CT Fertility is offering monthly webinars featuring Dr. Doyle, our IVF lab staff, nursing team and other internal and guest professionals. These seminars can be attended live anywhere by using a computer, tablet, smartphone or even by calling in to a conventional phone line. They will also be archived for later viewing.
Dr. Doyle's "Lunch & Learn" Webinars
This mid-day series is aimed to provide an opportunity for professionals and prospective parents to take some time off during their daily lunch (US Eastern / Central time) to learn more about some of the new technologies and options related to IVF, egg donation and surrogacy, and to clarify answer questions they may have. This time may also be convenient for Europeans and others living further east to join the webinars at their evening hours. It can be attended as a group at a conference / lunch room, or by individual at their office, homes or even a park bench. The topics are chosen to allow people with some knowledge in the field to expand and clarify their understanding in particular issues of concern. Each session will be 30-40 minutes.
|Wed, Jul 9, 2014 12:00 PM EDT||Genetic screening of embryos- the state of the art techniques & science behind blastocyst biopsy (PGD/PGS)||Michael Doyle, M.D.|
|Wed, Sep 10, 2014 12:00 PM EDT||Understanding IVF success rates and statistics, and what drives them||Michael Doyle, M.D.|
Ed Stehlik, IVF Lab Director
|Wed, Sep 24, 2014 12:00 PM EDT||Considering embryo donation and other alternatives for unused embryos||Michael Doyle, M.D.|
|Tue, November 11, 2014 12:00 PM EDT||The latest on egg freezing||Michael Doyle, M.D.|
Ed Stehlik, IVF Lab Director
Future topis may include:
- Turning to friends or family for egg or sperm donation - medical and personal considerations
- The advantages and risks of repetitive donations: When to stop … and why?
- How frozen eggs can be used as safety-net in protocols aimed to reduce risk, control costs, avoid cycle cancelations.
- Genetic testing: State-of the art options for donors and IPs
- Considering a friend or family member as a potential surrogate? Medical, practical and psychological issues to consider.
- Why conventional fertility preservation programs fail to help those who need them most, and how to overcome these challenges.
- Future fertility concerns for repeat egg donors, and how the “Donate & Preserve” program can help both donors and parents.
- State of the art genetic testing for parents and donors: when and how to create a balanced and reactive genetic testing plan.
- The “dual-journey” alternative – the medical, ethical, and cost implications of using one IVF treatment to have two simultaneous single pregnancies.
- Understanding the technology and art of egg freezing and banking, and the potential benefits for intended parents.
- Where to start the family building journey – doctor, fertility clinic, lawyer, agency – and who exactly does what...
- Alternatives to anonymous egg donation and their advantages - including the option to meet the donor, know her identity, keep in touch through the clinic or directly (for medical or psychological reasons).