Medical Students for Choice's

2021 Conference on Family Planning

December 4 - 5 , 2021

MSFC invites you to join us for our 2021 Conference on Family Planning which will be held virtually and is scheduled from December 4 – 5 , 2021. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to network with expert faculty, receive high-quality education not typically offered in medical school curricula, and participate in hands-on training opportunities with other pro-choice medical students and residents who are passionate about abortion and family planning.

This year’s conference will focus on a theme of Fostering Resiliency Through Community and will feature live and pre-recorded session content focusing on issues including wellness and self-care, sexual and reproductive health, advocacy, reproductive justice, abortion care and family planning.

Meet MSFC’s new Executive Director Pamela Merritt, who will be introducing our Keynote Speaker, acclaimed scholar of race, gender and law Dorothy E. Roberts. Register for pre-conference workshops on Advocacy and Peer Training and Curriculum Reform. Interact and share ideas with medical students from MSFC chapters in the US, Canada, and internationally at our community board and networking tables. Network with abortion providers, residency programs and pro-choice organizations at our speaker panels and virtual exhibit booths. Participate in interactive hands-on training simulations on Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) and Contraception and IUD Placement. Join us for our closing plenary session, an interdisciplinary panel discussion offering unique perspectives on self-managed abortion in the US and internationally.

Dorothy E. Roberts will be the Keynote Speaker at the 2021 Conference on Family Planning

Pre-Conference Events
  • Wednesday December 1, 5pm-7pm EST- Live Plenary Session – Advocacy Workshop
  • Thursday December 2, 5pm-7pm EST – Live Plenary Session – Peer Training and Curriculum Reform Workshop
  • Friday December 3, 5pm-7pm EST – Virtual Happy Hour and Movie Screening with Facilitator-led Discussion
Conference Day 1

Saturday December 4, 10am – 3pm EST – Keynote Speaker Dorothy Roberts with introduction from MSFC Executive Director Pamela Merritt, Exhibitor Panel, Residency Panel, Provider Panel, MVA and Contraception & IUD Placement Hands-on Training Sessions

Conference Day 2

Sunday December 5, 10am – 3pm EST – Closing Plenary – Self-managed Abortion, Provider Panels, MVA and Contraception and IUD Placement Hands-on Training Sessions

Pre-conference workshops and hands-on training sessions will be limited enrollment, first come-first served and subject to availability at the time of registration. Hands-on training sessions are open to medical students residing in the US and Canada only due to COVID-19 shipping constraints.

Registration opens on November 1, 2021 and closes on November 30, 2021.

Registration for hands-on training sessions ends on November 21, 2021 to allow for adequate time for shipping training supplies.

Registration Price
  • US Medical Students and Residents: $50
  • International Medical Students and Residents: $25
  • MSFC Alumni and Other Guests: $75 or $100 (option available to sponsor a student registration, email [email protected] for details if interested)

Session content will remain available to registrants on the conference website for 6months from the conference date.

For more information, please contact the MSFC staff at [email protected].