American Society of Andrology.

Program Schedule

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ASA 44th Annual Conference

April 05 - 09, 2019
All sessions will be located in the Ritz Carlton Ballroom unless otherwise noted.
Speakers and times are subject to change.

DateTimeSession
OVERVIEW  
05
Fri
2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Registration/Information Desk Hours
OVERVIEW  
06
Sat
7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Registration/Information Desk Hours
06
Sat
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
North American Testis Workshop
06
Sat
4:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Hours
GENERAL SESSION  
06
Sat
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
ASA Andrology Lab Workshop* (Day 1): "Modern Semen Analysis: Evaluate Your Tools, Techniques and Thinking"
06
Sat
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
ASA Clinical Symposium: Men's Sexual Health Update
Moderators:
Michael Louis Eisenberg, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine

Kathleen Hwang, MD
University of Pittsburgh
06
Sat
 
Advances in Sexual Function Treatment
06
Sat
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Contemporary Management of Peyronie's Disease
Speaker:
Jesse N. Mills, MD
UCLA Urology
06
Sat
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Aw-Oh Another Guy with Nut Pain! - What to Do
Speaker:
Laurence A. Levine, MD
UroPartners
06
Sat
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Break
06
Sat
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
What’s Around the Corner in Sexual Medicine
Speaker:
Nelson Bennett, Jr., MD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
06
Sat
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Q&A Session
06
Sat
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Break
06
Sat
 
Moving Forward with Penile Transplantation
06
Sat
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Penis: The Most Misunderstood Organ in Transplantation
Speaker:
Dicken S. Ko, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Steward St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
06
Sat
6:00 p.m. - 6:10 p.m.
President's Welcome
President:
Kirk C. Lo, MD, FRCSC
Mount Sinai Hospital
06
Sat
6:10 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Distinguished Andrologist Award*
06
Sat
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
EMIL STEINBERGER MEMORIAL LECTURE: Reproductive Function in Young Male Cancer Survivors: When Oncologists Need Andrologists
Introducer:
Kirk C. Lo, MD, FRCSC
Mount Sinai Hospital
Speaker:
Aleksander Giwercman
Malm Ö University Hospital
06
Sat
7:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Presentation of the Andrology Journal Prize*
06
Sat
7:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception
OVERVIEW  
07
Sun
6:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Past Presidents' Breakfast
07
Sun
7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Registration/Information Desk Hours
07
Sun
7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Hours
07
Sun
7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
GENERAL SESSION  
07
Sun
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
AUA LECTURE: Andrology Research consortium: SART for Men
Introducer:
Kathleen Hwang, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Speaker:
Keith A. Jarvi, MD
Mount Sinai Hospital
07
Sun
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
ASA Andrology Lab Workshop* (Day 2): "Modern Semen Analysis: Evaluate Your Tools, Techniques and Thinking"
07
Sun
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Distinguished Service Award*
07
Sun
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
SYMPOSIUM I: Male Reproduction and Overall Health
Moderator:
Akanksha Mehta, MD, MS
Emory University
07
Sun
9:15 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Introduction to Topic
07
Sun
9:20 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Is Human Fecundity Changing and What Can We Do About It?
Speaker:
Michael Louis Eisenberg, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine
07
Sun
9:45 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
Infertility as a Proxy of General Male Health
Speaker:
Andrea Salonia, MD
FonUniversity Vita-Salute San Raffaele
07
Sun
10:10 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.
Infertility and Cardiovascular Risk
Speaker:
Christopher Barratt, PhD
University of Dundee
07
Sun
10:35 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Symposium Summary
07
Sun
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Break
07
Sun
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Poster Session I*
07
Sun
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lunch On Own
07
Sun
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
MENTORING LUNCHEON: Title TBD
07
Sun
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Editorial Board Luncheon
07
Sun
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Trainee-Directed Oral Presentation I
07
Sun
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Trainee-Directed Oral Presentation II
07
Sun
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Break
07
Sun
3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
SYMPOSIUM II: Save America's Sperm! Spermatogenesis and its Regulation, Genetic and Epigenetic Regulation, IV Production
Moderator:
Monika Anna Ward, MSc, PhD
Institute for Biogenesis Research
07
Sun
3:45 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Introduction to Topic
07
Sun
3:50 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Using Epigenetic Patterns in Translational Setting for IVF/ICSI (Episona)
Speaker:
Douglas T. Carrell, PhD, HCLD
University of Utah School of Medicine
07
Sun
4:15 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Folic Acid Supplements Impact Environmentally-sensitive Sites in the Human Sperm DNA Methylome
Speaker:
Jacquetta M. Trasler, MD, PhD
McGill University Health Centre
07
Sun
4:40 p.m. - 5:05 p.m.
Consequences of Paternal Exposure to Environmental and Reproductive Toxicants
Speaker:
Stephen A. Krawetz, PhD
07
Sun
5:05 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Symposium Summary
07
Sun
5:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
TRAINEE-DIRECTED MINI-SYMPOSIUM: Title TBD
07
Sun
7:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Networking Reception: Trainee Forum & Mixer
OVERVIEW  
08
Mon
7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Registration/Information Desk Hours
08
Mon
7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Hours
08
Mon
7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
GENERAL SESSION  
08
Mon
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
WOMEN IN ANDROLOGY LECTURE: "Functional Amyloid in the Epididymis: A Protective Mammalian Biofilm"
Introducer:
Maria Christina W. Avellar, PhD
Universidade Federal de São Paulo - Escola Paulista de Medicina
Speaker:
Gail A. Cornwall, PhD
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
08
Mon
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Matthew P. Hardy Young Andrologist Award*
Presenter:
To Be Determined
08
Mon
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
SYMPOSIUM III: More Than Just Paternal DNA: Contributions of Sperm to Development and Adulthood Health
Moderator:
Sophie La Salle, PhD
Midwestern University
08
Mon
9:15 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Introduction to Topic
08
Mon
9:20 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Disruption of Histone Methylation in Developing Sperm
Speaker:
Sarah Kimmins, PhD
McGill University
08
Mon
9:45 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
Paternal Age Effect Mutations in Sperm
Speaker:
Norman Arnheim, PhD
University of Southern California
08
Mon
10:10 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.
Role of Sperm Centrosome in Fertilization
Speaker:
Pierre Comizzoli, DVM, MSc, PhD
Smithsonian's National Zoological Park
08
Mon
10:35 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Symposium Summary
08
Mon
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Break
08
Mon
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
BEST OF THE EPIDIDYMIS
Moderator:
Martine Culty, PhD
University of Southern California
08
Mon
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Those Silly Efferent Ductule Cilia - A Historical Perspective on the Epididymis
Speaker:
Rex A. Hess, PhD
University of Illinois
08
Mon
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Emerging Perspectives and Current Areas of Research on the Epididymis
Speaker:
Bernard Robaire, PhD
McGill University
08
Mon
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Poster Session II*
08
Mon
12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Lunch On Own
08
Mon
12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
WOMEN IN ANDROLOGY LUNCHEON: Title TBD
08
Mon
2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
SYMPOSIUM IV: Novel Diagnostics and Therapeutics in Andrology
Moderators:
Enrica Bianchi, PhD
Brown University

Mark Sigman, MD
University Urological Associates, Inc.
08
Mon
2:15 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
Introduction to Topic
08
Mon
2:20 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Developing Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologies for UTIs
Speaker:
David J. Klumpp, PhD
Feinberg School of Medicine
08
Mon
2:45 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.
Innovative Diagnostic Testing for Male Infertility: Cap-Score
Speaker:
Alexander J. Travis, VMD, PhD
Cornell University
08
Mon
3:05 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.
Sperm mRNA Biomarkers Associated with Testis Injury
Speaker:
Kim Boekelheide, MD, PhD
Brown University
08
Mon
3:25 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Symposium Summary
08
Mon
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Break
08
Mon
4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
EAA LECTURE: "Fertility of patients with disorders of sex development - results of dsd-LIFE study".
Introducer:
To Be Determined
Speaker:
Jolanta Slowikowska-Hilczer
Medical University of Lodz
08
Mon
4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
ASA Annual Business Meeting
08
Mon
6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Annual Banquet
OVERVIEW  
09
Tue
7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
2020 Program Committee Meeting
09
Tue
7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Registration/Information Desk Hours
09
Tue
7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
GENERAL SESSION  
09
Tue
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
DIVERSITY LECTURE: Modeling African American Prostate Cancer by Inducing Defined Genetic Alterations in Organoids
Introducer:
To Be Determined
Speaker:
Sarki Abba Abdulkadir, MD
Northwestern University
09
Tue
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Updates from NICHD & NIEHS
09
Tue
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
INTERNATIONAL LECTURE: Title TBD
Speaker:
Sarah Robertson, PhD
University of Adelaide
09
Tue
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Break
09
Tue
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SYMPOSIUM V: Emerging Technologies in Andrology
Moderator:
Robert Edward Brannigan, MD
Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Department of Urology
09
Tue
10:30 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.
Introduction to Topic
09
Tue
10:35 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Stem Cell Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction
Speaker:
Trinity J. Bivalacqua, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins Hospital
09
Tue
11:00 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.
Sertoli Cell Transplantation Model
Speaker:
Jannette Dufour, PhD
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
09
Tue
11:25 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Role of Pig Models in Preserving and Regenerating Male Fertility
Speaker:
Mariana Ianello Giassetti
Washington State University
09
Tue
11:50 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Symposium Summary
09
Tue
12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Adjournment