2019 Conference on Family Planning

MSFC’s Conference on Family Planning is renowned for providing medical students and students of other health professions the abortion and family planning education they will not receive during their formal schooling. From hands-on opportunities to learn techniques to thoughtful explorations of personal issues related to providing abortion, MSFC’s Conference on Family Planning provides a safe environment for learning and networking with fellow students and mentors.

More than 5,000 students have attended this conference over the past 20 years and many have returned as teaching faculty for this extraordinary conference.

Registration for the 2019 Conference on Family Planning will open in summer. Stay tuned for updates!

The 2019 Conference on Family Planning will take place December 7 to 8 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Registration for the 2019 Conference on Family Planning will open in summer, stay tuned to our website for more information as the conference approaches.


Please contact the MSFC staff at 215-625-0800 or [email protected] if you have any questions.

MSFC’s Conference on Family Planning is the leading conference for medical students interested in abortion and family planning education. In addition of being an outstanding educational experience, the Conference on Family Planning is an excellent opportunity to network with students, residents, physicians, and colleagues from MSFC’s global reproductive health community, and to build relationships with other MSFC chapters both nationally and internationally.

We are preparing everything to make of the 2019 Conference an inspiring and empowering learning and networking experience. Here is what last year’s attendees said about the conference:

[What I liked best about the Conference was] Being surrounded by current/future abortion providers who are unapologetic about the importance of their work was incredibly validating – thank you!

The hands-on workshops were so valuable to learn about abortion provision. As someone who has been pro-choice for a long time but little exposure to practicing abortion providers, this opportunity was incredible!

It was really great to network with other students and schools around what they’re accomplishing. It was also helpful to hear from so many successfully practicing providers.

[What I liked best about the Conference was] The inspiration and motivation to be a pro-choice clinician in the future. I really appreciated the extent of educational content at each session.

For more information, please contact [email protected].

MSFC is no longer accepting session proposals for the 2019 Conference on Family Planning. Please e-mail [email protected] with any questions.


Don’t miss your chance to exhibit in 2019 at the premier conference for students in the health professions interested in family planning.

We are looking for residency and fellowship programs and fellow pro-choice organizations to exhibit and interact with medical students during the weekend conference. This is an amazing opportunity to network with student, residents, physicians and colleagues from the global reproductive health community.

For questions or more information, please e-mail [email protected]

The Medical Students for Choice Conference on Family Planning is the premier conference for medical students interested in reproductive health and family planning!

We bring in expert faculty from around the world to cover a wide range of reproductive health topics. More often than not, these workshops and seminars cover subject matter excluded from the standard medical school curriculum. Lectures and interactive workshops incorporate:

  • abortion and family planning
  • hands-on training in reproductive health skills
  • international family planning
  • advocacy and activism

Who should attend? Any medical student, health professional student, or resident interested in family planning. You will join over 300 students and residents interested in all aspects of women’s reproductive health.

When is it? December 7-8, 2019

Where is it? Philadelphia, PA

How much does it cost?

  • $175 if registered by October 23rd, 2019.
  • Late/on-site registration is $200 per person. After October 27th, 2019, only on-site registrations will be accepted.
  • If you are planning to register on-site, please email [email protected].

The registration fee includes breakfast and lunch on both Saturday and Sunday, in addition to unbeatable educational content. MSFC heavily subsidizes the cost of this conference to bring you this experience for the lowest possible price.

Why should I attend? Expert faculty, high-quality education, hands-on training opportunities, the chance to be around hundreds of students and residents who are passionate about abortion and family planning – the list goes on and on. If you are at all interested in reproductive health, you won’t want to miss the Conference on Family Planning.

Travel: Attendees should plan to fly into Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). The hotel is easily accessible from the airport by public transportation RTD.


  • MSFC has reserved a room block with a rate of $149 (single/double occupancy), $159 (triple occupancy) and $169 (quad occupancy) per night plus applicable taxes.
  • All rooms have 2 double beds and can sleep up to 4 adults.
  • For security purposes, the location of the hotel will not be released until you have registered and been approved as an attendee.
  • If needed, we can help pair you with a roommate to save on hotel costs. E-mail [email protected].

Conference Start/End Times: The conference will start on Saturday, December 7th, 2019 at 7:30 AM (breakfast at 7:30 AM). The conference will end on Sunday, December 8th at 2:00 PM.

Dress Code: There is no dress code, but most students will dress in casual or business casual attire.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing on or before October 23rd, 2019 and are subject to a $25 processing fee. Please note that if you cancel your registration after October 23rd, 2019 we will NOT be able to refund your registration fees. No shows will NOT receive a refund of registration fees.