American Medical Women’s Association

 Physician Fertility Summit

June 12, 2021

1:00 – 4:30 pm EST

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This half day summit on physician (in)fertility will convene experts and national stakeholders to help address this important issue. We hope that you will join us.


The Need 

  • 1 in 4 women physicians suffer from infertility.
  • Reproductive health issues, financial limitations, and the timing of motherhood impacts career advancement and the physician workforce, as many women face the competing challenges of career advancement or building a family.
  • Knowledge is power. More than 53% of female physicians would have attempted to conceive earlier and 16.7% would have used cryopreservation to preserve fertility had they been aware that infertility might become an issue.
  • Though studies have not specifically explored fertility in male physicians, transgender physicians, single physicians, or physicians with same-sex partners, fertility issues are important for all physicians hoping to start a family.

Physician Fertility Summit

The American Medical Women’s Association will host the first-ever Summit focused on the impact of fertility issues among women in medicine. Recognizing that medical training coincides with the optimal time for family-building necessitates a process to ensure women physicians are informed, prepared, and supported to make these personal choices. Our vision is to help create an environment where women physicians can thrive, whether in practice, research, or academia, without having to choose between having a career or building a family.

“As physicians who have had to face the possibility of being “involuntarily childless,” we firmly believe that everyone deserves the chance to have a family if and when desired. Our profession should not stand in the way.”

— Dr. Ariela Marshall, Dr. Vineet Arora, and Dr. Arghavan Salles


Marshall AL, Arora VM, Salles A. Acad Med, 2020;95(5):679.  Stentz NC et al. J Womens Health. 2016;25:1059.
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Vineet M. Arora, MD, MAPP
Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago

Eliza Lo Chin, MD, MPH
Executive Director, AMWA

Barbara Collura, MA
President and CEO, Resolve

Alice D. Domar, PhD
Executive Director, Domar Center for Mind/Body Health, Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School

Cindy Duke, MD, PhD 
Founder & Medical Director, Nevada Fertility Institute; Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Nevada School of Medicine

Janell Gaudin, Esq
Principal in Private Practice. Providing Legal Services for Women in Healthcare

Chrissy Guidry, DO
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine

Roohi Jeelani, MD
Vios Fertility Institute

Erica Kaye, MD, MPH
Associate Program Director; UTHSC Hospice/Palliative Medicine

Amelia Kelly, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident, NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Ashley Kim, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident, Kaiser Permanente Southern California

Tina LaVoie
Practice Manager, Nevada Fertility Institute

Valerie Libby, MD, MPH
Shady Grove Fertility

Ariela L. Marshall, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Alan Penzias, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School
Chair, Practice Committee, American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Torie Comeaux Plowden, MD, MPH
Chief, Department of Gynecologic Surgery and Obstetrics, Womack Army Medical Center

Amanda Rush
Senior Manager, Coverage at Work, Resolve

Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD
Special Advisor for DEI Programs, Stanford Department of Medicine; Senior Research Scholar, Clayman Institute for Gender Research

Hina Talib, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics & Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health Division of Adolescent Medicine, The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Nicole Vestal
Medical Student, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

Christina Yannetsos, MD
Founding Board Member, Colorado Fertility Advocates
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Temeka Zore, MD
Spring Fertility

Physician Fertility Summit

1:00-4:30 pm EST



Registration Prices
Regular:  AMWA Member $25 / Non-member $40
Trainees:  AMWA Member $10 / Non-member $20

(First-time physician and medical student members can join AMWA with a 15% discount code: infertility)

If financial support is needed, please contact

Refund Policy

Refund requests for the virtual conference will incur a $5 administrative fee. After 5/31/21, no refunds will be granted.

Enduring Modules


Torie Comeaux Plowden, MD, MPH, FACOG
Cindy Duke, MD, PhD
Hina Talib, MD
Jerrine Morris, MD, MPH

To access this module for 1.75 credit hours of CME, please visit the virtual meeting page. All registered attendees have been emailed the password.

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Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Indiana University School of Medicine and American Medical Women’s Association. Indiana University School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Indiana University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Summary

Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) policy ensures that those who have influenced the content of a CE activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that IUSM may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. All educational programs sponsored by Indiana University School of Medicine must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor.

There are no relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity, except for:
Dr. Temeka Zore disclosed having received stock options as a medical advisory board member from Modern Fertility. All conflicts have been resolved.

*Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.

For immediate questions and concerns, please contact IU School of Medicine, Division of Continuing Medical Education, 317-274-0104, or



Platinum $7,000+
Diamond $5,000+
Gold $3,000+
Silver $1,000+
Bronze $500+

Sponsors will be recognized in digital programs and receive complimentary registration(s) for the meeting.


Virtual exhibit: $250 (for profit), $150 (non-profit)

Deadline to Register: May 20, 2021

Virtual exhibits will be launched 1 week prior to the meeting and will remain up for at least 3 months after the meeting. Each exhibit may include:

  • Graphic or logo
  • Up to 2 links to program or product information
  • Contact link

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Virtual Exhibits

How do I access the Summit meeting?

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Will there be a recording following the summit?

Yes, a recording of the Summit will be available to registered attendees.

I didn’t register for the Summit. How do I get the recordings?

You can still register for the Summit and when the recordings are available, we will share them with you.

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