American Society of Andrology to Host 43rd Annual Conference in 2018

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American Society of Andrology

A physician with nearly two decades of experience in the medical field, Dr. Erol Onel leads teams responsible for acquiring approval for non-opioid drugs as the vice president of Heron Therapeutics in La Jolla, California. Dr. Erol Onel also belongs to the American Society of Andrology (ASA), which will host its 43rd Annual Conference in the spring of 2018.

The ASA Annual Conference unites scientists and clinicians from across the globe to explore new information about the male reproductive system. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the conference will host a plethora of workshops, sessions, and presentations that fit the theme of Andrology Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond – Bridging Science and Clinical Practice. Workshops will feature hands-on interaction and opportunities for scientists and clinicians to advance their knowledge. Additionally, the conference will present the clinical symposium TRANSformations: Andrology and Transgender Medicine. Attendees may also participate in a range of networking activities.

Conference registration fees cover entrance to scientific sessions, program materials, continental breakfasts and breaks, and one ticket to the Welcome Reception. Early registration is available until March 20, 2018. The conference will take place at The Nines Portland in Oregon on April 21-24, 2018.


Society for the Study of Male Reproduction – Membership Levels

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Society for the Study of Male Reproduction

Dr. Erol Onel holds a doctor of medicine from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and oversees non-opioid drug approval proceedings as the vice president of Heron Therapeutics in California. An experienced physician with a background in urology, Dr. Erol Onel belongs to the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction (SSMR). Membership with the organization unites individuals with an interest in male reproductive health and contributes to improved quality of care.

SSMR encourages ongoing studies of the male reproductive system and provides accurate, credible information to help medical professionals improve patient care and strengthen their practices. Members receive updates regarding existing and emerging issues on male reproductive health through access to a range of media, such as conference reports and proposed policies. They also engage in the development of standards and participate in continuing medical education conferences.

Membership with the SSMR falls into the three general categories of Active, Student, and Senior/Honorary. Active members include individuals who meet a series of SSMR criteria, such as clinical training in male reproductive medicine or regular attendance to SSMR events. Resident, fellow, and postdoctoral students may also apply for membership, although they hold no voting rights and must provide proof of current training status. Senior or Honorary memberships are also available to SSMR members who are disabled or elderly and have at least 10 years of affiliation background with the organization.

The Benefits of ASRM Membership

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American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Since 2016, Erol Onel has served as the vice president of Heron Therapeutics in California. In this capacity, he oversees the development of a non-opioid pain drug and creates clinical strategies and plans. Over the course of his more than 20-year career, Dr. Erol Onel has belonged to several professional organizations, including the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Dedicated to promoting and advancing the reproductive medicine field, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) provides its members with a variety of benefits. Below is a brief sampling of the resources made available to ASRM members:

News and education: members of the ASRM are granted access to two Society journals, the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics and Fertility and Sterility. Beyond that, members are capable of earning both CME and CE credits through ASRM eLearn or at an in-person education event. Members also receive printable ethics statements and practice guidelines.

Specials and discounts: ASRM provides its members with special rates on a wide range of products and services. Registration fees for the ASRM Scientific Congress and Expo are reduced for Society members and the organization’s eLearn platform features free courses.

Members-only online resources: in addition to each member having access to an online login account, the organization also maintains a digital directory of all its members and offers answers for potential CPT coding questions through its Coding Corner. Further, members can post jobs on the ASRM Career Center at a discounted price.

Professional development: small group meetings and online listservs for members provide professionals with a variety of networking opportunities. ASRM maintains several member groups that professionals can participate in and also provides patients with an easy-access directory to find practitioners in the field. Members are also eligible for awards and grants from ASRM.

Health Benefits of Regular Blood Donation

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Blood Donation

Dr. Erol Onel serves as vice president of Heron Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical research and development company based in La Jolla, California. Outside of work, Dr. Erol Onel remains committed to giving back. Every year on September 11, he tries to give blood to pay tribute. Donating blood helps save lives while also providing health benefits for the people who regularly donate.

One of the biggest health benefits is a lower risk of cancer. Donating blood reduces levels of iron in the body and helps maintain healthy levels. Lower iron levels are linked to lower risk of cancer. In addition, reduced levels of iron can have benefits for the liver and pancreas, which store excesses of the mineral. Excess iron stored in these organs can lead to liver failure, cirrhosis, and pancreatic damage.

In addition, repeated donations can help lower blood viscosity so that it flows better through blood vessels. The result is fewer arterial blockages. Research in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that blood donors are 88 percent less likely to have a heart attack.