May Grand Rounds: Restorative Surgery

Dr. Patrick Yeung reviews the differences between ART/IVF and Restorative Reproductive Medicine (RRM) and the importance to offer alternatives to IVF to patients.  Current surgical approaches and factors to consider in timing a laparoscopy for suspected endometriosis.

Dr. José Antonio and Dr. Stanford facilitate Q & A following the presentation.

March Grand Rounds: Endoscopic management of the unexplained infertility, what does it add?

Professor Stephan Gordts presents a systematic minimal invasive exploration of so-called “unexplained infertility” (normal ultrasound/normal HSG) reveals the presence of pelvic pathology on 50-70 % of patients. In the absence of other fertility impairing factors, like male infertility, he looks at the different treatments of these pathologies to create the possibilities for normal conception.

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.

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…