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. Review results from a survey of RRM professionals on how mental health, work and life adjustments of fertility medical professionals during the pandemic.
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.
Jorge Chavarro, MD, ScD., from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, takes a comprehensive look at how nutrition and lifestyle impact fertility, from pre-conception throughout the life-span and what dietary guidance you can use to support patients.
Dr. Gretchen Marsh reviews techniques and applications of PdG assays in this month RRM Grand Rounds.
Maria Bizecki presents on the female reproductive tract microbiome and how it may contribute to underlying disease states. We also review the impact of preconception and pregnancy antibiotic use on the infant microbiome and identify probiotics that may be helpful in restorative reproductive treatment.
Dr. Sara Simonsen will discuss weight loss and lifestyle changes in reproductive age women. Review the association between, and literature on obesity and fertility and discuss the impacts of weight loss on fertility in these cases to improve healthcare delivery.
Dr. Yong presents on unusual clinical presentations of endometriosis, as well as unusual locations and histological changes of endometriosis. Paul Yong, MD, PhD, FRCSC is a gynaecologist with fellowship training in advanced laparoscopic surgery, and a researcher in endometriosis located in Vancouver, Canada.
Dr. Yeung discusses the pre-and post surgery management of endometriosis, with a look at adhesion prevention, the use of Gore-Tex (surgical anti-adhesion membrane) in decreasing the formation of adhesions. Dr. Yeung is interested in research on pain, quality of life, and fertility following laser excision surgery for endometriosis. Other research interests include developing a non-invasive diagnostic test for early-stage endometriosis. He performs scarless laparo-endoscopic single-site (LESS) surgery, which is a minimally invasive single-incision procedure. He also specializes in laser excision of endometriosis and restorative surgery.
Presented by Joseph Stanford, MD, MSPH. Review the concepts of pregnancy rates, effectiveness, perfect use, typical use, achieving-related behavior, and avoiding-related behavior, in relation to natural family planning, fertility awareness, and fertility appreciation methods. Discuss statistical methods for effectiveness studies and examine strengths and weaknesses of existing studies.