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2017 Oncofertility Conference Agenda

Research and Translational Medicine: Meeting the Needs of Cancer Patients and Survivors

November 14-16, 2017

Prentice Women’s Hospital

250 E. Superior St., Third Floor

Chicago, IL 60611

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Day 1 Education Sessions

Registration and Continental Breakfast (8:30 – 9:00am)

Fellow Education (9:00am – 2:30pm) 
The purpose of the course is to educate fellows on fertility preservation options and survivorship care for cancer patients across the reproductive life cycle. The course will be comprised of didactic presentations given by leaders in the field interspersed with complex clinical cases that will be reviewed in interdisciplinary teams.

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

Male Oncofertility (9:00am – 2:30pm)
This session is designed to allow clinicians and researchers interested in male reproductive health and infertility to discuss current and future research endeavors through the NPC.

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

Global Partners (9:00am-11:30am)
This annual meeting invites all international attendees to facilitate communication and collaboration amongst the Oncofertility Global Partners Network. Presenters will give updates on recent advances at their home institutions and other Global Partners projects will be discussed and opportunities for future collaborations will be explored.

  • Teresa Woodruff, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Jhenifer Rodrigues, PhD, Vitro Clinical Embriology and Consultancy, and Federal University of Minas Gerais

Pediatric Initiative Network – Issues and Opportunities (9:00am-11:30am) 
This is the annual in-person meeting of the NPC’s Pediatric Initiative Network (PIN). This session is designed to help clinicians and researchers interested in pediatrics to share best practices and discuss potential research endeavors in the field.

  • Leslie Appiah, MD, The Ohio State University, James Cancer Center
  • Molly Moravek, MD, University of Michigan
  • Leena Nahata, MD, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Veronica Gomez-Lobo, MD, Children’s National Medical Center

Gender & Sex Diversity Fertility Preservation Workshop (12:00pm-2:30pm)
This meeting is designed to foster communication and discussion regarding fertility preservation in gender and disorders of sexual development populations.

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

Ethical Considerations: Posthumous Reproduction (12:00pm-2:30pm)
This session will focus on the ethical considerations in fertility preservation, specifically posthumous reproduction.

  • Lisa Campo-Engelstein, PhD, Albany Medical College

Interdisciplinary Oncofertility Care (3:00pm-5:30pm)
This meeting will offer nurses, navigators, and research coordinators a platform to discuss how oncofertility care is delivered in their home institutions.  The session will be led by oncofertility leaders at variety of institution types, from large academic centers to global institutions.  Attendees are encouraged to bring questions for an extensive Q&A session.

  • Kristin Smith, Patient Navigator, Northwestern Medicine
  • Breanne Roche, MSN, RN, PNP, Kyle Stimpert, RN, MSN, ACNP, University Hospitals
  • Eve Harris, Patient Navigator, University of California, San Francisco
  • Ellen Van Moer, UZ Brussels

Advanced Technologies in Reproductive Bioengineering (3:00pm-5:30pm)
Dr. Woodruff and members of her team, along with Dr. Sherm Silber, will lead this hands-on laboratory session. Attendees will learn about the most recent advances in ovarian tissue transplant, and 3D bioplotting and EVATAR.

  • Teresa Woodruff, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Sherm Silber, MD, Infertility Center of St. Louis
  • Monica Laronda, PhD, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Day 2

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

8:00AM           Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:30AM           Welcome

  • Teresa Woodruff, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Gwendolyn Quinn, PhD, Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Leslie Appiah, MD, The Ohio State University
  • Jhenifer Rodrigues, PhD, In Vitro Clinical Embriology and Consultancy, and Federal University of Minas Gerais

Morning Session: Bench and Clinical Updates

9:00AM           Update of Results with Ovarian Tissue Transplant

  • Sherman Silber, MD, The Infertility Center of St. Louis

10:00AM           Updates from the National Physicians Cooperative Initiative

  • Mary Ellen Pavone, MD, Northwestern Medicine

10:30AM         Poster Session and Break

11:00AM         Research Updates in Transformative Female Hormone and Fertility Restoration

  • Monica Laronda, PhD, Stanely Manne Children’s Research Institute, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital

11:30AM         Understanding In Vitro Folliculogenesis in Farm Mammals

  • Jose Ricardo Figueiredo, PhD, DVM, Universidade Estadual do Ceara

12:00PM         Lunch and Networking

Afternoon Session: Sexual and Mental Health

1:00PM          Clinical and Psychosocial Counseling Panel

  • Bob Brannigan, MD, Northwestern Medicine
  • Tim Pearman, PhD, Northwestern Medicine
  • Lauren Streicher, MD, Northwestern Medicine

2:00PM         Mental health issues in DSD care

  • Amy Tishelman, PhD, Boston Children’s Hospital

2:30PM         Break and Poster Session

3:00PM          Male Sexual Health in Cancer Patients

  • Jeff Albaugh, PhD, APRN, NorthShore University HealthSystem

3:30PM           Pediatric Male Oncology

  • Margarett Shnorhavorian, MD, MPH, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Keynote: Introduction by Teresa Woodruff, PhD, Northwestern University

4:00PM          Preservation of Sexual Function among Women Affected by Cancer

  • Stacy Lindau, MD, University of Chicago

5:15PM           Reception & Poster Review

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Day 3

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

9:00AM           Breakfast and Networking

Morning Session: Pregnancy

9:30AM           Timing is everything: Caring for Breast Cancer along with Fertility Goals

  • Jackie Jeruss, MD, PhD, University of Michigan

10:00AM           Contraception and Timing of Conception in Gonadotoxic Therapy

  • Leslie Appiah, MD, The Ohio State University, James Cancer Center

10:30AM         Break

11:00AM        Obstetric Care for Patients with Concurrent Malignancy Diagnosis and for Cancer Survivors

  • Kimberly Ma, MD, University of Washington

11:30AM         Pediatric Outcomes after Maternal Cancer Diagnosed during Pregnancy

  • Frederic Amant, MD, PhD, Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven

12:00 – 1:00PM         Lunch and Networking​

Afternoon Session: Translational Research

1:00PM           Sexual Health and Cancer Panel

  • Sharon Bober, PhD, Dana Farber
  • Christian Nelson, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering

2:00PM           Understanding and improving quality of life for AYA cancer

  • Jessica Gorman, PhD, MPH, Oregon State University

2:30PM           Break

3:00PM           Financial Toxicity

  • Veena Shankaran, MD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Afternoon Keynote: Introduction by Teresa Woodruff, PhD

3:30PM           Reproductive Decisions: The role of partners, parents, providers and others

  • Gwendolyn Quinn, PhD, Moffitt Cancer Center
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