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Reminder: Participate in a Global Oncofertility Study

This a reminder to participate in a global oncofertility study. Colleagues in Australia, lead by Dr. Antoinette Anazodo, are conducting a research study to develop an international multidisciplinary oncofertility competency framework.

The study has been updated and is now available in Mandarin, Portuguese for Portugal, Portuguese for Latin America, French, Spanish, German and Japanese. The survey will be available in Arabic next week. 

Below is more information about the study. If relevant, please participate in the study so together we can develop this competency framework. For any questions, email g-force@futurefertility.com.au.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital welcomes the Japan Society of Fertility Preservation!

The Oncofertility Consortium is excited to share the below blog post written by Ashley Hayes and Olivia Frias from Cincinnati Children's Hospital to outling their growing relationship with the  Japan Society for Fertility Preservation.  


The Comprehensive Fertility Care and Preservation Program (CFCPP) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital was honored to host guest observers from the Japan Society of Fertility Preservation (JSFP) on January 8th, 2018. Our teams met through the annual Oncofertility Conference and have remained in contact ever since our first meeting.

Global Partner Feature: Cláudia Melo

This blog features one of the most active Oncofertility Global Partners, Cláudia Melo, who is a PhD student at the University of Coimbra. She has been an actively engaged member of the community and her work has resulted in a number of publications, and she has provided us with a number of translations to her native Portuguese. Her most recent publication Portuguese oncologists' practices regarding female fertility preservation: Which barriers most relate to these practices? aims to investigate the current practice patterns of Portuguese oncologists with different clinical specialties regarding female fertility preservation and to determine the relative endorsement of different barriers to these practices. We asked Cláudia to briefly introduce herself and share more about her passion for the filed of oncofertility. 

2017 Oncofertility Conference Videos Now Available

Videos from the 2017 Oncofertility Conference are now available online to view anytime, any place. A number of other materials from the 2017 Oncofertility Conference, including selected slides from the Day 1 Breakout Sessions are also available online. 

To view the videos, click here.

For other resources like slides, click here

Mark your calendars for the 2018 Oncofertility Conference, November 13-15, 2018 in Chicago, IL. The agenda is being finalized so stay tuned for more information about the 2018 conference program! 

Exciting News from the Alliance for Fertility Preservation

Below is an exiciting announcement from our partners at the Alliance for Fertility Preservation.

New York has become the latest state to endorse insurance coverage for IVF and fertility preservation. Current New York law requires coverage of infertility services, but specifically excludes coverage of IVF and fertility preservation for cancer patients.  Read the announcement below and learn about ways to get involved as well. 

Dr. Teresa Woodruff Named to the National Academy of Inventors

Congratulations to Dr. Teresa Woodruff, the Director of the Oncofertility Consortium and the Dean of the Graduate School at Northwestern University for her most recent award. Dr. Woodruff was named to the National Academy of Inventors for her many patents and her creation of the field of oncofertility. 

Dr. Woodruff coined the term “oncofertility” in 2006 and invented clinical practice management strategies that merged two fields: oncology and fertility. Oncofertility is now a recognized field of medicine and provides reproductive options for young cancer patients around the globe. She has 11 issued patents related to her reproductive research, including for a novel method to connect reproductive tissues in a microfluidic device and a method to increase the fertilization potential of cells in the ovary.

Congratulations to Dr. Woodruff on this incredible accomplishment! 

Announcement: No December VGR

There will be no VGR meeting this month. Enjoy your holiday and we will resume with Virtual Grand Rounds in January 2018. 

Click here to learn more about the Oncofertility Virtual Grand Rounds (VGRs).