American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Dr. Erol Onel is a physician with many years of experience in the field of urology. Currently vice president of Heron Therapeutics in California, Dr. Erol Onel is also affiliated with the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is a recognized leader in the field of reproductive medicine. It works through education and advocacy in order to further human knowledge of reproductive medicine and improve fertility treatments for men and women.
In order to disseminate reproductive information to the general public, the ASRM operates reproductivefacts.org. This website provides general education on a wide range of topics, including fertility, family planning, and reproductive system concerns. It also operates the Protect Your Fertility campaign, a program designed to help the public manage reproductive health.
This campaign provides specific information about the lifestyle choices and health concerns that impact fertility, such as weight, age, and smoking. Men and women of all ages can learn about fertility and infertility through the ASRM at www.reproductivefacts.org.
A urologist active in the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Erol Onel serves as vice president of Heron Therapeutics in La Jolla, California. In his leadership capacity, Dr. Erol Onel contributes to the drug-approval process for non-opioid pain relievers.
Opioids are a class of prescription drugs known for their potency in relieving pain. Though highly effective, opioids can cause dangerous side effects, and can even result in dependency in some people. Opioids effect the nervous system by interrupting the brain signals responsible for creating painful sensations. On the market, pharmaceutical companies package opioids under a variety of brand names, including Percocet, Fentora, and Oxycontin.
Non-opioid pain relief medications like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can also address pain. NSAIDs work by blocking certain enzymes that encourage swelling and associated pain. They’re offered over the counter under names like Advil and Aleve.
American Society of Andrology
Serving as vice president of Heron Therapeutics since April, 2016, Erol Onel is a physician and medical business professional with more than two decades of experience. Erol Onel has been a member of the American Society of Andrology (ASA) since 1999, and is a former committee chair for the organization.
Founded in 1975, the ASA is host to more than 600 members around the world, whose specialties range from urology to biochemistry and animal science. The society supports research into male reproduction, and promotes scientific comprehension of this field.
Each year, the ASA Annual Conference takes place in a select North American city. The 2016 meeting was held in New Orleans, Louisiana, in early April. The five-day event, Old Dogmas, New Ideas: The Changing Landscape in Andrology, offered attendees numerous lectures on topics such as The Role of the Urologist in the Era of IVF, and Exploring the Genetic and Genomic Basis of Male Reproductive Defects, as well as workshops, symposiums, and receptions.
The 2017 installment of the ASA Annual Conference, which marks the 42nd year of the event, will take place in late April, in Miami, Florida.