Dr. Peter Casson leads PCOS seminar at ASRM to standing room only crowd
The presentation was so well-attended that over-flow rooms were quickly set up for additional members to video-conference into the presentation. Dr Casson presented compelling data for Metformin use during these stimulations and for the use of GnRH antagonist cycles with agonist triggers and subsequent freezing of all the embryos, with a subsequent frozen embryo transfer. With improved frozen embryo transfer rates related to the process of vitrification (flash-freezing) in the IVF lab, this strategy improves pregnancy rate and removes the risk of a serious complication in these patients, Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS). Dr Casson’s complete presentation is on our website.
The annual ASRM meeting brings together 1000’s of national and international reproductive scientists including physicians, nurses, PhDs, embryologists, nutritionists, and mental health providers interested in that advancement of reproductive medicine. Exciting research presented at this meeting included advances in pre-implantation genetic screening, the use of “freeze-all” cycles during in-vitro fertilization, and fertility preservation strategies, among other topics. NRM was proud to have Dr Peter Casson, a nationally-recognized researcher with multiple publications including several in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, represent NRM at this important meeting.