ASRM to be Honored at Resolve's Night of Hope

November 15 , 2016
by: ASRM Office of Public Affairs
Orginally published in ASRM Bulletin Volume 18, Number 28

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association Recognizes Outstanding Contributions to the Family Building Community with the 2016 Hope Awards

ASRM sent the following press release today.

Washington, DC – The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is proud to announce that RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association will be awarding ASRM its Barbara Eck Founders Award for the Society’s Access to Care initiative. ASRM’s President, Richard J. Paulson, MD will accept the award at RESOLVE’s Night of Hope Gala on November 15, 2016, at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City. As the organization that supports and provides a voice for people diagnosed with infertility, RESOLVE established the Hope Awards to recognize professionals, companies, volunteers, and the media who truly impact those struggling to build a family.

Richard J. Paulson, MD stated, “We are very proud to have been selected for this award, and proud of our ongoing Access to Care initiative that led to it. As an organization we are responding to the oft-stated frustration our members feel when the patients who need their skills face barriers to access. Reproductive care, including contraception and infertility care, should be as available as therapies for other disorders. Too few employers, governments and insurance providers meet their obligations to provide this access. We pledge to RESOLVE and the patients it represents to continue our efforts to improve access to care.”

“RESOLVE is delighted to recognize ASRM for its vision, leadership, and advocacy of critical issues supporting the infertility community. ASRM’s Access to Care initiative is a groundbreaking effort to remove barriers to family building options,” said Barbara Collura, RESOLVE’s President/CEO. “ASRM is tackling all facets of Access to Care, but more importantly, is elevating the flow of information on this critical issue amongst its entire membership. RESOLVE is so proud to be supporting this effort in any way that we can. Our constituents tell us this is the most important problem to solve.” 

The Night of Hope brings together more than 400 leaders and influencers in the family building community to “party for a purpose” and help make access to care a reality. Past Founders Award honorees include Howard Jones, Jr. MD, Alan DeCherney, MD, Robert Rebar, MD, Alice D. Domar, PhD., Lee Rubin Collins, and David Adamson, MD.

For press information in regard to covering the Night of Hope event, contact Andy Schwarz at For more information about the Night of Hope and the Hope Award recipients, visit

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