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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:  

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.

Bioethics Today Series: Making her whole: Ovarian tissue transplant for an infertile woman

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).  

Fertility Preservation Society India presents FERTIPROTECT2016

Oncofertility Global Partner, the Society for Fertility Preservation India, is proud to announce their third annual conference this year on August 27-28 in Bengaluru, India. The meeting agenda includes talks from renowned experts from all over the world, including Oncofertility Consortium Director, Teresa K. Woodruff. Registration for the meeting will open soon. For the complete announcement, please see below:


FERTIPROTECT 2016

THIRD ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE FERTILITY PRESERVATION SOCIETY (INDIA), BENGALURU – INDIA

The event ‘FERTIPROTECT 2016’, the Third Annual Conference organized of the Fertility Preservation Society (India) will be held on the 27th & 28th of August, 2016.

Earn a Masters Degree in Reproductive Science and Medicine

The Center for Reproductive Science at Northwestern University is proud to announce a new Master of Science in Reproductive Science and Medicine program offered under the direction of Dr. Teresa Woodruff and management of Drs. Francesca Duncan and Elizabeth Sefton! This is an exciting opportunity for individuals looking to advance their studies in reproductive science and medicine.  In addition to training with some of the most renowned experts in the field, upon completion of the program, graduates will be prepared for research and technical positions with academic, clinical, and pharmaceutical laboratories. Students will also have a strong foundation for further training to PhD and medical degree programs. See below for more information about the program.

Presentations from the 2015 Conference- Antoinette Anazodo, MD

Dr. Antoinette Anazodo flew all the way from Australia to present at the 2015 Oncofertility Consortium Conference. Antoinette Anazodo, MD,is the Director, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer, Kids Cancer Center and Sydney Children’s Hospital. Antoinette is developing the AYA cancer service to ensure all AYA patients have access to appropriate age and tumor specific medical treatment as well as ensuring they benefit from psychosocial assessment and care navigation through treatment. 

At the 2015 Conference, Dr. Anazodo presented on Using Big Data to Track Fertility Preservation Across Australia.

Click here to watch her presentation in its entirety.

 

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Bioethics Today Series: Gestational Surrogacy Contracts: Are They Legal and Enforcable

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).  

The Return of 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 no-low resource settings. This series of talks will focus on the multifaceted approach to setting up an oncofertility practice, both domestically and aboard. These meetings were a huge success in the past and they enable sites to interact without  having to make expensive trips to Chicago.  The meetings begin on April 13, 2016 at 9am central time. Dr. Teresa Woodruff will give the first lecture: Educating a Globally Prepared Oncofertility Workforce.

To view the complete 2016-2017 series schedule and view previously recorded VGRs, click here. You will also find information on how to connect to the sessions using Adobe Connect technology.

 

Presentations from the 2015 Conference- James Smith, MD

James Smith, MD, was a featured speaker at the 2015 Oncofertility Consortium Conference to discuss fertility preservation in the male population. Dr. Smith is an Associate Professor and Director of the UCSF Male Reproductive Health practice where he cares for infertile men, boys and men needing fertility preservation, and men with erectile dysfunction and hypogonadism. Dr. Smith is expert in the use of minimally invasive vasectomy, microsurgical vasectomy reversal, sperm retrieval techniques, spermatic cord denervation, and varicocelectomy. His research program is devoted to helping men and boys with cancer become fathers after surviving cancer treatment and improving access to reproductive care.

To view his talk at the 2015 Conference, please click here.