With Shady Grove Fertility’s inaugural Egg Freezing Conference less than two weeks away, we are excited to unveil our event program and announce our keynote speaker Sarah Richards. Sarah is a New York Times contributor and the author of Motherhood Rescheduled, and she has extensively documented her own egg freezing journey in several publications.
The 2014 Shady Grove Fertility Egg Freezing Conference will take place on Saturday November 8, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at District Architecture Center in Washington, DC. The conference will feature a series of discussion panels on egg freezing; networking time with vendors, physicians, and other attendees; and breakfast will be served. The program* will proceed as follows:
9:30 a.m. – Welcome Address
Michele Purcell, the Director of the Egg Freezing Program at Shady Grove Fertility, delivers the conference opening address.
9:55 a.m. – Keynote Speech
Sarah Richards, New York Times contributor and author of Motherhood Rescheduled, provides conference attendees with a national perspective of egg freezing, where it has been and where it is going, as well as the long term benefits and implications of making the decision to freeze.
10:30 a.m. – Fertility 101
Shady Grove Fertility’s medical director, Eric Widra, M.D., presents an overview of a woman’s fertility, from a biological and physiological perspective.
11:10 a.m. – An Introduction & Overview of Egg Freezing
Joseph Doyle, M.D. of Shady Grove Fertility’s Rockville, MD office and Shruti Malik, M.D. of Shady Grove Fertility’s Fair Oaks, VA office, walk attendees through the egg freezing process, covering the technology, the necessary testing, and the success rates.
11:30 a.m. – Financial Options
Candice Brown, the new patient liaison for the Egg Freezing Program, explains the costs of treatment and medication, as well as the many unique financing options that Shady Grove Fertility has to offer.
11:45 a.m. – Q&A Panel with Conference Presenters
Attendees will have the opportunity to address Michele, Sarah, Candice, Dr. Doyle, and Dr. Malik in a half-hour Q&A panel.
Upon conclusion of the Q&A Panel, attendees will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with physicians, visit our sponsor booths, and network with one another.
If you are interested in attending this one-of-a-kind conference, please register as soon as possible. Attendance is free, but space is limited. We look forward to seeing you there!
* Program content is subject to change
Egg Freezing Events and Resources:
- Archived Egg Freezing Webcast: An overview of our program
- Financial Information
- Register for the Upcoming Egg Freezing Conference on November 8th
- Discuss your questions and/or concerns with a New Patient Liaison by filling out this form or calling 1-877-411-9292.