Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

By Kate Weldon LeBlancRESOLVE New England is actively involved in advocating for insurance legislation in New Hampshire, in partnership with patients, advocates, and providers. The bill, SB 279, would provide group insurance coverage for the diagnosis of infertility, fertility treatment and...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Kristin Smith, the Oncofertility Consortium's esteemed patient navigator, was recently featured on the final episode of the This Is Infertility podcast to discuss her role as a patient navigator. Here is some more information about the episode:Oncofertility Series – Part 4 of 4. Kristin Smith is...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

OPEN Member Val Peddie, from the Royal College of Nursing in Aberdeen was recently highlighted in Royal College of Nursing electronic magazine bulletin (see pages 10-11) to discuss fertility preservation and patient experience in Aberdeen. The article highlights Val and all of the work she does...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

On September 22-23rd in New Delhi, India, the Asian Society for Fertility Preservation (ASFP) and the Fertility Preservation Society (India) (FPSI) hosted their second annual joint Congress of the ASFP & FERTIPROTECT. At this meeting, Dr. Atsuko Kusuhara, an alumna of the Masters of Science in...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

An exciting OPEN announcement from our partners in Canada. Eileen McMahon, a nurse practitioner at Mount Sinai Fertility in Toronto was recently named the Vice President of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS). This is the first time a nurse has held this position. Eileen McMahon is...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Listen now to an Endocrine Society podcast featuring Dr. Charles Sklar, from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, who joins the team at the Endocrine Society to discuss the latest Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline. Dr. Sklar talks about the need to screen for endocrine disorders in...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Exciting news from our colleagues at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University. Their STAR Program (Survivors Taking Action & Responsibility), which is a clinical, research and education program for adult survivors of childhood cancer, received the inaugural FIERCE...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

On August 27, 2018, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner will sign in to law HB2617, which will ensure insurance coverage for oncofertility and fertility preservation patients. Illinois will join four other states that have passed similar legislation. This is a huge milestone for the field and on behalf...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Dr. Mahmoud Salama, an active member of the Oncofertility Consortium and OPEN, recently represented the Consortium during a podcast interview where he discussed fertility preservation options for cancer patients. The interview appeared on the Simplify Cancer Podcast, a podcast for cancer patients...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Below is an exiciting announcement from our partners at the Alliance for Fertility Preservation.New York has become the latest state to endorse insurance coverage for IVF and fertility preservation. Current New York law requires coverage of infertility services, but specifically excludes coverage...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Congratulations to Dr. Teresa Woodruff, the Director of the Oncofertility Consortium and the Dean of the Graduate School at Northwestern University for her most recent award. Dr. Woodruff was named to the National Academy of Inventors for her many patents and her creation of the field of...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

A new population-based study from Ontario, Canada revealed at ASRM found that young women who were survivors of hematologic cancer were more likely to have a diagnosis of infertility than cancer-free women.Click here to read about this important study in its entirety. 

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Congratulations to The First Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University that becomes the first Chinese global partner of Oncofertility Consortium.On October 21-22, 2017, Dr. Qionghua Chen, the chief director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in The First Affiliated Hospital in Xiamen...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

The Oncofertility Consortium was mentioned recently in a feature in Greenwich Magazine, an online magazine from Connecticut. Connecticut was the first state to pass landmark oncofertility legislation, which opens access to fertility treatment for cancer patients. The law is named for Melissa...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Colleagues in Peru recently hosted a successful course on fertility preservation and are pleased to announce the opening of their first laboratory in Lima, Peru. See the post below from Dr. Flor Sanchez, who is one of the oncofertility ambassadors in Peru.Fertility Preservation Course in Cancer...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

See below for information regarding the CCSS Career Development Award. This announcement is directed to both junior faculty and trainees. All of the information regarding this award is included below. Best of luck with your application!CCSS Career Development Awardhttps://ccss.stjude.org/The CCSS...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

July's VGR presentation is now available online. Joyce Reinecke, JD, Executive Director of the Alliance for Fertility Preservation, presented on advocating for insurance coverage and discussed the recent efforts in many states to mandate coverage for fertility preservation procedures. Connecticut ...

Lauren Ataman-Millhouse

Here are some new and notable publications from the field: In vitro maturation of human immature oocytes for fertility preservation and research materialH Shirasawa, Y Terada - Reproductive Medicine and Biology, 2017In recent years, the importance of fertility preservation (FP) has increased. In...

Brigid Martz Smith

On June 20th, Connecticut passed bill HB 7124 which provides coverage of cryopreservation of eggs, sperm, or embryo for all patients facing a threat to fertility.  More specifically, the new law amends the definition of infertility and is extended to include those whom fertility services are...

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