2014 North American Forum on Family Planning

Miami, Florida

The 2014 North American Forum on Family Planning (the Forum), which is produced jointly by Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and the Society of Family Planning (SFP), will be held October 12 and 13 at the InterContinental Miami in Miami, Florida. The Forum will be preceded by the PPFA National Medical Conference on October 10 - 11 and SFP's Career Development Seminar and annual business meeting on October 11.

The Forum is the primary scientific and educational family planning conference for medical and social scientists, clinical providers and staff, and will feature CME accredited sessions that address a full range of services and research interests. This gathering represents the intersection of leaders and practitioners in family planning and abortion who are seeking to engage the most current and innovative dialogue related to safe, convenient, high-quality reproductive health care through research, discussion, and sharing of robust evidence-based practice recommendations.

The Forum is intended for physicians, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, social scientists, and researchers who are interested in advancing evidence-based practices in family planning, abortion, and preventive reproductive health services.


The Forum Partners wish to express our deep appreciation to the Planning Committee and the Scientific Committee

Planning Committee

Courtney Benedict, CNM, MSN – Planned Parenthood Federaton of America
Sonya Borrero, MD, MS - University of Pittsburgh
Lauren Bruce, MPH - Society of Family Planning
Eve Espey, MD, MPH - University of New Mexico
Loren Fields, APRN - Planned Parenthood New England
June Gupta, MSN, WHNP-BC - Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Marji Gold, MD - Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Susan Higginbotham, MEd - Society of Family Planning
Tessa Madden, MD, MPH - Washington University in St Louis
Deborah L. Nucatola, MD - Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Marlo Polonsky, MPH - Society of Family Planning
Karen Shea, MSN, WHNP-BC - Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Bonnie Smith, WHCNP - Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast and PPFA National Medical Committee
Catherine S. Stika, MD - Northwestern University

Scientific Committee
Sharon Achilles, MD, PhD - University of Pittsburgh
Paula Bednarek, MD - Oregon Health & Science University
Danielle Bessett, PhD, MA - University of Cincinnati
Sonya Borrero, MD, MS - University of Pittsburgh (co-chair)
Catherine Cansino, MD, MPH - University of California, Davis
Mitchell D. Creinin, MD - University of California, Davis
Christine Dehlendorf, MD, MAS - University of California, San Francisco
Amanda Dennis, DrPH - Ibis Reproductive Health
Alison Edelman, MD, MPH - Oregon Health & Science University
Eve Espey, MD, MPH - University of New Mexico (chair)
Lawrence B. Finer, PhD - Guttmacher Institute (co-chair)
Mary Fjerstad, NP, MPH - Ipas
Angel Foster, MD, Dphil - University of Ottawa
Melissa Gilliam, MD, MPH - University of Chicago
Emily Godfrey, MD, MPH - University of Illinois
Sadia Haider, MD, MPH - University of Illinois
Cassing Hammond, MD - Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
David Hubacher, PhD - Family Health International
Jeffrey Jensen, MD, MPH - Oregon Health & Science University
Rachel Jones, PhD - Guttmacher Institute
Heidi Jones, PhD, MPH - The City University of New York
Julia Kohn, PhD, MPA - Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Lawrence Leeman, MD, MPH - University of New Mexico
Steve Lichtenberg, MD, MPH - Northwestern University
Tessa Madden, MD, MPH - Washington University, St. Louis
Johanna Morfesis, MSN, WHNP-BC - Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Mark Nichols, MD - Oregon Health & Science University
Deborah L. Nucatola, MD - Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Joseph A. Ogburn, MD - University of New Mexico
Ashlesha Patel, MD, MPH - Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Tina Raine-Bennett, MD, MPH - Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Caitlin Shannon, JD, MPH - EngenderHealth
Kristen Shellenberg, PhD, MPH - Ipas
Julia R. Steinberg, PhD, MA - University of California, San Francisco
Stephanie Teal, MD, MPH - University of Colorado (co-chair)
Michael Thomas, MD - University of Cincinnati
David Turok, MD, MPH - University of Utah
Amy Whitaker, MD, MS - University of Chicago
Kari White, PhD, MPH - University of Alabama at Birmingham
Nikki Zite, MD, MPH - University of Tennessee
 

Contact Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) and the North American Forum on Family Planning. ARHP is accredited by ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.