Nurses’ Regional Meeting

The New Normal: What you need to know as a Fertility Nurse in 2017

April 28th, 2017
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hart House, University of Toronto

Fertility nursing continues to advance in leaps and bounds. As nurses we need to be up to date with every aspect of the fertility field, and the ever changing landscape of this advancing science.

Come join your fertility colleagues for an educational day on the topics which concern us the most, including: male infertility, embryology, applying research to practice, and the work-up of fertility patients.

One of the highlights of our day will be Dr Rachel Green’s interactive session “A compassionate relationship in the service of change: Cultivating Empathy”. A second highlight of the day will include a facilitated panel discussion on the controversial topic of waitlist management for treatment patients.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided on-site in the beautiful Music Room of the Hart House. You will also have plenty of time to meet new people and reconnect with your colleagues.

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8:00 – 8:30 Registration, light breakfast, mix and mingle
8:30 – 8:40 Opening Remarks
8:40 – 9:20 Fertility Patient Work-up and the Fertility Nurse’s Role
Jennifer Malcew Director of Physician Relations at Hannam Fertility Centre
9:20 – 10:00 Embryology 101 for Nurses
Jim Meriano Trio Lab Director
10:00 – 10:15 Health Break
10:15 – 12:15 A compassionate relationship in the service of change: Cultivating Empathy
Rachel Green, Lecture and Interactive Session
12:15 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:40 Male Infertility Basics
Kirk Lo, Urologist at MKUWC
13:40 – 14:20 Research and the Fertility Nurse
Jennifer McDowall, Research Manager at Ottawa Fertility Centre
14:20 – 14:40 Health Break
14:40 – 15:40 PGD and PGS
Simon Alfred, Genesis Genetics
15:40 – 16:40 IVF Waiting List Management
Panel Discussion
16:40 – 16:45 Closing Remarks