January 28, 2020: BOMA USA offers their first webinar of 2020. The speaker is Fr. Dan McCaffrey from NFP Outreach. The presentation will begin at 7:00PM (Central Time). To register as well as check out up-coming webinars see https://www.boma-usa.org/events.html.
March 9-11, 2020: WOOMB International in collaboration with PFNGC, WOOMB Benin will co-sponsor an international educational conference and Billings' teacher training conference in Cotonou, Benin (west Africa). Visit the website and consider attending, https://woombconferencebenin2020.com/fr/index.php.
CHANGED TO VIRTUAL: July 22-25, 2020: The American Academy of FertilityCare Professionals' annual meeting, in Clayton, MO. For the agenda and registration information, see https://aafcp.net/annualmeeting.
CHANGED TO VIRTUAL, OCT. 1 2020: December 9-12, 2020: The National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers (NACFLM) annual conference will be held in collaboration with the conference of the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM). The events will be held in New Orleans, LA . Stay tuned for more information at www.nacflm.org.
October 12, 2019: FACTS offers a one day medical conference in Dallas, TX, for healthcare professionals and students on the science of NFP and their medical application for women's health. Seven CME credits are available for qualifying attendees. Contact M. Duane, MD, Executive Director, FACTS, email@example.com or see https://www.factsaboutfertility.org.
October 22, 2019: Gianna Center of Philadelphia Annual Gala. A cocktail reception and Awards Presentation honoring Carl Anderson and the Knights of Columbus, Missionary Sisters of Charity, Norristown, Love and Fidelity Network and Liz Parrish of the Friends of FertilityCare. Black Tie Optional. Details here.
July 28-30, 2019: The National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers (NACFLM) annual conference in Denver, Colorado. Archbishop Samuel Aquila is among the speakers. To view the agenda and register, visit: http://www.nacflm.org.
July 17-20, 2019: The American Academy of FertilityCare Professionals' annual meeting, Blue Bell, PA (Archdiocese of Philadelphia). For the agenda and registration information, please visit, https://aafcp.net/annualmeeting.or contact Jeanne Karnath, CFCP, @email.
June 28-30, 2019: Theology of the Body symposium, Rolduc Abbey, Kerkrade, Netherlands.2019 marks 40 years since St. John Paul II presented his first “Wednesday catechesis” on the Theology of the Body. This fifth International Symposium will be held on the week-end of the Feasts of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and of Saints Peter and Paul. It will discuss and promote John Paul II’s Theology of the Body within a general theme—Defending and Promoting Human Dignity in a Secular Age—centering around the 50th anniversary of the promulgation of Humanae Vitae. All the talks will be given in English. For information about the agenda and how to register, see: https://www.tobsymposium.org; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 2019: BOMA-USA offers a medical seminar webinar series on various dates. "From Menarche to Menopause: The Health Advantages of Monitoring Fertility" is a five-session medical webinar on the Billings Ovulation Method geared primarily towards medical professionals. For more details and registration, visit: https://www.boma-usa.org
January-December, 2018: "Humanae Vitae at 50" celebrations in honor of Pope Paul VI's encyclical on married love and responsible parenthood have been held across the country and internationally in 2018! Check out our list of HV50 celebrations past and present on our Humanae Vitae at 50 page.
August 16-19, 2018, Teen STAR teacher training workshop was offered at the Franciscan Center, Tampa, FL. Teen STAR - Sexuality Teaching in the context of Adult Responsibility - uses experiential learning of the body's signs to facilitate discovering and "owning" one's fertility and sexuality thus supporting primary and secondary abstinence. Information at email@example.com. Teen STAR trainings also took place Sept. 13-16, 2018 in San Diego, CA, and will take place October 18-21, 2018 in Omaha, NE.
May 29-June 3, 2018,the Hildebrand Project hosted their 8th annual summer seminar at Franciscan University, Steubenville, OH. Entitled, Love, Sex and the Human Person, this academic seminar looked to the philosophical anthropology of Dietrich von Hildebrand and Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II to provide a foundation for thinking about love, sex, and marriage today. Both men sought to articulate a vision of the human person at once consistent with the deepest impulses of the Christian tradition and also informed by philosophical thinking that recognized the importance of the person. Scholarships were available. More Information at http://www.hildebrandproject.org/events/eighth-annual-summer-seminar-love-sex-human-person.
2017 July 23-26: NACFLM Annual Conference at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC; pre-conference trainings--July 22 and 23; registration opened in January; for information see, www.nacflm/conference.
2016 September 22-25: The third international Theology of the Body Congress in Southern California. For more information, see: www.tobcongress.com.
2016 August 22-26: Teen STAR Teacher Training Workshop, Wenatchee, WA. Contact: Anna Enslow; 509-663-7675; firstname.lastname@example.org. This teen human sexuality and chastity program is among the strongest curricula available. Dr. Hanna Klaus, Teen STAR founder, has conducted research that confirms a positive change in adolescent behavior regarding a commitment to living chastely after completion of the Teen STAR program. For more information, contact: Hanna Klaus, MD, 301-897-9323, email@example.com.
2016 July 19-23: Annual conference of the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers (NACFLM). The theme of the conference is, "Family: The Heart of Mercy." The conference is in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Marriott North Pyramid Hotel; see: https://www.nacflm.org.
2016 June 3 and 4: The Billings Ovulation Method Association's conference in Tampa, Florida. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 August 8: Contraceptive Conundrum: Effects and Side Effects, Georgetown University, Washington, DC. Vicki Thorn (one of the founders of Project Rachel), in collaboration with the Edmund D. Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics of Georgetown University's School of Medicine, is offering this one-day symposium. The conference is focused on the facts about contraception from a research-based point of view. It will explore the many negative side-effects and social outcomes. The symposium is open to the public. To view the agenda and register, see: www.contraceptiveconundrum.com.
2015 July 19-25: National NFP Awareness Week. Visit here for poster and resources.
2015 July 14: Pre-conference of AA FertilityCare Professionals: "The Story of the Creighton Model FertilityCare System and NaProTechnology." See flyer at:https://www.popepaulvi.com/education.
2015 June 12-14: NFP World Congress, Milan, Italy. This meeting is for NFP leaders, scientists, educators and certified teachers of all methods. See: www.2015nfpcongress.org.
2015 May 22-24:BOMA-USA, Teacher Training (Yorba Linda, CA). Contact: Louise Allard: 949-916-4138 or @email.
2014 September 12-14: Family of the Americas Foundation hosted an NFP Instructor Training. Held at 5929 Talbot Rd. Lothian MD 20711.
2014 July 16-19: NACFLM Conference 2014, "Home is a Holy Place."
2014 July 9-12: American Academy of FertilityCare Professionals 33rd Annual Meeting. The location for this year's meeting is Stratford- upon- Avon, UK. This is jointly sponsored by AAFCP and Creighton University School of Medicine.
2014 June 23-30: Creighton Model FertilityCare Practioner Education Program Washington, DC area.
2014 June 14th: The Diocese of Kalamazoo is presenting a $10 "Healthy Love." Session which will be a 2 hour introduction to NFP geared toward engaged couples.
2014 June 2-6: Teen STAR Workshop at Saint Louis University, School of Nursing.
2014 May 10: Men Fully Alive. A conference for Catholic men in the "That Man Is You" series by the Diocese of Kansas City, MO.
2014 May 2: Fun Night Out! The Diocese of Sioux Falls hosts a relaxed evening of hors d'oeuvres and beverages for couples.
2014 April 25: Caring About Healthy Women, Healthy Marriages & Healthy Families: The Diocese of Fresno presents a "Forum of Experts" to present a conference.
2014 April 11-14: BOMA Spanish Teacher Training in the Diocese of Rockford at Bishop Lane Retreat Center.
2014 April 7-11: "Life and Love Unlimited Conference."Omaha, Nebraska to PROMOTE, PROCLAIM, and PONDER the Catholic vision of reproductive health care.This event is sponsored by the Pope Paul VI Institute.
2014 March 28-30: Family of the Americas ("Ovulation Method") Teacher Training through the Diocese of Columbus.
2014 March 23/30: Mother/ Daughter Programs. These educational events are provided by the NFP ministry team of the Diocese of Memphis. Mothers are given the opportunity to help their daughters discover God's gift of human sexuality and fertility and to reflect on how to be an authentic woman.
2014 March 19:EWTN's "EWTN Live" TV program with Fr. Mitch Pacwa(8 p.m. EST), with Guests Dr. Thomas Hilgers and Sue Hilgers, Co-Founders of the Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction. Discussing the mission of the Pope Paul VI Institute and the documentary, "Voices in the Desert: The Story of the Pope Paul VI Institute."
2014 February 15: "Passion and Purpose for Marriage." This event is a marriage conference hosted by the Diocese of Joliet.
2014 February 10-14: Dr. Thomas Hilgers appears on EWTN's "Women of Grace" program hosted by Johnette Benkovic.
2014 January 20-29: Voices in the Desert: The Story of the Pope Paul VI Institute is a documentary on EWTN that will be airing about the Paul VI Institute.
2013 November 7: Frustrations with Fertility: Becoming an Advocate for Your Reproductive Health." The Couple to Couple League of Northern Virginia hosts this forum which provides information on how women can obtain optimal health by charting their fertility.
2013 November 6: "Premenopause Workshop." Hosted by the Diocese of Wichita, KS.
2013 November 3: "Third Annual Fertility Appreciation Mother-Daughter Tea." Provided by FertilityCare Friends of Philadelphia, Generation Life and St. Mary's Medical Center.
2013 November 1: "God's Plan for Life and Love." Hosted by the Archdiocese of Kansas City, KS, in this marriage and family enrichment day features popular speaker Coleen Kelly Mast. Topics include: "Unity or Division in Marriage- They Call Us the Opposite Sex for a Reason!"; and "Raising Love-Wise Kids- Practical tips for educating children in sexuality so that they can remain innocent without being ignorant."
2013 October 27: Father/Son Program. The Diocese of Memphis hosts this program for boys ages 12-15. The topics examine God's gifts of human sexuality and fertility as well as the goodness and wonder of God's plan for becoming a man of integrity.
2013 October 26: Year of Faith Conference: "Contemporary Problems Related to Marriage." Hosted by the Diocese of Kansas City/ St. Joseph, MO. This conference includes presentation on the meaning of the body in marriage; so called same sex marriage; and the body and contraception.
2013 October 26: "Frustrations with Fertility: Becoming an Advocate for Your Reproductive Health." The Couple to Couple League of Northern Virginia hosts this forum which provides information on how women can obtain optimal health by charting their fertility.
2013 August 23rd: Marquette Model Summit II Meeting. Marquette University College of Nursing - Institute for NFP Friday Afternoon MM Webinar! Purpose: To present and discuss scientific updates on NFP, the MM, and related topics and to have a forum to discuss and plan future research, collaboration, organization, and programs.
2013 August 19th: Family Honor, Inc. is offering the next semester of their online course, The Truth and Meaning of Sexuality, Love & Family: Cultural Implications.
2013 August 12-16: Teen STAR Teacher Training Workshop.
Teen STAR is a developmental curriculum which utilizes the experience of the body's fertility patterns to help adolescents discover their inherent value as made in God's image and derive chaste behavioral norms. The program teaches chaste responsible decision making and communication skills in the area of sexual behavior.
2013 August 7-10: American Academy of FertilityCare Professionals hosted their annual FertilityCare and NaPro technology meeting in New Orleans. The theme was New Hope, New Life, New Orleans. This was the 32nd Annual Meeting.
2013 July 17th-20th: 2013 NACFLM Conference, St. Louis, MO.
Friday, July 19 (12:00 PM-1:00 PM) Lunch for Diocesan NFP Coordinators and Teachers “Ignite Diocesan NFP in Your Diocese!”
Friday, July 19 (2:00 PM – 5:00 PM) NFP E-Distance Learning—What it is, How it Works. The panel of NFP providers will demonstrate their e-distance client education and discuss how it works. Presentation will include Internet demonstrations.
Saturday, July 20 (1:15 PM-2:45 PM) “NFP Fact Checker” Ever wanted to know which studies back up the NFP effectiveness rates? Is the “less than 5% divorce rate” true for NFP users? This workshop will treat a number of commonly misunderstood facts about NFP use.