Apr 7, 2020
Emergency Global Medical Summit Hosts Fertility Patient Symposium Online to Stop the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Oakland, United States - April 7, 2020 /PressCable/ —
Woodbury, NY – The Lodestone Covid-19 Global Medical Summit will hold its third emergency session, and the first one open to fertility patients, on Tuesday, April 7 at 7 PM ET on Facebook Live. In this open-source session, expert panelists will confront the pandemic fertility crisis for thousands world-wide, and chart a course for patients to follow.
The Summit is available to any and all fertility patients, and their families at no charge.
People who suffer from infertility have been thrown into an excruciating medical bind. The society governing the specialty of reproductive endocrinology, ASRM, recently released guidelines that halted all infertility treatments in the United States due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A number of other nations have followed suit. No other medical specialty has ever been completely shut down before.
Dr. Steven Palter is the director of the Summit. He is the former clinical chief of reproductive medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and is now the CEO of Lodestone Technology, Inc., based in the NYC metro area. As a fertility doctor, he understands the terrible dilemma his patients face.
“My patients are in a situation where they have to choose between their family and their life,” he said. “Because of the situation, we are forced to take a temporary pause while the pandemic peaks. For so many of my patients, time is their greatest enemy, and we need to change the script and come up with some solutions.”
For the first time, patients will step to the forefront of the discussion among practitioners and policy-makers, come together, and add their voices to the discussion in the US and around the world. Together, the fertility community will explore creative solutions to the pandemic fertility crisis.
One of the panelists, Barbara Collura, is the CEO and President of RESOLVE: the National Infertility Association. “We need to bring all the best resources to bear to ensure that people have everything they need to get through this incredibly difficult time. This event empowers the patient community to learn about their options and what they can do to be strong and resilient during this pandemic,” Collura said.
The Lodestone Covid-19 Global Medical Summit is an online, interactive forum for connecting patients and physicians who are fighting the pandemic together. “This is a very important gathering,” said Dianne Querbal, the Presidential Appointee to the Covid-19 Task Force, and the White House Liaison to HHS, FEMA and the USTDA. “To talk to the physician community about what is before us. Together, we face a fearsome, gruesome enemy.”
In addition to the White House Covid-19 Task Force, the NY Dept of Health, Greater NY Hospital Association, NY State Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics, NICHD, NYS Perinatal Quality Collaborative, and NYS American College Ob/Gyn and March of Dimes are all making the Summit available to constituents.
By rapidly disseminating information, and coming to a consensus quickly about how to proceed, the global medical community can help to outrace the spread of infection and save lives. Each of these sessions is conducted as a one-hour, interactive, dynamic, online, virtual conference.
“What we do now at the forefront will really help our communities to experience less harm in the long run,” said Querbal. “This is an important message for us to get across.”
The Summit uses Lodestone’s proprietary, patented Journal Club Live Platform as featured in the premier science journal, Nature. This platform enables full interactivity between speakers and audience, who share cutting edge data and front line experience. Together the speakers and the audience come up with consensus for immediate clinical action.
Past Lodestone events have included participants from over 60 major US academic institutions, 40 nations, and more than 25,000 registrants. Lodestone Technology, Inc., provides medical researchers and practitioners with the tools needed to accelerate new scientific developments. By providing new media platforms, Lodestone helps physicians to quickly understand the implications of new research, create worldwide collaborations, and learn about the clinical realities in their fields. Patented processes and the interactivity of the events makes them more impactful and engaging than other events. The deep discussions allow the analytics to gather unique real-world decision-making data in aggregate from the events to drive real-world-practice change.
Future sessions of the Summit on PPE, urology, cancer care, pediatrics, and other topics, are forthcoming in the next days and weeks.
Event 4/7/20 at 7 P.M. ET at Infertility and Pregnancy Coronavirus FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1097388093987025/
Contact: Steven Palter, MD
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