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: IVF 101: Your Questions Answered

Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 12:00 PM

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Want to know more about in vitro fertilization (IVF)? If you are considering the process as a way to build your family – or just curious and gathering information for the future – Vios is a great resource for the ins and outs of this amazing treatment.
During this Facebook Live, Vios physician Dr. MacKenzie Purdy will review the IVF process from start to finish and answer your questions on everything from how it works, what to expect, and how to know if IVF may be an option for you.
Join us live and ask your questions!

Provider Webinar: Ovarian Aging

Monday October 26, 2020 | 5:00 PM

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Understanding how the ovaries age is important for all those who wish to conceive. Those with a lower than average oocyte pool or accelerated loss may be diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve or primary ovarian insufficiency (previously known as “premature ovarian failure”).

We are constantly learning about how not only age, but disease, genetics, lifestyle, and environmental factors impact the depletion of ovarian follicles and oocytes.

We strongly suspect the environment, oxidative stress, and DNA damage has a role in ovarian aging. Better understanding and education for both patients and providers on this issue can improve early diagnosis and facilitate access to preservation techniques and targeted therapies.

Please join Vios Fertility Institute physicians, Dr. Amber Cooper, Dr. Roohi Jeelani, Dr. Julie Rhee, and Dr. Ellen Hayes for this important discussion to review the latest information and treatment options available to patients seeking to conceive.

Facebook Live: Secondary Infertility

Tuesday, October 28, 2020 | 1:30 PM

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Secondary Infertility – not being able to conceive or struggling with miscarriage after giving birth – can be confusing and heartbreaking.
Our patients come to Vios Fertility Institute seeking answers and help to build the family they’ve dreamed about.
During this Facebook Live, Dr. Ellen Hayes and Dr. Julie Rhee will discuss the condition of secondary infertility – how to identify it, common causes, and treatment options available, and answer your questions

 


Past Events

Patient Webinar: MedTeach & Mocktails

Tuesday, October 20, 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.

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Facebook Live: Fertility 101 (on Hope Against Infertility Support Group page)

Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 1:00 PM

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Join us for everything you need and want to know on infertility. Please comment in our Hope Against Infertility support group for any questions you’d like Dr. Hayes to answer!

Facebook Live: Fertility Preservation for Cancer Patients

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | 5:00 PM

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A cancer diagnosis is shocking and frightening. In the rush to learn more, schedule appointments, and begin treatment, future fertility should not be overlooked.
Many cancer treatments can be harmful to sperm, eggs, and ovaries. For some, this harm may be irreversible.
That’s why Vios physicians are so passionate about “onco-fertility” – fertility preservation for those who have been diagnosed with cancer.
During this Facebook Live, Dr. Roohi Jeelani and Dr. Erica Louden will explain the fertility preservation options available to patients recently diagnosed with cancer – and how it can be accomplished with no impact to your treatment plan.
Join in this unique conversation to learn about the options to preserve your fertility and possible future family.

Patient Webinar: Financing Fertility Treatment

We know the cost of fertility treatments may sometimes feel overwhelming. At Vios Fertility Institute, providing education and access to care are core to our mission.

During this webinar, the Vios finance team will be joined by one of our partners, Future Family, to address commonly asked patient questions.

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Facebook Live: Effects of PCOS on Mental Health

Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 1:30 PM

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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), not only causes infertility, obesity, and excessive facial hair in women, but it can also lead to severe mental health issues including anxiety, depression, and eating disorders.
Please join us on this Facebook Live as Vios physician, Dr. Ellen Hayes and Dr. Elizabeth Hansen, Psychologist from Cedar Creek Counseling, explore how PCOS is related to mental health issues, why there is a link between PCOS and mental health issues, and what treatments are available.

Provider Webinar: Fertility Preservation

Our physicians, Dr. Roohi Jeelani, Dr. Erica Louden, Dr. Amber Cooper, and Dr. Ellen Hayes, shared the latest information about the process and expected outcomes of fertility preservation.

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Facebook Live: Fertility Treatment of PCOS

Friday, September 18, 2020 | 12:00 PM

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There’s a lot of emphasis this month on diagnosing PCOS – which we agree is critically important!
It is also important to understand the number of options available to help you conceive if you have PCOS. There are so many!
Dr. Violet Klenov and Jessica Kayser, RN, will share more about reproductive treatment options and answer your questions during our Facebook Live on Friday, September 18 at 1 PM ET/ 12 PM CT.
Are you surprised to hear there are many choices to conceive, despite a PCOS diagnosis? Share your thoughts below!

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? Dr. Ellen Hayes from Vios Fertility Institute and Co-Founder of Pulling Down the Moon, Beth Heller, shared a conversation about exercise and fertility during this Facebook Live event.
And, for those who watch, Pulling Down the Moon is offering a FREE Wellness Wednesday class (check their calendar here). Email info@pullingdownthemoon.com with the subject line “Facebook Live” to redeem or go to MindBodyOnline to schedule one drop-in Wellness Wednesday class ($15 value) online with the promo code EXERCISE15.

Provider Webinar: Wellness & Fertility

Monday, August 24, 2020 | 5:00 PM

Patients struggling with infertility face a unique set of challenges. They are eager to focus on areas that are within their control and frequently inquire about ways they can improve their chance for conception naturally as well as during fertility treatment.

We pride ourselves in discussing evidence surrounding the importance of proper nutrition, exercise and weight loss, stress management, minimizing environmental toxin exposure, as well as the use of supplements to positively affect fertility outcomes. There is excellent data to suggest that making health-promoting changes in these areas is beneficial.

During this webinar, Vios Fertility Institute physicians Dr. Ellen Hayes, Dr. Violet Klenov, and Dr. Angie Beltsos discussed how we approach wellness and complimentary care and what we recommend to our patients.

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Patient Webinar: MedTeach & Mocktails

Tuesday, August 18, 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.

Instagram Live: All about Egg Freezing: with Dr. Erica Louden and Dr. Roohi Jeelani!

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 5:00 PM

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One of Dr. Erica Louden’s – our newest Vios physician – areas of specialty is fertility preservation. That also happens to be one of Dr. Roohi Jeelani’s areas of expertise as well! We’re proud to have @roohijeelanimd host an Instagram Live conversation with @elouden.fertilitydoc on Wednesday, August 12 at 5 PM CT for a discussion about egg freezing! They’ll discuss who can benefit from egg preservation, bust some common myths, and explain the process and procedures that are involved. And, of course, they’ll be glad to answer your questions.

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.

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.