20th Annual Meeting ~ Program Agenda*
 *Agenda is subject to change.                                                                      
LAST UPDATED 4/18/2024

FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2024 

12:00-2:00 pm

Executive Committee Meeting Executive Board Room

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Exhibitor Setup Presidential Foyer 

2:00 - 8:00 pm

Registration and Check-inGarden Corridor 

4:00 - 6:00 pm

President's Welcome Reception Presidential Foyer 
—Exhibits Open, 
Cashless Bar and Appetizers, Networking

6:00-7:00 pm

President's Welcome Dinner Presidential Ballroom
—Dinner, Cashless Bar - open to ALL registered attendees and sponsors

6:30-7:15 pm

President’s Guest Speaker:  Presidential Ballroom
—Lowell Ku, MD - “Dr. Knocked Up”

“Alabama Personhood Ruling and its Implications on our Field”  

7:30 - 10:00 pm

President's Dessert and Networking Reception Presidential Ballroom
Exhibits Open, Cashless Bar, signature drinks, dessert and coffee
Supported by Ferring Pharmaceuticals

SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2024

 6:00 -8:00 am  REGISTRATION Garden Corridor 

 6:45 -7:30 am

 Yoga By The Sea Location TBD
— Led by Lisa Rosenthal
- 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 TBD

6:30 -8:00 am President's Breakfast and Exhibits Presidential Foyer 
Exhibits Open/Continental Breakfast

MORNING GENERAL SESSION Presidential Ballroom

8:00 am

President’s Opening Remarks 
Danielle Sheehan, NEFS President

8:15 - 9:00 am

8th Annual Oskowitz Lecture: The End in Mind: Health Assurance for ALL Women - Individualized Medicine and Equal Access for Every Patient!
Valerie Palmieri

9:00 - 9:45 am

 SESSION 1: "The Other Lab Culture: Retaining Employees and Work-Life Balance in IVF"
Kristen A. Ivani, PhD, HCLD 

9:45 - 10:00 am

SESSION 2: "Influences on cell fate during Blastocyst Formation"
—Goli Ardestani, PhD

10:00 - 11:00 am

Morning Coffee Break/Poster Session→ Presidential Foyer 
Exhibits and Posters Open
—Coffee break and refreshments
—Sponsorship Available

11:00-11:45 am

SESSION 3:""Genetics Spotlight: PTA a new DNA amplification method" 
—Jenna Miller, MS

11:45-12:15 pm

SESSION 4: "Inositols and Other Nutraceuticals for PCOSA
—Mark Ratner, MD

12:15 - 1:30 pm

Roundtable Lunch→ Ballroom A South
Lunch and Roundtable Discussions, Networking
—Supported by Theralogix

AFTERNOON GENERAL SESSION  Presidential Ballroom
1:30 - 2:15 pm SESSION 5:"Sperm Epigenetics & Individualized Medicine Technlogies"
—Kristin Brogaard, PhD

2:15 - 3:00 pm
SESSION 6: "Mental Health Moment: Supporting patients throughout family building journey" 
—Jeanne Watson Driscoll, PhD, RN 
3:00 - 3:15 pm
Award Winning Poster Presentation 2
—TBA
3:15 - 3:30 pm
Award Winning Poster Presentation 2
—TBA
3:30 - 4:00 pm

Poster Session and Afternoon Coffee Break  Presidential Foyer
—Last chance to return Passports and purchase raffle tickets
—Supported by Natera

4:00 - 4:45 pm

SESSION 7: “The Stories We Tell Ourselves About Pain”
—Susan Burton

4:45 - 5:30 pm

SESSION 8: “"Pain Management in Repro/Endo Surgical Procedures"
—John Petrozza, MD

5:30 pm

Closing Remarks 
— Danielle Sheehan
, NEFS President 2024

 5:30 -7:30 pm Closing Reception and Fundraiser Presidential Ballroom/Foyer 
—Cashless Bar, signature cocktails and food stations, raffles and silent auction
—Sponsorship Available
SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2024 ~ Mother's Day Presidential Foyer
9:00 am Mother’s Day Tea and Optional Hike, weather permitting  TBA
Open to all attendees
End the weekend with an easy morning nature walk, Sponsor TBA

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