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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: An Intimate Virtual Conversation About The Infertility Journey

This virtual event will allow you to maintain your privacy while also asking medical professionals and individuals just like you how they managed. The event will kick off with a brief meditation led by Licensed Certified Genetic Counselor and Director of Clinical genetics, Lauri D. Black.

So how is this going to work? The event will be hosted via zoom. Upon signing on you will re-name your name to a name that you are feeling with the fertility journey ex: Broken cervix, frustrated uterus, etc. You will keep your cameras off and be able to ask questions via the chat box.

This event is free and is welcome to those thinking about embarking on a fertility journey, in the middle of one or a veteren of fertility.

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
4:30-5:30pm PST/7:30- 8:30pm EST

Via Zoom


Meet the Panelists:

About Dr. Catenacci From Advanced Fertility:
Dr. Catenacci has had extensive training in the most up-to-date minimally invasive surgical techniques with experience in operative hysteroscopy for treatment of fibroids, uterine septums, and uterine adhesions. She is experienced with both traditional laparoscopy and robotic surgery in the treatment of uterine fibroids.

“I was fortunate to train with some of the leaders in reproductive surgery,” says Dr. Catenacci. “Having such a strong surgical background is becoming more unusual in our field. I find it rewarding to be able to tackle challenging cases in the operating room.”

In addition to laparoscopic surgery, Dr. Catenacci has had significant experience in tubal reanastamosis. “I understand that IVF may not be for all patients and I feel that this is an important service to offer our patients.”

Dr. Catenacci was born and raised outside of Detroit, Michigan. She went to medical school at Wayne State University in Detroit and then moved to Ohio for post-graduate training.

Her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology was done at MetroHealth Medical Center/Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. She then stayed at the Cleveland Clinic to complete a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

She is board-certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

About Dr. Liyun Li From Pacific Fertility Center:
Dr. Liyun Li graduated Phi Beta Kappa from MIT and received her MD with honors from Harvard Medical School, where she studied stem cell biology and cultivated a keen clinical interest in women’s health. After her OB/GYN residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Li completed her Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) fellowship at Columbia University in New York, where she trained under the guidance of pioneers in the fields of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and egg donation. During fellowship, her research focused on how obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affect egg and embryo health.

Dr. Li returned to the Bay Area after her fellowship to join the other doctors at PFC, and has since then developed a busy and thriving practice. She believes successful fertility care comes from the formation of a trusting partnership between the patient and the provider. Therefore, she takes a patient-oriented and individualized approach to patients’ care. In addition to her focus in endocrine disorders such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and hypothalamic/pituitary dysfunction, Dr. Li sees women and men with a broad range of fertility needs. This includes egg freezing, IVF, comprehensive chromosome screening (CCS), and third-party reproduction using egg donation and gestational surrogacy. She is a skilled surgeon in laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgeries.

Dr. Li is fluent in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese. Her language skills and her unique childhood spent in China, Canada, Europe, and the U.S. has provided her with the inspiration and the drive to take care of the diverse population in the Bay Area and from abroad. In 2014, Dr. Li spearheaded the development of the PFC’s China Patient Program, which has grown consistently each year and earned a reputation in Asia as the place to go for premier fertility services in the U.S.

On the weekends, Dr. Li treasures spending a sunny day outdoors with her family and secretly enjoys being an amateur chauffeur for her children to their various play dates and after-school activities.

About Dr. Fino From NYU:
Dr. Fino is the Director of the Donor Egg/Third Party Reproduction Program at the New York University (NYU) Langone Fertility Center.
Dr. Fino is actively involved in research and education and serves as the Associate Director of the NYU Langone Fellowship Program in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. As a clinician, Dr. Fino treats all aspects of infertility and reproductive disorders. Her areas of special interest include in vitro fertilization, fertility preservation in cancer patients, egg freezing, third party reproduction, preimplantation diagnosis, and LGBTQ health including fertility preservation in transgender individuals. She is Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility team provider for the NYU Gender & Sexuality Service at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Fino also has special expertise in hysteroscopy and minimally invasive surgery for reproductive disorders including endometriosis, fibroids, and ovarian cysts.

Dr. Fino received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, Washington DC and her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. She then moved to New York City and completed both her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York, NY. Following her advanced training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, Dr. Fino joined the renowned NYU Fertility Center Team in 2009.

About Stephanie Abrams Cartin:
An entrepreneur from a young age, Stephanie Cartin walked away from her corporate career in 2012 to launch Socialfly, a leading social-first digital and influencer marketing agency based in New York City. Within eight years, Socialfly has been named to Inc. 5000’s fastest growing private companies for two years in a row and has worked with over 200 brands including the Girl Scouts, WE tv, Conair , Nest Fragrances, 20th Century Fox and Univision. Stephanie is the Co-Author of “Like, Love, Follow: The Entreprenista’s Guide to Using Social Media To Grow Your Business,” and the Co-Host of the Entreprenista Podcast. She has appeared and been featured on Bloomberg, Forbes,, Refinery29, and CheddarTV. Stephanie is also a recent recipient of the SmartCEO Brava award, which recognizes the top female CEOs in New York and a Stevie Award for Women Run Workplace of the Year.

In 2018 Stephanie opened up about the personal struggles she was encountering as she tried to start a family. She began sharing her fertility journey on Instagram as a way to connect with other women and provide support and hope. She’s now very focused on spreading awareness of fertility issues as well as complications from pregnancy and encourages women to reach out to her. To connect with Stephanie you can follow her on Instagram or reach out on LinkedIn!

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