1. 2011 Plenary Session: SRS Lecture - The Role of Reproductive Surgery in the ART Era


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    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.

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    • 2011 Plenary Session: SSR Exchange Lecture - In Vivo Analysis of Progesterone Receptor Signaling in the Endometrium


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      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.

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      • 2011 Plenary Session: Prospects for Stem Cell-Based Medicine


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        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.

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        • 2011 Herbert H. Thomas Lecture: Emerging Opportunities in Oncofertility Practice and Research


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          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.

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