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North American Forum on Family Planning

SFP’s annual meeting is part of the North American Forum on Family Planning, launched in 2011 and sponsored jointly by SFP and Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). This three-day meeting, along with the SFP pre-conference Career Development Seminar, is held each autumn in a different city. Session topics include new research and clinical practice issues related to contraception, abortion, STIs, sexuality, and how to translate the best evidence into clinical practice. SFP is the lead partner in managing the scientific abstracts.

The SFP annual Business Meeting and Awards Luncheon are also held during the Forum, and feature presentation of our three annual awards—the Society of Family Planning Lifetime Achievement Award, the Allan Rosenfield Award for Lifetime Contributions to International Family Planning, and the Robert A. Hatcher Family Planning Mentor Award.

The next North American Forum on Family Planning will be held November 5-7, 2016 in Denver, Colorado, and will be preceded by two days of pre-conference events.

Call for session proposals
Deadline: March 16, 2016 at 11:59pm (EST)

The Planning Committee of the North American Forum on Family Planning invites all those involved in family planning to submit sessions for consideration. Presenters should be professionals who have made a contribution to the field through practice, teaching, research, or publication of works that reflect the topics to be covered in the session. The planning committee will review and select submissions that contribute to a balanced and comprehensive conference program.

To review session proposal guidelines and to submit a session, use the following links:
Session proposal submission information
Submit a session proposal

Call for scientific abstracts
Submissions open: March 8, 2016
Deadline: April 13, 2016 at 11:59pm (EST)

The Scientific Committee of the North American Forum on Family Planning invites all those involved in abortion, contraception, and reproductive health care research to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentation. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed; those accepted will be published in the October 2016 issue of Contraception, An International Reproductive Health Journal. Researchers who are interested in qualifying for SFP full fellowship status and have not presented an abstract at the meeting are encouraged to submit.

To review abstract guidelines and to submit an abstract, use the following links:
Abstract submission information
Abstract submission form 

For more information about submitting an abstract or session proposal, contact Lauren Bruce, Program Officer, at (866) 584-6758 ext. 401 or

Watch this space for updates or, for more information, check the Forum website or contact the Forum conference team.