April 2016

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).