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Fertility Events Past events are archived below.
Vancouver BC -- Vancouver Infertility Peer Support Group.
Vancouver BC -- Support Group for Fertility.
Kelowna BC -- Kelowna Infertility Support Group.
Edmonton -- Infertility Connection of Edmonton.
Innisfail AB -- IAAC Central Alberta
Winnipeg -- Winnipeg Infertility Support Group.
Toronto -- Infertility Network Drop-In Support Group.
Infertility Support and Education Program. Led by
Fertility Program Specialist at Women's College Hospital, 416-351-3721. Join by dropping in, or email Jan.
Ottawa ON -- Infertility Support Group.
Fredericton NB -- Fredericton Infertility Support Group.
ONLINE -- RESOLVE Teleseminars. First and third Thursday of the month. 9 p.m. ET. Embryo transfer; acupuncture; managing grief and other topics. Past teleseminars downloadable.
EVENTS in 2011 and 2012
Jan. 26, 2011, Toronto -- Nutrition and Infertility Seminar: From Infertility to Pregnancy.
6:45 pm. North York Public Library, Memorial Hall, Burgundy Room A, 5120 Yonge St. $20 (cash/cheque at door).
Apr 15-16, 2011, London, UK -- Fertility World. Olympia, London. Seminars on many fertility topics. Discuss fertility issues with hospitals and clinics.
Apr. 20, 2011, Guelph ON -- Infertility Guelph, meeting. 7-9 pm. Unitarian Congregation Building, 122 Harris St. Speaker: Joanne Wright of Canadian Surrogacy Options, a gestational surrogate four times and an egg donor three times. Patty, firstname.lastname@example.org
Canadian Infertility Awareness Week, May 15-22, 2011
McGill Reproductive Centre,
offers free information sessions on Stress and Infertility. At 6 p.m., 687 Pine Ave. W. Reserve at 514-934-1934 ext. 34919, email@example.com.
First Steps Fertility
hosts these events
at 4025 Yonge St., #215, 416-221-7545:
May 17 - CReATe Fertility Centre.
Fertility Information Seminar moderated by Jan Silverman, Infertility Support and Education, Women's Health Centre. 5:30-7:30 pm, Baggio Ristorante, 155 King St. E.
May 18 -- Total Wellness Centre presents Collaborative Fertility Seminar. 7 pm, 4588 Bathurst St. (at Sheppard). With doctors, acupuncturists, naturopaths and hypnotherapists. 416-532-9094, firstname.lastname@example.org
May 18 - CReATe Fertility Centre invites clients and staff to a luncheon. 12:30pm, 790 Bay St., #1100 with Tammy Troute-Wood RN MN, Sexual and Reproductive Health Specialist in Calgary, speaking about her new book designed for children 3-5 conceived through assisted reproductive technology. RSVP: email@example.com
May 13-15. ONE Fertility, firstname.lastname@example.org, 905-634-4440, at the Ultimate Women's Show, Careport Centre, 270 Longwood Rd. S.
May 17, Family Passages Fertility Yoga, presents "Trying to Conceive?" An integrated approach, with Dr. Jason Hitkari, Reproductive Endocrinologist at Genesis Fertility Centre; Lorne Brown, Dr of Traditional Chinese Medicine and clinical director of Acubalance Wellness Centre, and Sue Dumais, Fertility Yoga specialist and founder of Family Passages. Free. 7-8:30pm, Jewish Community Center, 950 West 41st Ave. To reserve: Sue Dumais, 604-678-8600.
Sept. 21-24, 2011, Toronto -- 57th CFAS Annual Meeting, "ART: New Frontiers". Royal York Hotel. Latest advances in assisted reproductive technology. Rejuvenating old eggs; pre-implantation genetic diagnosis; legal aspects of surrogacy; human egg trade. Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, 1255 University, #1107, Montreal QC H3B 3W7, 514-524-9009, email@example.com.
Oct. 22, 2011, London ON -- Southwestern Ontario Donor Conception Support Network Fall Support Meeting. Share experiences and questions with a diverse range of participants: parents rearing donor-conceived children, those considering or currently attempting donor-conception, gamete donors and adult donor-conceived offspring. Guest Speaker: Kerry Vandergrift, Executive Director, Beginnings Family Services: "Lessons on Openness from Adoption". 2-4 pm. E-mail to confirm attendance and for location information.
Nov. 4-5, 2011, Toronto -- Reference re Assisted Human Reproduction Act: Implications of the Supreme Court's Decision. Presented by the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law and the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights. Bennett Lecture Hall, Flavelle House, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, 78 Queen's Park Cr. $200; reduced rates available. To register:
David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights.
Nov. 30 - Dec. 3, 2011, Melbourne, Australia -- 14th World Congress on Human Reproduction, hosted by the Fertility Society of Australia. From around the globe, specialists in fertility, obstetrics, gynaecology and human reproduction meet at the Melbourne Convention Centre.
Dec. 13, 2011, Toronto -- Infertility Network Drop-In Support Group. Final meeting, Dec. 13, 2011, after nearly 20 years in existence. 7-9 pm, basement level, 1397 Danforth Ave. Infertility Network, 416-691-3611, Info@InfertilityNetwork.org, www.InfertilityNetwork.org
Jan. 28, 2012, Burlington ON -- Infertility Survival Workshop. 2:15-5:15 pm, Chrysalis Yoga Studio. Ways to cope with the emotional, mental and physical impacts of infertility. Learn how you can increase the chances of pregnancy and thrive while you survive infertility. Light snack; reference manual. $30; $45/couple. Rebecca Hodson, Halton Infertility and Pregnancy Support Services.
Jan. 29, 2012, Oakville ON -- Increase Your Fertility Workshop. Some Like it Hot Yoga Studio. 3-hour workshop for any couple or individual at any stage of their fertility cycle or conception journey. Increase your fertility naturally: acupuncture, diet, supplements. Take charge of your fertility by balancing hormones through yoga and meditation. Light snack; reference manual. $30; $45/couple. Rebecca Hodson, Halton Infertility and Pregnancy Support Services.
Feb. 27, 2012, Ottawa -- Who Will be the Steward of my Bio-Identity?
Café Scientifique with panel on donor anonymity.
7-9 pm. Johnny Farina, 216 Elgin St.
The children of anonymous donors can feel a sense of profound loss at not knowing their genetic parents. Should the donor-conceived have the right to know the identity of their
biological parents? How many children arising from an individual donor is too many? What are the obligations and rights of the donor? Should Canadian law regulate this?
May 4-5, 2012, Toronto -- "Global Health Challenges & the Role of Law", 2012 National Health Law Conference. Metropolitan Hotel, 108 Chestnut St. Includes panels on New Reproductive Technologies (Cross-Border Trade in Human Eggs, Global Trade & Assisted Reproductive Technologies - Regulatory Challenges) and Medical Tourism (Circumvention Tourism, Stem Cell Tourism, Implications of Medical Tourism for Health Care Access & Global Equity). Organized by the CIHR Training Program in Health Law, Ethics & Policy and the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto.
Aug. 19, 2012, Edmonton -- Edmonton Fertility Workshop. Noorish Yoga Studio, Edmonton Fertility and Acupuncture Clinic, #1, 2nd Floor, 10548 - 82 Ave., Edmonton. 2-5 p.m. First of a series of monthly workshops offered by Fertile Way on techniques and lifestyle changes impacting your fertility and relationships. Guest speakers will include Chinese Medicine Doctors/Acupuncturists, Doulas, Nutritionists, Psychologists, Emotional Freedom Experts and Yogis. Dr. Sabrina Silins R.ac, TCMD.
Sept. 4-7, 2012, Tunis, Tunisia -- 17th World Congress on In Vitro Fertilization. International Society of In Vitro Fertilization.
Oct. 18-20, 2012, Toronto -- Conference "Mothering and Reproduction". Conference on the ethical, political, social/cultural, psychological and economic dimensions of reproduction and mothering. Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI), 140 Holland St. W., Box 13022, Bradford ON L3Z 2Y5, 905-775-9089, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.motherhoodinitiative.org.
Oct. 20-24, 2012, San Diego CA -- ASRM 68th annual meeting. American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
Jan. 23, 2013, Toronto -- "In/Fertility and Challenges" infertility workshop. $20 or three sessions, $50. Next sessions: Feb. 20, In/Fertility and Supports; March 20, In/Fertility and Choices. Facilitated by Melissa (The Couple Wellness Expert) and Joy (Supervised Gestalt Psychotherapist). Joy Vertes, Leaside Therapy Centre, 1395 Bayview Ave., 416-481-2600 ext. 26. www.leasidetherapycentre.com/infertility-workshops, thecouplewellnessexpert.com.