ASRM 2021 Speaker Spotlight: Howard N. Hodis, MD


ASRM 2021 Speaker Spotlight: Howard N. Hodis, MD

Howard N. Hodis, M.D.

Menopause Keynote Lecture: Menopausal HRT and Reduction of CVD and All-Cause Mortality: It’s About Time and Timing | Wednesday, Oct. 19, 3:00 – 3:45 pm

We are excited to welcome Howard N. Hodis, M.D. as a lecture speaker at the ASRM 2021 Scientific Congress & Expo. He will be giving the Menopause Keynote Lecture: Menopausal HRT and Reduction of CVD and All-Cause Mortality: It’s About Time and Timing on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, from 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm.

There is an educational need to address with physicians and allied health professionals the misunderstandings and misperceptions surrounding the risks and benefits of hormone therapy in healthy menopausal women. Menopause as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality will be addressed. Reduction of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality when menopausal hormone therapy is initiated in younger women close to menopause will be examined and placed into clinical perspective with other primary preventive therapies.

With more than 26 years of continuous NIH funding, Dr. Hodis has extensive experience as Principal Investigator from 20 NIH projects including 8 randomized controlled trials integrating translational research, biomedical engineering, and integrative biology/medicine spanning basic, clinical, and genetic investigation. In addition, Dr. Hodis has an extensive collaborative record as Co-Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on another 24 NIH projects. By leading a stable research team as director of the USC Atherosclerosis Research Unit, Dr. Hodis has successfully completed 10 single-center, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled serial arterial imaging trials of menopausal hormone therapy, lipid-lowering therapy, insulin-sensitizers, nattokinase, vitamin E, vitamin B, and soy isoflavone supplementation.

In addition, as the director of the Atherosclerosis Research Unit Core Imaging and Reading Center (CIRC), Dr. Hodis has 25 years of experience in leading a stable team of highly trained and experienced imaging specialists in the coordination and conduction of over 25 predominantly NIH-funded human clinical studies that have included large national randomized controlled trials and epidemiological and community studies. The CIRC provides a variety of non-invasive arterial imaging services encompassing anatomical and physiological measurements of atherosclerosis developed by Dr. Hodis’ team providing a full array of research and experienced capability to support all investigational approaches that employ arterial imaging.


ASRM 2021 Abstract Supplement Now Available

The free Fertility and Sterility Abstract Supplement for the ASRM 2021 Scientific Congress & Expo is available for download at Click here to view the abstracts for the ASRM 2021 Oral, Poster, and Video Sessions and other ASRM 2021 Congress PDFs.

Fertility and Sterility Journal Club Global live from Baltimore!

Plan to attend this popular event on Tuesday, October 19th at 12:20 ET.

This Journal Club Global will discuss three recent papers published in the Fertility and Sterility family of journals, which all explore different aspects of optimizing frozen embryo transfer cycles. Two authors from each paper will serve as our expert discussants. Authors include:

Kate Devine, M.D.
Eric Widra, M.D.
Valerie Baker, M.D.
James Segars, M.D.
Rachel Whynott, M.D.
Brad Van Voorhis, M.D.

The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Pietro Bortoletto and Dr. Micah Hill.

Click here for more information about the Journal Club Global webinar.

We look forward to seeing you at ASRM 2021!

ASRM and The Cade Foundation Present: The Social Media Summit
Calling all social media enthusiasts! Limited seating is still available for inaugural Social Media Summit, hosted by ASRM and the Cade Foundation.

The Summit will provide an opportunity for physicians and health care providers who are already engaged in educating and supporting patients using different social media applications to learn how to better engage patients using Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, and ClubHouse. The Summit will also provide opportunities for providers to network with other active and successful influencers who work in this space.

Seats are limited and provided on a first-available basis. To reserve your spot, send an email by October 10th to

Event details:

The Social Media Summit
Hosted by ASRM and The Cade Foundation
October 17, 2021
10:00 am to 1:00 p.m. ET

Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor:
Holiday Ballroom 4&5
401 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201


Please join ASRM for GIVING DAY 2021 as we unite to help drive innovation and promote the field of reproductive medicine through career training, research, and policy change.

You can help by making a donation on Giving Day – October 18! Every tax-deductible donation, no matter the amount, makes a difference and supports reproductive medicine by ensuring:

Continuing education and training for reproductive health experts that lead and advance the field;
Available research funding for studies not funded by the federal government or other sources;
Continued advocacy for the issues most important to our members and the patients they serve.
The work of our professional community is more vital now than ever before. This day of giving is one of the many ways you can make a real difference.

Text ASRM2021 to 41444 to make a donation on Giving Day 2021

Do you use social media? You can also help by sharing the news of our GIVING DAY on your social media platforms using #ASRMGivingDay

Benefiting the ASRM Research Institute

All Congress attendees are invited to the ASRM President’s Gala on Sunday, October 17th beginning at 6 pm. Purchase your ticket when you register for the Congress.

We would like to extend a special thank-you to Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Premier Sponsor of the 2021 President’s Gala.

ASRM 2021 COVID-19 Safety Protocols

For the health and safety of those attending the ASRM Scientific Congress & Expo in Baltimore, ASRM is implementing safety protocols, including proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all attendees, staff, and third-party workers at the meeting.

In-person participants will be required to show onsite proof of vaccination using Health Pass on the free CLEAR mobile app, proof of a negative PCR test administered no more than 72 hours prior to the event, or a physical copy of your vaccination card. Therefore, each attendee, including spouses and guests, must pick up their own badge.

Regarding mask requirements, all Congress attendees will be required to follow any local regulations in effect at the time of the meeting. ASRM anticipates mandatory masking will be required while inside the Baltimore Convention Center.

Attendees should also:

  • Socially distance when possible;
  • Stay home if sick or exposed to COVID-19; and
  • Consult with a healthcare provider about attending if you have underlying health conditions or a weakened immune system.

Those unable to attend in person may access the program by registering for the on-demand Congress.

ASRM will continue to closely monitor news and guidance on the COVID-19 virus and increase health and safety precautions if deemed necessary.

Click here to view all ASRM 2021 COVID-19 safety protocols, including instructions for using the Health Pass by CLEAR mobile app.