IVF Thin Lining Solutions & IVF Update

Date & Time: 
Sunday, 28 April 2019 12:00 to 14:00
Speaker: 
Jason Hitkari, MD, FRCSC
Lecture Type: 
Breakout Session
Lecture Day: 
Day 3
Room: 
Fletcher Challenge Theatre
Credits: 
2.00

Description

The aim of this session is to understand the route causes of a thin endometrial stripe and recognizing that patients fall into those with uterine damage and scarring and those patients who have an inherent thin lining.  These two patient populations are very different and have different prognoses.  The session will then look at outcomes for patients with a thin endometrial stripe and their outcomes with IVF and then follow with a discussion about potential interventions and the evidence around these.  Finally, a few comments and an update on IVF will round out the session.

 

Learning Objectives

  • To review the clinical significance of a thin endometrial lining in the context of IVF
  • To review options for attempting to thicken a thin endometrium
  • Update on aspects of IVF
Jason Hitkari, MD, FRCSC
Location: 
Vancouver, BC

Dr Hitkari is co-founder and co-director of Olive Fertility Centre.

He completed his training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of British Columbia and during this time received awards in the areas of clinical teaching and research. He then completed a formal fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto before returning to Vancouver to join Genesis Fertility Centre as a co-director. 

Dr. Hitkari has a special interest in education. He currently is heavily involved in medical student education in reproduction and infertility at UBC. He also coordinates the Reproduction Seminars for the Obstetrics and Gynecology resident physicians. Dr. Hitkari lectures extensively throughout the year to family practitioners, family practice residents, allied health professionals and gynecologists. Hei regularly presents on integrative fertility care and was the first Vancouver IVF Centre to offer full time onsite acupuncture on transfer day.  In January 2015 Dr. Hitkari added dedicated acupuncture treatment rooms at Olive Fertility Centre.

He was thrilled to receive the Medical Undergraduate Class of 2012 Outstanding Educator Award. He is most proud of being the recipient of the H. Hill Humanitarian award for exceptional patient care.

 

Integrative Fertility Symposium

Healthy Seminars 5th Integrative Fertility Symposium will be held again in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The IFSymposium is geared toward Chinese medicine and naturopathic physicians who have an interest in treating reproductive health issues using an integrative approach.  The 2019 ABORM exam is in conjuction with the 2019 IFS.  The ABORM exam wil be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on April 25th, 2019

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Symposium Location

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

778-861-3826