RRM Research Updates: Hormonal monitoring of the menstrual cycle, with comparison to ultrasound

Presented by Professor Leonard F. Blackwell, Massey University, New Zealand, Dr. Blackwell is 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 has been involved in research and development of urinary assays as point-of-care diagnostic kits and recently with quantitative immune-chromatographic assays.

October Grand Rounds : Preconception Counseling: Lessons from Integrative Medicine

Review dietary strategies, and reduce environmental toxin exposure from food, water and personal care products to reduce the risk of infertility as well as what is an integrative approach to fertility. Dr. Victoria Maizes is the Executive Director of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine and a Professor at The University of Arizona.  Internationally recognized as a leader in integrative medicine, Dr Maizes is committed to helping individuals live healthier lives and pioneering change efforts that address shortcomings of the US health care system.

October Journal Club: RCT of letrozole and clomiphene citrate or letrozole alone for ovulation induction in women with PCOS

Presented by Dr. Joseph Stanford. A randomized controlled trial of combination letrozole and clomiphene citrate or letrozole alone for ovulation induction in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Does a combination of letrozole and clomiphene citrate result in higher ovulation rates than letrozole alone in infertile women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?

Grand Rounds: Impact of Sleep on Reproductive Health

This one hour webinar, presented by Dr. Lynn Keenan, reviews and updates providers on the impact of sleep disorders on menstrual patterns and pregnancy outcomes as well as changes in hormonal patterns with sleep​. We also discuss sleep related factors and how it affects male reproductive health and hormones. Dr. Keenan is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of California, San Francisco Fresno and the Program Director of the Sleep Medicine Fellowship.

September Journal Club : New Discovery Regarding the Doxycycline Molecule: Role for RRM Regarding Chronic Endometritis

Journal Club sessions provide a critical appraisal of published research relevant to the field of Restorative Reproductive Medicine. This presentations reviews the connection and potential use in RRM from the following two articles: Non-antibacterial tetracycline formulations: clinical applications in dentistry and medicine and Chronic endometritis due to common bacteria ….