#ASRM2020: Meet Some of Your Engaging Speakers


#ASRM2020: Meet Some of Your Engaging Speakers

Corrine Welt: Menopause Keynote Lecturer: The Genetic Influence on Menopause, Early Menopause, and Primary Ovarian Insufficiency

Age at menopause is highly heritable. Common variation influences age at menopause in the population, but rare and more deleterious gene variants result in early menopause and primary ovarian insufficiency (POI). Whole exome and whole genome sequencing have clarified the genetic architecture of menopause, early menopause, and primary ovarian insufficiency (POI). This lecture will clarify the genetic underpinnings of age at menopause, outline the limitations of genetic testing, and help clinicians determine when and if they should perform genetic studies on their patients.

Philip W. Jordan, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Zuping He, Hunan Normal University, Geert Hamer, Amsterdam UMC: KY Cha Symposium in Stem Cell Technology and Reproductive Medicine: Spermatogenesis in a Dish – Challenges and Accomplishments

Stem cells from human reproductive organs are increasingly popular and lucrative for researchers and companies in the fields of medicine, drug discovery and stem cell technologies. While in early stages of development, applications encompass tissue regeneration, diagnostic assays, toxicological studies, contraceptive drug screening, recapitulation of spermatogenesis, genetic correction of inherited diseases and assisted reproduction. Increased research focus is devoted to developing organoid culture methods, and generation of gametes from pluripotent stem cells. The aim of this session is to discuss current status technologies and techniques that can be further transferred to clinic and biotech settings.

Bettina Toth, Medical University Innsbruck, Danilo Cimadomo, GENERA, Center for Reproductive Medicine, Thomas Strowitzki, University of Heidelberg, Markus H.M. Montag, ilabcomm GmbH: ESHRE Symposium: Recurrent Implantation Failure: An Entity of Embryonic and Maternal Origin

Recurrent implantation failure (RIF) affects 2-5% of patients undergoing assisted reproduction (ART). In contrast to recurrent miscarriage, international guidelines do not focus on RIF thus far. Addressing this professional practice gap is important, as patients are interested in knowing what they can do to improve their assisted reproductive technology (ART) success. This session will focus on diagnosis and treatment options for RIF with regard to factors related to the mother, as well as the embryo.

ASRM's 2020 Gala: A Mask-R-Aid Ball Join us for this fun event featuring our awards presentation and promising to be a lot of fun. Mark the evening of Friday, October 16th on your calendar and stay tuned for registration and addition details.

The Run for Reproductive Health Returns this Year Run, walk, bike or Paleton for a great cause with a team or solo October 1- 15. Details and registration coming later this week.

Participate in Virtual Quest During this year's Congress, participate in our Virtual Quest scavenger hunt for an opportunity to win exciting prizes. If you enjoy the passport game at our in-person meetings, you won't want to miss this! Details coming soon.