(PRWEB) October 18, 2012
The National Embryo Donation Academy (NEDA), http://www.embryodonation.org/neda, a non-profit, professional education resource will host a complimentary dinner and lecture to industry professionals on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 6:30 – 9:30 pm at the Hotel Solamar in San Diego. This event is being held during the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) annual conference October 20-25, in San Diego, CA and is an ASRM approved satellite event. Continuing education credits (CEU/CME/CME) will be awarded to attendees, at no charge, who complete the program in its entirety.
The lecture, Embryo Donation – The Gift of Life, A Comprehensive Perspective, will be presented in five segments by industry leaders, each focusing on a different aspect of embryo donation including the medical, legal, ethical, social and nurse coordinator perspectives. Areas receiving accreditation at the dinner are: medicine, nursing, social services, and laboratory.
NEDA is funded through a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to increase awareness and provide education to professionals who work with couples considering donating their embryos or those interested in receiving donated embryos with hopes of achieving pregnancy and having a family. The program is administered through the National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC), http://www.embryodonation.org, a clinic based, non-profit agency that promotes the donation of remaining human embryos to infertile couples.
NEDA is composed of a professional faculty who will present in their respective areas of expertise:
About Embryo Donation
Through the success of fertility treatments and assisted reproduction technology over the past 34 years, there are an estimated 600,000 frozen human embryos in the United States. While most are retained for future children by the genetic parents, approximately 2-3% are in limbo with uncertain futures. Embryo disposition options available are – keep them frozen, thaw and dispose, donate to research or donate them to other infertile couples hoping to have a baby.