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Time Title Location Faculty Speakers

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

11:00am - 11:40am Laboratory Equipment 101: the foundation for successful IVF outcomes Joe Conaghan, PhD, HCLD
11:40am - 12:20pm Genetics for fellows - Family History: a critical but often overlooked preconception screening tool Amy Vance, MSc
12:20pm - 1:30pm Fellows Luncheon
Sponsorship Available
1:30pm - 2:10pm The types of REIs and REI practices: How to choose Eve Feinberg, MD
2:10pm - 2:30pm Afternoon Break
2:30pm - 3:10pm How to Publish - Getting REI Fellows on board with the publication process David Albertini, PhD, MS
3:10pm - 3:50pm PEARLS for REI boards Alexander Quaas, MD, PhD
4:00pm - 5:00pm Board of Director's Meeting (Closed Meeting)
5:00pm - 6:15pm Fellows Cocktail Reception
Sponsored by: Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.
6:15pm - 8:30pm Fellows Dinner
Sponsored by: CooperSurgical Fertility and Genomics Solutions

Thursday, April 4, 2019

7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am - 8:40am PGT-A and eSET: do we all see the same benefit? Kristen Ivani, PhD
8:40am - 9:20am Improving Access to Infertility Care Joseph Davis, DO
9:20am - 9:50am Morning Refreshment Break - Exhibit Hall
Sponsorship Available
Exhibit Hall
9:50am - 11:00am Oral Presentations of Abstracts 1-4
11:00am - 11:40am Reproductive aging and Epigenetics - Dissociating the roles of genetics and epigenetics in maternal age-related fertility decline David Albertini, PhD, MS
11:40am - 12:30pm Lunch in the PCRS Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall
12:30pm - 1:10pm The Effects of Advanced Paternal Age on Fertility, IVF, and Offspring Outcomes Paul Turek, MD
1:10pm - 1:40pm Afternoon Refreshment Break - Exhibit Hall
Sponsorship Available
Exhibit Hall
1:40pm - 2:20pm PGS: The Good, the Bad, and the Mosaic Mandy Katz-Jaffe, PhD
2:20pm - 3:00pm Optimizing Egg Freezing in Autologous Patients and Egg Donors Michael Levy
3:00pm - 3:50pm Product Theater - Endometrial Metagenomic Analysis (EMMA) & Analysis for Infectious Chronic Endometritis (Alice)
Sponsored by: Igenomix
5:00pm - 6:30pm Fellows Dinner
Sponsored by: Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.
5:15pm - 6:00pm IVF Lab Professionals Reception
Sponsored by: EMD SERONO, INC.
5:15pm - 6:00pm Nurses/Genetic Counselors Wine Reception
Sponsored by: Invitae
6:00pm - 7:30pm Welcome Reception
Sponsorship Available
7:30pm - 9:30pm Faculty/BOD/Past Presidents’ Dinner
Sponsored by: Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Friday, April 5, 2019

7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast Symposium
Sponsored by: Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.
8:30am - 9:10am Fresh vs. Frozen Embryo Transfer: Do we need a randomized controlled trial? Micah Hill, MD
9:10am - 9:50am The Mitochondria: What we know about it and what we do not. How critical is it? - Putting mitochondrial biology into a contemporary ART perspective-separating facts from fiction. David Albertini, PhD, MS
9:50am - 10:20am Morning Refreshment Break - Exhibit Hall
Sponsorship Available
Exhibit Hall
10:20am - 11:30am Oral Presentations of Abstracts 4-8
11:30am - 12:10pm ART Epidemiology: What are the Trends? Why we are collecting all this data for SART? The logic behind the madness. Paul Lin, MD
12:10pm - 1:10pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall
1:10pm - 1:50pm Legal & Legislative Issues that Affect ART: The Past to the Present- CONSENTS, CONTRACTS AND DEVELOPING 3rd PARTY ART LAW Susan Crockin, JD
1:50pm - 2:20pm Afternoon Refreshment Break - Exhibit Hall
2:20pm - 3:30pm F&S Webinar: Fertile Battles-Ovarian endometriosis and infertility: IVF or surgery as the first approach Bruce Lessey, MD
Edgardo Somingliana
Alexander Quaas, MD
Jacqueline Ho, MD
Eve Feinberg, MD
Joseph Davis, DO
5:30pm - 6:45pm PCRS Poster Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Sponsorship Available
6:45pm - 8:30pm Friday Night Dinner Symposium and Game
Sponsored by: EMD SERONO, INC.
8:45pm - 10:15pm Friday Fellows Beer Banquet
Sponsored by: Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

7:00am - 7:45am The Role of Inositols in PCOS Treatment and ART Mark Ratner
7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am - 8:40am PCOS and Lipid Accumulation - Impact of Metabolic Dysfunction on Reproduction in PCOS Daniel Dumesic, MD
8:40am - 9:20am How to Optimize Success in Sperm Retrieval Paul Turek, MD
9:20am - 9:50am Morning Refreshment Break - Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall
9:50am - 12:30pm Lab/Reproductive Biology Concurrent Session: Lab Staffing & Workflow Management, Competency Assessments in the Lab, Biopsy and Vitrification: Are we there yet? Michael Abeyta, BSc, TS
William Venier, MSc, ELD, TS
9:50am - 12:30pm Nursing and Genetic Counselor Concurrent Session: Donor Screening, Recruitment, and Retention. Are we all on the same page? and The Dynamics of Donor Genetic Screening and Evaluation, Gestational Carrier Screening and Legal Challenges Amy Vance, MSc
Susan Crockin, JD
Tamara Tobias, MSN, ARNP
10:10am - 12:30pm Physician Focus Concurrent Session: Endometriosis & Implantation Debate, Recurrent Implantation Failure & Endometrial Immunologic Factors, Oocyte Donation: Historical perspective and lesson learned Bruce Lessey, MD
Edgardo Somingliana
Carolyn Coulam, MD
Richard Paulson, MD
2:00pm - 4:00pm Poolside Rest & Relaxation Station
Sponsorship Available
6:45pm - 9:00pm Awards Dinner
Sponsored by: EMD SERONO, INC.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

9:30am - 11:30am Sunday Brunch Program-Bison Conservation - Applying Advances in ART to Species Conservation
Jennifer Barfield
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