2016 Oncofertility Conference

Expanding Access to Emerging and Existing Oncofertility Services

November 1-3, 2016


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Registration and Continental Breakfast (8:30 - 9:30am)

Fellow Education (9:30am – 3:00pm)

  • Divya Shah, MD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Wendy Vitek, MD, University of Rochester

Male Oncofertility (9:30am – 3:00pm)

  • Kyle Orwig, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
  • Bob Brannigan, MD, Northwestern Medicine

Research Trainee Education- Bioengineering the Ovary (9:30am-12:00pm)

  • Teresa Woodruff, PhD, Northwestern University

Gender & Sex Diversity Fertility Preservation Workshop (12:30pm-3:00pm)

  • Courtney Finlayson, MD, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Global Partners (12:30pm – 3:00pm)

  • Teresa Almeida Santos, MD, Coimbra University
  • Claudia Melo, PhD, Coimbra University
  • Kouhei Sugimoto, MD, Jikei University of Medicine
  • Ronald Barr, MD, McMaster University

Research Project Development (12:30pm – 3:00pm)

  • Sana Salih, MD, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Francesca Duncan, PhD, Northwestern University

Pediatric Initiative Network – Issues and Opportunities (3:30pm–5:00pm)

  • Leslie Appiah, MD, University of Kentucky
  • Yasmin Gosiengfiao, MD, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

FP Program Development and Implementation (3:30pm – 5: 00pm)

  • Kristin Smith, Patient Navigator, Northwestern Medicine
  • Val Gillis, PA, Northwestern Medicine
  • Olivia Jaworek Frias, RN, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Humanities and Ethics Discussion (3:30-5:00)

  • Laurie Zoloth, PhD, Northwestern Medicine
  • Cristina Traina, PhD, Northwestern Medicine
  • Caroline Bledsoe, PhD, Northwestern Medicine

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

7:30AM          National Physicians Committee Breakfast and Leadership Meeting (Closed Session) 

8:00AM           Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:30AM           Welcome

  • Teresa Woodruff, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Teresa Almeida Santos, MD, Coimbra University
  • Lisa Campo-Engelstein, PhD, Albany Medical College

Basic Science/Transplant

9:00AM           Enhancing Follicle Transplantation for Fertility Preservation

  • Lonnie Shea, PhD, University of Michigan

9:30AM           Research and Translational Updates on Testicular Transplants to Restore Male Fertility

  • Christine Wyns, MD, PhD, Catholic University of Louvain

10:00AM         Uterus Transplantation: From Vision to Healthy Babies

  • Pernilla Dahm-Kähler, MD, PhD, Sahlgrenska University Hospital

10:30AM         Poster Session and Break

11:00AM         Resource Barriers to Oncofertility in Developing Countries: Challenges and Opportunities – Panel Session 

  • Moderator: Teresa Almeida Santos, MD, Coimbra University
  • Christos Coutifaris, MD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Mahmoud Salama, MD, University of Cologne
  • María del Carmen Cravioto Galindo, MD, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

12:00PM         Lunch

Clinical Science

1:00PM           Ovarian Tissue Vitrification

  • Mary Zelinski, PhD, Oregon Health & Sciences University

1:45PM           In vitro culture of oocytes and risk for imprinting errors

  • Ellen Anckaert, PhD, UZ Brussels

2:15PM           Poster Session and Break

3:00PM          Stimulation in Adolescents: Biological and Psychological Considerations

  • Veronica Gomez-Lobo, MD, Children’s National Health System

3:30PM           Updates in Fertility Outcomes in Pediatric Cancer Survivors

  • Dan Mulrooney, MD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Keynote: Introduction by Teresa Woodruff, PhD, Northwestern University

4:00PM           Rescuing Ovarian Reserve from Chemotherapy Induced Follicle “Burn-out” using Pharmacological and Surgical Modalities

  • Dror Meirow, MD, Tel-Aviv University

5:15PM           Reception & Poster Review 


Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

8:30AM           Breakfast and Networking

Clinical Issues and Solutions

9:00AM           Fertility Preservation for Differences in Sex Development: An Emerging Field

  • Courtney Finlayson, MD, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

9:30AM           Updates on Oncofertility Care of Pediatric Oncology Patients and their Families           

  • Lennie Sender, MD, Children’s Hospital of Orange County

10:00AM         Break 

10:15AM         Issues Concerning a Healthy Pregnancy in Breast Cancer Patients

  • Jacqueline Jeruss, MD, PhD, University of Michigan

10:45AM         The Cutting Edge of Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation: Technique Matters

  • Erin Rowell, MD, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

11:15AM         Role of Healthcare Providers in Oncofertility

  • Valerie Gillis, PA, Northwestern Medicine

11:45AM         Lunch

1:00PM           Discussions about Genetic Risk and Future Children: Perspectives from AYA Patients and Providers

  • Susan Vadaparamil, PhD, Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Allison Goetsch, MS, CGC, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

1:30PM           Clinical Fertility Preservation: An Update

  • Mary Ellen Pavone, MD, MSCI, Northwestern Medicine

2:00PM           Psychological Counseling of Female Fertility Preservation Patients

  • Angela Lawson, PhD, Northwestern Medicine

2:30PM           Updates on Insurance and Reimbursement for Oncofertility Patients

  • Joyce Reinecke, JD, Alliance for Fertility Preservation

2:50PM           Barriers in Access to Reproductive Health in the United States

  • James Smith, MD, University of California, San Francisco

Updates from the Bench

3:15PM           NPC meets the Bench

  • Teresa Woodruff, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Kristin Smith, Patient Navigator, Northwestern Medicine