About the Annual Meeting

The Society of Family Planning is THE source for science about abortion and contraception.

Our Annual Meeting is where those who produce and inform that science come together to share new research; consider new questions; learn from one another; improve their capacity to provide evidence-informed and person-centered care; get inspired; and receive the support they need from peers, mentors, and allies to return to their communities and institutions prepared to advocate for evidence-informed and person-centered abortion and contraception care.


Registration for #SFP2024 will open in late June.

2024 Registration fees

Registration typeEarly bird General registration
SFP members$635$735

Additional costs

The cost of attending Friday pre-conference workshops is $50 each.

Thursday, October 17
2:00 pm – 5:00 pmComplex Family Planning Fellowship Directors’ meeting
Invitation only
5:00 pm – 6:00 pmComplex Family Planning Fellowship Directors’ reception
Invitation only
Friday, October 18
8:00 am – 2:30 pmSociety of Family Planning Board of Directors meeting
Invitation only
12:00 pm – 1:30 pmSpecial Interest Group working meetings
12:00 pm – 1:45 pmEmerging Scholars lunch
Invitation only
1:30 pm – 2:15 pmSpecial Interest Group social
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm Pre-conference workshops
Paid sessions, pre-registration required
3:00 pm – 3:30 pmFirst time attendee welcome tour
6:00 pm – 7:00 pmCurrent Complex Family Planning fellows’ reception
Invitation only
6:00 pm – 7:30 pmWelcome reception
6:30 pm – 8:30 pmChangemakers in Family Planning dinner
Invitation only
Saturday, October 19
7:45 am – 9:00 amBreakfast in the Exhibit Hall
9:00 am – 9:30 amPresident’s welcome 
9:30 am – 10:45 amOpening plenary 
11:05 am – 12:05 pmSpotlight on science
12:05 pm – 1:30 pmLunch on your own
1:30 pm – 2:30 pmConcurrent block I
2:30 pm – 3:00 pmNetworking break with Exhibitors 
3:00 pm – 4:00 pmConcurrent block II
4:00 pm – 4:30 pmSnack break with Exhibitors
4:30 pm – 5:45 pmAfternoon plenary
5:45 pm – 7:15 pmPoster reception
Sunday, October 20
7:45 am – 9:00 amBreakfast in the Exhibit Hall
9:00 am – 10:15 amMorning plenary 
10:15 am – 10:45 amNetworking break with Exhibitors
10:45 am – 11:45 amConcurrent block III
11:45 am – 12:15 pmSnack break with Exhibitors
12:15 pm – 1:15 pmConcurrent block IV
1:15 pm – 2:45 pmLunch on your own
2:45 pm – 4:00 pmAfternoon plenary
4:00 pm – 4:30 pmNetworking break
4:30 pm – 5:30 pmConcurrent block V
5:45 pm – 6:45 pmAwards presentation
Monday, October 21
7:45 am – 9:00 amBreakfast
9:00 am – 10:00 amConcurrent block VI
10:00 am  – 10:30 amNetworking break
10:30 am – 10:35 amAnnouncement of Research Presentation Awards
10:35 am – 11:50 amClosing plenary
11:50 am – 12:00 pmClosing remarks

*Please note, all times listed are in Eastern Standard Time, reflecting the time zone of our meeting location. Times, topics, and speakers may shift as we build the best possible schedule for you.

Sponsors and exhibitors

Sponsors and exhibitors are integral contributors to the Society of Family Planning community and have an important voice that lends to our shared cause. We hope you will join us for #SFP2024.

To learn more about becoming a sponsor or reserving a booth email Info@SocietyFP.org.


The Society honors leaders in the field of family planning with four awards at our Annual Meeting.

Research presentation awards

Research presentation awards celebrate family planning scholars through awards selected from research presentations at our Annual Meeting.

Submission opportunities

Review submission dates for the 2024 Annual Meeting session proposals, scientific abstracts, and award nominations.


The Society of Family Planning is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

For assistance or questions about the Continuing Education credit including claiming credit for #SFP2023, please contact CME@SocietyFP.org.

Frequently asked questions

When is the 2024 Society of Family Planning Annual Meeting?

  • #SFP2024 will take place from October 19-21 in Detroit, MI.

When will session and abstract submissions open for #SFP2024? 

  • Session submissions will open on February 22 and close on March 20.
  • Abstract submissions will open on March 14 and close on April 11.
  • Check the submissions page for the most up-to-date information.

Will there be a virtual component to the Annual Meeting? 

  • No. We will be focusing our attention on an in-person convening. For on-demand virtual content, visit Society Education where we offer low or no-cost access to accredited continuing education programming.

What security measures do you have in place for attendees? 

  • The safety of meeting participants is of the utmost importance to us. To help ensure your safety all conference attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, and volunteers will receive a thorough security vetting check and security procedures will be in place on-site.

What is the conference hotel? 

  • For security reasons, hotel information is not public. This information will be released to registered attendees cleared by our security vetting procedures. It may take up to ten business days after registering to receive confirmation. 

What are the room rates? 

  • We have secured a discounted rate of $233 per night plus taxes. Once your registration is confirmed, we will release booking information via a confirmation email.

What is your refund policy? 

  • Refunds, less a $50 processing fee, will be given to those who submit a written request to Info@SocietyFP.org no later than October 4, 2024. Refunds may take as many as 10 days to process. Refunds will not be given after that date for no-shows. Registration to the Annual Meeting is non-transferable. 

How can I request ADA accommodations? 

  • We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. To request an accommodation that would support your participation in this event contact Info@SocietyFP.org.

How can I ask a question about Continuing Education credit(s)? 

  • For assistance or questions about the Continuing Education credit including claiming credit for #SFP2023, please contact CME@SocietyFP.org.

How can I hear the latest news? 

  • You may sign up for email updates. You may also keep up to date on all Society activities by visiting our website.