SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND DESCRIPTION

The theme of the 2021 Scientific Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine is “Reproduction Reimagined.” The scope of reproductive medicine is broad ranging from puberty to menopause, including all genders, while having a focus that is both molecular and macroscopic.

The CME/CE portion of the Scientific Congress will include plenary lectures, symposia, and interactive sessions interweaving the theme of the annual Congress. Plenary lectures will feature exceptional speakers covering a wide range of themes in reproductive medicine. Congress symposia will provide more in-depth coverage of basic and clinical subjects. The interactive sessions cover a wide range of stimulating topics and are meant to be a forum for discussion and interaction.

Supplementing the CME/CE program will be non-CME/CE events including roundtable luncheons and Expert Encounters that will provide opportunities for in-depth discussion with experts in small-group settings as well as oral and poster scientific abstract presentations that enable investigators to present cutting-edge scientific research in reproductive medicine and biology. Included in the diverse program are “tracks” for specialty and interest areas to enable participants to focus on specific topics and identify areas to expand their knowledge. The 2021 Scientific Congress should provide ample opportunity for learning, improvement of clinical competence, and dynamic collaborations to promote interprofessional communication and teamwork.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the Scientific Congress, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss how the extensive range of reproductive technologies from the cellular level to clinical application using collaborative teams impact infertility and fertility preservation.
  2. Propose strategies that simplify technology, reduce costs, and broaden accessibility to assisted reproductive technology care teams.
  3. Describe the relevance of genetics and genomics to reproductive care.
  4. Apply the latest scientific advances in embryo biology and assessment to the optimization of embryo transfer.
  5. Summarize current knowledge of endometriosis, fibroids, adenomyosis, contraception, and polycystic ovary syndrome.
  6. Explain the ethical, legal, and psychosocial ramifications of third-party reproduction.
  7. Select appropriate treatments for reproductive dysfunctions in females and males at different ages throughout life—childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and reproductive senescence.

ACGME Competencies

  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Medical knowledge
  • Patient care
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-based practice

Interprofessional Competencies

  • Values/ethics for interprofessional practice
  • Roles/responsibilities
  • Interprofessional communication
  • Teams and teamwork