The fourth annual gathering of oncofertility specialists occurred this week at Northwestern University’s Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago, IL. More than 150 people from 24 states across the US and three countries joined in on two days of talks and workshops. The events ranged from seminars on ...

Candace Tingen

The third annual meeting of the Oncofertility Consortium will be held next week, September 13-15, in Chicago, Illinois. Over 150 participants from the U.S. and abroad will discuss the latest breakthroughs in the science and clinical applications of fertility preservation methods for cancer patients...

Jacqueline Kestler

The annual Oncofertility Consortium Conference is September 13-15, 2009 in Chicago at Prentice Women's Hospital. The Oncofertility Consortium is seeking abstract submissions for the poster session (video and traditional posters) for work related to the field of fertility preservation. The deadline...


An article on infertility and religion in the context of Oncofertility came out today on the Medill Reports Web site. In "Reconciling religion and infertility," Alina Dain uses the discussions from the Second Annual Oncofertility Summit to explain the different points of view various religions have...

Oncofertility Consortium

Victor O'Halloran


Last night was the world premiere of OSA: Sisters In Science, a documentary detailing the Oncofertility Saturday Academy. This documentary told the story of what happens when young women from a small South side Chicago high school gets introduced to an emerging science...


In case you aren't following us on the live coverage on the post below (click here to get there) here is the schedule for today:

Economics Panel



Feminist Theory

Reproduction, Parenthood, and Sexuality


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Tonight, the Oncofertility Consortium is hosting the Welcome dinner to kick off the 2nd Annual Oncofertility Summit!

Look out on the blog for live coverage starting tomorrow, and follow us on Twitter @oncofertility!


WIRED magazine ran a story last week based on the research article published in the journal Human Reproduction received many comments.

"A Fertility First: Human Egg Cells Grow Up in Lab" written by Hadley Leggett has already gotten 18 comments on the WIRED Web site. People were interested to learn...



The National Physicians Cooperative: Tales from the Front; Establishing a Comprehensive Fertility Preservation Program

Lawrence Engmann, MD
Lead Physician, Fertility Preservation Program
Paul  Verrastro
Senior Vice President


The Second Annual Oncofertility Summit will take place at Northwestern University, Evanston Campus, from July 22-24, 2009. The theme of this year’s conference is reflections on Oncofertility from the humanities and social sciences. The goal of the conference is to bring together an...


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The annual Oncofertility Consortium Conference will take place this year on September 13-15 at the Lurie Medical Research Building and the Prentice Women's Hospital in Chicago. The conference agenda can be found on the event Web site where you can also find out how to submit an...


Marina Peluffo and Teresa Woodruff stand in front of the abstract poster Peluffo won an award for at the 15th World Congress on IVF in Geneva, Switzerland in April 2009.

Marina Peluffo, an Oncofertility Consortium member from Portland, Oregon, won an award for her poster abstract "Cumulus Oocyte...


At 4p.m. on Wednesday May 27th, Teresa Woodruff will give a lecture entitled “Behind the Scenes: The Bench to Bedside Story of Oncofertility.”

The lecture will take place at the  Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at 303 E. Superior on the 1st floor.

A reception will follow at 6p.m.



Northwestern Memorial Hospital is hosting a half-day conference on Saturday, May 17th called "State-of-the-Art Hysterectomy: The Robotic Surgical Option."

Dr. Patrick Lowe will be one of the speakers at this event. He was one of the doctors who participated in the Oncofertility Saturday Academy,...


Teresa Woodruff was an honorary co-chair at the Girl Power Benefit Luncheon for the Young Women's Leadership Charter School of Chicago last Wednesday at the Hyatt Regency. The event honors women and leadership and highlights those who have made great efforts to be future leaders.

Penny Pritzker,...


Teresa Woodruff will be giving a talk on Monday, April 20th, entitled "Oncofertility: The Preservation of Fertility Options for Young People with Cancer." Her speech will be at the first plenary session of the 15th World Congress on In Vitro Fertilization and the 4th Congress on In Vitro Maturation...