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Of the 785 research abstracts, 460 program abstracts, and 111 preformed panels that were submitted, there were 681 oral presentations in 179 sessions and 276 poster presentations in five poster sessions during the conference. We thank all presenters and authors for contributing to the success of the conference program.
Thank you also to all abstracts reviewers. Reviewers may log in to download a certificate of appreciation.
The Conference organizers invited abstracts on cutting-edge research and program results directed at enabling individuals in the world, especially in low-income areas, to achieve their contraceptive and reproductive intentions. Of particular interest were abstracts on research demonstrating how family planning benefits and advances the health and wealth of people and nations and on high impact or best practices of family planning programs and service delivery models. Abstracts using strong scientific/evaluation methods were given priority in the review and acceptance process.
Individual abstracts and pre-formed panels were accepted. Pre-formed panels included no more than four (4) abstracts, thematically integrated with each abstract based on work carried out by separate organizations.
The abstract submission deadline was May 1, 2013.
Abstracts were reviewed by the following criteria:
Originality, contained significant new findings 20%
Quality, Significantly advanced evidence base for addressing family planning needs 25%
Importance, Directly addressed key themes for conference 25%
Presentation, Clearly presented material according to outline (with headings) 30%