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Curriculum XXI:
Challenges in ART
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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:
  • Discuss the difference between oocyte quantity and oocyte quality
  • Assess the impact of ovarian aging on chances of pregnancy success
  • Determine the impact of ovarian aging on pregnancy health
  • Identify the impact of ovarian aging on long-term health risks
  • Review factors that impact a successful ART cycle
  • Identify importance of ovarian reserve on predicting response to ovarian stimulation
  • Compare and contrast responder types
  • Discuss strategies to optimize stimulation protocols by responder type
  • Discuss the current trends in the diagnosis and treatment of RPL
  • Describe the different society definitions of “pregnancy” and “RPL”
  • Appreciate the role of genetic testing in developing a strategy for the evaluation of RPL
  • Understand the effect of maternal age and number of prior losses on predicting future live births
  • Describe the complex and systemic nature of endometriosis
  • Review the problem of endometriosis and current limitations in its treatment
  • Discuss the role of serum markers in the diagnosis of endometriosis
  • Identify novel mechanisms underlying endometriosis
  • Summarize current and emerging therapies for endometriosis
  • Review the process of ICSI
  • Describe blastocyst biopsy for PGS
  • Identify how Time-Lapse Analysis is performed

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