Whole Systems TCM (WSTCM) for Assisted Reproduction (5 modular series) presented by Lee Hullender Rubin

Whole Systems TCM for Assisted Reproduction presented by Lee Hullender Rubin L.Ac, FABORM

Portrait of Lee Hullender Rubin

Based on her groundbreaking researchDr. Lee Hullender Rubin will teach you to safely and effectively integrate Acupuncture and Chinese medicine with IVF and significantly increase your patients' chances of having a baby.

In this 5-module series, you will learn Lee’s evidence-based approach of using the whole system of Chinese medicine to support women going through assisted reproductive treatments like IVF, Frozen Embryo Transfer cycles, Donor Egg cycles, and Intrauterine Insemination cycles.

Driven by Chinese medicine diagnosis, this approach is patient-centered and highly effective in supporting patients, improving outcomes, and reducing the chance of miscarriage. If you are new to fertility treatment or have a lot of experience, this course will enrich your clinical expertise and confidence.


"Excellent presentation, very informative and clarified a lot of questions within our tcm group, speaker was professional, well-informed and presented the topic with clarity and confidence" ~ Susan

"This was a great course that will be very useful in informing my treatments, and improving my communication with both patients and their doctors. It clearly helped to explain the differences in types of studies out there, and how to interpret and learn from the research, rather than 'confirm or dispute' what we do in clinic every day. Thanks so much!"  ~ Julie

 

Schedule of Modules

 

Module 1 - Overview of Assisted Reproductive Technology for the Chinese Medicine Professional (3 hours CEU/PDA)  Recorded - avaiable on demand now:


In this overview, students will become familiar with the latest developments in the constantly evolving world of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). Upon completion, students will explain the basic infertility evaluation, and differentiate the various types of ART techniques, recognize testing and procedures, and discuss risks.

 

Goals and Objectives 

At the end of the course, attendees should be able to:

  1. Define and describe the basic infertility evaluation
  2. Define and describe common assisted reproduction and associated procedures
  3. Differentiate between In Vitro Fertilization and Frozen Embryo Transfer cycles; Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation and Controlled Endometrial Development; Donor and Non-Donor embryos; and Intrauterine Insemination Cycles;
  4. Donor and Non-Donor embryos: Intrauterine Insemination,
  5. Identify the commonly seen ART medications, risks, and adverse events
  6. Describe commonly seen adjuvant procedures to IVF like pre-genetic screening, complete chromosomal screening, intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection, etc.


Course Outline

  • Basic infertility evaluation
  • ART overview of assessment and medical management
  • IVF cycle types
  • IVF adjuvant procedures
  • Risks and Adverse events
  • Question and Answer

Register Now for on demand recording and handouts

 

Module 2 - Improve IVF or Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation Outcomes with Adjuvant Whole Systems TCM (5 hours CEU/PDA)

 

In this module, students will learn through case based learning how to effectively and safely integrate Whole Systems Traditional Chinese Medicine with IVF and Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation cycles for egg banking or embryos intended for chromosomal screening. Dr. Lee Hullender Rubin’s clinical research and experience is the foundation for this course. Upon completion, students will be able to identify common WSTCM patterns, develop treatment plans employing treatment principles and methods, adjust for risks and improve outcomes.


Goals and Objectives

At the end of the course, attendees should be able to:

  1. Define Whole Systems Traditional Chinese Medicine (WSTCM) and review fundamentals for treatment of infertility
  2. Identify commonly seen WSTCM patterns in patients undergoing In Vitro Fertilitization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) or Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation (COH) cycles
  3. Apply effective WSTCM treatments to fresh, non-donor COH cycles, fresh non-donor cycles through case-based learning
  4. Identify biomarkers that inform WSTCM treatment and learn methods to adjust treatments based on TCM pattern and improve outcomes
  5. Learn strategies to prevent adverse outcomes like ovarian hyperstimulation, miscarriage, and cycle cancellation

 

Course Outline

  • Overview of WSTCM infertility fundamentals
  • Risks with COH and fresh IVF-ET cycles
  • WSTCM treatment strategies for COH only cycles
  • WSTCM treatment strategies for COH cycles with fresh embryo transfers
  • Case examples

October 8th 2016 – Register Now

 

Module 3 - Improve Frozen Embryo Transfter (FET) or Fresh Donor Cycles Outcomes with Adjuvant Whole Systems TCM - (4 hours CEU/PDA) - November 5th 2016

In this module, students will learn through case based learning how to adjust Whole Systems Traditional Chinese Medicine (WSTCM) treatment plans for Controlled Endometrial Development (CED) cycles such as Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) or Fresh, Donor IVF ET cycles. Dr. Lee Hullender Rubin’s clinical research and experience is the foundation for this course. Upon completion, students will be able to identify common WSTCM patterns, develop treatment plans employing treatment principles and methods, adjust for risks, and improve outcomes.  

 

Goals and Objectives

At the end of the course, attendees should be able to:

  1. Briefly review CED and natural cycle methods 
  2. Identify key differences between CED and COH cycles, and understand how TCM theory can explain differences
  3. Identify commonly seen WSTCM patterns 
  4. Apply effective WSTCM strategies to improve patient outcomes with case examples. 
  5. Learn strategies to prevent adverse outcomes like failed endometrial development, miscarriage, side effects from medications.

 

Course Outline
  • Overview of Fresh and Frozen cycles
  • Risks with Controlled Endometrial Development
  • WSTCM treatment strategies for CED cycles as FET or Fresh, Donor IVF-ET.
  • Case examples 

November 5th 2016 – Register Now


Module 4 - Improve Medicated and Natural IUI Cycles Outcomes With Adjuvant Whole Systems TCM - (3 hours CEU/PDA) - January 14th, 2017

 

In this module, students will learn through case based learning how to apply Whole Systems Traditional Chinese Medicine (WSTCM) treatment plans for intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycles with medications like ovulation induction or injectable gonadotropin medications. Dr. Lee Hullender Rubin’s clinical research and experience is the foundation for this course. Upon completion, students will be able to identify common WSTCM patterns, develop treatment plans employing treatment principles and methods, adjust for risks, and improve outcomes.

Goals and Objectives 

At the end of the course, attendees should be able to:

  1. Briefly review IUI procedures and medication combinations
  2. Identify key differences between IUI and IVF cycles, and understand how TCM theory can explain differences,
  3. Identify commonly seen WSTCM patterns
  4. Apply effective WSTCM strategies to improve patient outcomes with case examples.
  5. Learn strategies to prevent adverse outcomes like hyperstimulation, ovarian cysts, failed endometrial development, miscarriage, side effects from medications.

Course Outline

  • Overview of Fresh and Frozen cycles
  • Overview and Risks with IUIs and medications
  • Case Examples
  • Question and Answer

January 14th 2017 – Register Now

 

Module 5 - Communicating the Evidence (5 hours CEU/PDA) - February 4th, 2017

  • Learn the different types of assisted reproductive technology and confidently integrate WSTCM treatments with ART. 
  • Reduce adverse events
  • Improve Outcomes with this evidence based, whole systems approach.

February 4th 2017 – Register Now

 

"This was one of the best ProD seminars I've done. I was initially expecting it to be incredibly dry, but Dr Rubin is an engaging and highly competent teacher, and the literature review was enlightening." ~ Bria

"Great course that will definitely be of benefit when reviewing acupuncture studies. Lots of useful information and clarity around the topic of pre and post embryo transfer treatments. Thanks!" ~ Tiffany

"Every Fertility Acupuncturist should take this course by Lee. A good working knowledge of this information is critical for a successful working relationship with our Western Colleagues in Reproductive Endocrinology." ~ Ray Rubio