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Live and virtually broadcast from the 2024 Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction Annual Meeting in Bhubaneswar, India

Journal Club Global - Recurrent implantation failure: Reality or statistical mirage?

Presented in Partnership with Fertility and Sterility Live and virtually broadcast from the 2024 Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction Annual Meeting in Bhubaneswar, India


Fertility and Sterility is proud to partner with the Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction (ISAR), to bring a live Journal Club Global from the 2024 annual meeting in Bhubaneswar, India! This exciting new collaboration brings authors and experts from around the world to discuss the controversy and future directions for recurrent implantation failure. Topics include how RIF has been defined in the scientific literature, insights provided by PGT cycles regarding the incidence of RIF, appropriate timing for the diagnosis of RIF, evidence-based treatment options for patients experiencing RIF, and potential future directions aimed at enhancing embryo implantation.

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Journal Club Global en Español: Avances recientes en el tratamiento del síndrome de ovario poliquístico e Infertilidad

Un panel de expertos discutirá dos artículos recientes de Fertility and Sterility que estudian la infertilidad y el síndrome de ovario poliquístico.

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Journal Club Global: Cost effectiveness analyses of PGT-A

Infertility treatments can be financially burdensome, often without insurance coverage, making understanding the cost effectiveness of PGT-A crucial.

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Journal Club Global: The future of REI Fellowship training: debating opportunities and threats

This exciting collaboration discusses the controversy and future directions for the field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility medicine.

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Journal Club Global: Infertility and Subclinical Hypothyroidism

The impact of treating SCH on fertility, obstetric outcomes, and offspring neurocognitive development is debated in the literature.

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Journal Club Global: Actualidad En Tratamientos De Fertilidad Para Pacientes Con Endometriosis

Live in Spanish from the 2024 Peruvian Fertility Society Meeting - Lima, Peru

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Journal Club Global - Evidence based guidelines for PCOS

This virtual event discusses the international guidelines for the assessment and management of PCOS, conducted by the International PCOS Network.

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Journal Club Global - Recurrent implantation failure: Reality or statistical mirage?

This exciting new collaboration brings authors and experts to discuss the controversy and future directions for recurrent implantation failure.

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Journal Club Global - The Association of Ovarian Reserve and Embryo Aneuploidy

Recent research suggests that the Antimullerian hormone (AMH) may not reliably predict embryo health in both infertility and non-infertility cases.

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Journal Club Global - Actualización en la suplementación con progesterona en fase lútea para transferencias de embriones congelados

Efectividad del rescate de progesterona en mujeres que presentan niveles bajos de progesterona circulante alrededor del día de la transferencia de embriones

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JOURNAL CLUB GLOBAL: REVISITING THE STAR TRIAL: THE FELLOWS DEBATE PGT-A teaser
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Journal Club Global - Revisiting the STAR trial: The Fellows debate PGT-A

We are excited to host a debate covering the pros and cons of PGT-A and how new technologies should be validated before clinical implementation.

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Journal Club Global: Absolute uterine infertility a Cornelian dilemma: uterine transplantation or surrogacy?

Absolute uterine infertility presents as a Cornelian dilemma for patients and providers.

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Journal Club Global: Transferencia de embriones frescos versus congelados: ¿Cuál es la mejor opción? teaser
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Journal Club Global: Transferencia de embriones frescos versus congelados: ¿Cuál es la mejor opción

Los resultados de nuevas técnicas de investigación clínica que utilizan información de bancos nacionales de vigilancia médica.  

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Journal Club Global: IVM in Clinical Practice: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

In vitro maturation (IVM) has the potential to make IVF cheaper, safer, and more widely accessible to patients with infertility.

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Journal Club Global - What is the optimal number of oocytes to reach a live-birth following IVF?

The optimal number of oocytes necessary to expect a live birth following in vitro fertilization remains unclear.

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Journal Club Global: Surgical management of endometriosis in women diagnosed with infertility (Spanish language)

Fertility and Sterility is excited to partner with our global professional colleagues to begin broadcasting regular Journal Club Global events in Spanish.

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JOURNAL CLUB GLOBAL: NATURAL VERSUS PROGRAMMED FET CYCLES teaser
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Journal Club Global: Natural versus Programmed FET Cycles

A significant portion of IVF cycles now utilize frozen embryo transfer.

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JOURNAL CLUB GLOBAL: MOVING LEIOMYOMA RESEARCH FROM BENCH TO BEDSIDE teaser
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Journal Club Global: Moving leiomyoma research from bench to bedside

Uterine leiomyomata are benign tumors that develop during the reproductive years with a 70-80% prevalence by menopause.

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Journal Club Global: Does diminished ovarian reserve impact embryo aneuploidy or live birth rates?

Do patients with diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) have poor outcomes because of lower ovarian response, or because of additional factors that affect the egg quality.

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Journal Club Global: Is PGT-P cutting edge or should we cut it out?

PGT for polygenic risk scoring (PGT-P) is a novel screening strategy of embryos for polygenic conditions and traits.

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Journal Club Global: Should everyone freeze oocytes by age 33?

Oocyte cryopreservation is one of the fastest growing areas of reproductive medicine.

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Journal Club Global: Management of poor ovarian response

A poor ovarian response to what should otherwise be a successful stimulation cycle presents a clinical conundrum for clinicians.

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JOURNAL CLUB GLOBAL: NON-INVASIVE DIAGNOSIS OF ENDOMETRIOSIS teaser
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Journal Club Global: Non-invasive Diagnosis of Endometriosis

One of the most exciting developments in the field of endometriosis is the push towards earlier and less invasive approaches to diagnosis.

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JOURNAL CLUB GLOBAL: PROGNOSIS IN UNEXPLAINED RPL teaser
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Journal Club Global: Prognosis in unexplained RPL

Recurrent pregnancy loss is one of the bigger challenges in the field of reproductive medicine.

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Journal Club Global: Evidence for Immunologic Therapies in Women Undergoing ART

Reproductive immunology is perhaps one of the most controversial and promising fields within ART.

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Journal Club Global Live from PCRS - Non-Invasive Embryo Selection Techniques

The next great frontier in reproductive medicine is how to non-invasively select an embryo with the highest reproductive potential for transfer.

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Journal Club Global Live from PCRS - ICSI for Non-Male Factor Infertility

While intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) has revolutionized the treatment of male factor infertility, a significant controversy still remains regarding its ubiquitous use in all IVF cycles.

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Journal Club Global - To Operate Or Not To Operate: Debating Intramural Fibroids And Fertility

The event will debate the upcoming F&S Fertile Battle “Intramural myomas more than 3 to 4 cm should be surgically removed before IVF”.

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JOURNAL CLUB GLOBAL - PGT-A - CAN NON-INVASIVE APPROACHES BASED ON SPENT MEDIUM ANALYSIS teaser
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Journal Club Global - PGT-A - Can non-invasive approaches based on spent medium analysis

PGT-A by trophectoderm biopsy aims to select available euploid embryos for transfer.

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JOURNAL CLUB GLOBAL - OBESITY & REPRODUCTION: AN UPDATE ON MANAGEMENT AND COUNSELING teaser
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Journal Club Global - Obesity & Reproduction: An Update on Management and Counseling

Obesity can negatively impact reproduction in various ways, including ovulatory and menstrual function, natural fertility and fecundity rates, infertility treatment success rates, infertility treatment safety, and obstetric outcomes

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Journal Club Global - Does the Endometrium Play a Major Role in Endometriosis-Associated Infertility

This will be a virtual event in the style of the "Fertile Battle" debate that took place at the 2019 SREI Fellows Symposium

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Journal Club Global - Best Practices of High Performing ART Clinics

This Fertility and Sterility Journal Club Global discusses February’s seminal article, “Common practices among consistently high-performing in vitro fertilization programs in the United States: a 10 year update.”

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Journal Club Global - Should Fellows Perform Live Embryo Transfers in Fellowship?

Few things are more taboo in reproductive medicine fellowship training than allowing fellows to perform live embryo transfers.

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Journal Club Global - Fertilization rate as a novel indicator in ART results

This Journal Club Global discusses a provocative article recently published in Fertility and Sterility, discussing the results of a multicenter retrospective cohort study with the objective to appraise the fertilization rate as a predictive factor for cumulative live birth rate (CLBR).

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JOURNAL CLUB GLOBAL LIVE FROM ASRM - OPTIMAL MANAGEMENT OF THE FROZEN EMBRYO TRANSFER CYCLE: INSIGHTS FROM RECENT LITERATURE teaser
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Journal Club Global Live from ASRM - Optimal Management of the Frozen Embryo Transfer Cycle: Insights From Recent Literature

Three recent papers published in the Fertility and Sterility family of journals, all explore different aspects of optimizing frozen embryo transfer cycles.

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Journal Club Global - Are We Approaching Automation in ART?

Some ART diagnostic devices are already available and offer objective tools of evaluation.

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Journal Club Global Live from India - Adjuvants in IVF and IVF Add-Ons for the Endometrium

Many adjuvants have been utilized by IVF centers to improve their success rates.

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Journal Club Global - Accuracy of Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Aneuploidies

One of the highest aspirations in reproductive medicine is to develop a technology allowing for ID of embryos that have true reproductive potential.

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Club Global Académico - ¿Cual debe de ser la primera línea de tratamiento en parejas con infertilidad inexplicable?

Nuestro debate se enfocará en el manejo óptimo de la infertilidad inexplicable, y como el problema debe de ser abordado en Latinoamérica basado en la literatura global reciente.

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Journal Club Global - Recurrent Implantation Failures in ART: Myth or Reality?

Classically, implantation failures in ART were believed to result from alterations in embryo or endometrium quality.

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Fertility and Sterility On Air - Live from PCRS 2024

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Alabama Supreme Court Rules Frozen Embryos are “Unborn Children” and admonishes IVF’s “Wild West” treatment

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Shipping of frozen embryos

I have some infertility coverage, under which my insurance said they will cover frozen embryo shipping/transport from one facility to another.  View the Answer
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Clinical management of mosaic results from preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy of blastocysts: a committee opinion (2023)

This document incorporates studies about mosaic embryo transfer and provides evidence-based considerations for embryos with mosaic results on PGT-A. View the Committee Opinion
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Frozen Embryo Destruction and Potential Travel Restrictions for Surrogacy Arrangements

Legally Speaking™ focuses on the impact and the potential implications of legal developments on the assisted reproductive technologies. View the Column
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Journal Club Global: Transferencia de embriones frescos versus congelados: ¿Cuál es la mejor opción

Los resultados de nuevas técnicas de investigación clínica que utilizan información de bancos nacionales de vigilancia médica.   View the Video
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Defining embryo donation: an Ethics Committee opinion (2023)

The ethical appropriateness of patients donating embryos to other patients for  family building, or for research, is well established.
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Does the number of eggs being frozen matter?

There is currently only one CPT code for the cryopreservation of mature oocytes and embryos.  View the Answer
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Reproductive Tissue Storage

What are the CPT codes for the Storage of Reproductive Cells/Tissues? View the Answer
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ICSI and Embryo Biopsy

How to bill for ICSI or embryo biopsies that occur in different days?  View the Answer
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Lab RVUs

Is there a list of RVUs for embryology and andrology laboratory procedures, and if so, where can it be found? View the Answer
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Embryo Biopsy

Have any new codes been introduced for the lab portion of PGT? View the Answer
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Embryo Biopsy Embryologist Travel Costs

Can we bill insurance for the biopsy procedure? Can we bill for travel expenses? View the Answer
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Embryo Biopsy PGS Testing

What codes are appropriate for PGS testing? View the Answer
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Embryo Co-culture

Can codes 89250 and 89251 be billed on different days of the same cycle?  View the Answer
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Embryo Culture Denied As Experimental

We have received denials from insurance payers when billing CPT code 89251.  View the Answer
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Embryo Culture Less Than And More Than Four Days

When coding 89250 culture of oocytes/embryo <4 days, should that code be submitted to the insurance company for each of the days? View the Answer
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Embryo Freezing/Thawing

Our question refers to the CPT code 89258 “Cryopreservation; Embryo(s)” and 89352 “Thawing of Cryopreserved; Embryo”.  View the Answer
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Embryo Storage Fees For Multiple Cycles

We bill embryo storage 89342 for a year's storage.  View the Answer
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Embryo Thawing/Warming

Is it allowable to bill 89250 for the culture of embryos after thaw for a frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycle? View the Answer
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Gamete Thawing/Warming

Can patients be charged for each vial/straw of reproductive gametes or tissues thawed? View the Answer
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D&C Under Ultrasound Guidance

What are the CPT codes and ICD-10 codes for coding a surgical case for a patient with history of Stage B adenocarcinoma of the cervix ... View the Answer
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Assisted Hatching Billed With Embryo Biopsy

Do you know if both assisted hatching (89253) and embryo biopsy for PGS/PGD/CCS (89290/89291) can be billed during the same cycle?  View the Answer
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Assisted Zona Hatching

Can assisted hatching and embryo biopsy for PGT-A; PGT-M or PGT-SR be billed during the same cycle? View the Answer
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Billing For Cryopreservation Of Embryos Under The Male Partner

Can 89258 be billed under the male partner of a female patient? View the Answer
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Embryo Transfer

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Colorado court balances religious and secular beliefs in frozen embryo divorce dispute

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Journal Club Global: Is PGT-P cutting edge or should we cut it out?

PGT for polygenic risk scoring (PGT-P) is a novel screening strategy of embryos for polygenic conditions and traits. View the Video
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Disposition of unclaimed embryos: an Ethics Committee opinion

Programs should create and enforce written policies addressing the designation, retention, and disposal of unclaimed embryos. View the Committee Opinion
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A review of best practices of rapid-cooling vitrification for oocytes and embryos: a committee opinion (2021)

The focus of this paper is to review best practices for rapid-cooling cryopreservation of oocytes and embryos. View the Committee Opinion
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Ethics in embryo research: a position statement by the ASRM Ethics in Embryo Research Task Force and the ASRM Ethics Committee (2020)

Scientific research using human embryos advances human health and offspring well-being and provides vital insights into the mechanisms for reproduction and disease. Research involving human embryos is ethically acceptable if it is likely to provide significant new knowledge that may benefit human health, well-being of the offspring, or reproduction. View the Committee Opinion
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Blastocyst culture and transfer in clinically assisted reproduction: a committee opinion (2018)

The purposes of this document is to review the literature regarding the clinical application of blastocyst transfer. View the Committee Opinion
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Posthumous retrieval and use of gametes or embryos: an Ethics Committee opinion (2018)

Posthumous gamete (sperm or oocyte) retrieval or use for reproductive purposes is ethically justifiable if written documentation from the deceased authorizing the procedure is available. View the Committee Opinion
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Disclosure of medical errors involving gametes and embryos: an Ethics Committee opinion (2016)

Medical providers have an ethical duty to disclose clinically significant errors involving gametes and embryos as soon as they are discovered. Clinics also should have written policies in place for reducing and disclosing errors. View the Committee Document
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Recommended practices for the management of embryology, andrology, and endocrinology laboratories: a committee opinion (2014)

A general overview for good management practices within the endocrinology, andrology, and embryology laboratories in the United States. View the Recommendation
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Informed consent and the use of gametes and embryos for research: a committee opinion (2014)

The ethical conduct of human gamete and embryo research depends upon conscientious application of principles of informed consent. View the Committee Opinion
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ASRM EDGE Tool

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