Due to the availability of assisted reproductive technologies (ART), the need for reproductive surgery as a primary treatment for infertility has declined. However, it has an important role in improving the success rate of ART treatment and, recently, in fertility preservation. Reports of new indications and techniques are published continuously. Some warrant practice pattern changes and the need to educate practitioners not only to promote fertility, but also to preserve fertility and reproductive function of young women undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment.+ More details
This session will detail the role of the progesterone receptor in the regulation of endometrial function. This will be done by demonstrating how mouse models can be used to dissect the signaling pathways in the uterus and define the interaction of the cellular compartments in the regulation of uterine function during pregnancy and in diseased states.+ More details
Stem cell biology is a rapidly changing area of basic science that has much promise for medical care. Yet, clinical applications remain very limited. An update on the state of the field and directions of current research is the substance of this presentation.+ More details
Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D. of Northwestern University speaks on fertility preservation options for young people with cancer that exist and practice guidelines that have been published. Recent surveys of practitioners indicate a gap in knowledge about the best option based on cancer types and treatments.+ More details
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