26th Fertility Treatment, Donor Choices and Adoption Conference

Saturday, November 2, 2019 | 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.

 

2019 Keynote Speaker: Chloe Melas

Chloe Melas is an entertainment reporter for CNN, covering all things entertainment and Hollywood for the network across platforms. She is also an infertility warrior, dedicated to building awareness and community for those struggling to build their families.

Before joining CNN, Melas spent nearly seven years at HollywoodLife where she was a senior entertainment reporter. She launched the site in 2009 with Bonnie Fuller. In 2013, Chloe became one of the co-hosts of VH1’s hit morning show, The Gossip Table. And prior to HollywoodLife, she was a News Assistant for CNN.

Melas is a graduate of Auburn University where she majored in Radio, TV & Film. She grew up in both Dallas, TX, and Atlanta, GA and currently resides in Manhattan with her husband and sons.

 

2019 Annual Conference Information

2019 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 scholarship is 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 a quantity of two under Registration for One 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 1st and/or Saturday, November 2nd. To use this event rate, kindly reserve your hotel room here by October 9th. Guests may also book rooms by calling reservations directly at 1-800-265-0339, and referencing the group name – Resolve New England. Complimentary overnight parking is included in the room rate.

 

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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2019 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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2019 Exhibitors (as of Oct. 28 2019)

Adoption Resources

Adoptions With Love

AGC Scholarships

Avella/Briova Rx

Boston IVF

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

Bright Futures Adoption Center

CCRM Boston

Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation

Domar Center for Mind/Body Health

Donor Concierge

EMD Serono

Family Source Consultants 

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Fertility Centers of New England

Fertility SOURCE Companies

Freedom Fertility Pharmacy

Full Circle Adoptions

Galen

Gay Parents to Be, in partnership with RMA of Connecticut

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

Nichols, DeLisle & Lightholder P.C.

Seattle Sperm Bank

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The Center for Surrogacy and Egg Donation

Vermont Surrogacy Network

Village Fertility Pharmacy

ZyMōt Fertility

 

2019 Raffle Prizes (as of Oct. 23 2019)

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 2nd 2020). The agency fee only applies to an available donor. (*Legal fees are not transferable. 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

 

Date Night Gift Basket, including $200 gift certificate for dinner

Estimated value: $500

This donation was made possible by CCRM Boston.

 

#FindYourPeople Gift Basket

Including MantraBand bracelet and $50 Whole Foods gift card

Estimated value: $200

This donation was made possible by ZyMot Fertility.

 

$50 Amazon Gift Card

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

 

 

Free acupuncture session at the Domar Center

Estimated value: $150

This donation was made possible by The Domar Center for Mind/Body Health

 

 

Half Gallon of Vermont Maple Syrup

This donation was made possible by Vermont Surrogacy Network

 

One of two free IVF planners/journals
Estimated value: $30 each

This donation was made possible by Fertility in Focus

 

 

Two Orchestra Seats to “A Night with Hilariously Infertile”

Estimated value: $70

This donation was made possible by Hilariously Infertile 

 

 

A free initial consultation and follow-up session with Stephanie Wissig Fertility Support. Stephanie combines patient advocacy and coaching to help those struggling to build a family feel supported on their journey to parenthood.
Estimated value: $350
This donation was made possible by Stephanie Wissig.