Friday, October 27, 2017

Track Session Time
Registration Open 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Track Session Time
Registration Open 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Pre-Congress Courses Details 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
Pre-Congress Course Lunch 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  Journal Club Global Live 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Track Session Time
Registration Open 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
SREI Members' Retreat
 
$250 Fee - Do you want to improve your REI Practice? The SREI Members Retreat is a one day non-CME course that will focus on strategies to keep your practice healthy and growing. Topics covered will include: marketing your practice, prevention of patient drop out, improvement of patient and personnel satisfaction and ways to ensure the future of your practice. Also, included will be opportunities to improve personal and professional satisfaction, with discussions on implementing research, teaching and current literature into every day practice.
8:00 am – 3:45 pm
Pre-Congress Courses 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
Pre-Congress Course Lunch 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Poster Set-up 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Personal Finance for Physicians Workshop
Stuart S. Howards, M.D.
University of Virginia
 
$20 Fee - In this non-CME workshop, attendees will receive objective advice and education regarding personal finances (practice finances will not be covered). Topics will include the following: insurance, legal considerations, investments (general principles), retirement investments and planning, savings for college expenses, and estate planning.
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  Members' Meetings 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Monday, October 30, 2017


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm1:30 pm - 2:30 pm1:30 pm - 2:30 pm1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Track Session Time
Registration Open 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Opening Ceremony Continental Breakfast Ballroom - North Foyer 7:00 am – 7:45 am
Opening Ceremony 7:45 am - 8:45 am

Plenary
President's Guest Lecture

Endowed by a 1987 grant from Ortho Women's Health
8:45 am - 9:30 am
  Poster Set-up  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Expo Hall Open 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Plenary
Herbert H. Thomas Lecture

Birth of In Vitro Fertilization in America
Endowed by a 1990 grant from TAP Pharmaceutical
Richard J. Paulson, M.D. (Moderator)
University of Southern California
Alan H. DeCherney, M.D.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health
Zev Rosenwaks, M.D.
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
Lucinda Veeck Gosden, M.L.T., D.Sc. (Hon)
Weill Cornell Medical School, Retired
Don P. Wolf, Ph.D.
Oregon Health & Science University
Richard P. Marrs, M.D.
California Fertility Partners
9:30 am - 10:15 am
Break/Exhibits/Expo Theater 10:15 am - 11:00 am

MHPG Clinical Session
The Practitioner as Researcher

Ken Daniels, ONZM, B.A., M.A. (Hons),
Dip. Soc. Sci, Dip. App. Soc. Sci.
University of Canterbury
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Scientific Congress Prize Paper Session 1 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Oral Abstract Sessions 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  Roundtables - $55 Fee
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Break/Lunch/Exhibits/Expo Theater 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  Expert Encounter - $40 Fee. includes lunch
Embryonic and Uterine Checkpoints Needed for a Successful Pregnancy
Carlos Simón, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Valencia, INCLIVA; Igenomix
Catherine Racowsky, Ph.D.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  Expert Encounter - $40 Fee. includes lunch
What Research Will Reproductive Endocrinologists Do in the Future?
Alan H. DeCherney, M.D.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National
Institutes of Health

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Interactive Session Case Presentations
Uterine Lining Improvement: Optimizing Success Rates of Frozen Embryo Transfer and Fresh Cycles: Traditional Therapies and Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Jennifer E. Mersereau, M.D. (Chair)
University of North Carolina
Juan Antonio Garcia-Velasco, M.D.
IVI Madrid
Coleen Smith, D.A.O.M., L.Ac., F.A.B.O.R.M.
Point of Origin Acupuncture
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Interactive Session Case Presentations
Stump the Audience: Interesting and Unusual Cases in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Beth W. Rackow, M.D. (Chair)
Columbia University Medical Center
Carol Wheeler, M.D.
Women & Infants Hospital
Jennifer E. Dietrich, M.D., M.Sc., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.A.P.
Baylor College of Medicine
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Interactive Session Debate
Testicular versus Ejaculated Sperm Should Be Used for Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) in Cases of Recurrent ICSI Failure Due to Sperm DNA Fragmentation
Armand Zini, M.D. (Chair)
McGill University
Sandro C. Esteves, M.D., Ph.D.
ANDROFERT, Referral Center for Male Reproduction
Mark Sigman, M.D.
Brown University
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Interactive Session Debate
Contraception Interactive Session: Should We Use Hormonal Contraceptives in Obese Women?
Robert A. Wild, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. (Chair)
Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center
Kathleen M. Hoeger, M.D., M.P.H.
University of Rochester
Lee P. Shulman, M.D.
Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Interactive Session Debate
Use of Mitochondrial DNA Assessment as an Adjunct to Preimplantation Genetic Screening
Frank L. Barnes, Ph.D. (Chair)
Zouves Fertility Center
Nathan R. Treff, Ph.D.
Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey
Dagan Wells, Ph.D.
University of Oxford
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Interactive Session Panel Discussion
Translating Science into Practical Advice for Patients: Environment and Dietary Research
Irene Souter, M.D. (Chair)
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital
Carmen Messerlian, Ph.D.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Audrey Gaskins, Sc.D.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Interactive Session Case Presentations
Imaging of the Early Pregnancy and Its Pitfalls
Laura Detti, M.D. (Chair)
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Michael J. Heard, M.D.
The Heard Clinic
Julierut Tantibhedhyangkul, M.D.
Cleveland Clinic
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  MHPG Clinical Session
What Does It Mean to Let People Know?: Issues of Disclosure in Donor-assisted Reproduction
Nancy Kaufman, L.C.S.W.
Private Practice, New York City
Nancy Freeman-Carroll, Psy.D.
Private Practice, New York City
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Plenary
AUA Bruce Stewart Memorial Lecture

Finding Your Niche: Stem Cell Plasticity in the Drosophila Testis
Supported by a grant from the American Urological Association
Erika Matunis, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
  Lecture
David and Rosemary Adamson Lecture on Excellence in Reproductive Medicine
Comparative Aspects of Reproductive Technologies in Exotic Species and Human

Endowed by Advanced Reproductive Care, Inc.
Pierre Comizzoli, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Break/Exhibits/Expo Theater 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Symposium
Fresh versus Frozen Embryo Transfer in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: What Is the Evidence and What Are the Mechanisms?
Richard S. Legro, M.D. (Chair)
Penn State University College of Medicine
Zi-Jiang Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Center for Reproductive Medicine, Shandong University
G. Wright Bates, Jr., M.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Symposium
Transgender Fertility Treatment and Preservation in Gender Dysphoric Adolescents and Young Adults: Medical, Legal, and Psychological Concerns and Considerations
Jamie M. Joseph, Ph.D. (Chair)
Weston Cognitive Behavior Therapy & Evaluation
Paula Amato, M.D.
Oregon Health & Science University
Judith Daar, J.D.
Whittier Law School
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Symposium
Effect of Environment, Diet, and Lifestyle on Male and Female Fertility
Lauren Nervi, M.S.N., R.N., N.P. (Chair)
Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey
Lora Shahine, M.D.
Pacific NW Fertility
Michael L. Eisenberg, M.D.
Stanford University
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Symposium
KY Cha Symposium in Stem Cell Technology and Reproductive Medicine

Changing and Exchanging Genomes 
Supported by the Asia-Pacific Biomedical Research Foundation
Robin Lovell-Badge, Ph.D. (Chair)
Francis Crick Institute
Mary Herbert, Ph.D.
Newcastle University
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Symposium
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI): Past, Present, and Future 

Gianpiero D. Palermo, M.D., Ph.D. (Chair)
Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine
Zev Rosenwaks, M.D.
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
Nigel Pereira, M.D.
Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Symposium
ESHRE Symposium

Genomic Editing in the Germ Line: Progress in Science Sparks the Ethical Debate
Björn Heindryckx, Ph.D. (Chair)
Ghent University Hospital
Ben Davies, Ph.D.
University of Oxford
Guido de Wert
Maastricht University
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  Symposium
AMMR Symposium

Cirugía o Reproducción Asistida en México: Sigue la Controversia
Raymundo Preciado-Ruiz, M.D. (Chair)
Hospital Ángeles del Pedregal
Rosa Martha Luna Rojas, M.D.
Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York
Julio de la Jara, M.D.
Procrea Centro de Reproducción
Oliver Cruz, M.D.
Instituto Nacional de Perinatologia
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Symposium
CSRM Symposium

Hot Topics in Reproductive Medicine
Huang Guoning, M.D. (Chair)
Chongqing Obstetrics and Gynaecology Hospital, CSRM, President-Elect
Sun Yingpu, M.D.
CSRM, President
Hu Yali,M.D., Ph.D.
Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, the Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  Symposium
ASPIRE Symposium 
Advances in Understanding Oocyte Function and Structure

Chii-Ruey Tzeng, M.D., M.P.H.
Taipei Medical University
David Gardner, Ph.D.
University of Melbourne
Vincharu Ohto, Ph.D.
University of Tokyo
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  Symposium
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA): New Requirements and Audits

Lisa Duran, B.S.
Reconceived
Lisa A. Rinehart, J.D., R.N., B.S.N.
LegalCare Consulting
Lindsey M. McBain, B.A.
Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Video Session 1 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  Members' Meetings 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Track Session Time
8th ASRM Annual 5K Run & Walk - $50 fee 6:00 am - 8:00 am
Women's Council Breakfast - $40 Fee 7:00 am - 8:45 am
Poster Abstract Session and Continental Breakfast 7:00 am - 8:45 am
Registration Open 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Plenary
Why Smart People Believe Weird Things Too

Endowed by a 1990 grant from Astra-Zeneca
Michael Shermer, Ph.D.
Skeptic Magazine
8:45 am - 9:30 am
Expo Hall Open 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Plenary
Camran Nezhat, M.D. Lectureship in Innovations in Medicine Lecture
Cell and Gene Therapies in Reproductive Medicine
Endowed by a 2011 Gift from Camran Nezhat, M.D. Dr. Camran Nezhat pioneered techniques of video-assisted endoscopic surgery, which revolutionized modern-day surgery. He along with his brothers, Drs. Farr and Ceana Nezhat, performed some of the most advanced procedures with these techniques for the first time, thus opening the vistas for endoscopic surgeons all over the world.
Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Ph.D.
Oregon Health & Science University
9:30 am - 10:15 am
Break/Exhibits/Expo Theater 10:15 am - 11:00 am
Scientific Congress Prize Paper Session 2 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Oral Abstract Sessions 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  Break/Lunch/Exhibits/Expo Theater 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  Roundtables - $55 Fee 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  Lunch Symposium: $10 Fee, includes box lunch
More Than a Mother 
by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany in partnership with Africa Fertility Society:
Challenges and Solutions to Improve Access to Regulated and Cost-effective Fertility Care in Africa 
Hon. Sarah Opendi, Minister of State of Health, Uganda
Hon. Joyce Lay, Member of Parliament, Kenya
Prof. Oladapo Ashiru, President of Africa Fertility Society
Prof. Joe Leigh Simpson, Immediate Past President of IFFS
Dr. Kamini Rao, Chairperson of International Institution for Training & Research in Reproductive Health, IIRRH, India
Dr. Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer and Vice President of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
 
Discussion of capacity building of fertility care in Africa with special focus on embryology training and its impact on improving access to fertility care in Africa. Discussion of different challenges and solutions to improve access to regulated, cost-effective, and safe fertility care in the continent. An infertile woman from Kenya will share her experience of lack of access to information and fertility care and how this affected her life.
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  Expert Encounter - $40 Fee. includes lunch
Difficult Management Cases in Male Infertility: From the Laboratory to the Bedside
Dolores J. Lamb, Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Larry I. Lipshultz, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  Expert Encounter - $40 Fee. includes lunch
Challenge the Skeptic
Michael Shermer, Ph.D.
Skeptic Magazine
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Interactive Session Panel Discussion
Updates on Managing "Gray" and Abnormal Results with Preimplantation Genetic Testing
Dawn A. Kelk, Ph.D., H.C.L.D. (Chair)
Yale Fertility Center
James A. Grifo, M.D., Ph.D.
NYU Langone Fertility Center
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Interactive Session Panel DIscussion
Endometrial Gene Analysis: What Do We Learn and How to Apply in Clinical Practice
Joanne Kwak-Kim, M.D. (Chair)
Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine and Science
Kenneth Beaman, Ph.D.
Rosalind Franklin University
Nathalie Ledee, M.D., Ph.D.
MatriceLAB Innove, Hôpital Saint Louis, Paris
Steven L. Young, M.D., Ph.D.
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Interactive Session Case Presentations
Anovulation in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Complementary and Alternative Medicine Approach - Acupuncture, Herbs, and Nutritional Supplements
Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Ph.D. (Chair)
Karolinska Institute
Coleen Smith, D.A.O.M., L.Ac., F.A.B.O.R.M.
Point of Origin Acupuncture
Sadhna Singh, D.A.O.M, L.Ac.
Eastern Harmony Clinic
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Interactive Session Debate
Does Endometriosis Impact In Vitro Fertilization Outcomes?
Stacey A. Missmer, Sc.D. (Chair)
Michigan State University
Bruce A. Lessey, M.D., Ph.D.
Greenville Health System, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Kurt T. Barnhart, M.D., M.S.C.E.
University of Pennsylvania
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Interactive Session Debate
Debate on the Increasing Utilization of Micromanipulation: Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection and Assisted Hatching
Jennifer F. Knudtson, M.D. (Chair)
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Denny Sakkas, Ph.D.
Boston IVF
Levent Keskintepe, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine Las Vegas, LLC.
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Interactive Session Debate
Menopause Interactive Session: Is Antimüllerian Hormone a Valuable Diagnostic Tool for Reproductive Function and Menopause?
Nanette Santoro, M.D. (Chair)
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Irene Su, M.D., M.S.C.E.
University of California, San DIego
Frank Stanczyk, Ph.D.
University of California Keck School of Medicine
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Family Planning Fellows Showcase
Emerging Research in Contraception (in Cooperation with the Society of Family Planning)

Ghazaleh Moayedi, D.O. (Chair)
University of Hawai'i, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Antoinette Nguyen, M.D., M.P.H.
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Diana Crabtree Sokol, M.D.
University of Southern California
Carolyn M. Ross, M.D.
Northwestern University
Holly Bullock, M.D., MPH
University of Hawaii
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  MHPG Clinical Session
Ethical Aspects of Embryo Donation

Laura Covington, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W.
Shady Grove Fertility
Erica J. Mindes, Ph.D.
Covington & Hafkin and Associates
Meryl B. Rosenberg, J.D.
ART Parenting
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Plenary
From Egg to Embryo: A Peripatetic Journey
Endowed by a 1992 grant from Wyeth
Richard Schultz, Ph.D.
University of California, Davis
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
  Menopause Keynote Lecture:
Prevention and Intervention in Postmenopausal Women

David F. Archer, M.D.
Eastern Virginia Medical School
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Break/Exhibits/Expo Theater 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
  Symposium
Leiomyoma? Leiomyosarcoma? How Can I Tell?

Shannon K. Laughlin-Tommaso, M.D., M.P.H. (Chair)
Mayo Clinic
Maureen P. Kohi, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Evan R. Myers, M.D., M.P.H.
Duke University Medical Center
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Symposium
The "Trials" of an ART Case: Anatomy of a Lawsuit
Nidhi Desai, J.D. (Chair)
Desai & Miller
Thomas R. Schlesinger, J.D.
Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C.
Michael W. Vernon, Ph.D., H.C.L.D., E.L.D.
West Virginia University
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Symposium
Facilitating Contact between Donors and Donor-conceived People
Lauri Pasch, Ph.D. (Chair)
University of California, San Francisco
Joanna Scheib, Ph.D.
University of California, Davis
Ken Daniels, ONZM, B.A., M.A. (Hons), Dip. Soc. Sci, Dip. App. Soc. Sci.
University of Canterbury
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Menopause Symposium
New Tools in the Armamentarium of Treatment Strategies for Diminshed Ovarian Reserve, Early Menopause, and Premature Ovarian Insufficiency: Diagnostic Tests, Personalized Medicine, and Targeted Therapies
Amber Cooper, M.D., M.S.C.I. (Chair)
Centers for Reproductive Medicine and Wellness
Robert F. Casper, M.D.
University of Toronto
Piraye Beim, Ph.D.
Celmatix, Inc.
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Symposium
Health, Supplements, and Adjuvant Therapies: Is There a Balance?
Jennifer M. Wood, R.N., B.S.N. (Chair)
Shady Grove Fertility Center
Angela Thyer, M.D.
Seattle Reproductive Medcine
LaTasha B. Craig, M.D.
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Symposium
Howard and Georgeanna Jones Symposium on Advanced Reproductive Technology
Composition of Culture Media and Potential Effects on Offspring
Endowed by a 2010 educational grant from EMD Serono, Inc.
David K. Gardner, Ph.D. (Chair)
University of Melbourne
Andrew J. Watson, Ph.D.
Western University
Denny Sakkas, Ph.D.
Boston IVF
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Symposium
Access to Care: Simplification of Assisted Reproductive Technologies
Kevin Doody, M.D., H.C.L.D. (Chair)
Center for Assisted Reproduction
Jan Gerris, M.D., Ph.D.
Ghent University Hospital
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Symposium
ABOG Foundation - Kenneth J. Ryan Ethics Symposium: 
Egg Freezing as an Emerging Frontier in Reproductive Medicine: Navigating the Clinical, Ethical, and Legal Challenges
Supported by a 2013 endowment from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Elizabeth Ginsburg, M.D. (Chair)
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Louise P. King, M.D., J.D.
Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
June Carbone, J.D.
University of Minnesota Law School
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Symposium Presented in Spanish
ALMER Symposium
Manejo del Factor Uterino Absoluto: Gestación por Substitución y Trasplante Uterino
Sergio Papier, M.D. (Chair)
President, ALMER
J. Ricardo Loret de Mola, M.D.
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Cesar Diaz Garcia, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Valencia
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  Symposium
A Path to Increased Engagement for Physicians

Brad J.T. Senstra, M.H.A.
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Marianne M. Kreiner, M.S.
Shady Grove Fertility
Sara Mooney, B.A.
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  Symposium
JSAR Symposium: 
The Clinical Importance of Frozen Embryo Transfer Prodecures in Japan versus Assisted Reproductive Reproductive Approaches in the United States

Tetsunori Mukaida, M.D. (Chair)
Hiroshima HART Clinic
Fumitoshi Koga, M.D.
Koga Fertility Clinic
James A. Grifo, M.D., Ph.D.
NYU Langone Fertility Center
 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Video Session 2 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  Members' Meetings 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Track Session Time
Poster Abstract Session and Continental Breakfast 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Registration Open 7:00 am – 2:00 pm

Plenary
Women's Health Topics in the Media

Endowed by a 1992 grant from EMD Serono, Inc.
Jennifer Ashton, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.O.G.
Englewood Hospital; Chief Women's Health Correspondent, ABC News
8:30 am - 9:15 am
  ASRM Members' Meeting & Congress Prize Presentation 9:15 am - 9:45 am
Expo Hall Open 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Plenary
SRS Lecture 
Uterine Transplantation: Lessons Learned 

Endowed by a 1990 grant from Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
Tommaso Falcone, M.D., F.R.C.S.C., F.A.C.O.G.
Cleveland Clinic
9:45 am - 10:30 am
Break/Exhibits/Expo Theater 10:30 am - 11:00 am
MHPG Clinical Session
Utility of Projective Assessment in the Psychological Evaluation of Gestational Carriers
Mary P. Riddle, Ph.D.
Pennsylvania State University
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  Telesurgery
Resection of Cesarean Scar by Hysteroscopic and Laparoscopic Approaches
Camran Nezhat, M.D., F.A.C.O.GL, F.A.C.S. (Chair)
Camran Nezhat Institute
Azedeh Nezhat, M.D.
Stanford University Medical Center
Rene Charles, M.D.
Adventist Medical Center
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Oral Abstract Sessions 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
   Break/Lunch/Exhibits/Expo Theater 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  Roundtables - $55 Fee 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  Expert Encounter - $40 Fee. includes lunch
Mosaicism
Nathan Treff, Ph.D.
Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  Expert Encounter - $40 Fee. includes lunch
Women's Health in the Media - Challenges and Opportunities
Jennifer Ashton, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.O.G.
Englewood Hospital, Chief Women’s Health Correspondent, ABC News
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Surgical Tutorial
Surgical Treatment of Septate Uterus

Samantha M. Pfeifer, M.D. (Chair)
Weill Cornell Medical College
John Preston Parry, M.D., M.P.H.
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jeffrey M. Goldberg, M.D.
Cleveland Clinic
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Interactive Session Case Presentations
Follow the Double Helix: How to Intertwine Genetic Counseling and Your Fertility Practice
Lauri D. Black, M.S., L.C.G.C. (Chair)
Pacific Reproductive Genetic Counseling
Carolyn Givens, M.D.
Pacific Fertility Center
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Interactive Session Case Presentations
Unexplained Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: Controversies in Management
Sony Sierra, M.D., M.Sc., F.R.C.S.C., G.R.E.I. (Chair)
TRIO Fertility
Mary Stephenson, M.D., M.Sc.
University of Illinois and Chicago
Carl A. Laskin, M.D.
University of Toronto 
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Interactive Session Panel Discussion
DNA Law: What Is It and Where Is It Going in Assisted Reproductive Technology?
Lisa A. Rinehart, J.D., R.N., B.S.N. (Chair)
Legal Care Consulting
Susan Crockin, J.D.
Crockin Law and Policy Group, Georgetown University Law Center
Gary L. Harton, Ph.D.
Igenomix US
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Interactive Session .Case Presentations
Emotional Needs of Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Impact on Weight Management
Shelley Lee, Ph.D. (Chair)
NYU Fertility Center
Kathleen M. Hoeger, M.D., M.P.H.
University of Rochester
Dian Shepperson Mills, M.A.
The Endometriosis and Fertility Clinic
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Interactive Session Case Presentations
Preserving Future Reproductive Function in Males and Females: Adolescence and Beyond
Karine Chung, M.D., M.S.C.E. (Chair)
USC Keck School of Medicine
Mary K. Samplaski, M.D.
USC Keck School of Medicine
Leslie A. Appiah, M.D.
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Interactive Session Panel Discussion
Preimplantation Genetic Testing Platforms: Everything You Have Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask
Amy E.T. Sparks, Ph.D., H.C.L.D. (Chair)
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Mandy Katz-Jaffe, Ph.D.
Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Keynote
SSR Exchange Keynote Lecture
Defining the Mechanisms Regulating Mammalian Spermatogonial Development
Christopher Geyer, Ph.D.
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
  Keynote
Contraception Keynote Lecture
Rational Design of Contraception Based on Molecular Genetics

Jurrien Dean, M.D.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Break 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
  Symposium
Just Relax and It Will Happen: A Debate on the Relationship between Stress and Infertility

Angela K. Lawson, Ph.D. (Chair)
Northwestern University
Alice D. Domar, Ph.D.
Boston IVF
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Symposium
Changing Culture, Changing Process: Corporate IVF and Patient Care 
Jeanette R. Tomasino, M.S., R.N.C., M.N.N. (Chair)
Northwell Center for Human Reproduction
Gary L. Harton, Ph.D.
Igenomix US
Margaret Swain, J.D., R.N.
Private Practice, Baltimore
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Symposium
Uterine Transplant: Technical and Ethical Issues
Ruth Farrell, M.D., M.A., F.A.C.O.G.
Cleveland Clinic
Tommaso Falcone, M.D., F.R.C.S.C., F.A.C.O.G.
Cleveland Clinic
Antonio R. Gargiulo, M.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Symposium
FDA Symposium: Contraceptive Products and an Update on Assisted Reproductive Technology
Devices

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Symposium
MEFS Symposium
Fertility Preservation: Contemporary Interests

Botros Rizk, M.D., H.C.L.D., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S., M.A., F.R.C.O.G., F.R.C.S. (Chair)
University of South Alabama
Sherman Silber, M.D.
Infertility Center of St. Louis
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Symposium
ISAR Symposium
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Fertility: Do We Have It Right?

Duru Shah, M.D., F.C.P.S., F.I.C.S., F.I.C.O.G., D.G.O., D.F.P., F.I.C.M.C.H. (Chair)
Gynaecworld: The Center for Women's Health and Fertility
Ameet Patki, M.D.
Fertility Associates
Sadhna Desai, M.D., F.R.C.O.G., F.I.C.S.
Fertility Clinic & IVF Centre, Mumbai
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Symposium
Laboratory Management: Risk, Reporting, and Relations
Colin Thomas, M.H.A. (Chair)
Columbia University Center for Women’s Reproductive Care
Rebecca Halverson, B.S.
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
C. Brent Barrett, Ph.D., H.C.L.D.
Boston IVF
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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