19th Annual Meeting ~ Program Agenda*
 *Updates to the Agenda are subject to change as needed.                
LAST UPDATED 4/22/2023


FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2023 

12:00-2:00 pm

Executive Committee Meeting Commodore Perry

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Exhibitor Setup Brenton Hall 

2:00 - 8:00 pm

Registration Ballroom Foyer 

4:00 - 6:00 pm

President's Welcome Reception Brenton Hall 
-Exhibits Open, Cashless Bar and Appetizers
-Photo Booth sponsored by TMRW Life Sciences
-Artist, Alexandra Jedrey, will paint a print LIVE at our event.
-Children's work of art creations in ballroom foyer

6:00-7:30 pm

President's Welcome Dinner & Guest Speaker Ballroom AB
"The current efforts to improve fertility healthcare in Rhode Island and all people in the US" presented by special guest speaker -
 RI State Representative, Karen Alzate 
-Buffet Dinner, Cashless Bar and presentation open to ALL attendees

7:30 - 10:30 pm

President's Dessert and Networking Reception Brenton Hall
-Exhibits Open, Cashless Bar, Italian Sweets, Ben & Jerry's, and Networking
-Children's work of art creations in ballroom foyer
-Supported by CooperSurgical

SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2023  

 6:00 -8:00 am  REGISTRATION Ballroom Foyer 
 6:30 -7:15 am

 Yoga By The Sea Rose Island Room
- Open to all guests-start off the day with a healthy dose of stretching
- Please bring a yoga mat if you have one
-Supported by CooperSurgical

 6:30 -8:00 am President's Welcome Breakfast and ExhibitsBrenton Hall
Exhibits Open/Continental Breakfast
8:00 am

President’s Opening Remarks Ballroom AB
-Davina Fankhauser, NEFS President

8:15 - 9:00 am

7th Annual Oskowitz Lecture: "Diversity and Access to Care" 
Michael Thomas, MD, ASRM President

9:00 - 9:45 am


 SESSION 1: "What’s the Same/Different in a Post-Dobbs World for ART Patients and Professionals Ballroom AB
Susan Crockin, JD

9:45 - 10:25 am

Morning Coffee Break→ Brenton Hall
Exhibits Open and coffee break and refreshing eats

10:25 -11:10 am

SESSION 2A:"Egg Freezing Age Recommendation from 35 to 30"
—Eve Feinberg, MD Ballroom AB

11:15-12:00 pm

"SESSION 3: "The Effect of Human Growth Hormone in IVF Cycles on Miscarriage Rates" Ballroom AB
Angeline Beltsos, MD

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Goat Island Buffet Lunch→ Rose Island
Socialize (and network) while you eat lunch and enjoy the view
(Deck seating will be available if weather permits)
-Supported by Ferring Pharmaceuticals

1:30 - 2:15 pm "SESSION 4:"Why Infertility is a Relationship Issue For Both Patients and Providers" Ballroom AB
—Andrea Syrtash

2:15 - 3:00 pm

Cutting Edge POSTER SESSION Brenton Hall
—Ball Park Snacks and Refreshments while viewing posters on display
  by our Poster awardees
—Exhibits Open

3:00 - 4:25 pm

Ballroom AB

Attendees will watch the award-winning Film, “If I Could Tell You” which looks at the online, underworld of natural insemination, panel to follow: with Avery Clyde (the film’s lead actress), Rob Clyde (director/writer) and Dr. Elliott Kronenfeld - moderated by Chloe Melas from CNN, with attendee Q&A

4:30-4:45 pm

Closing Remarks — Davina Fankhauser, MD, NEFS President 2023

 4:45 -7:00 pm Closing Reception and Fundraiser Brenton Hall and Ballroom Foyer
—Cashless Bar, signature cocktails, Mexican Street Tacos, nachos and sweets, raffles, artwork awards and silent auction

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