March 1, 2017

Stage Schedule

(All speakers are independent experts sharing their knowledge for the health and wellness benefit of conference attendees. They are not endorsed by, and do not they themselves endorse any event sponsors, organizers, or exhibitors unless specified below.)

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Saturday, January 13, 2018:

12:10: Exploring the Causes and Implications of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss 

Join Dr. Mohamed Bedaiwy, Professor and Division Head of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at UBC, to explore the causes and implications of recurrent pregnancy loss. Dr. Bedaiwy will share insight on who can be affected, why this occurs, and how to move forward with family planning.

1:00:  Eating for Fertility

Join Krista Parr, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, to learn all about eating for fertility. Krista will explore how nutrition impacts fertility, and share tips on improving nutrition for people who are trying to grow their families.

1:50: The Role of Surgery in the Management of Fibroids 

Join Dr. Neeraj Mehra, Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC Division of General Gynaecology & Obstetrics, to explore the impact of fibroids on fertility, as well as the role of surgery in the management of fibroids in the context of fertility.

2:40:  Learn about Surrogacy and Support Programs available within Canada 

Join Leia Swanberg, Founder and CEO of Canadian Fertility Consulting, to learn about surrogacy and support programs available within Canada, as well as hybrid programs utilizing clinics throughout the United States and Canada. The Sacred Surrogacy holistic support program will also be discussed, which is open to any Surrogate, Intended Parent, or Egg Donor.

 

Sunday, January 14, 2018:

12:10: How Endometriosis Can Affect Fertility 

Join Dr. Mohamed Bedaiwy, Professor and Division Head of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at UBC, to discover how endometriosis can affect fertility. With Dr. Bedaiwy’s expertise and guidance, learn how to navigate through family planning while living with endometriosis

1:00: The Possible Effect of Acupuncture on Fertility and IVF

Join Dr. Spence Pentland, as he discusses evidence-based mechanisms of how acupuncture may effect fertility and IVF. Dr. Pentland will explain the impact of blood circulation to the reproductive organs, reproductive hormone balancing, and more in this educational session.

1:50: The Role of Surgery in the Management of Endometriosis 

Join Dr. Neeraj Mehra, Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC Division of General Gynaecology & Obstetrics, to explore role of surgery in the management of endometriosis in the context of fertility.

2:40:How Modern Medicine Can Improve Options for LGBTQ Fertility 

Join Dr. Sonya Kashyap, medical director of Director of Genesis Fertility, to explore the role of modern medicine for fertility for LGBTQ families. With Dr. Kashyap’s expertise and guidance, learn how to navigate through family planning, or how you can help other LGBTQ families get their start via eggs or sperm donation.