2020 Conferences – Modern Fertility Awareness

Baltimore, MD  |  July 11, 2020

Modern Fertility Awareness
for Women’s Health and Family Planning

July 11, 2020 | 8:00 am to 5:30 pm | Baltimore, MD

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!

The DETAILS

WHEN
July 11, 2020
8:00 am to 5:30 pm

WHERE
Maritime Conference Center
692 Maritime Blvd
Linthicum Heights, MD | 21090
410-859-5700

COST*
Medical Professionals
Early bird registration rates – $225
Rates from June 1 – $275
Resident or FABM Educator
Early bird registration rates – $125
Rates from June 1 – $150
Student
Early bird registration rates – $75
Rates from June 1 – $95

All registration rates include lunch
Our Early Bird Rates increase at midnight on Sunday, May 31, 2020.
The last day to register online for this event is Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

Don’t Delay – Register Today!

Paid FACTS members receive a 20% discount on the registration fee
Join today!
FACTS members: Please e-mail info@FACTSaboutFertility.org to receive your discount code.

Scholarships are offered to students who wish to attend. Click here to apply. The last day to apply for a student scholarship is Friday, June 19th, 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!

LODGING
Maritime Conference Center
692 Maritime Blvd.
Linthicum Heights, MD | 21090
410-859-5700

Conference room block registration link coming soon!
• Single Room Rate – $159; Double Room Rate – $204
• Complimentary Airport and Amtrak shuttle services
• To secure room block rates, reservations must be made by close of business on June 18, 2020

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Baltimore – BWI Airport North
1510 Aero Drive
Linthicum Heights, MD | 21090
410-859-0003

Conference room block registration link
• Double Room Rate – $109
• Group code: FACTS Speaker
• Airport shuttle available 24 hrs daily for all hotel guests
• To secure room block rates, reservations must be made by close of business on June 18, 2020

Register Today!

For more information. email info@FACTSaboutFertility.org

 

Conference highlights will include:

• FABM overview and their applications for:
– Achieving and Preventing Pregnancy
– Infertility
– Adolescence
– 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.

 

The full conference agenda will be available soon!

Featured Speakers

(Keep checking back – additional speaker bios will be added as confirmed!)

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 and the Chief of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Daggs’s interests include high and low risk obstetrics, collaboration and supervision with integrated Certified Nurse Midwives, well-woman care and cooperative treatment of gynecologic disorders, minimally invasive surgery with a focus on endometriosis and fertility sparing techniques, and the incorporation of fertility awareness in the provision of patient care.

Allison Dreher, MA

Allison Dreher is the Education Coordinator for The St. Augustine Foundation, a charitable organization established in 2001 whose mission it is to educate on FABMs and other Catholic Church teaching. She graduated from Loyola University New Orleans in 2009 with a Master’s Degree in Religious Education, and in 2013 was trained as a Billings Ovulation Method® teacher. She is featured in the Fertility Awareness 101 videos on the website sisterhoodcwa.com, and the foundation was recently endorsed by the USCCB.

For the past 4 years Mrs. Dreher has been a member of the NGO team to represent WOOMB International at the United Nations for its Commission on the Status of Women. As an NGO at the UN her job is to lobby the delegates of UN member states, attend and address the participants of side and parallel events surrounding the commission, and raise awareness about The Billings Ovulation Method® and it’s benefits to women around the world. In May of 2015 Mrs. Dreher was invited to Bulgaria to give women’s seminars on reproductive health in several local schools and churches. She has also given the seminar at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

Marguerite Duane, MD, MHA, FAAFP

Marguerite Duane, MD, MHA, FAAFP, a board-certified family physician and Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University, is co-founder and Executive Director of FACTS – the Fertility Appreciation Collaborative to Teach the Science, an organization dedicated to educating healthcare professionals about the science supporting fertility awareness based methods. She also works with Modern Mobile Medicine, a direct primary care house-calls based practice serving patients of all ages in the DC area. Dr. Duane is trained as a Creighton Medical consultant and a TeenSTAR educator.  She received her M.D. degree with recognition in primary care from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and completed her Family Medicine residency at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, PA. She received a Bachelor of Science with Honors degree and a Master of Health Administration degree from Cornell University. Dr. Duane has also previously served on the boards of both the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the FMEC. Dr. Duane balances her career as a teacher and Family Physician, with her role as a mother and wife. She is proud to be accompanied on this life’s journey by her husband and fellow family physician, Dr. Kenneth Lin, and they are delighted to be the parents of 4 young children.

Jean Golden-Tevald, DO, CFCMC, FCP, IFMCP

Jean Golden-Tevald, DO, CFCMC, FCP, IFMCP has been a Family Physician in rural Hunterdon County, NJ since 1989. After graduating from Barnard College, Columbia University in New York City, she attended the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated with her medical degree in 1987. After a residency in Family Medicine at Union Hospital, she and her family moved out to Hunterdon County to establish a Family Practice dedicated to relationships and personalized service. Over the years, Dr. Jean has developed areas of special interest and pursued further specialized training in Hormones, Functional Medicine, Women’s Health and NaPro TECHNOLOGY. Finally, the time has come to bring all these threads together! She is passionate about helping her patients really get the guidance to Optimum Health they need and changing lives for the better!

Christine Cimo Hemphill, MD

Dr. Christine Hemphill attended the University of South Carolina and earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. She received her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed her OB/GYN residency at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, now known as Vidant Hospital, in affiliation with East Carolina University. Additionally, she completed a fellowship in Medical and Surgical NaProTECHNOLOGY(R) at the Pope Paul VI Institute with Dr. Thomas Hilgers, co-creator of the Creighton Model FertilityCare(TM) System. Dr. Hemphill is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

She is a natural family planning only provider, meaning she does not prescribe or refer for contraceptives. She has been specially trained to surgically diagnose and treat chronic endometritis and cervicitis, tubal disease, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and pelvic adhesions/scarring with the goals of restoring health, preserving fertility, and decreasing the formation of future pelvic adhesions. She is experienced in laparoscopic and robotic surgery, as well as micro-surgery to perform reversals of tubal sterilizations.

Mike Manhart, PhD

Mike Manhart, PhD serves as the senior scientific consultant for Couple to Couple League (CCL), an NFP organization through which couples can learn the symptothermal 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 on our article: Fertility awareness-based methods of family planning: a review of effectiveness for avoiding pregnancy using SORT.

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