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Resolve of Hawaii Monthly Support Group Meetings
Couples and/or individuals from the public meet each month to hear from guest speakers and panelists from the infertile community discuss medical and emotional topics of infertility, adoption and child free living. This is also an opportunity to share their feelings, frustrations, and decision making processes in a self-guided discussion arena.

When: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. , usually on the 4th Tuesday of each month
Where: Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children,
Conference Room B on the 2nd floor (in the main Cafeteria)
Parking: in the Kapiolani parking structure is validated

Speakers present from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., then the floor opens up for sharing and
"talk story" time until 8:30 p.m. We encourage you to come to whichever portion of the meeting you need each month.

Resolve of Hawaii is now meeting in Kailua-Kona! Please join us for support and questions. E-mail resolvekona04@yahoo.com for schedule and topics.

Meetings cancellations
We strongly regret that meetings AFTER august will be cancelled. We need more volunteers to keep resolve of hawaii going.




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Past Events

Event on Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Topic: Adoption parents panel -
Speaker: Panel
Room: KMCWC Conf. Rm. A

Event on Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Topic: The basics and beyond on embryo development and IVF -
Speaker: Thomas T F Huang, PhD, HCLD, ELD
Room: KMCWC Conf Rm A

Event on Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Topic: IVF in the new millennium -
Speaker: Christopher T F Huang, MD
Rooms: KMCWC Conf Rm A

Event on Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Topic: Multiple Miscarriages -
Speaker: Thomas S Kosasa, MD
Rooms: KMCWC Conf Rm A

Event on Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Topic: How Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome affects fertility -
Speaker: Major Richard S Lucidi, MD
Rooms: KMCWC Conf Rm A

Event on Tuesday, January 27, 2004
Topic: Coping with Emotional Ups and Downs -
Speaker: Carlyn Tamura, Psy. D, Clinical Psychologist
Room: KMCWC

Event on Tuesday, February 24, 2004
Topic: Infertility and Insurance - Who's Covering What and What You Can Do About It
Speaker: Insurance Reps, ROH reps
Room: Kapiolani Medical Center, Conf Rm A

Event on Tuesday, March 23, 2004
Topic: Donor Eggs -
Speaker: Anne Rust, A Pacific Connection
Room: KMCWC, Conf Rm A

Event on Tuesday, April 27, 2004
Topic: Making the Child-Free Choice - Dr. Massad will share her personal story about being child-free and will guide participants through an exercise to help couples make clear choices regarding their family building options
Speaker: Sunny Massad, PhD, Founder and President of the Hawaii Wellness Institute
Room: KMCWC

Event on Saturday, May 22, 2004
Topic: Outer-Island Leadership Training - Members of the Board of Directors will train you and provide materials and introduce you to a wealth of information and share member to member contacts for your own support. We are seeking to provide some assistance and some support to the outer islands, no matter how limited or how slow growing at this time.
Speaker: Board of Directors
Room: Oahu, Location TBA

Event on Tuesday, May 25, 2004
Topic: Acupuncture in Infertility - Does it Make a Difference? Nurse Mathieu will give a complete overview of acupuncture including the changes it creates within the body. She will present scientific research showing the success of the combined acupuncture / IVF treatment.
Speaker: Ms. Sheryl Mathieu RN, MacOM, BS Lac
Room: Kapiolani Hospital Auditorium

Event on June 2, 2004 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET
Topic: How Many Cycles are Reasonable - National Resolve is hosting an on-line chat with Dr. McNamee. For more information see the national web site
Speaker: Dr. Philip I. McNamee, M.D.
Room:

Event on Tuesday, June 22, 2004
Topic: Adoptive Parents Panel - a panel of adoptive parents will share their respective stories
Speaker: Adoptive Parents Panel
Room: Conf Room A

Event on Tuesday, July 27, 2004
Topic: Endometriosis and Infertility. Cause & Effect - Dr. Frattarelli will give an overview of Endometriosis and its impact on infertility. He will also cover the best methods to treat / overcome endometriosis.
Speaker: Maj. John Frattarelli, MD CHIEF, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, TAMC
Room: KMCWC

Event on Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Topic: Basic Infertility Treatment -
Speaker: Dr. Chris Huang
Room: TBA

Event on Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Topic: Support During Infertility - A roundtable of sharing
Speaker: Resolve of Hawaii's members: Britt, Diane, Paula, Lorena, and Karen share their infertility experiences (in vitro, donor egg, male factor, adoption, etc.)
Room: TBA

Event on Saturday, October 2, 2004
Topic: Mind/Body Women Infertility Retreat - For more information see our Flyer
Speaker:
Room: St. Anthony's Retreat in Kalihi Valley

Event on Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Topic: IVF After Age 40 -
Speaker: Dr. Kenneth Vu
Room: TBA

Event on Tuesday, November 23, 2004
Topic: State adoptions and foster parenting -
Speaker: Hawaii Behavioral Health/PRIDE Program
Room: TBA

Event on December
Topic: No Meeting -
Speaker:
Room:

Event on Tuesday, January 25, 2005
Topic: Insurance Coverage for Infertility. -
Speaker: Representatives from HMSA, Kaiser, and UHA.
Room: KMCWC Conf. Rm. B

Event on Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Topic: Shared Risks - For more information see the Resolve Web Site
Speaker: Robert Stilman, M.D.
Room: Resolve Web Site

Event on Wednesday, February 2, 2005
Topic: Understanding PGD: What is it and who needs it? - For more information see the Resolve Web Site
Speaker: Santiago Munne, M.D.
Room: Resolve Web Site

Event on Wednesday, February 9, 2005
Topic: Understanding Seman Analysis - For more information see the Resolve Web Site
Speaker: Sheldon Marks, M.D.∓ Peter Burrows, M.D.
Room: Resolve Web Site

Event on Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Topic: Alternative and Complementary Therapies and Infertility -
Speaker: Dr. Bruce Kessel, Reproductive Endocrinologist
Room: KMCWC Conf. Rm. B

Event on Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Topic: Poor Responders: Diagnostic & Treatment Options - For more information see the Resolve Web Site
Speaker: Richard Scott, M.D.
Room: Resolve Web Site

Event on Thursday, March 3, 2005
Topic: Miscarriages: Incidences, Medical Dx and Tx Approaches -
Speaker: Serena Chen, M.D.
Room: Resolve Web Site

Event on Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Topic: Donor Egg - To be confirmed...
Speaker: Gayle A. Norbryhn , Regional Nurse Coordinator, Serono Labs, Inc.
Room: KMCWC Conf. Rm. A

Event on Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Topic: Understanding IVF -
Speaker: Kaylen Siverberg, M.D.
Room: Resolve Web Site

Event on Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Topic: The Emotional Aspects of Infertility: Coping with Child-Centered Events -
Speaker: Carol Nowak, PsyD
Room: KMCWC Conf. Rm. A

Event on Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Topic: IVF in the new millenium (to include PGD to explain multiple miscarriages) -
Speaker: Dr. Chris Huang
Room: KMCWC Conf. Rm. A

Event on Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Topic: Ethical Issues of Surrogacy -
Speaker: Dr. Carl Morton, M.D., Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute
Room: KMCWC Conf. Rm. A

Event on Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Topic: Hypnosis for relaxation & Emotional support during IVF -
Speaker: Beth Keil, RN, CH & RESOLVE member panel
Room: KMCWC Conf. Rm. A

Event on Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Topic: Endometriosis - Topic change
Speaker: Benton Chun, MD
Room: KMCWC Conf. Rm. A

Event on Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Topic: Alternative and Complimentary Infertility Treatments -
Speaker: Dr. Laurie Steelsmith, N.D. L Ac
Room: KMCWC Conf. Rm. A

Event on Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Topic: Male Infertility -
Speaker: Dr. Craig Iriye, urologist, Straub Clinic& Hospital
Room: KMCWC Conf. Rm. A
See the mailing

Event on Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Topic: Third-Party Reproduction - Egg Donation & Surrogacy - An Update -
Speaker: David B. Smotrich, M.D., La Jolla IVF
Room: KMCWC Conf Rm A
See the mailing

Event on Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Topic: Foster Care and Adoption -
Speaker: Jeff Glover, LSW, PRIDE statewide coordinator
Room: KMCWC Conf. Rm. A

Event on Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Topic: Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine during Infertility Treatment -
Speaker: Sheryl Malin, RN, MAcOM, BS, LAc
Room: KMCWC Conf Rm A

Event on Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Topic: Journeying Successfully as a Couple -
Speaker: Graham Taylor, PsyD and Suzi Kiss, PsyD
Room: KMCWC Conf Rm A

Event on TBA
Topic: Relaxation through Hypnosis -
Speaker: Beth Keil, RN
Room: TBA

Event on Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Topic: Emotional Support: Discussing your Fears & Anxieties during Infertility Treatment -
Speaker: Resolve Member Panel
Room: KMCWC Conf Rm A

Event on Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Topic: How natural medicine can enhance infertility treatment -
Speaker: Laurie Steelsmith, ND, LAc
Room: KMCWC Conf. Rm. A

Event on Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Topic: IVF in the new millennium -
Speaker: Christopher T F Huang, MD
Room: KMCWC Conf Rm A

Event on Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Topic: Domestic and international adoptions -
Speaker: Kristine Altwies Nicholson, MA
Rooms: KMCWC Conf Rm A

Event on Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Topic: Embryo donation -
Speaker: Cori Pepe
Rooms: KMCWC Conf Rm A

Support Group Meeting on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 (Note: this is the 3rd Tuesday)
Topic: Male Factor Infertility
Speaker: Dr. Stephen Chinn
Room: Auditorium

Thursday, October 23, 2003
Topic: Infertility 101: Mind and Body Techniques
Speaker: Dr. Bruce Kessel
Room: Conference Room A

Thursday, September 25, 2003
Topic: How to Choose the Right Infertility Drug For You
Speaker: Dr. Thomas Kosasa
Room: Conference Room A

September 13, 14, 20, 21 - National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW)
"Building a Family: Treatment or Adoption -- Where to Begin your Parenting Pursuit?" Outer Island National Infertility Awareness Week Symposiums on Kauai, Maui and the Big Island.

Thursday, August 28, 2003
Topic: Acupuncture and Dietary Foods for Infertility
Speaker: Xiao Qing Yana Yang LAc
Room: Auditorium

Thursday, July 17, 2003
Topic: Adoption
Featuring a Panel of Speakers Including:
- Lyn Jacobs of Adoption International Hawaii
- Danny Murashige of Catholic Charities
- Kristine Nicholson of Hawaii International Child
- Gay Shukimaki of Adoption Connection
- (Handouts from Child and Family Adoption Services)
Room: Conference Room A


Thursday, June 26, 2003
Topic: New Procedures in the IVF Laboratory
Speaker: Dr. Tom Huang
Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute Laboratory Director, In Vitro Fertilization and Andrology Laboratories
Room: Auditorium
Dr. Huang will discuss the latest technological breakthroughs in the in vitro fertilization
(IVF) process.

Online Chat on Wednesday, June 25, 2003 @ 8:00 pm ET/2:00 pm Hawaii Time
Topic: Treatment: How Age Reduces Fertility
Hosted by Daniel A. Potter, MD, FACOG

To log on to our chat go to:
http://www.resolve.org/main/national/bboard/chatschedule.jsp
Or simply go to www.resolve.org and follow the links from the homepage.

For transcripts of past chats go to:
http://www.resolve.org/main/national/bboard/transcripts.jsp


Online Chat on Monday, June 2, 2003 @ 8:00 pm ET/2:00 pm Hawaii Time
Topic: What is the Infertility Stress Connection?
Speaker: Alice D. Domar, PhD.


Listening to comments from some friends, relatives and even medical personnel, you
might conclude that all you need to do to conceive is "Just relax," "Don't try so hard," "Go on vacation" or the all-time favorite, "Just adopt." But for the vast majority of couples struggling with infertility, this is not sound advice. While stress does not cause infertility,
infertility most definitely causes stress, says Dr. Domar.

So what is the truth about the infertility/stress connection? Join us on Monday night for this interesting discussion and find out. Learn coping techniques and how to decrease stress during treatment.

Dr. Domar is currently the Director of the Mind/Body Center for Women's Health at
Boston IVF, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical
Center. In addition, Dr. Domar is an assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology
and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School. She has been widely published
and is the author of Healing Mind, Healthy Woman (Dell, 1997), the national
best-seller Self-Nurture (Penguin, 2001), the new book Conquering Infertility
(Viking, October 2002), amo

Additional resources related to stress and infertility can be found on the RESOLVE
website:
- To read Dr. Domar's article, excerpted from RESOLVE's fact sheet #18A go to:
http://www.resolve.org/main/national/coping/manage/meditation.jsp
- To read an excerpt from RESOLVE's fact sheet #15, "Coping with the Stress of
Infertility" go to: http://www.resolve.org/main/national/coping/manage/stress/stress.jsp

Dr. Domar also contributed to our summer 2003 issue of Family Building magazine which
will be distributed in mid July. All members of RESOLVE receive a free subscription
to the magazine.

Thursday, May 22, 2003
Support Group Meeting Topic: Third-Party Infertility (surrogacy, adopted embryos, donor eggs)
Speaker: Anne Rust
Room: Conference Room A


Thursday, April 24, 2003
Support Group Meeting Topic: Mind & Body Healing
Speaker: Sunny Massad, Ph.D.
Room: Conference Room A
Learn how to use self-hypnosis to decrease the stress that can keep you from conceiving and program the unconscience to create an ideal environment for baby making. Sunny Massad is Founder and President of The Hawaii Wellness Institute.


Thursday, March 27, 2003
Support Group Meeting Topic: Infertility 101: Common Infertility Diagnoses
Dr. McNamee will presented on common infertility problems including PCOS, endometriosis blocked fallopian tubes, and immune problems, and next steps of action.
Speaker: Dr. Philip McNamee with the Pacific Invitro Fertilization Institute
Room: Auditorium

Thursday, February 27, 2003
Support Group Meeting Topic: The UltraSound Guided Embryo Transfer During IVF
Speaker: Dr. Benton Chun, IVF Hawaii
Room: Conference Room A

Thursday, January 30, 2003
Support Group Meeting Topic: Managing Your Infertility--Your Plan of Action
Speaker: Bevin Parker-Evans, Resolve Co-Founder
Room: Conference Room A

Wednesday, December 18 , 2002
Support Group Meeting Topic: An Adoptive Parents Panel
Several parents each shared their own individual jorneys to parenthood through different adoption methods, and shared stories on raising their children.

September 28, 2002 Family Building Symposium

September 26, 2002 Topic: Ethics & Choices
National Infertility Awareness Week

 


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