We are happy to once again be hosting an in-person conference this year! Back by popular demand, Our 11th annual event is a place for anyone on the road of infertility, whether you are just starting out, or have traveled a way. You’ll gain fresh insights on the current advances in infertility research and treatment and you’ll be able to connect with other parents-in-waiting who are also on the road of infertility. PLUS, just for attending, you’ll be entered to win one of THREE $1,000 grants to use towards treatment or adoption costs!

Bring your partner, a friend, or just yourself. You’ll find a community ready to welcome and support you.

We are asking all attendees to please wear a mask to keep those going through treatment safe.

Meet our Speakers!

Dr. Janet Lee: 10 Reasons to work with a fertility acupuncturist 

There’s research showing acupuncture may help boost pregnancy outcomes during IVF, but there’s much more to it than following rote protocols. In this lecture, Dr. Lee will cover how acupuncture and herbal medicine work and the many ways the two, along with other modalities, can help improve overall health and fertility and ease the process of TTC, whether you’re trying naturally or using ART.

Janet Lee, DACM, L.Ac., is a doctor of Chinese medicine who specializes in women’s health and fertility. She is a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine, the only practitioner in Kansas City to have this credential, which involves specialized training, passing a board exam and continuing education in the field. Dr. Lee is co-author of The Supplement Handbook (Rodale Books)—an extensively researched resource guide for physicians and consumers—with Mark Moyad, MD, and has written hundreds of articles on health and nutrition for national magazines. Dr. Lee, who also teaches yoga, owns Vitality Holistic Medicine in the Waldo area of Kansas City (vitalityholisticmedicine.com) and is president of the Acupuncture.

Dr. Ryan Riggs: Let’s Go “Ova” the Basics.

Dr. Riggs will be your guide to exploring the world of infertility. This informative (yet not over your head) talk will go over general information about infertility and its many causes including male factor infertility.

Dr. Riggs trained at the distinguished Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School (Norfolk, VA) where the first IVF baby in the United States was conceived. His experience and training with these IVF pioneers, including Dr. Howard Jones, makes him uniquely prepared to successfully treat a wide spectrum of infertility needs. Dr. Riggs received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration at Trinity University (San Antonio, TX) and attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College Of Medicine. He subsequently completed his four-year obstetrics and gynecology residency training at the University of South Florida and for one year served as a faculty physician in the department of obstetrics and gynecology.

Tiffany Stankewicz: Endometrial Microbiome, Chromosome Screening in Embryos 

Embryologist Tiffany Stankewicz will be sharing two sessions at our conference. In her first session she will cover how the endometrial microbiome can affect your IVF success and what can be done to optimize your reproductive outcomes. In the second she will explain the benefits of preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidies and the ways this testing can be done. 

Tiffany has over 15 years of clinical laboratory experience as a fully trained embryologist and is certified by the American Board of Bioanalysts (ABB) as a Technical Supervisor (TS) in both Embryology and Andrology. In addition to clinical laboratory experience, she coordinated many aneuploidy and single gene cases as PGT Director at a large IVF clinic in Philadelphia, PA. Tiffany made the move to reproductive genetics in 2016 when she became a PGT-A Lab Manager at Igenomix. Now her primary focus in the company pertains to endometrial tests, including ERA, EMMA, and ALICE. As the Endometrial Specialist, she assists with technical and clinical aspects of the test, coordinates research projects, and participates in publications. 

Dr. Michael Lydic: When do I need IVF?

When is it appropriate to consider IVF as the best choice for overcoming your infertility?  Dr. Lydic will compare the pros and cons of IVF versus other treatments, such as ovulation induction with IUI, reproductive surgery, or 3rd party treatments such as donor egg IVF or donor embryo IVF

For more than two decades, Dr. Micheal Lydic has provided reproductive endocrinology and infertility care to patients across the entire nation. Dr. Lydic is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology with a sub-certification in reproductive endocrinology. He completed a fellowship at the University of Cincinnati. He earned his medical degree from Hahnemann-Drexel University College of Medicine and completed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. As an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology with the University of Kansas School of Medicine, his national leadership efforts support innovation for the entire field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility. From the greater New York metro area to the 435 Kansas City corridor, he is routinely recognized as a “Top Doctor” with near five-star online published patient reviews. As a proud father to twins conceived via IVF, he takes great pride in partnering with patients and their entire medical team to create customized care plans.

Parking Instructions:

Please enter on the east side of campus using the light at the Quivira Road entrance ( just south of College Blvd). As you turn into campus, veer to the right and follow signs to the Regnier Center which is the brick building straight ahead and to your left.  Parking is available in the surrounding surface lots or the parking garage. You may take the elevator, located in the NW corner of the garage, to the first floor. As you exit the elevator, you will be in the atrium across from the Capitol Federal Conference Center.

Conference Map