|Vol. 10, No. 2 / May 2012
News from ASRM
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
New video explains fibroids to patients
A new full-length educational video on fibroid tumors is available for your patients at ReproductiveFacts.org (http://reproductivefacts.org/Fibroid_tumor_video/).
Developed by the ASRM under the direction of the Patient Education Committee, the 25-minute video teaches patients about the types of uterine fibroid tumors, symptoms (including infertility), diagnostic procedures, and medical and surgical treatment options. Instructional slides that contain clear clinical explanations, diagrams, and photographs are engagingly blended with video that follows a patient and her clinician through the diagnostic and treatment process.
View the ASRM 2012 program
The ASRM 2012 Annual Meeting preliminary program is available online at http://www.asrm.org/annualmeeting.aspx. This year’s locale is San Diego, California. Mark your calendar for October 20 to 24, and peruse the program guide for information on registration, housing, postgraduate programs, the scientific program daily schedule, and special events.
STRAW criteria revised
The landmark Stages of Reproductive Aging Workshop (STRAW) criteria developed 10 years ago, which define reproductive stages in women from adolescence to menopause and beyond, were recently revised by a panel of US and international experts. Read about the modified STRAW+10 criteria, plus other important reproductive medicine updates and news, at http://www.asrm.org/International_Experts_Clarify_Hormonal_Changes_of_the_Menopausal_Transition/.
Stay informed of reproductive medicine’s impact on our world with “Headlines in Reproductive Medicine” at ASRM.org. This feature provides Web links gleaned from current reproductive medicine news and related stories from around the globe. Recent stories include “Study: Egg donors remain fertile after procedure,” “Fertility treatment bans in Europe draw criticism,” and “Lose your keys? Blame menopause.” Check out these and other news items at www.asrm.org/Headlines. You can also follow the Headlines on Twitter and get them on Facebook.
Career Center updates
Physicians, embryologists, nurses, clinical laboratory scientists, and other REI professionals can search the ASRM job board for the latest career opportunities. Check out the job offerings and other benefits of the Career Center at http://careers.asrm.org. You can create a jobseeker account to receive personalized job alerts, as well as post your resume. Employers can list a job opening or view posted resumes for potential candidates.
Multimedia meeting content
Educational content from ASRM’s 2011 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, is available through the Live Learning Center. View educational content, and select individual tracks or a complete conference set for purchase at www.softconference.com/asrm/. Offerings are available in CD-ROM and MP3 formats. Content from previous annual meetings is also available.
CME courses added to eLearn curriculum eLearn
Four new CME courses are now on the ASRM eLearn roster. These courses are free for ASRM members; nonmembers pay $10. Based on Practice Committee guidelines, the modules are:
Increased maternal cardiovascular mortality associated with pregnancy in women with Turner syndrome (COM001)
Role of tubal surgery in the era of assisted reproductive technologies (COM002)
Multiple pregnancy associated with infertility therapy (COM003)
Elective single embryo transfer (COM004)
For more information about these and other eLearn courses, visit www.asrm.org/eLearn/Catalog/com/.