PCRS 2020 logo68th Annual Meeting

Generations of Families Building Families

March 25 – 29, 2020
Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa

Setting the stage for education, innovation, progress and change, as we strive to create healthy families and promote optimal reproductive care.

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 = CME Credits Available

(Total CME: 3.80)
Time Session Title
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM  Genetics 101
Eric Forman, MD, HCLD
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM  The ART of Getting Published
Kurt Barnhart, MD
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM Fellows Lunch
1:15 PM – 1:45 PM  SART for Fellows — What is SART, and How Does it Work for Us
Brad Van Voorhies, MD
1:45 PM – 2:15 PM  Monitoring Your Lab's Success
Thomas (Rusty) Pool, PhD
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM  PEARLS for REI Boards
Mae Healy, DO
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Fellows Cocktail Reception
Sponsored by Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
6:15 PM – 8:00 PM Fellows Dinner
Sponsored by CooperSurgical


(Total CME: 3.75)
Time Session Title
7:00 AM – 7:50 AM Breakfast
7:50 AM – 8:00 AM President's Welcome
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM  Are All Euploid Embryos Created Equal?
Eric Forman, MD
8:45 AM – 9:30 AM  Use of Testicular Sperm in the Nonazoospermic Male
Cori Tanrikut, MD
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Morning Break in Exhibit Hall
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Oral Presentation of Abstracts 1–5
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM  PUL Work-Up in a Politically Hostile Environment
Kurt Barnhart, MD
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch - Exhibit Hall
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM  Optimizing Progesterone Replacement for Frozen Embryo Transfer
Kate Devine, MD
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM  Social Media and ART: Responsibility of the Digital Age
Kenan Omurtag, MD and Lora Shahine, MD
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM Afternoon Break in the Exhibit Hall
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Debate: Transfer of Mosaics
Eric Forman, PhD; Brad Van Voorhis, PhD; Barry Behr, MD
Rusty Pool, PhD; and Alex Quaas, PhD
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Product Theater

The Embryonic Cell Free DNA Analysis in Spent Culture Media: Test Reliability and Clinical Applications
Juliana Cuzzi, PhD

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Fellows Dinner
Sponsored by Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
5:15 PM – 6:00 PM

IVF Lab Professional Reception

5:15 PM – 6:00 PM Nurses/Genetic Counselors Reception
Sponsored by Invitae
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Welcome Reception
Sponsored by EMD Serono
6:45 PM – 9:00 PM Faculty/Board of Directors/Past Presidents Dinner
Sponsored by Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


(Total CME: 3.75)
Time Session Title
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM  Surgical and Nonsurgical Options for Uterine Myomas in Fertility Cases
Zaraq Khan, MBBS, MSc
8:45 AM – 9:30 AM  How Will Changing Legal Environment Affect Our REI Practice?
Nidhi Desai, JD
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Morning Break in Exhibit Hall
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Oral Presentation of Abstracts 6–10
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Symposia

Health Economic Outcomes Research – It Matters Now More Than Ever

Jared C Robins, MD  Director, International Medicine 
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Ferring Post-Symposia Lunch
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM  Caring for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Patients Through the Lens of Reproductive Endocrinology
Molly Moravek, MD, MPH, MS
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM  Navigating Transgender Medicine: Emotional Aspects of Medical and Reproductive Treatment Among Transgender Patients
Angela Lawson, PhD
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM  What Can We Learn from SARTCORS and the New Clinic Summary Report/National Summary Report?
David McCulloh, HCLD, PhD
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM Afternoon Break in the Exhibit Hall
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Debate: F&S Journal Club — Should All Women Under 30 Freeze Their Oocytes?
Eve Feinberg, MD; Zaraq Kahn, MBBS, MSc; Kenan Omortag, MD
Con: Katie Devine, MD; Nidhi Desai, JD; Ruth Lathi, MD
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Poster Session & Reception
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Movie on the Rose Lawn
8:45 PM – 10:00 PM Fellows Late Night (Beer Gathering)


(Total CME: 3.75)
Time Session Title
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM  Platelet Rich Plasma as a Means to Rejuvenate the Endometrium
Lusine Aghajanova, MD
8:45 AM – 9:30 AM  The Impact of Fibroids on Pregnancy & Implantation
Shannon Laughlin-Tommaso, MD
9:30 AM – 10:15 AM  Physician Burnout: Extinguishing the Flame
Eve Feinberg, MD
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM Morning Break in Exhibit Hall
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Concurrent Sessions

 Physician Concurrent Sessions

Surgery in the Era of ART
Zaraq Khan, MBBS, MSc

Managing Sequelae of C-Section Scar Defect: Infertility, Bleeding and Ectopic Pregnancy
Samantha M. Pfeifer, MD

   Lab Session — Innovative Ways to Improve Laboratory Techniques, Evaluate Embryos, and Address Mosaics
Richard Scott, MD, HCLD

 RN and Genetic Counselors Concurrent Sessions

Do You Believe in Magic? Vitamins, Botanicals, and Other Supplements in ART
Michael Slowey, MD

Embryonic Mosaicism: 23 Shades of Gray
Rachel Donnell, MSc
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Family Fun and Pool
6:45 PM – 9:00 PM Awards Dinner


(Total CME: 1.50)
Time Session Title
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

 Sunday Brunch Program

Expanded and Improved Medicare for All: Implications for Reproductive Health
Judith Albert, MD

Preliminary Schedule

Wednesday, March 25

Thursday, March 26

Friday, March 27

Fellow's Day

A dynamic day geared toward the reproductive professional in training for fellows, residents, and/or medical students.

PCRS Welcome Reception

All registered attendees, guests, and members of industry are invited to join this festive event, held on the Rose Lawn.

Poster Session/Reception

An evening reception featuring the presentation of selected outstanding scientific posters. Held in the exhibit hall, all registered attendees, guests, and members of industry are welcome.

Fellows' Late Night

Beer, wine, and treats – a casual get together for PCRS attendee fellows, residents, and students of all kinds.

Saturday, March 28

Sunday, March 29

Poolside R&R - Family-Friendly!

The perfect chance to unwind poolside with a refreshing beverage in hand while you network and get to know your colleagues.

Farewell Brunch

Say "see you later" to your new friends and colleagues, but not before you enjoy a delicious brunch.