The American Society for 

Reproductive Immunology 

=Clinical Course requires separate registration fee


Clinical Course in Reproductive Immunology

Virtual Option for International Attendees

In order to assist our international members who are facing higher than normal travel costs and would not be able to attend in-person as a result, ASRI has decided to offer a modified virtual option for the 2023 Clinical Course. The following parameters will apply to the virtual clinical course:

    • The Clinical Course sessions will be recorded – not live-streamed.
    • Access to the recordings will be available after the in-person meeting.
    • Only International Member attendees will be able to register for the virtual option (non-members must join ASRI)
    • Recordings will be available for a limited time 

To register for the virtual option, you must: (1) confirm your ASRI membership is active (paid), (2) register and pay at the current member rate, and (3) contact to have your status confirmed and registration type changed to "Virtual Only".


Chairs: Joanne Kwak-Kim & Gil Mor

Program Committee: Rafat Abbasi, Youssef Derbala, Giovanni Jubiz, Dinorah Salazar, Jonathan Scher, Nayoung Sung.  

Saturday, May 20

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Registration Desk open

Lumpkins Mezzanine

 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

 Clinical Course I: Infertility and Implantation Failures

      Chairs: Joanne Kwak-Kim & Gil Mor

Lumpkins Ballroom

 4:00 Rafat Abbasi, Columbia Fertility - Autoimmune oophoritis and reproductive failures  
 4:30 Yasuyuki Negishi, Nippon Medical School - Immune inflammatory responses in infertility  
 5:00 Koji Nakagawa, Sugiyama Clinic Shinjuku - Immunotherapy with tacrolimus for RIF and RPL women with immunological rejection  
 5:30 Richard Pilsner, Wayne State University - Sperm aging and immunity  
 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  Clinical Fellowship Reunion (informal networking)  TBD

Sunday, May 21

 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Registration Desk open

Lumpkins Mezzanine

 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Coffee (breakfast on your own)

 Lumpkins Mezzanine

 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

 Clinical Course II: Laboratory Sciences and RF

Lumpkins Ballroom
 8:00 Kenneth Beaman, Rosalind Franklin University - Laboratory evaluation for women with RF  
 8:30 Evangelos Ntravalas, Memorial Sloan Kettering - Flow cytometric analysis of peripheral immune cells in women with RF  
 9:00 Raphael Stricker, Alan E. Beer Medical Center for Reproductive Immunology - Autoimmune responses in women with RF  
 9:30 Amy Thees, Rosalind Franklin University - Targeted Gene Expression Profiling for Endometrial Dysregulation in Patients with Reproductive Failure  
 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM COFFEE BREAK Lumpkins Mezzanine
 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

 Clinical Course III: Recurrent pregnancy losses, and rheumatic disease and pregnancy

Lumpkins Ballroom
 10:15 Joanne Kwak-Kim, Rosalind Franklin University - Update in Recurrent pregnancy losses: thyroid autoimmunity  
 10:45 Marcelo Cavalcante, Universidade de Fortaleza, Brasil - Current evidence on immunotherapies; immunization with lymphocytes, lipid emulsions, and recombinant G-CSF  
 11:15 Andrew Wong, UCLA - Rheumatic Disease and Pregnancy- Part I   
 11:45 Kristen Demoruelle, Colorado University, Anschutz - Rheumatic disease and pregnancy II  

 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

 Clinical Course Lunch: How to set up a guideline for immunological assessment and management in patients with pregnancy loss and implantation failures?

La Terraza Rooftop

 12:15 Ricardo Barini, UNICAMP - Available Therapies for Implantation Failure and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss   
 12:45 Giovanni Jubiz, Center for Reproductive Immunology & Infertility - Available Immunologic Testing for Implantation Failure and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss  

 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

 Clinical Course IV: Infection and Pregnancy

Lumpkins Ballroom
 1:15 Gil Mor, Wayne State University - How pregnancy deals with viral infections  
 1:45 Vikki Abrahams, Yale University - Role of APA in pregnancy morbidity  
 2:15 Babbette LaMarca, UMC - Autoimmune activation in preeclampsia  
 2:45 Elizabeth Enninga, Mayo Clinic - The role of occult infection in the pathogenesis of CHI/VUE  



 5:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Welcome Remarks & Introduction

Lumpkins Ballroom

 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM


Keynote Speaker:

Diana Bianchi, National Institutes of Health

Lumpkins Ballroom

 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM


La Terraza Rooftop

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