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Biological Clocks – Can we Turn Back Time?
Presenter Denise Donati
- Fertility Solutions
Denise grew up in beautiful Tasmania where she started her career as a midwife. She then successfully completed her Bachelor of Applied Science and obtained her Masters of Nursing with her Major being infertility in 1992. In 1994 Denise was asked to manage a local infertility unit and after 2 years, established Launceston’s first IVF unit.
Relocating to the Sunshine Coast in 1999 saw her working as IVF Sunshine Coast’s Nurse Manager for 8 years during which time she established the nursing aspect of IVF Bundaberg along with IVF Bundaberg’s senior nurse Ngaire McRae.
In 2007 Denise left IVF Sunshine Coast when she saw an opportunity to make a difference for her patients. She established Fertility Solutions Sunshine Coast and in November 2007, Fertility Solutions Bundaberg was established following the closure of IVF Bundaberg.
Denise regularly travels overseas as an invited guest speaker presenting on various IVF and nurse management topics. Her in-depth knowledge in fertility care as well as nurse education and training is second to none. Denise is the most experienced fertility nurse in IVF on the Sunshine Coast and manages both the Sunshine Coast IVF clinic in Buderim and the IVF fertility clinic in Bundaberg.
Denise Donati is a co-owner of Fertility Solutions where she spends the majority of her time managing both clinics and training her staff to ensure the quality of care is exceptional and consistent at both clinics.
Women have always been aware of their ‘biological clock’ – some more than others. Female Age plays a pivotal part in conception across the board and fertility treatment and IVF are no different. But what about the men – is the biological clock as important – emerging research would suggest yes.
In this session, you will:
- Recognize the relevance of female age on fertility
- Outline how female age is thought to specifically influence oocyte numbers, zona pellucida, oocyte quality/competence and endometrial factors
- Recognize the relevance of male age on fertility and its impact on numbers and quality of sperm
- Discuss how the current modes of thought that are believed to be able to reverse or minimise the impact of male age on fertility