SFP’s annual meeting is part of the new North American Forum on Family Planning, launched in 2011 and sponsored jointly by SFP and Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). This two-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. Additionally, SFP will be 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 October 12-13, 2014 in Miami, Florida, and will be preceded by two days of pre-conference events. For more information, contact Susan Higginbotham.
The Scientific Committee of the North American Forum on Family Planning invites all those involved in abortion, contraception, and reproductive health research to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentation. Abstracts will be peer reviewed; those accepted will be published in the September 2014 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.
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.
For more information about submitting a scientific abstract or conference session proposal, contact Marlo Polonsky, Grants Officer, at (866) 584-6758 ext. 302 or email@example.com.