7th Annual Jefferson Infertility Counseling Conference
 

7th ANNUAL JEFFERSON INFERTILITY CONFERENCE 
 

The 7th Annual Jefferson Infertility Counseling Conference will be held in at the Doubletree by Hilton Philadelphia-Center City on May 27 - May 30, 2020.   Features of this highly interactive, interprofessional conference include cutting-edge expert lectures, enhanced interactive sessions, small workshops, an all-new live psych lab, and mulitple networking opportunities all to ensure enhanced targeted learning for multi-disciplinary attendees.  

 

 CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27
 MENTAL HEALTH TRACK
 
At the conclusion, participants should be able to:
  • Describe disruptive genetic and legal developments in ART
  • Describe challenges, approaches and risks of offering telehealth services to women and couples coping with infertility
  • Summarize evidenced-based steps and process for conducting donor and surrogate evaluations 
  • Describe the role and interprofessional communication needs of ART nurses
  • Identifiy and utilize state of the art psychosocial and behavorial assessment and treatment approaches for infertile individuals and couples 
 NURSE TRACK

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Describe resources in reproductive endocrinology for managing challenging patients and situations
  • Discuss the changing face of empathy in nursing care to improve patient outcomes.
  • Implement tools to reduce legal risk in electronic communications in the ART setting                            
 THURSDAY, MAY 28
MENTAL HEALTH TRACK
 
At the conclusion, participants should be able to:
  • Discuss unique psychosocial and legal issues arising from reproductive tissue losses
  • Identify unique cultural competency issues for patient counseling in reproductive endocrinology
  • Describe recruiting, legal and risk management issues surrounding surrogacy consultations  
NURSING TRACK
 
At the conclusion, participants should be able to:
  • Discuss unique psychosocial and legal issues arising from reproductive tissue losses
  • Summarize fertility preservation options for various patient groups
  • Screen and recognize when to refer women and couples with psychosocial concerns related recurrent implantation failure
 FRIDAY, MAY 29 
 At the conclusion, participants should be able to:
  • Describe unique psychosocial challenges, ethical and genetic issues with frozen gamete banks for donors, recipients and mental health providers who counsel them
  • Identify ethical issues ART professionals face and strategies to resolve them
  • Identify psychosocial and legal issues arising amongst third-party ART participants 
 SATURDAY, MAY 30
USE AND INTERPRETATION OF THE PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT INVENTORY (PAI)
IN REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE WORKSHOP
 
A basic introduction to the use and interpretation of the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) in reproductive medicine and fertility counseling settings. This workshop will address the unique features of the PAI, with particular attention to the problem of defensiveness, and includes case studies for illustration.

Workshop Objectives:

  1. Describe the unique advantages of the PAI for psychological assessment of individuals in reproduction medicine and fertility counseling settings
  2. Identify three types of respondent behavior that affect the accuracy of PAI results
  3. Describe three strategies for evaluating defensiveness of individual respondents
*This is an optional session that will be held at Thomas Jefferson University at an additional cost.


Presented by:

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Thomas Jefferson University 
Health Psychology Solutions