Organized by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine exchange course
Course description: There is a wide knowledge base required to be an effective and up to date provider of health care for issues relating to fertility in both men and women. This course has been designed to discuss certain “hot topics” and provide a practical and current approach to the management of certain aspects of male and female reproduction. Issues of the aging male and how this affects reproduction will be discussed together with a discussion on the appropriateness and effectiveness of hormonal therapy. Genetic factors leading to male infertility will be reviewed along with possible testing and what the overall prognosis may be. What types of surgical therapies are worth while in male infertility in the era of ART will be discussed. How couples with HIV infection may be treated is another important topic. Uterine implantation is a complex process which may have ramifications for future life events, and this topic will be reviewed. The many tests now available to test for ovarian reserve will be discussed, with a focus on which are the best tests and how they should be used. In Society today, many men and some women are using anabolic steroids. How this affects the body in general and reproduction in particular will be reviewed. With the world wide epidemic of obesity, it is important to understand the impact of obesity on reproduction.
Learning objectives: At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to:1. Understand the effect of aging on male reproduction and the role of hormonal therapy for the aging male. 2. Know the various genetic defects which may lead to male infertility and what the overall prognosis may be.3. Know the types of surgical therapy which may be warranted for male infertility.4. Know how HIV infected individuals may be treated for fertility.5. Understand the importance of how implantation may affect future life events.6. Know what types of testing are available and effective for determining ovarian reserve.7. Understand the consequences of anabolic steroid use in men and women.8. Appreciate the effects of obesity on reproduction.
Target audience: Physicians and allied health professionals in the field of gynecology, reproductive endocrinology, and urology.
Chairperson: Rogerio A. Lobo M.D.
09:00 – 09:30
The aging male, impact on fertility and the role of hormonal therapy - Rebecca Sokol (USA)
09:30 – 09:45
09.45 - 10:15
Genetic defects affecting male reproduction – possible diagnoses & prognosis – Dolores J. Lamb (USA)
10.15 - 10.30
10:30 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:30
What surgical therapy for male infertility makes sense in 2011 – R. Dale McClure (USA)
11:30 – 11:45
11:45 – 12:15
HIV Infection and fertility treatment – Nanette F. Santoro (USA)
12:15 – 12:30
12:30 – 13:30
13:30 – 14:00
Implantation and beyond: the uterus - William E. Gibbons (USA)
14:00 – 14:15
14:15 – 14:45
Testing for ovarian reserve: what and when? – Rogerio A. Lobo (USA)
14.45 – 15:00
15.00 - 15.30
15:30 – 16:00
Anabolic steroids: use and abuse in men and women – Rebecca Sokol (USA)
16:00 – 16:15
16.15 - 16.45
Obesity and reproduction - Nanette F Santoro (USA)
16.45 - 17.00