News and Events

Stay tuned for Fairfax EggBank news, including latest advancements in frozen eggs and a schedule of events.

LGBT Family Building Options Conference

Debbie Villafana, Fairfax EggBank’s Donor Egg Program Manager, will deliver a presentation to the LGBTQX community focusing on frozen donor eggs: an overview of what it is, how the process works, and why we are seeing more members of the LGBTQX community choose the frozen donor egg option to build their family.

About the SF LGBT Center

The mission of the SF LGBT Center is to connect our diverse community to opportunities, resources and each other to achieve our vision of a stronger, healthier, and more equitable world for LGBT people and our allies. When visitors arrive at the Center, they find free services like career counseling, job fairs, computer lab, social activities, mentorships, youth meals, daycare, various workshops and much more. Here they can connect with other LGBT people and organize to secure our equal rights. The Center is truly the heart, home and hands of the San Francisco LGBT community.

Canadian Fertility & Andrology Society 64th Annual Meeting

Rita Fields, Fairfax EggBank’s Embryology Liaison, joins Canada distribution partner CAN-AM Cryoservices at this annual conference to discuss the latest advancements in reproductive technology.


About the Conference

The theme of the meeting is “Controversies in Assisted Reproduction”, and accordingly, we will explore some of the medical, scientific, ethical and social controversies in our rapidly evolving specialty with leading experts from around the world. The scientific program includes topics with multi-disciplinary appeal, from an examination of the influence of popular culture and social media on medical practice, compensation for gamete donors and surrogates, therapy for mitochondrial diseases, and the transfer of mosaic embryos.

31st Annual IVF and Embryo Transfer Conference

Fairfax EggBank will be joining physicians, fellows, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, embryologists and other allied health professionals in the field of IVF.


About the Conference

This conference brings together an internationally-renowned faculty to present the latest developments in every phase of IVF and embryo management. The course addresses the needs of practicing scientists, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, residents, and fellows who wish to review the specialty and update their knowledge in this rapidly changing and expanding field.

Midwest Reproductive Symposium

Clinicians, make sure to keep an eye out for Fairfax EggBank if you’re attending the Midwest Reproductive Symposium conference this year.

About MRSi

Midwest Reproductive Symposium International promotes the timely discussion of issues relevant to reproductive medicine. The primary objective is the provision of high quality, appropriate, continuing medical education for physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, scientists, and business experts engaged in the practice of and research in reproductive medicine.

5th Annual Annual Jefferson Infertility Counseling Conference

Fairfax EggBank recognizes how much emotion and mental health plays a role in the egg donor field for egg donor recipients, egg donors, and partners and family members. Our donor coordinators find this conference to be one of the most valuable ones of the year, as it helps to inform improvements in servicing our recipients and donors better.


About the Conference

This conference is designed specifically for infertility counseling and sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Clinicians face ever-increasing challenges in infertility and fertility counseling due to the continual advances in assisted reproductive technologies and their associated psychological, ethical and legal issues. Day 1 is a dual track family building program focusing on fundamental concepts in reproductive medicine with an emphasis on professional documentation. Track 1 offers skills training with theory. Track 2 offers advanced topics including testing issues and oncofertility. Days 2 and 3 provide advanced interprofessional and ethics training for all attendees, and will include lectures, “real life” cases, and live interactive “psychology lab” with actors.

AAB Educational Conference and CRB Symposium

Our Scientific Director, Andy Dorfmann, MSC, ELD (ABB) and Rita Fields will be returning to the AAB conference.


About AAB

AAB is dedicated to serving the community clinical laboratory and the professionals involved in clinical laboratory operations. Founded in 1956, AAB members are clinical laboratory directors, managers, supervisors, technologists, technicians, and phlebotomists. Laboratories can also become members through AAB’s National Independent Laboratory Association (NILA).

Embryologist’s Summit Conference

Fairfax EggBank’s embryologists will make their annual trip to the Embryologist’s Summit Conference.

This is an annual conference designed to give participants an informal setting to share ideas and interact with invited speakers and other embryologists.  Active discussion is strongly encouraged and is an essential part of this conference.  

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Donor Egg Meeting

Our donor coordinators will be returning to the Donor Egg Meeting to meet with donor coordinators from across the country and to learn about the latest advancements in donor egg treatment.


About the Donor Egg Meeting:

The symposium will focus on the technology of oocyte donation and third party reproduction in assisted reproductive technology. A nationally recognized faculty will address the needs of reproductive endocrinologists, fellows, residents, laboratory professionals, nurses and mental health professionals in this rapidly expanding segment of in-vitro fertilization.

Pacific Coast Reproductive Society 2018 Annual Meeting

Rita Fields, our Embryology Liaison, will be representing Fairfax EggBank at this annual meeting for fertility clinicians and embryologists.

About PCRS

The Pacific Coast Reproductive Society’s (PCRS) global commitment to exceptional patient care is embodied in the continuing medical education of physicians, their teams, and allied professionals. Promoting the highest standards of clinical practice, patient safety, and improved patient outcomes, related to the treatment of infertility, is consistent with the principles and goals of PCRS.