Needs Assessment, Learning Objectives, Competencies

Needs Assessment

This year’s ASRM Scientific Congress & Expo theme is THE PAST, THE PRESENT, THE PIPELINE. The program is designed to address the educational and practice needs of physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, andrology and embryology laboratory personnel, genetic counselors, mental health practitioners, and practice managers, as well as practitioners in public health, allied health, law, and ethics.

The Postgraduate Program Committee has collaborated with our affiliated societies, professional and special interest groups, as well as domestic and international Society Partners, to present a wide range of multi-disciplinary Postgraduate Courses designed to meet the needs of all our members. Course topics range from ethical considerations in reproductive medicine, coding for maximum reimbursement, understanding federal regulations, self-care for providers, translating bench research into the clinical management of recurrent pregnancy, reproductive injustice, sexual health, gender identity, counseling about genetics, and growing your practice. Additionally, this year we will have a PG course taught in Spanish and will focus on the debated issues in ART. Our lineup also includes multiple hands-on courses, a social media summit, and the SREI practice retreat meeting.

In keeping with our ASRM 2023 Scientific Congress theme of “The Past, The Present, The Pipeline,” we have invited a diverse group of dynamic plenary speakers this year who will engage us in a variety of topics. These include privacy in our current climate, transgender medicine, male contraception, non-hormonal contraceptives targeting AMHR2, the intersection of REI and racism, equity and inclusion, sexual function, menopause, and many more. We are finalizing a talk from a prominent producer/director from the entertainment industry who will discuss similarities between the medical world and the movie business when it comes to mentorship and developing future leaders.

The Scientific Congress Continuing Medical Education (CME) course offerings will include morning plenary and dual-afternoon lectures, symposia, and interactive sessions. You will hear innovative lectures that focus on communicating about genetics to patients, diversifying the reproductive medicine workforce, human genome editing, dietary and exercise implications on male reproduction, moving novel therapies from bench to bedside, and fertility preservation for our transgender patients. CME sessions will be complemented by non-CME activities, including intimate roundtable luncheons covering the breadth and depth of reproductive medicine. Oral and poster talks will take place throughout each day of the Scientific Congress, bringing a new format to these presentations.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe the ethical, legal, and psychosocial ramifications of third-party reproduction.
  2. Discuss the intersection of REI and racism, equity, and inclusion.
  3. Outline diversity, equity, and inclusion considerations related to reproductive care and access to services.
  4. Apply strategies that simplify technology, reduce costs, and broaden accessibility.
  5. Explain the relevance of genetics and genomics to reproductive care.
  6. Discuss current knowledge of endometriosis, fibroids, adenomyosis, contraception, and polycystic ovary syndrome.
  7. Review the latest scientific advances in embryo biology and assessment of the optimization of embryo transfer.
  8. Propose appropriate treatments for reproductive dysfunctions in females and males at different ages throughout life—childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and reproductive senescence.
  9. Discuss current knowledge of endometriosis, fibroids, adenomyosis, contraception, and polycystic ovary syndrome.

ACGME Competencies

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

Interprofessional Competencies

Values/ethics for interprofessional practice
lnterprofessional communication
Teams and teamwork