Professional and Special Interest Groups Awards

Several professional and interest groups have selected prize papers for cash awards. 

Congratulations to the 2019 Winners

Early Pregnancy SIG Prize Papers

O-116, IS THERE A PREDISPOSITION TO EMBRYONIC ANEUPLOIDY IN PRE-DIABETIC PATIENTS? Baruch Abittan, M.D.1, Hillary Pearson, M.D., Randi H. Goldman, M.D.3, Christine Mullin, M.D.4, Weiwei Shan, MS PhD5 and Avner Hershlag, M.D.1, 1Northwell Fertility, Manhasset, NY, 2Northwell Health Fertility, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Manhasset, NY, 3Northwell Fertility, 4Northwell Health Department of Biostatistics, New Hyde PArk, NY

O-115, RETAINED PREGNANCY TISSUE AFTER MISCARRIAGE ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH RATE OF CHRONIC ENDOMETRITIS. Dana B. McQueen, M.D., M.A.S., Kruti P. Maniar, M.D., Anne Hutchinson, M.D., Rafael Confino, B.S., Jared C Robins, M.D., Lia A. Bernardi, M.D. and Mary Ellen Pavone, M.D., M.S.C.I., Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Endometriosis SIG Prize Paper (Best Basic Science)
O-188, PLATELETS DRIVE FIBROGENESIS THROUGH INDUCTION OF ENDOTHELIAL-MESEMCHYMAL TRANSITION (ENDOMT) IN ENDOMETRIOSIS. Xishi Liu, M.D., Ph.D., Dingmin Yan, M.D. and Sun-Wei Guo, Ph.D., Shanghai Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Endometriosis SIG Prize Paper (Best in Clinical/Population Science)
ENDOMETRIOSIS. Hans M Albertsen, Ph.D., Rakesh Chettier, M.S. and Kenneth Ward, M.D., Juneau Biosciences, LLC, Salt Lake City, UT

Fertility Preservation SIG Prize Paper
A prize of $500 made possible by a donation from Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc., is awarded to an abstract submitted in the Fertility Preservation category.

O-51, CANCER TREATMENT IS ASSOCIATED WITH A MEASURABLE DECREASE IN LIVE BIRTHS IN A LARGE, POPULATION-BASED STUDY. Deepika Garg, M.D.1, Huong Dieu Meeks, Ph.D.1, Erica Johnstone, M.D.1, Alexander W. Pastuszak, M.D., Ph.D.2, Sarah L. Berga, M.D.2, Ken R Smith, Ph.D.1, James Hotaling, M.D.2 and Joseph M. Letourneau, M.D.1, 1University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 2University of Utah School of Medicine,
Salt Lake City, UT

Health Disparities SIG Prize Paper
A $250 prize, supported by the Health Disparities Special Interest Group Chair.

O-46, PERSISTENT WIDENING IN RACIAL DISPARITIES BETWEEN BLACK AND WHITE WOMEN UNDERGOING ART OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS. Alexander Kotlyar, M.D.1, David B. Seifer, M.D.2, Burcin Simsek, Ph.D.3 and Ethan Wantman, M.B.A.4, 1Yale Fertility Center/Yale University, New Haven, CT, 2Yale University, New Haven, CT, 3University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 4Redshift Technologies, Inc., New York, NY

Mental Health Professional Group Prize Paper (Best Overall)
A prize of $500, made possible by a donation from Daniel Shapiro, MD/Inception.

ASSOCIATION OF MENTAL HEALTH DIAGNOSES AND UTERINE ENDOMETRIAL THICKNESS IN WOMEN UNDERGOING IN-VITRO FERTILIZATION. Anna K. Knight, Ph.D.1, Heather S. Hipp, M.D.1, Laurie McKenzie, M.D.2, Jessica B. Spencer, M.D., M.Sc.3 and Sabrina A. Gerkowicz, M.D.3, 1Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 2Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 3Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Atlanta, GA

Mental Health Professional Group Prize Paper (Best Randomized, Controlled Trial)
A prize of $500 from the Mental Health Professional Group.

O-154, HOME- OR HOSPITAL-BASED MONITORING TO TIME FROZEN EMBRYO TRANSFER IN THE NATURAL CYCLE? OUTCOMES FROM A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL (ANTARCTICA-2). Tjitske Zaat, M.D. (M.Sc.)1, J. P. de Bruin, M.D., Ph.D.2, Mariette Goddijn, Prof. Dr. M.D. Ph.D.1, Jantien Visser, M.D. Ph.D.3, Harold Verhoeve, M.D., Ph.D.4, C. B. Lambalk, M.D. Ph.D.5, Eva Groenewoud, M.D. PhD.6, M. van Wely, Dr. Ph.D.1 and Femke Mol, M.D., Ph.D.7, 1Amsterdam University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2Jeroen Bosch Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Den Bosch, Netherlands, 3Amphia Hospital, Breda, Netherlands, 4OLVG Oost Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 5Amsterdam UMC, Vrij Universiteit Amsterdam, Department of Reproductive Medicine, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 6NoordWest Ziekenhuisgroep, Den Helder, Netherlands, 7Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, Center for Reproductive Medicine, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Reproductive Immunology SIG Prize Paper
O-255, UNRAVELLING THE IMMUNOGENETICS OF PREGNANCY: PARENTAL HLA-C ALLOTYPES ARE PREDICTIVE OF PREGNANCY LOSS AFTER SINGLE EUPLOID EMBRYO TRANSFERS. Diego Marin, M.S.1, Xin Tao, Ph.D.2, Li Sun, Ph.D.2 and Richard Thomas Scott Jr., M.D.1, 1IVI-RMA New Jersey, Basking Ridge, NJ, 2Foundation for Embryonic Competence, Basking Ridge, NJ

Nutrition SIG Prize Paper
A prize of $250 made possible by a donation from Theralogix, is awarded to an abstract submitted in the
Nutrition category.

O-62, SERUM OMEGA-3 AND OMEGA-6 FATTY ACID CONCENTRATIONS AND FECUNDITY. Jamie Stanhiser, M.D.1, Anne Marie Jukic, Ph.D.2 and Anne Z. Steiner, M.D., M.P.H.3, 1University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Durham, NC, 3Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

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