Afternoon Symposium - Howard and Georgeanna Jones Symposium on ART - Landmarks in ART
Time:4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Location:Room 7 - San Diego Convention Center
Zev Rosenwaks, M.D. (Chair), Weill Cornell Medical College
Gianpiero D. Palermo, Ph.D., M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College
Alan H. Handyside, Ph.D., University of Leeds
Alan O. Trounson, Ph.D., California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Endowed by 2010 Gifts from EMD Serono, Inc.
Landmarks in ART: Historical Breakthroughs and Future Perspectives
Needs Assessment and Description
Research developments occur in the backdrop of scientific
initiatives. The quality of medicine is directly related to the
innovation and the soundness of the scientific discipline
in deriving the experimental data for the development
of new and effective reproductive techniques. In vitro
fertilization (IVF) and stem cell medicine are good examples
of innovation at its very best. This live course for clinicians
and reproductive scientists will discuss innovation and the
development of new reproductive technology.
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able
- Describe the approach to critical developments of new
and effective reproductive techniques.
- Identify the innovation that enables platforms such as
embryonic stem cells to evolve from basic reproductive
The base state of pluripotentiality necessary for producing
cells that constitute all the cells of the body:
- Is found only in embryonic stem cells.
- Can be generated by introducing transcription factors –
Oct4, c-Myc, Klf4, Sox2 – into somatic cells.
- Can be found in rare cells of the bone marrow or
- Can be demonstrated by chimera formation when
injected into monkey blastocysts.