CCC = Colorado Convention Center

Friday, October 5, 2018

Room Session Time
 CCC Lobby Registration Open 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 CCC 401-402 Speaker Ready Room 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Room Session Time
 CCC Hallways Pre-Congress Early Morning Break  7:00 am - 8:15 am 
 CCC Lobby Registration Open 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
 CCC 401-402 Speaker Ready Room  7:00 am - 6:00 pm 
 CCC 501-504 PC01: Use of Genetic Tests in an Infertility Practice 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
 CCC 201 PC02: Critical Laboratory Factors Affecting Embryo Quality and Outcomes 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
 CCC 203 PC03: Understanding Clinical Operations throughout the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) Practice 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
 CCC 205 PC04: Empowering Your Front Line: Recognizing and Meeting the Needs of the New Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) Workforce 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
 CCC 207 PC05: Interactions between Environmental Chemicals and Diet and Implications for Fertility 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
 CCC 607 PC06: What’s New for Uterine Fibroids? 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
 CCC 506-507 PC07: How Old Is Too Old? The Pursuit of Parenthood at Advanced Age 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
 CCC 210-212 PC08: PCOS: Multidisciplinary Insights 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
 CCC 505 PC09: Early Pregnancy Loss: Maternal Factors in Egg and Embryo Competence 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
 CCC 601 PC10: Current Evidence and New Advances in the Treatment of Recurrent Implantation Failure 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
 CCC 605 PC11: Master Class on Male Reproductive Surgeries: Update on the Latest Technical Advances, Tips, Pearls and Salvage Maneuvers 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
 Hyatt Mineral A PC12: CAP Education Training Seminar 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
 CCC Hallways Pre-Congress Mid Morning Brea 10:00 am - 10:30 am 
 CCC Four Seasons Pre-Congress Course Lunch 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
 CCC Hallways Pre-Congress Afternoon Break  2:30 pm - 3:00 pm 
 CCC BR 4DEF Fertility and Sterility Journal Club Global Live 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Room Session Time
 CCC Hallways Pre-Congress Early Morning Break  7:00 am - 8:15 am 
 CCC Lobby Registration Open 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
 CCC 401-402 Speaker Ready Room  7:00 am - 5:00 pm 
 Hyatt Agate A-C SREI Members' Retreat
 
$250 Fee - This course will focus on concrete, actionable techniques to keep clinical practice patterns current and implement quality control metrics to optimize patient care. These techniques can be applied to improve patient satisfaction and retention and grow your practice. This is a non-CME retreat for SREI members only.
8:00 am – 3:45 pm
CCC 501-504 PC13: Expanding Preimplantation Genetic Testing in the Era of Next-generation Sequencing: Assessing the Impact of Technological Advances on Assisted Reproductive Technology 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
CCC 601 PC14: Legal Tool Box for the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) Practice 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
CCC 203 PC15: Coding for Reproductive Medicine Practices 2018 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
CCC 205 PC16: Emerging Therapies for Endometriosis – 2018 and Beyond 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
CCC 506-507 PC17: The Intersection of Psychiatric Disorders and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
CCC 207 PC18: Multidisciplinary Reproductive Care for Transgender Patients 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
CCC 607 PC19: Fertility Preservation: The Emerging Evidence 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
CCC 605 PC20: Improving Pregnancy Rates in Assisted Reproductive Technology 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
CCC 603 PC21: El Factor Uterino en Infertilidad 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
CCC 201 PC22: Strategies Designed to Improve Endometrial Receptivity during Assisted Reproductive Technology Cycles: Promising or Sobering Facts? 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
CCC 505 PC23: The Germ Cell Environment and Its Impact on Gamete Quality 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
CCC BR 4ABC PC24: Hands-on Hysteroscopy and Laparoscopy Course 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
CCC BR 4D PC25: Procedure and Technique for Embryo Transfer in Humans 8:15 am - 12:00 pm
 CCC Hallways Pre-Congress Mid Morning Break  10:00 am - 10:30 am 
 CCC Four Seasons Pre-Congress Course Lunch 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
CCC BR 4D PC26: Procedure and Technique for Embryo Transfer in Humans 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 CCC Expo Hall Poster Set-up 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 CCC Hallways Pre-Congress Afternoon Break 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm 
 CCC 204 Personal Finance for Physicians Workshop
Stuart S. Howards, M.D.
University of Virginia
 
$25 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
 CCC 505-507 Members' Meeting: Mental Health Professional Group  5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
 CCC 501 Members' Meeting: Preimplantation Genetic Testing Special Interest Group   5:15 pm 6:00 pm
 CCC 505 Members' Meeting: Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology Special Interest Group  5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Hyatt Capitol 2-3 Members' Meeting: Nurses' Professional Group  5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
 Hyatt Capitol 5-6 Members' Meeting: Society of Reproductive Biologists and Technologists  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Monday, October 8, 2018

Room Session Time
CCC Lobby Registration Open 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
CCC 401-402 Speaker Ready Room  7:00 am - 5:00 pm 
CCC
MIle High Ballroom Foyer
Opening Ceremony Continental Breakfast Ballroom - North Foyer 7:00 am – 7:45 am
CCC
Mile High Ballroom
Opening Ceremony 7:45 am - 8:30 am
CCC
Mile High Ballroom
Plenary 1
President's Guest Lecture:
Understanding Early Embryo Development
Endowed by a 1987 grant from Ortho Women's Health

Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, Ph.D.
University of Cambridge
8:30 am - 9:15 am
CCC Expo Hall Poster Set-up 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
 CCC Expo Hall Expo Hall Open 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
CCC
Mile High Ballroom
Plenary 2
Editing the Human Germline: So Near and Yet So Far
Endowed by a 1992 grant from Wyeth

Eli Y. Adashi, M.D., M.S., C.P.E., F.A.C.O.G.
Brown University
9:15 am - 10:00 am
CCC Expo Hall BREAK - a great time to visit the Expo Hall and Expo Theater! 10:00 am - 10:45 am
CCC Expo Hall Theater
Booth #740
Expo Theater
Quality: ART or Science?

Santiago Munné, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer, Overture Life, New York 
David McCulloh, Ph.D., NYU Langone Medical Center - Fertility Center, Dept. Obstetrics and Gynecology New York 
Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 
10:05 am - 10:45 am 
CCC
Mile High Ballroom 
Scientific Congress Prize Paper Session 1 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
  Oral Abstract Sessions
  • Access to Care and Health Disparities
    Room CCC 505
  • Androgen Excess and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
    Room CCC 201-203
  • ART Outcomes: Morbidity and Mortality
    Room CCC Four Seasons 1
  • Endometriosis
    Room CCC 603
  • Infertility and Cancer
    Room CCC 607
  • Laboratory Procedures I
    Room CCC 207
  • LGBTQ
    Room CCC 605
  • Male Reproduction and Urology: Traveling Scholars
    Room CCC 601
  • Menopause
    Room CCC 503-504
  • Oocyte Biology
    Room CCC 210-212
  • Ovarian Stimulation I
    Room CCC 501
  • Preimplantation Genetic Testing I
    Room CCC Four Seasons 2-4
  • Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells
    Room CCC 502
  • Reproductive Surgery
    Room CCC 205
10:45 am - 12:15 pm
CCC 506-507  MHPG Clinical Session
How Will Zika Affect Me and My Baby? Counseling Our Patients on a Growing Threat to Family Building

Kristen Chambliss, Ph.D.
Private Practice, Texas
Lauren Cohn, Ph.D.
Private Practice, Florida
11:00 am - 12:00 pm 
CCC Expo Hall  Roundtables 
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
CCC Expo Hall  Break for Lunch- this is a great time to visit the Exhibits and Expo Theater! 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
CCC 202  Expert Encounter
How to Induce Enough Sperm Production to Make IVF/ICSI Possible and Improve Outcomes in Men Who Have Sperm
Marc Goldstein, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Weill Cornell Medicine, Brady Urologic Health Center
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
CCC 204  Expert Encounter
Molecular and Genetic Testing for the Selection of Embryos?
Dagan Wells, Ph.D.
University of Oxford, IVI RMA Global
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
CCC Expo Hall Theater 
Booth #740
Expo Theater
Exploring the Role of Digital Fertility Awareness-Based Methods of Contraception in Clinical Practice

Natural Cycles 
Non-ticketed event. Includes complimentary boxed lunch and limited seating for first 200 attendees. 
12:20 pm - 12:55 pm 
CCC 503-504  Resident Learning Session
Team-based Learning
 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
CCC 601  Interactive Session
Emerging Issues in Embryo Donation: Professional Guidelines, Genetic “Suitability” Screening, and Reproductive Autonomy
PANEL DISCUSSION

Susan L. Crockin, J.D. (Chair)
Crockin Law & Policy Group, Georgetown University Law Center
Gina M. Davis, M.S, L.C.G.C.
Advocate Genetics
Gena Shepherd, M.S.
Oregon Reproductive Medicine
Craig R. Sweet, M.D.
Embryo Donation International, P.L.
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
CCC 605  Interactive Session
Is Minimal Stimulation In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Superior to Standard IVF?
DEBATE

Murat Sonmezer, M.D. (Chair)
Ankara University School of Medicine
Ozgur Oktem, M.D.
Koc Universitesi
Bulent Gulekli, M.D.
Dokuz Eylul University
Semra Kahraman, M.D.
Istanbul Memorial Hospital Turkey
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
CCC 607  Interactive Session 
Let's Update the Data—Cost of Vasectomy Reversal vs Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE) and In Vitro
Fertilization
DEBATE

Paul J. Turek, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.R.S.M. (Chair)
The Turek Clinics
Mark Sigman, M.D.
Brown University and Lifespan Urology
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
CCC 201-203  Interactive Session 
Automation, Operation Efficiency, and Workflow Optimization in Laboratory Technology
PANEL DISCUSSION

Dean E. Morbeck, Ph.D., H.C.L.D., M.B.A. (Chair)
Fertility Associates of New Zealand
David H. McCulloh, Ph.D., H.C.L.D.
New York University School of Medicine
Jason E. Swain, Ph.D., H.C.L.D.
CCRM
Rebecca Holmes, D.Phil., H.C.L.D.
CCRM Boston
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
CCC 207  Interactive Session 
Managing Fertility in Primary Ovarian Insufficiency Without Oocyte Donors
PANEL DISCUSSION

James H. Segars, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. (Chair)
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Robert W. Rebar, M.D.
Western Michigan University
Elizabeth A. McGee, M.D.
University of Vermont
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
CCC Four Season 1  Interactive Session
Chromosomal Mosaicism Detected by Preimplantation Genetic Testing in Blastocyst Biopsy: Transfer or Not?
PANEL DISCUSSION

Anver Kuliev, M.D., Ph.D. (Chair)
Reproductive Genetic Innovations
Joris Vermeesch, Ph.D.
Leuven University
David Cram, Ph.D.
Berry Genomics
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
CCC 603  Interactive Session
In Vitro Gametes
PANEL DISCUSSION

Charles A. Easley, Ph.D. (Chair)
University of Georgia
Mitinori Saitou, M.D., Ph.D.
Kyoto University
Gerald P. Schatten, Ph.D.
Magee-Womens Research Institute
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
CCC 501  Interactive Session
Reproductive Surgery Skills of Graduating Fellows Are Declining and They Matter
PANEL DISCUSSION

John C. Petrozza, M.D. (Chair)
Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Center
Bala Bhagavath, M.B.B.S.
University of Rochester Medical, Center-Strong Memorial Hospital
Eric A. Widra, M.D.
Shady Grove Fertility Center
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
CCC 205  Interactive Session
Clinical Issues in Fertility Preservation
PANEL DISCUSSION

James F. Smith, M.D., M.S. (Chair)
University of California, San Francisco
H. Irene Su, M.D., M.S.C.E.
University of California, San Diego
Molly B. Moravek, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.
Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan
Akanksha Mehta, M.D.
Emory University School of Medicine
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
CCC 502  Interactive Session
Understanding the Patient Experience
PANEL DISCUSSION

Sara Mooney, B.A. (Chair)
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Lisa Duran, B.A.
Aspire Fertility
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
CCC 506-507  MHPG Clinical Session
Hands on the Steering Wheel: Navigating Ethical Dilemmas in Reproductive Medicine
Lindsay Childress-Beatty, J.D., Ph.D.
American Psychological Association
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
CCC Four Seasons 2-4  Plenary 3
SRS Lecture: Reproductive Surgery: Roots, Basics, and Future
Endowed by a 1999 grant from Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.

Liselotte Mettler, M.D., Ph.D.
University Clinic of Schleswig Holstein
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
CCC
Mile High Ballroom 
Keynote
SSR Exchange Keynote Lecture: Environmental Contaminants and Reproductive Health
Patricia A. Hunt, Ph.D.
Washington State University
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
CCC Expo Hall  Break - a great time to visit the Expo Hall and Expo Theater! 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
CCC Expo Hall Theater
Booth #740
Expo Theater
Implementing Laboratory Solutions that Deliver for Optimal Patient Decisions 

Christine Briton-Jones, Ph.D., H.C.L.D., Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director of Laboratories Services, Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York 
Roche Diagnostics Corporation  
3:35 pm - 4:15 pm 
CCC
Mile High Ballroom 
Symposium
KY Cha Symposium on Stem Cell Technology and Reproductive Medicine: Germline and Mitochondrial Gene Therapy
Supported by the Asia-Pacific Biomedical Research Foundation

Kyle E. Orwig, Ph.D. (Chair)
University of Pittsburgh
Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Ph.D.
Oregon Health & Science University
Eli Y. Adashi, M.D., M.S., C.P.E., F.A.C.O.G.
Brown University
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
CCC Four Seasons 1  Symposium
International Guidelines to Improve Health Outcomes in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Joop S. E. Laven, M.D., Ph.D. (Chair)
Erasmus Medical Centre
Kathleen M. Hoeger, M.D., M.P.H.
University of Rochester
Michael F. Costello, M.B.B.S., M.Med.
University of New South Wales, Australia
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
CCC 505  Symposium
Early Detection of Endometriosis Is Key for Better Long-term Outcomes in Adolescent Endometriosis
Samantha M. Pfeifer, M.D. (Chair)
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
Marc R. Laufer, M.D.
Harvard University
Pamela Stratton, M.D.
Intramural Research Program, National Institutes of Health
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
CCC 605  Symposium
Fertility to Fatherhood: A Gay Man's Experience

Jeanette R. Tomasino, M.S., R.N.C. (Chair)
Northwell Center for Human Reproduction
Linda D. Applegarth, Ed.D.
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
Susan L. Crockin, J.D. Crockin
Law & Policy Group, Georgetown University Law Center
Mark P. Leondires, M.D.
Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
CCC 201-203  Symposium
From Egg to Embryo: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives of Human Assisted Reproductive Technologies
T. Arthur Chang, Ph.D., H.C.L.D. (Chair)
University of Texas Health Science Center
David F. Albertini, Ph.D.
The Center for Human Reproduction
Catherine Racowsky, Ph.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Paolo F. Rinaudo, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
CCC 601  Symposium
Management of Menopausal Hot Flashes: Hormonal and Nonhormonal Therapy
Satu Kuokkanen, M.D., Ph.D. (Chair)
Global Fertility and Genetics
Nanette F. Santoro, M.D.
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Waljit S. Dhillo, Ph.D., M.B.B.S.
Imperial College London
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
CCC 205  Symposium
ESHRE Symposium: The Relevance of Embryo Research
Lucy Frith, Ph.D. (Chair)
University of Liverpool
Heidi Mertes, Ph.D.
Bioethics Institute Ghent University
Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, Ph.D.
University of Cambridge
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
CCC Four Seasons 2-4  Symposium
MEFS Symposium: The Art and Science of What Embryo(s) to Transfer: Fresh or Frozen, Cleavage or Blastocyst, Preimplantation Genetic Testing or Not
Suheil J. Muasher, M.D. (Chair)
Duke University
Marcelle I. Cedars, M.D.
University of California San Francisco Center for Reproductive Health
Jason M. Franasiak, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., H.C.L.D./A.L.D., A.B.B.
Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
CCC 501  Symposium
ALMER Symposium: Preservación de la fertilidad por causas sociales y médicas
Newton Busso, M.D., Ph.D. (Chair)
Projeto Alfa
Alvaro Petracco, M.D.
Fertilitat Centro de Medicina Reprodutiva
Pasquale Patrizio, M.D.
Yale University IVF Program
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
CCC 603  Symposium
Access to Infertility Care: Challenges and Potential Solutions
James F. Smith, M.D., M.S. (Chair)
University of California, San Francisco
Tammy Sun
Carrot
Erin Kramer, B.A.
ASRM
Barbara Collura
RESOLVE
Joyce Reinecke, J.D.
Private Practice, California
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
CCC 207  Symposium
FDA Symposium: Reproductive HCT/P Donor Eligibility and Compliance Update for Reproductive HCT/P Establishments

Simone P.Porter, M.D., M.P.H. (Chair)
FDA Center for Biologic Evaluation and Research
Ping He, M.D.
FDA Center for Biologic Evaluation and Research
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm 
CCC 607  Symposium 
Controversies and Consensus on Nutrition and Reproductive Health 

Sunni Mumford, Ph.D. (Chair)
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Alex J. Polotsky, M.D., M.S.
University of Colorado, Denver
Jorge Chavarro, M.D., Sc.D.
Harvard School of Public Health
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm 
CCC 210-212  Video Program Prize Session 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
CCC 603 Members' Meeting: Access to Care 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
CCC 205 Members' Meeting: Uterine Transplant Group 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
CCC 602 Members' Meeting: Complementary and Integrative Medicine Special Interest Group 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
CCC 505  Members' Meeting: Endometriosis Special Interest Group 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
CCC 604 Members' Meeting: Environment and Reproduction Special Interest Group 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
CCC 606 Members' Meeting: Fibroids Special Interest Group 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
CCC 208 Members' Meeting: Genetic Counseling Special Interest Group 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
CCC 206 Members' Meeting: Imaging in Reproductive Medicine Special Interest Group 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
CCC 204 Members' Meeting: Indian Special Interest Group 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
CCC 207  Members' Meeting: Legal Professional Group 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
CCC 605 Members' Meeting: LGBTQ Special Interest Group 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
CCC 601 Members' Meeting: Menopause and Ovarian Insufficiency Special Interest Group 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
CCC 607 Members' Meeting: Nutrition Special Interest Group 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
CCC 202 Members' Meeting: Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Special Interest Group 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
CCC 608 Members' Meeting: Reproductive Immunology Special Interest Group 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
CCC 201-203  Members' Meeting: Turkish Special Interest Group 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Hyatt Mineral DEFG Members' Meeting: Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
Hyatt Mineral Foyer Members' Meeting: Fertility Preservation Special Interest Group 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Hyatt Mineral BC Members' Meeting: Society of Reproductive Surgeons 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Room Session Time
Sculpture Park @Denver Performing Arts Complex 9th ASRM Annual 5K Run & Walk  6:00 am - 8:00 am
  Poster Abstract Session and Continental Breakfast  6:30 am - 8:00 am
  Women's Council Breakfast 7:00 am - 8:00 am
  Registration Open 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
  Speaker Ready Room  7:00 am - 5:00 pm 
  Nursing Mothers Area  8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
  Pre-Plenary Special Presentation
Historical Perspectives
8:00 am - 8:30 am 
  Plenary
Herbert H. Thomas Lecture
Human Trafficking: Recognizing and Responding to Victims in Healthcare

Endowed by a 1992 grant from EMD Serono, Inc.
Holly Austin Gibbs
Dignity Health, Human Trafficking Response Program, Patient Care Services
8:30 am - 9:15 am
  Expo Hall Open 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  Plenary
Camran Nezhat, M.D. Lectureship in Innovations in Medicine Lecture
Human Implantation and Placentation: The Trophoblast Epigenome in Development and Disease
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.
Susan J. Fisher, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
9:15 am - 10:00 am
  Break/Exhibits 10:00 am - 10:45am
  Telesurgery
J. Preston Parry, M.D., M.P.H. (Chair)
Positive Steps Fertility, Parryscope Fertility 
10:45 am - 12:15 pm 
  Scientific Congress Prize Paper Session 2 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
  Oral Abstract Sessions
10:45 am - 12:15 pm
  Break/Lunch/Exhibits 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
  Roundtables  12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
  Expert Encounter
Fertility and Sterility: Challenge the Editors
Craig S. Niederberger, M.D.
Co-Editor-in-Chief
Antonio Pellicer, M.D.
Co-Editor-in-Chief
Kurt T. Barnhart, M.D., M.S.C.E.
Video and New Media Editor
Mark Z. Sigman, M.D.
Editorial Editor 
Anne Z. Steiner, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Editor
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
  Expert Encounter
How to Fund Your Research – Learn from the Experts!
Karen M. Berkowitz, M.D.
Drexel University College of Medicine
Kelle H. Moley, M.D.
Washington University
Nanette F. Santoro, M.D.
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Daniel A. Dumesic, M.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
  Expert Encounter
How to Make and Select Healthy Embryos in Order to Maximize Pregnancy Outcomes 

David K. Gardner, Ph.D.
University of Melbourne
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm 
CCC Expo Hall Theater
Booth #740
Expo Theater 
A New Treatment for The Management of Moderate to Severe Missing Information
 
Eric Surrey, M.D., Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine, Lone Tree, CO 
AbbVie 
Non-ticketed event. Includes complimentary boxed lunch and limited seating for first 200 attendees.
12:20 pm - 12:55 pm 
  Resident Learning Session
Case Discussions
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm 
  Interactive Session
How to Improve Pregnancy Rates in Asians, Blacks, and Other Ethnic Groups
PANEL DISCUSSION

Torie C. Plowden, M.D., M.P.H. (Chair)
National Institutes of Health
Carolina M. Sueldo, M.D., M.S.
IVF Florida Reproductive Associates
LaTasha B. Craig, M.D.
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Valerie L. Baker, M.D.
Stanford University IVF/ART Program
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  Interactive Session
There Is No Such Thing as Anonymous: A Panel Discussion Regarding Gamete Donation
PANEL DISCUSSION

Deborah Mecerod, R.N. (Chair)
Reproductive Biology Associates
Melanie H. Mikkelsen, M.S.W.
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Charles A. Sims, M.D.
California Cryobank
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  Interactive Session
Breakthroughs and Controversies in Gamete and Embryo Biology and CRISPR Research
PANEL DISCUSSION

Rebecca L. Krisher, Ph.D. (Chair)
Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine
Paula Amato, M.D.
Oregon Health & Science University
Elpida Fragouli, Ph.D.
IVI RMA Global
Francesca E. Duncan, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  Interactive Session
Family Planning Fellows Showcase: Emerging Research in Contraception
PANEL DISCUSSION

Diana Crabtree Sokol, M.D. (Chair)
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Robyn Schickler, M.D.
University of Southern California
Aaron Lazorwitz, M.D.
University of Colorado
Sarah Lindsay, M.D., M.S.
Boston University
Rebecca Taub, M.D.
University of Washington
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  Interactive Session
Integrating Nutrition and Complementary and Integrative Medicine into a Reproductive Practice
PANEL DISCUSSION

Peter G. Harvey, M.B.A. (Chair)
Eastern Healing
Christopher S. Sipe, M.D.
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Emily S. Jungheim, M.D., M.S.
Washington University School of Medicine
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  Interactive Session
Evaluation and Management of the Unexpected Pregnancy in Reproductive Medicine
PANEL DISCUSSION

Michael J. Heard, M.D. (Chair)
The Heard Institute
Kurt T. Barnhart, M.D., M.S.C.E.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  Interactive Session
Patient Consent and Embryos: Are Patients Ever Truly Informed?
PANEL DISCUSSION

Heather E. Ross, J.D. (Chair)
Ross & Zuckerman, LLP
John S. Rinehart, J.D., M.D., Ph.D.
Rinehart Center for Reproductive Medicine
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  Interactive Session
The Role of Genetics and Mitochondria in Aging Oocytes
PANEL DISCUSSION

Jacques Cohen, Ph.D., M.Sc. (Chair)
A.R.T. Institute of Washington, Inc
Andrea Jurisicova, Ph.D.
Mount Sinai Hospital, Lunenfeld- Tanenbaum Research Institute
Amber R. Cooper, M.D., M.S.C.I., F.A.C.O.G.
Vios Fertility Institute St. Louis, St. Louis University
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  Interactive Session
Stump the Audience: Unusual Cases in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
CASE PRESENTATIONS

Staci E. Pollack, M.D. (Chair)
Montefiore's Institute for Reproductive Medicine & Health
Serena H. Chan, M.D.
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Holly R. Hoefgen, M.D.
Washington University School of Medicine
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  MHPG Clinical Session
Pitfalls, Challenges, and Opportunities with Psychosocial Research

Andrea M. Braverman, Ph.D.
Thomas Jefferson University
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  Plenary
AUA Bruce Stewart Memorial Lecture:
The Power of One: Novel Perspectives of Single-cell Technologies in Gametogenesis
Supported by a grant from the American Urological Association

Sue S. Hammoud, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm 
  Keynote
Contraception Keynote Lecture: Haves and Have-Nots: Politics and Ethics in Assisted Reproductive Technology and Abortion

Katherine L. Watson, J.D.
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
  Break 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
CCC Expo Hall Theater
Booth #740
Expo Theater 
Fertility and Sterility: More than Just a Journal - How to Interact and Get Involved
 
Kurt Barnhart, M.D., M.S.C.E., Video and New Media Editor 
Micah Hill, D.O., Interactive Associate-in-Chief
Fertility and Sterility®

3:35 pm - 4:15 pm 
  Symposium
Howard and Georgeanna Jones Symposium on ART
The Influence of Environmental Exposures on Pregnancy and Child Health
Endowed by a 2010 educational grant from EMD Serono, Inc.

Kaylon L. Bruner-Tran, Ph.D. (Chair)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Martha Susiarjo, Ph.D.
University of Rochester Medical Center
Paolo Rinaudo, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
  Symposium
Emergency Contraception

Katharine Simmons, M.D., M.P.H. (Chair)
Kaiser Jon Hennebold, Ph.D. Oregon National Primate Research Center
Kelly C. Cleland, M.P.A., M.P.H.
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
Alison B. Edelman, M.D., M.P.H.
Oregon Health & Science University
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
  Symposium
Role of Vitamin D in Optimizing Outcomes in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

David B. Seifer, M.D. (Chair)
Yale University School of Medicine
Zaher O. Merhi, M.D., H.C.L.D.
New York University School of Medicine
Lubna Pal, M.B.B.S., F.R.C.O.G., M.S.
Yale University
Samantha F. Butts, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
  Symposium
Technological Advances in Fertility Preservation: From Spermatogonial Cell Transplants to Bioprosthetic Ovaries

Pasquale Patrizio, M.D. (Chair)
Yale University IVF Program
Monica M. Laronda, Ph.D.
Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Hanna Valli-Pulaski, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
  Symposium
Communication and Interpretation of Preimplantation Genetic Testing Data and Counseling for Patients

Randal D. Robinson, M.D. (Chair)
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
Dawn A. Kelk, Ph.D., H.C.L.D..
Yale Fertility Center
Eric A. Widra, M.D.
Shady Grove Fertility Center
Andria G. Besser, M.Sc., L.C.G.C.
New York University Langone Fertility Center
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
  Symposium
BRCA Mutations, DNA Repair, Reproductive Aging, and Fertility

Ertug Kovanci, M.D. (Chair)
Houston Fertility Specialists
Margareta Pisarska, M.D.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Kutluk Oktay, M.D., Ph.D.
Yale University School of Medicine
Kenny A. Rodriguez-Wallberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Karolinska Institutet and University Hospital
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
  Symposium
ISAR Symposium:
Controversy to Consensus in Assisted Reproductive Technology

Rishma Pai, M.D., F.I.C.O.G. (Chair)
Lilavati Hospital
Nandita Palshetkar, M.D., F.C.P.S., F.I.C.O.G.
The Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI)
Hrishikesh Pai, M.D., M.Sc.
Bloom IVF, Lilavati Hospital
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
  Symposium
SSR Symposium
Hallmarks of the Aging Egg: More Than Chromosomes and Mitochondria

Francesca E. Duncan, Ph.D. (Chair)
Northwestern University
Karen A. Schindler, Ph.D.
Rutgers University
Greg FitzHarris, Ph.D.
University of Montreal
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
  Symposium
AMMR Symposium:
Tópicos de vanguardia en endometriosis

Raymundo Preciado Ruiz, M.D. (Chair)
Asociación Mexicana de Medicina de la Reproducción (AMMR)
Victor Saul Vital-Reyes, M.D.
Hospital de Ginecologia y Obstetricia 3, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Ciudad de México
Antonio Manuel Garcia Luna Gonzalez Rubio, M.D.
Asociación Mexicana de Medicina de la Reproducción (AMMR)
Marcelino Hernandez-Valencia, M.D., Ph.D.
National Medical Center, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
Ranferi Gaona-Arreola, M.D.
Asociación Mexicana de Medicina de la Reproducción (AMMR)
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
  Symposium
World Health Organization (WHO) Symposium:
WHO in Infertility and Fertility Care

Thabo Matsaseng (Chair)
World Health Organization
Richard J. Paulson, M.D.
University of Southern California
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
  Symposium
Empathy and In Vitro Fertilization

Brad Senstra, B.S., M.H.A. (Chair)
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Rita Gruber, B.A.
Gruber Group, LLC
Andrea M. Braverman, Ph.D.
Thomas Jefferson University
Maria M. Jackson, M.A., R.N.
Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science at Saint Barnabas
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
  Video Session 2 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Room Session Time
  Poster Abstract Session and Continental Breakfast 6:30 am - 8:00 am
  Registration Open 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
  Speaker Ready Room  7:00 am - 2:00 pm 
  Nursing Mothers Area  8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
  Plenary
What Does Sex Have to do With It? Health and Well-being Across the Lifespan
Endowed by a 1992 grant from Astra-Zeneca

C. Neill Epperson, M.D.
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
8:00 am - 8:45 am
  Expo Hall Open 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  ASRM Members' Meeting & Congress Prize Presentation 8:45 am - 9:15 am
  Plenary
Is Clinical Research Reproducible, Transparent, and Useful?
Endowed by a 1992 grant from Wyeth

John P. A. Ioannidis, M.D., D.Sc.
Stanford University School of Medicine
9:15 am - 10:00 am
  Break/Exhibits/Expo Theater 10:00 am - 10:45 am
CCC Expo Hall Theater 
Booth #740
Expo Theater 
What’s App Doc? Everything You Need To Know About SART’s New Mobile App - SART Mobile 

Kevin Doody, M.D., Center for Assisted Reproduction (CARE Fertility), Dallas, TX 
Amy Sparks, Ph.D., Director, In Vitro Fertilization and Reproductive Testing Laboratories, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 
Ethan Wantman, M.B.A., Redshift Technologies, New York, NY 
SART
10:05 am - 10:45 am 
  Oral Abstract Sessions 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
  MHPG Clinical Session
Let’s Talk Shop: Can Psychological Testing Help Decision-making in Difficult Cases?

Claudia Pascale, Ph.D.
Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science
Mary Riddle, Ph.D.
Pennsylvania State University
Vickie Schafer, Ph.D.
Austin Psychology and Assessment Center
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  Break/Lunch/Exhibits/Expo Theater 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
  Roundtables 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
  Expert Encounter
Surgical Experience with Endometriosis in the Infertile Patient: Has the Paradigm Shifted?

Tommaso Falcone, M.D.
Cleveland Clinic
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
  Expert Encounter
Mood and Memory: the Role of Gonadal and Stress Hormones

C. Neill Epperson, M.D.
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
  Resident Learning Session: Simulation Demonstration and Didactics 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  Surgical Tutorial
Pearls to Navigate Distorted Pelvic Anatomy During Surgery

Camran Nezhat, M.D. (Chair)
Camran Nezhat Institute
Togas Tulandi, M.D.
McGill University
Grace M. Janik, M.D.
Reproductive Specialty Center
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  Interactive Session
Opening Pandora's Box: Emerging Issues in Genetics
CASE PRESENTATIONS

Angela K. Lawson, Ph.D. (Chair)
Northwestern University
Lauri D. Black, M.S., C.G.C.
Pacific Reproductive Genetic Counseling
Joe Leigh Simpson, M.D.
Florida International University
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  Interactive Session
Are Mitochondrial Treatments Effective in Recurrent In Vitro Fertilization Failures?
PANEL DISCUSSION

Kutluk Oktay, M.D., Ph.D. (Chair)
Yale University School of Medicine
David L. Keefe, M.D.
NYU Langone Medical Center
Kelle H. Moley, M.D.
Washington University
Nuno Costa-Borges, Ph.D.
Embryotools
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  Interactive Session
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Obesity and Lipids
PANEL DISCUSSION

Robert A. Wild, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., F.N.L.A., N.C.M.P. (Chair)
Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center
Richard S. Legro, M.D.
Pennsylvania State University
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  Interactive Session
Genetics of Male Infertility: What We Know and What We Use
PANEL DISCUSSION

Dolores J. Lamb, Ph.D. (Chair)
Baylor College of Medicine
Robert D. Oates, M.D.
Boston University School of Medicine
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  Interactive Session
The Age-old Question of Offering Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) to Older Patients: Ethics and ART
DEBATE

Lisa A. Rinehart, J.D., R.N. (Chair)
LegalCare Consulting, Inc.
Margaret Swain, J.D., R.N.
Law Office of Margaret E. Swain
Tamara M. Tobias, N.P.
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  Interactive Session
Debate: Do Natural Supplements Enhance Fertility?
DEBATE

Rebecca S. Usadi, M.D. (Chair)
Atrium Health
Vitaly Kushnir, M.D.
Center for Human Reproduction
Anne Z. Steiner, M.D., M.P.H.
University of North Carolina Hospital at Chapel Hill
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  Interactive Session
Endometrial and Systemic Immune Diagnostics
PANEL DISCUSSION

Raymond M. Anchan, M.D., Ph.D. (Co-hair)
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Aleks Stanic-Kostic, M.D., Ph.D. (Co-chair)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Danny J. Schust, M.D.
University of Missouri School of Medicine
Joanne Kwak-Kim, M.D., M.P.H.
Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  Keynote
Menopause Keynote Lecture
Sex and Cancer: What Every Reproductive Medicine Specialist Should Know

Stacy Tessler Lindau, M.D., M.A.P.P., F.A.C.O.G.
University of Chicago
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
  Break 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
  Symposium
ABOG Foundation - Kenneth J. Ryan Ethics Symposium:
Transferring Genetically Anomalous Embryos: Exploring Clinical and Ethical Uncertainties
Supported by a 2013 endowment from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Ginny L. Ryan, M.D.
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Tyl H. Taylor, Ph.D.
Reproductive Endocrinology Associates of Charlotte
Jamie K. Dokson, Sc.M., L.C.G.C.
Reproductive Biology Associates
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
  Symposium
A Two-way Mirror: Incoming Cross-border Reproductive Care

Elaine R. Gordon, Ph.D. (Chair)
University of California Los Angeles Hospital
Nidhi Desai, J.D.
Private Practice, Chicago
Guy E. Ringler, M.D.
California Fertility Partners
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
  Symposium
Exploring the Medical, Psychosocial and Legal Aspects of Family Building for Transgender Patients - A Primer for the Medical Legal and Mental Health Practitioner 

Jamie M. Joseph, Ph.D. (Chair)
Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Evaluation
Will Halm, J.D.
International Reproductive Law Group
Marjorie E. Dixon, M.D.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
  Symposium
Treatment of Uterine Fibroids with Selective Progesterone Receptor Modulators in the Postmorcellation Era

Ayman Al-Hendy, M.D., Ph.D. (Chair)
University of Illinois at Chicago
S. Sony Singh, M.D., F.R.C.S.C., F.A.C.O.G.
University of Ottawa, Canada
Felice Petraglia, M.D.
University of Florence
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
  Symposium
Correcting Gaps in Reproductive Health Disparities: Practical Information and Advice

Alicia Y. Christy, M.D. (Chair)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Eli Y. Adashi, M.D., M.S., C.P.E., F.A.C.O.G.
Brown University
Eve C. Feinberg, M.D.
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
  Symposium
Stem Cells: The Origins of Early Placentation/Emerging Ways to Study the Preclinical and Very Early Pregnancies

Danny J. Schust, M.D. (Chair)
University of Missouri School of Medicine
Ye Yuan, Ph.D.
CCRM
Sascha Drewlo, Ph.D.
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
  Symposium
Chinese Society of Reproductive Medicine Symposium:
Advanced Comprehension of Safety in Assisted Reproductive Technology

Deng Chengyan, M.D. (Co-chair)
Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Society of Reproductive Medicine (CSRM)
Shen Huan, M.D., Ph.D. (Co-chair)
Peking University People's Hospital, Chinese Society of Reproductive Medicine (CSRM)
Sun Yingpu, M.D.
Chinese Society of Reproductive Medicine (CSRM)
Huang Guoning, M.D.
Chongqing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Chinese Society of Reproductive Medicine (CSRM)
Ding Lijun, Ph.D.
The Affiliated Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
  Symposium
Japan Society for Assisted Reproduction (JSAR) Symposium:
IVM: A Promising Frontier of ART 

Yoshiharu Morimoto, M.D., Ph.D. (Chair)
IVF Japan Group
Ri-Cheng Chian, Ph.D.
McGill University
Aisaku Fukuda, M.D., Ph.D.
IVF Osaka
Johan Smitz, M.D., Ph.D.
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm 
  Video Session 3 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm 
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