Network, collaborate, and celebrate with 1,300 family planning clinicians, scholars, and partners.

First attendee welcome tour

Friday, 3:00 pm-3:30 pm  

Join Society staff for a behind the scenes tour of the conference venue. Participants will have a chance to get familiar with the meeting spaces and chat with others attending #SFP2023 for the first time. 

AANHPI Launch Social hosted by the Sub-SIG of the BIPOC Special Interest Group

Friday, 7:30 pm-3:30 pm  

Attend the first social event hosted by the Asian-American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) sub-SIG of the Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) SIG. Meet fellow members of the community to connect and recharge after 2023’s rollercoaster of a year. An RSVP link will be shared with registered attendees once confirmed.

Dinner with someone new* 

Saturday, 7:30 pm | Sunday, 7:30 pm 

Why dine in your room solo when you can enjoy Seattle’s renowned dining scene with your fellow family planners? Sign up onsite at the recharge lounge for dinner slots of six at select restaurants and recap your day (or not) over a shared meal.

*The Society will take care of making the reservation for your small group, but attendees will be expected to cover the cost of their own meals.

Early riser stroll

Saturday, 7:15 am-7:50 am with Board members Nerys Benfield, MD, MPH; Megan Kavanaugh, DrPH, MPH; Kate Shaw, MD, MS

Sunday, 7:15 am-7:50 am with Board members Amy Bryant, MD, MSCR; MHS; Alisa Goldberg, MD, MPH; Sadia Haider, MD, MPH

Up early and want to get your steps in? Explore Seattle with an early morning stroll hosted by members of the Society Board before you join the first session of the day. 

Special Interest Group lunches

Attend a Special Interest Group (SIG) lunch to learn more about the work of the SIGs, meet with colleagues, hear about opportunities to get involved in the coming year, and exchange ideas. These networking lunches prioritize attendance of all current SIG members with additional space available on a first-come, first-serve basis. An RSVP link will be shared with active SIG members who have registered for the meeting in September. 

Saturday, 12:05 pm-1:05 pm

  • Adolescent sexual and reproductive health
  • Advocacy 
  • Medical educators
  • Medically complex pregnancies
  • Telehealth practitioners

Sunday, 1:20 pm-2:20 pm

  • Black, Indigenous, and people of color
  • Early pregnancy assessment clinics
  • Family medicine
  • Research implementation
  • Substance use disorders

Reading of The Turnaway Play by Lesley Lisa Greene

Saturday, 7:15 pm-8:45 pm 

The Turnaway Play is a smart, moving, and timely look at what happens when women are denied access to abortion. The play is inspired and informed by the groundbreaking Turnaway Study, the nationwide prospective study of 1,000 women who sought abortions, some of whom received their wanted abortions while others were turned away. The study, led by Diana Greene Foster, PhD, MA of Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), has produced over 50 scientific publications on the health, economic, and social consequences of access to abortion. The playwright, Lesley Greene, MS, is a New York-based theater artist and Dr. Foster’s sister! The play reveals the experience of study participants in their own words, and imagines the behind-the-scenes experience of the research team. Ms. Greene has created a theatrical experience that is also a vehicle for education and advocacy work. With honesty and humor, this exciting new play reaches beyond our polarizing political conversation to look deeply into one of the most important and urgent issues of our time. An RSVP link will be shared with registered attendees once confirmed.

Ibis/ANSIRH Dance Party

Sunday, 8:30 pm-11:30 pm

Join ANSIRH and Ibis for an evening of community building, celebration, and dancing to commemorate another year of groundbreaking and unrelenting work led by members of our community in the face of extreme challenges, and to celebrate the wins – including the FDA’s recent approval of the first-ever over-the-counter birth control pill in the United States!

Complimentary small meeting rooms

An onsite meeting room for small private gatherings, with a seating capacity of up to 20 will be available upon request through September 22. Attendees can request the room for up to two hours, depending on availability and at no charge. 

Some guidelines:

  • Rooms are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis and we will do our best to accommodate your first choice options. 
  • The room has a boardroom style setup, and cannot be changed.
  • Per our contract with the hotel, there is a strict policy of no outside food in this meeting space; a penalty will be charged to any group that breaks the rule.
  • Audio visual and/or Society staff support will not be provided.
  • These meetings will not be listed on the conference agenda.

Available meeting room hours:

  • Friday, October 27: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday, October 28: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, October 29: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Monday, October 30: 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Please note all times listed are in Pacific Daylight Time, reflecting the time zone of our meeting location.

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