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Annual National Reproductive Health Conference

10-13 August 2021 Annual National Reproductive Health Conference San Francisco, CA, USA

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The Power of MPTs: Combining Prevention of HIV, other STIs, and Pregnancy

The Power of MPTs: Combining Prevention of HIV, other STIs, and Pregnancy

The Power of MPTs: Combining Prevention of HIV, other STIs, and Pregnancy The IMPT’s Susanna Moore, Bethany Young Holt, and IMPT Advisory Council Member Thesla Palanee-Philips of Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Wits RHI), University of the Witwatersrand, presented an introductory MPT panel at USAID’s Global Health Science and Practice Technical Exchange (GHTechX) in […]

The IMPT, Wits RHI, Susanna Moore, Bethany Young Holt, Thesla Palanee-Philips April 2021
Multipurpose Prevention Technologies: Strategy recommendations to guide the most promising products from the lab to hands of women

Multipurpose Prevention Technologies: Strategy recommendations to guide the most promising products from the lab to hands of women

Multipurpose Prevention Technologies: Strategy recommendations to guide the most promising products from the lab to hands of women January, 2021 Recent results from long-acting HIV prevention trials in parallel with the MPTs in the pipeline herald an exciting time for the MPT field. However, given finite resources and technical challenges to advance products from preclinical […]

Bethany Young Holt, Susanna Moore, Anke Hemmerling, Kavita Nanda, Greg Kopf, Thesla Palanee-Phillips, Sharon L. Achilles January 2021
23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020: Virtual)

23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020: Virtual)

International AIDS Society (IAS) July 2020
The promise of MPTs

The promise of MPTs

Young Holt, B. November 2019
Critical actions to achieve the value potential of MPTs for prevention of HIV, other STIs, and unintended pregnancies among young women

Critical actions to achieve the value potential of MPTs for prevention of HIV, other STIs, and unintended pregnancies among young women

23-27 July 2018 Amsterdam, the Netherlands Held at the 2018 International AIDS Conference, this interactive workshop involved a panel of influential interdisciplinary leaders and experts who discussed the current status of the MPT field and the priorities of funding organizations. It also included an energetic dialogue about ways to encourage the exploration of the funding […]

Young Holt, B. July 2018
Technologies for comprehensive sexual and reproductive health prevention: The promise of MPTs

Technologies for comprehensive sexual and reproductive health prevention: The promise of MPTs

Technologies for comprehensive sexual and reproductive health prevention: The promise of MPTs 06-07 May 2018 San Francisco, CA, USA This session presentation enhanced the discussion on modernizing contraception by providing foundational knowledge about MPTs and the ever-growing pipeline database. It also engaged a new audience, especially youth in tech, in the movement to advance the […]

Young Holt, B. May 2018
Prevention with a Twist: Developing MPTs with the End-User in Mind

Prevention with a Twist: Developing MPTs with the End-User in Mind

Prevention with a Twist: Developing MPTs with the End-User in Mind 20-22 March 2018 Brussels, Belgium Briefly providing a background on MPTs, this presentation centered around the importance of incorporating end-user research at each stage of product development. Featuring lessons learned from the microbicide field and the product pipeline, it delivered key messages from the […]

Mann, C. March 2018
Comprehensive Sexual & Reproductive Health Prevention: The Promise of MPTs

Comprehensive Sexual & Reproductive Health Prevention: The Promise of MPTs

Comprehensive Sexual & Reproductive Health Prevention: The Promise of MPTs 17-18 January 2017 Oakland, CA, USA This presentation provided an overview of MPTs as innovative, breakthrough solutions that aim to deliver simultaneous prevention of at least two health risks: unintended pregnancy, HIV and other STIs. With an array of MPTs in development, it highlighted the […]

Young Holt, B. & Stewart, K. January 2017
STIs and the Increasing Epidemiological Need for Innovative SRH Prevention: The Promise of MPTs

STIs and the Increasing Epidemiological Need for Innovative SRH Prevention: The Promise of MPTs

STIs and the Increasing Epidemiological Need for Innovative SRH Prevention: The Promise of MPTs 01-02 November 2016 Denver, CO, USA This presentation provided an overview of how the IMPT’s prioritization of actions to increase the awareness and development of MPTs can impact the incidence of unintended pregnancy, HIV and other STIs in the United States. […]

Thomas, V. November 2016
The Next Wave in HIV Prevention: Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs)

The Next Wave in HIV Prevention: Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs)

The Next Wave in HIV Prevention: Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs) 17 October 2016 Chicago, IL , USA Building from the key recommendations from the IMPT’s Clinical Evaluation Workshop and HC and MPTs Meeting for MPTs in September, the objective of this satellite was to further define the technical, clinical and market data required to justify […]

Bethany Young Holt October 2016
Putting hindsight to use: Applying lessons learned from family planning to new  HIV prevention products and multipurpose prevention technologies

Putting hindsight to use: Applying lessons learned from family planning to new HIV prevention products and multipurpose prevention technologies

Putting hindsight to use: Applying lessons learned from family planning to new HIV prevention products and multipurpose prevention technologies 13 October 2016 Seattle, WA, USA The RHSC meeting organizers requested that the IMPT coordinate a joint panel with IPM to combine separate abstract submissions on new reproductive health technologies. The joint IMPT/IPM panel session objectives […]

October 2016
Clinical Trial Evaluation Workshop for MPTs: Strategic Steps to Ensure Success

Clinical Trial Evaluation Workshop for MPTs: Strategic Steps to Ensure Success

Clinical Trial Evaluation Workshop for MPTs: Strategic Steps to Ensure Success 13-14 September 2016 Washington, DC, USA As the HIV prevention field continues to evolve, appropriately evaluating the potential advantages of MPT products becomes more complicated, and opportunities for the progression of MPTs through full development to commercialization may be limited. The Clinical Trial Evaluation […]

The IMPT September 2016
Technical Meeting on Hormonal Contraception (HC) in MPTs

Technical Meeting on Hormonal Contraception (HC) in MPTs

Technical Meeting on Hormonal Contraception (HC) in MPTs 12 September 2016 Washington, DC, USA Through two previous convenings on HC in MPTs, the IMPT has identified a number of challenges critical to advancing work on combining HC with antiretrovirals (ARVs) in MPTs and issued recommendations on next steps for this field of research. This meeting […]

September 2016
CCTN and MPT Stakeholder Round Table on Hormonal Contraception (HC) in MPTs

CCTN and MPT Stakeholder Round Table on Hormonal Contraception (HC) in MPTs

CCTN and MPT Stakeholder Round Table on Hormonal Contraception (HC) in MPTs 20 May 2015 Rockville, MD, USA In September 2014, CAMI Health, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), convened a technical meeting in collaboration with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child […]

Diana Blithe, Bethany Young Holt May 2015
Multipurpose Prevention Technologies Round Table

Multipurpose Prevention Technologies Round Table

Multipurpose Prevention Technologies Round Table 31 October 2014 Cape Town, South Africa HIV R4P 2014 was selected to be the venue for a no-host reception to celebrate the release of the BJOG MPT supplement, as well as a roundtable discussion and satellite session around MPTs. Building the movement for MPTs, leaders in the field shared […]

October 2014
Technical Meeting on Hormonal Contraceptives in MPTs

Technical Meeting on Hormonal Contraceptives in MPTs

Technical Meeting on Hormonal Contraceptives in MPTs 18-19 September 2014 Washington, DC, USA This technical meeting brought together experts in hormonal contraception (HC) with MPT developers to review relevant contraceptive research and discuss its application to the MPT development pipeline. The meeting discussed expert recommendations for the use of HC in MPT products and appropriate […]

CAMI Health September 2014
Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs) for Girls and Women

Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs) for Girls and Women

Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs) for Girls and Women 30 May 2013 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia This panel session highlighted that MPTs would provide a greater selection for women to choose from based on their varying sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs, and thus would empower women to control their own health. However, there are several challenges […]

May 2013
MPTs for sexual and reproductive health: meeting a critical need for women and their families

MPTs for sexual and reproductive health: meeting a critical need for women and their families

MPTs for sexual and reproductive health: meeting a critical need for women and their families 24 May 2013 Copenhagen, Denmark Session on MPTs at the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health (ESC): First Global Conference on Contraception, Reproductive and Sexual Health This session discussed the definition of MPTs, the global need among the female […]

May 2013
International Symposium on Accelerating Research on Multipurpose Prevention Technologies for Reproductive Health

International Symposium on Accelerating Research on Multipurpose Prevention Technologies for Reproductive Health

International Symposium on Accelerating Research on Multipurpose Prevention Technologies for Reproductive Health 11-12 December 2012 New Delhi, India As one in a series of global meetings designed to clarify objectives and lay a firm foundation for the strategic development of MPTs, this symposium brought together representatives from reproductive health and HIV prevention research, product development, […]

December 2012
MPT Product Prioritization Stakeholder Meeting

MPT Product Prioritization Stakeholder Meeting

MPT Product Prioritization Stakeholder Meeting 26 October 2012 Washington, DC, USA This meeting considered the recommendations generated by the IMPT’s Scientific Advisory Working Group (SAWG), which included stakeholders in family planning, reproductive health, and HIV prevention. The SAWG evaluated and presented a comprehensive list of MPT products and component products, which informed an expert review […]

October 2012
New Products, New Paradigms: Combination Products for Women

New Products, New Paradigms: Combination Products for Women

New Products, New Paradigms: Combination Products for Women 26 July 2012 Washington, DC, USA This session highlighted the needs, challenges, and opportunities for developing MPTs. It also discussed various first generation MPTs that are on-demand products or are sustained-release devices. The emphasis on women in different countries having various needs raises the importance of collaborative […]

July 2012
Prevention of Multiple Reproductive Health Indications

Prevention of Multiple Reproductive Health Indications

Prevention of Multiple Reproductive Health Indications 15-18 April 2012 Sydney, Australia This panel explored MPT products’ role and potential in sexual and reproductive health, and the demographics relevant to diverse unmet needs. The panel also discussed the necessary attributes of high-impact products, the opportunities and challenges inherent in their development, and the pipeline of products […]

April 2012
Global Forum on Multipurpose Prevention Technologies

Global Forum on Multipurpose Prevention Technologies

Global Forum on Multipurpose Prevention Technologies 11-12 January 2012 London, United Kingdom This two-day meeting provided the opportunity for a multidisciplinary, multinational group of experts to help shape the evolving strategy for accelerating the development of MPTs for those regions in the world with a substantial unmet need in HIV prevention, STI prevention, and family […]

January 2012
Multipurpose Prevention Technologies for Reproductive Health

Multipurpose Prevention Technologies for Reproductive Health

Multipurpose Prevention Technologies for Reproductive Health 03-04 November 2011 Washington, DC, USA This symposium convened a diverse group of researchers, advocates, donors and clinicians from around the globe to address the urgent need for MPTs. From this 2009 symposium, the Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (IMPT) was created with the mission to unite interdisciplinary experts. […]

November 2011
Multipurpose Prevention Technologies for Reproductive Health: Advancing the Scientific and Product Development Agenda

Multipurpose Prevention Technologies for Reproductive Health: Advancing the Scientific and Product Development Agenda

Multipurpose Prevention Technologies for Reproductive Health: Advancing the Scientific and Product Development Agenda 05 May 2011 Washington, DC, USA This meeting provided interdisciplinary experts to review the characteristics for developing an ideal MPT product for target populations with highest unmet need for contraception and prevention from STIs, like HIV. It also considered relevant technologies and […]

May 2011
Probiotics: The Potential for a Live Microbicide

Probiotics: The Potential for a Live Microbicide

Probiotics: The Potential for a Live Microbicide 22 May 2010 Pittsburgh, PA, USA This symposium considered the potential of probiotics to revolutionize HIV prevention. With this new technology, lactobacilli are used to produce antiviral compound that would function as long-term, self-replicating delivery systems and combat reproductive tract infections. It explored implications for probiotic approaches and […]

May 2010
Advancing Prevention Technologies for Sexual and Reproductive Health 2009

Advancing Prevention Technologies for Sexual and Reproductive Health 2009

Advancing Prevention Technologies for Sexual and Reproductive Health 2009 24-25 March 2009 Berkeley, CA, USA This strategy symposium broke down the disciplinary and research “silos” that have complicated the development of MPTs. It also encouraged interdisciplinary collaboration to identify the biomedical, social science, regulatory, advocacy, and programmatic strategies needed to make MPTs a reality. Download […]

March 2009