The 10 Best Apps for Medical Conferences
The 10 Best Apps for Medical Conferences
February 14, 2018 by eMedEvents

Planning to attend a medical conference this year?  We have a list of the best apps to help you along the way.  There is a lot to plan for as you prepare to travel for a medical conference- hotel, flight, transportation, and travel insurance to name a few. Maybe you hope to do a little sight-seeing while you are in a new city. And then there is managing the conference itself, like tracking CMEs, networking, and note-taking. Whether you are staying local or traveling across the globe, our list has an app you need.


eMedEvents Medical Conferences mobile app is the most comprehensive database of medical conferences in the world. Find your next conference from one of 205 specialties, over 10,000 speakers, and 147 countries.  On the mobile app, you can earn and track CME credits, network with other physicians, and even book all your travel accommodations in one place with It’s the best one stop shop for all your CME needs!

Foursquare City Guide

Foursquare City Guide will help you find the best places to eat, drink, shop, and visit in any city, from the local hot spots to the hidden gems. This app allows you to connect with friends, share recommendations, keep lists and track where you’ve been and where you want to go. It’s a great tool to help you make the most of your time away from the conference.


Want to experience a new city like a local? On Airbnb you can book unique homes and experiences all over the world. Are you traveling to a CME conference with your whole practice or want to continue networking with your group? You can book a home with rooms for all. You’ll enjoy a different experience than just staying in the same hotel as the conference.


Are you driving to your next medical conference or renting a car while you are there? Then Waze is a must-have app for the road.  It’s a great way to navigate, and Waze keeps you updated about traffic, construction, police, crashes, and more in real time. They will even give you an alternate route to get you to your conference faster.

XE Currency

If you are traveling internationally for your continuing medical education conference, then try XE Currency. This app will help you calculate the local currency on the go. You can access live exchange rates, view historical charts and calculate prices on your smartphone or tablet.

Google Translate

Speaking of international travel, don’t have time to learn a new language? Download Google Translate and instantly translate 103 languages. You can even use your camera to translate text in 38 languages. They also offer a conversation mode with two-way instant speech translation in 32 languages.


Make sure you don’t forget anything at home with PackPoint Travel Packing List. This app will organize what you need to pack based on length of travel, weather at your destination, and what activities you have planned for your trip.


Is your next medical conference in a big city with public transportation? Citymapper Transit Navigation is the tool you need to help you navigate with transit maps, real-time departures, line status and disruption alerts. It will help you find the fastest route combining bus, subway, ferry, taxi, car share, bike share, and walking.


So, you need to take notes at your conference about the latest research and new medical technology. Evernote gives you all the tools you need to remember the important details. At the conference, you can record audio, snap photos of documents and presented material, make checklists, and reduce paper weight by digitally capturing business cards instead of letting them clutter your bag. Everything can be synced automatically between your mobile devices and your computer.

Social Media Apps

Twitter and your other favorite social media apps are some of the best tools to keep up to date with all the conference happenings in real time. Most events will have a hashtag that attendees can follow. Be sure to follow and include this hashtag so others can share in the conversation whether you are present at the conference or stuck back in the clinic. Social media is the best way to network and stay connected with people during and after the conference. Share information, feedback, trends, post photos, and ask questions.

All the apps that made our list are FREE and available on IOS and Android.

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