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RESOLVE Speaking Engagements:

RESOLVE is a respected resource for a variety of topics related to infertility. RESOLVE staff have given presentations around the world. To request a RESOLVE staff to speak at your event, send an email to info@resolve.org.

Other Professional Member Events

Listed below in chronological order are upcoming events of interest to the infertility community, hosted and sponsored by various professional members of RESOLVE. Please note that RESOLVE does not receive any portion of fees that may be required to attend the events listed below, nor does RESOLVE have any input regarding the events themselves. Questions regarding these events should be addressed to the office hosting the event.

RESOLVE is committed to providing the most current, accurate and unbiased information available to our members, and as such, is not responsible for the content, speakers or exhibitors present. Inclusion on the list below does not imply endorsement by RESOLVE of any person or entity. RESOLVE encourages all its members to be educated consumers, and to thoroughly investigate all information provided prior to making decisions.

April 6, 2017. 12:00PM to 1:00PM. Aim to get Pregnant- LIVE Webinar.
Are you trying to get pregnant? Can you hear the sound of your biological clock ticking louder by the second? Join Denise Noyer-Erez, L.Ac., FABORM for a FREE webinar where she will reveal PROVEN strategies that will increase your chances of getting pregnant and having a healthy baby. If you are ready to try something that has been proven to work, register for the live webinar now to access free fertility resources, the live webinar and a link to the recording! Click here to register: http://aimwellnessclinic.com/get-pregnant-talk
April 26, 2017. 6:00PM to 8:15PM. Panel on Adoption and Childfree Paths.
Panel exploring the adoption & childfree option in the first half of this meeting. Location: Greenwood Masonic Center, 7910 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103. Learn more here.
May 2, 2017. 7:00PM to 9:30PM. New Beginnings Through Donor Egg!
Please join us for an educational seminar on conception by using donated eggs. Presenters will be Victoria Loveland, RN & Donor Egg Nursing Coordinator, Aviva Zigelman, LCSW & Donor Egg Program Director, and
Steven Brenner, MD. At our program there is NO waiting list for egg donors. You may select from our pre-screened anonymous egg donors, or we can coordinate your cycle with a donor of your choosing. If this is an option that you are thinking about, we hope you will join us and learn more about why this may be your path to parenthood! Need more information concerning the Seminar? Please contact Debra directly at (631) 768-8799. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-beginnings-through-donor-egg-tickets-31068833718?aff=erelexpmlt
May 4, 2017. 6:30PM to 8:30PM. Tired of the Secret?
Fertility Support Workshop by Bina Benisch, M.S., R.N. Processing the Pain, Opening up, and sharing your fertility struggle. This workshop—timed just before Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, helps to explore ways in which opening up to others can help alleviate these negative feelings and benefit from emotional support. The fact that people do not talk about their infertility makes it that much more painful. How much of our story should we reveal? And to whom? We will look at; The pros and cons of opening up about our struggle, Constructive approaches to opening up. How to deal with inappropriate comments or advice. How to communicate your needs in a way that will reduce your stress and anxiety. Quotes from women struggling with fertility in silence/secret: "Often times I feel so alone in this experience of struggling to conceive." "I feel like my family and friends can sense that I'm in a bad mood. It happens more and more frequently. They don't know what I've been going through." "I'm afraid of the questions, and I guess, I'm afraid of beinglabeled "infertile" and I'll be seen as difference, or that maybe they'll think I must have done something to deserve this." "Everyone thinks they have an answer or offer their advice. Do they think I haven't tried these things? People have no idea and if I try to describce the fertility problem or treatment, I don't feel like answering a lot of questions." Have you ever felt any of the above? A diagnosis of infertility is often difficult to share--even with those closest to us--as we fear the responsess we may receive. Women may experience feelings of isolation, inadequancy, fear, deep sadness, and anger. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tired-of-the-secret-tickets-32675956666

May 4-5, 2017. 9:00AM to 5:00PM both days. Coping With Infertility: Two-Day Professional Training with Helen Adrienne, LCSW
If you are a health professional, please consider attending my next two day mind/body training which is coming up again on Thursday and Friday, May 4th and 5th. Why? While this workshop is geared for your clients who may be in the throes of an agonizing fertility quest, what you will learn has broad application for your clients who are dealing with inordinate stress of any origin. Even more reasons: You will earn 13 (New York State approved) CEUs; The reasonable fee of $795.00 comes with lunch both days, my book, On Fertile Ground: Healing Infertility, my stress reduction audio program, Breathing in the Now, and a comprehensive summary of the program consisting of over 200 pages of information and instructions; and A chance to cross-pollinate with 9 other professionals who, in the past, have attended from around the country and around the world.  This is a largely experiential training and therefore very practical.  You will not only experience a wide array of mind/body interventions, you will come to understand why these techniques work based on the way our brains are wired.  For a complete list of topics and more information, please click this link where you will also be able to watch an introductory video to what the training has in store for you: http://www.mind-body-unity.com/for-professionals-2/ Location: 420 East 64th Street - E1C - New York City 

May 24, 2017. 6:00PM to 8:15PM. Men's Fertility Health.
Leading into Men’s Health Month, Dr. Tom Walsh, UW urologist, will share about male fertility in the first half of this meeting. Seattle Sperm Bank will also be on hand as a resource. Male partners are encouraged to attend for breakout discussion into men’s and women’s groups. Greenwood Masonic Center. Location: Greenwood Masonic Center, 7910 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103. Learn more here.

May 31 to June 2, 2017. 4th Annual Jefferson Infertility Counseling Conference.
The 4th Annual Jefferson Infertility Counseling Conference​: When It Takes More Than Two to Make a Baby  addresses challenges in infertility counseling due to advances in assisted reproductive technologies and the associated psychological, ethical and legal issues that accompany those advancements. This 3-day course is designed specifically for mental health professionals, physicians, nurses and affiliated professionals.
The first day is a dual track program and offers fundamentals about family building and reproductive medicine: Track 1 on Wednesday offers skills training with theory; Track 2 on Wednesday offers advanced testing interpretation skill building. Thursday and Friday feature more advanced training drawn from "real-life" cases, ethics training and a novel "psychology lab" (using live actors) that explores the inter-professional challenges of complex clinical cases. Sponsored by the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University. Learn more here.

June 4, 2017. 1:00PM to 4:00PM. How to Talk to Your Child about Adoption.
This workshop is for families who have or are planning to adopt a child. Some adoption agencies will accept this workshop as credit toward the home study requirements. Certificates will be issued upon request. In this workshop you will learn: How to create a safe family atmosphere in which adoption can be openly discussed; What children think about adoption at different ages and stages of development; What issues are really hard for children to deal with and what issues are actually harder for the parents; Communication tools for talking to your child and answering his or her questions; and How to help your child deal with peer or school issues. Presented by Joni Mantell LCSW. For additional information: Phone 609-737-8750, or E-mail: jmantellmsw@gmail.com

June 28, 2017. 6:00PM to 7:45PM. Fertility Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Acupuncture Northwest will share in the first half about fertility acupuncture and oriental medicine. Location: Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 Learn more here.

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