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-based 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-based abortion and contraception care.


Registration for #SFP2023 is now closed.

Please save the date for #SFP2024 from October 19-21 in Detroit, MI.

Registration fees

Registration type2023 Early bird (ends August 2)2023 General registration (through October 5)
SFP members$595$695

The early bird registration period ends August 2, 11:59 pm PT/2:59 am ET. Registration closes October 5 at 11:59 pm PT/2:59 am ET. Onsite registration is not available. Individuals who have not registered in advance will not be able to attend the meeting.

Additional costs

The cost of attending the Friday pre-conference workshops is $45. This cost includes breakfast and/or lunch.

Important information

Once you have registered and then cleared security vetting, you will receive a confirmation email with hotel information. You will also be required to complete a check-in process on-site to access your badge and gain entry to the meeting space.

Hotel information

The Annual Meeting hotel information is not public for security reasons. This information will be released to registered attendees cleared by our security vetting procedures. Current members can view it on Society Connect (log-in required).

ADA accommodations

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. To request an accommodation that would to support your participation in this event contact Info@SocietyFP.org by Thursday, October 12.

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteers are an invaluable part of making the Annual Meeting a success. Furthermore, it is a fantastic opportunity to hear from leading reproductive health experts, network with a community of providers, researchers, and advocates and meet with industry professionals.

Volunteers are asked to sign up for a shift on one day of the conference for 5-7 hours. As a thank you for your time, you are invited to attend the other days of the conference with free admission. To sign up, complete this form by October 2.

Scholarships for meeting attendance

We are able to provide a limited number of scholarships to attend the Annual Meeting. Priority will be given to first-time attendees and those without institutional support to attend. Applicants must provide a brief personal statement about their interest in attending the Annual Meeting, and applicant selection will be guided by our DEI Vision Statement.

Scholarships fund complimentary conference registration, up to three nights in the conference hotel, travel up to $600, a per diem of $100 per day, a childcare and dependent stipend of $100 per day, and a year-long Society of Family Planning membership for new members.

Members and non-members are welcome to apply.

Scholarships are now closed. We will be making notifications in mid-August.

Application timeline:

  • June 28: applications open
  • July 27, 11:59 pm PT/2:59 am ET: applications due
  • Mid-August: recipients notified
Thursday, October 26
2:00 pm – 5:00 pmComplex Family Planning Fellowship Directors’ meeting 
Invitation only
4:30 pm – 6:00 pmEmerging Scholars reception 
Invitation only
5:00 pm – 6:00 pmComplex Family Planning Fellowship Directors’ reception 
Invitation only
Friday, October 27
8:00 am- 3:00 pmSociety of Family Planning Board meeting 
Invitation only
9:00 am – 12:00 pmMorning pre-conference sessions
-Beyond burnout: Finding meaning and self-care when working in stressed systems
Invitation only
-Media and message training for researchers
Paid session, pre-registration required
10:00 am – 12:00 pmClinical Affairs Committee meeting
Invitation only
12:00 pm – 3:00 pmContraception Board lunch
Invitation only
12:30 pm – 4:00 pmAfternoon pre-conference sessions
-Abortion training in the US post-Dobbs
-Beyond burnout: Finding meaning and self-care when working in stressed systems
-Family planning coding and finance session
-Level up your advocacy: Legislative testimony training
-Now, more than ever: Navigating the NIH as a family planning researcher
-Re-thinking mentoring: How to build communities of inclusion, support, and accountability
Paid sessions, pre-registration required
3:00 pm – 3:30 pmFirst time attendee welcome tour
4:30 pm – 5:45 pmOpening panel
Interpreting changes in abortion volumes post-Dobbs: #WeCount in conversation with people, practice, and policy
5:45 pm – 7:15 pmWelcome reception
6:00 pm – 7:30 pmCurrent Complex Family Planning fellows’ reception
Invitation only
6:30 pm- 8:30 pmChangemakers in Family Planning dinner
Invitation only
6:30 pm- 8:30 pmHonoring Community Based Organizations welcome dinner
Invitation only
7:30 pm – 9:00 pmAANHPI Launch Social hosted by the Sub-SIG of the BIPOC Special Interest Group
Saturday, October 28
7:15 am – 7:50 amEarly riser stroll
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 
Breaking silos: Legal trends and clinical opportunities in abortion care and gender-affirming trans care
11:00 am – 12:00 pmSpotlight on science
The impact of Medicaid expansion on contraceptive use in neighborhoods of racialized socioeconomic deprivation and privilege; 12 months post-Dobbs: Tracking state-level trends in criminalization, legal protections, and litigation battles over abortion; Two different-sized copper IUDs: Three-year, single-blind randomized trial to compare discontinuation rates and related endpoints in a nulliparous population; AI and a self-managed abortion: Can ChatGPT provide assistance when no physician is present?
12:00 pm – 1:15 pmLunch on your own
12:05 pm – 1:05 pmSpecial Interest Group lunches
-Adolescent sexual and reproductive health
-Medical educators
-Medically complex pregnancies
-Telehealth practitioners
Pre-registration required
12:05 pm – 1:05 pmAsk a lawyer office hours
1:15 pm – 2:15 pmConcurrent block I
-Oral abstract group one: Human fetal tissue donation: Abortion patient experience and perspectives; Improving estimates of medication abortion effectiveness: The impact of loss to follow-up; Comparing mortality risk of induced abortion with mortality risk of staying pregnant; Bleeding and pain over time with a novel low-dose copper intrauterine device with a flexible nitinol frame
-Medication abortion 14 0/7-27 6/7 weeks: Exploring real-world applications of the new Society guidelines
-A crisis in our communities: Strategies for protecting patients from crisis pregnancy centers/anti-abortion centers
-What is “contraceptive access”? Practical implications of a more expansive framework
-Media engagement and public scholarship post-Dobbs
2:15 pm – 2:45 pmNetworking break with Exhibitors 
2:15 pm – 2:45 pmNetworking meet up
-New member meet up – Hosted the Society’s Membership Committee
-Nurses meet up – Hosted by the ACTIONS Fellowship
2:45 pm – 3:45 pmConcurrent block II
-Oral abstract group two: Efficacy of oral levonorgestrel emergency contraception with same day etonogestrel contraceptive implant: A prospective observational study; The My Decision/Mi Decisión randomized controlled trial: Benefits of a web-based decision aid for patients enrolled on Medicaid and considering tubal sterilization; Functional recovery after surgical uterine evacuation; The Impact of Dobbs v. Jackson on Abortion Care Training in obstetrics and gynecology resident programs: A qualitative assessment among educators (ImpACT)
-Protecting scientific integrity in an era of misinformation and disinformation
-Differences in the use of period tracking apps for pregnancy prevention across languages and ethnicities
-We travel the path of our patients: Establishing Illinois-based abortion training for Wisconsin ob-gyn residents
-Updated Rh testing recommendations for abortion: Details, dilemmas, and adopters
3:45 pm – 4:15 pmSnack break with Exhibitors
4:15 pm – 5:30 pmAfternoon plenary
Supporting the reproductive health workforce in post-Roe America: Multidisciplinary perspectives from studies across the US
5:30 pm – 7:00 pmPoster reception
6:30 pm – 8:00 pmChangemakers in Family Planning reception
Invitation only
7:15 pm – 8:45 pmReading of The Turnaway Play by Lesley Lisa Greene
7:30 pm – 8:30 pmDinner with someone new
Sunday, October 29
7:15 am – 7:50 amEarly riser stroll
7:15 am – 8:45 amRISE program breakfast
Invitation only
7:45 am – 8:45 amComplex Family Planning fellows research spotlight
Comparing characteristics and outcomes of medication abortion at less than and greater than six weeks’ gestation; Procedural outcomes comparing transcervical balloon to osmotic dilators prior to surgical abortion: A non-inferiority randomized trial; Evaluation of health-related quality of life in the abortion care setting: A utility-score validation study; IUD self-removal: A randomized controlled trial of a self-removal guide in clinical and non-clinical settings
7:45 am – 9:00 amBreakfast in the Exhibit Hall
7:50 am – 8:50 amSociety of Family Planning Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee breakfast
Invitation only
8:00 am – 9:00 amAsk a lawyer office hours
9:00 am – 10:15 amMorning plenary 
Mass incarceration as reproductive oppression
10:15 am – 10:45 amNetworking break with Exhibitors
10:45 am – 11:45 amConcurrent block III
– Oral abstract group three: The intersection of English proficiency and nativity in receipt of person-centered contraceptive counseling; The potential for expanding provision of misoprostol-only abortions by nurse practitioners and pharmacists: A legal analysis; The impact of type and timing of initiation of progestin-only contraceptive pills on lactation: A pilot study; Inhibition of the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) promotes mucus hydration in rhesus macaque endocervical cells
-Cesarean scar ectopic pregnancy: When is it safe to primarily aspirate?
-AI, chatbots, ChatGPT, what the ****?!?
-Person- and justice-centered measurement: Developing actionable tools to advance sexual and reproductive health equity
-Providing culturally competent reproductive healthcare to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients
11:45 am – 12:15 pmSnack break with Exhibitors
12:15 pm – 1:15 pmConcurrent block IV
-Oral abstract group four: The association between experiences of medical mistrust and mistreatment and ever considering self-managing an abortion; A randomized study of double- versus single-dose etonogestrel implant for women with HIV on efavirenz-based antiretroviral therapy: The DoublET Study; Vasectomy or tubal? A qualitative assessment of postpartum permanent contraception decision-making by patients and ob-gyn physicians; Does contraceptive method dissatisfaction differ by type of disability?
-Moving forward in Michigan: Ob-gyn residency programs work together to improve abortion services and training
-The politics of adolescent pregnancy: Beyond prevention
-Mapping the margins of MAB: Medication abortion access for low-income communities after Dobbs and beyond
-Increasing access to later abortion: Dilation and evacuation provision to 26 weeks
1:15 pm – 2:30 pmLunch on your own
1:20 pm – 2:20 pmSpecial Interest Group lunches
-Black, Indigenous, and people of color
-Early pregnancy assessment clinics
-Family medicine
-Research implementation
-Substance use disorders
Pre-registration required
1:20 pm – 2:20 pmAsk a lawyer office hours
2:30 pm – 3:45 pmAfternoon plenary
The stigmatization of contraception: Theory, evidence, and action
3:45 pm – 4:15 pmNetworking break
4:15 pm – 5:15 pmConcurrent block V
-Daniel R. Mishell, Jr. Outstanding Article Awards
-BPD Thresholds – All in our head?
-Supervision of abnormal and ectopic pregnancies, an opportunity for leadership in the post-Dobbs era
-Self-managed abortion: Research and legal updates regarding experiences, frequency, criminalization, and information for providers
-What is a medical emergency? An interactive, critical analysis of medical exception language for abortion
5:30 pm – 6:40 pmAwards presentation
7:15 pm – 9:15 pmComplex Family Planning Fellowship reception
7:30 pm – 8:30 pmDinner with someone new
8:30 pm – 11:30 pmIbis/ANSIRH Dance Party
Monday, October 30
7:45 am – 9:00 amBreakfast
9:00 am – 10:00 amConcurrent block VI
-Re-thinking the Pros in PROgestin-only oral contraceptives
-Reducing harm: Changing family planning and obstetric paradigms for people who use drugs
-Equity in telehealth contraceptive care: Insights from person-centered research
-Setting a research and advocacy agenda for terminations in the setting of severe fetal anomalies
-Pregnancy of unknown location: Medical evidence and legal approach for Patient-Centered Care
10:00 am  – 10:30 amNetworking break
10:30 am – 10:35 amAnnouncement of Research Presentation Awards
10:35 am – 11:50 amClosing plenary
Beyond the clinic: Family planning education when direct patient care is not an option
11:50 am – 12:00 pmClosing remarks

*Please note, all times listed are in Pacific Daylight 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 #SFP2023.


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 2023 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.

The Society of Family Planning designates this live course for a maximum of 22.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Frequently asked questions

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 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 13, 2023. 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. 

When is the 2024 Society of Family Planning Annual Meeting?

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

What are your health and safety protocols? 

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 approximately ten business days after registering to receive confirmation. 

What are the room rates? 

  • Room rates are $239 per night. The deadline to reserve your room in the block is October 3. Please note, the block may sell out prior to that date. Once your registration is confirmed, we will release booking information.

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.

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 by Thursday, October 12.

When will session and abstract submissions open for #SFP2023? 

  • Submission deadlines for sessions and abstracts are closed for the 2023 meeting. Notifications will be made in July.

When will session and abstract submissions open for #SFP2024? 

  • Submissions for the 2024 meeting will open in the spring of 2024. Check the submissions page for the most up to date information.

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.  

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

  • For assistance or questions about the Continuing Education credit, please contact CME@SocietyFP.org.