Maximizing Fertility Potential

Al Yuzpe, MD, FRCSC
Lecture Type: 
Breakout Session
Lecture Day: 
Day 2
Fletcher Challenge Theatre

Talk Description:

This presentation will discuss evidence based modifiable lifestyle factors affecting fertility and pregnancy outcomes.  Practitioners of Chinese medicine are already aware of lifestyle factors. This presentation will provide attendees with research to take back to their practice so they can confidently counsel patients on how their lifestle choices not only impacts their fertility potential but also pregnancy outcomes such as autism.

Al Yuzpe, MD, FRCSC

Dr Yuzpe is co-founder and co-director at Olive Fertility Centre. As Canada's most senior Reproductive Endocrinologist, he has been involved in IVF for the past 30 years and in the field of infertility for the past 43 years.

He received his MD, M Sc. and completed his fellowship training in obstetrics and gynecology at Western University, London Ontario. During his training, he was a Fellow of the Medical Research Council of Canada for two years with his research focusing on the development and refinement of fertility promoting drugs including clomiphene and human gonadotropins.

Dr Yuzpe joined the Western University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1970 and passed through the academic ranks to Full Professor. He retired from the University in June 1995 and now holds the distinguished academic appointment of Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He then went on to found the Genesis Fertility Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia.

He pioneered the development of the emergency contraceptive pill which is often referred to as "The Yuzpe method". This method was recently named by the Canadian Child and Youth Health Coalition to be among the 10 most important Canadian discoveries which have had the greatest impact, or the greatest potential for impact, on health outcomes for children and youth in the last 100 years.

Dr Yuzpe has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society Award of Excellence in Reproductive Medicine, The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Presidents Award "for his distinguished career in academic reproductive endocrinology and infertility and his dedication to women's health in Canada and abroad," and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Speaker's Award.

Integrative Fertility Symposium

Healthy Seminars 6th Integrative Fertility Symposium will be held exclusively online. The IFSymposium is geared towards Chinese medicine and naturopathic physicians who have an interest in treating reproductive health issues using an integrative approach. IFS 2021 date TBA

Symposium Location

Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC