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ASRM 2015 Complete Scientific Program


2015 Complete Scientific Program




  • AUA Bruce Stewart Memorial Lecture: Rethinking the Pristine X and Rotting Y Chromosomes Supported by a grant from the American Urological Association Ajay Nangia, M.D. (Introducer) David C. Page, M.D
  • Contraception Track Interactive Session: Frontiers of Contraception Research Jennifer Salcedo, M.D., M.P.H. (Chair) University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine Piyapa Praditpan M.D., M.P.H. Columbia University Medical Center Katharine Simmons, M.D. Oregon Health and Science University Leo L. Han, M.D. Oregon Health and Science University Leanne Griffin, M.D., M.P.H. Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine Brian T. Nguyen, M.D. University of Chicago 
  • Contraception Track Keynote: Unfettered Access to Plan B: The Epic 13-Year Battle Over Emergency Contraception David F. Archer, M.D. (Introducer) Eli Y. Adashi, M.D., M.S. The Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University
  • CSRM Symposium: Screening and Management of Genetic Diseases Jie Qiao, M.D., Ph.D. (Chair) Peking University Third Hospital Zi-Jiang Chen, M.D., Ph.D. (Co-chair) Shandong University Li-ying Yan, Ph.D. Peking University Third Hospital Jia-yin Liu, M.D., Ph.D. Jiangsu Province Hospital Yun-xia Cao, M.D., Ph.D. Anhui Medical University 
  • David and Rosemary Adamson Lecture on Excellence in Reproductive Medicine: Prevention of Diseases in Postmenopausal Women—Is There a Role for Hormone Therapy? Endowed by Advanced Reproductive Care, Inc. James Segars, M.D. (Introducer) Roger A. Lobo, M.D. Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons 
  • Interactive Session Are Reproductive Endocrinologists Still Gynecologists? Alan H. DeCherney, M.D. (Chair) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 
  • Interactive Session  Clinical Cases in Female Oncofertility Laxmi A. Kondapalli, M.D. (Chair) Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine 
  • Interactive Session  Endometriosis in the Infertile Patient Hugh S. Taylor, M.D. (Chair) Yale School of Medicine Stacey A. Missmer, D.Sc. Brigham and Women’s Hospital Bruce A. Lessey, M.D., Ph.D. Greenville Health System 
  • Interactive Session How and Why to Set Up a Low-cost IVF Program in the United States? Marcelle I. Cedars, M.D. (Chair) University of California, San Francisco 
  • Interactive Session Fresh vs. Frozen Donor Eggs—Pros and Cons G. David Ball, Ph.D. (Chair) Seattle Reproductive Medicine Michael J. Levy, M.D. Shady Grove Fertility Daniel B. Shapiro, M.D. Reproductive Biology Associates 
  • Interactive Session Genetic Testing—How to Counsel Patients Given Increasingly Complex Genetic Information Lawrence C. Layman, M.D. (Chair) Georgia Regents University 
  • Interactive Session Infertility Treatment for Service Members and Veterans Erin Kramer (Chair) ASRM Captain Thomas L. Doss Department of Defense Laurie Zephyrin, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Interactive Session Is the Time Ripe for Routine Preimplantation Genetic Screening Testing in All ART Patients? Dagan Wells, Ph.D. (Chair) University of Oxford 
  • Interactive Session Letrozole vs. Clomiphene for Ovulation Induction Richard S. Legro, M.D. (Chair) Penn State University College of Medicine Robert J. Norman, M.D. University of Adelaide 
  • Interactive Session Molecular Diagnostics in Embryo Quality—Is NextGen Sequencing Superior to aCGH or qPCR? Richard T. Scott, M.D. (Chair) Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey 
  • Interactive Session NONCME CE ARS Debate Laparoscopic vs. Abdominal Myomectomy in the Age of the Morcellation Ban Ayman Al-Hendy, M.D., Ph.D. (Chair) Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University Ceana H. Nezhat, M.D. Nezhat Medical Center-Atlanta Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery and Reproductive Medicine Larisa P. Gavrilova-Jordan, M.D. Georgia Regents University 
  • Interactive Session Oncofertility Track Interactive Session: Survivorship and Reproduction after Childhood Cancer Leonard S. Sender, M.D. (Chair) UC Irvine Health 
  • Interactive Session Panel discussion Role of Acupuncture in Reproductive Medicine (Evidence-based) to Optimize ART Outcomes Sadhna Singh, D.A.O.M, L.Ac. (Chair) Eastern Harmony Clinic Paul C. Magarelli, M.D., Ph.D. RMFC Fertility Center Diane K. Cridennda, M.A. East Winds Acupuncture
  • Interactive Session  Ethics in Reproductive Medicine Robert W. Rebar, M.D. (Chair) Western Michigan University William Keye Jr., M.D. University of Utah 
  • Interactive Session  Ovarian Reserve Markers: Are They All That They Are Chalked Up to Be? Nanette F. Santoro, M.D. (Chair) University of Colorado School of Medicine 
  • Interactive Session  Surgery Track Interactive Session: Morcellation and Tissue Extraction Options After New FDA Rulings Tommaso Falcone, M.D. (Chair) Cleveland Clinic Elizabeth A. Pritts, M.D. Wisconsin Fertility Institute William W. Hurd, M.D. Duke Fertility Center 
  • Interactive Session The Effects of Cancer Therapy on Male Fertility/Fertility Preservation James F. Smith, M.D. (Chair) University of California, San Francisco Robert Brannigan, M.D. Northwestern University
  • Interactive Session Should We Treat Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Infertile Patients? James H. Segars, M.D. (Chair) Johns Hopkins University Samantha M. Pfeifer, M.D. Weill Cornell Medical College Margareta D. Pisarska, M.D. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 
  • Interactive Session The Kitchen Sink and IVF: The Pros and Cons of Using Non-FDA–approved Medications for Infertility Rebecca S. Usadi, M.D. (Chair) CHS Reproductive Medicine and Infertility Michelle L. Matthews, M.D. Carolinas Medical Center G. Wright Bates, M.D. University of Alabama Birmingham 
  • Interactive Session The Modern Educator: Evidence-based Approaches to Enhance Your Teaching Ann J. Davis, M.D. (Chair) Dartmouth Geiser School of Medicine 
  • Interactive Session The Role of Luteal Support in Non-ART Cycles Karl R. Hansen, M.D., Ph.D. (Chair) University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Valerie L. Baker, M.D. Stanford University School of Medicine Eric D. Levens, M.D. Shady Grove Fertility Reproductive Science Center 
  • Menopause Track Keynote: Ovarian Aging, Cognition, and Reproductive Endocrinology Aimee M. Seungdamrong, M.D. (Introducer) C. Neill Epperson, M.D. Penn Center for Women’s Behavioral Wellness 
  • Menopause Track Symposium: The Use of Androgens in Women with DOR, POI, or Early Menopause: A Hidden Gem or a Quiet Enemy? Amber R. Cooper, M.D. (Chair) Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Nanette F. Santoro, M.D. University of Colorado David H. Barad, M.D. Center for Human Reproduction, New York
  • Plenary Camran Nezhat, M.D. Lectureship in Innovations in Medicine Lecture: How Epigenetics Define which Female Ant Becomes the Queen Christos Coutifaris, M.D., Ph.D. (Introducer) Shelley L. Berger, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
  • Plenary Development and Evolution of the External Genitalia Richard S. Legro, M.D. (Introducer) Martin J. Cohn, Ph.D. University of Florida
  • Plenary DNA Dialogues: Disclosures, Discoveries, Dilemmas, and Decisions Endowed by a 1990 grant from Astra-Zeneca Richard J. Paulen, M.D. (Introducer) Lynn Bush, Ph.D., M.A. Columbia University Medical Center 
  • Plenary Making 21st Century Families: The Vital Intercourse between ART and Law Owen K. Davis, M.D. (Introducer) Susan L. Crockin, J.D.
  • Plenary Periconception Medicine and Biology in Relation to Human Health Kurt T. Barnhart, M.D. (Introducer) Robert J. Norman, M.D. University of Adelaide 
  • Plenary SRS Lecture: Innovation Inside the Box: The Systematic Inventive Thinking Method Steven F. Palter, M.D. (Introducer) Drew Boyd, M.B.A. University of Cincinnati 
  • Plenary SSR Exchange Lecture: Uniting Major Constituents of the Genome: Novel Paradigms of Gene Regulation in the Germline Hugh S. Taylor, M.D. (Introducer) Haifan Lin, Ph.D. Yale University School of Medicine 
  • Scientific Program Prize Paper Session 1
  • Scientific Program Prize Paper Session 2
  • Surgical Tutorial Management of C-section Scar Disorder Charles E. Miler, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Emilio O. Fernandez, M.D. Unit of Reproductive Medicine, Clinica las Condes, Santiago, Chile
  • Symposium ABOG-Kenneth J. Ryan Ethics Symposium: Disparities in Access to Fertility Care: Investigating Cost, Race, Geography, and Marital Status Supported by a 2013 endowment from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Judith F. Daar, J.D. (Chair) Whittier Law School Tarun Jain, M.D. Chicago IVF Jeff Waldstreicher Maryland State Delegate 
  • Symposium ALMER Symposium: Selección de gametos y embriones en Reproducción Asistida J. Ricardo Loret de Mola, M.D. (Chair) Southern Illinois University Sergio Papier, M.D. (Co-Chair) President, ALMER Gastón Rey Valzacchi, M.D. Procrearte Cristian Alvarez Sedó, Ph.D., M.Sc. CEGYR (Genetics and Reproductive Medicine) Santiago Munné, Ph.D. Reprogenetics 
  • Symposium AMMR Symposium: Preservación de la Fertilidad en el Varón (Fertility Preservation in the Male) Victor Saul Vital-Reyes, M.D. (Co-chair) President, AMMR J. Ricardo Loret de Mola, M.D. (Co-chair) Southern Illinois University Claudio Serviere Zaragoza, M.D. Centro Especializado en Esterilidad y Reproducción Humana, México City Silvio Cuneo Pareto, M.D. Clinica Concibe de Reproducción Asistida, México City Carlos Salazar Lopez Ortiz, M.D. Hospital Español, Mexico City 
  • Symposium ASPIRE Symposium: The Endometrium in Infertility and IVF PC Wong, M.D. National University of Singapore Jaideep Malhotra, M.D. Indian College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Vladislav Korsak, M.D. International Center of Human Reproduction Sarah Robertson, Ph.D. Robinson Research Institute 
  • Symposium Care of the Transgender Patient Stephen M. Rosenthal, M.D. (Chair) University of California, San Francisco Amy C. Tishelman, Ph.D. Harvard Medical School Thomas Satterwhite, M.D. Brownstein and Crane Surgical Services
  • Symposium Contraception Track Symposium: Medical Comorbidities and Contraception, Obesity, and Long-acting Reversible Contraceptives Diana Blithe, Ph.D. (Chair) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Pelin Batur, M.D. Cleveland Clinic Thomas D. Kimble, M.D. Eastern Virginia Medical School 
  • Symposium Environmental Basis of Disease Enrique F. Schisterman, Ph.D. (Chair) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Lauren A. Wise, Sc.D. Boston University School of Public Health Pauline Mendola, Ph.D. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 
  • Symposium Epigenetics and Male Reproduction Douglas T. Carrell, Ph.D. (Chair) University of Utah School of Medicine Sue Hammoud, Ph.D. University of Michigan 
  • Symposium ESHRE Symposium: Searching for Success in ART Kersti Lundin, Ph.D. (Chair) Sahlgrenska University Hospital Søren Ziebe, D.Sc., M.Sc. University Hospital of Copenhagen Thorir Hardarson, Ph.D. Fertilitetscentrum/IVF-Sverige Siobhan Quenby, M.D. University of Warwick 
  • Symposium For the Non-obstructive Azoospermic Patient—Which Is Better, Testicular Mapping or MicroTESE? A Debate Mark Sigman, M.D. (Chair) Brown University and Lifespan Paul J. Turek, M.D. Turek Clinic Peter N. Schlegel, M.D. Weill Cornell Medical College 
  • Symposium How to Facilitate Access to Reproductive Care Worldwide Supported in part by a grant from the ASRM Corporate Member Council Sheryl Vanderpoel, Ph.D. (Chair) World Health Organization Geraldine Ekpo, M.D. University of California, San Francisco Newton E. Busso, M.D. ALFA Project - Assisted Fertilization 
  • Symposium Howard and Georgeanna Jones Symposium: Elective Freeze All: What Is the Scientific Evidence? Endowed by a 2010 educational grant from EMD Serono, Inc. Christos Coutifaris, M.D., Ph.D. (Chair) University of Pennsylvania Monica A. Mainigi, M.D. Penn Fertility Care Carlos A. Simón, M.D. , Ph.D. University of Valencia 
  • Symposium ISAR Symposium: Treating Recurrent Implantation Failure—What's New? Hrishikesh D. Pai, M.D. (Chair) Lilavati Hospital Rishma D. Pai, M.D. Jaslok and Lilavati Hospitals Nandita P. Palshetkar, M.D. Lilavati Hospital
  • Symposium KY Cha Symposium: Stem Cells into Gametes Supported by the Asia-Pacific Biomedical Research Foundation Amander Clark, Ph.D. (Chair) University of California, Los Angeles Niels Geijsen, Ph.D. Hubrecht Institute 
  • Symposium Looking for Genetic Causes of Male Infertility Dolores J. Lamb, Ph.D. (Chair) Baylor College of Medicine Peter N. Schlegel, M.D. Weill Cornell Medical College Jason Heaney, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine 
  • Symposium MEFS Symposium: Social Egg Banking: Fad or Fact? Johnny Awwad, M.D. (Chair) American University of Beirut Medical Center Thomas L. Toth, M.D. Massachusetts General Hospital Laura F. Rienzi, B.Sc., M.Sc. GENERA Centers for Reproductive Medicine 
  • Symposium Mental Health Symposium I: A Scientific and Molecular Primer for PGS for Mental Health Professionals Julia Woodward, Ph.D. (Chair) Duke University Dagan Wells, Ph.D. University of Oxford Jamie Grifo, M.D., Ph.D. NYU Langone Medical Center 
  • Symposium Mental Health Symposium II: Prevention of Mitochondrial Disease: Ethics and Controversy Shelley Lee, Ph.D. (Chair) New York University Langone Medical Ctr Paula Amato, M.D. Oregon Health & Science University Misha Angrist, Ph.D., M.F.A. Duke Science & Society 
  • Symposium Mental Health Symposium III: Prenatal Screening and Diagnosis in Conjunction with Infertility Treatment: The Burden of Choice Joann P. Galst, Ph.D. (Chair) Private Practice, New York Julie Bindeman, Psy.D. Private Practice, Maryland David Keefe, M.D., Ph.D. New York University Langone Medical Center 
  • Symposium Multiple Births Pasquale Patrizio, M.D. (Chair) Yale Fertility Center & Fertility Preservation Program Eli Y. Adashi, M.D. The Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University Josephine Johnston, M.B.H.L., L.L.B. The Hastings Center 
  • Symposium Nurses’ Symposium I: Modern Family— Interweaving Biological and Non-biological Ties Jeanette Rodriguez-Tomasino, M.S., R.N.C., M.N.N. (Chair) Cornell Center for Reproductive Medicine Laura Josephs, Ph.D. New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center Ina Cholst, M.D. Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Symposium Nurses’ Symposium II: Maternal and Paternal Advanced Age—Autism and Genetic and Parental Risk Factors Linda D. Applegarth, Ed.D. (Chair) The Ronald O. Perelman/Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University Julian Martinez-Agosto, M.D., Ph.D. UCLA Department of Human Genetics Jill Chisholm, W.H.N.P., R.N.C. Genescreen
  • Symposium Nurses’ Symposium III: The Embryo Speaks—the Future of Embryo Assessment Jessica M. Medvedich, B.S.N., R.N. (Chair) Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey Denny Sakkas, Ph.D. Boston IVF Eric J. Forman, M.D. Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey 
  • Symposium Personalizing Treatment of PCOS in the 21st Century Anuja Dokras, M.D., Ph.D. (Chair) Penn PCOS Center Kathleen M. Hoeger, M.D., M.P.H. University of Rochester Medical Center Juha Tapanainen, M.D., Ph.D. University of Helsinki
  • Symposium Practice Managers’ Symposium I: Human Resources—Hiring, Orientation, Training Faith E. Ripley, B.S. (Chair) Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group Sara Mooney, B.A. Seattle Reproductive Medicine 
  • Symposium Practice Managers’ Symposium II: The Emotional Impact of Infertility Colin D. Thomas, M.H.A. (Chair) University of Utah Brad J. T. Senstra, M.H.A. Seattle Reproductive Medicine Julia Woodward, Ph.D. Duke University Judith Kottick, M.S.W. Private Practice, New Jersey 
  • Symposium Practice Managers’ Symposium III: The Financial Consult—How to Develop a Strong Financial Team Lisa Duran, B.A. (Chair) RMA of Texas Shawn Dever, B.S. Seattle Reproductive Medicine Beth Hume Seattle Reproductive Medicine 
  • Symposium Surgery Track Symposium: Systematic Inventive Thinking: A Proven Method to Innovate Anything Steven F. Palter, M.D. (Chair) Gold Coast IVF Drew Boyd, M.B.A. University of Cincinnati 





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