This past October, reproductive endocrinologists from around the globe gathered for the annual scientific meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). It is an opportunity for us to share experiences and learn from each other.
I had lunch with a colleague practicing IVF in Mumbai, India and was fascinated with how similar our practices felt despite the huge geographic and cultural differences. The human interactions and emotional and social issues of infertility afflict our apparently disparate populations of patients in very similar ways.
There were a few presentations during the six day conference worth noting.