Male Infertility Virtual Preceptorship

Video Lectures

Live Sessions

Library Videos

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: After competition of the activities HCP will receive Certificate and Diploma signed by the Chairs.

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

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.

Language

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

Partnership

This program is designed in partnership with the Brazilian Society of Urology (São Paulo Section) and the Portuguese Society of Reproductive Medicine.

 

Agenda

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

Visual Maps

Office Based Minimally Invasive MESA

Microdissection Testicular Sperm Extraction

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

Speakers

Androfert – Andrology and Human Reproduction Clinic
Campinas, Brazil

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Sandro C. Esteves

Medical Director
Professor of Urology, University of Campinas (UNICAMP)

Figueira-Rita

Rita Figueira

Laboratory Supervisor

Achermann-Arnold

Arnold P. Achermann

Fellow in Male Infertility

Miyaoka-Ricardo

Ricardo Miyaoka

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

Bento-Fabiola

Fabiola Bento

Quality Manager

Nakano-Fabiana

Fabiana Y. Nakano

Consultant, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Fertility Center Hamburg (FCH)
Hamburg, Germany

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Robert Fischer

Reproductive Endocrinologist

Kienast-Kimberly

Kimberly Kienast

Head of the IVF and Andrology Laboratoriesy

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Wolfgang Schulze

Andrologist

University of North Carolina (UNC) Fertility
Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Chapel Hill, NC, USA

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R. Matthew Coward

Director of Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery

Purusothaman-Vaishnavi

Vaishnavi Purusothaman

Fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

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Steven L. Young

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Boylan-Caitlin

Caitlin Boylan

Embryologist

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John A. Lee

Fellow in Andrology

Dock-Daquan

Daquan Dock

Andrology Supervisor

Garneau-Audrey-S.

Audrey S. Garneau

Fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad (IVI)
Valencia, Spain

Garrido-Nicolas

Nicolás Garrido

Director of the Andrology Laboratory and Sperm Bank

Case study submission

3 live practical sessions in three ‘host’ clinics, has engaged a group of participants that have prepared case studies and became an “Active participant” in the live sessions.

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/

General Information

Accreditation

MALE INFERTILITY PRECEPTORSHIP: THE MALE PARTNER IN FRONT STAGE TO IMPROVE ART
SUCCESS, Virtual, Italy, 18/06/2021-18/06/2021
has been granted 2 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) by the European Accreditation Council for
Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®).

 

MALE INFERTILITY PRECEPTORSHIP: THE MALE PARTNER IN FRONT STAGE TO IMPROVE ART
SUCCESS, Virtual, Italy, 29/06/2021-18/06/2021
has been granted 2 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) by the European Accreditation Council for
Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®).

 

MALE INFERTILITY PRECEPTORSHIP: THE MALE PARTNER IN FRONT STAGE TO IMPROVE ART
SUCCESS, Virtual, Italy, 18/07/2021-18/06/2021
has been granted 2 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) by the European Accreditation Council for
Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®).

CME Provider

Med.E.A – Medical Education Academy

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