Phoenix C Lecture Hall
9:45 - 10:15 AM - Unzip Your Genes. Examining fertility using DNA testing
 by: Dr. Tracy Malone, ND       
A simple saliva test can provide an amazing amount of insight into your fertility. Knowing your genetic code can give a patient invaluable context into their fertility future, and treatment options. Learn about the different types of genetic testing available, and how DNA guided treatment can influence your choices and outcomes.
Room:  Phoenix C
Sponsored by: AOR
10:30 - 11:00 AM - How Genetic Testing Has Improved Pregnancy Success Rates
 by: Dr. Mandy Katz-Jaffe, PhD       
You may have heard terms like "PGS" or "CCS" but what are they and do they really make a difference.  Dr. Katz-Jaffe will walk you through the role that Genetics is playing in improving pregnancy success rates. She will give you insight into what really happens in the lab and share with you some of the exciting advances that are contributing to patient success, including family planning options and her team's ability to screen for certain hereditary cancers.
Room:  Phoenix C
Sponsored by: Hannam Fertility Centre
11:30 - 12:15 PM - Adoption Panel 
by: TBC
The panel discussion will explore options pertaining to local and foreign adoption. You will have the opportunity to ask questions of the Adoption council of Ontario as well discuss with families who have grown their families through this amazing experience.  
Room:  Phoenix C
1:00 - 1:45 PM - Surrogacy Panel 
by: TBC
For 2019 the Canadian Fertility Show will features its first series of panels including our Surrogacy Panel.  The panel discussion will give insights into surrogacy from a surrogate, a couple who has gone through the process of surrogacy as well as giving insights into the legal aspects of the process. If you have every considered using a surrogate or being a surrogate this is a discussion you won't want to miss.  
Room:  Phoenix C
Sponsored by:  Canadian Surrogacy Options (CSO)
2:00 - 3:00 PM - IVF 101 
by: Dr. Marjorie Dixon, MD, FRCSC, FACOG, REI       
For many adults experiencing fertility and reproductive challenges in growing their families, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is a procedure that provides an opportunity for a positive outcome of fertility treatment, when other options may not have been warranted or successful. A medical specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI), Dr. Marjorie E. Dixon will be providing us with an insightful IVF 101 presentation describing the IVF process, the medical indications for this treatment option, and the considerations for intended parents. If you have any questions about IVF, this is the session to attend!
Room:  Phoenix C
Sponsored by: Anova Fertility
3:15 - 3:45 PM - Bringing Light into the Shadows: Discussions of Disclosure, Privacy and Secrecy in Assisted Human Reproduction, Donation & Surrogacy 
by: Dara Roth Edney, MSW, RSW
A growing number of Canadians are accessing assisted human reproductive technologies, including those experiencing infertility as well as those requiring help due to sexual orientation, gender identity, relationship status or non-fertility related medical reasons. In this presentation by Dara Roth Edney, MSW, RSW, the audience will gain a better understanding of the current Canadian landscape of assisted human reproduction as it pertains to patient need and 3rd party usage (gamete donation and surrogacy). Context and common arguments for secrecy versus disclosure will be explored and the differences between privacy and secrecy will be examined. Finally, the complicated emotions dictating both sides of this argument will be considered and practical suggestions will be presented in order to build capacity and comfort in personal decision-making as it relates to communicating with children, family and friends.
Room:  Phoenix C
Sponsored by:  Outreach Health Group
4:00 - 4:30 PM - IV+F: Optimizing Fertility with Intravenous Therapy 
by: Dr. Stefanie Trowell, ND
Intravenous (IV) nutrient therapy became a popular method for health optimization in Canada due to praise from a number of celebrities. Now, nutrient infusions are at the cutting edge of fertility care. This seminar highlights how IV therapy works and key nutrients that benefit common causes of infertility including: Unexplained Infertility, Endometriosis, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality and Poor Sperm Quality. Learn how this novel approach can improve male and female fertility and increase your chance of conceiving, safely and naturally.
Room:  Phoenix C
Pegasus A Lecture Hall
10:45 - 11:15 AM - Surrogacy and egg donation in Canada 
by: Sara R. Cohen, LL.B.  Owner, Fertility Law Canada, Adjunct Professor of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School
Surrogacy and egg donation are used by more and more Canadians to build their families.  Over the past couple of years, Ontario law has recognized this to be true, and has revised parentage legislation to reflect the number of children being born through third party reproduction in Canada.  Federal laws are also relevant and determine what is legal and illegal in Canada.  For intended parents, it is important that you are aware of some key points of both provincial and federal laws, even at the very beginning stages when contemplating using egg donation and/or surrogacy to build your family.  In this presentation, Sara will go briefly go through the relevant legal framework necessary to get you started on your journey and share some important tips learned by working with more than a thousand families.
Room:  Pegasus A
Sponsored by:  Surrogacy in Canada Online
 9:45 - 10:30 AM - Planning Your Surrogacy Journey  
by: Frank Nelson, Men Having Babies board member

Introductions and a comparison of surrogacy with other parenting options. We will then provide a comprehensive surrogacy workshop that was developed based on the accumulated knowledge of hundreds of gay men who have already gone through the process.
Topics covered will include:

  • Basic terminology, types and components of typical surrogacy arrangements.

  • Typical sequence and timeline for gestational surrogacy journeys.

  • Legal considerations in the USA and Canada.

  • Major decisions regarding IVF, egg donation and surrogacy options.

  • Considering your family vision, financial constraints, risk tolerance and ethical preferences.

Room:  Pegasus A
Sponsored by:  Men Having Babies
11:30 - 12:00 PM - Advantages to cross border 3rd party reproduction and Freeze all cycles 
by: Dr. Joseph Doyle, MD
More and more Canadians are looking to travel outside of Canada for Egg Donation treatment. The international Egg Donor Program at SGF was created to help make donor egg treatment affordable and convenient to patients in other countries. Our concierge service is provided to patients to help eliminate the trepidation of travelling. Dr Doyle will explain how,  our highly qualified, dedicated team will help you navigate this journey. With NO WAIT for donors and our Shared Risk 100% refund program if no baby is delivered, we have eliminated some of the biggest challenges when travelling. With our Freeze all cycles patient can return for transfer when convenient for them.
Room:  Pegasus A
Sponsored by:  Shady Grove Fertility
12:45 - 1:15 PM - 3rd Party Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) 
by: Dr. Yasmine I. Usmani, MD, BScH (Hons), FRCSC, Associate Physician
Dr. Usmani will provide an overview of 3rd Party ART, including understanding the Donation and Surrogacy options for intended parents.  
Room:  Pegasus A
Sponsored by:  The Reproductive Care Centre (RCC)
1:30 - 2:00 PM - Top natural ways to optimize your fertility with PCOS 
by: Dr. Jodie Peacock, ND
In this lecture, Dr. Peacock ND will discuss practical dietary and lifestyle changes you can make to support your body’s fertility and health. You will learn optimal foods to eat and nutritional supplements that can support your body’s ability to ovulate regularly, reduce symptoms of PMS, acne, weight gain and hormonal imbalances. If you have been diagnosed with PCOS or think you may have it this is your opportunity to learn how to optimize your health.
Room:  TBC
Sponsored by:  Enhance Fertility
2:15 - 2:45 PM - Sperm Health: it matters more than we thought! 
by: Dr. Jordan Robertson, ND
In this lecture, Dr. Jordan Robertson, Naturopathic Doctor and author of Carrying to Term: a practical guide for reducing your miscarriage risk, will be reviewing the newest research on sperm health, including the top 5 lab tests men need to have done beyond a sperm sample, the top foods that impact sperm quality, and the nutrients to consider before starting any fertility treatment.
Room:  Pegasus A
3:30 - 4:00 PM - Inflammation and infertility - the leading cause of infertility
by: Dr. Robert Kiltz, Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility & OBGYN
We talk so much about the immune system but rarely in the context of infertility.  Inflammation within our body affects every cell including the male and female reproductive organs, the testes, ovaries, sperm, and eggs.  For the past 5-10 years, our treatments at CNY Fertility have shifted to incorporate this understanding.  Our approach to fertility should begin with the understanding that the immune system is number one. Whether destroyed or hyper-activated by foreign antigens, microorganisms, excessive plant matter, or chemicals, the response is all the same - inflammation. This inflammation reduces microvascular blood flood to the testes, uterus, and ovaries causing tumor and cyst growth, endometriosis, tubal damage, and ultimately causing abnormal sperm, eggs, embryos, and miscarriages. This seminar will highlight discuss not only why you should be focused on inflammation when trying to conceive but also cover numerous dietary, supplementary, and pharmacological treatments to reduce inflammation and improve your fertility outcome.
Room:  Pegasus A
4:15 - 4:45 PM - Optimize Your Egg Quality to Improve Your Chances of Success 
by: Dr. Zeynep Uraz, ND
Fertility struggles are challenging enough!  You don’t need a bunch of unnecessary dietary restrictions and stressful lifestyle changes on top of all of that.  Dr. Zeynep Uraz, ND will be discussing the most important foods you should be eating and avoiding, the most important changes to make in your life and a couple of supplements that can help, or hinder egg quality.    She will take an evidence-based approach, to help you sort through all the information out there and make sense of it all. 
Room:  Pegasus A
Sponsored by:  Nature's Source
Pegasus B Lecture Hall
 10:00 - 10:30 AM- The Fertility Diet: Essential Ingredients to Enhance Fertility Success & Enrich Your Baby’s Future Health 
by: Dr. Elizabeth Cherevaty, ND, RAc
Preconception nutrition can increase your chances of successful pregnancy by up to 40%. In this lecture, we will review why the food you eat during the months before conception will enhance your chances of fertility success AND enrich your future child’s health potential.
Room:  Pegasus B
10:45 - 11:15AM - Integrative Approaches to Recurrent Pregnancy Loss 
by: Dr. Jennifer Fitzgerald, ND
Recurrent pregnancy loss is when couples experience 2 or more consecutive miscarriages. This presentation will review the assessment and treatment of recurrent pregnancy loss, including when and how a couple should be evaluated, and the most common causes of recurrent miscarriage. We will review both conventional and naturopathic approaches to recurrent pregnancy loss, with practical information for both partners for optimizing pregnancy chances and reducing risk of future miscarriages
Room:  Pegasus B
11:30 - 12:00PM - Advancements in Endometrial Synchronization 
by: Dr. Gwen Goodrow, MSc, MD, FRCSC (OBGYN), FACOG, REI, Partner
Dr. Goodrow will discuss the importance and steps needed to prepare the uterus for optimal receptiveness to implantation during IVF.  
Room:  Pegasus B
Sponsored by:  The Reproductive Care Centre (RCC)
12:45 - 1:15 PM - Frozen Donor Eggs: Quality, Safety and Availability 
by: Heidi Hayes, MA
This lecture will review the emergence of frozen donor eggs as a treatment option with a focus on frozen donor egg quality and performance, the safety of frozen donor eggs and questions to ask before using frozen donor eggs. 
Room:  Pegasus B
Sponsored by:  California Cryobank
1:30 - 2:00 PM - How to Knock Out Fear To Get (And Stay) Knocked Up!
by: Cassandra Bach, B.Sc

Ever wonder how Olympians are able to get over the fear of hurtling down mountains at great speed or leaping into the air while spinning wildly, trusting their partner will catch them?  How do they overcome these fears and master the ability to perform at this elite level?  It seems like they are special, that they are born with something few people in the world have, but what is it?  Do they have some sort of super power that the rest of us can only dream of? 

What if you could harness the potential of your own super power?  What if this super power was the key to you winning your own version of a gold medal, your new baby?

Please join me to learn 5 tips that will help activate this secret weapon… the same weapon used by Olympic Champions… that will help bridge the gap between you and the baby of your dreams.  These tips will also help you to reduce your stress and gain inner peace while on your path to baby!

Room:  Pegasus B
2:15 - 2:45 PM - “THE HEART-WOMB CONNECTION” - Healing Fertility Stress to Transform your Fertility Potential
by: Dr. Jessica Liu, ND
Recent studies have showed that 50 percent of women undergoing fertility treatments meet the criteria for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  The stress induced by infertility itself and the process of fertility treatment can have a significant negative impact on hormonal health, egg and sperm quality, and pregnancy outcomes.  According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the spark of conception cannot occur unless there is a healthy mind-heart-womb connection.
This interactive session will provide an understanding of the stress-infertility relationship and how to identify the signs of fertility trauma.  You will learn nutritional and herbal approaches to reduce the impact of stress during pregnancy preparation and fertility treatment, and you will be guided through effective mindfulness-based techniques to help you open your heart-womb connection in order to transform your fertility potential.
Room:  Pegasus B
3:30 - 4:00 PM - Discussing about most recent advances in genetic field for pre-implantation, pre-conception and prenatal screening test that are available for best patient care 
by: Dr. Cengiz Cinnioglu, PhD
There will be general information about below each genetic testing, namely:
- Pre-implantation genetic testing (PGT-A)
- Single Gene Testing (PGT-M)
- Sperm Aneuploidy Test (SAT)
- Endometrial Receptivity (ERA)
- Endometrial Microbiome Metagenomic Analysis (EMMA)
- Analysis of Infectious Chronic Endometritis (ALCIE)
- Carrier Screening
- Noninvasive prenatal Testing (NIPT)
For each topic the speaker will touch base on the science behind of the testing protocol and discuss indication for each genetic test and talk about which patient may benefit the most for each individual test.
Room:  Pegasus B
Sponsored by: Igenmoix
4:15 - 4:45 PM - How acupuncture and Chinese medicine boosts your fertility 
by: Mary Wong, B.Sc., R.TCMP, R.Ac, CHPC
Whether you are trying to conceive naturally or with the help of assisted reproduction such as IUI, IVF, or egg freezing, we will explore how and when to use acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medicine to boost your fertility.
Room:  Pegasus B