Lectures

Invited Lectures and Teaching Positions

2015                             “Egg Freezing”, The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, Chicago, IL

2015                             Conference Director and Lecturer, “When It Takes More Than Two to Make a Baby: Basic and Advanced Counseling Skills for the Mental Health Professional”, 3 day international conference, Philadelphia, PA.

2015                             “Psychosocial Considerations of a Gamete Donor Registry”, The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and The American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys, St Petersburg, Florida

2015                             “Focusing the Lens on Student Mistreatment”, Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology,     Palm Springs, CA

2015                             “Follow up of Donors”, The Donor Egg Meeting, Charleston, SC

2014                             “Psychological Issues with Egg Freezing” American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Honolulu, HI

2014                             Grand Rounds, Department of OB/Gyn, Thomas Jefferson University, “Recurrent Pregnancy Loss”,           Philadelphia, PA

2014                             Grand Rounds, Department of OB/Gyn, Thomas Jefferson University, “De-Stress Your Stress”,                    Philadelphia, PA

2014                             Conference Director, When Baby Makes Three: Basic and Advanced Counseling Skills for the Mental            Health Professional, “Counseling Issues in Reproductive Medicine”, “Psychological Evaluation of the Gamete Donor”, “Donor Registries: Current and Future Issues”, “Gestational Carrier Evaluation and Psychoeducation with Intended Parents: An Interdisciplinary View”, Thomas Jefferson University,  Philadelphia, PA

2014                             “Egg Freezing”, The Donor Egg Meeting, Charleston, SC

2014                             “Disclosure and Non-Disclosure with Donor Gametes”, Midwest Reproductive Symposium, Chicago, IL.

2013                             “The Psychological Evaluation of the Ovum Donor”, The Donor Egg Meeting, Charleston, SC

2013                             “Psychological Issues: Egg freezing & banking, donor registries and other developments in the field”, The     American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and The American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys, Charleston, South Carolina

2013                             Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, “Ethical and Psychological  Considerations in Gamete Donation”, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

2013                             Chair, Postgraduate Course “New Families on Trial, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Boston,  MA

2013                             “Egg Freezing: Medical, Psychological and Ethical Aspects”, American Society for Reproductive Medicine,   Boston, MA

2013                             “Integrating the Mental Health Professional into the REI Practice”, American Society for Reproductive  Medicine, Boston, MA

2013                             Grand Rounds, Department of OB/Gyn, Thomas Jefferson University, “Patient Satisfaction and   Communication”, Philadelphia, PA

2013                             Grand Rounds, Department of OB/Gyn, Thomas Jefferson University, “Motivational Interviewing”,   Philadelphia, PA

2013                             “The New Family: The Psychosocial Perspective” Law Symposium, Georgetown Law School, Washington,    DC

2013                             “The Psychological Evaluation of the Egg Donor”, The Donor Egg Meeting, Charleston, SC

2013                             “The Psychological Evaluation of the Egg Donor”, The Donor Egg Meeting, Charleston, SC

2012                             “Ethical Hot Topics in ART” START ART, Las Vegas, Nevada

2012                             “General and Sperm Donor Counseling”, American Urological Association, Atlanta, Georgia

2012                             “Donor Conceived Persons – What We Know and What We Need to Know” and “Top 5 Reasons Patients                                               Fail, Midwest Reproductive Symposium, Chicago, Illinois

2012                             ” Future Directions: Egg Banking and Other Psychological Issues” at the ART of Donor Oocytes,                                                           Charleston, South Carolina

2012                             “Strategies for Coping with Heart Disease“, Cardiac Support Group, Chester County Hospital and Health                                           System, West Chester, PA

2011                             “Stress and Infertility”, Canadian Infertility Awareness Week, Toronto, Canada

2011                             “The Top 10 Most Annoying Things (People Say to You about Diabetes”, 2011 Diabetes Day, The Chester                                           County Hospital Foundation, West Chester, PA

2011                             “The Emotional Aspects of Diabetes”, Diabetes Informational Support Group, Eagleville, PA

2011                             “How the Internet is Reshaping Assisted Reproduction”, New England Fertility Society 9th Annual                                                      Assembly, Westbrook, CT

2011                             “Same Sex Parents and Family Building”, 14th Annual ART of Donor Oocytes, Charleston, SC

2011                             “The Social Environment and ART”, 14th Annual ART of Donor Oocytes, Charleston, SC

2010     “Building Families with Third Party Reproduction”, American Academy  of Adoption  Attorneys, Boston, Massachusetts

2010   “Psychological Stress Associated with Infertility and Fertility Treatment in Different Ethnic Populations” and “Dealing with Psychological Stress in Infertility Nursing”, Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, Palm Springs, California

2009   “Dealing with difficult cases: proactive or reactive?” and “The Effect of ARTs on the Dynamics of Families”, Canadian Fertility Society, Montreal, Canada

2009   “How the Internet is Reshaping Assisted Reproduction: From Donor Offspring Registries to Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing”, 10th annual Lecture Series on Law, Health & the Life Sciences, Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2009   Keynote Speaker, Gamete Donation: Children’s Outcomes” and “Surrogacy – The Psychosocial Consequences of a Surrogacy Program” and “The Impact of IVF on Relationship and Issues of Intimacy”, Fertility Society of Australia, Perth, Australia

2009   Faculty, “Psychosocial Support: From Infertility Through Subsequent Pregnancy” and “Issues in Pregnancy and Parenting in the Older Mother”.  SMART ART X, Orlando, FL

2009   Faculty, “The Right to Reproduce: Should should some patients be excluded because of age, sexual orientation, intellectual impairment or mental illness?:, The European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology, Amsterdam, The Netherdlands

2009   Faculty, “Fertility, Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Abortion & Adoption” at On the Front Line of Perinatal Mood Disorders, Edison, NJ

2009   Faculty, The ART of Donor Oocytes, Charleston, SC

2008  Faculty, “Psychological Evaluation of the Ovum Donor” and “Psychological Considerations of Oocyte Freezing”, The ART of Donor Oocytes Annual Conference, Charleston, SC

2008  “Ovum Donation: It’s Not as Simple as It Seems”, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, San Francisco, CA

2008  Co-Chair, “Tracking the Change – The Feasibility of a Gamete Donor Registry”, DePaul Law School, Chicago, IL

2008  “Gestational Surrogacy in the United States”, Family Research Centre, Cambridge University, England

2008  “Disclosure Strategies with Donor Conceived Persons”, The American Fertility Association Family Matters Conference, New York, NY

2008  “Pursuing Biological Parenthood for  Gay Men”, NYC LGBT Center,  New York, NY

2008  Faculty, “This Case is Too Hot, This Case is Too Cold” and “Ethical Considerations in Ovum Donation”, The ART of Donor Oocytes Annual Conference, Charleston, SC

2008  Faculty, “Assessing ART Outcomes:  Thirty Years After the Birth of Louise Brown”, New England Fertility Society, Woodstock, Vermont

2007   Faculty, “Building Families: Assisted Reproduction in Pennsylvania”, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, PA

2007   Faculty, “Giving Bad News”, SMART ART VIII, New York, NY and Chicago, IL

2007   Faculty, “ART:  The Power In Your Hands”, and Anonymity and Disclosure: Balancing the Interests of Donors and Offspring, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Washington, DC

2007   Faculty, “Psychological Evaluation and Ethical Considerations of
Ovum Donors”, The ART of Donor Oocytes Annual Conference, Charleston, SC

2007   Faculty, “Psychosocial Issues of Children of Gay and Lesbian Parents” and “Creating Families through the ARTS – Medical, Ethical and Emotional Complexities:, SMART ART VIII, Baltimore, MD

2007   Faculty, “Third Party Reproduction:  Ethical Issues Involving Older Patients”,  Pacific Coast Reproductive Society 56th meeting,

2006   Faculty, “Beyond the Test Tube Baby: Ethical Complexities of Family Building”, Atlanta Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA

2006   Keynote Speaker, “Beyond the Test-Tube Baby: Family-Building in the NewMillennium” and “Creating Families through the New Assisted Reproductive Technologies:  The Medical, Ethical and Emotional Complexities”, Pocono Medical Hospital Annual Ethics Conference

2006   Chairperson, “The New Three Rs: Reproduction, Rights and Responsibility”, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, New Orleans, LA

2006   Faculty, The Midwest Reproductive Symposium, Chicago, IL

2005   Faculty, The Art of Donor Oocytes Annual Conference, Charleston, SC

2005   Faculty, “Psychosocial Aspects of Egg Donation”, Smart ART, Orlando, FL

2004   Faculty, Women’s Mental Health Associates, Philadelphia,  PA

2004   Faculty, The Art of Donor Oocytes Annual Conference, Charleston, SC

2003   Faculty, Women’s Mental Health Associates, Philadelphia, PA2003                           Faculty, “Beyond Abortion: Critical Bioethical Issues in Reproductive Health for the 21st Century”, First Planned Parenthood International Colloquium on the Bioethics of Reproductive Health, Snowbird, Utah

2003   Faculty, “Delivering Bad News”, International Consumer Support for Infertility, Madrid, Spain

2004   Symposium Chair, “Controversies in the ARTs”, American Society for Reproductive  Medicine, Seattle, WA

2004   “Medical and Psychological Screening of ART” and “Psychological ART Hot Issues”, The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, Memphis, TN