Tentative Agenda

Sunday, July 18, 2021
11:30am – 1:00pm Registration
1:00pm – 1:10pm Introduction, R. Jeffrey Chang, MD
1:10pm – 1:35pm The Joe Gambone Keynote Lecture: Impact of Stress, Counseling, Acupuncture, Smoking, Alcohol, Caffeine, Exercise, Nutrition, Sexual Function, Supplements – Lifestyle Factors Should be Corrected 3-6 Months Before IVF, David R. Meldrum, MD
1:35pm – 2:00pm Variables Affecting Outcomes in Agonist and Antagonist Cycles and the Surging Use of Medroxyprogesterone Acetate as an Alternative to a Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) Antagonist, Alexander Quaas, MD, PhD
2:00pm – 2:20pm Simulation Strategies for the Poor Responder – More May Not Be Better, William B. Schoolcraft, MD
2:20pm – 2:30pm Panel – Questions and Answers, Alexander Quaas, MD, PhD and William B. Schoolcraft, MD
Moderator: David R. Meldrum, MD
2:30pm – 3:00pm Break
3:00pm – 3:25pm Minimal and Mild Stimulation for Poor Responders: The Role of Clomiphene Citrate, Bill Yee, MD
3:25pm – 3:50pm 3rd Party Reproduction: What Makes it Different From Autologous IVF? Richard J. Paulson, MD
3:50pm – 4:15pm Etiology, Prevention and Treatment of Ovarian Hyperstimulation – Agonist Trigger with “Freeze All” is the Best Prevention, Antonio Pellicer, MD
4:15pm – 4:40pm Embryo Transfer: Fresh or Frozen? Antoni J. Duleba, MD
4:40pm – 5:10pm Adjuncts to Stimulation – Agonists, OC, Estrogen, Low Dose Aspirin, Growth Hormone, Testosterone, Letrozole, DHEA, Dexamethazone, Alexander Quaas, MD, PhD
5:10pm – 5:30pm Panel – Questions and Answers: The Future of COH, Bill Yee, MD, Richard J. Paulson, MD, Antonio Pellicer, MD, Antoni J. Duleba, MD and Alexander Quaas, MD, PhD
Moderator: David R. Meldrum, MD
5:30pm Adjourn for the Day
5:30pm – 7:30pm Welcome Reception
Monday, July 19, 2021
7:00am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00am – 8:30am Transvaginal Follicle Aspiration – Making Difficult Retrievals Easier and Minimizing Risks, David R. Meldrum, MD
8:30am – 8:40am Questions and Answers
8:40am – 9:10am Surgery or Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) for Endometriosis:  A Modern Basis for Choosing? Dominique de Ziegler, MD
9:10am – 9:20am Questions and Answers
9:20am – 9:50am Fertility Preservation for the Woman with Cancer, H. Irene Su, MD, MSCE
9:50am – 10:00am Questions and Answers
10:00am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 11:00am Medical Conditions and IVF – Obesity, Thyroid, Depression, Hypertension, Daniel A. Dumesic, MD
11:00am – 11:10am Questions and Answers
11:10am – 11:40am Polyps, Adenomyosis and Myomas – Complex Effects on Implantation Including Endometrial Aberrations, Antonio Pellicer, MD
11:40am – 11:50am Questions and Answers
11:50am – 12:20pm Potential Importance of the Corpus Luteum in Preventing Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy after IVF, Richard J. Paulson, MD
12:20pm – 12:30pm Questions and Answers
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 1:50pm Efforts to Optimize In Vitro Culture of Embryos - Respiration, Nutrition, Environment and Automation, Catherine Racowsky, PhD, HCLD
1:50pm – 2:00pm Questions and Answers
2:00pm – 2:20pm A New Era in IVF: Healthy Babies, One at a Time, V. Gabriel Garzo, MD
2:20pm – 2:30pm Questions and Answers
2:30pm – 2:50pm Mitochondria Are a Vital Source of Energy in Cumuli, Oocytes, and Embryos: Effects of Aging, Robert Casper, MD
2:50pm – 3:00pm Questions and Answers
3:00pm – 3:20pm Time Lapse is Helpful for Day 3 Transfers But May Not Predict Blastocyst Normality and Competence, Catherine Racowsky, PhD, HCLD
3:20pm – 3:30pm Questions and Answers
3:30pm – 4:00pm Break
4:00pm – 4:20pm Genetic Evaluation of the Infertile Couple: From Pre-Conception to Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and Noninvasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT), Mandy Katz-Jaffe, PhD
4:20pm – 4:30pm Questions and Answers
4:30pm – 4:50pm Maternal Immunogenetics Influences IVF and Oocyte Donation Live Birth Rates, Diana Alecsandru, MD, PhD
4:50pm – 5:00pm Questions and Answers
5:00pm – 5:30pm KEYNOTE LECTURE:
Precise in Vivo Genome Editing for Genetic Disease Correction: The World is on the Brink of Revolutionary Treatments for Inherited Diseases,
Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, PhD
5:30pm Adjourn for the Day
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
7:00am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00am – 8:20am Male Evaluation and Optimization: Sperm DNA IntegrityPeter N. Schlegel, MD, FACS
8:20am – 8:30am Questions and Answers
8:30am – 8:50am The Sperm, the Embryo and the Baby: Paternal Effects on Reproduction, Denny Sakkas, PhD
8:50am – 9:00am Questions and Answers
9:00am – 9:20am Sperm Retrieval – Management Tips and When Not to Perform Retrieval, Peter N. Schlegel, MD, FACS
9:20am – 9:30am Questions and Answers
9:30am – 9:50am Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI): Who Benefits and What to Do When it Has Previously Failed, Isaac Kligman, MD
9:50am – 10:00am Questions and Answers
10:00am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 11:00am Mosaicism – Incidence, Causes, Implications and Potential Outcomes with Transfer, Mandy Katz-Jaffe, PhD
11:00am – 11:10am Questions and Answers
11:10am – 11:40am Awakening Oocytes in Women with Premature Ovarian Failure, Antonio Pellicer, MD
11:40am – 11:50am Questions and Answers
11:50am – 12:20pm KEYNOTE LECTURE: Noninvasive Preimplantation Genetic Testing For Aneuploidy in Spent Medium May Be More Reliable Than Trophectoderm Biopsy (PNAS July 2019), Catherine Racowsky, PhD, HCLD
12:20pm – 12:30pm Questions and Answers
12:30pm Adjourn for the Day
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
OPTIONAL MINI-SYMPOSIUM – IVF Laboratory
1:30pm – 2:00pm Can We Improve Current Techniques and Safety of Cryostorage? Barry Behr, PhD, HCLD
2:00pm – 2:30pm Applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the IVF Lab, Charles L. Bormann, PhD, HCLD
2:30pm – 3:00pm Application of Non-invasive PGA-T to the IVF Lab, Single Embryo Culture and Other Technical Challenges, Deirdre Zander-Fox, PhD
3:00pm – 3:30pm Break
3:30pm – 4:00pm Optimizing Embryo Development and Viability in the IVF Lab, Deirdre Zander-Fox, PhD
4:00pm – 4:30pm Does Chromosomal and Morphological Self-Correction Exist in Human Embryo Development? Marcos Meseguer, PhD
4:30pm – 5:00pm Do Laboratory Culture Conditions Contribute to Aneuploidy? Jason E. Swain, PhD, HCLD
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
7:00am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00am – 8:30am What Should Our Patients be Told About Adverse Pregnancy and Fetal Outcomes with Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)? H. Irene Su, MD, MSCE
8:30am – 8:40am Questions and Answers
8:40am – 9:10am The Endometrium and IVF – Morphologic and Histopathologic Changes, Infection, Inflammation and a Disordered Microbiome Can Prevent Ongoing Pregnancy, Dominique de Ziegler, MD
9:10am – 9:20am Questions and Answers
9:20am – 9:50am Transfer Technique – The Precision of Ultrasound-Guided Transfer is Crucial for Single Embryo Transfer (SET), William B. Schoolcraft, MD
9:50am – 10:00am Questions and Answers
10:00am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 10:50am Optimizing Hormone Replacement and Timing for Oocyte Donation and Deferred Transfer, Robert Casper, MD
10:50am – 11:00am Questions and Answers
11:00am – 11:20am The Barker Hypothesis and Epigenetics – Optimizing the Health of Our IVF Offspring, Daniel A. Dumesic, MD
11:20am – 11:30am Questions and Answers
11:30am – 11:50am Are Immune and Thrombophilia Tests Useful Prior to IVF?  When and For Whom Should These Tests be Offered? Diana Alecsandru, MD, PhD
11:50am – 12:00pm Questions and Answers
12:00pm – 12:20pm Panel – Summary and Last Chance for Questions Regarding All Sessions, H. Irene Su, MD, MSCE, Dominique de Ziegler, MD, William B. Schoolcraft, MD, Robert Casper, MD, Daniel A. Dumesic, MD, and Diana Alecsandru, MD, PhD
Moderator: David R. Meldrum, MD
12:20pm Final Adjournment

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