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2019 Oncofertility Consortium Conference
November 11-13, 2019
Chicago, Illinois, 60611

Pediatric Oncofertility
At the Intersection of Oncology, Fertility Preservation, and Patient Care

Conference Co-Chairs: Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD, Olivia Jaworek Frias, MSN, RN, Courtney Finlayson, MD

All sessions will be held in the Third Floor Conference Center at Prentice Women’s Hospital, 250 E. Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611

Day 1: Monday, November 11, 2019
7:30 AM – 3:30 PM

7:30-8:00AM Registration and Breakfast

Breakout Sessions:

8:00- 11:30AM Pediatric Initiative Network (PIN) Meeting Canning Auditorium
11:30AM-3:30PM PIN Breakout: Best Practices and PIN Breakout: Research Canning Auditorium and Classroom J (second floor)
8:00AM-3:00PM Fellow Education Day L North Conference Room
9:00AM-3:00PM ECHO Training L South Conference Room

*Boxed lunches will be available from 11:30AM-1:30PM

4:00-6:30PM Dinner at Dr. Woodruff’s. Directions and details will be provided ahead of the conference. 

Day 2: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
8:00 AM – 6:30 PM

  • 8:00 – 8:30AM Registration: Continental Breakfast and Networking
  • 8:30 – 9:00 AM Welcome from Conference Chairs:    Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD, Northwestern University, Olivia Jaworek Frias, MSN, RN, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Courtney Finlayson, MD, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Morning Session – Moderator: Courtney Finlayson, MD

  • 9:00 – 10:00 AM Gwen Quinn, PhD, New York University, and Susan Vadaparampil, PhD, Moffitt Cancer Center, USA
    From the Ground Up: Institutional Readiness and Implementation
  • 10:00 – 10:30 AM Jeffrey Gross, MD, Northwestern University, USA
    Advances in Pediatric Radiation Oncology: Is Proton Radiation Fertility Sparing?
  • 10:30 – 11:00 AM Courtney Finlayson, MD, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, USA
    Challenges of Fertility Counseling for Transgender Youth and Families
  • 11:00 – 11:30 AM Julia Taylor, MD, University of Virginia, USA
    The Cost of Caring: Recognizing and Reducing Moral Distress
  • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch, Networking, Poster Set-Up, and Exhibitor Tables

Afternoon Clinical Session – Moderator: Olivia Frias, MSN, RN

  • 1:00 – 1:30 PM Michael VonWolff, MD, FertiProtekt, Germany
    The FertiProtekt Network
  • 1:30 – 2:30 PM Program Development and Implementation Panel Session
    Karen Burns, MD and Julie Rios, MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, William Kutteh, MD, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Michael VonWolff, MD, FertiProtekt
  • 2:30 – 3:30 PM Break and Poster Review and Exhibitor Tables
  • 3:30 – 4:30 PM Keynote: Lisa Campo-Engelstein, PhD, Albany Medical College, USA
    Ethical Issues in Pediatric Fertility Preservation
  • 4:30 – 6:30 PM Reception, Posters, Exhibitor Tables, and Networking

Day 3: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
8:30am – 3:30pm

  • 8:30 – 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast and Networking

Morning Session – Moderator: Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD

  • 9:00 – 9:30 AM Jing Xu, PhD, Oregon Health Sciences University, USA
    Primordial follicle activation and subsequent development in the matrix-free three-dimensional culture
  • 9:30 – 10:00 AM Olivia Frias, MSN, RN, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, USA
    Navigating Seamless Access to a Fertility Preservation Program Near You
  • 10:00 – 10:30 AM Break and Poster Review and Exhibitor Tables
  • 10:30 – 11:00 AM Ariella Shikanov, PhD, University of Michigan, USA
    New Models of Ovarian Regeneration
  • 11:00 – 11:30 AM Kara Goldman, MD, Northwestern University
    ‘Fertoprotective Therapeutics:  What is on the horizon for patients?’
  • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Joyce Reinecke, JD, Alliance for Fertility Preservation
    Fertility Preservation Advocacy and Legislation
  • 12:00  – 1:00 PM Working Lunch: Fertility Preservation Legislation and Loopholes, Networking, Poster Review, and Exhibitor Tables

Afternoon Outcome Session and Case Discussion- Moderator: Leslie Appiah, MD

  • 1:00 – 1:30 PM Leena Nahata, MD, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, USA
    Pediatric Initiative Network: Past, Present, and Future
  • 1:30 – 2:00 PM  Rebecca Flyckt, MD, Cleveland Clinic, USA
    Ovarian Cortical Biopsy for Fertility Preservation
  • 2:00 – 2:30 PM Erin Rowell, MD, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, USA
    Whole Ovary Harvest for Fertility Preservation
  • 2:30 – 3:30PM Guided Consensus Discussion
  • *4:00 PM Illinois Symposium for Reproductive Science Opening Ceremony 

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