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Location: 

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The third International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) will focus on how family planning benefits and advances the health and wealth of people and nations, as well on high impact or best practices of family planning programmes and service delivery models. The conference is being co-hosted by The Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Family Planning at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia, with various international and national partners.

The following are some of the topics that will be dealt with at the conference:

  • Family planning practice
  • Family planning policy
  • Family planning, rights and empowerment
  • Effective family planning programmes
  • Contraceptive financing
  • Family planning and adolescents
  • Innovations in contraceptive service delivery
  • Family planning and sustainable development
  • Health benefits of family planning
  • Contraceptive technology updates
  • Integrating family planning services
  • Family planning and abortion
  • Family planning for underserved or vulnerable populations
  • Innovations in family planning monitoring, evaluation and research
  • Other

The conference programme will include an opening reception, daily plenaries, a number of interactive skill-building sessions, panel presentations, poster sessions, a policymaker forum, and an exhibit area.

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Registration information:
The conference is open to, researchers, programme managers, policymakers, and representatives from international donor organisations and foundations, including young people and newly emerging leaders in the field of family planning and reproductive health. The official languages of the conference will be English and French.

The conference organisers invite abstracts on cutting edge research and programme results directed at enabling individuals in the world, especially in low-income areas, to achieve their contraceptive and reproductive intentions.

According to the organisers, of particular interest are abstracts on research demonstrating how family planning benefits and advances the health and wealth of people and nations and on high impact or best practices of family planning programmes and service delivery models. Abstracts may address a) research findings or b) effective programme practices. Each should be no longer than 800 words in length and should follow their respective outlines. Individuals submitting abstracts should ensure they provide sufficient detail for external reviewers to evaluate their work.

Deadline for submitting abstracts: May 1, 2013.
Click here to submit abstracts online.