ASRM Annual Conference Highlights

October 30th, 2009

The annual conference of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is always a great opportunity to connect with colleagues, make new acquaintances, pick up on the latest innovations that impact our industry and engage in discussions on various dilemmas that face our businesses. This year was no exception.

Topics covered this year spanned a wide spectrum from new embryo transfer guidelines, to the effectiveness of over-the-counter fertility tests and the potential creation of a national egg donor registry. I’d like to share details on some of these important developments over the next few days, but I thought I’d just quickly touch on the networking value of the conference.

The Donor Network Alliance (DNA), hosted a cocktail reception bringing together agency owners, attorneys and mental health professionals, all dedicated to connecting and collaborating on ways to best assist intended parents while creating a positive image for third-party reproduction. DNA, the world's first egg donor agency portal, continues to grow and attract interest. Now having reached a benchmark of 3000 basic donor profiles, there is no better way for intended parents to begin the search for their perfect donor from well respected agencies. DNA creates a singular entrance point for intended parents to access donor profiles from various sources without the complexities associated with acquiring multiple user names and passwords from individual agencies. (disclosure: I’m a founding partner and ConceiveAbilities is a participating agency)

More to come. - Nazca