January 25-26, 2011

Workshop Organizers


  • *Linda C. Giudice, M.D., Ph.D.—University of California, San Francisco
  • *Régine Sitruk-Ware, M.D.—Population Council
  • William J. Bremner, M.D., Ph.D.—University of Washington
  • Paula Hillard, M.D.—Stanford University


Reproductive health is essential to overall well-being. Expanding our understanding of reproductive biology and behaviors, starting at the basic molecular level, and increasing our knowledge in clinical fields, such as reproductive endocrinology, will allow researchers to develop better means to help individuals control or improve fertility, and to treat reproductive disorders.

As examples, discussions of this theme could include:

  • Understanding the basic science underlying reproductive health and behaviors, including normative reproductive processes, such as understanding the epigenetics of reproduction and the determinants of gamete quality and expanding the fundamental knowledge of reproductive endocrinology
  • Understanding the development and determinants of normative or high-risk reproductive behaviors
  • Defining the etiology and pathophysiology of gynecological disorders, starting at the molecular and cellular levels
  • Identifying how best to apply and translate these basic research findings to male and female fertility and infertility, and to help develop new and better diagnostics and treatments for a range of reproductive conditions and disorders in various clinical, community, and other settings, and in various populations
  • Examining the development of novel contraceptives for men and women and how to use social and behavioral approaches to ensure effective use of these products in various settings and populations
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Last Reviewed: 05/23/2011