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.
Presented by Dr. Joseph Stanford, this webinar discusses factors influencing outcomes for fertility treatment, and how to compare outcomes between treatment, presents preliminary results from the iNEST study and discusses proposed structure of STORRM to evaluate outcomes with RRM.
Dr. Phil Boyle, founder and director of Neo Fertility Clinic, and IIRRM President, has over 20 years clinical experience with sub-fertility, with over 3000 successful pregnancies, many after years of infertility, previous failed IVF and repeated miscarriage. This webinar focuses provides an overview and examples of the multifactorial approach to infertility including implications for ongoing medical management, and the success of sustained interventions over time.
Vicki Thorn is the founder of Project Rachel and carries a degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She is a a member of the Association of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health, and renowned international author and speaker on the process of post-abortion healing, the biology of bonding and attachment, the sociological changes in society, and recently the biochemistry of sex.