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.

January Grand Rounds: RRM and Medical Acupuncture to Optimize Fertility Health

Learn how Dr. Lambert combines both Eastern and Western medical approaches to RRM so as to correct the root imbalances that lead to infertility, PCOS, endometriosis, miscarriage, and male factor infertility.  Could acupuncture, interwoven with western RRM medical practices, offer new treatment options for painful symptoms and fertility cycle abnormalities hindering fertility and health.

January Journal Club: A Simple and Improved Predictor of Insulin Resistance Extracted From the OGTT

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.

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.