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

New dates:

May 27-28, 2020

Organized in partnership with



May 27-28, 2020

Hotel Intercontinental Mark Hopkins

San Francisco, California, USA


The 6th International Symposium on Intrauterine Devices and Systems for Women's Health will provide a focused and dedicated forum for researchers, clinicians, product developers, and advocates to gain a thorough understanding of the latest science in IUD development and practice, identify gaps in research and product development, learn about innovative efforts to increase utilization of this key contraceptive technology, and foster a new generation of clinicians, researchers, and product developers who will lead future efforts.

Organizing Committee

Diana Blithe, PhD

Chief, Contraceptive Development Program, NICHD

Anita Nelson, MD

Professor and Chair

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Western University of Health Sciences

David Hubacher, PhD MPH

Senior Epidemioligist, FHI 360

James Sailer

Executive Director, Center for Biomedical Research

Population Council

Ricky Lu, MD

Director, Family Planning and 

Reproductive Health, Jhpiego

Carolyn L. Westhoff, MD MSc

Editor, Contraception

Director, Division of Family Planning & Preventive Services, 

Columbia University Irving Medical Center


Featured Speakers

Professor of Gynecology

University of Campinas Medical School

Campinas, SP, Brazil

Luis Bahamondes, MD

Associate Professor

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

University of Pittsburgh/Magee-Womens Research Institute

Beatrice A. Chen, MD MPH

Distinguished Research Professor, Emeritus

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, Reproductive Sciences, and Health Policy

Founding Director, Emeritus, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health

University of California, San Francisco

Philip D. Darney, MD MSc

Supported in part by