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Professional and Special Interest Groups Awards

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


Congratulations to the 2018 Winners

Early Pregnancy SIG Prize Papers
O-112, A STUDY TO UNDERSTAND THE NEEDS OF A PREGNANCY LOSS COMMUNITY S. Gavrizi,1 W. Mak1,2; 1Women's Health, Dell Medical School, Austin, TX, 2RMA of Texas-Austin, Austin, TX

O-137, REEVALUATING GUIDELINES FOR PRODUCTS OF CONCEPTION TESTING: CHROMOSOMALLY ABNORMAL AND ACTIONABLE RESULTS ARE SIMILAR ACROSS PATIENTS WITH AND WITHOUT A HISTORY OF RECURRENT PREGNANT LOSS D. Clark, K. Merrion, M. Maisenbacher, E. Thomas, B. Pettersen, N. Hook, R. Dhamankar, L. Campbell; Natera, Inc., San Carlos, CA


Endometriosis SIG Prize Paper (Best Basic Science)
O-28, USING OF ANTI-IL-6 RECEPTOR MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES IN TREATMENT OF ENDOMETRIOSIS: PROOF OF CONCEPT A. A. El-Zayadi,1 S. A. Mohamed,1 M. Arafa,2 A. M. Badawy1; 1Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt, 2Pathology, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt 

Endometriosis SIG Prize Paper (Best in Clinical/Population Science)
O-29, CAN GENETIC MARKERS OF ENDOMETRIOSIS PREDICT A PATIENT’S RESPONSIVENESS TO LEUPROLIDE ACETATE? K. Ward,1 V. Argyle,1 P. Cederholm,1 R. N. Chettier2; 1Juneau Biosciences, Salt Lake City, UT, 2Juneau Biosciences Inc, 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-127, VITRIFIED MACAQUE OVARIAN CORTICAL TISSUE TRANSPLANTED TO HETEROTOPIC SITES PRODUCES FERTILIZABLE OOCYTES M. B. Zelinski,1,2 A. Ting,1,3 C. Bishop,1,4 M. Lawson,1 L. Liang,1 T. Hobbs,1 D. Jacob,1 D. Lee2; 1Oregon National Primate Research Center, Beaverton, OR,
2Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 321st Century Medicine, Fontana, CA, 4Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Health Disparaties SIG Prize Paper 
O-10, AFRICAN AMERICAN PATIENTS EXPERIENCE REDUCED PREGNANCY, HIGHER PREGNANCY LOSS, AND LOWER LIVE BIRTH FROM IVF EMBRYO TRANSFERS DESPITE PRODUCING MORE OOCYTES AND MORE TRANSFER
QUALITY EMBRYOS THAN CAUCASIAN PATIENTS L. A. Bishop,1 K. Devine,2 I. Sasson,3 T. C. Plowden,4 M. J. Hill,5 A. H. DeCherney,6 K. S. Richter7; 1NIH, Arlington, VA, 2Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Shady Grove Fertility, Washington DC, MD, 3Shady Grove Fertility, Wayne, PA, 4Program in Reproductive and Adult Endocrinology, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, 5NIH, Germantown, MD, 6NICHD, Bethesda, MD, 7Research, Shady Grove Fertility, Rockville, MD

Mental Health Professional Group Prize Paper
A prize of $500, made possible by a donation from Reproductive Biology Associates/Prelude. 

O-153, PARENT-INFANT RELATIONSHIP QUALITY IN FAMILIES CREATED BY EGG DONATION S. Imrie, V. Jadva, S. Golombok; Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Reproductive Immunology SIG Prize Paper
O-214, GM-CSF (SARGRAMOSTIM) TREATMENT IN WOMEN WITH RECURRENT IMPLANTATION FAILURE UNDERGOING TRANSFER OF SINGLE HEALTHY BLASTOCYST AFTER PGS: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL F. Scarpellini,1 M. Sbracia2; 1Hungaria, CERM, Roma, Italy, 2CERM, Rome, Italy 

Nutrition SIG Prize Paper
Two prizes of $250 made possible by a donation from Theralogix, are awarded to abstracts submitted in the Nutrition category.

O-225, GLYCEMIC LOAD, DIETARY FIBER, AND ADDED SUGAR AND FECUNDABILITY IN A NORTH AMERICAN PRECONCEPTION COHORT S. K. Willis,1 L. A. Wise,1 A. K. Wesselink,1 K. Rothman,1 K. L. Tucker,2 E. E. Hatch1; 1Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences, University of
Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA

O-227 OMEGA-3 FATTY ACID SUPPLEMENTATION HAS NO ADDITIONAL BENEFIT TO WEIGHT LOSS ALONE IN REVERSING HIGH-FAT DIET-INDUCED OVULATORY DYSFUNCTION N. M. Hohos, K. Cho, M. Skaznik-Wikiel; Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Colorado SOM, Aurora, CO

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