Congratulations to Dr. Teresa Woodruff, the Director of the Oncofertility Consortium and the Dean of the Graduate School at Northwestern University for her most recent award. Dr. Woodruff was named to the National Academy of Inventors for her many patents and her creation of the field of oncofertility.
Dr. Woodruff coined the term “oncofertility” in 2006 and invented clinical practice management strategies that merged two fields: oncology and fertility. Oncofertility is now a recognized field of medicine and provides reproductive options for young cancer patients around the globe. She has 11 issued patents related to her reproductive research, including for a novel method to connect reproductive tissues in a microfluidic device and a method to increase the fertilization potential of cells in the ovary.
Congratulations to Dr. Woodruff on this incredible accomplishment!
In the news, Oncofertility, Research, science
Awards, inventions, inventor, National Academy of Inventors
Congratulations to our colleagues in Tunisia who recently published in Future Oncology. The paper "Perurethral transvesical route for oocytes retrieval: an old technique for a new indication in oncofertility" aimed to evaluate the safety and efficiency of the peruretheral transvesical oocyte...
A new population-based study from Ontario, Canada revealed at ASRM found that young women who were survivors of hematologic cancer were more likely to have a diagnosis of infertility than cancer-free women.
Click here to read about this important study in its entirety.
Cancer, Global Partner, In the news, Meetings, Oncofertility, Research
The Oncofertility Consortium was mentioned recently in a feature in Greenwich Magazine, an online magazine from Connecticut. Connecticut was the first state to pass landmark oncofertility legislation, which opens access to fertility treatment for cancer patients. The law is named for Melissa...
Advocate, Cancer, Fertility Preservation, In the news, Patient Stories
Colleagues in Peru recently hosted a successful course on fertility preservation and are pleased to announce the opening of their first laboratory in Lima, Peru. See the post below from Dr. Flor Sanchez, who is one of the oncofertility ambassadors in Peru.
Fertility Preservation Course in Cancer...
Conferences, Fertility Preservation, Global Partner, In the news, Meetings, Research, science
See below for information regarding the CCSS Career Development Award. This announcement is directed to both junior faculty and trainees. All of the information regarding this award is included below. Best of luck with your application!
July's VGR presentation is now available online. Joyce Reinecke, JD, Executive Director of the Alliance for Fertility Preservation, presented on advocating for insurance coverage and discussed the recent efforts in many states to mandate coverage for fertility preservation procedures. Connecticut ...
Advocate, Fertility Preservation, In the news, Oncofertility, Patient Stories, Virtual Grand Rounds
Last month, author Chloé McFeters released six coloring book journals for adults, including C is for Courage, a coloring book journal for those living with cancer. The book’s journal prompts invite the reader to write about the practical and emotional aspects of the journey with cancer, while the...
Early-bird registration ends in just one week! Register now to ensure a low rate of $300 for the three-day Oncofertility Conference, which includes a full day of didactic education sessions and hands-on learning, and two full days of traditional lectures. Attendees also receive a variety of...
Have you struggled with how to teach your children or students about reproductive health and puberty? Do you have questions about fertility or menopause? Reprotopia is an online resource that offers a wide range of free, scientifically accurate educational tools for people of all ages, “From K to...
The first day of the 2017 Oncofertility Conference will consist of a number of education sessions. These smaller, more intimate sessions, will cover a variety of practical oncofertility topics and allow for maximum interaction among attendees. Many of the courses include a combination of lectures,...
There has been a minor modification to the VGR schedule. The July VGR will now be held on July 26th at 9am central time. Joyce Reinecke, JD, from the Alliance for Fertility Preservation, will discuss advocacy and insurance during her talk. Click here to learn more about the VGRs!
We are now accepting abstract submissions for the upcoming Oncofertility Conference! Abstract submission deadline is September 29, 2017. You will be notified on October 6th of acceptance. Note that conference registration and attendance is required for all poster presenters.
On June 20th, Connecticut passed bill HB 7124 which provides coverage of cryopreservation of eggs, sperm, or embryo for all patients facing a threat to fertility. More specifically, the new law amends the definition of infertility and is extended to include those whom fertility services are...
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