Conferences coming for Contraceptive Technology

Circle your calendar for the upcoming annual Contraceptive Technology Conferences. Two locations are provided: the Washington, DC, conference will be held March 13-16 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, and the San Francisco conference scheduled for March 20-23 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco.

Preconferences include "Office Gynecology: State of the Art" (Session A), which focuses on current management strategies for common GYN problems and practice guidelines for challenging gynecologic complications; "Back to Basics: The Fundamentals of Contraception" (Session B), which provides information to help patients make informed contraceptive decisions; and "Fine-Tuning Your Breast and Pelvic Exam Skills" (Session C), which features hands-on tips for improving breast and pelvic exam skills.

Conference sessions will address such issues as advances in intrauterine contraception, developments in cervical cancer screening and abnormal Pap smear management, and alternative therapies in women’s health.

The early fee deadline is Feb. 1 for the Washing-ton, DC, conference and Feb. 7 for the San Francisco conference. To register on-line, go to the Contemporary Forums web site,, click on "Current Conferences," then click on the conference of your choice. Registrants also may call in their registration information to (800) 377-7707, ext. 3, weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (PST); fax: (800) 329-9923.

After reading Contraceptive Technology Update, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify the dosing schedule examined in the clinical trial for the Ortho Evra contraceptive patch.
  • Name the oral contraceptive under research with a patented 84-day dosing regimen.
  • State the active ingredient in the microbicide dubbed the "invisible condom."
  • Cite a common condom misconception among teens.