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 deadline for submitting an abstract to the Forum was March 19, 2014. Abstracts will be peer reviewed; those accepted will be published in the September 2014 issue of Contraception, An International Reproductive Health Journal.
The deadline to submit a session for the Forum was also March 19, 2014. The planning committee will review and select submissions that contribute to a balanced and comprehensive conference program.