SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND DESCRIPTION

The theme of the 2019 Scientific Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine is “Celebrating 75 Years of History and Innovation” The scope of reproductive medicine is broad ranging from puberty to menopause, including males and females, while having a focus that is both molecular and macroscopic. The program is balanced between science at the cellular level and application of clinical care in family-building strategies. This live program is designed for physicians, nurses, andrology and embryology laboratory personnel, genetic counselors, social workers, practice and laboratory managers, as well as specialists in mental health, law, and ethics to advance exemplary medical care and disseminate cutting-edge research. These goals will be addressed by a wide array of educational activities. 

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 research and clinical 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 2019 Scientific Congress should provide ample opportunity for learning, improvement of clinical competence and skills, and potential scientific collaboration.