Dr. Olivia Rose, NDLectureBreak Start: 9:30 LectureBreak End: 10:00 Q&A Start: 10:00 Q&A End: 10:10 Topic: Stress and Fertility
We know fertility concerns rank amoung the top most stressfull life events. Learn tips to help maintain a healthy stress response and support your fertility.
Dr. Olivia Rose is a naturopathic doctor, writer, and speaker with 14 years of experience under her belt. She has built a thriving private practice centred around evidence-based and traditional naturopathic medicine and has a special interest in digestive and immune health; infertility; weight management; skin rejuvenation and chronic disease prevention.
Roberta ScottLectureBreak Start: 9:30 LectureBreak End: 10:00 Q&A Start: 10:00 Q&A End: 10:10 Topic: Journey to become a 'single mother by choice
Roberta became a single mother by choice at 45 after a year of fertility treatments. She had her now 13 year old son with IVF with her own egg. She now runs an online support group for single women on their journey to becoming a mom on their own.
Dr. Jodie Peacock, NDLectureBreak Start: 10:15 LectureBreak End: 10:45 Q&A Start: 10:45 Q&A End: 10:55 Topic: Getting Pregnant with PCOS
If you suspect that you have or have been diganosed with PCOS this lecture is designed to help you nagivate the research on optimizing your fertility using diet and lifestyle options.
Dr. Jodie Peacock B.Sc., N.D.is a Naturopathic doctor at The Root of Health in Oakville. Jodie is passionate about educating couples on how to optimize their fertility and the health of their future children. She authored Preconceived to support as many couples as possible through the wealth of research on the impact of diet and lifestyle changes with regards to conception. Preconception health is critical to ensuring the optimal health of our future generation.
Heather Brooks, RN, Liz Ellwood and Rachel Mador-HouseLectureBreak Start: 10:15 LectureBreak End: 10:45 Q&A Start: 10:45 Q&A End: 10:55 Topic: Do You Need to Use an Egg Donor to Build Your Family? Why Skipping Genetic Testing is a Risk Too Big to Take
Dr. Samuel Soliman, MD FRCSC REILectureBreak Start: 11:00 LectureBreak End: 11:30 Q&A Start: 11:30 Q&A End: 11:40 Topic: Your fertility journey at an affordable cost
Dr. Samuel Soliman graduated from McMaster University in Hamilton in 1994 specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. He trained with field leaders in infertility treatment and focuses all of his time on the treatment of infertile patients as the Medical Director of NewLife. He has built his reputation as one of the best IVF specialists in Canada.
He has numerous research projects and publications in the field of infertility and reproductive endocrinology and continues to be highly active in research.
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Dr Marjorie Dixon, MD REILectureBreak Start: 12:30 LectureBreak End: 1:00 Q&A Start: 1:00 Q&A End: 1:10 Topic: IVF 101
Are you considering using assited reproductive technologies to help you achieve a pregnancy. Have you been told that you need to have IVF based on your situation? If so this is the lecture for you to help better understand the process.
Dr. Marjorie E. Dixon is a graduate of McGill University’s School of Medicine. Following her initial postgraduate training at the University of Toronto in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Dixon completed her postgraduate training at the University of Vermont with a three-year subspecialty at the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology accredited fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
Alissa MagwoodLectureBreak Start: 12:30 LectureBreak End: 1:00 Q&A Start: 1:00 Q&A End: 1:10 Topic: Maximize your chances of pregnancy without losing good embryos
Although a good quality embryo is an important starting point, it is also important to transfer the embryo into a uterus that is ready to receive the embryo. In this webinar, you will understand the keys to endometrial receptivity and the importance of the endometrial microbiome.
Alissa has a strong and diverse background in molecular biology and genetics, in both the public and private domains. She is the author of several ground-breaking papers and recipient of awards for her research in DNA repair and recombination.
Dr Gwen Goodrow, MD, REILectureBreak Start: 1:15 LectureBreak End: 1:45 Q&A Start: 1:45 Q&A End: 1:55 Topic: Advanced testing and challanging cases
Some fertility cases can be complex and require advanced testing and looking at new research. If you are unsure about testing that might be helpful this is a great opportunity to learn more and have your questions answered.
Dr. Gwen Goodrow has always been captivated by the fertility field. After completing first a Master’s degree in embryology and working in an in vitro fertilization technician, she continued her studies to become a physician. She completed her Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/Gyn) residency at McMaster University, and finished her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) in the US.
Dr. Zeynep Uraz, NDLectureBreak Start: 2:00 LectureBreak End: 2:30 Q&A Start: 2:30 Q&A End: 2:40 Topic: IVF Diet
There is a specific dietary pattern associated with the best IVF outcomes. And it’s not just the Mediterranean diet or generally healthy diet. Recent studies show that there is an even better diet for anyone who may be planning an IVF cycle. In this presentation, Zeynep will go through the key components of this diet to help you get started.
Dr. Zeynep Uraz, ND is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, and an Associate Professor at The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine where she teaches the Integrative Fertility Curriculum, Women’s Health and Gynecology and leads the fertility-focused shift at the RSNC (CCNM’s teaching clinic).
David Firmin, LCSW, ANZICA, FSALectureBreak Start: 2:00 LectureBreak End: 2:30 Q&A Start: 2:30 Q&A End: 2:40 Topic: The 1%: Donor qualification in modern sperm banks
David’s great passion in working with Xytex is bringing a protective and clinical aspect to the behavioral evaluation in our screening process of prospective donors. His goal of this talk is to educate those curious about the screening process of male sperm donors, and highlight the steps taken to ensure the quality of donor that our clients deserve – the 1% of donors who make it all the way through our screening process. David quotes “Life is full of uncertainty. Choosing a donor and wondering if they have mental issues doesn’t have to be. Life is to be treasured, and it’s my job to put your mind at ease when choosing the right donor.”
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Haimant Bissessar, ARTLectureBreak Start: 3:15 LectureBreak End: 3:45 Q&A Start: 3:45 Q&A End: 3:55 Topic: How to select a gamete (sperm or egg) donor
Selecting a sperm or egg donor can at times be very daunting and overwhelming. This presentation will introduce you to the gamete suppliers, tell you where to access free information on the donors and guide you through the process. At the end of the presentation you should have all the necessary information to make an informed decision.
He has worked in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) as an embryologist, andrologist and researcher for over 35 years. He is currently the President of CAN-AM Cryoservices, a cryobank specializing in the importation and distribution of quality donor sperm and eggs Haimant is a member of several fertility societies including the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS), American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE).
Dr. Irena Bergmann, NDLectureBreak Start: 3:15 LectureBreak End: 3:45 Q&A Start: 3:45 Q&A End: 3:55 Topic: Optimizing Male Fertility – A Checklist for Healthy Sperm
Dr. Irena Bergmann, ND has 20 years of clinical experience and has successfully helped many couples with their fertility journey. Her approach is very individualized and she prides herself on really listening and investigating to best understand what the patient’s needs are, resulting in healthy pregnancies and babies. She helps patients develop a plan that best suits their needs through diet, supplementation and acupuncture. Whether patients are undergoing fertility treatment, or just starting to think of conceiving, she uses all of the necessary tools to give her patients the best chances of success.
Dr. Alan Vu, NDLectureBreak Start: 4:00 LectureBreak End: 4:30 Q&A Start: 4:30 Q&A End: 4:40 Topic: How to opimize egg health with diet and lifestyle
Alan is also a Clinical and Academic Adjunct Faculty Member at The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine since 2006, and has presented at the CFAS’ Pre-Conference Nursing Symposium. Alan has co-authored a research study with Hannam Fertility Centre that has been presented as posters at the ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology and the CFAS conferences.
Alan loves practicing in an integrative care model to help patients better navigate what can be a challenging and confusing situation.
Dr. Rahi Victory, OB/GynLectureBreak Start: 4:00 LectureBreak End: 4:30 Q&A Start: 4:30 Q&A End: 4:40 Topic: Managing unexplained Infertility
Unexplained infertility can be extremely frustrating when all you want is answers. Join Dr. Victory in a discuss of what treatment options are available for this challanging diagnosis.
Dr. Rahi Victory is a Canadian trained obstetrician gynecologist with an American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology subspecialty in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Victory is renowned for his compassionate, individualized patient plans and approach to care. Dr. Victory is passionate about making sure every experience is an exceptional one and to that end he meets with every client, every egg donor and every surrogate, himself. Our principles are science, technology, communication and compassion.
Dr Laura Nicholas, NDLectureBreak Start: 4:45 LectureBreak End: 5:15 Q&A Start: 5:15 Q&A End: 5:25 Topic: Prevention and Management of Threatened Miscarriage and Early Pregnancy Loss
Suffering a pregancy loss is very stressful and leaves potential parents looking for answers. Join Dr Laura for a discussion of things to consider after a pregnancy loss.
Dr. Laura Nicholas has a practice Downtown Vancouver, BC focused in women’s health, fertility, and gynecology. She supports women and their partners from preconception to postpartum to optimize fertility, pregnancy, and the growth of healthy families. Aside from fertility, she works with women struggling with hormone imbalances, menstrual irregularities, genitourinary infections, pelvic pain, and sexual dysfunction.
Adoption Council of OntarioLectureBreak Start: 4:45 LectureBreak End: 5:15 Q&A Start: 5:15 Q&A End: 5:25 Topic: Is adoption an option for you?
Sylvia Gibbons: Sylvia founded and runs a Support Group for Adoptive Families and founded and runs an Adopted Youth Group, both of which are in Simcoe County. She is the ACO’s PACT Parent Liaison and adoptive parent.
Ellen Igumnova: Ellen is a Clinical Coordinator at the Adoption Council of Ontario within the AdoptOntario program.
Teresa Jarosz: Teresa is an adoption practitioner and an adoptive parent. Teresa also brings over 20 years of experience working in the social service sector.
Dr. Moira Kwok, NDLectureBreak Start: 5:45 LectureBreak End: 6:25 Q&A Start: 6:25 Q&A End: 6:35 Topic: General Supplements for Optimal Fertility
Dr. Yasmine I. Usmani, MD, FRCSC, GREILectureBreak Start: 5:45 LectureBreak End: 6:25 Q&A Start: 6:25 Q&A End: 6:35 Topic: Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (RPL) Diagnosis , Investigations and What to do Next?
What is Recurrent Pregnancy Loss? How is it diagnosed and what type of evaluations can be done. What can you do next ? Dr. Usmani helps navigate you through recurrent pregnancy loss and management.