EDUCATIONAL TRACKS

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Access To Care

MONDAY

  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussion
    • Disparities in Male Reproductive Health
  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Interactive Session
    • How Do We Reach the Goal of Universal Insurance Coverage for IVF?
  • 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Symposium
    • Management of Infertility in Low Resource Settings

TUESDAY

  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussion
    • Climate and Health Challenges in Vulnerable Populations
  • 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Symposium
    • Access to Fertility Preservation Care: From Policy to the Patient

WEDNESDAY

  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussions
    • Time to Get Creative: How to Improve Access to Care in Your Community
    • Abnormal Myonetrial Stem Cells Are Responsible for Health Disparity in Uterine Fibroids

Assisted Reproductive Technology Lab

MONDAY

  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussions
    • Understanding Mosaicism – What You Need to Know
    • Overview On Emerging Technologies And Breakthrough Research in Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)
    • Cryo Tank Failure: What Every REI & Embryologist Should Know
  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Interactive Session
    • Key Performance Indicators for the IVF Lab

TUESDAY

  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussions
    • Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Laboratory Networks/mergers: Do They Improve Outcome?
    • TESE for Male Factor Infertility Patient Who Can Ejaculate (Oligozoospermia or
      Oligoasthenozoospermia or Oligoteratozoospermia): Where is the Evidence?
  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Interactive Session
    • Mosaicism Exposed – How to Handle Mosaic Embryos
  • 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Symposium
    • Quality Management in Human ART: Time to Revisit the Issues

WEDNESDAY

  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussions
    • Clinical Embryologist Career Paths – Excelling in the Multi-dimensional Role of a Clinical Embryologist
    • What to Do When Euploid Embryos Fail to Implant?
    • Environmental Pollutants and their Effect on In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Outcomes
  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Interactive Session
    • Egg and Embryo Banking for Family Building Prior to Advancing Maternal Age: a Patient And Laboratory Perspective
  • 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Symposia
    • Howard and Georgeanna Jones Symposium on Assisted Reproductive Technology: Growing Gametes and Embryos: Where Are We Now
    • Egg Freezing – Are You Ready for Prime Time? Developing and Implementing an Egg Freezing Program in Your Practice

Contraception

MONDAY

  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Interactive Session
    • Best Practices in Miscarriage Management

TUESDAY

  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussion
    • Incorporating the Use of Mifepristone Pretreatment for Medical Management of
      Miscarriage Into Your Practice

WEDNESDAY

  • 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Lecture
    • Contraception Keynote Lecture: Male Contraception
  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Interactive Session
    • Family Planning Fellows Showcase

Ethics, Legal, & Mental Health

MONDAY

  • 8:30 am – 9:15 am Plenary
    • Plenary 1: President’s Guest Lecture: Closing the Generational Gap Between Practitioners and Patients
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm MHPG Clinical Session
    • MHPG Clinical Session (Research) Research Isn’t Just for Nerds: The Easy How-To’s of Conducting Publishable Research in the Field of Reproductive Medicine
  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussions
    • The Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) of Couple Satisfaction
    • Surrogacy and the Modern Family: Addressing the Ethical and Emotional Challenges
      of Complex Gestational Surrogacy Cases
  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Interactive Session
    • No Satisfaction: Psychological and Medical Perspectives on Infertility and Sexual Dysfunction
    • Counseling Patients on Mosaicism
  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm MHPG Clinical Session
    • MHPG Clinical Session: The Trauma of Infertility and Pregnancy Loss: Helping Our Patients Heal
  • 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Symposia
    • ABOG – Kenneth Ryan Ethics Symposium: Ethics in Embryo Research: In Consideration of Patients, Progeny and Professional Norms
    • The New Modern Family: Family-building and Co-parenting in Polyamorous and
      Multi-parent Families.

TUESDAY

  • 8:30 am – 9:15 am Plenary
    • Plenary 4: Is Human Germline Editing Ethical?
  • 9:15 am – 10:00 am Plenary
    • Plenary 6: Planned Oocyte Cryopreservation: A Patient’s Perspective
  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussions
    • Is Sharing really Caring? The Use of Self-Disclosure in Infertility Counseling.
    • CBT for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: Benefits, Limitations, and Alternatives
  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Interactive Session
    • Beyond Disclosure: The Psychological, Social and Legal Implications of Intentional and Unintentional Donor Identity
  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm MHPG Clinical Session
    • MHPG Clinical Session—To SKYPE or not to SKYPE: Ethics of Third-party Teleconsultations in the Age of High-tech.
  • 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Symposium
    • Implementation of an Embryo Donation Program Within Your Practice: Medical, Legal and Psychological Aspects

WEDNESDAY

  • 9:15 am – 10:00 am Plenary
    • Plenary 6: Herbert H. Thomas Lecture: Justice and the Privatization of Health Data
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm MHPG Clinical Session
    • MHPG Clinical Session: Peeking Under The Hood: Psychological Testing with Sperm Donors
  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussions
    • Modeling Good Behavior- The Ethics of Surrogacy
    • Lessons from An Adoption Plan: Differences, Similarities in Disclosure to Donor-Conceived Offspring
  • 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Symposia
    • Fertility Preservation for Transgender Youth: Special Considerations
    • Risk Management: Patient Education, Compliance and Consenting.

Genetics

MONDAY

  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussions
    • Limits and Complications of Genetic Screening in Egg Donors
    • Progress in Comprehensive PGT
    • PGT for Late-Onset Disorders
    • Understanding Mosaicism – What You Need to Know
  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Interactive Sessions
    • Non-invasive Preimplantation Genetic Testing (NIPGT): Is it Applicable for ART practice?
    • Counseling Patients on Mosaicism

TUESDAY

  • 8:30 am – 9:15 am Plenary
    • Plenary 4: Is Human Germline Editing Ethical?
  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussions
    • Expanded Versus Targeted Genetic Testing Before Pregnancy: Discussion Of Guidelines,
      Options, and Cost Effectiveness
    • Direct to Consumer (DTC) Genetic Testing: Exploring The Benefits, Limitations And What To Do When A Patient Brings Results To The Clinic
    • Prospect for Non Invasive PGT
    • Detection of Mosaicism and Segmental Variations
  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Interactive Session
    • Mosaicism Exposed – How to Handle Mosaic Embryos

WEDNESDAY

  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussions
    • PGT-M for Mild Conditions
    • Update of Randomized Control Trials on Clinical Outcome of PGT-A
    • Prospective Carrier Screening and its Impact of PGT Uptake

LGBTQ

MONDAY

  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussion
    • Not-So-Secret “Anonymous Egg Donations”: How Home DNA Testing, Donor Registries, and Social Media Are Turning the Donor World Upside Down
  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Interactive Session
    • No Satisfaction: Psychological and Medical Perspectives on Infertility and Sexual Dysfunction
  • 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Symposia
    • The New Modern Family: Family-building and Co-parenting in the 21st Century
    • SSR Symposium: Fertility Preservation-Existing and Emerging Fertility Preservations
      Options for Women and Men

WEDNESDAY

  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussion
    • Ovarian Stimulation in Transgender Men 
  • 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Symposium
    • Fertility Preservation for Transgender Youth: Special Considerations

Male Reproduction

MONDAY

  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussions
    • The Current Role of Varicocele Repair in Optimizing Male Fertility Aand Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Outcomes
    • Optimizing Male Fertility Utilizing Life Style Modifications
  • 2:35 pm – 3:20 pm Lecture
    • The David and Rosemary Adamson Lecture on Excellence in Reproductive Medicine: Midnight’s Broken Toll: Male Fertility and the Health of Future Generations
  • 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Symposium
    • Are Specialized Sperm Function Tests Clinically Useful?

TUESDAY

  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussions
    • Hypogonadism: Implications of Disease and Treatment for the Infertile Male
    • Patient-Centered Approach to Azoospermia: Choosing the Best Technique for Sperm Retrieval
  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Interactive Session
    • Home Sperm Testing: What is Available, Limitations and Opportunities
  • 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Symposium
    • Access to Fertility Preservation Care: From Policy to the Patient

WEDNESDAY

  • 8:00 am – 8:45 am Lecture
    • American Urological Association Bruce Stewart Memorial Lecture: The Diagnosis & Treatment of Male Infertility: From the Bench to the Bedside
  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Expert Encounter
    • Male Infertility Case Discussion
  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussions
    • Male Home Fertility Testing: Pros and Cons for the Consumer and Medical Practitioner
    • The Future of Male Infertility Microsurgery: Promising Emerging Technologies
    • Fertility Preservation in the Male Across the Lifespan
  • 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Lecture
    • Contraception Keynote Lecture: Male Contraception
    • SSR Exchange Keynote Lecture: Motile Ciliopathy is a New Cause of Male Infertility

Menopause

MONDAY

  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussion
    • Stem Cell Therapy for Premature Ovarian Insufficiency
  • 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Symposium
    • Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation and Transplantation: 20 Years of Progress

TUESDAY

  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussion
    • Is there a role for testosterone use in women?
  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Interactive Session
    • In Vitro Activation for Primary Ovarian Insufficiency: Is it Ready for Prime Time?
  • 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Lecture
    • Menopause Keynote Lecture: Future Directions on the Management of Menopause

WEDNESDAY

  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussion
    • Ovarian Stimulation in Transgender Men

Professional and Practice Development

SUNDAY

  • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Workshop
    • Personal Finance for Physicians

MONDAY

  • 8:30 am – 9:15 am Plenary
    • Plenary 1: President’s Guest Lecture: Closing the Generational Gap Between Practitioners and Patients
  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Expert Encounter
    • Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Assisted Reproduction: Investing in Innovation in IVF
  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussions
    • Staying Together for the Kids: Clear Expectations that Partners and Associates Need to
      Agree Upon in Order to Grow the Practice and Avoid Separation
    • Managing Patient Complain And Setting Expectations
  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Interactive Session
    • Moving Hysteroscopy from the Operating Room to the Office: Essentials for Success,
      Safety, and Patient Satisfaction
  • 2:35 pm – 3:20 pm Lecture
    • Endowed Lecture: IVF as a Business
  • 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Symposium
    • How to Build High Functioning Teams in the Embryology Lab

TUESDAY

  • 9:15 am – 10:00 am Plenary
    • Plenary 5: Planned Oocyte Cryopreservation: A Patient’s Perspective
  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussion
    • HIPPA Headaches and Ways To Avoid Them
  • 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Symposia
    • Respect Your Enemy: Marketing Your Practice Within The Sart Advertising Guidelines In A Competitive Market
    • Quality Management in Human ART: Time to Revisit the Issues
    • Implementation of an Embryo Donation Program Within Your Practice: Medical,
      Legal and Psychological Aspects

WEDNESDAY

  • 9:15 am – 10:00 am Plenary
    • Plenary 6: Herbert H. Thomas Lecture: Justice and the Privatization of Health Data
  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussion
    • Embryo Disposition and Divorce
  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Interactive Session
    • Egg and Embryo Banking for Family Building Prior to Advancing Maternal Age: a Patient
      and Laboratory Perspective
  • 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Symposia
    • Risk Management: Patient Education,Compliance and Consenting.
    • Egg Freezing – Are You Ready For Prime Time? Developing and Implementing an Egg Freezing Program In Your Practice

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

MONDAY

  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussions
    • Intrauterine Adhesion Prevention – a Global and Scientific Perspective
    • Laparoscopic Tissue Extraction Techniques – Pearls to Maximize Success
    • Hysteroscopy Fibroid Resection: Pearls for Challenging Cases
  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Interactive Session
    • Moving Hysteroscopy from the Operating Room to the Office: Essentials for Success,
      Safety, and Patient Satisfaction

TUESDAY

  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussions
    • Racial Bifferences in Fibroid Care – Why Is This Happening?
    • Ovarian surgery – Maximizing Results and Limiting Trauma
  • 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Lecture
    • SRS Lecture: Innovation for Surgery: Surgical Robotics and The Fifth Generation –
      Non-Invasive Procedures
  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Interactive Session
    • Cervical Agenesis- Hysterectomy vs Utero-Vaginal Anastomosis
  • 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Symposium
    • Fertility Preservation Should Be Offered to Young Patients with Klinefelter Syndrome

WEDNESDAY

  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussion
    • Office based tissue extraction devices – Which Is Best For You?
  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Interactive Session
    • Debate: Mullerian Classification: ESHRE vs ASRM – Which is Better?