EDUCATIONAL TRACKS

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Access To Care

  • Monday, 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussions
    • Increasing Access to Infertility Care Services – Innovative Approaches Worldwide 
    • Novel Treatment for Uterine Fibroids 
  • Monday, 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Symposium  – Access to Infertility Care: Challenges and Potential Solutions 
  • Monday, 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm Members’ Meeting – Access to Care Group
  • Tuesday, 8:30 am – 9:15 am Plenary – Herbert H. Thomas Lecture: Human Trafficking: Recognizing and Responding to Victims in Healthcare 
  • Tuesday, 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussion – Disparities in Access to Reproductive Health Care 
  • Tuesday, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Interactive Session – How to Improve Pregnancy Rates in Asians, Blacks, and Other Ethnic Groups 
  • Tuesday, 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Keynote – Contraception Keynote Lecture: Haves and Have-Nots: Politics and Ethics in Assisted Reproductive Technology and Abortion 
  • Wednesday, 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussion – Infertility Is a Disease: Potential Impact of the AMA Resolution on Access to Care 
  • Wednesday, 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Symposium – Correcting Gaps in Reproductive Health Disparities: Practical Information and Advice 

Assisted Reproductive Technology

  • Monday, 8:30 am – 9:15 am Plenary –  President’s Guest Lecture: Understanding Early Embryo Development
  • Monday, 9:15 am – 10:00 am Plenary – Editing the Human Germline: So Near and Yet So Far 
  • Monday, 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Expert Encounter – How to Induce Enough Sperm Production to Make In Vitro Fertilization/Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection Possible and Improve Outcomes in Men Who Have Sperm 
  • Monday, 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussions 
    • Genetic Risk Assessment and Genetic Counseling for Embryo Donation 
    • Recent Advances in ART for Women with Severe DOR 
    • Pros and Cons of Frozen Thaw versus Fresh ART Programs
    • Serum Progesterone Elevation during ART: When to Freeze All 
    • Choosing the Best Fit: Assessing Technological Solutions for the IVF Laboratory 
    • The Link between Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) 
    • In Vitro Oogenesis and Prosthetic Ovaries 
    • Recent Approaches to Cryopreservation of Oocytes and Ovarian Tissue 
  • Monday, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Interactive Sessions 
    • Chromosomal Mosaicism Detected by Preimplantation Genetic Testing in Blastocyst Biopsy: Transfer or Not?s 
    • Is Minimal Stimulation In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Superior to Standard IVF? 
    • Emerging Issues in Embryo Donation: Professional Guidelines, Genetic “Suitability” Screening, and Reproductive Autonomy
    • Let’s Update the Data—Cost of Vasectomy Reversal vs Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE) and In Vitro Fertilization 
  • Monday, 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Keynote – SSR Exchange Keynote Lecture: Environmental Contaminents and Reproductive Health 
  • Monday, 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Symposia 
    • Access to Infertility Care: Challenges and Potential Solutions 
    • MEFS Symposium: The Art and Science of What Embryo(s) to Transfer: Fresh or Frozen, Cleavage or Blastocyst, Preimplantation Genetic Testing or Not
    • From Egg to Embryo: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives of Human Assisted Reproductive Technologies 
  • Monday, 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm Members’ Meeting – Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology
  • Tuesday, 9:15 am – 10:00 am Plenary – Camran Nezhat, M.D. Lectureship in Innovations in Medicine Lecture: Human Implantation and Placentation: The Trophoblast Epigenome in Development and Disease 
  • Tuesday, 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussions 
    • Disparities in IVF Outcomes OR Disparities in Access to Reproductive Health Care 
    • Electronic Witnessing in the IVF Lab: To Err Is Human 
    • ART: a Managed Care Perspective 
    • Polyps and Fibroids: When to Remove Prior to ART 
    • Fertility Preservation in Adolescents 
    • Understanding and Interpreting Embryonic Mosaicism 
    • Individualized Approach to Ovarian Stimulation and IVF 
  • Tuesday, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Interactive Sessions 
    • Breakthroughs and Controversies in Gamete and Embryo Biology and CRISPR Research 
    • Patient Consent and Embryos: Are Patients Ever Truly Informed? 
  • Tuesday, 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm AUA Bruce Stewart Memorial Lecture – The Power of One: Novel Perspectives of Single-cell Technologies in Gametogenesis  
  • Tuesday, 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Keynote – Contraception Keynote Lecture: Haves and Have-Nots: Politics and Ethics in Assisted Reproductive Technology and Abortion 
  • Tuesday, 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Symposia 
    • Howard and Georgeanna Jones Symposium on ART: The Influence of Environmental Exposures on Pregnancy and Child Health
    • ISAR Symposium: Controversy to Consensus in Assisted Reproductive Technology 
    • Communication and Interpretation of Preimplantation Genetic Testing Data and Counseling for Patients 
  • Wednesday, 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussions
    • ART and LGBTQ Family Building 
    • Improving Eggs: Controversy and Clinical Reality 
    • Empowering the IVF Nurse: How We Can Help Our Nurses to Most Effectively Manage Complex Patients 
    • Variation of Mosaicism Rates in Different Programs: Possible Causes and Need for Standardization 
    • Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Aneuploidy (PGT-A) in Low, Normal, and Hyper Responders 
    • Frozen Eggs from an Egg Bank versus Fresh Donor Eggs 
    • Using a QA Dashboard to Monitor Key Performance Indicators in the IVF Lab 
    • GnRH Agonist Trigger and Cryo-all Strategy versus Fresh Transfer in IVF Cycles 
    • Optimizing the Clinical Management of Frozen Eggs 
  • Wednesday, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Interactive Sessions 
    • Are Mitochondrial Treatments Effective in Recurrent In Vitro Fertilization Failures? 
    • The Age-old Question of Offering Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) to Older Patients: Ethics and ART 
  • Wednesday, 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Symposia 
    • ABOG Foundation – Kenneth J. Ryan Ethics Symposium: Transferring Genetically Anomalous Embryos: Exploring Clinical and Ethical Uncertainties 
    • Chinese Society of Reproductive Medicine Symposium: Advanced Comprehension of Safety in Assisted Reproductive Technology 

Assisted Reproductive Technology Lab

  • Sunday, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Members’ Meeting – Society of Reproductive Biologists and Technologists
  • Monday, 8:30 am – 9:15 am Plenary – President’s Guest Lecture: Understanding Early Embryo Development 
  • Monday, 9:15 am – 10:00 am Plenary – Editing the Human Germline: So Near and Yet So Far 
  • Monday, 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussions 
    • Oocyte Vitrification: Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting 
    • Choosing the Best Fit: Assessing Technological Solutions for the IVF Laboratory 
    • Fertility Treatment for Non-traditional Patients: Addressing the Unique Challenges of a Growing Patient Population 
  • Monday, 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Expert Encounter – Molecular and Genetic Testing for the Selection of Embryos 
  • Monday, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Interactive Sessions 
    • Automation, Operation Efficiency, and Workflow Optimization in Laboratory Technology 
    • In Vitro Gametes 
  • Monday, 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Keynote – SSR Exchange Keynote Lecture: Environmental Contaminants and Reproductive Health
  • Monday, 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Symposia 
    • KY Cha Symposium on Stem Cell Technology and Reproductive Medicine: Germline and Mitochondrial Gene Therapy 
    • From Egg to Embryo: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives of Human Assisted Reproductive Technologies 
    • ESHRE Symposium: The Relevance of Embryo Research 
    • MEFS Symposium: The Art and Science of What Embryo(s) to Transfer: Fresh or Frozen, Cleavage or Blastocyst, Preimplantation Genetic Testing or Not 
    • FDA Symposium Reproductive HCT/P Donor Eligibility and Compliance Update for Reproductive HCT/P Establishments
  • Tuesday, 9:15 am – 10:00 am Plenary – Camran Nezhat, M.D. Lectureship in Innovations in Medicine Lecture: Human Implantation and Placentation: The Trophoblast Epigenome in Development and Disease 
  • Tuesday, 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussions
    • The Effects of OTC Medications on Semen Parameters 
    • Electronic Witnessing in the IVF Lab: To Err Is Human 
    • Understanding and Interpreting Embryonic Mosaicism
    • Using Animal Models to Examine Transgenerational Consequences of Environmental Exposures 
  • Tuesday, 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Expert Encounter – How to Fund Your Research—Learn from the Experts! 
  • Tuesday, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Interactive Session – Breakthroughs and Controversies in Gamete and Embryo Biology and CRISPR Research 
  • Tuesday, 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Keynote – AUA Bruce Stewart Memorial Lecture: The Power of One: Novel Perspectives of Single-cell Technologies in Gametogenesis 
  • Tuesday, 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Symposia 
    • Howard and Georgeanna Jones Symposium on ART: The Influence of Environmental Exposures on Pregnancy and Child Health 
    • Technological Advances in Fertility Preservation: From Spermatogonial Cell Transplants to Bioprosthetic Ovaries 
    • Communication and Interpretation of Preimplantation Genetic Testing Data and Counseling for Patients 
    • SSR Symposium: Hallmarks of the Aging Egg: More Than Chromosomes and Mitochondria 
  • Wednesday, 9:15 am – 10:00 am Plenary – David and Rosemary Adamson Lecture on Excellence in Reproductive Medicine: Is Clinical Research Reproducible, Transparent, and Useful? 
  • Wednesday, 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussions 
    • Laboratory HVAC and Filtration Systems: Design, Purpose, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting 
    • Using a QA Dashboard to Monitor Key Performance Indicators in the IVF Lab 
    • Logistics of Off-site Lab Directing: Maintaining the Balance 
  • Wednesday, 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Symposia 
    • ABOG Foundation – Kenneth J. Ryan Ethics Symposium: Transferring Genetically Anomalous Embryos: Exploring Clinical and Ethical Uncertainties 
    • Chinese Society of Reproductive Medicine Symposium: Advanced Comprehension of Safety in Assisted Reproductive Technology