Frequently asked questions

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. 

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 is the 2021 Annual Meeting?

  • #SFP2021 will take place October 1-2, 2021. It will be held virtually. 

How much does it it cost to register? 

  • Members save 50% on registration fees. If you are not currently a member, consider joining us today. Here are the fees along with the additional costs:
    • $60 | Society of Family Planning members
    • $120 | Non-Society of Family Planning members
    • $40 | Students/residents 
*Additional costs 
    • $220 | Obtaining CME credits
    • $120 | Obtaining CNE credits  

*Includes the cost of all CME/CNE credits associated with virtual meeting participation.   

When will submissions open for the 2021 Annual Meeting?

  • Session proposal submissions open February 3, 2021 and close March 10, 2021. Scientific abstract submissions open February 10, 2021 and close March 17, 2021

How can I hear the latest news?

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

I attended the 2020 Annual Meeting, how can I re-watch a session?

  • All on-demand sessions and recorded livestream sessions are available for registered attendees on the meeting platform, Pathable. You can access the link in your invitation email or email [email protected] for assistance. The pre-conference workshops and the awards presentation were not recorded and were only available to view live. Content is viewable through September 2021.

How much CME or CNE is the 2020 Annual Meeting meeting worth?

  • CME
    • This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Boston University School of Medicine and the Society of Family Planning. Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    • Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • CNE
    • Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity has been provided by Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine and jointly provided by the Society of Family Planning.
    • Contact Hours: 11.42, of which 5 are pharmacology credit worthy.
  • On-demand sessions
    • Earn up to an additional 30 CME/CNE credits by watching additional sessions on-demand.
    • On-demand activities are certified for credit on a per session basis. Please see accreditation information listed within each session's details for additional information. 

How do I claim CME/CNE credit for the 2020 Annual Meeting?

  • For sessions taken on-demand:
    • Complete the pre-test and post-test surveys linked at the bottom of the session page.
    • Watch the session recording.
    • Complete the post-test linked at the bottom of the session page.
    • Following the completion of the post-test survey a copy of your certificate will be emailed to you.
  • For questions or concerns contact [email protected]