ASRM 2021 Speaker Spotlight: P. Jeremy Wang, MD, PhD


ASRM 2021 Speaker Spotlight: P. Jeremy Wang, MD, PhD

P. Jeremy Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

 | Tuesday, Oct. 19, 3:00 – 3:45 pm

We are pleased to announce P. Jeremy Wang, M.D., Ph.D. as a lecture speaker at the ASRM 2021 Scientific Congress & Expo. He will be sharing The Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) Keynote Exchange Lecture: Genetic Basis of Meiotic Catastrophe: From Mice to Men on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm.

There is a need to understand the genetic basis of non-obstructive azoospermia, especially maturation arrest. The target audience is IVF residents, fellows, physicians, and physician scientists in the area of male infertility. This lecture will focus on the meiotic process and covers recent advances in understanding of meiosis through genetic studies of meiosis-specific genes in mice and mutations in these genes in infertile men identified by exome sequencing.

Dr. Wang received his M.D. degree in 1990 from Beijing University Health Sciences Center and Ph.D. in molecular biology and genetics from Cornell University under Dr. Tim Huffaker in 1997. His postdoctoral research in Dr. David Page’s lab at Whitehead Institute focused on germ cell genomics (1997–2002). He joined University of Pennsylvania as Assistant Professor in 2002, became Associate Professor in 2009, and full professor in 2013. He is also the Director of Center for Animal Transgenesis and Germ Cell Research at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. He serves as Associate Editor for Biology of Reproduction. His current research interests are in the study of meiosis in mouse and human: molecular genetics of meiotic recombination, regulation of meiotic cell cycle, piRNA biogenesis, epigenetic control of transposable elements, genetic causes of infertility in humans, and in vitro spermatogenesis.


Soak Up More Content During the Congress Breaks

The ASRM Expo Theater is back! Head to the Expo Hall at the following times to view these bonus presentations during the Congress:

Monday, October 18th, 10:05 am – 10:45 am
ASRM presents: ASRM Modified Classification for Mullerian Anomalies: MAC2021

Monday, October 18th, 3:45 pm – 4:30
Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc. presents: COVID-19 – a journey of hope, learning and accomplishment

Tuesday, October 19th, 10:05 am – 10:45 am
Oxford Nanopore Technologies presents: Rapid Aneuploidy detection using Nanopore Sequencing

Lunch and Learn

Build Monday’s CMC Lunch Symposium into your Congress schedule.

The ASRM Corporate Member Council is supporting a lunch symposium titled  on Monday, October 18th from 12:20 to 1:20 pm. Boxed lunches are available for the first 150 attendees.

Hear from the perspective of patient advocates on the challenges, opportunities, and perceptions of fertility care and find out how your clinic can be responsive to the needs of all patients.

Session speakers include:

Tammy Sun

Andrea Syrtash
Brooklyn, NY

Barbara Collura
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association

Regina Townsend
The Broken Brown Egg, Inc.

We look forward to seeing you at ASRM 2021!

Benefiting the ASRM Research Institute

All Congress attendees are invited to a festive evening of fine dining at 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.