FIAPAC is an organization of professionals working in the field of abortion and contraception.

Our Website provides information on a professional level. Here you will find a broad range of information with an international perspective, in particular the contents and presentations of the FIAPAC-conferences.


2016 Conference

Theme: Improving women’s journeys through abortion
13. - 15. October 2016 in Lisbon (Portugal)

View or download the flyer here


10 December 2015 - Board election procedure

The FIAPAC Board strongly recommended the option of electing the Board BEFORE the General Assembly (GA), which would make things more comfortable. Till now, Board members are elected DURING the GA.

A possible change in the election process of the board induces a change of the Statutes: art 7 describes the moment of the election of the board members (currently, at the time of the GA). This can only be done by voting by the members.

As a first step, we asked the agreement of the members to organise a virtual (= through internet) extraordinary General Assembly. A majority of members agreed with this idea (87.06% yes, 3.53% no, 9.41% abstention).

As a second step, we meanwhile organised a second voting round on the changes in statutes, making the new board election procedure applicable already before the next congress. Also here, a majority of members agreed (92.96% yes, 2.82% no, 4.23% abstention).


15 November 2015 - Call for congress bids 2018

Bids are welcome to host the FIAPAC Conference in the year 2018.

Although it may look far away, we are aware that preparing a bid takes time and we would like to remind you that proposals for holding conferences should be presented 2 years ahead at the General Assembly.

The deadline to submit a bid is 19 September 2016.

Any FIAPAC member from any European country interested in making a bid is strongly encouraged to do so. The Central Office will be happy to reply to any request for further information on how to prepare a bid.


20 October 2015: Call for project applications

Exelgyn, in partnership with FIAPAC, will provide funding to support an individual, group, institute or organisation with a project within Europe related to the aims and scope of the Exelgyn/FIAPAC project “Improving the quality of life for women having a medical abortion”.

Click here for full information.

Download the poster to advert the call for projects at work.

Application: please use this application form. Note sections with a maximum word count. Forms will be returned if the word count is exceeded.

Who can apply? Applicants must be paid-up FIAPAC members.

Deadline: applications MUST be received at FIAPAC by 31 March 2016

Budget: 10 000 euros maximum for the successful application.
If the Exelgyn/FIAPAC grant committee decides, the fund may be split to more than one project.


30 September 2015 - The BMA Medical Book Awards take place annually to recognise outstanding contributions to medical literature. Prizes are awarded in 21 categories. This year’s Book Awards were held on 3 September and WHO was awarded first prize for its "Clinical Practice Handbook for Safe Abortion" in the category for obstetrics and gynecology.