23rd Annual Fertility Treatment, Donor Choices and Adoption Conference



Saturday, November 5, 2016 | 8:00am – 5:00pm

The largest educational consumer infertility conference in the country!

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

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2015 Annual Conference Information

2015 Conference Scholarships Available

Financial assistance to attend the conference is available. Conference Scholarships were generously provided by the Lisa Fenn Gordenstein Scholarship Fund. More information is available on the registration form.

Conference CEUs for Nurses and Social Workers

Nurses 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.

2015 Keynote Speaker: Alice D. Domar, PhD

Domar Photo-4583_2x3 at 300 DPIDr. Ali Domar, our featured keynote speaker, is a pioneer in the application of mind/body medicine to women’s health issues. She not only established the first Mind/Body Center for Women’s Health but also conducts ongoing ground-breaking research on the relationship between stress and women’s health conditions. We are honored to have Dr. Domar join us to discuss the stress/fertility connection in language we can all understand! She has earned an international reputation as one of the country’s top women’s health experts. The author of numerous books, Dr. Domar has appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Dateline NBC, CNN, PBS, and the CBS and NBC Evening News, to name a few.

Staying at the Conference

Best 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 Say

I 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 Daley

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2015 Conference Sponsors

Generous corporate sponsorship has been provided by the following sponsors; click on their logos below to visit their websites.

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2015 Exhibitors (as of 10.31.15)

AAA Full Circle Adoptions

Adoption Resources

Boston IVF

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Circle Egg Donation

Lynn Collins, Author

Fertility Solutions

Fertility SOURCE Companies

IVF Coaching

IVF New England

MGH Fertility Center

New England Cryo

Seattle Sperm Bank

Schafer Fertility & Massage

Village Fertility Pharmacy

AGC Scholarship Fund

Center for Advanced Reproductive Services

Circle Surrogacy

Domar Center for Mind/Body Health

EMD Serono

Erin Walker, Lic. Ac.


Fertility Centers of New England


Harvard Vanguard

Law Office of Catherine Tucker


Tiny Treasures, LLC

Vermont Surrogacy Network

Alicia Young, Author, Speaker & Egg Donor

Worldwide Surrogacy Specialists


Raffle Prizes (as of 11.04.15)

Love and Infertility by Kristen Darcy

The IVF Journal by Stephanie Fry

Three E-books by The Infertility Voice

Memoir The Truth Behind The Secret “Infertility” by Fran Meadows

Novel Inconceivable by Tegan Wren

Memoir Warriors in Transition by Ellen Woods

CD of relaxation exercises from IVF Coaching

Cozy throw blanket from Wilson, Marino & Bonnevie, P.C.

Bed, Bath & Beyond gift card from RESOLVE New England

One Coaching Session with Nourish and Bloom

The Fertile Soul of Yoga DVD, donated by Nourish and Bloom

Chocolate and Diamonds for a Woman’s Soul (signed), donated by Nourish and Bloom

One-hour photography session donated by Photografia2

2 copies of Two Eggs, Two Kids: An egg donor’s account of friendship, infertility & secrets by Alicia Young


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


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