2015 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

 

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Registration opens on Friday, August 7, 2015.

Students, Residents and Pro-Choice Colleagues$150
Late Registration$175

The Registration Deadline is Friday, September 25, 2015.
After October 2, 2015, only on-site registrations will be accepted. If you are planning to register on-site, please email meetings@msfc.org.

STUDENT GROUP REGISTRATION SPECIAL

Bring a group of students and take advantage of our Student Group Registration Special!

Register 5 students at $150, and the 6th registration is only $75. All 6 registrations need to be sent in together. For more information, please email meetings@msfc.org.

 

 

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

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- 8:30 am          Networking Breakfast

8:30 am – 9:45 am          Plenary

10:00 am- 11:00 am        Concurrent Sessions

11:15 am- 12:30 pm      Concurrent Sessions

12:30 pm- 2:00 pm        Luncheon

Thank you for submitting your workshop proposals. At this time we are no longer accepting proposals for the 2015 conference.

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

How much does it cost?   $150.00 if registered by September 25, 2016.     Late/on-site registration is $175 per person. After October 2, 2015, only on-site registrations will be accepted. If you are planning to register on-site, please email meetings@msfc.org.

The registration fee includes breakfast and lunch on both Saturday and Sunday, in addition to unbeatable educational content. MSFC heavily subsidizes the cost of this conference to bring you this experience for the lowest possible price.

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.

Travel: Attendees should plan to fly into Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). The hotel is easily accessible from the airport by SEPTA and Super Shuttle.

Accommodations: MSFC has reserved a room block with a rate of $160 per night plus applicable taxes.  Rooms can sleep up to 4 adults. For security purposes, the location of the hotel will not be released until you have registered and been approved as an attendee. (If needed we can help pair you with a roommate to save on hotel costs.)

Conference Start/End Times: The conference will start on Saturday, October 17th at 9:00 AM (breakfast at 7:30 AM). The conference will end on Sunday, October 18th at 2:00 PM.

Dress Code: There is no dress code, but most students will dress in casual or business casual attire.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing on or before September 25, 2015 and are subject to a $25 processing fee. Please note that if you cancel your registration after September 25, 2015 we will NOT be able to refund your registration fees. No shows will NOT receive a refund of registration fees.