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Clinical Challenges in ART Practice
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Highlights of the four‐day meeting, StartARTSM Annual REI Nursing Congress, are featured on this CNE website to provide IVF nurses with updates, insights, and strategies to optimize reproductive potential and outcomes. FertilityUpdates.com repurposes important content from StartARTSM Congress to provide a unique and comprehensive educational opportunity with the goal of communicating late‐breaking information, cutting‐edge techniques, and best practices to improve ART success. Like the StartARTSM Congress, FertilityUpdates.com offers presentations that feature the latest innovations in reproductive medicine and nursing presented by a distinguished faculty of experts.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this educational activity, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe causes of recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL)
  • Identify tests recommended for evaluation of recurrent pregnancy loss
  • Summarize evidence-based treatments for RPL
  • Discuss the role and purpose of first trimester ultrasound
  • Identify normal structures observed in the first trimester
  • Review abnormal findings that can be detected via ultrasound
  • Review clinical signs and symptoms of endometriosis
  • Discuss impact of endometriosis on IVF outcomes
  • Outline diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for managing endometriosis
  • Discuss current fertility preservation (FP) options
  • Summarize success rates
  • Evaluate current utilization of FP resources
  • Identify why these resources are not being taken advantage of
  • Assess novel stimulation protocols for hormone sensitive cancers
  • Explain protocols for random start stimulations
  • Indicate how “interpreting results” varies from “confirming values”
  • Assess the source of normal ranges and review how these ranges are established
  • Distinguish between each level of “quality of evidence” (I – III)
  • Explain the concept of meta-analysis and critique its limitations
  • Differentiate between filtered vs unfiltered information
  • Consider key factors in examining demographics
  • Compare inter-assay vs inter-lab variations

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