Germ Cell and Heritable Effects SIG Webinar
"Genetic and epigenetic clinical testing of human sperm: today a dream, tomorrow a reality?"
Presented by GCHE Special Interest Group
When: June 17, 2021 at 1:00-PM- 3:00PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (U.S.)
Where: Virtual (a link will be provided to all registered participants)
Duration: 120 minutes
Details: The meeting is open to EMGS members and guests. All participants must register prior to the meeting; a link to the meeting site will be provided via email following registration.
About this workshop: Recent decades have seen increasing rates of male infertility and also increasing rates of heritable disorders such as ADHD and autism. Damage to sperm DNA and epigenome may be playing a role in these phenomena but despite patients' interest in identifying sources of infertility and understanding potential risks for future offspring health, there is little clinical assessment or perceived relevance of such tests. This panel features experts discussing evaluation of sperm parameters and future directions for testing, therapeutic interventions and prediction of adverse outcomes.
Bernard Robaire, PhD, McGill University
Jacquetta Trasler, MD, PhD, McGill University
Dolores Lamb, PhD, Weill Cornell Medical Center
Peter Chan, MD, MsC, McGill University
Who is it for?: Anyone with interest in male fertility and germline health.
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