Welcome to the registration page for the 10th Annual Virtual Family Building Conference.
We are so excited to have you join us!
The VIRTUAL conference will include two breakout sessions, resource information from our sponsors and a fantastic Keynote!
Keynote: Change is possible. Peace is possible. Join Cathie Quillet, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Transformational Fertility Coach, Published Author, Public speaker & dedicated Mom as she offers us the hope and skills to thrive during infertility. That’s right, thrive! You don’t have to be captive to your own emotions anymore. You can bloom during this difficult season and overcome the sense of feeling like nothing is ever going to change for you. Join us to find ways to thrive during your infertility so that you are equipped and empowered to continue your journey towards parenthood.
Below you will find descriptions of all of the breakout sessions. You will have the opportunity to select two different sessions. At the end of registration, you will be prompted to select your breakout sessions.
BREAKOUT SESSION 1:
Option 1 - Blue Sky Infertility: Dr. Riggs "Infertility 101"
Whether you've recently received an infertility diagnosis or are in the early stages of treatment, navigating infertility can be daunting. In this session, Dr. Riggs of Blue Sky Fertility will review common infertility diagnoses and methods of treatment, discuss which form of treatment might be indicated and when, as well as what to expect from your relationship with a fertility clinic.
Often the role of the male partner is overlooked or misunderstood, even though it is estimated that 40% of infertility can be attributed to male causes. In this session, with Dr. Michael Lydic of the University of Kansas Health System, will examine the main causes of male infertility, other factors known to impact male fertility, as well as treatment options and lifestyle changes to improve it.
Options 2 - KU Reproductive Endocrinology: Dr. Lydic "Male Fertility: What about the Guys?"
BREAKOUT SESSION 2:
Option 1 - Reproductive Resource Center: Dr. Brabec "IVF: Is It For Me?"
In-Vitro Fertilization: Is it For Me? This light-hearted, yet in-depth overview of IVF will cover who should consider IVF and why, discuss the IVF process, IVF pregnancy rates, and touch on some of the most innovative treatments available today. This session is for anyone who may consider IVF as a family building option soon or in the future.
Option 2 - Vitality Holistic Medicine: Dr. Janet Lee "The Voodoo we do do-That Works!"
More and more people are seeking out complementary approaches (acupuncture, yoga, nutrition, meditation/mindfulness) for fertility challenges and fertility clinics are responding by including these options in treatment plans. This presentation will explain the research-based benefits of these approaches and how best to use them—with or without assisted reproductive technology (ART)—to improve your chances of conceiving and having a healthy baby.
Option 3 - Cornerstones Of Care: Susanne Turner and Lea Loudon "Considering Adoption? What You Need To Know"
In this session, Susanne Turner and Lea Loudon will discussion types of adoptions, how to get started with an agency, home studies and more to help get parents in waiting prepared to adopt.
This year's Family Building Conference will be held VIRTUALLY via live Zoom meeting.
Select your breakout sessions at the end of registration.
Please ensure the email address provided during registration is accurate as we will email out the ZOOM Meeting Link and Password closer to the event.
We look forward to an exciting and informative virtual conference this year!