General Conference Information

Leading the Way 2018

Early Bird Special for $175 expires September 7, 2018.
General Conference Admission is $225 after September 7th.

Leading the Way is AccessMatters’ annual conference for healthcare professionals and others to receive the latest information and strategies for integrating high-quality sexual and reproductive healthcare services in a variety of settings. Each year, conference attendees connect and learn from a wide variety of professionals who demonstrate expertise in innovative strategies, cutting-edge technology, and effective approaches for addressing diverse client needs. The conference continually features a line-up of distinguished speakers in the fields of sexual and reproductive health, behavioral health, and adolescent health.

Join us for this revolutionary event!

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We are thrilled to announce our nationally-recognized keynote speakers:

Morning Keynote: Intimate Partner Violence and Your Patients: How We Persist!
Rebecca Alvarez, LCSW, M.Ed.
Therapist and Lecturer
herapy Center of Philadelphia; University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice

Afternoon Keynote: Reproductive Justice & Racial Justice: What’s at the Intersection?
LaShay Harvey, M.Ed., PhD(c)
Sexologist, Professor, Artist 


Continuing Education (CEU’s), Scholarship Information, and Photography


CEUs are available for medical, nursing, and health educators. Any participant who wants CEUs *MUST* pay the $25 fee. Be sure to select the ticket option that includes CEUs upon check-out. Conference attendees who do not select the CEU ticket will not be eligible to receive CEUs at the conference.


We have a limited number of conference scholarships available. If you are interested in applying, please send an email to and include the following information: name, organization or school, why you are interested in attending this conference, and how you hope it will benefit your education or career.


Please note: There will be photography and videography at the event.  By attending this event, you are consenting to being included in photography and video at the event for future use by AccessMatters in promotional communications.




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Phone: (215) 985-2600 | Fax: (215) 732-1252 |
Formerly Family Planning Council -founded 1972

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