The Guttmacher Institute will be celebrating its 50th anniversary at the Population Association of America (PAA) annual meeting, held April 25–28 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown in Denver, CO. The Institute, along with the Guttmacher Center for Population Research Innovation and Dissemination, will be exhibiting new research at booth #200. Stop by to meet Guttmacher staff and Population Center affiliates, and pick up some 50th anniversary swag! A selection of recent publications will also be on display and available.   

In addition to several presentations planned for PAA, Guttmacher experts will also be presenting at the 2018 Psychosocial Workshop, which will be held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown on Tuesday, April 24 and Wednesday, April 25. The workshop brings together psychological and social scientists and health professionals to discuss topics including abortion, women’s health and sexuality.

Guttmacher will also host a 50th anniversary reception in the 15|Fifty Restaurant off the Sheraton Hotel lobby on Thursday, April 26 from 6pm to 7:30pm. All conference attendees are welcome. 


Guttmacher-Organized Events at PAA:

Celebrate the Guttmacher Institute’s 50th Anniversary
Thursday, April 26, 2018 6:00pm–7:30pm
15|Fifty Restaurant (just off Sheraton lobby)
Juel E Brathwaite-Alleyne, Director of Meetings & Events, Guttmacher Institute

Please join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres to celebrate Guttmacher’s 50th anniversary. All conference attendees are welcome; no need to register in advance. Sponsored by the Guttmacher Institute and the Guttmacher Center for Population Research Innovation and Dissemination.
 

Guttmacher 50th anniversary celebration invitation

Getting Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals 
Thursday, April 26, 2018 6:30pm–8:00pm
Director's Row J (Sheraton Denver Downtown) 

Moderator: Peter Doskoch, Managing Editor of International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, Guttmacher Institute 

This session provides an opportunity for graduate students, young academics and researchers whose native language is not English to enhance their chances of being published by learning from editors of top peer-reviewed journals about their publications’ areas of interest, criteria for submission and manuscript selection process. 

Guttmacher Participation at PAA:

Thursday, April 26

Session 1: Abortion in the United States
Thursday, April 26 8:30am–10:00am
Governor’s Square 15 (Sheraton Denver Downtown)
Discussant: Liza Fuentes, Guttmacher Institute
Session Chair: Abigail R. A. Aiken, University of Texas-Austin

1-1: Completeness of Abortion Reporting in Three National Surveys in the United States 
Thursday, April 26, 2018 8:30am
Governor’s Square 15 (Sheraton Denver Downtown)
Laura Lindberg, Guttmacher Institute 
Kathryn Kost, Guttmacher Institute
Sheila Desai, Guttmacher Institute
Isaac Maddow-Zimet, Guttmacher Institute
Mia Zolna, Guttmacher Institute


Session 13: Innovations in Program Design and Evaluation
Thursday, April 26, 2018 8:30am–10:00am
Plaza Court 3 (Sheraton Denver Downtown)
Discussant: Andrew D. Foster, Brown University
Session Chair: Elizabeth Peters, Urban Institute

13-3: Evaluation of the Quality and Capacity of Post-Abortion Care in Zimbabwe: A Health Systems, Signal-Function Approach Using a Health Facility Census 
Thursday, April 26, 2018 9:10am
Plaza Court 3 (Sheraton Denver Downtown)
Taylor Riley, Guttmacher Institute
Mugove Gerald Madziyire, UZ-UCSF Collaborative Research Programme
Onikepe Owolabi, Guttmacher Institute
Elizabeth A. Sully, Guttmacher Institute
Tsungai Chipato, UZ-UCSF Collaborative Research Programme


Session 23: Trends in the Transition to Parenthood
Thursday, April 26, 2018 8:30am–10:00am
Governor’s Square 12 (Sheraton Denver Downtown)
Discussant: Bamikale Feyisetan, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Session Chair: Gilda Sedgh, Guttmacher Institute

23-4: Comparing Adolescent and Young Adult Fertility Trends, 1969–2015 
Thursday, April 26, 2018 9:30am
Governor’s Square 12 (Sheraton Denver Downtown)
Julien O. Teitler, Columbia University
Lawrence Finer, Guttmacher Institute 
Meghan Ingerick, Guttmacher Institute 
Laura Lindberg, Guttmacher Institute


Session 25: Adolescent Sexual Behavior and Contraceptive Use
Thursday, April 26, 2018 10:30am–12:00pm
Plaza Ballroom E (Sheraton Denver Downtown)
Discussant: Elizabeth A. Sully, Guttmacher Institute
Session Chair: Nancy Luke, Pennsylvania State University


Session 32: Fertility Determinants in Developing Countries
Thursday, April 26, 2018 10:30am–12:00pm
Plaza Ballroom F (Sheraton Denver Downtown)
Discussant: Ann Biddlecom, Guttmacher Institute
Session Chair: Monica Akinyi Magadi, University of Hull


Session 90: Trends, Determinants, and Consequences of Unmet Need
Thursday, April 26, 2018 3:00pm–4:30pm
Plaza Ballroom F (Sheraton Denver Downtown)
Discussant: Stan Becker, Johns Hopkins University
Session Chair: Jacob Adetunji, USAID

90-3: The Level and Relative Size of Unmet Need for Family Planning: A Regional and Sub-group Analysis 
Thursday, April 26, 2018 3:30pm
Plaza Ballroom F (Sheraton Denver Downtown)
Elizabeth A. Sully, Guttmacher Institute 
Jacqueline E. Darroch, Guttmacher Institute
Ann Biddlecom, Guttmacher Institute


Friday, April 27 

Poster Session 6: Fertility, Family Planning, Sexual Behavior, and Reproductive Health 2
Friday, April 27, 2018 8:00am–9:30am
Plaza Exhibit (Sheraton Denver Downtown)

Costs and Benefits of Meeting the Contraceptive Needs of Nepalese Women 
Friday, April 27, 2018 8:00am–9:30am
Plaza Exhibit (Sheraton Denver Downtown)
Aparna Sundaram, Guttmacher Institute
Mahesh Chandra Puri, Center for Research on Environment, Health and Population Activities (CREHPA)
Ayana Douglas-Hall, Guttmacher Institute
Kusum Wagle, CREHPA
Kate Castle, Guttmacher Institute

The Healthcare Context of Abortion-Related Morbidity and Mortality: A Comparative Analysis Across 10 Countries 
Friday, April 27, 2018 8:00am–9:30am
Plaza Exhibit (Sheraton Denver Downtown)
Onikepe Owolabi, Guttmacher Institute 
Ann Biddlecom, Guttmacher Institute

Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Abortion From Health Care Providers and Key Stakeholders in Zimbabwe 
Friday, April 27, 2018 8:00am–9:30am
Plaza Exhibit (Sheraton Denver Downtown)
Ann M. Moore, Guttmacher Institute
Taylor Riley, Guttmacher Institute
Elizabeth A. Sully, Guttmacher Institute
Mugove Gerald Madziyire, UZ-UCSF Collaborative Research Programme 
Tsungai Chipato, UZ-UCSF Collaborative Research Programme


Session 126: Men's Sexual Health and Fertility
Friday, April 27, 2018 8:15am–9:45am
Governor’s Square 12 (Sheraton Denver Downtown)
Discussant: Sarah C. Keogh, Guttmacher Institute
Session Chair: Gladys Martinez, National Center for Health Statistics


Poster Session 8: Health and Mortality 2
Friday, April 27, 2018 12:30pm–2:00pm
Plaza Exhibit (Sheraton Denver Downtown)

Capturing Medical Methods of Abortion Sales Data in India
Friday, April 27, 2018 12:30pm–2:00pm
Plaza Exhibit (Sheraton Denver Downtown) 
Ann M. Moore, Guttmacher Institute
Alyssa Browne, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Suzanne Bell, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Session 184: Fertility Intentions and Uncertainty
Friday, April 27, 2018 2:45pm–4:15pm
Governor’s Square 11 (Sheraton Denver Downtown)
Discussant: Sarah Hayford, Ohio State University
Session Chair: Christie Sennott, Purdue University

Session 184-3: Effects of Question Changes on Reported Pregnancy Intentions: Findings From a Natural Experiment in the United States 
Friday, April 27, 2018 3:25pm
Governor’s Square 11 (Sheraton Denver Downtown)
Isaac Maddow-Zimet, Guttmacher Institute 
Kathryn Kost, Guttmacher Institute


Session 194: Socioeconomic Consequences of Adolescent Fertility and Contraceptive Access
Friday, April 27, 2018 2:45pm–4:15pm
Tower Court A (Sheraton Denver Downtown)
Discussants: Jonathan Marc Bearak, Guttmacher Institute and Onur Altindag, Bentley Univesity
Session Chair: Kathryn Kost, Guttmacher Institute


Saturday, April 28 

Session 196: Adolescent and Unintended Fertility in Developing Countries
Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:15am–10:45am
Plaza Ballroom E (Sheraton Denver Downtown)
Discussant: Onikepe Owolabi, Guttmacher Institute
Session Chair: Ushma Upadhyay, University of California, San Francisco

Session 196-2: Unintended Pregnancy and Its Outcomes: Global, Regional, and Subregional Estimates for 1990–2014 
Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:35am
Plaza Ballroom E (Sheraton Denver Downtown)
Jonathan Marc Bearak, Guttmacher Institute
Anna Popinchalk, Guttmacher Institute
Leontine Alkema, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Gilda Sedgh, Guttmacher Institute


Session 217: Adolescent Transitions Into Parenthood
Saturday, April 28, 2018 11:15am–12:45pm
Plaza Ballroom E (Sheraton Denver Downtown)
Discussant: Christina J. Diaz, University of Arizona
Session Chair: Yasamin Kusunoki, University of Michigan

Session 217-1: Proximate Drivers of Declining Adolescent Pregnancy Rates in Britain and the United States: Sexual Activity and Contraceptive Use Patterns Cross-Nationally 
Saturday, April 28, 2018 11:15am
Plaza Ballroom E (Sheraton Denver Downtown)
Rachel Scott, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Laura Lindberg, Guttmacher Institute


Session 219: Contraceptive Behavior in Developed Countries
Saturday, April 28, 2018 11:15am–12:45pm
Plaza Ballroom D (Sheraton Denver Downtown)
Discussant: Rachel K. Jones, Guttmacher Institute
Session Chair: Jonathan Marc Bearak, Guttmacher Institute