The Scoop on Sperm: Optimizing Sperm Quality

Tracy Malone ND
Lecture Type: 
Breakout Session
Lecture Day: 
Day 1
Fletcher Challenge Theatre


Sperm cells are among the smallest cells in the human body. They are developed entirely in the present environment, and are exquisitely sensitive their environment. Male infertility is often under assessed and under treated in main stream fertility treatments. We will review spermatogenisis in the preconception period, endocrine, anatomical and environmental etiologies of male infertility. Treatment strategies addressing mitochondrial function, and DNA fragmentation will be outlined.


Learning Objectives

  • Andrology Assessment
  • Fertility Pharmacy 
  • The role of antioxidants in male fertility
  • Botanical medicine
  • Influence on endocrine function, and DNA fragmentation
  • Integrative Clinical model - Putting it all together
Tracy Malone ND

Dr. Tracy Malone has a clinical focus on Reproductive medicine, and In vitro fertilization. Dr. Malone completed a bachelor degree in Psychology at St. Francis Xavier University, and graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic medicine as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Co-founder and Medical Director of Conceive Health Clinic – Canada’s Naturopathic Reproductive Medical Clinic specializing in Integrative Fertility Care, Preconception Care, and In Vitro Fertilization support.   Dr. Malone’s private practice is located within Ontario’s largest fertility clinic, Trio Fertility Partners. The unique integrative clinical model emphasizes preconception care, environmental medicine and reproductive medicine. Dr. Malone is currently involved in several research initiatives investigating antioxidants, botanicals, and environmental factors that effect reproduction, and pregnancy.

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