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A Special Message from Sean Tipton and Barb Collura

ASRM Bulletins January 31, 2017

No one can have the impact on policy in reproductive medicine more than a skilled hard working group of patients and professionals. You have the power to attest firsthand how policy proposals and legislation will impact you, your health, your quest to have a child, or your ability to help others in those quests.

Department of Veterans Affairs Issues Rule Implementing IVF Benefit for Wounded Veterans

ASRM Bulletins January 19, 2017

Today, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs issued the rule implementing the IVF benefit for wounded veterans required by public law 114-223 (previously HR 5325). Importantly, the rule was issued as an Interim Final rule, meaning it has an immediate effective date.

UK Court of Appeal Rules Mother Can Export Deceased Daughter's Frozen Eggs to US to Conceive a Grandchild

Legally Speaking January 13, 2017

This UK case involves a young woman (A) who died of cancer in her twenties. She cryopreserved three oocytes during a period of remission (which she later referred to as her "babies on ice"), and, at the time of storage, completed a fertility clinic consent form in which she wrote "YES" to the eggs being stored "for later use" in the event of her death, and "NO" to the eggs "being allowed to perish."

Coming Soon: Technology Changes That Will Affect Your ASRM Account

ASRM Announcements December 20, 2016

An important part of ASRM’s 2014-2019 Strategic Plan includes hardware and software upgrades to enhance association management, website capabilities, and education and social media platforms. The initial phase of these plans includes a roll-out of new association management software on January 9, 2017. This new software will provide exciting changes including a streamlined ASRM online store that will deliver a more user-friendly experience, and a more user-friendly account holder portal.

MO Court of Appeals Rejects Wife's Claim to IVF Pre-Implantation Embryos as Children

Legally Speaking December 16, 2016

A Missouri appellate court has affirmed the trial court's ruling against an ex-wife in a frozen embryo dispute in that state and similar legal news.

NIH Research Project Grant: Moving Beyond Standard Assessments: Applying Novel Tools to Assess Human Placental Structure and Function in Real Time

ASRM Announcements December 16, 2016

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites grant applications that use novel approaches for the development of safe, real-time, non-invasive (or minimally invasive), in vivo methods to assess the development and function of the human placenta across pregnancy

Reproductive Health Practitioners Around the World Continue to Gain Hands-On Experience with the New ASRM Embryo Transfer Simulator

Press Releases December 07, 2016

Introduced in October 2015 at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Annual Scientific Congress, the ASRM Embryo Transfer Simulator (“Simulator”) has been successfully deployed over the last 12 months at embryo transfer simulation workshops and training sessions from Alabama to Helsinki, garnering positive response from the hundreds of physicians and healthcare professionals who have experienced working with the Simulator, most recently in Salt Lake City, UT at the ASRM 2016 Scientific Congress & Expo.

Reproductive Health Practitioners Around the World Continue to Gain Hands-On Experience with the New ASRM Embryo Transfer Simulator

ASRM Bulletins December 07, 2016

Introduced in October 2015 at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Annual Scientific Congress, the ASRM Embryo Transfer Simulator (“Simulator”) has been successfully deployed over the last 12 months at embryo transfer simulation workshops and training sessions from Alabama to Helsinki, garnering positive response from the hundreds of physicians and healthcare professionals who have experienced working with the Simulator, most recently in Salt Lake City, UT at the ASRM 2016 Scientific Congress & Expo.

Save the Date: ASRM Advocacy Academy March 8, 9, 10 in Washington DC

ASRM Bulletins November 21, 2016

Find the election results confusing? Wondering what the Trump administration and the 115th Congress mean for reproductive medicine? We do, too. We can be sure of one thing though, there will be plenty of new players in the policy game. At both the federal and state levels, there will be new elected officials and staff who need your input when developing policies of importance to your professional life.

Missouri Court of Appeals Upholds Individual’s Constitutional Right Not to Procreate; Finds Frozen Embryos Marital Property of Special Character

ASRM Bulletins November 16, 2016

Yesterday, in McQueen v. Gadberry, the Missouri Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the trial court that, for the purposes of Missouri’s dissolution of marriage statutes, frozen embryos are not children, but marital property of a special character (the Court’s italics), deserving of special respect.

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