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.

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.

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.

June Grand Rounds: Reproductive Health Mindset During a Pandemic

What impact has, or could COVID-19 have, on your practice and patients?  What adjustments have you made in your practice and how has your life been impacted? Review the current medical knowledge regarding the effects of COVID-19 on the reproductive system (including genitourinary symptoms, pregnancy outcome by gestational age at transmission and maternal-fetal transmission rates) and examine how COVID19 has affected patient fertility and mental health, as well as adjustments in intention to conceive and menstrual cycle variation.

May Grand Rounds: Clinical Applications of Obstetrical Ultrasound

Improve your fetal ultrasound reading ability. Dr. Rutherford reviews first trimester ultrasound examination basics, establishing gestational age, HCG testing and ultrasound results and how early ultrasound findings impacting clinical management. She also discusses how first trimester observations can make a difference for patients and how to identify miscarriage as well as answers a number of ultrasound questions.