16th Annual Meeting ~ Course Description

Friday and Saturday, May 4-5, 2018


The New England Fertility Society is pleased to invite you to join us in Chatham, MA in Cape Cod for our 16th Annual Meeting ~ Looking Into the Future of ART: Diagnosis, the Laboratory, Ethics and Treatment. Our talented group of presenters will lead presentations on topics that include cutting edge laboratory techniques, the newest ART trends in diagnosis and clinical management, and the ethical aspects that ART health care professionals and patients will face in the future. The meeting will also include both basic Embryology and Genetics 101 courses and returning this year an expanded hands-on workshop on Friday morning.

The 2018 conference begins on Friday evening with a futuristic President’s Guest Lecture presentation by Dr. Gerald Schatten. Dinner will be followed by a dessert and coffee reception, as well as open access to visit corporate supporters’ exhibits.

On Saturday, the morning session begins with our Oskowitz lectureship, named in honor of the Founder of the NEFS, Dr. Selwyn Oskowitz. We are excited to welcome the esteemed Prof. Hugh Taylor in presenting this fourth annual lecture on new methods of diagnosing and treating endometriosis. The morning continues with talks on male infertility, oocytes and scholar award presentations. After several stimulating roundtable lunch discussions the afternoon concurrent sessions will begin.

The conference will adjourn at 5:00 pm following two powerful presentations examining the relationship between religion and ART treatment and the story of Melissa Thompson who is creating advocacy for cancer patients through her own personal story. The day will end with an exciting and fun Kentucky Derby event to celebrate the end of the meeting.

Please check our website for updated information regularly and don’t miss your chance to join us AT THE BEACH in Cape Cod. REGISTER TODAY. 


This course is aimed to meet the needs of clinicians, nurses, embryologists, and other professionals with an interest in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.


At the conclusion of this program, the participants will be able to describe and understand:

  • the clinical application of existing and rapidly developing technologies and treatments and how they will help assess ovarian reserve, gametes, embryos and endometrium with the final purpose of a healthy baby at home with increased treatment success;
  • recent molecular and genetic techniques used in ART;
  • the latest IVF laboratory innovations;
  • the most known reasons for male reproductive dysfunction and limits of semen analysis;
  • how ethics and religion can influence ART policy;
  • how National policy change and legislative initiatives impact ART.


PHYSICIAN: Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending approval for up to 12.75 Contact Hours (if you attend the entire PGS workshop on Friday morning) . AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.

NURSE: Village Fertility Pharmacy is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 16820, is pending approval for up to 12.75 Contact Hours (if you attend the entire PGS workshop on Friday morning). Receptions, breakfast, lunch, dinner and breaks are provided by the New England Fertility Society. It does not influence or affect continuing nursing education content or speaker selection and does not represent endorsement by California Board of Registered Nursing. Village Fertility Pharmacy is sponsoring the educational activity for the New England Fertility Society.

ABB: This activity is pending approval by the American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB) Professional Enrichment Educational Renewal (PEER) for up to 12.75 Contact Hours (if you attend the entire PGS workshop on Friday morning) of continuing education activity for this program.

Updates on the status of accreditation will be posted on the website as it becomes available.

This activity is jointly sponsored by the Continuing Education Company, Village Fertility Pharmacy, American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB) Professional Enrichment Educational Renewal (PEER), and the New England Fertility Society (NEFS).


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