Programme overview at a glance (update 12-04-2016)
Book of abstracts
The Scientific Committee has put together a high-standard, well-balanced scientific programme, offering current topics and excellent speakers.
The theme of the congress is 'Contraception: from molecular biology to social science and politics'.
- Keynote lectures and keynote sessions are plenary sessions. Leading experts will present specific subjects.
- Congress sessions: in each of these sessions, experts will provide up to date information on a particular topic.
- Symposia will be the platform for the pharmaceutical companies.
- Workshops are meant as interactive sessions, introduced by experts in the field and followed by a discussion with the audience.
- Debates are meant as interactive sessions, introduced by two experts in the field (pro/con) and followed by an in-depth discussion with the audience.
- Expert group sessions are organised by the ESC expert groups and will cover their area of interest.
- Free communication sessions: a selection of the submitted free communications will be scheduled into separate free communication sessions.
- Poster presentations are chosen from the submitted abstracts and will carry equivalent scientific status to free communications in the programme.
- A Young Scientist session aims to provide a special platform for paper presentations by young scientists. The session is primarily targeted at fellows and PhD students and the only inclusion criterion is age <35 years.
- Joint society sessions will discuss a specific item within their area of interest.
- APCOC: Asia-Pacific Council on Contraception
- CIC: Confederación Iberoamericana de Contracepción
- DGGEF: German/Austrian/Swiss Gynaecological Endocrinology Group
- EBCOG: European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- ECEC: European Consortium for Emergency Contraception
- ESSM: European Society for Sexual Medicine
- FIAPAC: International Federation of Professional Abortion and Contraception Associates
- FIGO: International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
- FSRH: Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
- ICMC: International Consortium for Male Contraception
- IPPF: International Planned Parenthood Federation
- ISPOG: International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- MJCSM: Multidisciplinary Joint Committee of Sexual Medicine
- SEG: European Society of Gynecology
- SFP: Society of Family Planning
- UNFPA: United Nations Population Fund
- WHO: World Health Organization