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Reproductive Health 2009

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Preliminary Agenda

Wednesday, September 30

8:00 - 12:00 Media Training

1:00 - 5:00

Concurrent, Accredited Pre-conference Sessions

  • Emerging Topics in Adolescent Health
    Steven Estrada, Rebecca Levenson, MA, Allegra Madsen
    Moderator: Beth Jordan, MD

  • IUC: Standard Insertion and Special Cases
    Barb Clark, MPAS, PA-C, Lee Shulman, MD
    Moderator: Mark Hathaway, MD, MPH

  • Case Studies on Sexually Transmitted Infections in Women
    Heidi Bauer, MD, MS, MPH, Sarah Guerry, MD
    Moderator: Lisa Stern, APRN

2:00 - 5:00

SFP's Career Development Seminar: Designing and Performing Studies Using Survey Data (SFP Fellows, Junior Fellows, and Candidate Fellows only; continuing education credit will not be provided)
Lawrence Finer, PhD, Melissa Gilliam, MD, MPH, Cynthia Harper, PhD

5:00 - 7:30

ARHP Board Meeting and Dinner

5:30 - 7:30

SFP Board Meeting and Dinner

7:30 - 8:30

Welcome Reception

Thursday, October 1

Exhibits and posters set up all day in Salons 3-6

7:00 - 7:45

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

Plenary Session I
Moderator: Eve Espey, MD, MPH

7:45 - 8:00

Welcome Remarks
Vanessa Cullins, MD, MPH, MBA, Susan Higginbotham, MEd, Wayne C. Shields

8:00 - 8:30

Cushner Lectureship
Imagining Change: The Role of Science in Getting from Here to There
Beverly Winikoff, MD, MPH

8:30 - 9:00

Reproductive Health and Justice
Rocio L. Córdoba, JD, Melissa Gilliam, MD, MPH, Eveline Shen, MPH

9:00- 9:45

Oral Abstracts (3 at 15 minutes each)

  • Medical Abortion with Misoprostol Only versus Mifepristone Plus Misoprostol: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial
    Jennifer Blum, MPH
    Discussant: Stephanie Teal, MD, MPH

  • Providing Information about Misoprostol to Health Workers in a Low-Resource Conflict Setting: Evaluation of an Initiative along the Thai/Burma Border
    Cari Sietstra, JD
    Discussant: Suzanne Goodman, MD, MPH

  • How Commonly Do U.S. Abortion Patients Report Using Misoprostol for Self-Induced Abortion?
    Rachel Jones, PhD
    Discussant: Alisa Goldberg, MD, MPH

9:45 – 10:10

Reducing Serious Infection Following Medical Abortion
Mary Fjerstad, NP, MHS, James Trussell, BPhil, PhD

10:10 - 10:40


Plenary Session I (continued)
Moderator: Sadia Haider, MD, MPH

10:40 - 11:30

Contraception's Top 10: Translating the Most Frequently Downloaded Articles into Clinical Practice
Mitch Creinin, MD, Daniel R. Mishell, Jr., MD

11:30 - 12:30

Oral Abstracts (4 at 15 minutes each)

  • Are Women Who Obtain Oral Contraceptives Over the Counter in Mexico More Likely to be Contraindicated for Use? Results from a Cohort Study in El Paso, Texas
    Daniel Grossman, MD
    Discussant: Carolyn Westhoff, MD, MSc
  • Pharmacy Claims Data for Short-Term Refillable Methods of Contraception: Patient Compliance within the Contraceptive Choice Project
    Meredith Pittman, BA
    Discussant: Angel Foster, MD, DPhil, AM
  • Which Contraceptive Methods Do Providers Recommend? Results from a National Sample
    Christine Dehlendorf , MD, MAS
    Discussant: Andrew Kaunitz, MD
  • Impact of Body Weight on Observed Pregnancy Rates with a Low-Dose Estrogen, 91-Day Extended Regimen Oral Contraceptive
    Carolyn Westhoff, MD, MSc
    Discussant: Mary Fjerstad, NP, MHS

12:30 - 2:00

Concurrent Lunch and Learn Sessions

  • The Case for Moving Oral Contraceptives Over-The-Counter
    Daniel Grossman, MD, Kelly Blanchard, MSc

  • Expanding Access to Abortion: Telemedicine and Increasing MVA/EPL Training
    Penny Dickey, Sarah Prager, MD

  • Outcomes from the Advancing Prevention Technologies for Sexual and Reproductive Health Symposium
    Bethany Holt, PhD, MPH, Wayne C. Shields

  • Pro-choice Adoption Initiative
    Todd Buchacker, RN, Corinna Losher, MPH, Cristina Page, Leah Weber, LBSW, CADC, MA, NCC

  • Reproductive Health & the Environment: The Latest Policy Activities
    Charlotte Brody

  • SFP’s Lunch and Learn: Kickoff for the Mentor/Mentee Project
    Susan Higginbotham, MEd, Tessa Madden, MD, MPH

  • Should Antibiotics be Used Routinely for Medical and Surgical Abortion?
    Mary Fjerstad, NP, MHS, Matt Reeves, MD, MPH, James Trussell, BPhil, PhD

  • Talking to Patients About Sexuality
    Christopher White, PhD, CHES

Plenary Session II
Moderator: Mary Fjerstad, NP, MHS

2:00 - 2:30

Lifetime Achievement Award for Family Planning
A Century of Contraceptive Use in America:  Lessons from the Past, Challenges of the Future
Jacqui Darroch, PhD

2:30 - 3:00

Allan Rosenfield Award for Lifetime Contributions to International Family Planning
Family Planning: Progress, Lessons Learned, and the Unfinished Agenda
Joe Speidel, MD, MPH

3:00 – 4:00

Oral Abstracts (4 at 15 minutes each)

  • Utility of Intravenous Access and Complication Rates for Surgical Abortion Procedures at 12-1/7 to 15-6/7 Compared to 16-0/7 to 18-0/7 Weeks Gestation
    Christina Racek, BS
    Discussant: E. Steve Lichtenberg, MD, MPH
  • The Feasibility of Telephone Follow-Up after Medical Abortion
    Lisa Perriera, MD, MPH
    Discussant: Bryna Harwood, MD, MSc
  • The Safety and Efficacy of Digoxin as a Feticidal Agent Prior To Second Trimester Abortion by Dilation and Evacuation
    Gillian Dean, MD, MPH
    Discussant: Eleanor Drey, MD, EdM
  • Provision of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) at US Abortion Facilities and Barriers to Immediate Post-Abortion Insertion
    Cynthia Harper, PhD
    Discussant: David Turok, MD, MPH

4:10 - 5:00

ARHP Membership Meeting

5:00 - 6:00

SFP Business Meeting

6:00 - 7:00

SFP Reception (SFP Fellows and Junior Fellows only)

6:00 - 7:00

National Patient Services Council Reception (Planned Parenthood staff/volunteers only)

7:00 – 8:45

SFP Dinner (SFP Fellows, Junior Fellows, and guests only)

Friday, October 2

Exhibits and posters set up all day in Salons 3-6

7:00 - 8:00

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

7:30 - 7:55

Telemedicine Update (attendance optional)
Penny Dickey

Plenary Session III
Moderators: Emily Godfrey, MD, MPH

8:00 – 8:30

Guttmacher Lectureship
The Challenge of Providing Dual Protection
Henry Gabelnick, PhD

8:30 – 9:00

Current Controversies in the Testing and Treatment of STIs in Women
Heidi Bauer, MD, MS, MPH

9:00 - 10:00

Oral Abstracts (4 at 15 minutes each) .

  • Tubal Ligation among HIV Positive Women in the Era of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART)
    Evelen Soliman, DO
    Discussant: Cassing Hammond, MD
  • Non-Contraceptive Use of the Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System in a Managed Care Setting
    Debbie Postlethwaite, RNP, MPH
    Discussant: Emily Godfrey, MD, MPH
  • Impact of Mandatory Insurance Coverage on Family Planning Providers in Massachusetts
    Amanda Dennis, MBE
    Discussant: James Trussell, BPhil, PhD
  • Home versus Clinic-Based Screening for Sexually Transmitted Infections: Patient Preference and Completion Rates
    Anna Graseck, BA
    Discussant: Melissa Kottke, MD

10:00 - 10:30


10:30 – 11:15

Managing HPV: A New Era in Patient Care – Prevention and Vaccination
Francisco Garcia, MD, MPH

11:15 – 12:00

Reproductive Health and the Environment: Foundations of Science
Kirtly Parker Jones, MD

12:00 – 12:30

Challenging Contraception Cases
Bob Hatcher, MD, MPH

12:30 - 1:30

National Medical Committee Members and Liaison Luncheon (by invitation only)

12:30 - 1:30

PPFA/ARMS Clinician’s Lunch (Planned Parenthood staff/volunteers only)

12:30 - 2:00

Lunch with Exhibitors

1:45 - 4:00

PPFA Clinical Issues Discussions, Part I (Planned Parenthood staff/volunteers only)

2:00 - 2:50

Concurrent Breakout Sessions I

  • LARC: Perspectives from Both Sides of the Atlantic
    Pablo Rodriguez, MD, Chris Wilkinson, MBBS, FFFP
    Moderator: Sarah Lindahl, MS, PA-C

  • Hot Topics in Pre-conception Care: Folate and Beyond
    Lynn Bailey, PhD, Sarah Janssen, MD, PhD, MPH
    Moderator: Beth Jordan, MD

2:50 - 3:10


3:10 - 4:00

Concurrent Breakout Sessions II

  • Abortion and Mental Health: Psychological, Legal, and Sociological Perspectives
    Talcott Camp, JD, Carole Joffe, PhD, Nancy Russo, PhD
    Moderator: Beth Jordan, MD

  • Complex Case Studies Regarding Hormones and Bone Health
    Adrienne Berarducci, PhD, ARNP, BC
    Moderator: Susan E. Rubin, MD, MPH

4:00 - 5:30

Poster and Awards Reception and Book Signing

5:00 - 7:00

Medical Directors Council (MeDC) meeting (Planned Parenthood medical directors only)


MeDC Dinner (off site; meet in lobby at 7:30) (Planned Parenthood medical directors only)

Saturday, October 3

7:00 - 8:00

Continental Breakfast

7:30 - 7:55

Late Breaking Reproductive Health Updates (attendance optional)

Plenary Session IV
Moderator: Heidi Kulberg, MD, MPH

8:00 – 8:45

Burnhill Lectureship
When Does Personhood Begin? The Biology and the Rhetoric
Scott F. Gilbert, MA, PhD

8:45 – 9:30

Second Trimester Abortion Provision: Strengthening a Vulnerable Service by Speaking

9:30 – 9:45

Room Transition

9:45 – 11:15

PPFA Clinical Issues Discussions, Part II (Planned Parenthood staff/volunteers only)

9:45 – 11:15

Concurrent Breakout Sessions III

  • Women and Pain: Fibromyalgia and Migraine
    Tieraona Low Dog, MD
    Moderator: Pablo Rodriguez, MD

  • Pregnancy Coercion, Unintended Pregnancy and Partner Violence
    Rebecca Levenson, MA, Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD
    Moderator: Pat Murphy, CNM, DrPH, FACNM


Reproductive Health 2009 concludes

11:30 - 1:00

PPFANMC Subcommittee Meetings (Planned Parenthood staff/volunteers only)

1:00 - 2:15

PPFANMC Luncheon and Sylvia Clark Award Presentation (Planned Parenthood staff/volunteers only)

2:15 - 4:00

PPFANMC Subcommittee Meetings (continued)

4:00 - 5:30

New Medical Directors' Orientation (Planned Parenthood medical directors only)

6:00 - 7:30

PPFA National Medical Conference Reception (Planned Parenthood staff/volunteers only)

Sunday, October 4 (PPFANMC sessions only)


Continental breakfast

7:30 – 11:00

NMC subcommittee presentations, reports and final discussions (Planned Parenthood staff/volunteers only)


PPFA National Medical Conference concludes

Updated September 16, 2009