16th Annual Meeting of the NEFS

Hands-On Embryology Workshop
May 4, 2018


The morning session requires registration and will be a hands-on workshop aimed towards those that would like to enhance their skills in the IVF laboratory. The afternoon session is an open practical session for anyone who is looking to further their education on the latest techniques and technology in the embryology laboratory. Attendees will have the opportunity to optimize skills in both trophectoderm biopsy and sperm selection as well as to learn about next generation electronic monitoring. 

Target Audience:
The target audience for the hands-on portion of this workshop would be embryologists and andrologists. For the afternoon portion, the target audience would include anyone with a background in reproductive endocrinology that has an interest in how changing IVF laboratory techniques could impact their practice and patient care. Embryologists and andrologists that attended the morning session would also be interested in the information presented as it discusses relevant topics as to what is changing in the IVF laboratory.

Morning Session

9:30-9:45         Welcome

9:45-10:30       Trophectoderm Biopsy and Cell Preparation for Genomic Testing
                        - Barry Behr, PhD, HCLD

10:30-12:30     Hands-on Portion of Workshop

12:30-1:00       Lunch and Q&A

Afternoon Session

1:00-2:00         To Err is Human, Even in IVF: A Review of Non-Conformances/Errors in 31,715 IVF 
                        Treatment Cycles
- Brent Barrett, PhD

2:00-3:00         How much impact does sperm have on outcomes in the IVF laboratory?
                        Many questions are still unanswered
                        - Alicia Broussard, PhD

3:00-3:15         Wrap-up Round Table


*CMEs pending approval for up to 4.5 hours for this event.

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