Pathways and Progress in Fertility Conference

  • 02 November to 03 November 2018
  • 3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20057
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Pathways and Progress in Fertility Conference

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Room Block for Overnight Guests: Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center - $169/night

Conference Description:  The first conference on “Pathways and Progress in Fertility “will bring together fertility experts, patients and charitable organizations that serve families with infertility.  The training will focus on promoting advocacy, sharing about innovation in genetic screening and treatment, improving access to care and support for service groups and charities and supporting families with infertility supporting patients with information about pathways to Parenthood and supports available throughout the nation.

Attendees will  enjoy programming showcasing the latest scientific and clinical developments and updates in genetic screening and diagnosis for fertility, integrating knowledge about this and reproductive biology for physicians and providers. Patients will learn about pathways to parenthood and supports for patients and best practices and infrastructure development for charities and other organizations that serve these groups.

Venue: Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center

Conference Program:

Friday November 2, 2018

3:00pm-6:00pm- Advocacy (PCOS Challenge, RESOLVE)

5:00pm-7:00pm- Private reception for physicians and special guests

Saturday November 3, 2018

7:00am-8:00am- Check In and Continental Breakfast Abstract Presentations and Vendors

8:00am-8:55am- Plenary Session

Tract 1: Health Care Providers Tract: Genetic Screening and Diagnosis (hosted by EMD Serono)

9:00am-10:00am- Genetics and Carrier Screening

10:00am-11:00am- Pre Implantation Genetic Screening- Laboratory and Scientific Perspectives

11:00am-12:00pm- Integrating Genetic Screening Into Clinical Practice


Tract 2: Access to Care Tract: Non Profits and Service Organizations (Hosted by the ASRM)

9:00am-10:00am- Lay of the Land: Who is in this field and what do they do?

10:00am-11:00am- Improving Access to Care- How to Reach More

11:00am-12:00pm- Infrastructure Development and Fundraising


Tract 3: For Patients - Infertility Supports and Pathways to Parenthood (Hosted by Counsyl)

9:00am-10:00am- What Are the Pathways to Parenthood? Donor gametes, Donor embryos, Fertility Preservation, Adoption (public and private)

10:00am-11:00am- Financing Family Building- Loans Grants and More

11:00am-12:00pm- Supports for Families OVERCOMING infertility- Mental Health Support,  Support groups, Acupuncture Yoga and Complimentary care

12-1pm- BREAKOUT groups for  1)Spanish speaking patients (2)  Faith Based Fertility Support (3) African American Women (4)  Cancer Patients and Survivors

Tract Four: Support for Women with PCOS

9:00am-10:00am- What Is PCOS? PCOS Overview -Medical &Lifestyle Management of PCOS

10:00am-11:00am - PCOS and Building Healthy Families

11:00am-12:00pm - The PCOS Empowerment Panel - Women Share Their Personal Stories and Strategies for Living with PCOS

Abstracts:  7:00am-8:00am  & 12:00pm-1:00pm

Explore the City/ Free Time:  1:00pm-4:00pm-  Explore Washington (on Your Own)

Evening event:

5pm-10pm- Tinina Q Cade Foundation 13th Family Building Gala, Embassy of France

Call for Poster Presentations

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Tinina Q. Cade Foundation’s  “Pathways and Progress in Fertility” Conference on November 2 and 3, 2018 in Washington, DC. We invite poster presentations on the role of public health in addressing current challenges and opportunities in four focus areas: Behavioral Health; Health Equity; Communications and Health Advocacy; and Partnerships and Collaboration.

Participating as a poster presenter provides an opportunity to:

*Network with your peers and advance your professional reputation.

*Promote your project to an engaged audience.

*Gain presentation experience

*Contribute to the industry knowledge base.

All Poster Presentation abstracts MUST be submitted by email to The submission period for all abstracts is February 1, 2018 through May 15, 2018 at 12:00pm.

Applicants will be notified regarding their acceptance by July 1, 2018.

The poster sessions will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Presenters are expected to be at their poster during the designated times (7:00am-8:00am and 12:00pm –1:00pm) to interact with and answer questions from attendees. The poster session is intended to be casual and conversational; there will be no formal presentation.

Poster presenters are responsible for transporting, hanging, and dismantling their own poster on the day of the conference. Please allow ample time to set up (between 5:00am and 6:45am) in order to begin presentations at 7:00am.

Presenters are responsible for creating an informational poster no larger than 36” x 48”. Presenters will share space, so adherence to poster dimensions is required.

Below are the required components that you will be asked to provide when you begin your online abstract submission. You should receive confirmation within 72 hours of submitting your abstract for consideration.  

If your abstract is accepted you are expected to register for the Pathways and Progress in Fertility conference and to present your poster in person at the conference. We can accommodate 20 poster presenters at this conference.  The poster presentations will take place from 7:00am-8:00am as well as from 12:00pm-1:00pm on Saturday November 3, 2018 at the Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center.

Details of Submission:

Deadline: May 15, 2018 at 12:00 pm.

Structured Abstract: (350 word limit) 

1. Select Which Tract You Are Applying For (Please include this in the subject of the email):

Tract One: Medical Professionals: Genetic Screening and Testing

Tract Two: Patients (General): Infertility Supports and Pathways to Parenthood

Tract Three: Patients (PCOS): Innovation in PCOS diagnosis treatment and lifestyle management

Tract Four: Non profits and service organizations : Increasing Access to Care  

2. List The Title of Your Poster

3. Background (3-5 sentences)

4.  Hypotheses/Aim

5. Methods

6. Results

7. Conclusion

8. List Poster Presenter(s) and Contact Information

9. Submit abstract to


For further information or questions we invite you to email us at As a reminder, our deadline is May 15, 2018.



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