Scientific programme

Programme overview at a glance (update 12-04-2016)

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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



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