Overview of the West. Fertility Clinic Marcelle Cedars, MD (Popular at event)

This workshop will focus on determining when the acupuncturist should refer their patient to a reproductive endocrinologist. From the perspective of those acupuncturists who focus on an integrative fertility practice, Dr. Cedars will identify the newest innovations offered to fertility patients, to include infertility treatments and outcomes, chances of pregnancy, ovulation induction, intrauterine insemination (IUI)/In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF, medications in current use for IVF cycles and their mechanisms of action and side effects). Also discussed will be Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), newest assisted reproductive techniques, Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), where the goal is to transfer genetically healthy embryos, as well as Oocyte freezing. Attendees will leave this workshop with a grounded understanding of the role and function of the endocrinologist within your fertility practice.