Here is a run down of speakers and topics covered at the conference.
Byron C. Calhoun, MD, FACOG, FACS, MBA
Topic: Lethal Prenatal Diagnosis & Perinatal Hospice
Dr. Calhoun is a diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is board certified in general Obstetrics/Gynecology and the sub-specialty of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He is an original author of the perinatal hospice concept, which provides a multidisciplinary care to families with a lethal prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Calhoun serves as Professor and Vice-Chair in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at West Virginia University-Charleston. He is also the National Medical Advisor for NIFLA, National Institute of Family and Life Advocates.
Video of Dr. Calhoun’s lecture available here: Part 1, Part 2
Paul Sansone, MD
Topic: A physician’s right of conscience on the front lines of medical care
Dr. Sansone is a diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology and is board certified in Anesthesiology and the subspecialty of Pain Medicine. He serves as an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.
Video of Dr. Sansone’s lecture available here
Nicole Varasteh, MD, FACOG, NaProtechnology medical consultant
Topic: Counseling patients with pregnancy options Dr. Varasteh is a diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is board certified in general Obstetrics/Gynecology and trained in Natural Procreative Technology (NaProTechnology) as a medical consultant using the CREIGHTON MODEL FERTILITY CARE SYSTEM (CRMS). She received her Doctor of Medicine from New York Medical College and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. She is an attending Obstetrician Gynecologist at Dartmouth Hitchcock in Concord, NH. She has 5 children and is the medical director of several Care Net crisis pregnancy centers in New Hampshire.
Video of Dr. Varasteh’s lecture available here
Anne Burge, Executive Director, Pregnancy Center of the Upper Valley
Topic: Medical Connections with Pregnancy Resource Centers
PCUV serves 500 new clients each year who are facing consequences of premature sexual activity. Unexpected pregnancy is the primary point of entry; however, the center’s services encompass a three-tiered focus of prevention, intervention and recovery. As Executive Director, the center began offering limited obstetrical ultrasound services, and are now in the process of opening a residential facility for parenting and/or pregnant women.