25th Fertility Treatment, Donor Choices and Adoption Conference

Saturday, November 3, 2018 | 8:00am – 5:00pm

The largest educational consumer infertility conference in the country!

Verve Crowne Plaza Hotel
1360 Worcester Street, Natick, MA 01760
There is ample free on-site parking.

 

PRE-REGISTRATION CLOSES 11/2 at 3PM

2018 Emcee is Kennedy Elsey of Mix 104.1

2018 Keynote Speaker: Andrea Syrtash

Andrea Syrtash is a relationship expert and the founder of pregnantish.com, the first media site exclusively dedicated to helping singles & couples navigate fertility treatments and infertility. A frequent on-air personality, Andrea has hosted television shows for Oprah’s OWN and Fox; and she regularly appears as a guest expert on TV and radio programs across the country, including on The View, Today Show & Good Morning America. Andrea is the author of popular books including, He’s Just Not Your Type (And That’s a Good Thing) and Cheat On Your Husband (With Your Husband). She frequently speaks about how to improve relationships, most recently at the TEDx ‘Makers’ Conference. Andrea is committed to breaking the taboo of infertility and elevating the conversation about what it takes to start a family for millions of people today. Connect with her @andreasyrtash or andreasyrtash.com

2018 Annual Conference Information

2018 Conference Scholarships Available

RESOLVE New England (RNE) does not want cost to be a barrier to people attending our conference. Through our Lisa Fenn Gordenstein Scholarship Fund, attendees that need financial assistance can receive half scholarships to the conference. When registering online, select Registration for One and enter promo code HALF. This scholarships are intended ONLY for individuals and couples currently struggling to build their families.

Bring Your +1 for Free

The cornerstone of the RNE mission is emotional support while you are building your family. In this spirit, if you want to bring a person with you to the conference (i.e. your partner, spouse, friend, parent) but cost is an issue, you are welcome to bring your “plus one” for free. We are happy to offer this promotion through our Lisa Fenn Gordenstein Scholarship Fund. When registering online, select Registration for Two and enter promo code PLUS.

CEUs for Conference Nurses, Social Workers and LMHCs

Nurses, social workers and licensed mental health counselors can earn Continuing Education Credits:

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

*Applying is conference participant’s responsibility.

Staying at the Conference

The Verve Crowne Plaza is offering a conference rate of $109.00 which can be used for Friday, November 2nd and/or Saturday, November 3rd. To use this event rate, kindly reserve your hotel room here by October 11th. Complimentary overnight parking is included in the room rate.

Man Cave

For the third year in a row, the RNE conference will feature a Man Cave. This will be a relaxed, comfortable space to get all your male fertility questions answered, as well as connect with professionals and other attendees. Our male fertility related workshops will also be held in the Man Cave.

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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2018 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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2018 Exhibitors (as of Oct. 26 2018)

Adoption Resources

Adoptions With Love

AGC Scholarships

Boston IVF

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Center for Infertility Reproductive Surgery

CCRM Boston

Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation

Domar Center for Mind/Body Health

Elliott Kronenfeld

EMD Serono

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Fertility Centers of New England

Fertility Solutions

Fertility Within Reach

Freedom Fertility Pharmacy

Full Circle Adoptions

Galen

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Center for Reproductive Health

Jennifer Redmond, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

Massachusetts General Fertility Center

Modern Family Law

New England Cryogenic Center

New England Surrogacy

Progenity

RMACT

Rockland Trust Bank

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Mercier Therapy of Rhode Island

Pearl Surrogacy

Vermont Surrogacy Network

Village Fertility Pharmacy

Willow Wellness and Fertility

 

2018 Raffle Prizes

In-state egg donation agency fee and attorney fees*. The clinic, donor, and intended parent(s) must be in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire or Maine. This prize is for matching and full facilitation and coordination of the egg donation cycle, as well as independent legal counsel for contract drafting and negotiation. It does not include any of the other expenses such as egg donor compensation, trust account management, accidental donor insurance, travel, parking, mileage, etc. The donation must be complete within one year (expires November 3rd 2019). The agency fee only applies to an available donor. (*Legal fees are not transferrable. You have the right to choose your own attorney rather than working with the attorneys who are making this prize possible).

Estimated value: $7,000

This donation was made possible by Tiny Treasures LLC Christine M. Hanisco, Esq., and Nichols, DeLisle, & Lightholder Law, P.C.

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Staycation! One night lodging and breakfast for 2 at the Verve Crowne Plaza in Natick, MA

Estimated value: $200

This donation was made possible by Verve Crowne Plaza

 

 

Amazon Echo, a voice-activated speaker that connects to Alexa so you can play music, make calls, set music alarms and timers, ask questions, control smart home devices, and more.

Estimated value: $100

This donation was made possible by New England Surrogacy.

 

 

Free initial evaluation and three follow-up treatments with Angela Bell Acupuncture in Cambridge, MA

Estimated value: $400

This donation was made possible by Angela Bell Acupuncture

 

$100 Gift Card to Target

This donation was made possibly by Galen

 

2015 Conference Pictures

2015 Keynote Speaker Dr. Ali Domar talked about "Stress and Fertility

2015 Keynote Speaker Dr. Ali Domar talked about “Stress and Fertility

Exhibitors catch up during a break

Exhibitors catch up during a break

The IVF Coaching App founders came all the way from Iceland!

The IVF Coaching App founders came all the way from Iceland!

Author Alicia Young shared her story and her book about being an egg donor

Author Alicia Young shared her story and her book about being an egg donor

The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services had lots to offer at their table

The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services had lots to offer at their table

First time exhibitor Galen shared information about their Synera patch

First time exhibitor Galen shared information about their Synera patch

Boston IVF interacted with many individuals and couples seeking to become parents

Boston IVF interacted with many individuals and couples seeking to become parents

Grateful to our Breakfast Sponsor New England Cryogenic Center

Grateful to our Breakfast Sponsor New England Cryogenic Center

RNE Staff and Board

RNE Staff and Board

2014 Conference Pictures

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