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The Department of Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine holds events for faculty, residents, and fellows. Find out more about these events via the entries below.
The division of Vascular Surgery at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine hosts their annual Wednesday Night Conference. Each Wednesday, current vascular housestaff present topics significant to the field. The conference meets in the Videoconference Room of the Arkes Pavilion from 5:00-6:00 pm. Please see the conference schedule for topics presented weekly.
Kristine Corkum, MD
Most children who receive a cancer diagnosis today can expect a greater than eighty-percent chance of survival. Improvement in survivorship has increased awareness of the long-term side effects of cancer treatment, including impaired fertility. Currently, fertility preservation options for prepubertal and young adolescent children remain experimental. For this reason, identifying candidates for fertility preservation and discussing options with patients and parents can be difficult. We have conducted a survey study of families and practitioners across the health care continuum focused on the attitudes, perceptions, and perceived barriers to fertility preservation methods in children. As a result, we have identified multiple health care disparities and potential practitioner biases influencing fertility preservation referral.