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Program Agenda

​Sunday, July 17, 2022
10:30am – 1:00pm
​Registration
​1:00pm – 1:10pm
Introduction and Tribute to Joe C. Gambone, DO, MPH,
David R. Meldrum, MD
​1:10pm – 1:35pm
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, V. Gabriel Garzo, MD
​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, V. Gabriel Garzo, MD and William B. Schoolcraft, MD
Moderator: David R. Meldrum, MD
​2:30pm – 3:00pm
Break / Exhibits
​3:00pm – 3:25pm
Clomiphene Citrate in IVF, Antoni J. Duleba, MD
​3:25pm – 3:50pm
3rd Party Reproduction: Crucial Differences to Keep in Mind, 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 – Growth Hormone, Testosterone, DHEA, Letrozole, Dexamethasone, V. Gabriel Garzo, MD
​5:10pm – 5:30pm
Panel – Questions and Answers: The Future of COH, Antoni J. Duleba, MD, Richard J. Paulson, MD, Antonio Pellicer, MD and V. Gabriel Garzo, MD
Moderator: David R. Meldrum, MD
​5:30pm
Adjourn for the Day
​5:30pm – 7:30pm
​Welcome Reception
​​Monday, July 18, 2022
​7:00am – 8:00am
Continental Breakfast / Exhibits
​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 Females With Cancer, H. Irene Su, MD, MSCE
​9:50am – 10:00am
Questions and Answers
​10:00am – 10:30am
Break / Exhibits
​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
Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy After ART: Is the Corpus Luteum a Key to Prevention? Richard J. Paulson, MD
​12:20pm – 12:30pm
Questions and Answers
​12:30pm – 1:30pm
Lunch / Exhibits
​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
Advances in Non PGT-A Embryo Selection, Catherine Racowsky, PhD, HCLD
​3:20pm – 3:30pm
Questions and Answers
​3:30pm – 4:00pm
Break / Exhibits
​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
Panel – Achieving and Choosing Optimal Embryo Quality, David R. Meldrum, MD, Dominique de Ziegler, MD, H. Irene Su, MD, MSCE, Daniel A. Dumesic, MD, Antonio Pellicer, MD, Richard J. Paulson, MD, Catherine Racowsky, PhD, HCLD, V. Gabriel Garzo, MD, Robert Casper, MD and Diana Alecsandru, MD, PhD
ModeratorMandy Katz-Jaffe, PhD
​5:30pm
Adjourn for the Day
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
​7:00am – 8:00am
Continental Breakfast / Exhibits
​8:00am – 8:20am
Male Evaluation and the Role of Genetic and DNA Fragmentation TestingPeter 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
Coordination of Sperm Retrieval with ART and When NOT to Surgically Retrieve Sperm, 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 / Exhibits
​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, Catherine Racowsky, PhD, HCLD
​12:20pm – 12:30pm
Questions and Answers
​12:30pm
​Adjourn for the Day
​12:30pm – 1:30pm
Lunch On Own
Hosted lunch presentation (non-accredited) by Ferring Pharmaceuticals - Tidelands Ballroom
OPTIONAL MINI-SYMPOSIUM – IVF Laboratory
​1:30pm – 2:00pm
Improving Safety in the Modern IVF Lab (focus on cryo-governance and witnessing), Charles L. Bormann, PhD, HCLD
​2:00pm – 2:30pm
Genetics Update for the IVF Lab Non-Invasive PGTA and MoscaismNabil Arrach, PhD, MBA
​2:30pm – 3:00pm
Is There a Perfect Sperm and Can We Find it in the IVF Lab? 
Denny Sakkas, PhD
​3:00pm – 3:30pm
Break / Exhibits
​3:30pm – 4:00pm
Optimizing Lab Culture Conditions for the Modern IVF Lab
Jason E. Swain, PhD, HCLD
​4:00pm – 4:30pm
Application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the IVF Lab, 
Charles L. Bormann, PhD, HCLD
​4:30pm – 5:00pm
Debate: Are We Ready for Automation in the IVF Lab? Jason E. Swain, PhD, HCLD and Denny Sakkas, PhD
5:00pm
Mini-Symposium Adjourns
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Hosted Cocktails & Appetizers by Progenesis - Skyline Terrace
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
​7:00am – 8:00am
Continental Breakfast / Exhibits
​8:00am – 8:30am
Lecture in Honor of Joe C. Gambone, DO, MPH: What Should Our Patients be Told About Adverse Pregnancy and Fetal Outcomes with Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)? Jamie Stanhiser, MD, MSCR
​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 / Exhibits
​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, Jamie Stanhiser, MD, MSCR, Dominique de Ziegler, MD, Robert Casper, MD, Daniel A. Dumesic, MD, and Diana Alecsandru, MD, PhD
Moderator: William B. Schoolcraft, MD
12:20pm
Final Adjournment

Agenda last updated: July 14, 2022

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