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Notable Papers

Author image - Lauren Ataman-Millhouse By: Lauren Ataman-Millhouse -
Categories: Blog, Fertility Preservation, Oncofertility, Publication
Below are 20 new and notable publications from the field of oncofertility over the past six months. Congratulations to all of our colleagues on these publications.  New Promising Strategies in Oncofertility. Hudson JN, Stanley NB, Nahata L, Bowman-Curci M, Quinn GP. Expert Rev Qual Life Cancer…
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New Papers from Australia

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Categories: Blog, Cancer, Global Partner, Oncofertility, Publication, Research
Congratulations to our colleagues in Australia who recently published two new review papers in the Journal of Psycho-Oncology. Read the abstracts below and click the links to read the full text.  Clinician provision of oncofertility support in cancer patients of a reproductive age: A systematic…
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CCSS Career Development Award

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Categories: Blog, In the news, Research
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! CCSS Career Development Award https://ccss.stjude.org/ The CCSS Career Development…
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July VGR: Advocating for FP Insurance Coverage

Author image - Lauren Ataman-Millhouse By: Lauren Ataman-Millhouse -
Categories: Advocate, Blog, Fertility Preservation, In the news, Oncofertility, Patient Stories, Virtual Grand Rounds
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 and Rhode Island became the first and…
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RESOURCE ALERT: Introducing C is for Courage – a New Coloring Book Journal for Adults Living With Cancer

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Categories: Advocate, Blog, Cancer, Patient Stories, Publication
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…
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Early Bird Registration-One More Week!

Author image - Lauren Ataman-Millhouse By: Lauren Ataman-Millhouse -
Categories: Blog, Conferences, Meetings, Oncofertility
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…
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ASRM Certificate Course Now Available!

Author image - Brigid Martz Smith By: Brigid Martz Smith -
Categories: Blog, CME, Education, Fertility Preservation, Oncofertility
In collaboration with the Oncofertility Consortium, ASRM is now offering a Principles of Fertility Preservation for Reproductive Healthcare Providers Certificate Course.  This project was sprearheaded by Drs. Divya Shah and Wendy Vitek and includes modules such as: Overview of Initial Fertility Preservation Consultation Toxicity of…
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Reprotopia – Reproductive Knowledge for Lifelong Learners

Author image - Lauren Ataman-Millhouse By: Lauren Ataman-Millhouse -
Categories: Blog, Education, Oncofertility
  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…
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Day 1 Education Sessions

Author image - Lauren Ataman-Millhouse By: Lauren Ataman-Millhouse -
Categories: Blog, Conferences, Education, Meetings, Oncofertility
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, extended…
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VGR Schedule Change

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Categories: Blog, Virtual Grand Rounds
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…
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Abstract Awards Available!

Author image - Lauren Ataman-Millhouse By: Lauren Ataman-Millhouse -
Categories: Blog, Conferences, Meetings, Oncofertility, Research
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. Abstract awards are available to the three strongest…
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Notable Publications

Author image - Lauren Ataman-Millhouse By: Lauren Ataman-Millhouse -
Categories: Blog, Fertility Preservation, In the news, Publication, science
Here are some new and notable publications from the field:  In vitro maturation of human immature oocytes for fertility preservation and research materialH Shirasawa, Y Terada – Reproductive Medicine and Biology, 2017In recent years, the importance of fertility preservation (FP) has increased. In vitro maturation (IVM),…
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Fellow Education Day

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Categories: Blog
The Oncofertility Consortium is excited to host its second annual Fellow Education Day during the 2017 Oncofertility Conference! This day-long course will be held on November 14 and will consist of four traditional lectures and two team-based learning exercises. The purpose of this course is…
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June VGR

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Categories: Blog, Cancer, Fertility Preservation, Oncofertility
Dr. Ralph Kazer delivered June's VGR "Fertility Preservation Strategies for Women About to Undergo Chemotherapy or Radiation Therapy" and this talk is now available online. Dr. Kazer is a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Feinberg School…
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Global Partners Commentary

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Categories: Blog, Global Partner, Publication
Members of the Global Partners Network recently published a commentary in the Biology of Reproduction. Below is more information from first author Saskia de Roo, who spent last year studying at the Consortium.  Let me first introduce myself, I am Saskia de Roo, and I graduated last…
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Pediatric Oncofertility: A Comprehensive Review

Author image - Brigid Martz Smith By: Brigid Martz Smith -
Categories: Blog, CME, Education
Join the team from Cincinnati Children’s as they discuss the strategies in preserving fertility in pediatric oncology patients and other at-risk children during a live event, Pediatric Oncofertility: A Comprehensive Review.   The multidisciplinary team from Cincinnati Children’s Oncology, Gynecology, and Urology divisions will discuss…
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SaveMyFertility.org is new and improved!

Author image - Brigid Martz Smith By: Brigid Martz Smith -
Categories: Blog, Communication, Education, science
SaveMyFertility.org has been updated to reflect our most recent patient and provider pocket guides.  Check out the new website and download available pocket guides now!   SaveMyFertility.org is an authoritative resource for adult cancer patients and the parents of children with cancer who want to learn more about preserving their fertility before…
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May VGR Now Online

Author image - Lauren Ataman-Millhouse By: Lauren Ataman-Millhouse -
Categories: Blog, Cancer, Fertility Preservation, Oncofertility, Patient Stories, Research, Virtual Grand Rounds
The May VGR, delivered by Dr. Angela Lawson, is now available online. Dr. Lawson's talk Balancing Hope and Loss: Psychological Aspects of Gamete Cryopreservation in Cancer Patients explored the psychological aspects of infertility and oncofertility and she discussed her approach to counseling these patients. There were a number of engaging questions…
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World Lupus Day 2017

Author image - Brigid Martz Smith By: Brigid Martz Smith -
Categories: Advocate, Blog, Introductions
Wednesday, May 10th was World Lupus Day and the Oncofertility Consortium would like to take the time to highlight the fertility needs of young women with lupus and the Northwestern treatment team that manages the disease and the fertility/endocrine needs of our patients.   Dr.…
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Repropedia: Farewell and Welcome

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Categories: Blog, Education, Introductions, Oncofertility
A message from Dr. Teresa Woodruff with some updates about Repropedia: It is with great pleasure and pride that I announce the transition of Alexandra Rashedi, Editor-in-Chief Repropedia from the Woodruff Laboratory to Harvard University where she will begin a Master of Science in Reproductive,…
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2017-2018 VGR Schedule Now Online!

Author image - Lauren Ataman-Millhouse By: Lauren Ataman-Millhouse -
Categories: Blog, Fertility Preservation, Global Partner, Oncofertility, Research, science, Virtual Grand Rounds
The 2017-2018 Virtual Grand Rounds schedule is now available online. The series Oncofertility Practice Building will focus on the multifaceted approach to setting up an oncofertility practice, both domestically and aboard, and discuss practical ways to develop and implement an oncofertility program. Click here to learn more…
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2017 Oncofertility Conference Agenda Now Available!

Author image - Lauren Ataman-Millhouse By: Lauren Ataman-Millhouse -
Categories: Blog, Conferences, Fertility Preservation, Global Partner, Meetings, National Physicians Cooperative, Oncofertility, Research, science
The agenda for the 2017 Oncofertility Conference is now online! We are so excited to host the 11th annual meeting of the field on November 14-16, 2017 in Chicago, IL. The agenda is filled with a full-day of education sessions including a hands-on training course and…
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