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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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

Thursday, April 4, 2019

7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast
Esmeralda Ballroom Foyer
7:55am - 8:00am PCRS President's Welcome Esmeralda 1-4
8:00am - 8:40am PGT-A and eSET: do we all see the same benefit? Esmeralda 1-4 Kristen Ivani, PhD
8:40am - 9:20am Improving Access to Infertility Care Esmeralda 1-4 Joseph Davis, DO
9:20am - 9:50am Morning Refreshment Break - Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by: Freedom Fertility Pharmacy
Esmeralda 5-8
9:50am - 11:00am Oral Presentations of Abstracts 1-4 Esmeralda 1-4
11:00am - 11:40am Reproductive aging and Epigenetics - Dissociating the roles of genetics and epigenetics in maternal ageing Esmeralda 1-4 David Albertini, PhD, MS
11:40am - 12:30pm Lunch in the PCRS Exhibit Hall
Esmeralda 5-8
12:30pm - 1:10pm The Effects of Advanced Paternal Age on Fertility, IVF, and Offspring Outcomes Esmeralda 1-4 Paul Turek, MD
1:10pm - 1:40pm Afternoon Refreshment Break - Exhibit Hall
Sponsorship Available
Esmeralda 5-8
1:40pm - 2:20pm PGS: The Good, the Bad, and the Mosaic Esmeralda 1-4 Mandy Katz-Jaffe, PhD
2:20pm - 3:00pm Optimizing Egg Freezing in Autologous Patients and Egg Donors Esmeralda 1-4 Michael Levy, MD
3:00pm - 3:50pm Product Theater - Endometrial Metagenomic Analysis (EMMA) & Analysis for Infectious Chronic Endometritis (Alice)
Sponsored by: Igenomix
Esmeralda 1-4 Cengiz Cinnioglu PhD
5:00pm - 6:30pm Fellows Dinner
Sponsored by: Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Crystal B-C
5:15pm - 6:00pm IVF Lab Professionals Reception
Sponsored by: EMD SERONO, INC.
Malta
5:15pm - 6:00pm Nurses/Genetic Counselors Wine Reception
Sponsored by: Invitae
Monte Carlo
6:00pm - 7:30pm Welcome Reception
Sponsorship Available
Rose Lawn
7:30pm - 9:30pm Faculty/BOD/Past Presidents’ Dinner
Sponsored by: Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Stir
8:00pm - 9:00pm Poster Hanging
Esmeralda Ballroom Foyer

Friday, April 5, 2019

6:45am - 7:30am Breakfast
Esmeralda 1-4
7:00am - 8:30am Poster Hanging
Esmeralda Ballroom Foyer
7:30am - 8:30am A New Perspective: Novel Research Methodology can Identify Potential Patients seeking Infertility Treatment Learn how new research methods can support market growth, redirect outreach and reframe our perspective
Sponsored by: Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Esmeralda 1-4 Patty Stull, Managing Partner, Fertility Dynamics
Howard Taske, Managing Partner, Fertility Dynamics
8:30am - 9:10am Fresh vs. Frozen Embryo Transfer: Do we need a randomized controlled trial? Esmeralda 1-4 Micah Hill, DO
9:10am - 9:50am The Mitochondria: Putting mitochondrial biology into a contemporary ART perspective-separating facts from fiction. Esmeralda 1-4 David Albertini, PhD, MS
9:50am - 10:30am Current Status of PGT-A and the prospect of Spent Media Testing Esmeralda 1-4 Nabil Arrach, PhD
10:30am - 10:50am Morning Refreshment Break - Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by: Freedom Fertility Pharmacy
Esmeralda 5-8
10:50am - 12:00pm Oral Presentations of Abstracts 5-8 Esmeralda 1-4
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Esmeralda 5-8
1:00pm - 1:40pm Why we are collecting all this data for SART? The logic behind the madness. Esmeralda 1-4 Paul Lin, MD
1:40pm - 2:20pm Legal & Legislative Issues that Affect ART: The Past to the Present Esmeralda 1-4 Susan Crockin, JD
2:20pm - 2:50pm Afternoon Refreshment Break - Exhibit Hall
Sponsorship Available
Esmeralda 5-8
3:00pm - 4:00pm F&S Webinar: Fertile Battles-Ovarian endometriosis and infertility: IVF or surgery as the first approach Esmeralda 1-4 Paola Vigano, PhD
Bruce Lessey, MD, PhD
Alexander Quaas, MD
Jacqueline Ho, MD
Eve Feinberg, MD
Joseph Davis, DO
5:30pm - 6:45pm Poster Reception
Sponsorship Available
Esmeralda Ballroom Foyer
6:45pm - 8:00pm Poster Removal
Esmeralda Ballroom Foyer
6:45pm - 8:30pm Friday Night Dinner Symposium and Game
Sponsored by: EMD SERONO, INC.
Crystal B-F
8:45pm - 10:15pm Friday Fellows Beer Banquet
Sponsored by: Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Stir

Saturday, April 6, 2019

7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast
Esmeralda Ballroom Foyer
7:30am - 8:00am The Role of Inositols in PCOS Treatment and ART Esmeralda 1-4 Mark Ratner, MD
8:00am - 8:40am PCOS and Lipid Accumulation - Impact of Metabolic Dysfunction on Reproduction in PCOS Esmeralda 1-4 Daniel Dumesic, MD
8:40am - 9:20am How to Optimize Success in Sperm Retrieval Esmeralda 1-4 Paul Turek, MD
9:20am - 9:50am Morning Refreshment Break - Exhibit Hall
Sponsorship Available
Esmeralda 5-8
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? Crystal I Michael Abeyta, BSc, TS
William Venier, MSc, ELD, TS
Joe Conahagn, PhD, HCLD
Kristin Ivani, PhD
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 Crystal B-C 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 Esmeralda 1-4 Carolyn Coulam, MD
Richard Paulson, MD
Paola Vigano, PhD
Bruce Lessey, MD, PhD
2:00pm - 4:00pm Rose Lawn Relaxation and Pool Time
Sponsorship Available
Rose Lawn
6:45pm - 9:00pm Awards Dinner
Sponsored by: EMD SERONO, INC.
Crystal D-I

Sunday, April 7, 2019

9:30am - 11:30am Sunday Brunch Program-Bison Conservation - Applying Advances in ART to Species Conservation
Esmeralda 1-4 Jennifer Barfield
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