Countdown to Congress: Meet Karen E. Adams, MD


Countdown to Congress: Meet Karen E. Adams, MD

ASRM 2023 Scientific Congress & Expo

The Past, The Present, and The Pipeline

New Orleans, Louisiana, October 14-18, 2023

Countdown to Congress

Speaker Spotlight: Karen E. Adams, MD

We are excited to host Karen E. Adams, MD, as a plenary lecture speaker at the ASRM 2023 Scientific Congress & Expo. She will be sharing the Menopause Keynote Lecture titled: I Don’t Want It But I Wish I Wanted It: Female Sexual Function and Dysfunction in Menopause on Wednesday, October 18, 8:00 to 8:45 AM..

This lecture will provide an overview of the major models of female sexual function and dysfunction and a review of evidence-based therapies for the treatment of common disorders of sexual function in women. After this plenary, attendees will be able to describe the four major models of female sexual behavior and the DSM-V diagnostic categories of female sexual dysfunction, utilize the ISSWSH Process of Care algorithm to manage hypoactive sexual desire disorders, and list at least two behavioral and two pharmacological treatment options for female sexual dysfunction.

Karen Adams, MD, is a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University, where she created and leads the Stanford Program in Menopause and Healthy Aging. This program brings together specialists in many fields to provide comprehensive health care for women in perimenopause and beyond and supports research, advocacy, and education of providers to improve the care of midlife and aging women around the world. She is a North American Menopause Society-Certified Menopause Expert and serves on the Education Committee of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health. She directs the West Coast ECHO Menopause Curriculum and has given hundreds of lectures on midlife health nationally and internationally, including a 2020 TED talk entitled “Sleep, Sex, and Menopausal Zest

ASRM is launching its first-ever “Advocacy is Everywhere” campaign at the ASRM 2023 Scientific Congress & Expo in response to attacks on reproductive medicine across the country. “Advocacy is Everywhere” features advocacy stations in the New Orleans Convention Center on Tuesday, October 17.

Stations will include:

  • Advocacy is Everywhere – Hear from expert advocates all day long.
  • Social Media Photo Opportunity/Signature Wall – Leave your mark! Sign our ASRM 2023 Signature Wall.
  • Get Local – Find your local representatives and learn about local advocacy opportunities.
  • Letter Writing & Voter Registration Booth – Get loud! Check your voter registration and contact your local representatives about reproductive medicine issues.

The goal of “Advocacy is Everywhere” is to develop and nurture a culture of advocacy among our members and to provide you with the tools you need to join us in our nationwide advocacy.

ASRM & Doctors for Fertility Advocacy Training Workshop

Sunday, October 15, 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Riverside Hilton Hotel, $25

Are you ready to become an advocate for the reproductive medicine community? The field of reproductive medicine is facing political challenges nationally, and now is the time to learn how to advocate.

In this workshop, members of ASRM and Doctors for Fertility, (DFF), will share their first-hand experiences as advocates for the field of reproductive medicine. We are excited to bring together a team of healthcare professionals from around the country to lead this workshop. You can add this workshop when you register for the ASRM 2023 Scientific Congress & Expo. Click here to register.




CAMP ASRM Returns!

Camp ASRM is a childcare service offered Sunday, October 15 through Wednesday, October 18 in the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, the headquarters hotel for ASRM 2023. Activities include age-appropriate themes, arts and crafts, group games, music and movement, board games, story time, dramatic play, etc. Snacks, lunch, and water will be provided. Registration is open for full and half-day sessions!

Sunday, October 15 – Tuesday, October 17:
Full day, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, $180
Half day, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM, $95

Wednesday, October 18:
7:00 AM to 1:00 PM, $100

Register for Camp ASRM

ASRM & CADE Foundation Social Media Summit

Sunday, October 15, 2023, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

ASRM and the CADE Foundation are joining forces to host the Social Media Summit at the ASRM Scientific Congress & Expo. Network with your colleagues, listen to presentations from reproductive medicine social media gurus, and dig deeper into the different aspects of social media with our panelists in special breakout group sessions. Please note that there is no on-site registration for this event. Add the Social Media Summit to your ASRM 2023 Scientific Congress & Expo registration. Early bird pricing is $25, and late registration is $50.

ASRM President, Dr. Michael A. Thomas, invites all Congress attendees to join the 2023 President’s Gala benefiting the ASRM Research Institute.

The ASRM Research Institute has awarded over $3 million in research grants in the field of reproductive medicine since its conception in 2018 and is a catalyst for the next generation of discoveries in reproductive medicine and access to care. This year’s Gala will fund continued growth and groundbreaking research. The ASRM President’s Gala will begin with a cocktail reception, ASRM awards presentation, dinner, and a live fundraising auction. Register for the President’s Gala during registration for the ASRM 2023 Scientific Congress & Expo.

Sunday, October 15, 2023
6:00 PM Happy Hour
7:00 PM Dinner and Auction
Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, LA
Cocktails | Dinner | Auction | ASRM Awards
Black tie or Mardis Gras optional.

Register for the Gala

Thank you to our sponsors:
Premier Sponsor: Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Champion sponsor : Inception Fertility
Impact Sponsor: US Fertility & Ovation Fertility

ASRM’s Dedication to Resident Education Continues!

Are you a resident interested in advancing your career through skill-building and networking?

ASRM introduces KEEPR: Knowledge through Engagement & Education Program for Residents, a program with dynamic, relevant content exclusively for residents, emphasizing engagement, discussion, and skill-building around a multitude of complex topics relevant for residents preparing for a career in reproductive health and medicine. KEEPR is open to any resident attending the ASRM Scientific Congress. Click here to learn more.


Reminder: ASRM 2023 is Cashless!

ASRM 2023 is cashless! If you are planning to register or pay for ASRM membership on site in New Orleans, please bring your Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.