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The Whole U Speaker Series: Fertility 101 - Tips & Treatment Options from the Experts
WhenWednesday, Mar. 4, 2020, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Trying to conceive? On Wednesday, March 4, The Whole U invites you to join a panel of fertility specialists for a special discussion about getting pregnant. The panel is made up of three doctors, a nurse, and a nutritionist—all UW Medicine experts. They’ll walk you through the fertility basics, explain how they use diagnostic tests to identify problems, and share how major fertility treatments can solve different issues along the way.

If you’re thinking about building a family one day, planning a pregnancy, or if you’ve been trying unsuccessfully to conceive, this panel will help you understand more about your fertility. Join us from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the Alder Hall Auditorium. Spouses/partners are welcome to attends too.

You’ll gain answers to the following questions and more:

What are the chances of getting pregnant each month?
Do age and weight factor into getting pregnant?
How should you time intercourse for pregnancy?
How long should it take to conceive?
When should you see a doctor for help?
Annie Kuo, MSIMC, is Ambassador for RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and Director of Marketing Communications in the UW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. As a RESOLVE volunteer, she led the Infertility Advocacy Day training in Washington, DC for three years and supported hundreds of Seattle patients through monthly support groups from 2015-2019. She brought the ART of Infertility art exhibit to Seattle Center in 2017, appeared in the documentary “Don’t Talk About the Baby,” and continues to raise infertility awareness by writing and public speaking. Annie is now active in the working group trying to pass a Washington State insurance mandate covering IVF and fertility preservation.

Genevieve S. Neal-Perry, MD, PhD, is a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and gynecologist. A professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, she directs the UW Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Center. This April, Dr. Neal-Perry relocates to Chapel Hill, NC to begin her tenure as Chair of the University of North Carolina’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her parting gifts to the UW community include a number of modern family-building programs at University Reproductive Care and a fertility package discount through the Whole U.

Thomas J. Walsh, M.D., M.S., is a board-certified urologist, director of the Men's Health Center at UW Medical Center - Roosevelt Clinic, and a UW associate professor of Urology. Dr. Walsh believes in a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation and treatment of male infertility and sexual dysfunction. He works closely with experts in female reproductive health to offer comprehensive care to infertile couples. He can be heard on the iHeart Radio radio show “Men’s Health Monthly” with host Neil Scott, on many related topics such as prostate cancer, sexual health and more.

Christopher N. Herndon, MD, is assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and associate medical director of the IVF program at UW at University Reproductive Care - Roosevelt. He is board-certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Recognized as an early leader in the movement to expand access to fertility care, Dr. Herndon has actively participated in several working groups such as those through the World Health Organization, American Society for Reproductive Medicine and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. He has founded and led clinics to provide access to care for less affluent communities and worked to develop simplified and less costly approaches to IVF.

Emalee R. Danforth, CNM, MSN, is a certified nurse midwife at University Reproductive Care - Roosevelt, Fertility Care at SCCA, and a teaching associate in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She enjoys working with all variations of family, including single women and LGBT persons. Dignity and informed consent are guiding principles of the care Danforth provides. Danforth received her medical education at the UW. Her clinical and research interests include polycystic ovarian syndrome, ovulatory dysfunction, infertility evaluation, fertility optimization and all forms of non-IVF infertility treatments.

Judy Simon, MS, RDN, CD, CHES is a registered dietitian nutritionist and health educator in Women’s Health and adjunct faculty for the Department of Nutritional Sciences at University of Washington. Judy specializes in medical nutrition therapy for reproductive health. She speaks nationally on nutrition and fertility, culinary medicine and eating disorders. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Campus locationAlder Hall
Campus roomAlder Hall Auditorium
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