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Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM CDT
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Medical Education Research Facility 
University of Iowa Health Care
375 Newton Rd.
Iowa City, IA 52242

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Justin Kahler 
UI AYA Cancer Program 

UI Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program Onco-fertility Symposium 

The 2nd annual AYA Symposium will provide education and awareness on oncofertility and sexuality for AYA cancer patients. This will include information on the reproductive system and the impacts from cancer treatment focusing on fertility status, preservation options, impact of fertility loss and grieving, sexual health and treatment. With this knowledge team members can improve patient awareness, assist patients in accessing services, prompt referrals for this population in an effort to increase patient satisfaction, quality of care and overall outcomes.

2nd Annual AYA Symposium:

Onco-Fertility and Onco-Sexuality

Saturday May 5th, 2018

Prem Sahai Auditorium

Medical Educational Research Facility


Registration: 8:30am

Opening Remarks: 9:30am

  • William Terry, MD, MPH - Director, University of Iowa AYA Cancer Program

Keynote: 9:45am

  • Anne Katz, RN, PhD - Certified Sexuality Counselor and Clinical Nurse Specialist, CancerCare Manitoba

Session I: Onco-Fertility 10:45

  • Male Onco-Fertility: Moshe Wald, MD - Physician, UI Urology
  • Female Onco-Fertility: Rachel Mejia, DO - Physician, UI OB GYN
  • Contraception: Abby Mancuso, MD - Physician, UI OB GYN

Lunch: 12:15 (Provided) 

Session II: Emotional and Sexual Health Post-Treatment 1:00 pm

  • Patient Perspective: Allison Kilfoy
  • Coping with Loss of Fertility: Stacey Palawk, PhD - Psychologist, UI Psychiatry
  • Female Sexual Dysfunction: Eugenia Mazur, MD - Physician, UI OB GYN

Session III: Logistical Considerations 2:30pm

  • Ethical Considerations: Ginny Ryan, MD, MA - Physician, OB GYN
  • 3rd party reproduction: Michelle Maifield, RN  -UI OB GYN
  • AYA Onco-Fertility at UIHC: Lindsey Clifford, BSN - UI AYA Cancer Program

Closing Remarks 3:30pm

***There is no fee for attendance to the symposium or for nursing/ social work CEU credits. Parking and lunch will be provided. Please contact the the AYA Cancer Program if you have any questions.