Scientific programme

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The Scientific Committee is putting together a high standard, well balanced, scientific programme, offering current topics and excellent speakers.


The theme of the congress is: 'Family planning and contraception from  adolescence to the menopause'.

  • Pre-congress workshops
  • Keynote lectures 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. A selection of the submitted free communications will be scheduled into congress sessions
  • 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.
  • 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 Ph.D. students and the only inclusion criterion is the age, <35 years.
  • Joint Society sessions will discuss a specific item within their area of interest.
  • Meet the Expert sessions
  • Expert Group sessions are organised by the ESC Expert Groups

•      CIC: Confederación Iberoamericana de Contracepción
•      EBCOG: European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
•      EEIRH: East European Institute for Reproductive Health
•      EHF: European Headache Federation
•      FSRH: Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
•      ICMC: International Consortium for Male Contraception
•      IPPF: International Planned Parenthood Federation
•      ISGE: International Society of Gynaecological Endocrinology
•      ISPOG: International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
•      SEG: European Society of Gynecology
•      UNFPA: United Nations Population Fund
•      WHO: World Health Organization

12th Meeting of the Diczfalusy Foundation

The 12th Meeting of the Diczfalusy Foundation will be integrated in the program of the 15th ESC Congress on:
Friday 11 May 2018, 17:00 - 18:30
Saturday, 12 May 2018, 08:15 - 12:00
There will be no registration fee for participants attending the Meeting of the Diczfalusy Foundation only. However, registration is needed through the congress registration form for practical reasons.


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