Countdown to Congress: Meet Ken Kwapis


Countdown to Congress: Meet Ken Kwapis

ASRM 2023 Scientific Congress & Expo

The Past, The Present, and The Pipeline

New Orleans, Louisiana, October 14-18, 2023

Countdown to Congress

Speaker Spotlight: Ken Kwapis

We are excited to host Mr. Ken Kwapis as a plenary speaker at the ASRM 2023 Scientific Congress & Expo. Join us Tuesday, October 17, from 8:45-10:00 AM when Dr. Michael Thomas, ASRM President, and Mr. Kwapis share the stage for an informal, audience-engaged, conversation about leadership, feedback, and acknowledgment. Hear from Ken as he talks about his career, see clips from movies and television shows he has directed, and learn leadership lessons he shares in his book entitled “But What I Really Want to Do Is Direct–Lessons from A Life Behind the Camera.” 

Ken Kwapis is a director of motion pictures and television. He has directed 11 feature films: A Walk In The Woods, Big Miracle, He’s Just Not That Into You, License to Wed, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Sexual Life, The Beautician and the Beast, Dunston Checks In, He Said, She Said (codirected with Marisa Silver), Vibes, and Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird. Kwapis also helped launch nine television series, including, The Larry Sanders Show, The Bernie Mac Show, The Office, Outsourced, Happyish, and #blackAF. He also directed episodes of numerous shows, including Freaks and Geeks, Malcolm in the Middle, Santa Clarita Diet, and One Mississippi. He has authored But What I Really Want To Do Is Direct: Lessons from A Life Behind the Camera.

Want your friends and colleagues to join you at ASRM 2023?

Meetings are better together! Broadcast your attendance and create friendly FOMO by downloading one or more ASRM 2023 virtual badges and sharing them on social media. Once your colleagues know you’re coming, they’ll be sure to jump on the ASRM 2023 train! Don’t forget to tag ASRM and add the hashtag #ASRM2023!

Experience New Orleans

Wondering what to do with your spare time in The Big Easy? Here are some ideas to spark your planning.

1- Take a New Orleans Sightseeing tour– Experience New Orleans on a guided bus tour.

2- Explore the French Quarter– Visit the historic and vibrant neighborhood known for its unique blend of French, Spanish, and Creole architecture, lively music scene, and diverse culinary offerings.

3- Take a Ghost Tour– Embark on a spine-chilling ghost tour in New Orleans, where mysterious legends and haunted history come alive amidst the city’s enchanting darkness.

4- Visit the WWII Museum– A poignant and immersive experience, offering a comprehensive tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of those who served during World War II.


CAMP ASRM Returns!

Camp ASRM is a childcare service offered Sunday, October 15 through Wednesday, October 18 in the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, the headquarters hotel for ASRM 2023. Activities include age-appropriate themes, arts and crafts, group games, music and movement, board games, story time, dramatic play, etc. Snacks, lunch, and water will be provided. Registration is open for full and half-day sessions!

Sunday, October 15 – Tuesday, October 17:
Full day, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, $180
Half day, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM, $95

Wednesday, October 18:
7:00 AM to 1:00 PM, $100

Register for Camp ASRM

ASRM & CADE Foundation Social Media Summit

Sunday, October 15, 2023, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

ASRM and the CADE Foundation are joining forces to host the Social Media Summit at the ASRM Scientific Congress & Expo. Network with your colleagues, listen to presentations from reproductive medicine social media gurus, and dig deeper into the different aspects of social media with our panelists in special breakout group sessions. Please note that there is no on-site registration for this event. Add the Social Media Summit to your ASRM 2023 Scientific Congress & Expo registration. Early bird pricing is $25, and late registration is $50.

ASRM President, Dr. Michael A. Thomas, invites all Congress attendees to join the 2023 President’s Gala benefiting the ASRM Research Institute.

The ASRM Research Institute has awarded over $3 million in research grants in the field of reproductive medicine since its conception in 2018 and is a catalyst for the next generation of discoveries in reproductive medicine and access to care. This year’s Gala will fund continued growth and groundbreaking research. The ASRM President’s Gala will begin with a cocktail reception, ASRM awards presentation, dinner, and a live fundraising auction. Register for the President’s Gala during registration for the ASRM 2023 Scientific Congress & Expo.

Sunday, October 15, 2023
6:00 PM Happy Hour
7:00 PM Dinner and Auction
Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, LA
Cocktails | Dinner | Auction | ASRM Awards
Black tie or Mardis Gras optional.

Register for the Gala

Thank you to our sponsors:
Premier Sponsor: Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Champion sponsor : Inception Fertility
Impact Sponsor: US Fertility & Ovation Fertility

ASRM’s Dedication to Resident Education Continues!

Are you a resident interested in advancing your career through skill-building and networking?

ASRM introduces KEEPR: Knowledge through Engagement & Education Program for Residents, a program with dynamic, relevant content exclusively for residents, emphasizing engagement, discussion, and skill-building around a multitude of complex topics relevant for residents preparing for a career in reproductive health and medicine. KEEPR is open to any resident attending the ASRM Scientific Congress. Click here to learn more.


Reminder: ASRM 2023 is Cashless!

ASRM 2023 is cashless! If you are planning to register or pay for ASRM membership on site in New Orleans, please bring your Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.