Every April during National Infertility Awareness Week, KCIA hosts the Annual Family Building Conference. We invite you to attend the 7th annual conference. Come alone or with your significant other and/or loved ones; we are offering a keynote presentation and breakout sessions for all. Are you on the fence whether or not the conference is worth your time? Click here to learn how it’s helped others with their family building journey.
Keynote Presentation - Q&A with KC Infertility Doctors & Adoption Professionals
This year's keynote presentation is a panel of nine KC infertility professionals who will share important information about their expertise in regards to building a family. This will be a Q&A format. The professionals include: Dr. Brabec from Reproductive Resource Center, Dr. Gehlbach from Midwest Reproductive Center, Dr. Riggs from Blue Sky Fertility, Dr. Holoch from Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine, Dr. Nangia from KU Med, Steffany Aye from Adoption & Beyond, and Dr. Pritchett from NaProTechnology.
You will sign up to attend ONE of these sessions. A description for each session is provided below so you may choose the session most pertinent to your family building journey. IMPORTANT: If others attend the conference with you, you do NOT have to register for the same breakout session. However, each attendee will need to register separately.
- Adoption Panel: Anyone who may consider adoption as a family building option soon or in the future would benefit from attending this session. It will provide information about various types of adoption: domestic, international, and foster care. The panel will have local KC couples who've chosen domestic adoption, international adoption, or foster care to adoption to share their journey to hopefully provide you insight. In addition, an adoption attorney will sit on the panel to provide you even more information.
- Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine: Please join us to hear a brief overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine and why you may want to consider it as an avenue to support your health. We will cover fertility and emotional conditions or concerns that Chinese Medicine can assist in both men and women. What to expect when you seek care, the most ideal time in your fertility process is best to seek care and to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
- Secondary Infertility
- Fundraising & Way to Finance Treatments/Adoption
|8:00 - 8:30||Arrival; visit booths; eat breakfast|
|8:30 - 9:00||Welcome|
|9:00 - 10:30||Keynote presentation panel|
|10:30 - 11:00||Meet & greet panelists; visit booths|
|11:00 - 11:50||Breakout Session|
|11:50 - 12:00||Break; visit booths|
|12:00 - 12:30||Concluding remarks; giveaways|
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Kansas City Infertility Awareness Foundation
The Kansas City Infertility Awareness Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides education and support to those struggling to build a family. Through monthly support group meetings and social gatherings, we strive to give hope and encouragement to those enduring infertility. In addition, we provide educational opportunities for individuals struggling with infertility and their loved ones through quarterly seminars and an annual conference. Please visit our website to learn more about our organization.