Panel - Male Factor Infertility. It Still Takes Two to Make a Baby!

Date & Time: 
Saturday, 2 May 2015 17:15 to 18:15
Speaker: 
Chris Axelrad, M.S.O.M., L.Ac., FABORM, Jani White, Paul Turek, MD, FACS, FRSM, Ray Rubio, D.A.O.M., L. Ac., FABORM
Lecture Type: 
Panel Discussion
Lecture Day: 
Day 2
Room: 
Segal Conference Room
Credits: 
1.00

Men contribute to at least 50% of infertility cases.  Yet the focus is mostly on the woman. This is probabaly related to how Reproductive Endocrinologists are specialist Gynecologists and not Urologists, and have little to offer men except during ICSI.  

This panel will discuss if and how men contribute to the quality of the embryo and live birth rates.  We will explore what men can do to optimize their fertility and will address one of the biggest issues facing healthcare - how can you get the men to be more actively invloved and to come in for treatment.

Chris Axelrad, M.S.O.M., L.Ac., FABORM

Chris Axelrad is a specialist in hormonal, mind-body, and reproductive wellness using Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Therapeutic Nutrition, and Mind-Body Coaching. After graduating from Bellaire High School in Houston, he studied jazz performance at the University of North Texas. He then completed a successful 10-year career as a software developer before embarking on his journey as an Acupuncturist.

Mr. Axelrad is currently the President of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM), a specialty board dedicated to excellence in holistic fertility care. He is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Chinese Bodywork. After receiving his Master's Degree in Oriental Medicine in 2003, Mr. Axelrad completed extensive graduate and post-graduate studies not only in Traditional Chinese Medicine, but also Western endocrinology, psychoneuroimmunology, neuroendocrinology, nutrition, mind-body disciplines, and interpretation of lab results.

His father and brother are both Urologists (MDs), and he takes pride in being from a family steeped in medical tradition. Two of his great uncles were physicians, one uncle was a well-respected Cardiologist, another is a currently practicing Psychiatrist in the Houston area. He brings to his practice a deep understanding of the natural, holistic principles of Chinese Medicine, and an equally deep respect for the modern system of medicine practiced by his forebears. It is this balance that makes him uniquely qualified as a practitioner of the highest quality.

Chris’ philosophy is that the modern age is calling all of us to integrate and cross-pollinate medical traditions to create a new, more advanced form of medicine for the next generation. To support this vision, he is constantly working to understand the parallels between TCM and Western biological models, to discover new ways to apply Western nutritional concepts to TCM and vice versa, and novel ways to communicate holistic medical concepts to a Western-minded public.

Chris sees himself primarily as a coach and teacher, with the goal of helping his patients to rediscover and awaken the natural healing intelligence that often lies dormant or obstructed within.

Mr. Axelrad maintains a busy full-time practice in Houston, Texas. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, and continues to play club dates and private parties with several local jazz and pop groups.

Mr. Axelrad offers the following online fertility course through Pro D Seminars aproved for CEU/PDA/CPD

Paul Turek, MD, FACS, FRSM

Dr. Turek is Director of The Turek Clinic (www.TheTurekClinic.com), a men’s health clinic in Beverly Hills and San Francisco. He is a former Professor of Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of California San Francisco and held the Academy of Medical Educators Endowed Chair in Urology. He is an active clinician and internationally recognized authority on men’s health issues.

Dr. Turek attended Yale College and Stanford University Medical School. Following a urology residency at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Turek was fellowship trained at Baylor College of Medicine. His publications include basic research that focuses on germ and stem cell genetics and epidemiologic studies of men’s sexual and reproductive health problems. He is a consultant to the CDC and NIH. He has received NIH grants to help infertile men become fathers. He is an Advisory Board member of the Men’s Health Care Network and Fertile Hope and Editor of the Reproductive Volume of Netter’s Images, published in 2012. He maintains an active blog at www.TurekonMensHealth.com.

Dr. Turek is Past-President of the Society of Male Reproduction and Urology, The American Society of Andrology and The Northern California Urology Society. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Société Internationale d'Urologie and the Royal Society of Medicine (London). In 2009, he founded a free volunteer medical clinic powered by retired physicians for the working uninsured (www.ClinicByTheBay.org). More recently, he executive produced an award winning Hollywood short film entitled “If I Could Tell You.” His hobbies include vintage cars and longboard surfing.

Ray Rubio, D.A.O.M., L. Ac., FABORM
Location: 
Los Angeles, California

Co-chair of the Integrative Fertility Symposium

Ray Rubio, D.A.O.M., L. Ac., (FABORM), is President Emeritus and Executive Director of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM), and was the founding Chair of the Reproductive Medicine Department at the Yo San University Doctoral Program in Los Angeles.

Dr. Rubio has been in practice for more almost 20 years, and his practice focuses exclusively on the treatment of Male and Female Reproductive Disorders/Infertility.

Dr. Rubio is a member in good standing of ASRM & PCRS, and he lectures frequently to Acupuncturists on the topic of Infertility and TCM. Dr. Rubio is also the former President of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Special Interest Group for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).

Dr. Rubio has also presented to the REI Fellows Program UCLA/Cedars Sinai Medical School program, and he has lectured on the subject of Male and Female Infertility for the Lotus Institute, Medigogy.com and for the AAAOM Expo,  the Southwest Symposium, and the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) He also mentors other Acupuncturists who wish to study Reproductive Medicine.

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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Vancouver, BC
Canada

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