The Skinny on Advanced Paternal Age

Speaker: 
Paul Turek, MD, FACS, FRSM
Lecture Type: 
Breakout Session
Lecture Day: 
Day 2
Room: 
Fletcher Challenge Theatre
Credits: 
1.50

 

Description: What happens to a man’s fertility as he ages? What genetic changes occur in sperm as men age? Should older men who want to be fathers be worried about the health of their offspring? We have never thought about this before, so why now? It’s only been the last 100 years in the history of mankind that we have been living long enough to even think about advanced paternal age issues. Given the fact the age at fatherhood has risen consistently over the last 2 generations, these questions are real and merit discussion.

Learning Objectives:

1.) Elucidate the changes in semen analysis parameters as men age

2.) Explain 2 changes in sperm genetics as men age

3.) List 3 conditions found in the offspring of advanced paternal age

 

Paul Turek, MD, FACS, FRSM

Paul J. Turek MD, FACS, FRSM is Director of The Turek Clinics (www.TheTurekClinic.com) men’s health clinics in Beverly Hills and San Francisco. As a former Endowed Chair Professor at UCSF, he is a highly decorated teacher, mentor and internationally recognized authority on issues of men’s sexual and reproductive health.

Dr. Turek attended Yale College, followed by Stanford Medical School. After a urology residency at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Turek was fellowship trained at Baylor College of Medicine. His over 200 publications have advanced our knowledge of stem cells, fertility genetics, Sperm Mapping and the epidemiology of men’s reproductive health. He is Past-President of the American Society of Andrology and the Society of Male Reproduction and Urology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Société Internationale d'Urologie and the Royal Society of Medicine (U.K). He has consistently been voted a “Top Doctor” by seven national accrediting agencies.

Dr. Turek has received an NIH grant to develop an artificial testicle. He is a consultant to Healthcare 2.0 organizations, is a board member of several non-profits, and regularly advises the NIH, the CDC and The White House. Dr Turek maintains an award-winning blog on men’s health issues (www.TurekonMensHealth.com) and is syndicated contributor to WedMD.

Integrative Fertility Symposium

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Symposium Location

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

778-861-3826