Frequently asked questions

Are you having an in-person meeting in 2020?

  • The 2020 Society of Family Planning Annual Meeting will be virtual, and taking place October 9-10, 2020. While it may look different this year, we are committed to maintaining the spirit of our in-person meeting.

Why should I attend the Annual Meeting?

  • The Annual Meeting is a place where scholars, clinicians, and partners representing a broad range of fields and specialties come together to advance science that will lead to just and equitable abortion and contraception. 

What will your virtual meeting look like?

  • We are putting together a robust schedule of events where you will be able to connect with colleagues and hear the latest in family planning research. #SFP2020 will feature:
    • Three skills-building pre-conference workshops
    • Livestreamed content over two days
    • 16 hours of on-demand sessions
    • CME/CNE credits
    • Community networking events
    • 80+ virtual poster presentations 
    • Full access to meeting content for up to a year
    • Giveaways for early registrants

I am not a member of the Society. Can I attend the Annual Meeting?

  • Yes. We strongly encourage all individuals committed to just and equitable abortion and contraception informed by science to attend. If you are interested in becoming a member, please click here

 When will you open registration?

  • Registration is now open. Please click here for more information.

How much will it cost to register?

  • Members save 47% on registration fees. If you are not currently a member, consider joining us today. Here are the fees along with the additional costs:
    • $50 | Society of Family Planning members
    • $95 | Non-Society of Family Planning members
    • $35 | Students/residents
*Additional costs
    • $175 | Obtaining CME credits
    • $100 | Obtaining CNE credits 

*Includes the cost of all CME/CNE credits associated with virtual meeting participation. To request reasonable accommodations for disabilities, please notify the Continuing Medical Education office in writing at [email protected] at least two weeks prior to the start of the conference.

I applied for membership but the site says my status is pending. Can I register for the Annual Meeting at the member rate? When will my membership begin?

  • Membership to the Society can take one to two months to process, as all members go through a robust external vetting process, as well as a 30-day comment period from current membership. Once your application has completed this process, you can expect to you should gain full access to your SFP account and member benefits.
  • Please email [email protected] to receive the pending membership discount to the Annual Meeting.

When will I receive my confirmation notice to attend the meeting? 

  • To ensure the safety of our conference participants, all attendees are subject to a security check and will be vetted prior to receiving final registration confirmation. Please note, this may take 7-10 business days.

How can I sign up for one of the pre-conference workshops or events?

  • All pre-conference events are included as part of your registration to the Annual Meeting. Once you receive your invitation to the conference platform:
    • Log onto the platform website (only registered attendees have access to the platform)
    • In the main menu bar go to Schedule, Live agenda
    • Select the session or event you would like to attend
    • Click the orange +Reserve spot button in the upper right-hand corner

Will all of the sessions be recorded for later viewing?

  • All sessions from the livestream will be recorded and made available for up to a year following the meeting. Pre-conference workshops will not be recorded and only available to view live. 

How can I hear the latest news?

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

How can I submit a late-breaking COVID-19 session proposal? 

  • Submission for the late-breaking COVID-19 panel has closed. Notifications will be made in September.

How can I order a Watch From Home swag box?

  • Once you have registered as an attendee, you will receive the link to our official #SFP2020 Annual Meeting Store, where you will have the opportunity to purchase a custom Watch From Home swag box, complete with an SFP t-shirt, tumbler, bandana, and more. These goodies will be delivered directly to your door. In response to popular requests, we are also making available a limited quantity of SFP-themed baby onesies. You are a #SourceForScience and we know the little people in your life can be too.