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Curriculum XXII:
Clinical 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:
  • Evaluate embryo development for optimal freezing/thawing
  • Describe process of vitrification
  • Assess process of warming
  • Summarize clinical outcomes of egg freezing
  • Identify maternal medical conditions that are prohibitive to pregnancy
  • Discuss common conditions that are associated with increased maternal and fetal risks
  • Outline strategies to reduce pregnancy risks
  • Review male reproductive endocrinology and sperm production
  • Discuss current state-of-the-art strategies for the evaluation and treatment of the infertile male
  • Identify elements of risk In frozen donor egg banks
  • Explain the elements of compliance with ASRM recommendations
  • Assess the role of the FDA in the oversight of egg banks
  • Identify the magnitude of obesity and its impact on infertility
  • Review maternal and fetal complications associated with obesity
  • Summarize medical and surgical options for the obese infertile patient

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