Dr. Urrutia reviews the methodology and main findings of 2018 review on FABM effectiveness for avoiding pregnancy and disucsses the important limitations of the data including population-based differences in effectiveness, especially among breastfeeding and postpartum individuals. She also introduces and identifies clinical decision-making tools providers and patients regarding choosing an FABM to avoid pregnancy, reviews new technologies currently being applied to FABM use, and discusses the role of the FDA in clearing fertility awareness apps for contraception.
Danielle Koestner, MD presents the practical application and use of the Fertility Education and Medical Management (FEMM) app in clinical practice, followed by a discussion. FEMM is an app and fertility management tool that is free to download, and teaches women how to monitor hormonal activity and identify ovulation, to manage both health and fertility.
Dr. Whittaker reviews the success rates and limitations of ART and the treatments offered by the NaProTechnology (a version of restorative reproductive medicine) as well as its limitations. Develop an understanding of both approaches and better understand the impact on a societal level of ART.
May Journal Club: Dopamine, vascular permeability, and inflammation as relates to endometrium, pelvic pain, and pregnancy loss
Dr. Carpentier shares his experience with and looks into the science behind the use of dexamphetamine treatment as a novel off-label treatment for a number of female chronic disorders that do not respond well to conventional therapy including recurrent pregnancy loss, inflammation, and ongoing pain. The primary article of focus for this journal club, "The neurotransmitter dopamine modulates vascular permeability in the endothelium", along with a list of references can be downloaded to accompany the webinar.
Men are consistently overrepresented in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2) infection, and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) severe outcomes, including higher fatality rates. This journal club examines a review that sought to summarize the available literature regarding proposed molecular and cellular markers of COVID-19 infection, their associations with health outcomes, and any reported modification by sex.
This Journal club presented by Dr. Mary Davenport, looks at the article by Contreras P. et. al , "Simple and Improved Predictor of Insulin Resistance Extracted From the Oral Glucose Tolerance Test: The I0*G60". Dr. Davenport is a FertilityCare Medical Consultant and a Fellow of the RHRI, with a master’s degree in nutrition and metabolism, which informs her integrative approach to women’s health care, and is a private practice OBGYN in the San Francisco, USA area.
All Webinars are held at 8 pm GMT (London, UK time)
- RRM Grand Rounds is the 4th Thursday of each month.
- Journal Club is held the 2nd Tuesday of each month, with an RRM Research Update replacing every 4th Journal Club.
- A webinar series dedicated to the education of Teachers is held quarterly, on Weds.
Webinars are free for all current IIRRM members, we ask you to register online through our website or by email invitation, so we can issue CME and send you a confidential access link to join each webinar. Anyone interested in learning more about RRM from students just beginning their careers to researchers and medical experts in the area looking to build their knowledge. You can join IIRRM to attend here.
Celebrate 20 years of bringing together a community of medical professionals and supporters who are helping to transform reproductive medicine at the 2020 International RRM Virtual Conference. Hear the latest developments, innovations, and research in the area of RRM. Listen to our Fireside Chat in which 6 clinical cases of PCOS were presented, with each presentation highlighting a different science-based method of charting that assists in identifying, managing, and treating a patient with PCOS.
Presented by Professor Leonard F. Blackwell, Massey University, New Zealand, Dr. Blackwell was trained in organic chemistry, biochemistry and reproductive physiology. He studied under Professor James Brown at the University of Melbourne in the physiology of ovulation and in the development of the Fertility Meter, a device for monitoring ovarian activity in all its manifestations and one of the only true quantitative point-of-care devices in existence. For the past 36 years, Len was involved in the research and development of urinary assays as point-of-care diagnostic kits and recently with quantitative immune-chromatographic assays. Sadly, Dr. Blackford passed away in late 2020.
Access to recordings and slides from this year's North American Conference and Annual meeting for RRM are now available. Held on July 22, 2020 "virtually", we are grateful to everyone—including the attendees, speakers, and facilitators—who made the conference a success. We heard from Amy Beckley, PhD, on the power of testing progesterone urine metabolites, Dr. Patrick Yeung on endometriosis adhesion prevention, and Dr. Joe Stanford on STORRM as well as a number of new RRM research abstracts. While we couldn't meet physically we enjoyed the opportunity to see everyone virtually. Conference attendees receive free access to recordings and slides.
Recordings from IIRRM's AGM and International Conference for RRM held in Dublin and Restorative Reproduction hosted by NeoFertility are now available for purchase. Updates in progesterone, DHEA and the Oestradiol curve, immunological aspects of infertility and reproductive health, treatment of silent endometriosis, an overview of the new Neo app and case studies as well as some surprising discoveries! Fill out the online evaluations for each day to receive up to 12 CME/CPD are available until Sept 27, 2019.