17th Annual Meeting ~ Program Agenda
LAST UPDATED 4/25/2019

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019 

12:00-2:00 pm

NEFS Executive Committee Meeting WASHINGTON BOARDROOM
— Executive Committee Members only

3:00 - 8:00 pm 

2019 Annual Meeting RegistrationGARDEN CORRIDOR

4:00 - 6:00 pm

President’s Welcome ReceptionGARDEN CORRIDOR / PRESIDENTIAL FOYER
—Exhibits/Posters Open 

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Dinner and Presentation→ PRESIDENTIAL BALLROOM 

6:15 -7:00 pm

 

President’s Guest Lecture:
Eggs and Sperm from a Buccal Smear:  The End of Infertility?
—Eli Adashi, MD
(...and Special guest appearance!!)

7:00-9:30 pm

Dessert and Coffee ReceptionPRESIDENTIAL FOYER/GARDEN CORRIDOR
—Exhibits/Posters Open
—Galactic drinks dessert and activities for ALL attendees, guests and children

   

SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2019  ~  "May the fourth be with you!" ~ 

 6:30 -8:00 am  Breakfast PRESIDENTIAL FOYER/GARDEN CORRIDOR
—Exhibits/Posters Open
Morning General Session: →PRESIDENTIAL BALLROOM
8:00 am

President’s Opening Remarks
-Jennifer Brown, MD

8:30 - 9:00 am

4th Annual Oskowitz Lecture: The role of stem cells in the endometrium: approaches to patients with Asherman’s Syndrome
—Carlos Simón, MD

9:00 - 9:45 am

 

 Present and Future strategies in pre-implantation genetic testing 
Mandy Katz-Jaffe, PhD

9:45 - 10:15 am Heritable Genome Editing: Sense and Sensibility?
—Eli Adashi, MD

10:15 -10:45am

Morning Break→ PRESIDENTIAL FOYER/GARDEN CORRIDOR
—Exhibits Open

10:45 -11:00 am

eIVF Research Winner: Retrospective Analysis of the effect of laser assisted hatching at the blastocyst stage on Implantation Rate
~ Darlene Davies

11:00 -11:45am

Cost-effective and Patient- Friendly IVF: New methods to individualize and personalize treatment
—Kevin Doody, MD

11:45-12:00 pm

REI Research Scholar Presentation: CRISPR/Cas9-based genomic editing of mature sperm
—Denis Vaughan, MD

12:00 -12:15pm REI Research Scholar Presentation: The Interaction of Basal Risk, Controlled Ovulation Hyperstimulation and Early Pregnancy on Hemostatic Balance
—Tendai Chiware, MD
12:15 - 1:20 pm

Roundtable Lunch Discussions → SUN DINING ROOM

Afternoon General SessionPRESIDENTIAL BALLROOM
1:30-2:15 pm Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity
—Jamie Metzl, JD, PhD, Technology Futurest

Concurrent Session I: PRESIDENTIAL BALLROOM

2:15 - 3:00 pm

Air pollution, Infertility, and Future Cohorts
—Shruthi Mahalingaiah, MD

3:00- 3:45pm

Reproductive surgery to improve IVF success
—Jeff Goldberg, MD

Concurrent Session II:REAGAN ROOM

2:15 - 3:00 pm

A sensitive Approach to Fertility Patient Care: Providing culturally aware care for an increasingly diverse patient population
—Paula Dwan, WHNP

3:00-3:45 pm

Fertility Supplements: Complementary Approaches to Fertility Treatment
—Dr. Corina Dunlap, ND

3:45 pm Afternoon Break→ PRESIDENTIAL FOYER/GARDEN CORRIDOR
—Coffee break and light snacks
Afternoon General Session → PRESIDENTIAL BALLROOM
4:00 - 4:45 pm

The effect of obesity on reproduction and ART
—Emily Jungheim, MD

4:45 - 5:30 pm

Current state of legislation in the US affecting reproductive technology and access to care
—Barb Collura, President and CEO of RESOLVE:
                        The National Fertility Association

5:30pm

Closing Remarks
—Jennifer Brown, MD

5:30-7:30 pm

Closing Event → PRESIDENTIAL FOYER
"May the Fourth Be With You!" - Star Wars Day
Star Wars themed reception, activities, photo booth, parade, themed drinks, galactic snacks and sweepstakes prizes...Bring your best Star Wars attire and accessories...YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE

~Celebrating 30 years of NEFS~ meet the Past Presidents

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