2020 Conferences – Modern Fertility Awareness
Baltimore, MD | July 11, 2020 –
This conference has been rescheduled for October 2, 2020 in Washington, DC
Modern Fertility Awareness
for Women’s Health and Family Planning
New date and time:
October 2, 2020 | 8:00 am to 5:00 pm | Washington, DC
After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone our one-day CME conference originally planned for July 11, 2020 in Baltimore, MD. The good news is we have moved the conference to Friday, October 2, 2020 in Washington, DC, which is the day after our 10-Year Gala celebration. We are looking forward to both events as opportunities to connect with one another, learn more about fertility awareness, and celebrate all we have accomplished together. We hope to see you there!
Over the past 50 years, significant innovations have been made in women’s healthcare, particularly within the realm of reproductive science. Parallel to these advances, natural methods for monitoring the female cycle have been standardized and refined based on ongoing research. This has led to modern, evidence-based fertility awareness based methods (FABMs). Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority of physicians are not familiar with FABMs, how their effectiveness rates compare to OCPs, and how the information recorded on women’s charts can aid in the diagnosis and management of common women’s health concerns. To address this knowledge gap FACTS is presenting this one-day conference in 2020 designed to equip medical and health professionals to offer more holistic and restorative healthcare options for women. Join us!
October 2, 2020
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Richmond Highway
Arlington, VA | 22202
Early bird registration rates – $225
Rates from June 1 – $275
Resident or FABM Educator
Early bird registration rates – $125
Rates from June 1 – $150
Early bird registration rates – $75
Rates from June 1 – $95
All registration rates include lunch
Our Early Bird Rates increase at midnight on Sunday, August 30, 2020.
The last day to register online for this event is Tuesday, September 22, 2020.
Scholarships are offered to students who wish to attend. Click here to apply. The last day to apply for a student scholarship is Friday, September 11th, 2020.
If you would like to make a donation to help offset student costs click here and Thank You!!
Note: Breastfeeding moms and their children are welcome!
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Richmond Highway
Arlington, VA | 22202
Conference room block registration to follow
For more information. email info@FACTSaboutFertility.org
Conference highlights will include:
• FABM overview and their applications for:
– Achieving and Preventing Pregnancy
– Peri Menopause
– Irregular Cycles and Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
• Fertility Apps and Fem Tech
• The Female Cycle as the 5th Vital Sign
• Extensive Q&A with our expert panels
• CME Credit*
*Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
Full conference agenda coming soon!
Phil Boyle, MD
Phil Boyle, MD is a family physician based in Galway, Ireland and a member of both the Irish and the Royal College of General Practitioners. He is a member of the Irish Fertility Society, the American Academy of FertilityCare Professionals, and is the current president of the International Institute for Restorative Reproductive Medicine. He is a trained Creighton Model practitioner, medical consultant, and educator, has worked in NaProTechnology, and is a certified fertility care medical consultant. Over his twenty years of clinical experience addressing subfertility, his patients have had over 3,000 successful pregnancies after years of infertility, failed IVF, or repeated miscarriages.
Faith Daggs, MD, CFCMC
Faith Daggs, MD, CFCMC is a Board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist with Reply OB/Gyn & Fertility in Cary, NC. Prior to relocating to North Carolina, she served for two decades in central Pennsylvania at Holy Spirit Hospital (now Geisinger Holy Spirit) as an OB/Gyn physician and chief of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Daggs’s interests and expertise include high and low risk obstetrics, supervision and collaboration with integrated certified nurse midwives, well-woman care, cooperative treatment of gynecologic disorders, minimally invasive surgery with a focus on endometriosis and fertility-sparing techniques, and incorporating fertility awareness in patient care.
Allison Dreher, MA
Allison Dreher, MA is the education coordinator for the St. Augustine Foundation, a charitable organization with a mission to provide education about FABMs, among other topics. In 2009, she earned a Master’s degree in Religious Education from Loyola University in New Orleans, LA. In 2013, she trained as a Billings Ovulation Method teacher. Mrs. Dreher is a member of the NGO team that represents WOOMB International at the United Nations for its Commission on the Status of Women. Her jobs there include lobbying and raising awareness about the Billings Ovulation Method and its benefits to women worldwide.
Marguerite Duane, MD, MHA, FAAFP
Marguerite Duane, MD, MHA, FAAFP is a Board-certified family physician and adjunct associate professor at Georgetown University. She is co-founder and executive director of FACTS—the Fertility Appreciation Collaborative to Teach the Science. She is trained as a Creighton Model medical consultant and TeenSTAR educator. Dr. Duane works with Modern Mobile Medicine, a direct primary care (DPC) house-calls based practice serving patients of all ages in the DC area. She received her M.D. degree with recognition in primary care from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and completed family medicine residency at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, PA.
Jean Golden-Tevald, DO, CFCMC, FCP, IFMCP
Jean Golden-Tevald, DO, CFCMC, FCP, IFMCP has been a family physician in rural New Jersey since 1989. After graduating from Barnard College, Columbia University in NYC, she earned her medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1987. After completing a residency in family medicine at Union Hospital. She then moved to Hunterdon County to establish a family medicine practice dedicated to relationships and personalized service. Dr. Golden-Tevald is Board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine. She is also a certified FertilityCare™ medical consultant and a certified practitioner of the Institute of Functional Medicine.
Lori Hartley, RN, MPH
Lori Hartley, RN, MPH is a registered nurse as well as a certified diabetes educator, fertility educator, Sensiplan instructor, and childbirth educator. She is the director of education and lead registered nurse for Reply OB/Gyn & Fertility. From 1996 through 2009, Ms. Hartley served as a Labor and Delivery staff nurse, health and childbirth educator, and program facilitator in the Maternity and Community Education & Outreach departments at Princeton Healthcare System. She then served as lead nurse and patient educator in the department of OB/Gyn at UNC Health Care. While there, she helped develop new diabetes education processes and teaching materials for high-risk OB/Gyn patients.
Christine Cimo Hemphill, MD
Dr. Christine Hemphill attended the University of South Carolina and earned a B.S. in exercise science. She earned her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed Obstetrics & Gynecology residency at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, now Vidant Hospital. She completed a fellowship in Medical and Surgical NaProTechnology with Dr. Thomas Hilgers, co-creator of the Creighton Model FertilityCare System. Dr. Hemphill is Board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is experienced in laparoscopic and robotic surgery as well as micro-surgery to perform reversals of tubal sterilizations.
Pearl Huang-Ramirez, MD
Pearl Huang-Ramirez, MD is a Board-certified family physician who has worked in a family medicine NFP-only practice since 2001. She earned her M.D. degree from Brown University and completed family medicine residency in Lancaster, PA. Dr. Huang strives to provide Christ-centered care for the whole person—mind, body, and spirit—and enjoys caring for families. She is a medical consultant for the Creighton Model, and her practice offers the post-RU486 rescue protocol. She is an American Heritage Girl leader and a facilitator for the Theology of the Body for Teens program. Dr. Huang is fluent in English and Spanish and speaks some Mandarin Chinese.
Michael Manhart, PhD
Michael Manhart, PhD serves as the senior scientific consultant for Couple to Couple League, an NFP organization through which couples learn the Sympto-Thermal Method of family planning. He received his doctorate in microbiology from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and embarked on a career with Procter & Gamble. While there, he held management roles of increasing responsibility in various global healthcare and pharmaceutical organizations, culminating as director of New Drug Development. Dr. Manhart served on the FACTS Executive Team from 2011-2015 and was the lead author of the award-winning FACTS article: “Fertility awareness-based methods of family planning: a review of effectiveness for avoiding pregnancy using SORT.”
Elissa Sanchez-Speach, MD
Elissa Sanchez-Speach, MD earned her medical degree at SUNY/Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY and completed family medicine residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center. She has practiced hospital and nursing home medicine, outpatient primary care in solo and group practices, and has experience in correctional medicine. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and past president of the Finger Lakes Guild of the Catholic Medical Association. In 2013, she became a NaProTechnology medical consultant. Her strong advocacy about NFP to her patients and community motivated her to become a FACTS trained speaker. Dr. Sanchez-Speach provides NaProTechnology medical consults through the telehealth system, MyCatholicDoctor.
Sara Shaffer, CNM
Sara Shaffer, CNM is a certified nurse midwife at Bay Area Midwifery Center in Annapolis, MD. She has been a midwife for fifteen years, and has been speaking for FACTS for five years. Ms. Shaffer is an instructor of the Marquette Method of natural family planning and enjoys incorporating that teaching within her practice. She retired from the U.S. Navy in 2017. She joined FACTS in 2015, feeling strongly that FABMs should be discussed with women and couples when providing comprehensive counseling on contraceptive and family planning options. She appreciates every opportunity to provide FACTS presentations as a FACTS-trained speaker.