I would like to personally invite you to attend this year’s 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine to be held in San Diego, California, October 20-24, 2012.
This year’s meeting theme, “Setting the Course in Reproductive Medicine,” reflects the focus of the meeting with state-of-the-art plenary and symposium presentations on areas of broad interest such as assisted reproductive technologies, contraception, obesity, environmental toxins, surgical challenges, fertility preservation, stem cells, reproductive genetics, urology, psychosocial aspects, and the newest research advances in our field. Indeed, Dr. Bob Oates, together with the Scientific Program Committee, has developed a superb program that addresses the clinical and research challenges of all aspects of reproductive medicine.
Dr. Kirk Lo and the Postgraduate Program Committee have worked closely with the affiliated societies, professional groups, and special interest groups to develop postgraduate courses that meet the needs of our clinicians, scientists, laboratory technologists, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
The meeting includes the popular roundtables, videos and interactive sessions, as well as sessions focused on menopause and contraception. Our new Surgery Day will focus on robotic surgery mini-labs and surgical instrument demonstrations, as well as lectures and tutorials. The special interest groups, professional groups, and affiliated societies will highlight the advances in their fields and provide opportunities for in-depth participation and communication. The most recent advances in reproductive medicine will be highlighted in the oral and poster presentations.
We welcome our members and trainees, as well as our colleagues from abroad, to attend the meeting. Indeed, several symposia will be presented by a group of experts from sister societies around the world. As always, opportunities for networking and interactive sessions abound.
San Diego is a delightful city, and the meeting also offers a most enjoyable social program for attendees and their guests.
I look forward to meeting you in San Diego, where together we will be “Setting the Course in Reproductive Medicine.”
Dolores J. Lamb, Ph.D.
ASRM President 2011-2012