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13th Congress of the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health (ESC 2014)

Centro de Congressos de Lisboa (CCL) * | Lisbon, PORTUGAL
From 150 to 800 EUR
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Title: 13th Congress of the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health (ESC 2014)
Specialty: , Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dates: From May, 28, 2014 to May, 31, 2014
Location: Lisbon, PORTUGAL
Type: Congress
Registration Cost: From 150 to 800 EUR
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Dear colleagues

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the 13th Congress of the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health will take place in Lisbon from 28 to 31 May, 2014.

The main objective of Reproductive Health is that the population has a safe and satisfactory sexual life as well as the capacity to decide when and how often to have children. Despite the enormous progress in the access to safe contraception, it is estimated that more than 120 million women throughout the world wish to avoid pregnancy but do not practice effective contraception. There are many reasons for this: the healthcare services do not provide adequate support, information and methods of contraception are still not available in many places or, options are limited. 

Portugal was one of the last countries to legalize abortion and since then the mortality and morbidity regarding abortion is decreasing. We are an example of how a society can change.

At the Lisbon 13th ESC Congress whose theme is “Challenges in Sexual and Reproductive Health”, we propose to present and discuss the latest scientific information and knowledge regarding contraception as well as to promote the right of each individual’s access to adequate health services and to be informed of methods of family planning.

Lisbon is a city that combines the charms of olden times with modern state-of-the-art facilities. Here, you can enjoy visits to historical monuments, exciting cultural events, superb traditional cuisine amidst all the comforts of a modern city.

The proverbial warm and spontaneous hospitality of the city’s inhabitants together with its gentle climate will combine to offer you a very warm reception to what promises to be a highly productive and very enjoyable and successful meeting.

Save the date of this event and come to Lisbon.

Best wishes,
Teresa Bombas


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Avenida 5 de Outubro, 53-2 
1050 - 048 Lisboa Portugal 
T (+351) 21 315 51 35 
F (+351) 21 355 80 02

For hotel, tours, social events and other local arrangments you may contact: Mundiconvenius. Mundiconvenius has made special price arrangements during the ESC congress with hotels in Lisbon. We strongly advise you to book your hotel as soon as possible to guarantee a room in a hotel of your preference:

StarsHotelLocationSingle roomDouble room
5* Real Palácio Hotel City Center 100 Eur 110 Eur
4* Vila Galé Hotel Walking distance 160 Eur 160 Eur
4* Marquês de Pombal Hotel City center 102 Eur 114 Eur
3* SANA Capitol City center 90 Eur 100 Eur
3* American Diamonds City center 100 Eur 140 Eur


Real Palácio Hotel

The luxurious five star Real Palácio Hotel is set close to Edward VII Park, in a quiet quarter at the very heart of Lisbon City. Combining comfort, charm and sophistication with the opulence of a 5-star hotel. Originally a seventeenth century palace, this distinguished building has kept its original layout.

Vila Galé Opera Hotel

At the Vila Galé Ópera Hotel, you can feel the music in the air. This hotel basically stands right by the Tagus River. Its proximity to the major tourism attractions of Lisbon makes it even more commendable. This hotel in Lisbon adjoins Lisbon’s Congress Centre and the lively nightlife of Lisbon’s Docas area. With time to rest in mind, this hotel offers a number of treatments, massages, and a heated indoor pool.

Marquês de Pombal Hotel

The Marquês De Pombal hotel in Lisbon is located in the most prestigious quarter of central Lisbon, Avenida da Liberdade, this first class hotel boasts of its distinguished and contemporary atmosphere and decoration, while offering a perfect blend of excellent accommodation and service, together with the traditional Portuguese hospitality.

SANA Capitol

SANA Capitol Hotel is a hotel, built in 2008, located in the centre of Lisbon. With an irreverent and urban design. SANA Capitol Hotel offers a unique atmosphere, allied to extreme comfort and peace. Near Marquês de Pombal, an area with excellent accessibility whether by car, or public transport, and a few minutes’ walk both from the historic centre and business areas.

American Diamonds

The America Diamonds Hotel in Lisbon is located in the heart of the city, next to Marquês de Pombal and Eduardo VII Park. It offers comfortable accommodation in a historical building beautifully restored in the heart of Lisbon contrasting with its modern interior. The America Diamonds Hotel is just a few meters away from the underground station Picoas and other transport networks, which allow an easy access to the center and downtown Lisbon.

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Submission Info

The Organising and Scientific Committee invite all those involved in any aspect of contraception, sexual and reproductive health care to actively participate by submitting abstracts, either for oral or poster presentation. All abstracts will be evaluated and those accepted will be published in a Supplement of the European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care. As only a limited number of oral communications can be accepted, authors are asked to indicate on their form whether they wish their abstract to be considered ONLY for oral or poster presentation or for either option.

Topics for Free Communications and Posters

Authors must select one topic from the list which best describes the content of their submitted abstract:

  • Abortion
  • Barrier methods
  • Contraception in adolescence
  • Contraception in medical conditions and disability
  • Contraception in premenopausal women
  • Contraception in socially disadvantaged groups
  • Culture, religion, reproduction and sexuality
  • Delivery of sexual and reproductive health care
  • Diversity and sexual/reproductive health (SRH) in multicultural Europe
  • Education and training for family planning professionals
  • Emergency contraception
  • Gender issues in sexual and reproductive health
  • Hormonal contraception
  • Intrauterine contraception
  • Long-acting reversible contraceptive methods
  • Male contraception
  • New contraceptive methods
  • Natural Family Planning methods
  • Non-contraceptive benefits of contraceptive methods
  • Postpartum contraception
  • Role of midlevel providers
  • Sexual and contraceptive behaviour
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Sexual health education
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Side effects and risks of contraceptives
  • Sterilisation: male and female
  • Tailor made bleeding patterns in contraception
  • Miscellaneous
Procedure and general policy
  • Original scientific material is welcome and should not have been previously published.
  • Abstracts presented at local, regional or national meetings may be submitted.
  • Abstracts must reach the online system not later than 1 December 2013. Receipt of the abstract will be confirmed.
  • Any person submitting an abstract can only be the first author for two abstracts.
  • Authors will need to indicate their preference on the online form: oral communication only, poster only, either oral or poster.
  • Authors who wish their abstract to be considered for the best free communication or best poster award or/and for presentation during the Young Scientist session, should indicate this on the online submission form.
  • Abstracts will be evaluated (blind) by at least one referee.
  • Confirmation of acceptance or rejection by the Scientific Committee will be mailed to the author. Detailed practical information regarding the presentation will be included in the confirmation.
  • Accepted abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts of the Congress, Supplement of the European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care.
  • Authors are urged, if not native English speakers, to have their abstract read and corrected by someone mastering that language. The writing style of the abstract will be checked by the publisher and the necessary amendments made. In view of the deadline for publication, it will not be possible to submit the aforementioned amendments to authors' approval.
  • Presenting authors, whose abstracts are accepted for presentation, must register for the congress and pay the (early) registration fee. In the case of 'no show' at the time of the congress, the author may be blacklisted for the next congress.
How to submit an abstract?
  1. Abstracts can only be submitted electronically through the online system. Hard copy abstracts (sent by fax, email or post) will NOT be considered.
  2. As a first step, you need to register as a first time user. The system will ask you to enter your name and contact details and to create a personal password.
  3. Log in to the submission system. To log in, enter your email address and the password you chose when you first registered with the system (see 2).
  4. When you click the "log in" button you will be taken to a screen from which the submission process starts. Please read the instructions on this screen carefully. If you have not yet submitted an abstract to the system you should click the link that says "Click here to submit a new abstract".
  5. Should you want to submit several abstracts, you have to login each time you want to submit an abstract.
  6. Please contact the administrator by email ( if you have any problem with this process.
Typing and other instructions
  • Abstracts must be written in English.
  • The abstract must fit into the abstract frame (max. 400 words).
  • Type the title of the abstract in the first textbox.
  • Do not enter names of authors or affiliations in the abstract template as your abstract needs to remain unidentified (blinded) to the reviewers. As you will need to enter this information elsewhere online, the system will make the correct link between your name etc. and your abstract.
  • Preferably do not include references.
  • The text of the abstract should briefly state:

    Objective(s): indicate the purpose of the study or the hypothesis that was tested.
    Design & Methods: include the setting for the study, the subjects (number and type), the diagnosis or intervention, and statistical analysis.
    Results: present as clearly as possible the outcome of the study and statistical significance if appropriate.
    Conclusions: briefly discuss the data and emphasise the significance of the results.

  • Type the text of the abstract using the full width of the document.
  • Avoid the use of symbols.
  • Standard abbreviations are accepted in the text. Unusual ones should be in brackets after the word first appears. Do not use abbreviations in the title.
  • Please ensure that your abstract does not contain any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific facts.
  • You will be asked to declare any conflict of interest.
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A Young Scientist session will provide a special platform for oral presentations by young scientists (below 35 years of age). Each presenter in this session will compete for theESC Young Scientist Award. Abstracts submitted for the Young Scientist session must be written and presented by a first author who is less than 35 years old on 28 May 2014. Authors, who wish to be included in this session, should indicate this on the online abstract form. The Best Free CommunicationBest Poster Award and Young Scientist Award will be awarded during the Closing Session on Saturday.

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B-1740 Ternat
Tel:+32 2 582 08 52
Fax:+32 2 582 55 15


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