Speaker Spotlight: Robert Rebar, MD

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Speaker Spotlight: Robert Rebar, MD

SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT

Robert Rebar, MD
Growing Up in a Hostile Environment: The Science Behind and History of IVF in America
Wednesday, October 26, 9:15 – 10:00 am

We are excited to host Robert Rebar, MD, as a lecture speaker at the ASRM 2022 Scientific Congress & Expo. He will be sharing Growing Up in a Hostile Environment: The Science Behind and History of IVF in America on Wednesday, October 26, 9:15 – 10:00 am.

In this lecture, Dr. Rebar will discuss many of the scientific advances in the understanding of early mammalian embryogenesis that occurred in the United States prior to the development of human IVF, explain why research forming the basis for human IVF did not continue in the US, and consider how advances in human genetics and mammalian stem cell research may impact the future of IVF and the barriers to such advances in the US.

Robert W. Rebar, MD, is currently Founding Chair Emeritus and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine in Kalamazoo. Dr. Rebar is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He has had a long career in academic medicine, with faculty appointments at five different medical schools.

Dr. Rebar received his MD from the University of Michigan in 1972 and from 1972 to 1974 was a resident in obstetrics and gynecology at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He was a Clinical Associate in the Reproduction Research Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (1974-1976) before completing his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California at San Diego Medical Center (1976-1978). After his residency, Dr. Rebar continued at the University of California, San Diego for six years (1978-1984), serving as Associate Professor and Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology for the last two of those years. He was Professor and Head of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University School of Medicine from 1984-1988. Dr. Rebar then was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine from 1988 through 1999 and served as Associate Executive Director of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) from 2000 through 2002. He then served as Executive Director of the ASRM from 2003 through 2013 before “retiring” and moving to Michigan. Dr. Rebar served as the Founding Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the new Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine from 2015 through March 2019, helped recruit the initial faculty members, and with them together developed a new residency program in obstetrics and gynecology.

Dr. Rebar is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (Fellow), the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society, the Endocrine Society, and the Society for the Study of Reproduction. Dr. Rebar served on the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Subspecialty Division of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 1991-1997. He has served on the editorial boards of several journals and has been an Associate Editor of several as well. Dr. Rebar has contributed to many books, as well as authored over 300 articles on menopause, fertility, and reproductive endocrinology and has been the Principal or a Co-Investigator on several NIH grants, serving on several NIH study sections. His research has focused on forms of hypothalamic chronic anovulation, polycystic ovary syndrome, premature ovarian failure or insufficiency, menopause, and contraception. In 2013 he was named a Lifetime Honorary Member of the International Federation of Fertility Societies for his contributions “to all aspects of Fertility and Reproductive Medicine.”

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Monday, October 24th, 4:45 pm to 6:30 pm

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The cost for the children’s program is $90.00 per half day (7:00am to 11:30am or 11:30am to 4:00pm), per child or $180.00 per full day (7:00am to 4:00pm), per child. Click here to learn more and register.

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2022 President's Gala and After Party

To Benefit the Center for Policy and Leadership

All funds raised at the President’s Gala will benefit the ASRM Center for Policy and Leadership.

Join Us For the ASRM President’s Gala and After Party!

Sunday, October 23 | Beginning at 6:00 PM | Hilton Anaheim

ASRM President, Dr. Marcelle Cedars invites all Congress attendees to join us at the 2022 President’s Gala as we turn back the clock 50 years to celebrate historical milestones in reproductive rights and lay the foundation for leading policy discussions now and into the future.

The ASRM President’s Gala will begin with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner and the ASRM awards presentation. Immediately following the Gala, Dr. Cedars will host an After Party with cocktails, dessert, and music. Tickets to the After Party are included with your Gala ticket or may be purchased separately.

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  • Save up to 15% on tickets to Disneyland—an exclusive savings for ASRM 2022 attendees! Order your tickets using the exclusive link emailed to you after registration by 9PM PST Friday, October 21st.
  • “Camp ASRM” is a childcare service offered Sunday, October 23rd through Tuesday, October 25th in the Hilton Anaheim, adjacent to the Anaheim Convention Center. The cost for the children’s program is $90.00 per half day (7:00am to 11:30am or 11:30am to 4:00pm), per child or $180.00 per full day (7:00am to 4:00pm), per child. Camp slots are limited, so advanced registration by September 23rd is highly recommended. Click here to learn more about Camp ASRM and register.
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