Now that “Spring has Sprung,” the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society is ready for another year! We are in a time of constant change and PCRS is not immune to this. We are fortunate to work in such an innovative field and the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society meeting is the perfect place to learn about changes that are affecting our field in a relaxed, collegial, and sunny setting.
Next year's meeting, entitled Reproductive Curiosities, Challenges, and Conclusions, will be held April 3-7, 2019, in Palm Springs. Led by our program chair, Dr. Jason Franasiak, and program co-chairs Debbie Venier and Dr. Kristin Bendickson, we hope to focus on changes that are improving and affecting our field of reproductive medicine. Highlights will include access to medical care, technological changes, and recent legislative changes affecting reproductive medicine. We will discuss issues involving 3rd party reproduction, advancements in the field of genetics, and selected legal and mental health topics. We are all very fortunate to work in a field where we can affect positive change at the beginning of the spectrum of life. Next year's program will be educational, top-notch, and will not disappoint!
This will also be a year of transition as we say farewell to Sue and Alex, of Butler and Associates, who have managed PCRS for the last 27 years! Sue and Alex deserve a happy retirement and we look forward to working with the SBI management team, led by Michele Reeder. I thank the PCRS Transition Committee who dutifully handpicked a management company that aligns well with the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society's values. Sue, Alex, and the PCRS board members have been tremendously helpful with the transition and I have the utmost confidence in the SBI team going forward.
The PCRS board and the Strategic Planning Committee continue to dream (dreaming is planning!) and search for ways to improve PCRS membership benefits and the PCRS meeting experience, which is already the perfect blend of good science and social collaboration.
I look forward to the upcoming year and seeing you at the PCRS meeting April 3-7, 2019 in sunny Palm Springs. Bring your curiosities and challenges, and together we will hopefully come to some conclusions!