International Symposium on Intrauterine Devices and Systems for Women's Health

- Virtual Series -

The Symposium is now complete. Thank you to everyone who participated. You may view videos of the events using the links below.

Organized in partnership with

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May-28-2020: Completed

Special Event:
Access to IUD Removal
IUD Protocols During COVID-19

Moderator: Tina Raine-Bennet

David Hubacher, Carolyn Westhoff, Jennifer Amico, Diana Greene-Foster, Gathari Ndirangu Gichuhi, Gillian Dean, and Michael Policar

Sep-30-2020: Completed

Patients First: The importance of centering patients' voices in clinical care and research 
US and Global
Demographics of IUD USe

Moderators: Tina Raine-Bennet

and Carolyn Westhoff

Christine Dehlendorf, Liza Fuentes, Jamila Perritt, Moazzam Ali, Megan Kavanaugh, Yan Che

Dec-09-2020: Completed

Current IUD Technology and Performance
Adverse Events

Moderator: Carolyn Westhoff

Bimla Schwarz, Carolyn Westhoff, Klaas Heinemann, Beatrice Chen, Rebecca Allen, Maureen Baldwin, Luis Bahamondes



Programs Increasing Access in the USA and in Lower/Middle-Income Countries

Moderator: Ricky Lu

Presenters: Tessa Madden, Anita Makins,

Caitlin Quade, Kate Rademacher,

Jim Sailer, Tabitha Sripipatana, Susan Ontiri



Level 1 Evidence Validating Observational Studies & Expansive Applications for IUDs

Moderators: Mitch Creinin & Jill Long

Cynthia Harper, David Hubacher, Paula Bednarek, Anita Nelson, Melissa Natavio, David Turok




Expanding IUD Service to Adolescent, Transgender, and Postabortion Patients
Access to IUDs: Real life challenges to bringing evidence to policies and practice

Moderators: Anita Nelson &Lisa Haddad

Paula Bednarek, Jen Hastings,

Alina Salganicoff, Michelle Moniz, Kristina Gemzell Danielsson, Stephanie Teal




Emerging Technology & What is the IUD Learning Agenda?

Moderators: Diana Blithe & Alison Edelman

David Turok, Kim Woodrow, Regine Sitruk-Ware (for Vivian Brache), Sadia Haider, Kathryn M. Curtis,

Lisa Haddad


Organizing Committee

Diana Blithe

Diana Blithe, PhD

Chief, Contraceptive Development Program, NICHD


Ricky Lu, MD

Director, Family Planning and 

Reproductive Health, Jhpiego


Lisa Haddad, MD, MS, MPH

Medical Director, Center for Biomedical Research

Population Council

Ania Nelson

Anita Nelson, MD

Professor and Chair

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Western University of Health Sciences

Davi Hubacher

David Hubacher, PhD MPH

Senior Epidemiologist, FHI 360

Carolyn Westhoff

Carolyn L. Westhoff, MD MSc

Editor, Contraception

Director, Division of Family Planning & Preventive Services, 

Columbia University Irving Medical Center


Supported in part by

Bayer Health Care

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Sebela Pharmaceuticals

Mona Lisa

A medical education grant from Cooper Surgical


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