Revitalizing Women’s Healthcare Together
September 29-30 2023, Minneapolis.
Thank you to all speakers, abstract presenters, volunteers and all attendees for making this conference a success!
A Joint Conference for Restorative Reproductive Medicine (RRM)
We are thrilled to invite you to join us this fall as colleagues from around the globe come together in Minneapolis – for a co-hosted RRM conference presented by FACTS About Fertility and The Institute of Restorative Reproductive Medicine of America.
Presentations on migraines and the menstrual cycle, updates on low-dose naltrexone use in reproductive health, immunological considerations, the latest in FemTech, and RRM through an integrative medicine lens. Explore our lineup of distinguished speakers below.
Presentation Opportunity & Research Breakouts
This conference provides a platform for you to present your findings and engage with others in your field through our poster gallery and abstract competition. In our research breakouts, you will learn how to prepare a case study for publication, access resources available to support your case preparation, and discuss both the gaps and research priorities in RRM, as well as identify actionable next steps.
Join us as our expert speakers present real-life cases covering topics such as fertility, menstrual disorders, endometritis, and more. Through interactive discussions and engaging presentations, you will gain valuable knowledge and insights to inform and inspire your work in both reproductive and women’s health.
Gregory A. Plotnikoff, MD, MTS, FACP
Role of Vitamins A & D in Optimizing Sex Hormone Function, Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding
Phil Boyle, MD.
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) and Reproductive Medicine
& DHEA in Pregnancy – A Case Study
Elizabeth Nordin, MD, OB/GYN
A Complex Case of Endometriosis and Other Medical Comorbidities and Multimodal Treatment
April Lind, MD, IFMCP.
Exploring the Relationship of Neuroendocrine and Autoimmune Systems in Restoring Reproductive Health (An Introduction)
Gisela Valer-Chavez, OB/GYN, Naprotechnology MC/FCP.
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss in a Woman With Turner Syndrome and Triple X Mosaicism: A Case Report
Melissa Perez Capotosto PhD, RN, WHNP-BC
Associations of Infertility With Symptoms of Pregnancy-related Anxiety and Depression During Pregnancy and 6-months Postpartum in Project Viva
Call for Research Posters
Share your research and gain feedback from colleagues at our conference. This is also an excellent opportunity for students or those newer to research to network, discuss, and present their RRM-related research projects.
Posters will be on display throughout the duration of the conference and there will be a dedicated meet and greet time for conference attendees to view the posters. Abstracts are welcome in any area relevant to Restorative Reproductive Medicine (RRM), and we also welcome case vignettes or case studies.
New to research? First time creating a research poster? Visit our resource section for templates, guides, and tips for creating effective posters.
Submissions are now closed.
Obstetrician-Gynecologist. Eagan, MN.
Amy Fisher, DO, FACOG, is a board-certified practicing OB/GYN and fellow of the American College of OB/GYN. Trained in standard OB/GYN practice in the early 2000s, she has been blessed to transform that practice over the years with training as a Marquette and FEMM medical consultant into a restorative reproductive model.
Heavy Menstrual Bleeding in Adolescents: Saturday Breakout Session @ 1:15pm
Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility physician. Newport Beach, CA.
Lauren Rubal, MD, is a USC-trained Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility physician with a boutique practice in Orange County, CA. Her unique approach focuses on fertility, recurrent miscarriage, and painful or abnormal cycles using an integrative lens. Dr. Rubal is a Fellow in Integrative Medicine at the Andrew Weil Center at the University of Arizona, a FEMM Fellow at the Reproductive Health Research Institute, a Leonine Fellow, and Associate Volunteer Clinical Faculty at UC Irvine. Dr. Rubal’s greatest career achievement is one defined by its end: leaving a traditional REI partnership to pursue a radically reimagined vision for reproductive care. She is a Healthcare Task Force member for reproductive loss leader Life Perspectives and serves on the Advisory Board for the non-profit Pre-Health Shadowing. Dr. Rubal is grateful to have been selected for multiple years running as a Southern California Super Doctor and Rising Star, Orange County Physician of Excellence, and Top Doc in Pasadena.
Restorative Reproductive Medicine Through an Integrative Medicine Lens: Friday Keynote @ 1:15 pm
Chronic Endometritis – A Case Study: Friday Breakout Session @ 4:15 pm
Gregory A. Plotnikoff
Founder & Medical Director. Minnesota Personalized Medicine. Minneapolis, MN.
Dr. Plotnikoff is a board-certified internist and pediatrician who has received several international awards for medical research and teaching including, the Early Career Distinguished Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He has served as an associate professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School and as a Professor of Medicine at Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo, Japan. In 2016, he founded Minnesota Personalized Medicine, a clinic dedicated to serving those with complex, chronic, mysterious illnesses.
Role of Vitamins A & D in Optimizing Sex Hormone Function, Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding: Saturday Keynote @ 9:15 am
Founder & Medical Director. NeoFertility. Co-founder, ChartNeo App. Dublin, Ireland.
Dr. Phil Boyle is the founder and director of the NeoFertility Method and co-founder of the ChartNeo Fertility app. He originally trained in NaProTechnology before developing NeoFertility in 2016. Dr. Boyle is president of the IIRRM (International Institute for Restorative Reproductive Medicine). He runs a busy fertility clinic in Dublin, Ireland, and has successfully treated over 4000 couples with infertility, repeated miscarriage and unsuccessful IVF. He has published the results of his work and is currently researching the effectiveness of oestrogen treatment to reduce the risk of miscarriage and premature delivery.
DHEA in Pregnancy – A Case Study: Friday Breakout Session @ 3:30 pm
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN) and Reproductive Medicine: Saturday Keynote @ 10:00 am
Nurse Practitioner, Women’s Health. Sancta Familia Medical, Omaha, NE
Teresa Kenney has been a women’s health nurse practitioner for over 23 years. She practices in Omaha, Nebraska at Sancta Familia Medical, and is a certified NaproTechnology medical consultant specializing in restorative women’s health throughout the reproductive lifespan. She is a member of the American Academy of FertilityCare Professionals and serves on the national board of The Guiding Star Project. She is co-founder and co-host of The Hormone Genius Podcast, and recently released her first book, The Happy Girls Guide to Being Whole; What you Never Knew About Your Natural Body.
Teresa Kenney received her Bachelor of Nursing from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, IA, and completed a Master of Science at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing. She was certified by the National Certification Corporation in 2000 as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, and in 2001 completed a dual education program through the Pope Paul VI Institute to become a FertilityCare Practitioner and NaproTechnology Medical consultant.
Migraine Headaches and the Menstrual Cycle: Saturday Breakout Session @ 11:30 am
Melissa Perez Capotosto
Assistant Professor, Connell School of Nursing, Boston, Massachusetts. Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Melissa Pérez Capotosto, Ph.D., RN, WHNP-BC, is an Assistant Professor of the Practice at the Connell School of Nursing at Boston College. Pérez Capotosto works as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner in the Obstetrics and Gynecology departments at Daniel Driscoll-Neponset Health Center and Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, she worked as a Labor and Delivery nurse at Boston Medical Center and at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Pérez Capotosto’s dissertation research was the examination of fertility-awareness-based method (FABMs) use among women seeking pregnancy. Her current research is focused on a life-course approach to women’s mental health, from fertility to perimenopause.
Oral Abstract: Associations of Infertility With Symptoms of Pregnancy-related Anxiety and Depression During Pregnancy and 6 Months Postpartum in Project Viva: Friday Breakout Session @ 3:30 pm
OB/GYN Physician, UPMC Divine Mercy Women’s Health, Carlisle, PA.
Dr. William Nolan is an OB/GYN physician with UPMC Divine Mercy Women’s Health, located in Carlisle, PA. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. He completed his training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo, NY. Professional interests include minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, endometriosis, fertility surgery, restorative reproductive medicine, PCOS, metabolism and longevity.
Oral Abstract: Fasting Based on Menstrual Cycle Phase: Review of Literature, Physiologic Plausibility and Clinical Application: Friday Breakout Session @ 3:45 pm
Oral Abstract: Fallopian Tube Evaluation and Surgery for Infertility: Saturday Breakout Session @ 11:45 am
Physician, Integrative & Functional Medicine Consultant. Maple Grove, MN.
Dr. Lind is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and certified in functional medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine. Her passion for understanding human physiology and revealing the root cause of illness was fostered during her Master’s in Physiology and Biophysics program at Georgetown University and continues to this day. Dr. Lind completed her medical training at the University of Minnesota and has now spent over 20 years in primary care and hospital medicine.
Dr. Lind is a Medical Consultant for the Creighton Model FertilityCare System, in addition to being trained in Fertility Education and Medical Management (FEMM) as a Reproductive Health Research Institute (RHRI) fellow. As a scientist at heart, Dr. Lind has contributed to medical literature through publications including articles on fertility awareness and postpartum depression.
Exploring the Relationship of Neuroendocrine and Autoimmune Systems in Restoring Reproductive Health (An Introduction): Friday Keynote @ 2:00 pm
OB/GYN. Lima, Peru. Fertility Specialist. Naprotechnology MC / FCP. Naprotecnología y Fertilidad Natural Perú.
Dr Gisela Valer is the first OB/GYN to start a Naprotechnology/Restorative Reproductive Medical Practice in Peru, starting in 2019. Her work experience in the assisted reproduction field and as a medical advisor for several pharmaceutical companies led her to look for more ethical and effective ways to serve her patients, led her to look for more ethical and effective ways to serve her patients. Ultimately, she found the answer in FABMs and the “person-centered” approach of fertility awareness.
Dr. Gisela Valer studied Medicine and her OB/GYN specialty at Federico Villarreal University in Lima, Peru. She also has completed a Master’s in Healthcare Management, Gynecologic Laparoscopy, and Reproductive Medicine in Chile and Argentina.
Oral Abstract: Recurrent Pregnancy Loss in a Woman with Turner Syndrome and Triple X Mosaicism: A Case Report: Saturday Breakout Session @ 11:30 am
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY.
Dr. Theresa Stujenske is a tenure track assistant professor in the Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing at Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY.
Dr. Stujenske holds a bachelor’s in Theology from Ave Maria University and a bachelor’s in Nursing from Marymount University. In 2018, Dr. Stujenske completed her doctoral degree in Nursing from Marquette University. Dr. Stujenske’s research interrogates the biobehavioral factors that regulate female reproductive health and fertility and through her work, she aims to leverage novel biomarkers for the optimization of female reproductive health. For her doctoral work, she examined the influence of chronic stress on reproductive function in female cancer survivors. After completing her PhD, Dr. Stujenske completed a postdoctoral fellowship at New York University where she examined the genetic pleiotropy of reproductive and cardiometabolic traits in African American women.
Menstrual Cycle Tracking Technologies: Saturday Keynote @ 2:00 pm
Physician, Obstetrics & Gynecology. Minneapolis, MN.
Dr. Elizabeth Nordin is an OBGYN specializing in treating infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, endometriosis, painful and/or heavy menses, polycystic ovary syndrome, abnormal uterine bleeding, irregular menses, chronic endometritis, and premenstrual syndrome. She has advanced surgical training in NaProTechnology and microsurgery. Dr. Nordin’s surgical areas of interest include detailed evaluation for and treatment of endometriosis with laser excision, treatment of pelvic adhesions, and removal of uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts. Surgical techniques include laparoscopic, robotic, microsurgical, and utilization of laser for dissection and excision of endometriosis and other pathology. Her focus is on reparative pelvic surgery with a special emphasis on adhesion prevention techniques and preservation of fertility, with a special interest in fallopian tube microsurgery. She also provides obstetric care including preconception consultation, prenatal care, delivery, and postpartum care and is an Autoimmune Protocol Certified Coach, in the process of becoming a certified practitioner through the Institute for Functional Medicine.
A Complex Case of Endometriosis and Other Medical Comorbidities and Multimodal Treatment: Saturday Keynote @ 3:15 pm