Minds & Medicine

CE/CME Activities > Reproductive Medicine

Annual REI Nursing Congress
Scientific & Therapeutic Approaches To Assisted Reproductive Technology
August 2-4, 2018
Renaissance Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
Archived, for viewing purposes only.


The Annual REI Nursing Congress: Scientific & Therapeutic Approaches To Assisted Reproductive Technology (StartARTSM) provides a unique and comprehensive educational opportunity for IVF nurses, featuring critical updates on the latest advances in reproductive medicine from procedures and protocols to bioethical and legal issues, and breakthroughs in stem cell and genetics research. The goal of this annual congress is to provide late-breaking information, cutting-edge techniques, and best practices to improve ART outcomes. This goal is enhanced by the unique contributions that IVF nurses make to the field of reproductive medicine through their skills, compassion, and caring.

Learning Objectives

After attending this educational congress, the attendee should be able to:
  • Distinguish strategies for selecting stimulation protocols according to responder types to optimize outcomes
  • Explain the challenges and management issues associated with advanced parental age
  • Discuss the impact of disease and treatment strategies for endometriosis and PCOS on reproductive potential
  • Identify advances in oocyte cryopreservation for donor egg banking
  • Review progress in male reproductive medicine
  • Debate current legal and liability issues encountered in ART practice
  • Examine concepts and progress in stem cell research
  • Differentiate between cryopreserved and fresh embryos in terms of outcomes
  • Assess the impact of reproductive and developmental toxicity
  • Apply guidelines and algorithms to improve recurrent pregnancy loss
  • Describe innovations in lab techniques from IVF retrieval to embryo transfer
  • Demonstrate the value of preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy
  • Summarize advances in fertility preservation and the application of recent guidelines

Previous Activity Next Activity