning, but also discussions on safer treatments, lower mortality, increased quality of life, or patient rehabilitation. Medical research conferences provide a valuable platform where novel research is presented and clinical challenges are weighed up. Besides, these conferences become great meeting places for physicians, medical researchers, healthcare social workers, medical device engineers, clinical assistants, and other medical service providers. Sometimes, conferences become launch pads for medical devices and books. Therefore, here are some medical research conferences 2020 to help you plan your calendar.

1. Jan 2020), Miami, Florida, USA

This conference is focused on cardiological interventions, namely percutaneous cardiovascular interventions, cardiac catheterization, cardiovascular electrophysiology, and coronary artery bypass surgeries. Significant hallmarks of this event are: attendees receive category 1 CME credits (a maximum of 21.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM); a valuable platform for medical researchers and HCPs to view the advances in interventional cardiology; present challenging cases, epidemiological studies, clinical or observational studies, case-control, and cross-sectional studies. Industry peers also look forward to discussions on internal medicine and anesthesia in cardiology. Registrations close on 15th Jan 2020, so hurry!

2. Jan 2020), Waltham, Massachusetts

Medical research is ever-changing, which increases the burden of accountability for hospitals and healthcare centers. On one hand, new medical devices enter the market, while compliance issues evolve and necessitate stronger vigilance. At the Joint Commission Update 2020, the Joint Commission Director, Gail Weinberger, will deliver lectures on new rules and guidelines aimed at medical device safety and the implementation of critical healthcare standards (2019). The event is being organized by the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association and is open for registrations currently. The Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association seeks to train healthcare service workers on providing a high quality of care by enforcing a healthy workforce.

3. Feb 2020), Vail, Colorado, USA

For 12 years, the Clinically Relevant Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (CARVE) conference has communicated significant, transformational cases of vascular disease. For the 13th edition, CARVE invites speakers from academia and healthcare to present game-changing case histories of peripheral artery disease. Noteworthily, pertinent interviews on occlusive artery disease and venous & aortic malfunctions would be the event’s major highlight. Moreover, attendees can receive a maximum of 22 hours CME, by attending lectures on interventional radiology, endovascularization, and practice management of CAD, PAD, aneurysms. Attendees from medical research institutions stand a chance to view rare cases of aortic aneurysms and carotid artery disease. Registration is open, with limited seats for residents and non-physicians.

4. Mar 2020), Miami, Florida, USA

The event invites research fellows, physician assistants, industry professionals and oncologists for conversations on managing blood cancers. The focus for 2020 is on leukemias, lymphomas, myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome, myeloproliferative neoplasms, and benign hematologic cancers. Speakers would present challenging scenarios in healthcare systems, novel treatment strategies, real-world evidence studies and advances in early diagnosis of blood cancers. A special event of the Congress is the Medical Crossfire® discussion panel in which attendees explore advancements in cancer management and the evolving personalized treatments for blood cancers. Registrations are currently open and end on Feb 26th, 2020.

5. April 2020), Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Conferences become hallmark industry events, providing SMEs increased visibility and business expansion opportunities. At the Biomedevice conference, pulsating conversations between industry peers and medical researchers foster collaborations aimed at nurturing medical research. Eminent spokespersons comment on the medical device market, while keynote speeches inform audiences on the direction of the medical device industry. Moreover, crucial issues regarding medical device manufacturing will be explored in a series of talk shows and exhibitions.

Attendees stand a chance to interact with industry persons from Boston’s strong biomedical professionals’ network and experience the largest med-tech event. The organizers expect interesting product launches of medical & surgical devices in robotic surgery, imaging, bioelectronics, sensors, biomaterials, and wearables. Exclusive entries to two stellar trade shows ‘Biomedevice Boston’ and ‘Design and Engineering New England’ are an added feature of the conference pass.

6. April 2020), Boston, Massachusetts

The AANS is a congregation of neurologists working on congenital, rare, and degenerative neurological diseases. The Annual Meeting is that time of the year when clinicians, device designers, medical researchers, residents, fellows, and post-docs working in neurosciences come together. The 2020 edition features a line of workshops and symposiums on neurotrauma, spine, and pediatric neurology. Attendees can benefit from the discussions in critical neurological disease management. The exhibition for the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) and the Continental Association of African Neurological Societies (CAANS) is a major plus on the event pass. Registrations for memberships, member entries, and non-member entries are open.

7. May 2020), New York, USA

The prestigious New York Academy of Sciences prepares the stage for pulsating conversations on the most interesting yet challenging doors of oncology. This event welcomes stakeholders from different aspects of healthcare to partake in discussions on the dynamic tumor microenvironment and the influence of data science in cancer research. Not to be missed are seminars on novel genetic pathways that can transform cancer drug development.

In the 2019 edition, global pharma companies such as Bristol Myers Squibb, AbbVie, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Gilead Sciences, and Merck & Co. were present. The key presentations were noteworthy for their promising pipeline clinical data on immunotherapies. In addition, few members of the Food and Drug Administration graced the event. The organizers are inviting scientists in cancer genetics, tumor immunology, and computational biology to present translational and clinical research. Registration for the 2020 event is open, while the organizers announced its call for abstracts.

8. June 2020), Lisbon, Portugal

While developing one’s service portfolio, networking and out-of-work meetings hold a special place. WSP promises specialists in pediatrics an exhilarating experience as they come together to brainstorm. This global congress on pediatrics will be hosting admirable speakers for keynote addresses, organizing workshops, roundtable discussions, talk shows, as well as abstract/poster presentations. Held in Portugal, this offers a chance to unwind a bit while experiencing the local hospitality as medical research professionals engage. Abstract submissions and registrations are open and what’s more, the organizers, Biomedia SRL., are offering accommodation options for overseas attendees.

9. July 2020), San Diego, California, USA

This summer conference promises great CME experiences for residents, fellows, and scholars. The event primarily focuses on high-risk pregnancy management, perimenopause, and menopause. Especially,  lectures by veteran academicians on high-risk c-sections, challenges with hormonal imbalances, and gestational monitoring should be on every attendee’s agenda.

Attending medical research professionals can receive a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits. Also, young medical research scientists can apply for certification/accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Residents and fellows should attend the workshops and symposiums in gynecological malignancies. In this event, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and healthcare social workers are welcomed to discuss in-patient management of gynecologic emergencies. For more information, please do check the conference brochure and website for registrations.

10. Sept 2020), San Antonio, Texas, USA

This conference, organized by the American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society, is a congress for advanced orthopedic surgeons and residents, physical and occupational therapists, and allied health practitioners involved in the treatment of various foot and ankle disorders. This event awards accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The attendees can earn 24 CME AMA Category 1 points and visit the medical research exhibition by industry presenters and product manufacturers. The organizers are yet to provide all the details, so checking the website frequently may help. Registrations and abstract submissions are open up to Feb 6th, 2020. Stay tuned for more information.

11. Oct 2020), San Diego, California, USA

The AAP conducts workshops for pediatricians interested in continuing medical education. This annual exhibition offers academicians, industry peers and HCPs an invaluable opportunity to unravel the nuances of pediatric care practice. The 2020 focus area is novel pediatric intensive care and neurorehabilitation products, including prosthetics, wearables, and AR/VR.

The American Academy of Pediatrics invites medical researchers for fruitful discussions on the impact of multi-drug resistance and infectious and rare diseases in children. Symposiums on pediatric hematologic malignancies, pediatric cancer screening methods, and child mental health would provide great learning experiences. Besides, San Diego’s relaxing atmosphere provides physicians and caregivers the right ambiance for connecting organically with pertinent stakeholders. The registration for the annual National Conference & Exhibition opens on May 1st, 2020.

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Mahasweta is a freelance medical writer and science communicator, with experience in creating technical documents, blog posts and news articles. She is a biotechnologist at heart with research experience in Tissue Engineering, Medical Imaging Devices and Industrial Microbiology. She majored in Biomedical Engineering from Vellore Institute of Technology and has served as an editor for journal publications from Elsevier, Wolters Kluwer Health and the Royal Society for Chemistry.

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