SEORIMÍCUARO

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011

To obtain presentations made during auxiliary sessions, please send an email to the contact person listed.

How to Participate, Communicate & Advocate:  A Pre-Conference Workshop to Increase Youth Participation in the 2011 International Conference on Family Planning

Date:  November 29, 2011
Time:  
9:00am-4:00pm
Room: C103 (Floor +1)
Sponsor: 
Population Reference Bureau
Interpretation Available: No

With funding from USAID under the Informing DEcisionmakers to Act (IDEA) Project, PRB will work with a cadre of young people to strengthen their skills to network, advocate, and communicate about youth issues to individuals and organizations participating at the conference as well as in their respective country. At the same time, youth participants will work together as a community to leverage advocacy efforts for youth sexual and reproductive health and other important issues. The one-day pre-conference workshop will focus on developing and communicating key messages through various platforms (social media, policymakers, the media) and orienting youth participants to the opportunities available to them at the conference.

To express interest in attending or to register, please contact:
Alexandra Hervish, ahervish@prb.org, 1.202.939.5464

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Clinical Training in Contraceptive Technology: Long Acting and Permanent Methods and Injectables

Date:  November 29, 2011
Time:  
8:00am – 3:00pm
Room: Flamboyant (located near hotel lobby)
Sponsor: 
USAID/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Interpretation Available: Yes

USAID and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine with colleagues from around the world will conduct a clinical training in contraceptive technology. The course will be include a morning of didactic training and discussion on such topics as rumors and realities/contraceptive FAQs; hormonal contraceptives and HIV acquisition, progression, ARV interactions; IUDs and HIV; contraception for unmarried and married adolescents; and the medical eligibility criteria.  The afternoon will be hands-on training, using models, of insertion and removal of a range of implants, on post-partum and interval insertion of IUDs, on injectables and on mini-lap tubal ligation and no-scalpel vasectomy. The training will be limited to 100 clinicians currently providing family planning services.

Interested individuals should complete the application and email or fax to:
Leigh Senderowicz, lsendero@jhsph.edu; 410-955-0792 (fax)

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Reproductive Health Commodity Security – Meeting the Challenge of Access for All

Date:  November 29, 2011
Time:  
8:30am – 12:00pm
Room: C05/C06 (Floor 0)
Sponsor: 
Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition
Interpretation Available: Yes

The Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition proposes to host a half-day auxiliary meeting focused on progress made in reproductive health commodity security (RHCS) over the last decade and on planning for the needs of the next decade. This meeting will be the culmination of a year of activities celebrating the achievements of the last ten years and defining the way forward. Events will include the engaging multimedia presentation Meeting the Challenge of a New Decade, a presentation on the evolution of the RHCS movement and the establishment of the Coalition, and a series of presentations highlighting the Coalition’s June 2011 Access for All conference, including the conference Call to Action, key outcomes and commitments, and developments since the conference. Finally, the Coalition will update attendees on the latest developments from its Francophone Forum, including the results of a landscape analysis, and the HANDtoHAND campaign, which has the goal of increasing family planning use by 100 million new users by 2015.

To express interest in attending or to register, please contact:
Bonnie Keith, bkeith@path.org, +1-202-540-4347

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Strategies to Facilitate the Availability of Postabortion Care Services

Date:  November 29, 2011
Time:  
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Room: B06 (Floor 0)
Sponsor: 
Gynuity Health Projects and PSI
Interpretation Available: Yes

A host of studies have established that misoprostol is an effective and acceptable treatment for incomplete abortion. Treatment of incomplete abortion with misoprostol is an important addition to current post-abortion care services since its low cost and reduced need for manpower could help conserve scarce resources. Additionally, the introduction of misoprostol may help bridge the gap between the lack or failure of family planning and the potential need for PAC. Despite existing evidence and demonstrated experience, introduction of misoprostol treatment as a stand-alone service or integration into existing PAC or family planning services has been slow. This interactive session will focus on exploring barriers and discussing effective strategies that can potentially facilitate the introduction of misoprostol for PAC services.

To express interest in attending or to register, please contact:
Ayisha Diop, adiop@gynuity.org, +1 212 448 1230

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Training NGOs to Work with the Media

Date:  November 29, 2011
Time:  
9:00am – 3:00pm
Room: Salon Saint Louis (Floor +1)
Sponsor: 
Population Reference Bureau
Interpretation Available: No

This workshop is designed for communication staff from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who want to gain basic skills necessary to work with the media. Participants will learn how to approach the media with greater confidence and improve their media coverage. NGOs that can deliver their messages to the media effectively, in turn, help journalists to report more accurately. The skills taught will include how to write a news release, how to develop your message, how to interview during a news conference and how to respond to stories that may be inaccurate. A PRB- trained journalist will assist at the sessions.

Space is limited to 15 participants and an application is required.  This session will be held in English.

To express interest in attending or to register, please contact:
Mia Foreman, mforeman@prb.org, 202-939-5419

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Making the Connection: Family Planning and Climate Change

Date:  November 29, 2011
Time:  
9:00am – 3:00pm
Room:
Salon Ziguinchor (Floor +1)
Sponsor: 
Population Reference Bureau and Population Action International
Interpretation Available: No

The Population Reference Bureau and Population Action International are organizing a workshop to offer policy makers and family planning advocates the opportunity to explore and discuss the links between population and climate change and the role that family planning plays in adapting to climate change.

Climate change poses one of the greatest challenges for health and development in the 21st century. Countries in the developing world least responsible for emissions are likely to suffer the greatest impacts. Recent experts meetings have discussed rapid population growth and its role in increasing vulnerability to the consequences of climate change, but family planning has received little attention as a response to climate change.

The goal of this workshop is to create a cadre of policymakers and advocates who are knowledgeable about population and climate change and who are empowered to participate in discussions of the role of social adaptation strategies, including family planning, in national development and climate change action plans and organizational strategies that address climate change planning and implementation.

WHO SHOULD APPLY: Family planning advocates and policymakers with a high level of interest in climate change and a connection between family planning and the environment should contact the organizers to participate.

To express interest in attending or to register, please contact:
Jason Bremner, jbremner@prb.org, 202-939-5436

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Postabortion Family Planning – What’s Working in Africa

Date:  November 29, 2011
Time:  
8:30am-12:15pm
Location: Hotel Les Almadies (Signara Conference Room)
Sponsor: 
USAID’s Post abortion Care Interagency Working Group (PAC Connection)
Interpretation Available: Yes

USAID has supported post abortion care (PAC) programs since 1994 in more than 30 countries. Since 2003, several African countries have implemented evidence-based practices resulting in increased family planning (FP) counseling and FP method use. These practices include: 1) decentralizing PAC services from tertiary to primary level facilities, including health centers and dispensaries; and 2) engaging community members to identify obstacles to accessing and receiving quality care, help raise awareness and implement solutions to improve PAC service delivery. At this meeting, which is open to all, you will hear from colleagues representing different countries about the challenges and rewards encountered in strengthening postabortion family planning services, the best practices that have emerged from their work, and discuss how to scale up evidence-based practices.

To express interest in attending or to register, please contact:
Sara Malakoff, Smalakoff@engenderhealth.org (212) 561-8000

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Postabortion Care Consortium Meeting

Date:  November 29, 2011
Time:  
12:00pm-3:30pm
Location:
Hotel Fleur de Lys – Dakar
Sponsor: 
Pathfinder – Postabortion Care Consortium
Interpretation Available: Yes

The PAC Consortium was formed over a decade ago to help mobilize the reproductive health community to shine the light on the mortality and morbidity resulting from unsafe abortion, and to promote postabortion care (PAC) as a necessity for addressing this global problem. The Consortium hosts annual meetings and is taking this rare opportunity to bring so many global PAC implementers and collaborators together to discuss persisting political, legal, cultural and religious barriers for women needing PAC.  In addition to discussing challenges, the meeting will provide a space for sharing innovative and successful strategies to scale up and expand access to PAC.  Attendees are encouraged to share their insights and suggestions to help the PAC Consortium be a stronger and more effective advocate and change agent.  With your valuable input, we can make greater strides towards reducing mortality and morbidity from incomplete and unsafe abortion.

 To express interest in attending or to RSVP, please contact:
visit the meeting webpage or contact  Mayra Nicola, mnicola@pathfinder.org, 617-527-1243