FERTILITY INNOVATIONS:  21st Century Technologies to Build Healthy Families

The 66th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society

March 21-25, 2018

Registration Open Now!

Hotel Reservations:

Upon completion and payment, you will receive access to exclusive links to the hotel room blocks set aside for PCRS attendees. Please note: hotel reservations within the PCRS block and at the special rate may be made online via these links only. Telephone reservations will not be accepted. If you have questions, please contact the PCRS office directly at 541-549-1607. 

PCRS has arranged an extensive room block at Renaissance Indian Wells in Indian Wells, California. Once the block is full or closed, PCRS will not be able to assist you with room reservations. You must register to attend the PCRS 66th Annual Meeting in order to make a room reservation at the PCRS Group rate. PCRS recommends Palm Springs International Airport.

Rooms in the Palm Springs area during this peak period can be very hard to find and rates available to the general public may escalate significantly as the meeting date draws near. We urge you to register for the meeting and book your rooms as early as possible.

Scholarships: 

A limited number of scholarship funds are available to physicians in training who are in an approved REI program, licensed genetic counselors, and limited lab staff.  Follow this link for additional information and an application form. 

Letters of Invitation:  

Because of current travel regulations, all individuals requiring a visa to enter the United States are urged to begin making travel arrangements and obtaining necessary papers by November 2017 to attend the meeting in March 2018. A letter of invitation will be sent to you upon receipt of written request (e-mail is acceptable). A letter of invitation does not imply any financial support by PCRS.

Name Badges:  

All participants (attendees, faculty, guests, exhibitors) must register and wear identifying badges to all sessions and events. To obtain name badges, spouses, guests and additional family members must also be registered. NO BADGE = NO ENTRY. NO exceptions.

Registration Fees : 

All meeting fees must be paid in US funds.

Register early to take advantage of discounted rates!

Early Registration Deadline 12/31/17  |  Open Registration Deadline 2/28/18  |  Late After 2/28/18

Regular Rates

Early

Open

Late

PCRS Member

$650

$750 $850

Non-Member

$890 $990 $1090

Non-Doctoral Member

$470 $570 $670

Non-Doctoral Non-Member

$700 $800 $900

Discount Rates

Early

Open

Late

Practice Special**

$375 $475 $575

Emeritus

$350 $450 $550

Professionals in Training*

(Fellows, Residents, Military, etc)

$300 $400 $400
       

 

Registration Package includes all CME activities and other sessions Wednesday through Saturday, the Welcome Reception, Poster Session, Poolside, Saturday Night Awards Dinner, and Sunday Brunch Session.

** To qualify for the Practice Special you must be a non-doctoral allied health care professional working in a practice with a sponsor who has registered for the meeting at one of the regular rates listed above (PCRS Member, Non-Member, Non-Doctoral Member, Non-Doctoral Non-Member). You will be asked during the online registration process to provide the name of your sponsor.

* To qualify for the In Training Discount, you must be a research fellow or allied professional in an approved, full-time training programs are eligible for an educational discount.

 

Guests

Guest Passes are designed to encourage and support our attendees and faculty to bring along friends and family to the Annual Meeting. Guest Passes are available for purchase during online registration. Guest Passes may also be purchased onsite at the registration desk.

Guest Fees

Adult

Youth (ages 5-12)

Child (ages 0-4)

All Social Events

$295

$95

No Charge

Saturday Night Awards Dinner Only

$115 $65

No Charge

Thursday Day Pass

$75 $25

No Charge

Friday Day Pass

$75 $25

No Charge

Saturday Day Pass (includes ticket to Awards Dinner)

$175 $75

No Charge

Sunday Day Pass

$40

$20

No Charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Program Planning Committee:

2018 President  

Phillip E. Chenette, MD

2018 Program Co-Chairs 

Liyun Li, MD

Alison Coates

Lauri Black, MS, CGC

 

Learner Needs Addressed in the 2018 PCRS Program:

Practice Gaps:

  1. New technologies in fertility engineering, genetic testing and laboratory procedures are increasingly utilized in the clinical ART setting. As these new technologies take shape, the entire team of physicians, nurses, lab professionals and genetic counselors must be aware of advances in the science and its clinical applications.
  1. Zika is a worldwide epidemic with significant implications for human reproduction. Medical science lacks understanding of its transmission and effective testing to tailor our guidance for patients at risk who are planning to conceive.
  1. There is wide variation in training during REI fellowship and frequently little hands-on experience. Incidental, yet extremely important issues, like finding a job and maintaining a healthy work/life balance are often overlooked in traditional professional medical training programs.
  1. Medical ethics has always been of critical importance in reproductive medicine. These ethics are increasingly essential as we enter the era of genetics and embryo testing.
  1. REI clinics are required to report data annually to SART or the CDC. It is essential to understand the differences between the two reporting systems to choose the best system for a specific clinic.

Needs Assessment:

  1. (A) Practitioners need CME activities that provide knowledge and skills related to the latest technologies in reproductive medicine including fertility engineering and genetics.
  2. (A)(D) Physicians and allied healthcare workers in the field of Reproductive Medicine need educational activities that improve their knowledge, skills, and performance as interactive members of a medical team.
  3. (D) Physicians and allied healthcare workers in the field of Reproductive Medicine need educational activities related to the ethical complexities of Reproductive Medicine.
  4. (A)(B)(E) Physicians and allied healthcare workers in the field of Reproductive Medicine need educational activities that will provide knowledge of current research in this specialty.
  5. (C) Physicians, particularly those embarking on new careers after completing a fellowship in REI, need guidance and training in embryo transfers, job seeking, life balance skills and publishing research.

Accreditation Statement:

The Pacific Coast Reproductive Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 22 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
 
This program has been approved by the American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB) Professional Enrichment Educational Renewal (PEER) for 16.5 contact hours of continuing education activity. The program identification number is 29780. The Florida CE-tracking nuber is 20-634398.
 

PCRS is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #15935.

 

Learner's Bill of Rights:

Click here.

Cancellation Policy: To cancel a registration, please contact Alexis A Smith at alexis@pcrsonline.org. Cancellation requests received before February 1, 2018, will receive a full refund. Cancellations made after that date will be charged a $150 cancellation fee. 
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