Reproductive healthcare is challenged by continuous advances in technology, ethics, clinical skill, social customs, religious beliefs, emotions, legal restrictions and cost. Clinicians, scientists and allied health professionals must improve their ability to apply the latest published evidence to the diagnosis and treatment of reproductive disorders and improve patient care. The organizing committee has identified educational needs through gap analyses for education in the areas of male and female infertility, assisted reproductive technology, andrology, endometriosis, gamete and embryo biology, polycystic ovary syndrome, fibroids, regenerative medicine and stem cell biology, and access to reproductive care in lowresource regions.
“The Best of ESHRE and ASRM” has been designed to enhance the medical and scientific knowledge, clinical and laboratory competence and professional performance of the healthcare team in helping patients achieve their goals with regards to reproduction. Faculty from the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine will compare and contrast global approaches to diagnosis and treatment of reproductive problems.
“The Best of ESHRE and ASRM” will provide abundant educational opportunities for reproductive endocrinologists, gynecologists, urologists, family practitioners, internists, embryologists, andrologists, nurses, psychologists, social workers, geneticists, and practice managers. The goal is for every professional in the field of reproductive medicine and biology to leave the meeting as a better practitioner stimulated to make new discoveries that will advance reproductive healthcare.
At the conclusion of the meeting, participants should be able to:
- Compare and contrast clinical approaches to fertility care and preservation in different geographical regions.
- Summarize the latest scientific advances in the biology of gamete and embryo development, fibroids, endometriosis, stem cells and polycystic ovary syndrome.
- Discuss optimal methods for producing, culturing, assessing, selecting and cryopreserving human embryos.
- Design evidence-based interventions to treat male reproductive disorders.
- Implement protocols for preimplantation genetic testing to prevent propagation of genetic diseases in assisted reproductive technologies.
- Counsel infertile patients regarding the costs, both emotional and financial, of using the latest medical therapies to build a family.
- Apply the latest scientific advances to clinical reproductive care.