2015 Conference on Family Planning

October 17 - 18, 2015 | Philadelphia, PA

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Medical Students for Choice’s Conference on Family Planning
October 17-18, 2015
Philadelphia, PA

“I really loved the energy at the conference—I was endlessly inspired by the speakers, the workshop experts, and by other students.”
- CoFP 2014 attendee

“Each year I learn something new about myself, abortion provision, access, and all aspects of reproductive justice.”
- CoFP 2014 attendee

“This conference always fans the flame of my passion for reproductive health and abortion provision.”
- CoFP 2014 attendee

“Though I’ve met many abortion providers, the physicians who came to speak with us were inspiring beyond anyone else I’d met."
- CoFP 2014 attendee

MSFC’s 2015 Conference on Family Planning

MSFC’s Conference on Family Planning is renowned for providing medical students and students of other health professions the abortion and family planning education they will not receive during their formal schooling. From hands-on opportunities to learn techniques to thoughtful explorations of personal issues related to providing abortion, MSFC’s Conference on Family Planning provides a safe environment for learning and networking with fellow students and mentors.

More than 5,000 students have attended this conference over these past 20 years and many have returned as teaching faculty for this extraordinary conference. Join us in 2015 as we move forward and make history!

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October 17th & 18th, 2015

Philadelphia, PA

 


 

For more information, please contact the MSFC staff at 215-625-0800 or email meetings@msfc.org.

SATURDAY

7:30 am- 9:00 am        Networking Breakfast

9:00 am- 10:15 am:     Keynote Address

10:30 am- 11:45 am:   Concurrent Sessions

12:0 pm- 1:30 pm:        Luncheon & Plenary Address:  Presentation of the Faculty Mentor Award

1:45 pm- 3:00 pm:        Concurrent Sessions

3:30 pm- 4:45 pm:        MSFC’s most popular sessions: Provider Panels

 

SUNDAY

8:00 am- 9:00 am          Networking Breakfast

9:00 am- 10:15 am        Concurrent Sessions

10:30 am- 11:45 am      Concurrent Sessions

12:00 pm- 1:30 pm        Luncheon, Plenary Address: President’s Address, Presentation of the MSFC Alumni Awards

Call for Workshop Proposals

Medical Students for Choice is now accepting workshop proposals to be presented at MSFC’s 2015 Conference on Family Planning that will be held in Philadelphia, PA on October 17 – 18, 2015. Only a limited number of proposals will be accepted.

MSFC will accept lectures, panels, and interactive sessions from individuals or organizations. Selected proposals will be presented by the individual or a moderator with 3 or 4 panelists. Each session will be an hour long with fifteen minutes for questions. There will be several sessions taking place concurrently during each time period. Submission of a proposal indicates that participants have confirmed their availability for the conference dates.

Please submit all workshop proposals via email to meetings@msfc.org. Proposal submissions will only be accepted until April 3, 2015.

MSFC will notify applicant of proposal status (accepted or not accepted) by May 1, 2015. If you have not heard from us by the appropriate date, please check your spam filter to make sure the notification didn’t get misdirected, and then email meetings@msfc.org.

Workshop Proposal Timeline

Proposal Submission Period
February 2015 – April 3, 2015

Proposal Review by MSFC Staff
April 2015

Notification of Acceptance Status
May 1, 2015

Guidelines for Submission

Proposal should be submitted via email attachment as a Word or PDF document to meetings@msfc.org. You will receive a return email to validate receipt.

Author/co-author identification should include names, credentials, mailing address, daytime phone number, email address and affiliation details.

Describe in detail what your proposed workshop will entail. Please include 3-4 learning objectives for the workshop. Proposals must include confirmed participants.

2014 was one of our most successful years for exhibitors. Don’t miss your chance to exhibit in 2015 at the premier conference for students in the health professions interested in family planning.

We are looking for residency and fellowship programs and pro-choice colleagues to exhibit and interact with medical students during the weekend conference. This is an amazing opportunity to network with student, residents, physicians and colleagues from the US, Canada and global reproductive health communities. Don’t miss this opportunity to reach out to MSFC’s global membership!

For details and to apply, please see our 2015 Exhibit Application. Applications are due by September 4, 2015.

For more information, please email: meetings@msfc.org

The Medical Students for Choice Conference on Family Planning is the premier conference for medical students interested in reproductive health and family planning!
We bring in expert faculty from around the world to cover a wide range of reproductive health topics. More often than not, these workshops and seminars cover subject matter excluded from the standard medical school curriculum. Lectures and interactive workshops incorporate:
*abortion and family planning
*hands-on training in reproductive health skills
*international family planning
*advocacy and activism

Who should attend? Any medical student, health professional student, or resident interested in women’s health. You will join over 400 students and residents interested in all aspects of women’s reproductive health.

When is it? October 17th & 18th, 2015

Where is it? Philadelphia, PA

Why should I attend? Expert faculty, high-quality education, hands-on training opportunities, the chance to be around hundreds of students and residents who are passionate about women’s health – the list goes on and on. If you are at all interested in reproductive health, you won’t want to miss the Conference on Family Planning.