Facts on Fertility and IVF
Fertility conference brings new ideas and IVF advances
By John Storment, M.D.
We just recently returned from one of the premier fertility conferences in the world – the 2016 American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Scientific Congress & Expo. I’ve been attending this conference since my second-year fellowship in 1999, and every year, I learn something new to bring back to our Southern Louisiana fertility centers.
Fertility trends in the making
Why would you as a patient care whether we attend a conference such as ASRM? First, it’s important because we join some of the brightest minds in fertility care in sharing new ideas and information. Here are just a few of the trends we discussed:
- Affordability in IVF
- Egg and sperm freezing capabilities
- Egg banks
- Preimplantation genetic screening for successful pregnancies
- Elective single embryo transfers for better health outcomes
Our Lafayette and Baton Rouge fertility specialists stay on top of these trends to be able to share the latest techniques and findings with you.
Your second opinion in fertility
Another reason our Lafayette fertility and Baton Rouge fertility teams attend conferences is to give you the peace of mind that we are making recommendations based on expert opinions, both inside and outside our fertility centers. We learn what is being done right, and even what is not so right. We can provide you the reassurance that we have consulted with other fertility specialists in the nation – even the world – when you come to us for IVF treatment.
Five years ago, we started up a forum within the framework of ASRM to assess tough cases and share our thoughts. You’ll always know we’re part of a bigger picture in assessing fertility treatment.
Worldwide recognition in fertility and IVF
At the ASRM conference, our Southern Louisiana fertility centers were proud to be part of the U.S. group of physicians who share findings with fertility specialists from other countries. Because our IVF pregnancy rates in the United States are somewhat higher than in other countries, we hope to help others seeking fertility treatment in their own countries, or those who travel to the U.S. for fertility treatment not available where they live.
All in all, we know every one of us benefits from great minds joining together for the good of our patients and their new families!
If you are searching for a Southern Louisiana fertility center, please contact us here.