Lectures and Awards

LGBT TOPICS

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center, New York

LGBT Family Building Presentation (2000 and 2010)

 

Triangle Community Center, Connecticut

Family Building in the LGBTQ Community Presentation (2015)

 

National LGBTQ Task Force, New York

LGBTQ Family Building Presentation (2015)

 

The Adoptive Parents Committee, New York

Gay and Lesbian Options in Adoption Presentation (2011)

 

Gay Parents to Be

Active member and blog writer for reproductive medicine group developed to help LGBTQ individuals and couples become parents.

 

 

EGG FREEZING TOPICS

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine

2014 Nurses Research Award: A 9-Year Analysis Of Trends In Ovarian Response To Stimulation In Elective Oocyte Cryopreservation And In Vitro Fertilization Patients


2014 ASRM Accepted Abstract: Women Pursuing Oocyte Cryopreservation For Non-Medical Purposes Are More Likely To Achieve >10 Oocytes If Their FSH Is <11, Regardless Of Age 


2013 ASRM Symposium: New Developments In Egg Freezing: Psychological Perspectives


2013 Nurses Research Award: Women Pursuing Non-Medical Oocyte Cryopreservation Would Consider Non-Genetic Methods Of Family Building Such As Adoption Or Ovum Donation

2013 ASRM Accepted Abstract: Psychology Of Egg Freezing Patients: Would They Consider Single Motherhood If They Did Not Marry In Some Specified Time?


2011 ASRM Accepted Abstract: Trends In Age In Non-Medical Oocyte Cryopreservation


2009 Symposium: Controversial Topics Related To Medical And Non-Medical Oocyte Cryopreservation

 

Pacific Coast Reproductive Society

2012 Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Non-Doctoral Research Award: 
Women Undergoing Oocyte Cryopreservation For Non-Medical Purposes Openly Share Information About Their Treatment To Their Family And Friends

 

 

ADOPTION TOPICS

The Adoptive Parents Committee (annual meeting 2000-prensent)

Ages And Stages: Developmental Issues In Adoption
 Presentation

Blended Families Presentation


How To Engage A Birthmother
 Presentation

Paths To Parenthood Presentation

 

The JCCA NYC

Paths To Parenthood
 Presentation (2010)

Blended Families Presentation (2012)

Forever Families Weekend Workshops (annual meeting 2010-present)

Children’s group: Under 5

Children’s group: 5 to teen

Raising Children with Learning Differences

Blended Families

 

Stephen Gaynor School, New York

The impact of Adoption and Self-Esteem on Children with Learning Differences Presentation (2015)

Non-Genetic Parenting (2016)

Developing a Narrative For Your Adopted Child (2016)

 

Eagle Hill School

Learning Differences in Adopted Children (2017)

Scarsdale High School – “The impact of self-esteem in children with learning differences.”

 

 

FERTILITY TREATMENT

The American Fertility Association

Support Group Leader
 (1999-2001)

Workshops on a variety of fertility issues including Developmental Issues for Children In Third Party Reproduction (1999-2002)

 

 

RESOLVE

Support Group Leader (1998)

 

 

SINGLE PARENTS

Family Building for Single Women (with Jane Mattes, LCSW)

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut
 (2014, 2015, 2016)

Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York (2012)

 

 

WEEKLY SUPPORT GROUPS FOR INFERTILITY AND THIRD PARTY PARENTING

Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York (2006-2014)

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (2014 to present)