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

Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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


Symposium Curriculum

Wednesday, May 27

8:00am - 7:00pm

Welcome and History of the IUD

US and Global Demographics

Current IUD Technology and Performance

Adverse Events and Safety

Programs Increasing Access

What Have We Learned from Randomized Trials?

Poster Session

Thursday, May 28

8:00am - 12:00pm

Expanded Applications of IUDs

New Approaches in IUD Provision

Public Health Impact

Emerging Technology

Identified Gaps and Future Research Goals


Supported in part by

Bayer Health Care

Sebela Pharmaceuticals



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