- Liza Johannesson, MD, PhD, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX
- Rebecca Flyckt, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
- Kathleen O’Neill, MD, MSTR, Penn Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, October 17th, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Current leaders in this emerging field, all part of their individual center’s uterine transplant programs, will debate two of the most important innovations occurring in uterine transplantation to date: Is the use of a fresh uterine donor superior to a cadaveric donor, and are surgical innovations in robotics and minimally-invasive techniques now at a stage where it is feasible to utilize this approach in order to minimize morbidity and recovery time, especially with the living uterine donor? These are very relevant questions as we stand on the cusp of further refinements to these controversial treatment options.
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- Julie Kim, PhD, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
- Monica M. Laronda, PhD, Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL
- Shuo Xiao, PhD, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.
Tuesday, October 20th, 12:10-1:00 p.m.
This symposium will present the latest models and tools that include microfluidics and 3D tissue mimics and scaffolds to increase our understanding of the endometrium and ovary in the context of fertility preservation and response to external insults surrounding PCOS. The identification and fabrication of biomaterial inks will increase our understanding of ovarian follicle activation which is crucial for ovarian preservation, as well as ART. We also will learn how to integrate microfluidics and other emerging technologies to develop an efficient and effective in vitro female ovarian toxicity screening platform, aiding in ovarian preservation.
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ASRM's Run for Reproductive Health Returns Returning this year, don't miss ASRM's Run for Reproductive Health. This year's activity is virtual of course, which means you can walk, run, bike and even Peloton for a good cause. The run will be held October 1st - 15th and registration will be available soon. So form a team or go solo, gather your sponsors, and plan on lots of competitive fun!