Congress Announcement - Preliminary Programme "Family in change? Planning, living and forming a family"

International Sensiplan Congress

Venue: Cologne
28th & 29th April 2023

Organiser: Malteser Working Group NFP
Cooperation partner: Natural Fertility Section
Moderation: Ilonca Zimmermann

Please find below the preliminary programme

Day 1 | April 28th 2023

9:15 a.m. | Opening and Welcome Speech
Sebastian Schilgen & Petra Klann-Heinen
Sebastian Lambertz

9:15 a.m. | Family in changing times
Michael Hermes

10:15 a.m. | Family models - an international comparison 
Kerstin Ruckdeschel

10:45 | Coffee Break 

11:05 | Conscious childlessness 
Annkatrin Heuschkel

11:35 | Life in the Family - Future Family
Kurt Hahlweg

12:00 | Lunch Break

13:00 | International and intercultural comparison of fertility 
Samira Behringer - requested

1:20 p.m. | Adolescent sexuality - 9th FU, key results

1:40 p.m. | The impact of age on family and fertility

2 p.m. | Coffee break

14:30 - 17 h | Workshops - What can we learn from each other?

  • Family models with examples from everyday life (Kurt Hahlweg)
  • Sensiplan application and digitalization
  • Voluntary childlessness - a perspective on life?
    (Annkatrin Heuschkel)

From 7 pm | Get together
Dinner at a traditional Cologne brewery pub

Day 2 | April 29th 2023

Living with (in)fertility

9 am | Only the perfect mucus pattern will lead to pregnancy, true?
Raphael Windlin

9:10 a.m. | The myth of the one perfect time
Nefeli Malliou-Becher

9:20 a.m. | Former parameters re-evaluated
Lisa-Maria Wallwiener

9:40 a.m. | New NHK guideline 
Petra Frank-Herrmann, Tanja Freundl-Schütt

10 a.m. | Genetics of ovulation
Christian Gnoth

10:15 a.m. | Cultural influences on family planning behaviour using the example of breastfeeding
Ursula Sottong

10:30 - 12 h | Workshops including coffee and finger food

  • Family and digitalization (Tanja Freundl-Schütt, Lisa-Maria Wallwiener, Petra Frank-Herrmann)
  • Unfulfilled desire to have children (N.N.)
  • Family Planning and Breastfeeding (Ursula Sottong)
  • Life-style optimisation and the influence on the cycle (SNF, Petra Klann-Heinen)

12 p.m. | Podium

12:45 p.m. | Conclusion

1 p.m. | End of conference


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Speakers, Chairpersons & Workshop Leaders (provisional list):
Beringer, Samira
Frank-Herrmann, Petra
Freundl-Schütt, Tanja
Gnoth, Christian
Halweg, Kurth
Hermes, Michael
Heuschkel, Annkatrin
Klann-Heinen, Petra
Malliou-Becher, Nefeli
Ruckdeschel, Kerstin
Schilgen, Sebastian
Sottong, Ursula
Wallwiener, Lisa-Maria
Windlin, Raphael

Overnight stay
A room contingent has been reserved at the conference centre. Rooms can be requested there until 16.03.2022 under the keyword
"Malteser" (

Hybrid participation
Participants from abroad will have the opportunity to follow the lectures online.

The lectures will be simultaneously translated into English. Please let us know in the registration if you would like to make use of this possibility.