SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND DESCRIPTION

Reproductive medicine covers a broad range of topics from puberty to menopause, in both the female and male. Its depths of focus include basic science, translational and clinical areas. This Scientific Congress will explore advances in reproductive care and cutting-edge research in the field presented by expert scientists and clinicians. The program is balanced between basic and clinical research at all levels, applied medical care, and ancillary fields crucial to family-building including clinical laboratory science, mental health, reproductive law. 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.

The Continuing Medical Education (CME)/Continuing Education (CE) portion of the Scientific Congress will include a wide array of educational activities, including plenary lectures, symposia, and interactive sessions interweaving the theme of this year’s 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 that can enable participants to focus on specific topics and identify areas to expand their knowledge. The Scientific Congress should provide ample opportunity for learning, improvement of clinical competence, and potential scientific collaboration.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Summarize appropriate treatments for reproductive dysfunctions in females and males at different ages throughout life—childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and reproductive senescence.
  2. Discuss the relevance of genetics and genomics to reproductive care.
  3. Analyze the ethical, legal, and psychosocial ramifications of reproductive technologies on family building.
  4. Apply strategies that simplify technology, reduce costs, and broaden accessibility to assisted reproductive technology care.
  5. Examine current knowledge and innovative approaches to treat endometriosis, fibroids, miscarriages, menopause, contraception, polycystic ovary syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome, and Asherman syndrome.
  6. Describe how the extensive range of reproductive technologies from the cellular level to clinical application impact family building.
  7. Explain the latest scientific advances in embryo biology and assessment to the optimization of embryo transfer.

ACGME Competencies

  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Patient Care
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-based Practice

Interprofessional Competencies

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