Hosted by Kristen Darcy (fertility coach) and Sara Naab (co-founder of Trak Fertility), the 5th Making Dads Virtual Summit provides the best resources to empower you to take charge of your fertility.
Leading fertility and wellness experts have gathered to offer support, guidance and knowledge for your physical, emotional and spiritual insights through this complicated time.
MAKING DADS VIRTUAL SUMMIT is a virtual event spanned over 7 days, from June 11th to 17th, 2018. Each day you'll receive an email for the daily topic and homework, with a link to watch a new expert presentation from wherever you are, and free goodies that you won't want to miss.
Jamin Brahmbhatt, MD
Changing The Conversation About Male Infertility
Mary Samplaski, MD
The Doctor Is In: What to Expect When Visiting a Urologist About Fertility Issues
Cancer & Fertility
David Dachinger & Tamara Green
Intimacy & Fertility After Cancer
Been There Done That
Living Well To Improve Sperm Health
PLUS: Access to 30+ recordings from past presenters
Men are often reluctant to talk about health issues, especially health concerns below the belt. Sperm counts have been on decline for several decades and it’s time that we start talking about it. Dr. Brahmbatt is a leading advocate for men’s health and has been breaking down barriers to hard conversations about health care with his annual Drive for Men’s health. We’ll talk about some practical tips for men to empower them to speak up and get information they need to make important health decisions as they begin their families.
About Jamin Brahmbhatt, MD
Dr. Brahmbhatt is a global pioneer in the field of robotic assisted microsurgery. He is a co-founder of Drive for Men's Health, which was created to promote awareness and education about chronic testicular and groin pain and has reached 400 million men globally. He is the co-director of The PUR Clinic (Personalised Urology and Robotics Clinic) at the South Lake Hospital and Orlando Health.
Dr. Brahmbhatt continues to discuss a wide variety of health topics in the media and has been featured on Fox News, CNN, CBS Radio, Everyday Health, Yahoo Health, and Men’s Fitness among others.
We will discuss what a full male fertility workup entails, what treatment options are available to men who have fertility issues and how to best prepare for a visit with your urologist.
About Mary Samplaski, MD
Dr. Mary Samplaski, MD is the Director of Male Infertility, Andrology and Microsurgery at the University of Southern California. She completed her medical school education at the George Washington University. She went on to do her residency training in Urology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She then completed a 2-year fellowship training program in Male Infertility and Andrology at the University of Toronto. She has also done additional specialty training at the Miami Project in Male Infertility in the Spinal Cord Injury population. Dr. Samplaski is an internationally recognized leader in Male Infertility, Andrology and Microsurgery. She has spent time in Ghana with the International Volunteers in Urology medical outreach program. She is committed to the advancement of the field of Male Reproductive Medicine through her research, and she has over 50 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Her research interests include ethics and infertility, Klinefelter's and the role of the internet in medicine. Dr. Samplaski has received numerous awards and accolades for her academic accomplishments, including the prestigious Bruce Hubbard Stewart Award for Humanistic Medicine. Dr. Samplaski has been interviewed by CNN Heath, the Huffington Post, New York Post, LA Times and Twitter. She remains active on social media, and is followed by many reproductive groups and many of her patients. In her personal time, Dr. Samplaski enjoys live theatre, whitewater rafting, brunching, yoga, paddle boarding, hiking and volunteering at the LA Mission.
Thanks to amazing advancements in medicine, there has been a dramatic rise in cancer survivors. Cancer survival can leave lasting marks on your relationships, your intimacy, sexual health and fertility. We will talk about how to walk through treatment together, put your life back together afterwards and the steps to take to build or grow your family following treatment.
About Leslie R. Schover
Leslie R. Schover, PhD is a clinical psychologist specializing in cancer-related problems with sexuality or fertility. She graduated from Brown University in 1974, Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, with honors in psychology. She received a PhD in clinical psychology from UCLA in 1979. Her dissertation was supported by a Woodrow Wilson Research Grant in Women’s Studies. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in sex therapy and sex research at SUNY at Stony Brook in 1981. She was Assistant Professor of Psychology in Urology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center from 1982-1986 and served as Staff Psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation until 1999. She then returned to MD Anderson Cancer Center, becoming a tenured full professor in 2003.
She retired in 2016 to devote full time to her startup company, Will2Love. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, 33 book chapters, 3 self-help books, and a textbook. Her research on interventions to help people with cancer overcome problems with sexual and fertility issues includes three, fast-track small business grants funded by the National Cancer Institute to develop and evaluate internet-based interventions for cancer survivors on sexuality and fertility, in partnership with Paul Martinetti, MD, Principal of Digital Science Technologies. She also had grant funding from the American Cancer Society and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. She received the Holland Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Psychosocial Oncology Society in 2016.
About David Dachinger & Tamara Green
David is a featured author, fire lieutenant and Grammy® nominated composer who scored inspiring music for America's most celebrated sporting events and television shows. Over 1.5 billion people have heard his music on CBS broadcasts of the Super Bowl, The Masters and the NFL. David is a survivor of stage-4 cancer.
Tamara is an author, speaker and trainer, dubbed by Elle Magazine as “The Soul-centered Psychotherapist and Meditation Facilitator.” and featured as a behavioral health expert on Today.com. Tamara combines her many years of professional training and life experience, such as caregiving, to create powerfully effective guided meditations that have helped thousands to achieve peace, love and well-being.
Together, this married couple creates mindful wellness stress reduction programs to empower cancer patients, survivors and caregivers with self-love and self-care on their healing journey, from diagnosis to survivorship. These highly effective multimedia programs help patients and caregivers to dramatically reduce stress, anxiety, pain and discomfort. As speakers, they present workshops for those living with cancer and care partners at hospitals, senior centers and cancer support organizations.
Struggling with fertility can feel incredibly isolating. You are not alone! Honest conversation with men who have been through it can help you think of new ways to cope with stress, tweaks to improve your health and how to improve communication with your partner as you navigate this thing called babymaking together.
About Jay Naab
Jay is your average guy who loves beer, sports and trivia. When he and his wife struggled to conceive their second child, he realized that some bad habits had caught up to him. He made a commitment to getting his health on track and was able to (double? Triple? ) his sperm count in a few months. A few months ago, he welcomed his new daughter, Cora.
Taking steps to live better can go a long way to improving your fertility, your health and your outlook on life. Yoga is one way to do that. Many men shy away from yoga due to fears of not being flexible enough or it not being rigorous enough workout. In this session we discuss if it is possible to get ripped doing yoga and specific benefits of yoga for men who are trying to become dads.
About Tristan Gatto
Tristan Gatto, PTA, E-RYT 500 is the yoga instructor you've been waiting for! He is the creator of the DailyOM top-selling courses, 14 Day Spinal Reset and 21 Day Yoga Shred for Men. He is a licensed PTA in the State of California. From retirees to celebrities, Tristan has instructed and created custom yoga practices for all fitness levels from beginners to advanced yogis. With a close focus on anatomical movement, proper alignment, and safe therapeutic practice, Tristan has an intense passion for teaching healthy movement courses made for everyone!
In addition to his courses, he is lead master trainer in Sadie Nardini’s Yoga ShredÒTeacher Training Certification and instructs workshops with emphasis on releasing and opening the body through specific flows, therapeutic self-massage techniques, and other bits of badassery! Tristan is a featured writer on yoga anatomy and men's yoga in "The Desert Outlook Magazine" and "beyogi.com." He has made frequent appearances in Massage Magazine and Chiropractic Economics Magazine as a national campaign model for beyogi online yoga magazine. He lives by the motto, "OWN YOUR BADASSERY!" He resides and teaches in Los Angeles, CA.
The Making Dads Virtual Summit is hosted by Kristen Darcy (fertility coach) and Sara Naab (co-founder Trak Fertility).
Kristen Darcy specializes in one-on-one coaching that has help hundreds of women move through heartbreaking transitions, out of toxic situation or relationships to manifest and transform themselves from the inside out!
Sara Naab is a men's health wellness coach & advocate and co-founder of Trak Fertility, the award winning system that allows men to measure and improve reproductive health from the comfort and privacy of home.
© Kristen Darcy 2018