18th Annual Meeting ~ Program Agenda

FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2020 

12:00-2:00 pm

NEFS Executive Committee Meeting WASHINGTON BOARDROOM
— Executive Committee Members only

3:00 - 8:00 pm 

2020 Annual Meeting RegistrationBALLROOM FOYER

4:00 - 6:00 pm

President’s Welcome ReceptionBRENTON HALL
—Exhibits Open 

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Dinner and PresentationBALLROOM 

6:15 -7:00 pm


President’s Guest Lecture:
Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy: Towards Preventing Genetic Disease
—Dieter Egli, PhD

7:00-9:30 pm

Dessert and Coffee ReceptionFOYER/BRENTON HALL
—Exhibits/Poster Session Open
—Themed cocktails, dessert and activities for ALL attendees, guests and children


SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2020  ~  "Life's a Beach!"~ 

 6:30 -8:00 am  BreakfastBRENTON HALL
—Exhibits Open/Posters on Display for viewing
Morning General Session: →PRESIDENTIAL BALLROOM
8:00 am

President’s Opening Remarks
-Paula Dwan, WHNP

8:15 - 9:00 am

6th Annual Oskowitz Lecture: "Gamete Donation in the Age of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing"
—Jaime Shamonki, MD

9:00 - 9:45 am


 "Donor Anonimity and Confidentiality in the Era of Social Media"
Andrea Braverman, PhD

9:45 - 10:30 am "Legally Speaking 2020: An Update on ART Law"
—Susan Crockin, JD

10:30 -11:15 am

—Exhibits Open

11:15 -12:00 pm

"Social Media in ART: A Decade in Review and What's Next"
Kenan Omurtag, MD

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Roundtable Lunch Discussions → ROSE ISLAND BALLROOM

Afternoon General Session BALLROOM
1:30-2:15 pm "The Impact of Genetic Carrier Screening and Preimplantation Genetic Testing on Assisted Reproductive Technologies"
—Dana Neitzel, MS, LCGC
2:15 - 3:00 pm

"The Use of Artificial Intelligence in Reproductive Technologies"
—Nikica Zaninovic, PhD

3:00 - 3:15 pm Afternoon BreakFOYER
—Coffee break and light snacks
Late Afternoon General Session → BALLROOM
3:15 - 4:00 pm

"Uterine Transplantation and Other Emerging Endeavors in REI"
—Amber Cooper, MD

4:00 - 5:00 pm

"Hilariously Infertile's Story"
—Karen Jeffries


Closing Remarks
—Paula Dwan, WHNP

5:30-7:30 pm

Closing Event → FOYER
"Life's a Beach Party!"

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