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.

May Teacher Series: Exploring the relationship between gut microbiome and PCO

What is the association between the gut microbiome and PCOS? What about the impact of the microbiome on health and diseases? Dr. April Lind explores the potential relationship between the gut microbiome and PCO, as well as providing an overall understanding of what exactly is meant by the microbiome and the effect on health and disease. Learn new ways of optimizing treatment for PCO, and share your thoughts on potential options for better treatment and management of this disease in the forum.

April Grand Rounds: Art and Science in the Clinical Application of Botanical Medicine for the Treatment of the Most Common Fertility Associated Hormonal Imbalances

This webinar explores the science, safety, and clinical application of botanical medicine (herbal medicine) options for reproductive health and in supporting hormonal balance. Treatment and support for common reproductive conditions such as PCOS, estrogen dominance, elevated androgens, thyroid support and ovarian reserve support. Dr. BreAnna Guan also covers botanical formulas for safety and clinical effectiveness as well as safety and herb/drug interaction in reproductive medicine.

Research Update: Shared Decision-Making Tool and Reproductive Health Curricula Research

RRM Research Updates this April looks at shared decision making (SDM), the use of a tool in this process, and preliminary results of a study of an SDM tool designed to assist women to choose an appropriate FABM (Fertility awareness-based Method). Look at other research Dr. Marguerite Duane and her team at FACTS are working on, and learn where the priorities are in the area of fertility awareness education.

March Grand Rounds: Restorative Reproductive Surgery

Dr. Kongoassa, Medical Director, and Restorative Reproductive Surgeon, at the Centre for Reproductive Health Medicine and Gynecology, and the Center for Restorative Reproductive Surgery, runs through the diagnosis of abnormal physiology and pathology as well as different surgical approaches to restoring and optimizing reproductive function.  With extensive video, this 1-hour presentation outlines the identification, and surgical options for a number of conditions including endometriosis, adenomyosis, fallopian tube blockages/damage, fibroids, uterine polyps, low ovarian reserve, isthmocele, chronic endometritis, and ovarian cysts.

March Journal Club: Sex Differences in Covid Severity

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.

February Grand Rounds: Fertility Health Promotion in Men and Women

Prof. Barron reviews the current research supporting fertility health factors and discusses the areas of fertility health knowledge promotion in men and women, including modifiable risk factors. This webinar also instructs how to integrate and use the Fertility Health Knowledge Scale in a patient visit. Mary Lee Barron, PhD, MSN-FNP, BSN, is an Associate Professor at the School of Nursing, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA. Additionally, she is the founder and Director of Marquette Fertility Education offering direct patient care services and research in Fertility Health Knowledge and Natural Family Planning.