Clinic 101: Building a Fertility Preservation and National Physicians Cooperative (NPC) Program
Clinic 101 is a training course that gives researchers the tools to develop and expand their own fertility preservation programs. This includes discussions on guidelines on the facilities, equipment, procedures, and personnel that are needed in a fertility preservation program; the clinical, legal, and administrative requirements for setting up a community of professionals to rapidly care for the reproductive and endocrine needs of young patients, including guidance on how to develop and maintain relationships between fertility specialists and disease-focused clinicians; timing and turnaround needs; and practical considerations. Additional topics to aid providers in establishing a fertility preservation program include psychosocial and pediatric considerations and perspectives from oncologists and other disease specialists.
The training includes the following:
- Overview of the Key Pieces in a Fertility Preservation Program
- The Ins and Outs of Setting Up a Local Oncofertility Community
- Timing, Turnaround, and Practical Considerations
- Discussing Fertility Preservation with Patients
- Pediatric Fertility Preservation
- Engaging the nursing community
- The Oncologist's Perspective
The next Clinic 101 course will be held in conjunction with the 2014 Oncofertility Conference (September 22-23, 2014)
The $25 fee for the course covers supplies, print materials, and lunch for attendees.