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Thursday | Friday | Saturday

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

7:00–7:45 am
Registration and Light Breakfast

7:45–8:00 am
Welcome
Christos Coutifaris, ASRM Immediate Past President 
Roy Farquharson, ESHRE Chair

  • Session 1 - Christos Coutifaris and Roy Farquharson, Co-chairs
    Materials
  • 8:00-8:30am
    Cutting Edge Lecture

    Stem Cells in Reproduction and Neurological Disease

    KY Cha, CHA Global Institute, Korea
  • 8:30-9:30am
    Debate

    Freeze only

    Bruce Shapiro (Pro), Fertility Center of Las Vegas, United States
    Abha Maheshwari (Con), University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
  • 9:30-10:00am
    Plenary

    Use of Genetic Screening in ART: A Necessary Precaution or a Costly Add-on?

    Karen Sermon, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

10:00–10:30am
Coffee Break and Exhibits

  • Session 2 - Rick Paulson and Anja Pinborg, Co-chairs
    Materials
  • 10:30-11:15am
    Back-to-Back

    Infertility in Developing Countries: Doing Something, Doing More, Doing Better

    Silke Dyer, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town
  • 11:15-11:45am
    Plenary

    Environmental Influences on Male Reproductive Development

    Shanna Swan, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States
  • 11:45-12:45pm
    Debate

    ICSI for all

    Gianpiero Palermo (Pro), Weill Cornell Medicine, United States
    Luca Gianaroli (Con), SISMeR

12:45–1:30pm
Boxed Lunch and Exhibits


Friday, March 15, 2019

7:00–8:00 am
Light Breakfast

  • Session 3 - Peter Schlegel and Kersti Lundin, Co-chairs
    Materials
  • 8:00-8:30am
    Cutting Edge Lecture

    Current Status of In Vitro Growth (IVG) of Human Primordial Follicles

    Evelyn Telfer, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 8:30-9:30am
    Debate

    Semen Analysis - Is It Time for an Upgrade?

    Chris De Jonge (Pro), University of Minnesota, United States
     
    Allan Pacey (Con), University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • 9:30-10:00am
    Plenary

    The First Single Cell Atlas of the Human Placenta: Clinical and Research Implications

    Samuel Zev Williams, Columbia University Medical Center, United States

10:00–10:30am
Coffee Break and Exhibits

  • Session 4 - Richard Reindollar and Mariette Goddijin, Co-chairs
    Materials
  • 10:30-11:15am
    Back-to-Back

    Epigenetic Gene Regulation During Development and Under Adverse Environmental Conditions

    Marisa Bartolomei, University of Pennsylvania, United States
  • 11:15-11:45am
    Plenary

    Short and Long-term Consequences of Multiple Births

    Anja Pinborg, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark

11:45–12:30pm
Boxed Lunch and Exhibits

  • Session 5 - Owen Davis and Nick Macklon, Co-chairs
    Materials
  • 12:30-1:15pm
    Back-to-Back

    Transgender Care and Fertility Preservation

    Guy T’Sjoen, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium
    Elizabeth Ginsburg, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, United States
  • 1:15-2:15pm
    Debate

    PGT-A for all

    Carmen Rubio (Pro), Igenomix, Spain
    Rick Paulson (Con), University of Southern California, United States

Saturday, March 16, 2019

7:00–8:00 am
Light Breakfast

  • Session 6 - Catherine Racowsky and Karen Sermon, Co-chairs
    Materials
  • 8:00-8:30am
    Cutting Edge Lecture

    The Feasibility and Associated Risks of Germline Editing

    Ben Davies, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 8:30-9:30am
    Debate

    Karyotyping for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

    Richard Reindollar (Pro), American Society for Reproductive Medicine
    Mariette Goddijn (Con), Amsterdam University Medical Center, Netherlands
  • 9:30-10:00am
    Plenary

    Using Advanced Live Imaging to Visualize How the Embryo Forms in Real Time

    Nicolas Plachta, IMCB, Singapore

10:00–10:30am
Coffee Break and Exhibits

  • Session 7 - William Hurd and Cristina Magli, Co-chairs
    Materials
  • 10:30-11:15am
    Back-to-Back

    Invitro Gametogenesis (Sperm and Oocyte)

    Kyle Orwig, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, United States
    Carlos Plancha, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • 11:15-11:45am
    Plenary

    Management of Non-Obstructive Azoospermia

    Peter Schlegel, Weill Cornell Medicine, United States
  • 11:45-12:45pm
    Debate

    Endometrial Receptivity, is it an actionable function to improve the reproductive process?

    Carlos Simon (Pro), University of Valencia; Igenomix, Spain
    Christos Coutifaris (Con), University of Pennsylvania, United States

12:45–1:00pm
Closing Remarks
Peter Schlegel, ASRM President 
Roy Farquharson, ESHRE Chair

1:00–1:30pm
Boxed Lunch

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