We host and attend a number of fertility awareness & education events throughout the year. We believe that education is a major factor in understanding fertility and being prepared when an infertility diagnosis is given. Education creates awareness and can help reduce the stigma of infertility. See below for a list of upcoming events. If you know of an event we should attend or are interested in hosting a private fertility education & awareness event for your friends, employees or organization, contact us at marketing@viosfertility.com!

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2020 Events 

 

Facebook Live: Exercise And Fertility

Tuesday August 25, 2020 | 1:00 PM

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How much exercise – and what type – should you do while trying to conceive? And what needs to change during fertility treatment?Join Dr. Ellen Hayes from Vios Fertility Institute and Co-Founder of Pulling Down the Moon, Beth Heller, for a conversation about exercise and fertility. Bring your questions!

 

 


Past Events

Facebook Live: PGT: Is it For Me?

Thursday, July 30, 2020 | 5:00 PM

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In the world of fertility acronyms, PGT may not be one you’re most familiar with. Short for Pre-Implantation Genetic Testing, this procedure allows an embryo to be genetically tested before it is implanted in the uterus.
Test results can help to screen out possible abnormalities that could result in miscarriage or cause an embryo to not implant. This is a common test for patients who choose IVF, but there are still many questions patients and couples have about the process, the results that can be expected, and how it might benefit your specific care plan.
During this Facebook Live, Vios Fertility Institute physicians Dr. MacKenzie Purdy and Dr. Violet Klenov will share more information about the process of PGT and answer your questions.
We hope you can join us!

Patient Webinar: MedTeach & Mocktails

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 | 5:00 PM

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Join some of your favorite Vios Fertility Institute nurses to learn how to administer common medications for fertility treatments. Bring your favorite mocktail and your medications to follow along!

(Please follow all of your doctors’ instructions as to when to administer your medication.)

Facebook Live: Integrated Treatments for PCOS

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 | 5:00 PM

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PCOS is one of the most common conditions associated with infertility. We are often asked about complimentary ways to treat and manage PCOS and during this Facebook Live, we’ll share a few of our favorite techniques from Chinese Medicine.
Dr. Ellen Hayes from Vios Fertility Institute will speak with Lisa Mussak, Licensed Acupuncturist and Clinic Director of Orchid Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture about moxa and microcurrent options to help women with PCOS who are struggling to conceive. We’ll demonstrate both processes and share how the complimentary treatments work together to optimize fertility for women with PCOS.

Provider Webinar: Diagnosis and Treating the PCOS patient

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 | 5:00 PM

As you may know, PCOS is the most common endocrinopathy affecting reproductive aged women. It is estimated to affect 8-13% of women in that age group; however, up to 70% of women remain undiagnosed.

Join Vios Fertility Institute’s Dr. Angie Beltsos, Dr. Amber Cooper, and Dr.Violet Klenov for this informative and interactive webinar to learn about our approach for comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, and customized treatment plans for the PCOS patient.

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Facebook Live: PCOS & Your Fertility

Thursday, July 15, 2020 | 5:00 PM

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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine system disorders among women of reproductive age. Getting a correct diagnosis of PCOS is the first step to treating and managing this condition. Whether you are currently TTC or know you’d like a family someday – but not today – PCOS is something to be aware of and factor into your family planning.
During this Facebook Live, Dr. Angie Beltsos, Vios CEO and Chief Medical Officer, will share more information about PCOS and what may be involved in a diagnosis. She’ll also share treatment options for those who are looking to conceive right away.
Managing PCOS isn’t just about conception, though, and if you are interested in pregnancy at some point in the future, you may want to consider fertility preservation. We’re thrilled to have a special guest, Danni Allen (NBC Biggest Loser winner), share her personal testimonial about egg freezing and PCOS during this Facebook Live!

Facebook Live: Hope and Help for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 5:00 PM

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Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (RPL) is so difficult. But, the prognosis for couples with RPL is encouraging with an overall live birth rate of 70-80%.

During this Facebook Live, Dr. Mackenzie Purdy and Dr. Julie Rhee will share what is involved in identifying a diagnosis for RPL and available treatment options.

There is much reason to hope and we look forward to sharing more during this talk. Come with your questions to ask live or Message them in advance.

Facebook Live: Family Building Options for Same Sex Couples

Thursday, June 25, 2020 | 12:00 PM

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There are so many options available to same sex couples looking to start or expand their family. Making sense of all of them and understanding what may be the right approach for you – and taking that first step to get started – can be daunting.

During this Facebook Live Event, Vios Fertility Institute’s CEO and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Angie Beltsos, will walk through these options and the processes involved in each to help answer your questions.
We are also thrilled to have one of our patient families, Mayrav and Renee, join Dr. Beltsos to share their perspective and experience.

Facebook Live: TTC? What you need to know about Varicocele

Thursday, June 18, 2020 | 12:00 PM

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One of the most common causes of male infertility, a varicocele is an enlargement of the veins within the scrotum. This can cause low sperm production and decreased sperm quality.

Varicocele is the most common reversible cause of male infertility. It is a condition present in 15% of all men and approximately 40% of infertile men.

During this Facebook Live, Dr. Rodrigo Pagani of Vios Fertility Institute will share more information about this condition, how to identify it, and what treatment options are available for men who wish to conceive.

Please grab your partner and join us with your questions!

Provider Webinar: Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Monday, June 15, 2020 | 5:00 PM

Overall, we know the prognosis for couples with Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (RPL) is encouraging with an overall live birth rate of 70-80%.

During this webinar, physicians from the Vios Fertility Institute Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (RPL) Center of Excellence will share more information about the condition as well as common evaluation and treatment processes.

We look forward to you joining Dr. Mackenzie Purdy, Dr. Julie Rhee, Dr. Ellen Hayes, and Dr. Angie Beltsos for this discussion.

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Facebook Live: Lifestyle Changes for Healthy Sperm

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Some lifestyle choices and natural remedies can help support the hormones that control sperm production, which may aid the healthy development of sperm and improve sperm count.

During this discussion, Vios Fertility Institute physician, Dr. Ellen Hayes, and naturopathic doctor at Vytal Health, Dr. Alicia McCubbins, looked at natural remedies, dietary changes, and medicines that may improve sperm count/quality.

Facebook Live: Intimacy & Infertility: Can They Co-Exist?

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You decide to have a baby. You think it will be fun – lots of sex, right?

It probably starts that way, but if you’ve been trying for months with no success, the “trying” can get really trying. And if you pursue fertility treatment the process of getting pregnant can start to seem really far from sexy.

So what’s a girl or a guy to do? We believe intimacy is a key part of a successful relationship and during this live, Dr. Roohi Jeelani of Vios Fertility will talk with Aga Grabowski, LCSW, PMH-C, CST, co-founder of Wildflower Center for Emotional Health in Chicago, and an AASECT-certified sex therapist about strategies and tips to maintain intimacy during a fertility journey – and why it is especially important during this time.

Facebook Live: Evaluating Fertility: What to Expect

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A fertility evaluation is appropriate for couples who have not become pregnant after 6 – 12 months – 6 if over 35, 12 if under age 35 – of having regular, unprotected, sex. There are also medical conditions such as PCOS, endometriosis, thyroid conditions, and others that may make it necessary to have a fertility evaluation earlier.

This discussion will cover these medical problems and discuss the individualized evaluations we do which take into account age, the duration of infertility, and unique features of your medical history.

 

Welcome to Vios: The New Patient Experience

Thursday, April 30, 2020 | 5:00 PM

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Starting fertility treatment can be an intimidating experience. At Vios Fertility Institute, we strive to make it as easy as possible for our patients by offering education, communication, and empathy at every step.

During this webinar, we’ll walk through an overview of what you can expect as a new patient at Vios. Everything from that first phone call or email to what to expect from your first consult and everything in between.

Whether you are a new Vios patient or are considering us for your care, we welcome you to join us on this webinar to learn more and ask questions.


Beat Infertility Virtual Summit

National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) Event

Starts Monday, April 20, 2020

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Join four Vios Fertility physicians (and 60+ other practitioners from around the country) for this virtual summit hosted by Heather Huhman of the Beat Infertility podcast. This free event features 60+ speakers and you DON’T have to attend live because you’ll have access for 6 months.

Dr. Angie Beltsos: Latest Advances in Reproductive Medicine

Dr. Amber Cooper: Environmental Toxins: Fact vs. Fiction

Dr. Roohi Jeelani: Diagnosing and Managing Common Thyroid Disorders

Dr. Ellen Hayes: Autoimmune Diseases 101

Emotional Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 11:00 AM

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Join us as we continue our wellness series to talk about coping strategies and emotional health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Ellen Hayes will have a guest, Lindsey Arens of Elle Studio + Wellness, who will address some of the common mental health questions Dr. Hayes hears from patients at this time. She’ll share some practical coping strategies and answer your questions.

The Limit Does Not Exist: The Many Paths to Pregnancy

National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) Event

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | 5:30-6:30 PM

As we celebrate National Infertility Awareness Week and the theme of “Empowering You”, we want to empower you with education about your reproductive health and options to build a family.

If you have ever considered, or are simply curious about, fertility treatment please join Dr. Angie Beltsos, Dr. Julie Rhee, Dr. Kara Ehlers, Dr. Rodrigo Pagani and Dr. MacKenzie Purdy for this informational webinar. They’ll talk about reasons why individuals and couples come through our doors – the medical conditions and diagnoses that may impact fertility, the ways we can help same sex couples and individuals conceive with the help of third party options, and other reproductive health and fertility options available today.

Girls Night In: Chilling for the Future

National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) Event

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 5:00-6:30 PM

In the spirit of staying connected and empowered during the pandemic AND in recognition of National Infertility Awareness Week, join us for a FREE webinar discussion on Fertility Preservation (egg, embryo and sperm freezing).

Join Dr. Angie Beltsos, Dr. Roohi Jeelani, Dr. Ellen Hayes and Dr. Violet Klenov and learn about fertility preservation. Media personality Ji Suk Yi will moderate a discussion that includes personal testimonials from Danni Allen (NBC Biggest Loser winner) & Christina Fielder while emBorrow’s Kati Deutschle shares information about a unique financing and support system. Attendees will receive a voucher for one complimentary AMH test (cost $80) and special pricing on egg freezing treatment.

This webinar will cover:
-Why egg freezing?
-Testing Ovarian Reserve
-Egg stimulation process
-Egg retrieval process
-Cryopreservation of eggs
-Future use of cryopreserved eggs
-Vitamins to improve egg quality
-Planning for treatment post quarantine
-Cost
-Financial/emotional support
-Testimonials

COVID-19 and Fertility Treatments: What You Need to Know for Your Patients

National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) Event

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Monday, April 20, 2020 | 5:30-6:30 PM

Join Dr. Angie Beltsos, Dr. Amber Cooper, and Dr. Ellen Hayes for this informative webinar for our referring providers on the impact of COVID-19 on fertility treatments. We’ll be discussing the recently updated ASRM guidelines as well as what steps Vios is taking to ensure our patients and employees can stay safe and healthy as they continue care.

Fertility Strategies to Employ Now

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Saturday, April 19, 2020 | 12:00-1:00 PM

Fertility issues can be difficult enough. For those pursuing treatments, COVID-19 has made it feel like starting a family – or adding to one – has been placed on hold.

On Sunday April 19th, fertility experts from Vios and Aligned Modern Health will come together to discuss strategies you can use immediately to help optimize fertility.

In this fertility webinar, Dr. Kate Phillippi, DACM, Dr. Lamya Kamel, DAOM, Dr. Angie Beltsos, and Dr. Roohi Jeelani will cover the following topics:

-ASRM recommendations for fertility treatments
-Fertility strategies you can employ from home
-Acupressure demo for fertility points
-Telemedicine for fertility support

InVoCell: What it is, how it works, and why it could be an option for you

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020 | 1:00 PM

Join us for a discussion among two of our physicians, Dr. Kara Ehlers and Dr. Ellen Hayes, about the newest technology for conception offered to Vios patients – InVoCell.

During this seminar, Dr. Ehlers and Dr. Hayes will share information about what InVoCell is, how it works, who might benefit from this treatment, and how InVoCell is different from other treatment options such as IUI or IVF.
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Yoga for Anxiety

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Saturday, April 11, 2020 | 9:00-10:00 AM

We hope you’ll join us for this free community yoga class! Join Vios Fertility’s Director of Operations and in-house yoga expert, Hannah Johnson, for a live yoga experience on Facebook.

Hannah will lead us through an anxiety-busting practice meant to reduce stress and refresh your mindset for the weekend ahead.

Invite your partner to join in and share this virtual event with friends.

In this time of high anxiety, the Vios team is looking for opportunities to help our patients, staff, and the broader fertility community maintain as much mental wellness as possible. We hope you enjoy!

Guided Meditation with Reverie Meditation

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Friday, April 10, 2020 | 11:30 AM

One excellent way to care for yourself during this time of global pandemic is to practice meditation. Whether you’re experienced or a total novice, Vios Fertility invites all of our patients and the fertility community to join us in this live guided meditation session brought to us by Tracy Faddon of Reverie Meditation.

During this time, Tracy will walk us through a grounding exercise that helps release heaviness and bring about feelings of peace and gratitude.

Tracy will also leave us with some practical suggestions to carry the meditation habit into our daily lives.

Gut Health & Your Immunity

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Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 3:00 PM

Join Vios Fertility REI, Dr. Ellen Hayes, and Alison, a Registered Dietitian from Wholesome, LLC to learn about how having a healthy microbiome can improve immune function.