Schedule

Saturday, May 7, 2022

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Andrology Lab Workshop “The Emerging Technologies in Laboratory Testing for Male Reproduction”

8:30 am
Continental Breakfast / Check-in / Introduction to ALW

SESSION #1

8:45 am
Basic Semen Analysis in Evaluation of Male Infertility - WHO 2021 New Guidelines with Limitations of CASA Technology
Anna-Marie Bort, MLT (ASCP)CME
Charles Muller, PhD, HCLD

9:15 am
Clinical and Functional Relevance of Sperm Morphology
Charles Muller, PhD, HCLD

9:45 am – 10:00 am - BREAK

10:00 am
Interactive Workshop: Sperm Morphology (with exercises and quiz)
Anna-Marie Bort, MLT (ASCP)CME
Susan Kinser, BS
Angela Reese, TS

11:30 am
Advanced Semen Testing in WHO 2021 - Role of Oxidative Stress and Sperm DNA Damage Evaluation
Suresh Sikka, PhD, HCLD, CC(ABB)
Manesh Kumar Panner Selvam, PhD

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm - Lunch Break and Guest Lecture
Cytogenomics and Male Infertility: Macroscope to Microscope
Introducer: Anna Chockalingam, DVM, PhD, HCLD (ABB) (Genetic Consultant) Speaker: V.G. Dev, PhD, FACMG (Medical Director, Genetics Associates Inc, Founding member of ACMG)

SESSION #2

1:15 pm
Interactive Workshop: Genetic Evaluation of Male Infertility - A Cytogenetic Approach (with exercises and quiz)
Anna Chockalingam, DVM, PhD, HCLD (ABB) (Genetic Consultant) 
Jesse Gore MS, CG (ASCP)   

2:30 pm
Omics Technologies in Diagnosis and Management of Male Infertility
Manesh Kumar Panner Selvam, PhD
Saradha Baskaran, PhD

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm - BREAK

SESSION #3

3:15 pm
Erectile Dysfunction: Diagnosis and Treatment
Jim Hotaling, MD, MS, FECSM

3:45 pm
Interactive Workshop: SOP for Duplex Ultrasound in Assessment of Erectile Dysfunction (with exercises and quiz)
Suresh Sikka, PhD, HCLD, CC (ABB)

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm - Feedback from Attendees and ADJOURN

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ASA President’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

ASA President: Maria Christina W. Avellar, PhD
Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo - Escola Paulista de Medicina

ASA Past President: Michael Palladino, PhD
Bloomfield College

Program Chairs: James Hotaling, MD & Jon Oatley, PhD
University of Utah School of Medicine & Washington State University

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EMIL STEINBERGER MEMORIAL LECTURE: Using Single Cell Genomics to Explore Testis Development, Spermatogonia and Spermatogenesis

Supported by the Emil Steinberger Endowment Fund

Introducer: Michael Palladino, PhD - Bloomfield College
Speaker:  Brad Cairns, PhD - University of Utah School of Medicine

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Sunday, May 8, 2022

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ASA Distinguished Andrologist Award

Supported by the Eugenia Rosemberg Endowment Fund

Introducer: Gail Cornwall, PhD - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 

Recipient:  Jacquetta Trasler, MD, PhD - McGill University Health Centre

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ASA Distinguished Service Award

Supported by the ASA Past Presidents Endowment Fund

Introducer: Michael Palladino, PhD - Bloomfield College

Recipient: George Gerton, PhD - Perlman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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ASA Impact Award

Supported by the Eugenia Rosemberg Endowment Fund

Introducer: Susan Rothmann, PhD, HCLD - Fertility Solutions, Inc.

Recipient: Steven Schrader, PhD - Cincinnati, OH

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DIVERSITY LECTURE: Increasing Diversity in the Biomedical Workforce: What, Why and How

Supported by the ASA Educational Endowment Fund

Introducer: Peter Y. Liu MBBS (Hons I), PhD, FRACP - The Lundquist Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Speaker: Keith Norris, MD, PhD - University of California, Los Angeles

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SYMPOSIUM I: The Aging Male Gamete: Implications for Population

Moderators: 
Tessa Lord, PhD -  University of Newcastle
Mary Samplaski, MD, University of Southern California

11:00 am
Paternal Age Effect Mutations in the Male Germline
Anne Goriely, PhD - University of Oxford

11:25 am
How Can We Select Optimal Gametes from Older Fathers?  
Jim Hotaling, MD - University of Utah School of Medicine

11:50 pm
Paternal Age and Offspring Somatic Health
Michael Eisenberg, MD - Stanford University School of Medicine

12:15 pm
Q&A

12:30 pm
Oral Abstract: In Vitro Spermatogenesis from Immature Testicular Tissues Cryopreserved for Pediatric Patients Before Gonadotoxic Therapy: A Step Towards Fertility Preservation and Restoration
Nagham Younis

12:35 pm
Oral Abstract: Sperm mRNA Profiles Reflect Reproductive History in Patients Presenting for Vasectomy or Infertility Assessment
Daniel Spade, PhD

12:40 pm

Oral Abstract: Transcriptomic Differences Between Fibrotic and Non-fibrotic Testicular Tissue Reveal Possible Key Players in Klinefelter Syndrome-related Testicular Fibrosis
Margo Willems, MS

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MENTORING LUNCHEON: Navigating Career Paths in Andrology

Sponsored by the Diversity and Trainee Affairs Committees

Moderator: Darya Tourzani – University of Massachusetts

Academic Perspective: Ricardo Pimenta Bertolla, DVM, PhD  

HCLD Perspective: Dolores Lamb, PhD

Non-Academic/Industry Perspective: G. Charles Ostermeier, PhD

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SYMPOSIUM II: Sperm & Embryonic Competence and the Commitment to Meiosis

Moderators:  
John McCarrey, MS, PhD, University of Texas at San Antonio
Jacquetta Trasler, MD, PhD, McGill University Health Centre

2:15 pm
Epigenetic Programming and the 3D Genome Organization in Male Germ Cells
Satoshi Namekawa, PhD - University of California, Davis

2:40 pm
DNA Methylation in Gametogenesis and Embryogenesis
Deborah Bourchis, PhD - Curie Institute

3:05 pm
Regulation of Meiotic Entry and Progression
Devanshi Jain, PhD - Rutgers University

3:30 pm
Regulation of Meiotic Recombination
Paula Cohen, PhD - Cornell University

3:55 pm
Q&A

4:25 pm
Oral Abstract: Decoding the Molecular Deficiencies Underlying Oligoasthenoteratospermia: Identification of AARDC5 Deficiency
Mariana Giassetti, DVM, PhD

4:30 pm
Oral Abstract: Mutations and Microdeletions in PRSS50 and LRWD1 Affect Male Fertility
Hunter Flores

4:35 pm
Oral Abstract: RBFOX2 Copy Number Variation Causes Hypospadias by Disrupting Mesenchymal to Epithelial Transition in Penis Development
Victor Ruthig, MS, PhD

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EAA LECTURE: Sperm Chromatin and Proteomic Contribution to the Zygote

Introducer:  Patricia Cuasnicu, PhD - Instituto de Biologia y Medicina Experimental

 Speaker: Rafael Oliva, PhD - University of Barcelona 

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Symposium III: Balancing Transparency and Privacy of Donor Gametes and Offspring

*Organized by the Trainee Affairs Committee and sponsored by the CREATE Endowment Fund

Moderator: Darya Tourzani – University of Massachusetts

Debate Panelists:   
Transparency: Lisa Campo-Engelstein, PhD – University of Texas Medical Branch PrivacyVincent Couture, PhD – Laval University

Industry Perspective: Molly O’Brien, Esq - International Fertility Law Group

 

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Trainee Mixer

7:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Presentation of Trainee Awards
(All Trainee Travel Awards will be distributed)

8:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Trainee Mixer

Monday, May 9, 2022

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WOMEN IN ANDROLOGY LECTURE: Return of a Forgotten Hero – Zfy Roles in Male Reproduction

Supported by the Women in Andrology Endowment Fund

Introducer: WIA Chair, Celia Santi, MD, PhD - Washington University School of Medicine

Speaker: Monika Ward, PhD - Institute for Biogenesis Research

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Matthew P. Hardy Young Andrologist Award

Supported by the Matthew P. Hardy Endowment Fund

Introducer:  John McCarrey, MD, PhD-University of Texas, San Antonio 

Recipient: Brian Hermann, PhD - University of Texas at San Antonio

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INTERNATIONAL LECTURE: New Insights on Male Precocious Puberty

Supported by the ASA General Endowment Fund

Introducer:  Patricia Cuasnicu, PhD - Instituto de Biologia y Medicina Experimental

Speaker:  Ana Claudia Latronico, MD, PhD - Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo University, Brazil

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WOMEN IN ANDROLOGY LUNCHEON

Sponsored by the Women in Andrology Committee

Host: Celia Santi, MD, PhD - Washington University School of Medicine

My Career Pathway: The Challenges and the Accomplishments

Mirella Meyer-Ficca, PhD - Utah State University

Mary Samplaski, MD - Keck Medicine of USC

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SYMPOSIUM IV: Embryonic and Fetal Origins of the Male Germline

Moderators:  
Miles Wilkinson, PhD, University of California, San Diego
Brian Hermann, PhD, University of Texas at San Antonio

1:30 pm
Embryonic Origins of the Germline
Amander Clark, PhD - University of California, Los Angeles

1:55 pm
Androgen Receptor Signaling and Endocrine Disruption in the Fetal Prospermatogonial Development

Diana Laird, PhD - University of California, San Francisco

2:20 pm
Testis Formation in the Human Fetus
Jingtao Guo, PhD - University of Utah School of Medicine

2:45 pm
Q&A

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SYMPOSIUM V: The Intersection of Metabolism and Male Reproductive Health

Moderators:   
Michael Eisenberg, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine
Tracy Clement, PhD - Texas A&M University

3:20 pm
Leptin Signaling in Male Reproduction
Gwen Childs, PhD - University of Arkansas Medical Sciences

3:45 pm
Modulation of Spermatogonial Stem Cell Activity by Hypoxia and Hypoxia-Driven Metabolic Pathways
Tessa Lord, PhD - University of Newcastle

4:10 pm
Metabolite Control over Mouse Sperm Motility
Chris Geyer, PhD - East Carolina University

4:35 pm
Q&A  

4:50 pm
Oral Abstract: Causative Influence of Tcte1 Knockout on Energetic Chain Transportation, Apoptosis and Spermatogenesis – Implications for Male Infertility
Marta Olszewska, MS, PhD

4:55 pm
Oral Abstract: Investigation of the Immune Milieu of the Epididymis: Strategic Positioning of Leukocytes
Andreas Meinhardt, PhD

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National Institute of Health Updates

5:00 pm
NICHD Update
Travis Kent - National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

5:15 pm
NIEHS Update
Thaddeus Schug, PhD - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

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AUA LECTURE: The Future of Andrology

Supported by the AUA Educational Grant

Introducer:  Jim Hotaling, MD - University of Utah School of Medicine

Speaker: Craig Niederberger MD - University of Illinois at Chicago

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AMELAR LECTURE: Are Sperm Counts Declining Worldwide?

Supported by the Richard D. Amelar Endowment Fund

Introducer: Susan Rothmann, PhD, HCLD - Fertility Solutions, Inc.

Speaker: Shanna Swan, PhD - University of Rochester

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SYMPOSIUM VI: Debate: Hormonal vs Non-Hormonal Approaches to Male Contraception

Moderators:  
John Amory, MD, MPH, MSc, University of Washington
Wipawee “Joy” Winuthayanon, BSN, PhD, Washington State University

10:30am
Non-Hormonal
Wei Yan, MD, PhD - The Lundquist Institute at Harbor-UCLA

11:00 am
Hormonal
Stephanie Page, MD, PhD - University of Washington

11:30 am
Rebuttal – Non-Hormonal

11:35 am
Rebuttal – Hormonal

11:40 am
Q&A

11:50 am
Oral Abstract: Targeting the MEIG1/PACRG Interaction for Male Contraception
Wei Li, MD

11:55 am
Oral Abstract:
High-Throughput Drug Screening Method for Discovering Novel CatSper Inhibitors
Guillermina Luque, PhD

 

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