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History of the Reproductive Health Meeting
The powerful partnership behind this meeting is one of the key reasons that Reproductive Health is such a successful and popular conference. Planned Parenthood® Federation of America (PPFA) and the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) have hosted annual meetings together since the early 1960’s. In 1999, the PPFA National Medical Committee (NMC) and ARHP held their first joint conference in Dallas, Texas. The partnership proved to be a great fit, and the NMC has coordinated with the Reproductive Health meeting for a decade now.
The Society of Family Planning (SFP) was established in 2004 and joined the Reproductive Health partnership the following year. SFP brings a unique expertise in reproductive health research and scholarship to the partnership. Reproductive Health 2009 is the fifth annual meeting co-hosted by these three venerable organizations.
About the Conference Partners
Planned Parenthood® Federation of America (PPFA) is the world’s largest voluntary reproductive health care organization. PPFA provides comprehensive reproductive and related health care services, advocates public policies that support its mission, provides educational programs and promotes research and technology in reproductive health care. PPFA’s National Medical Committee hosts its annual meeting as part of Reproductive Health 2009. www.plannedparenthood.org
Incorporated in 2004, the Society of Family Planning (SFP) is an academic society that advances family planning research and education. With nearly 190 fellows, junior fellows, and candidate fellows, SFP seeks to cultivate a collaborative and supportive environment to foster scholarly activity among junior and experienced researchers. SFP also provides evidence-based clinical guidelines to improve health care in the areas of contraception and abortion, supplies expertise in the field with respect to scientific abstract review, and funds an annual research grants’ program for fellows committed to excellence in family planning research. www.societyfp.org
The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) is a different kind of medical association. Our members define reproductive health in broad terms and recognize that the best health care is delivered through a team of professionals partnering with an informed patient. We are the association that brings together health care professionals across disciplines and specialties for evidence based training and network building among committed colleagues. Our mission is education. ARHP produces accredited, evidence-based programs for health care professionals across a broad range of topics. ARHP members are passionate about science and demand rigorous standards for peer-reviewed data in educational programs and integrity in patient care. www.arhp.org