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

- Virtual Series -

We have reformatted the Symposium into a series of virtual events that will begin in September or October of 2020. Please watch this space for more information coming soon. 

Organized in partnership with



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

David Hubacher, PhD MPH

Senior Epidemioligist, FHI 360

Ricky Lu, MD

Director, Family Planning and 

Reproductive Health, Jhpiego

Anita Nelson, MD

Professor and Chair

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Western University of Health Sciences

James Sailer

Executive Director, Center for Biomedical Research

Population Council

Carolyn L. Westhoff, MD MSc

Editor, Contraception

Director, Division of Family Planning & Preventive Services, 

Columbia University Irving Medical Center


Supported in part by

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Sebela Pharmaceuticals


Mona Lisa

A medical education grant from Cooper Surgical


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