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070IC - Technical Tips & Tricks in Male Infertility: A Guide for the Practicing Urologist

Monday, May 21
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: MCC WEST, 2010

Interdisciplinary management of male infertility is required for optimal care of couples affected by infertility. Effective management requires an up-to-date knowledge of patient assessment, role of novel diagnostic testing (including sperm DNA fragmentation and genetic testing) as well as an understanding of reproductive endocrinologist's approach to infertility management. In this course, three experts in the field provide their insight into management of common clinical problems faced by the urologist in male infertility. Evaluation standards and interpretation of sperm DNA fragmentaion and genetic testing, technical tricks -of-the-trade for microsurgical reconstruction, as well as coordinated interaction of care with assisted reproduction will be emphasized. The course is designed with case-based presentations, expert opinion and open discussion with the audience to ensure effective communication of concepts from state-of-the-art literature focussing on common clinical infertility scenarios. The gyn perspective for male infertility management will be presented in case format, with recommendations for how to handle common potential conflicts, clinical problems and queries during IVF and/or sperm retrieval for IVF.

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Peter N. Schlegel

Chairman of Urology
Weill Cornell Medicine

Peter N. Schlegel, M.D., FACS, is the James J. Colt Professor and Chairman of Urology at Weill Cornell Medicine. A member of the AUA since 1985, Dr. Schlegel has provided substantial contributions to a number of fields in urology including treatment of prostate cancer, hormonal condiitions and male infertility. His infertility work has correlated genetic abnormalities with treatment results for infertile men, developed hormonal therapies, and identified novel techniques for sperm retrieval for azoospermic men. He has published over 250 original manuscripts and dozens of book chapters, while previously or currently serving on Editorial Boards (including the Fertility & Sterility Journal of Urology, AUA Update, and BJU International) and is former co-Editor of the Journal of Andrology. He is a former trustee and Vice-President of the American Board of Urology and was a senior consultant to the Examination Committee of the AUA (American Urological Association)/ABU (American Board of Urology.) He has been an officer of numerous medical societies, including on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, President of several societies, including the Society for Male Reproduction/Urology, Society for Reproductive Surgeons, Publications Committee of the AUA and the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction. He has been the Ethicon Plenary speaker for ASRM, received the Established Clinician Award from ESHRE, as well as Barringer Award from the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons and many other awards. He has presented abstracts at every AUA meeting for the past 30 years. Dr. Schlegel has been a visiting professor, lecturer, and invited speaker at countries throughout Asia, the South Pacific, South America, Europe, and the Middle East. In 2017, Dr. Schlegel was appointed Sernior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Sheldon Marks

University opf Arizona College of Medicine

Sheldon H F Marks, MD is the Director of the International Center for Vasectomy Reversal, a full-time, reversal only Center and Associate Clinical Professor of Urology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, Arizona as well as Adjunct Assistant Professor
of Urology at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. With almost 6000 patients from ever state and more than 78 countries, his center specializes in complex and redo reversals. Sheldon is the author of the ASRM Andrology Certification Module on vasectomy reversals. He also teaches the AUA Post Graduate course teaching techniques, tips and pearls in vasectomy reversals. He has published a number of papers including one achieving a 99.5% success using the Marks Vas Cutting Forceps and another on the high reversal success rates on men more than 15 to 20 years from vasectomy.

Presentation(s):

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Robert D. Oates

Boston University School of Medicine

Dr. Robert Oates, M.D. is a Professor of Urology at Boston University School of Medicine. Having completed one of the early clinical fellowships in Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery in 1988, he returned to Boston and has trained many fellows and residents in his subspecialty. He has presented at local, national and international meetings on innumerable occasions (symposia, podium, poster, roundtable). In his male reproductive surgical research career, he authored the first papers on the intentional cryopreservation of epididymal and testis sperm and has been actively involved in clinical and laboratory research on the genetic basis of male reproductive failure, having directed the research leading to the first peer-reviewed manuscript linking Congenital Bilateral Absence of the Vas Deferens and mutations in the Cystic Fibrosis genes. He authored the definitive publication on the clinical aspects of a Y chromosomal AZFc microdeletion with David Page. He has served as President of the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction (SSMR), the President of the Society of Male Reproduction and Urology (SMRU), an affiliate society within ASRM, and President of the New England Fertility Society. He directs the Fellowship and Residency programs for the Boston University Department of Urology, and has a busy clinical practice involving all aspects of Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery. He has served as Program Chair for many national societal meetings and was the Scientific Program Chair for the 2012 ASRM Annual Meeting.

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