Middle East Fertility Society  

MEFS Exchange course & Symposium- ASRM2014

PG17: Ovulatory Dysfunction : Medical, Surgical & ART Alternative Management


Date: October 19, 2014

Location: Hawaii Convention Center


Mohamed Aboulghar, M.D. (Chair), Cairo University and the Egyptian IVF Center

Johnny Awwad, M.D.,  American University of Beirut

David R. Meldrum, M.D.,  Reproductive Partners La Jolla, Inc.

Alan S. Penzias, M.D.,   Boston IVF



Developed in Cooperation with the Middle East Fertility Society


Patient care 



In this course, physicians, infertility specialists, residents, nurses, and embryologists will learn all new modalities in the diagnosis of ovulatory disorders and their treatment, as well as complications of treatment and methods of prevention, and treatment of complications.


At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

1.     Diagnose and treat the rare type of hypogonadotropic hypogonadism.

2.     Explain the long-term risks of PCOS and how to avoid them, as well as evaluate the advantages and risks of surgical treatment of PCOS.

3.     Discuss different oral and injectable protocols for ovulation induction in PCOS.

4.     Explain the action of different gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogues and their value in treating ovulatory disorders.

5.     Identify uncommon causes of ovulatory disorders and treat them correctly and discuss the risks of treating ovulatory disorders.

6.   Decide if there is a need for ART in treating anovulatory infertility.