Resident Education Program

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ASRM is committed to facilitating and promoting the education of reproductive health professionals at all levels. As part of this mission, the Society develops and coordinates educational activities for resident physicians in training in reproductive medicine. This program also emphasizes understanding of complex topics, interaction with other disciplines, and psychosocial sequelae and ethical concerns in human reproduction. Residents are exposed to a variety of interactive educational methods and have an opportunity to network and interact with faculty experts in the specific topic for the day. 


ASRM has organized a series of educational sessions coupled with corresponding scientific symposia. On each day of the Scientific Congress (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday), there will be an interactive educational presentation that is topically related to a symposium on each of those days. The activities will be evidencebased, free from bias, and independent of commercial influence. The discussions, which will utilize several different learning pedagogies, will require advance independent study of articles, videos, or handouts relevant to the topic of ~20-30 minutes. 


  1. The track is open to residents in obstetrics and gynecology or urology who have preregistered. 
  2. Registrants will receive an email 2 weeks in advance of the Scientific Congress with a link to the reference reading materials for each daily session (3). 
  3. On each day of the Scientific Congress, registrants will gather for a luncheon learning session (lunch provided) with a prominent medical educator and a speaker from the day’s corresponding subject symposium. Each day will employ an interactive learning modality that will require a small amount of advance preparation: question-and-answer discussion of clinical cases and team-based learning. 
  4. Registrants will attend the afternoon symposium corresponding to the day’s learning session. 
  5. After the symposium, registrants will receive a survey.


Monday, October 30, 2017

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Resident Learning Session: Team-based Learning

Content experts: Lauren Nervi, NP; Lora Shahine, MD
Faculty: Rebecca Usadi, MD, Steven Lindheim, MD

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Symposium: Effect of Environment, Diet, and Lifestyle on Male and Female Fertility

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Resident Learning Session:
 Case Discussions
Content experts: Elizabeth Ginsburg, MD; Louise King, MD, JD
Faculty: Alice Rhoton-Vlasak, MD, Melvin Thornton, MD

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Symposium: Egg Freezing as an Emerging Frontier in Reproductive Medicine: Navigating the Clinical, Ethical, and Legal Challenges

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Resident Learning Session: Team-based Learning

Content expert: Tommaso Falcone, MD
Faculty: Ann J Davis, MD, Alexander Kotlyar MD

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Symposium: Uterine Transplant: Technical and Ethical Issues

Brought to you by the ASRM Undergraduate, Graduate, Medical, and Postgraduate Education Committee, Ann J. Davis, M.D., Chair

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