In this module, students will become familiar with the latest developments in the constantly evolving world of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). Upon completion, students will explain the basic infertility evaluation, and differentiate the various types of ART techniques, recognize testing and procedures, and discuss risks.
- Define and describe the basic infertility evaluation
- Define and describe common assisted reproduction and associated procedures
- Differentiate between In Vitro Fertilization and Frozen Embryo Transfer cycles; Controlled Ovarian
- Hyperstimulation and Controlled Endometrial Development; Donor and Non-Donor embryos; and Intrauterine Insemination Cycles;
- Donor and Non-Donor embryos: Intrauterine Insemination,
- Identify the commonly seen ART medications, risks, and adverse events
- Describe commonly seen adjuvant procedures to IVF like pre-genetic screening, complete chromosomal
- screening, intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection, etc.
- Basic infertility evaluatio
- ART overview of assessment and medical management
- IVF cycle types
- IVF adjuvant procedures
- Risks and Adverse events
- Question and Answer
Lee Hullender Rubin, DAOM, LAc, FABORM, is a clinician, international academic, and published researcher specializing in reproductive medicine, women's health, and female sexual pain. She graduated with her Master of Science degree from Bastyr University and her Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM). With more than 14 years experience, she spent more than 5 years managing an acupuncture program at a western fertility clinic in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Hullender Rubin was the first OCOM postdoctoral research fellow funded by a National Institutes of Health educational grant. Her most recent publication is the first study to report an increase in birth outcomes associated with the addition of Traditional Chinese Medicine to In Vitro Fertilization. She was recently awarded a National Vulvodynia Association grant to investigate the feasibility of acupuncture and lidocaine to treat chronic vulvar pain. She is on the faculty at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Visiting Research Faculty at the Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Hullender Rubin currently resides in Portland, Oregon, and practices at the Portland Acupuncture Studio (www.pdxacustudio.com)