Male Infertility Virtual Preceptorship

General Information

Overview

Andrology, the branch of medicine concerned with male sexual and reproductive health, emerged as a specialty at the end of the nineteenth century. However, it was not until the latter half of the past century that andrology had been recognized as one of the most intriguing sub-specialties of human reproduction. The demand for andrologists and reproductive urologists is increasing; however, there are insufficient experts to keep pace with the requirement. The scope of modern andrology covers a broad spectrum from genetic studies to assisted reproduction techniques, and there is a clear need for updating healthcare professionals in these aspects.

This preceptorship will offer urologists, gynecologists, embryologists, andrologists and scientists working in ART an opportunity to learn the tools to implement reproductive andrology in a Fertility Center. The participants will be guided by international experts through lectures, debates and interactive discussions.
Apart from providing new insights into male infertility, this educational activity will give a guided journey through a modern centre specialised in male reproductive health.

Learning Objectives

With this preceptorship, the participants will learn how to standardize the male infertility evaluation and its importance for ART success. They will also learn about basic and specialized sperm function tests, how to order and interpret results. Participants will acquire knowledge on the most effective treatments for the infertile male and how they can add value to improve ART success. The course will also touch on quality management and how to set up a successful sperm retrieval program.

Educational format

The virtual preceptorship will feature:

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7 video lectures: that will be released throughout the course period with subtitles in Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish.

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3 Live sessions (practical session in three ‘host’ clinics) will be streamed live and each session will provide the opportunity for more practical in-depth learning. Each live session will engage a group of participants that has prepared case studies and questions. The chair will present selected case studies/questions focusing on male infertility and ART, and discuss them live together with the host Clinic team. Prior to each live session, relevant MCQ and literature will be shared with participants. The pre-live exercises will guide discussion on the optimal clinical management for each case. More information on how to submit a case study and become an “Active participant” can be found below.

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Chat room: During the three live sessions, users will be able to enter the chat room to discuss and ask interesting topics and debate with colleagues.

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Diploma and Certificate: Upon completion of all three surveys, users will get a diploma signed by the Chair and EACCME accreditation for attending the three live sessions.

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A library with a collection of articles related to the program will be provided.

Host clinics

DANDROFERT

Androfert – Andrology and Human Reproduction Clinic
Campinas, Brazil
www.androfert.com.br

Hamburg Fertility Center
Hamburg, Germany
www.fertility-center-hh.de

University of North Carolina (UNC) Fertility
Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Chapel Hill, NC, USA
https://uncfertility.com/

Case study submission

Submit your case study starting on 3 May to 10 May to attend as an “Active” participant the live sessions scheduled on:

  • Saturday, 15 May from 02:00 pm to 05:00 pm CET Androfert – Andrology and Human Reproduction Clinic
  • Saturday, 29 May from 12:00 pm to 02:30 pm CET Hamburg Fertility Center
  • Friday, 18 June from 05:00 pm to 07:00 pm CET University of North Carolina (UNC) Fertility

Each live session will engage a group of participants that have prepared case studies and questions. The chair will present selected case studies/questions focusing on male infertility and ART, and discuss them live together with the host Clinic team.

For more information please contact chloe.xilinas@medea.academy

Target Audience

The program is intended for clinicians, embryologists, andrologists, scientists, and managers working in ART who wish to update their knowledge of advanced techniques and scientific innovations and understand best practices using evidence-based models of care.

Accreditation

The live sessions have been submitted for CME accreditation to EACCME® (European Accreditation Council for Continuing for Medical Education).

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA), physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at https://edhub.ama-assn.org/pages/applications.

 

UEMS

Chairs

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Sandro C. Esteves

Campinas, Brazil

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R. Matthew Coward

Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Co-Chairs

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Carlo Alviggi

Naples, Italy

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Robert Fischer

Hamburg, Germany

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Peter Humaidan

Aarhus University

Faculty

Sandro C. Esteves
Medical Director
Professor of Urology, University of Campinas (UNICAMP)

Arnold P. Achermann
Fellow in Male Infertility

Fabiola Bento
Quality Manager

Rita Figueira
Laboratory Supervisor

Ricardo Miyaoka
Reproductive Urologist
Professor of Urology, University of Campinas (UNICAMP)

Fabiana Y. Nakano
Consultant, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Robert Fischer
Reproductive Endocrinologist
Medical Director

Wolfgang Schulze
Andrologist

Kimberly Kienast
Head of the IVF and Andrology Laboratories

R. Matthew Coward
Director of Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery

Steven L. Young
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

John A. Lee
Fellow in Andrology

Audrey S. Garneau
Fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Vaishnavi Purusothaman
Fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Caitlin Boylan
Embryologist

Daquan Dock
Andrology Supervisor

Nicolás Garrido
Director of the Andrology Laboratory and Sperm Bank

Preliminary Programme

Preliminary Programme PDF

Video lectures
Available from 3 May to 30 June on demand

L1 – Male infertility work-up: standardization for better clinical management
Sandro Esteves, Androfert & UNICAMP, Brazil

L2 – Andrology laboratory: taking advantage of basic and specialized testing for improving clinical-decision making
Nicolás Garrido, Spain

L3 – Contemporary role of testicular biopsy in male infertility management
Wolfgang Schulze, Hamburg Fertility Center, Germany

L4 – Medical treatment: what can be done to improve natural fertility and ART outcomes
Sandro Esteves, Androfert & UNICAMP, Brazil

L5 – Varicocele: revisiting its role in male infertility and ART management
Matthew R. Coward, Univ. North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

L6 – Obstructive Azoospermia: contemporary diagnosis and management
Matthew R. Coward, Univ. North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

L7 – Non-obstructive Azoospermia: a multidisciplinary clinical approach
Sandro Esteves, Androfert & UNICAMP, Brazil

Live Sessions Agenda
Androfert – Andrology and Human Reproduction Clinic

Saturday, 15 May from 02:00 pm to 05:00 pm CET
Saturday, 15 May from 09:00 am to 12:00 pm (BRT)

Brazil Time (BRT)

09:00 am – Preceptorship Introduction
Peter Humaidan, Denmark

09:05 am- Welcome and Faculty Introductions
Sandro Esteves, Brazil

09:10 am – Visit of the clinic (video)
Fabiola Bento, Brazil

09:20 am – Summary of Video Lecture
L1 Male infertility work-up: standardization for better clinical management
Ricardo Miyaoka, Brazil

09:35 am- Male Infertility work-up questions and answers
All Faculty and Participants

09:50 am – Summary of Video lecture
L3 Medical treatment: what can be done to improve natural fertility and ART outcomes
Sandro Esteves, Brazil

10:05 am – Medical Treatment questions and answers
All Faculty and Participants

10:20 am – Summary of Video lecture
L6 Non-obstructive Azoospermia: a multidisciplinary clinical approach
Sandro Esteves, Brazil

 10:35 am – Non-obstructive Azoospermia questions and answers
All Faculty and Participants

10:50 am – Case Studies Discussion
All Faculty and Participants

11:50 am – Conclusion
Sandro Esteves, Brazil / Peter Humaidan, Denmark

12:00 pm – End of the virtual preceptorship

Live Sessions Agenda
Hamburg Fertility Center

Saturday, 29 May from 12:00 pm to 2.30 pm CET

12:00 pm – Preceptorship Introduction
Carlo Alviggi, Italy

12:05 pm – Welcome and Faculty Introductions
Robert Fischer, Germany

12:10 pm – Video on Cryo-TESE
Wolfgang Schulze, Germany – Kimberly Kienast, Germany

12:20 pm – Summary of Video Lecture
L2 Andrology laboratory: taking advantage of basic and specialized testing for improving clinical-decision making
Nicolás Garrido, Spain

12:35 pm – Andrology laboratory questions and answers
All Faculty and Participants

12:50 pm – Summary of Video lecture
L3 Contemporary role of testicular biopsy in male infertility management
Wolfgang Schulze, Germany

01:05 pm – Contemporary role of testicular biopsy questions and answers
All Faculty and Participants

01:20 pm – Case studies discussion
All Faculty and Participants

02:20 pm – Conclusion
Carlo Alviggi, Italy – Robert Fischer, Germany

02:30 pm – End of the virtual preceptorship

Live Sessions Agenda
University of North Carolina (UNC) Fertility

Friday, 18 June from 05:00 pm to 07:00 pm Central European Time (CET)
Friday 18 June 2021 from 11:00 am to 01:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Eastern Standard Time (EST)

11:00 am – Preceptorship Introduction
Sandro C. Esteves, Brazil

11:05 am – Welcome and Faculty Introductions
Matthew Coward, USA

11:10 am – Visit of the clinic (video)

11:15 am – Summary of Video Lecture
L5 Varicocele: revisiting its role in male infertility and ART management
Matthew Coward, USA

11:35 am – Varicocele questions and answers
All Faculty and Participants

11:45 am- Summary of Video lecture
L6 Obstructive Azoospermia: contemporary diagnosis and management
Matthew Coward, USA

12:05 pm- Obstructive Azoospermia questions and answers
All Faculty and Participants

12:15 pm – Case Studies Discussion
All Faculty and Participants

12:55 pm- Conclusion
Matthew Coward, USA / Sandro Esteves, Brazil

01:00 pm – End of the virtual preceptorship

General Information

Language

The official language of the activity will be English. Translation in Chinese; Portuguese; Spanish for the video lectures will be provided.

CME Provider

Med.E.A – Medical Education Academy

Chloe Xilinas: Programme and Relations Manager in Medical Education
chloe.xilinas@medea.academy

Registration

Registration starts on 3 May 2021.
Starting on that date, and until the online conference takes off on 30 June 2021, you can register for free to the preceptorship.

To pre-register now enter:
www.maleinfertility.education

For registration information please contact:
EVENT PLANET SRL

info@eventplanetgroup.com

Funding

Med.E.A Srl educational programmes are organized solely to promote the exchange and dissemination of scientific and medical information. No forms of promotional activities are permitted. There may be presentations discussing investigational uses of various products.

These views are the responsibility of the named speakers, and do not represent an endorsement or recommendation on the part of Med.E.A. Srl. This educational activity is supported by independent grants from the Healthcare business of Darmstadt, German; Fujifilm, Androfert Andrology & Human Reproduction Clinic; MVZ Fertility Center Hamburg GmbH; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Reproductive Medicine Agency (Nova Clinic).

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