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.
Join February Research Updates presented by Rene Leiva, MD, CD. CCFP, FCFP to explore the combination of PDG/Progesterone and LH urine testing for the dynamic monitoring of the menstrual cycle, as well as look at the use of e-technology for complementing the menstrual cycle charting.
Approved for 1.0 live, virtual AAFP prescribed credit. [1.0 CME credit]*
Dr. March looks at the neuroinflammatory effects of traumatic brain injury, and the possible impact of TBI on future fertility. This webinar also looks at the neuroprotective effects of progesterone and research that has suggested that both male and female patients may demonstrate abnormally low progesterone after TBI.
Presented by Professor Leonard F. Blackwell, Massey University, New Zealand, Dr. Blackwell was 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 was involved in the research and development of urinary assays as point-of-care diagnostic kits and recently with quantitative immune-chromatographic assays. Sadly, Dr. Blackford passed away in late 2020.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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