7th Annual Jefferson Infertility Counseling Conference

Welcome to the 7th Annual Jefferson Infertility Counseling Conference
"When It Takes More than Two To Make A Baby”

 May 27 - 28, 2020

The Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in collaboration with Health Psychology Solutions presents The 7th Annual Jefferson Counseling Conference:When It Takes More Than Two to Make a Baby.

 When we planned our theme of disruptors in the ART field, little did we imagine a disruptor of this magnitude!  We have culled some of the exciting presentations focusing on our theme to share with you until we call all be together again at the 8th Annual in Philadelphia in 2021. 
 Join us via interactive webinar on Wednesday, May 27th and Thursday, May 28th, 1:00- 4:00 pm (EDT) for 6 hours of CE accredited learning together.  APA, NASW, NY Social Work and NY LMHC continuing education credits can be earned.   Instructions and links will be provided a week before webinar.
We have six timely presentations planned- the final one is a return of the ever-popular “Ripped from Your Offices” – where we invite you to submit your challenging cases for discussion - email submissions to Dr. Andrea Braverman at Andrea.Braverman@jefferson.edu (they may- but need not- be Covid-19 related).
Features of this highly interactive, virtual conference include cutting-edge interprofessional expert lectures on psychosocial issues in reproductive endocrinology.  Registration details, learning objectives for each of the presentations, requirements for continuing education (CE) credits are below.  
 Wednesday, May 27, 2020
 1:00 pm  ET   Welcome  
 1:05 pm ET       Legal Disrupters in and out of the time of Covid-19: Implications for Psychosocial Counseling in Reproductive Endocrinology  Susan Crockin, Esq
 1:50 pm ET  Q&A  
 2:00 pm ET Disruptors in the Lab and Beyond: Psychosocial Impact on Women and CouplesUndergoing Fertility Treatment  Kathryn Go, PhD, HCLD
 2:45 pm ET  Q&A  
 2:55 pm ET  Break   
 3:00 pm ET Recurrent Implantation Failure and Pregnancy Loss: Clinical Strategies for Psychosocial Consequences   Helen L. Coons, PhD and Jacqueline Gutman, MD 
 3:45 pm ET  Q&A      
 3:55 pm ET Q&A Bonus...time for the questions that weren't answered earlier  All Faculty    
 4:00 pm ET  Adjourn   
 Thursday, May 28, 2020
1:00 pm ET Welcome  
 1:05 pm ET Dealing with the "Challenging" (Patient, Situation, Conversation) in Challenging Times: Strategies for Counseling Women and Men in Reproductive Medicine Andrea Braverman, PhD and Bill Petok, PhD 
 1:50 pm ET Q&A   
 2:00 pm ET The Many Disruptors from Tank Failures: Implications for Psychosocial Counseling in Reproductive Endocrinology ; Jeff Wahl, Esq. 
 2:45 pm ET Q&A   
 2:55 pm  ET    Break   
 3:00 pm ET Ripped from Your Offices: Case Analysis for Psychosocial Treatment Skills and Strategies Andrea Braverman, PhD, Susan Crockin, Esq., and Bill Petok, PhD 
 3:45 pm ET Ethical Tips for the (Digital) Road Home      
 4:00 pm ET Adjourn - stay safe and see you next year!  


Health Psychology Solutions is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. HPS maintains responsibility for this program and its content. If you have any special needs, please contact Jacki Bennis at 843.408.4224 or jacki@ somp.co. If you have questions about CE credits for psychologists, please contact Helen L. Coons, Ph.D., ABPP, Health Psychology Solutions, at 215-370-2342 or hcoons@comcast.net.

Continuing education will also be available through the National Association of Social Workers, NY State Social Work and the New York Mental Health Counselors Association. Number of contact hours may vary by the providing organization. NY LMHC CEs will cost an additional $15.00 with registration.

To allow as many attendees as possible, we've reduced the full program cost to $125 and hope to “see” most of you there!

All faculty are required to disclose to the audience (1) significant financial relationships with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial products, goods or services and (2) any unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices, discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing or electronically in the course of presentation materials.


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To receive continuing education credits:

1. Sign in with survey monkey link prior to the conference each day.

2. During the conference a code will be given for sign out to document attendance.

3. Participants who join the program 10 minutes late or leave 10 minutes before the end of the program on either day will not be eligible for CE credits. Partial CE credits are not available for this CE program.

4. Sign out with survey monkey at the end of the conference each day.

5. A link to an evaluation for the overall program and each presentation will be sent to the email address you provided at the end of the conference on Thursday May 28. When the completed evaluation is received, your CE certificate will be emailed to you within 7-10 working days.


For faculty bios, learning objectives, and further information please visit:  JeffersonHealth.org/InfertilityCounselingConference