Jan Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds: The Use and Significance of Semen Analysis for Restorative Reproductive Medicine

How should we apply and use semen analysis testing and results in RRM and when should a semen analysis be considered for couples trying to conceive? What parameters should be evaluated, how are they measured and what is the clinical significance of the results?
Are there laboratory tests that have been abandoned because of ART, that could have application towards RRM? What about at-home “male fertility” testing kits? View this presentation and discussion with Craig Turczynski, PhD.

January 2022 JC

January Journal Club: Unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss and unexplained infertility

“Is B-cell CLL/lymphoma 6 (BCL6) endometrial expression, a surrogate biomarker of endometriosis, elevated in women with unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss (uRPL) and unexplained infertility (UI) compared to fertile subjects?”. What could this study suggest for potential treatment and future investigations for recurrent miscarriage and unexplained pregnancy loss? Review the findings of this study in the IIRRM Journal club with Dr. Joe Stanford.

Journal Club: Reproductive life in women with celiac disease

Review the findings with Dr Joseph Stanford, of a population-based cohort study examining the impact of celiac disease on women’s reproductive health from Grode et. al.1 in October’s Journal club. “How does celiac disease (CD) influence women’s reproductive life, both prior to and after the diagnosis?” – Download the article before viewing the webinar.

August Grand Rounds: The role of diet and lifestyle on reproductive health

Prof Sunni Mumford will discuss emerging research investigating the role of vitamin D and other lifestyle and dietary factors on female reproductive health and couple fertility. Dr. Mumford is a reproductive and nutritional epidemiologist and Earl Stadtman Investigator in the Epidemiology Branch of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Her research focuses on modifiable dietary and lifestyle factors across the life course th…

June Grand Rounds: Updates on FABMS effectiveness for Avoiding Pregnancy

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.