Countdown to Congress: Meet Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD


Countdown to Congress: Meet Valerie Montgomery Rice, 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: Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD

We are excited to host Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, as a plenary lecture speaker at the ASRM 2023 Scientific Congress & Expo. She will be sharing the Herbert H. Thomas Plenary Lecture titled Somewhere over the Rainbow…Lessons in Leadership on Monday, October 16, 9:15 to 10:00 AM.

Attendees will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice’s remarkable journey to becoming the leader of a freestanding medical school, and how her experiences contribute to the ongoing efforts to eliminate inequalities and promote health equity. By exploring the lessons in leadership from the first black female CEO of a medical school, participants will be equipped to engage in discussions on implementing solutions within their own professional spheres. The roles of mentorship and education will be highlighted as crucial factors in achieving health equity, narrowing the gap in equity, and ultimately eliminating inequalities. Additionally, the event will delve into the longitudinal associations between wealth and health, shedding light on the interconnectedness of these two domains.

Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice is the sixth president of Morehouse School of Medicine. She is the first woman to lead the institution. Before becoming president, she served as Morehouse School of Medicine’s dean and executive vice president. Previously, she was dean of the School of Medicine at Meharry Medical College, where she founded and directed the Center for Women’s Health Research, one of the nation’s first research centers devoted to studying diseases that disproportionately impact women of color. A renowned infertility specialist and researcher, Montgomery Rice holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Emory University School of Medicine.

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. Programming is especially designed for residents and includes invitation-only interactive workshops, skill-building activities, advanced independent study aligned with session topics, ‘hot topic’ discussions, evidence-based and bias-free learning, and professional networking opportunities with peers, faculty, program directors, and giants in the field.

Participation is free but advanced registration is required to ensure a seat and lunch.

Click here to learn more.

Enhance Your Experience with Roundtable Lunches

Roundtable luncheons are your ticket to meeting like-minded attendees.

Roundtables are a tried-and-true experience for attendees who want to connect with others and take a deep dive into specific topics. Scheduled during the lunch break Monday–Wednesday, this ticketed event is a no-hassle way to meet new colleagues and fuel up for the afternoon sessions.

To sign up, add roundtables at the time you register for the Congress. Seats are limited, so register early!

Here is a small sampling of roundtable topics:

  • Meet the IVM Clinical Expert: “Patient selection: Who May Benefit from IVM?”
  • A History of LGBTQ+ Family Building in the United States
  • The Twists and Turns of Your Career in Embryology – How to Navigate Your Path

Click here to view all roundtable luncheon topics.

Click here to view all roundtable luncheon topics.


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 optional.

Thank you to our Premier Sponsor, Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.


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