31st Annual In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer (description)


Address:1500 Orange Avenue Coronado, California, United States of America 92118
Event dates:7/30/2018 - 8/1/2018 (This event has already taken place)
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Topics to be Covered:

  • Shoukhrat Mitalipov, PhD (Keynote)
  • Dr. David R. Meldrum
  • Dr. William B. Schoolcraft
  • Science, Health & Medicine
Organizer phone:858-822-4770
Offering type:Conference
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Host Sponsor:UC San Diego
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This conference brings together an internationally-renowned faculty to present the latest developments in every phase of IVF and embryo management. The course addresses the needs of practicing scientists, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, residents, and fellows who wish to review the specialty and update their knowledge in this rapidly changing and expanding field.

The conference setting promotes extensive contact among speakers and participants with question periods, panels, and many opportunities for informal interaction. A mobile app will be utilized to access the material being presented, and electronic polling through the mobile app will be used to promote interaction with the speakers.

Particular attention will be devoted this year to the rapidly developing trend toward deferred embryo transfer, the role of mild ovarian stimulation, time lapse imaging of early embryo development, the critical role of embryo energy supplies, the measurement of mitochondrial DNA to assess embryo capacity, genetic evaluation of the infertile couple and early pregnancy, management of mosaic embryos, the role of CoQ10 in improving mitochondrial function in aging women, maternal immunogenetics, and practical aspects of transfer technique. There will be a lively debate on whether PGS is indispensable or too inaccurate for clinical use. A laboratory mini-symposium directed by Dr. William B. Schoolcraft will cover comprehensive chromosome screening challenges, newer techniques to assess endometrial receptivity, time-lapse assessment of embryos versus routine blastocyst culture, molecular assessments of sperm, oocyte freezing, and a diagnostic role for RNAs.

Shoukhrat Mitalipov, PhD from the OHSU Center for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy will give the keynote lecture on the recent breakthrough reported last year in Nature on gene editing of human embryos. He will also update us on the use of stem cells as a source of oocytes and sperm.


Time: 7:00 am to 4:30 pm

Registration Fee Details:

Physicians/Laboratory Directors: USD 1450
Technicians, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals: USD 1025
Industry: USD 900
Residents and Fellows*: USD 700

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Contact Person:Bermellyn Imamura
Organizer State/Province: (Outside US)
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Organizer Phone858-822-4770
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Host Sponsor; Other SponsorsUC San Diego
Event Site/VenueHotel Del Coronado
Event sold out?No
Multiple locations or dates?No
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Is Registration contact information the same as Organizer Contact above?Yes
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Can registration be made by snail (regular) mail?Yes
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Do you have additional written or AV materials for sale?No
If so, are they available for non-attendees as well as those attending?NA
Is full tuition necessary to ensure registration?No
Will there be shuttle service available?NA

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