21st Annual Fertility Treatment, Donor Choices and Adoption Conference

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Saturday, November 8, 2014 – 21st Annual Conference

The largest educational consumer
infertility conference in the country!

Saturday, November 8, 2014 | 8:00am – 5:00pm

Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel
181 Boston Post Road W., Marlborough, MA

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     2014 Annual Conference Information

2014 Conference Scholarships Available

Financial assistance to attend the conference is available..Conference Scholarships were generously provided by:2014 Annual Conference Schedule & Selecting your Workshop TrackView our complete conference schedule of over 40 infertility and adoption workshops.  Read our guide on Selecting your Workshop Track.Conference CEUs for Nurses and Social WorkersNurses and social workers can earn Continuing Education Credits by attending the conference. The conference provides:

  • 7.2 hours for *Nurses as established by the MA Board of Nursing
  • 6.5 hours for Social Workers as established by the National Association of Social Workers
  • 6.5 hours for *LMHCs as retroactive CEUs through MaMHCA

*Applying is conference participant’s responsibility.2014 Conference AnnouncementsLatest updates are posted at the top of this section.

2014 Keynote Speaker: Judy CarrJudy Carr is our featured keynote speaker at the 21st Annual Fertility Treatment, Donor Choices and Adoption Conference, and she is the first woman to give birth after IVF in the United States. babies_carrs_01Her daughter, Elizabeth Jordan Carr, was born in 1981 in Norfolk, VA and was the first baby born in the US through IVF. We are honored to have her join us and share her unique story, ‘Raising an IVF Child, One Mother’s Perspective’!Carr is an educator and current adjunct faculty in Biology at Mount Wachusett Community College.  She was a RESOLVE National Founders Aware Recipient in 1999.  She has spoken on television shows Nova, Good Morning America, The Today Show,  and Inside Edition as well as presented about her experience at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.  She has also been interviewed for many magazines and newspapers such as Family Circle, Discover, and US News and World Reports.Staying at the ConferenceBest Western Royal Plaza Hotel is offering a conference rate of $92.00 which includes a Deluxe Cold Continental Breakfast. To reserve your room at this rate, contact the hotel directly at 508.460.0700 and mention the name of the conference to the front desk agent.What Previous Attendees SayI have attended this conference for several years and am always amazed at what new information I come home with. The doctors, mental health professionals and attorneys that present at and attend the RNE Annual Conference are all top in their fields. [It]… is the perfect opportunity to ask questions and gather much needed info from the professionals… No one is going rush you, so take your time and ask away. Interaction is a wonderful thing at a conference like this. You listen and learn: you ask questions, feel hope and find support. Sit at breakfast and lunch with couples or individuals and see what they have to say; consider opening up and sharing with other attendees where you are in your path to parenthood process.” from Educating Yourself on Your Path to Parenthood by Donna DaleyRead more comments from previous attendees…2014 Conference SponsorsGenerous corporate sponsorship has been provided by the following sponsors; click on their logos below to visit their websites.2014 Conference SponsorsBack to Top ^Sponsoring Exhibitors Current List of Exhibitors (Apply today to be an exhibitor) Virtual Sponsors (Register Now to become a Virtual Sponsor)Conference Raffle Items!Back to Top ^

RNE's Executive Director Erin Lasker and Keynote speaker Judy Carr

RNE’s Executive Director Erin Lasker and Keynote speaker Judy Carr

Marianne Vivian from our Foundation Sponsor Fertilitech, Inc

Marianne Vivian from our Foundation Sponsor Fertilitech, Inc

Erin, Judy and RNE's Board Chair Ramani Varanasi

Erin, Judy and RNE’s Board Chair Ramani Varanasi

RNE's 40th Anniversary

RNE’s 40th Anniversary

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Conference Sponsor: Fertilitech, Inc.

Conference Sponsor: Brigham and Women's Hospital

Conference Sponsor: Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Conference Sponsor: European Sperm Bank

Conference Sponsor: European Sperm Bank

Conference Sponsor: EMD Serono

Conference Sponsor: EMD Serono

Ovascience Patient Advocate Ronny with Judy Carr

Ovascience Patient Advocate Ronny with Judy Carr

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Center for Infertility & Reproductive Surgery Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
Center for Advanced Reproductive Services at UConn Health New England Fertility
European Sperm Bank USA Norgenix
FertiliTech, Inc. OvaScience
FertiliTech, Inc. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Center for Infertility & Reproductive Surgery
EMD Serono European Sperm Bank USA
Actavis Full Circle Adoptions
Adoptions from the Heart Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
Adoption Resources IVF New England & Boston IVF
AGC Scholarships Kristen Magnacca Darcy
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Center for Infertility Reproductive Surgery Law Office of Catherine Tucker, PLLC
Center for Advanced Reproductive Services at UConn Health Massachusetts General Fertility Center
Circle Egg Donation Merck
The Domar Center for mind/body health Norgenix
EMD Serono OMBE Integrative Health Center
European Sperm Bank USA Springstone Patient Financing
Ferring Pharmaceuticals Stepping Stones
FertiliTech, Inc. Tiny Treasures Egg Donation Agency
Fertility Centers of New England Vermont Surrogacy Network
Fertility Solutions Village Fertility Pharmacy
Fertility Source Companies
Fertile Foods Nutrition and lifestyle for fertility, pregnancy and motherhood
Fertility Within Reach Protecting and increasing access to infertility benefits
Fran Meadows: Secret Infertility Author & Advocate Hope, Inspiration, Strength… Build your Tomorrow
Journey to Parenthood Helping those struggling with infertility realize their dreams of parenthood
Law Office of Catherine Tucker, PLLC New Hampshire’s Reproductive Law Firm: Guiding you through the legal steps to protect your growing family
Mommies and Miracles Karena Virginia Abundance, Love and Miracles
Nourish & Bloom Creating Fertility & Claiming the Jewels on the Journey
OMBE Integrative Health Center Acupuncture for Fertility
Parents Via Egg Donation Changing the World One Baby at a Time
Shine: A Light on Fertility A community providing support, education, and advocacy for those affected by fertility challenges
The Infertility Voice Where our infertility stories matter
The IVF Journal The Solution for Managing Practitioners, Tests, Medications, Appointments, Procedures, Finances, & Emotional Aspects of Your IVF Journey
Wainhouse Wellness Reiki for Fertility
Gift Basket from Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel
Trio of Fertility Empowerment E-books from The Infertility Voice
The Truth Behind The Secret “Infertility” book by Fran Meadows
“The IVF Journal” book by Stephanie Fry
A Fertile Soul of Yoga DVD and a Nourish Your Fertility Coaching Session with Michelle Galatoire of Nourish & Bloom
Infertility Insurance Consulting with Fertility Within Reach
Abundance & Miracles DVD and Awakening to Miracles Consultation with Karena Virginia
Cooking for Fertility book, Fertility Cooking DVD, and Moontime Fertility Tea from Fertile Foods
1 of 3 Everyday Certainty Cds and a Love and Infertility CD from Kristen Magnacca Darcy
1 of 3 copies of Infertility Inferschmility by Aprill Fasino Lane of ACG Scholarships
A fertility coaching initial consult and Swedish and Arvigo Maya Abdominal Massage from Schafer Fertility and Massage
Fertility Yoga:Guided Relaxation and Therapeutic Practice with Dr. Monica Morell DVD
Half gallon of Vermont Maple Syrup from Vermont Surrogacy Network
1 of 2 gift cards for 90 Minute Initial Acupuncture Consultation & Treatment from OMBE Integrative Health Center
FitBit FLEX™ WIRELESS ACTIVITY AND SLEEP WRISTBAND from Springstone Patient Financing