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The Woodruff Lab contributes to the Women’s Health Research Institute and Oncofertility Consortium blogs. Read the latest information disseminated from these blogs below:  

April 2016 Virtual Grand Round Now Online!

Last week, Dr. Teresa Woodruff gave an excellent Virtual Grand Rounds presentation entitled "Educating a Globally Prepared Oncofertility Workforce". She discussed many of the current oncofertility initiatives and discussed methods for setting up similar programs abroad. The recorded presentation is now available to view online.

Dr. Woodruff's presentation was the first presentation in the 2106-2017 Virtual Grand Rounds Series.

To learn more about the Virtual Grand Rounds and see the complete schedule, click here.

 

Bioethics Today Series: The Ethics of Sperm Freezing for Teenage Boys

Today we continue our series highlighting reproductive medicine blog posts written by Lisa Campo-Engelstein, PhD, from the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College for BIOETHICS TODAY.  Dr. Campo-Engelstein's main research areas include reproductive ethics (particularly contraception, oncofertility, birth, and embry and parthenote research), gender and medicine, cancer ethics, and international bioethics (especially Costa Rica).  

Presentations from the 2015 Conference- Gwendolyn Quinn, PhD

Dr. Gwendolgyn Quinn, PhD, Moffit Cancer Center, gave an oustanding talk at the 2015 Oncofertility Consortium Conference. Her talk: Do Ask and Do Tell: The Importance of LGBTQ Status in Reproductive Health visited the contemporary topic of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) research in the cancer, specifically, the adolescent and young-adult (AYA) community.

Dr. Quinn and her group have started research on this emerging oncofertility topic.To watch this talk, click here.

In anticipation of next year's conference, we will be featuring one of the 2015 lectures each week. You can receive our blog and other oncofertility updates directly to your inbox by signing up!

Bioethics Today Series: Insurance Coverage for Oncofertility: Concerns about Socioeconomic Disparities

Today we continue our series highlighting reproductive medicine blog posts written by Lisa Campo-Engelstein, PhD, from the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College for BIOETHICS TODAY.  Dr. Campo-Engelstein's main research areas include reproductive ethics (particularly contraception, oncofertility, birth, and embry and parthenote research), gender and medicine, cancer ethics, and international bioethics (especially Costa Rica).  

April 13 Virtual Grand Rounds!

The Oncofertility Consortium is pleased to announce the revival of the Virtual Grand Rounds!  These monthly virtual meetings will embody the theme of the year: oncofertility in low-no resource settings. This series of talks will focus on the multifaceted approach to setting up an oncofertility practice, both domestically and aboard.

Dr. Teresa K. Woodruff will give the first lecture: Educating a Globally Prepared Oncofertility Workforce on April 13, 2016 at 9am central time.

To learn more about the VGRs and watch previously recorded sessions, click here.

Below are directions on how to connect to the Adobe Connect Session on the day of the lecture.  
 
On behalf of the Oncofertility Consortium, I look forward to e-connecting with you next week!


How to Connect

April 20th: Live Chat on Fertility Preservation

We are thrilled to announce that our colleagues at Cincinnati Children’s are hosting a live virtual question and answer session on Wednesday, April 20th (6:00-7:00pm CST) to answer questions about fertility preservation in children and adolescents with cancer and blood diseases. During this event, the co-hosts, Holly Hoefgen, MD and Karen Burns, MD will answer questions from you and other families online in real-time.

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Presentations from the 2015 Conference-Barbara Lockart, DNP, APN/CNP, CPON

The second day of the 2015 Oncofertility Consortium Conference focused on clinical topics in the area of pediatric oncofertility. Barbara Lockart, DNP, APN/CNP, CPON, in the Department of Hematology/Oncology & Fertility Preservation at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, gave the first talk of the day: Critical Conversations: Assessing and Consenting Pediatric Patients for Fertility Preservation.  Her talk focused on the assent and consent process prior to fertility preservation and reviewed communication techniques to facilitate family's understanding of consenting to research. Click here to watch this informative talk.

Bioethics Today Series: The importance of ART for women in "developing" countries

Today we continue our series highlighting reproductive medicine blog posts written by Lisa Campo-Engelstein, PhD, from the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College for BIOETHICS TODAY.  Dr. Campo-Engelstein's main research areas include reproductive ethics (particularly contraception, oncofertility, birth, and embry and parthenote research), gender and medicine, cancer ethics, and international bioethics (especially Costa Rica).  

Presentations from the 2015 Conference- Clinical FP Topics Panel

The next presentation in the 2015 Conference Presentation Series is the Clinical Fertility Preservation Panel, which was moderated by Dr. Bill Gradishar. This panel included brief presentations on a variety of clinical topics, as well as a robust question and answer session at the end of the presentations. Panel member includes Yasmin Gosiengfiao, MD, Lurie Children's; Leslie Appiah, MD, University of Kentucky; Olivia Jaworek Frias, RN, Cincinnati Children's; and Anna Franklin, MD, MD Anderson. All panel members are part of the Pediatric Initiative Network within the National Physicians Cooperative.

To watch this panel session in its entirety, click here.