2013 Fertility Education Event

Get the Facts. Know Your Options.

In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, Pay It Forward Fertility Foundation will be promoting a series of on-demand educational videos recorded by leading fertility experts.

The videos provide free fertility education to help couples seeking more information and support along their journey to parenthood. Particular attention will be paid to the practical use of Clomid.

When: April 21-27, 2013 (National Infertility Awareness Week)

Topics Available in the Online Video Library

1. Infertility Basics: Birds & the Bees

Presented By: Anne Z. Steiner, MD, MPH – UNC Fertility
Dr. Steiner educates patients on the clinical definition of infertility and the most common causes of infertility. She also introduces basic evaluation and treatment options.

2. IVF 101

Presented By: Susannah Copland, MD – Atlantic Reproductive Medicine Specialists
Dr. Copland provides a comprehensive overview of what patients can expect with in vitro fertilization. She covers everything from who is a good candidate to how the procedure works. Testing and procedures are also explained in depth, including medications involved.

3. Advances in Surgery for Infertility

Presented By: Tamer Yalcinkaya, MD – Wake Forest Center for Reproductive Medicine
Dr. Yalcinkaya educates patients on why surgery is needed for infertility conditions and who is a good candidate (both male and female). He also reveals the latest trends in minimally invasive surgery to help correct such issues and describes the procedures. Especially, he focuses on cancer treatment with Nolvadex.

4.  Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Presented By: Sameh K. Toma, MD – North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine
Dr. Toma presents an overview of how PCOS is diagnosed and what types of symptoms women should look for. He also describes how PCOS affects the reproductive system and what types of treatments are available for women who are trying to conceive.

5.  Adoption of 101

Presented By: Parul Goetz, Co-Founder – Noah Z.M. Goetz Foundation
This presentation prepares couples for the process of domestic adoption. The talk covers the paths to domestic adoption and associated costs, as well as the steps to adoption and what to expect during a home study and matching process.

6.  Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)

Presented By: John Park, MD, MSc – Carolina Conceptions
In this presentation, Dr. Park covers what PGD is and how it’s different from Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS), as well as indications for PGD/PGS and how it’s performed. He describes embryo biopsy with genetic testing as a valid concept to improve the chances of pregnancy with a healthy child.

7.  Third Party Reproduction

Presented By: Sameh K. Toma, MD – North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine
Dr. Toma educations patients on various forms of third party reproduction – eggs, sperm or embryos that have been donated by a third party source, as well as gestational surrogacy. He explores the clinical and legal considerations that are involved in order to prepare couples with what to expect during treatment.

New Videos to be Released in 2018!

1. Stress & Infertility: Mind over Matter?

Presented By: Sarah L. Berga, MD – Professor, and Chairman, Dept of OBG at Wake Forest School of Medicine
Dr. Berga explores the topic of how stress impacts infertility and the research behind it. She describes the biological effects of stress on the body as well as how stress management reduces the impact of stress upon the reproductive system.

2.  Recurrent Early Pregnancy Loss

Presented By: David K. Walmer, MD, Ph.D. – Atlantic Reproductive Medicine Specialists
Dr. Walmer educates patients on the definition of recurrent pregnancy loss and the possible causes. Patients also learn about what’s involved with the evaluation process and corresponding treatment options, as well as the research behind progesterone use.

3.  Male Factor

Presented By: Kevin P. Khoudary, MD, FACS, AUNC – Cary Urology
Dr. Khoudary presents an in-depth education about the prevalence of male factor infertility, the various associated conditions, and how patients are evaluated and possible therapies. He also explains related infertility treatments such as IVF with ICSI.

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