24th Annual Fertility Treatment, Donor Choices & Adoption Conference

Nov 4, 2017 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Boston Marriott Newton Hotel, Newton, MA
Event Summary

 

RESOLVE New England is proud to host the Fertility Treatment, Donor Choices and Adoption conference, the nation’s largest conference focused on individuals and couples struggling to build their families. 2017 marks the 24th year of this special educational event, and we are thrilled to welcome Nancy Kerrigan as our keynote speaker. 

 

2017 Keynote Speaker:  Nancy Kerrigan

 

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Top professionals and renowned presenters will speak on the latest advances in fertility treatments, donor conception, surrogacy, and adoption.
  • Day-long conference offers in-depth exploration of the medical, emotional, and legal aspects of infertility, donor options, adoption, and other family-building choices. 
  • Attendees have over 20 seminars to choose from in a variety of related issue areas: Infertility Treatment,  Adoption,  Donor Conception, Surrogacy, Emotional Health and Complementary Services.
  • Over 25 exhibitors including fertility clinics, pharmaceutical companies, donor egg agencies, adoption agencies, pharmacies, attorneys, and complementary treatment providers.
  • Second Annual "Man Cave", a relaxed and comfortable space to get all your male fertility questions answered
  • RESOLVE New England (RNE) never wants cost to be a barrier to people attending our conference. Our Lisa Fenn Gordenstein Scholarship Fund helps ensure that we do not have to turn any attendees away. Half and full scholarships available for attending the conference, no financial information required. Just be sure to type in the proper promo code when you register.
  • The Scholarship Fund also enables us to offer our “Bring your +1 for free” promotion. A loved one can accompany you to the conference for no additional cost, if needed, and provide important support throughout the day.  Just be sure to type in the proper promo code when you register.   
  • CEU credits are available for social workers, as well as nurses and licensed mental health counselors. 

     

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

8:00-8:45AM Registration and Exhibits Open
8:45-9:30AM Keynote Address with Nancy Kerrigan
9:40-11AM Session A
11:10-12:30PM Session B
12:30-1:45PM Lunch
1:55-3:15PM Session C
3:15-3:40PM Afternoon Break and Visit Exhibits
3:40-5:00PM Session D

 

PLEASE NOTE:

FREE on-site parking is available for all attendees.

Breakfast and lunch are included with your registration.

A year long household membership to RESOLVE New England is included with conference registration. 

Pre-event registration and special rates are available until 3:00 PM EST on Friday, November 3rd.  After this point, attendees may register on-site on Saturday, November 4th.  

Event Schedule / Activities
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Nov 4, 2017
9:40 am
A1 | Infertility 101
Category: Treatment  (80 minutes)
VENUE
Salon B
9:40 am
A2 | Talking About Male Fertility
Category: Treatment, Male Fertility  (80 minutes)
9:40 am
A3 | All About Fertility Preservation
Category: Treatment  (80 minutes)
VENUE
Salon A
9:40 am
A4 | Overview of Foster Care Adoption
Category: Adoption  (80 minutes)
9:40 am
A5 | Your Next Steps: Donor Conception, Adoption, Both?
Category: Adoption, Donor Conception, Emotional Health  (80 minutes)
9:40 am
A6 | Surrogacy: Practice and Legal Matters
Category: Surrogacy  (80 minutes)
VENUE
Salon C
9:40 am
A7 | Effectively Reducing Stress During Infertility
Category: Emotional Health, Complementary  (80 minutes)
11:10 am
B1 | Navigating an IVF Cycle
Category: Treatment  (80 minutes)
VENUE
Salon A
11:10 am
B2 | Preparing the Way for Egg Donation
Category: Treatment, Donor Conception  (80 minutes)
11:10 am
B3 | Endometriosis Survival Kit
Category: Treatment  (80 minutes)
VENUE
Salon B
11:10 am
B4 | Overview of Domestic Infant Adoption
Category: Adoption  (80 minutes)
11:10 am
B5 | Donor Sperm: The Real Story
Category: Donor Conception  (80 minutes)
VENUE
Salon C
11:10 am
B6 | Intended Parents and Gestational Carriers
Category: Surrogacy, Emotional Health  (80 minutes)
11:10 am
B7 | Empowerment: Insurance Benefits/Financial Resources
Category: Complementary  (80 minutes)
12:30 pm
Lunch discussion topic 1: General Infertility
Topic: General Infertility  (75 minutes)
12:30 pm
Lunch discussion topic 2: Secondary Infertility
Topic: Secondary Infertility  (75 minutes)
12:30 pm
Lunch discussion topic 3: International Adoption
Topic: International Adoption  (75 minutes)
12:30 pm
Lunch discussion topic 4: Domestic Adoption
Topic: Domestic Adoption  (75 minutes)
12:30 pm
Lunch discussion topic 5: Donor Egg
Topic: Donor Egg  (75 minutes)
12:30 pm
Lunch discussion topic 6: Surrogacy
Topic: Surrogacy  (75 minutes)
12:30 pm
Lunch discussion topic 7: Surviving the Two-Week Wait
Topic: Surviving the Two-Week Wait  (75 minutes)
12:30 pm
Lunch discussion topic 8: No topic
No topic  (75 minutes)
1:55 pm
C1 | Medical Overview of LGBTQ Family Building
Category: Treatment  (80 minutes)
VENUE
Salon C
1:55 pm
C2 | Journey Through the IVF Lab
Category: Treatment  (80 minutes)
VENUE
Salon B
1:55 pm
C3 | Making Sense of Semen Analysis
Category: Treatment, Male Fertility, Emotional Health  (80 minutes)
1:55 pm
C4 | Adoption Family Panel
Category: Adoption  (80 minutes)
1:55 pm
C5 | Surrogacy & Donor Conception: Psychological Aspects
Category: Donor Conception, Surrogacy  (80 minutes)
1:55 pm
C6 | Egg/Embryo Donation: Choose a Donor/Secure Your Rights
Category: Donor Conception  (80 minutes)
VENUE
Salon A
1:55 pm
C7 | Connections: Cultivating Intimacy/Growing Your Family
Category: Emotional Health, Complementary  (80 minutes)
3:40 pm
VENUE
Salon A
3:40 pm
D2 | Genetic Testing During the Fertility Journey
Category: Treatment  (80 minutes)
VENUE
Salon B
3:40 pm
D3 | Methods to Improve IVF: Innovations or Fads?
Category: Treatment  (80 minutes)
VENUE
Salon C
3:40 pm
D4 | The Emotional Journey of Adoption
Category: Adoption, Emotional Health  (80 minutes)
3:40 pm
D5 | Donor Conception & Surrogacy Parents Panel
Category: Donor Conception, Surrogacy  (80 minutes)
3:40 pm
D6 | Pregnancy Loss Panel Discussion
Category: Emotional Health  (80 minutes)
3:40 pm
D7 | How to Thrive During Infertility
Category: Complementary  (80 minutes)
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Boston Marriott Newton Hotel
2345 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA, 02466

Nov 4, 2017 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
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