On-Line Meeting Schedule

Here is the schedule of meetings with times.

Past Sessions

Session 1: IVF in the Time of COVID-19

Host / Moderator Dr Jacques Cohen 

A close look at viruses and their relevance to ART 
Dr Kay Elder

Covid-19 in Liquid Nitrogen: a potential time-bomb?
Dr Lodovico Parmegiani

Organized by the International IVF Initiative

Session 2: Breakthroughs In Cryostorage Technology

Host / Moderator Dr Jacques Cohen 

Thermographic Imaging: A Breakthrough Invention Providing an Effective and Reliable Cryogenic Storage Monitoring
Dr Zsolt Peter Nagy

Directly tracking biological samples at cryo-temperatures using a retrofit system to automate auditing and billing
Alex Parker

A robotic cryostorage solution that provides comprehensive software for both specimen and inventory management; novel labware; and, proactive environmental monitoring.
Cynthia Hudson

Organized by the International IVF Initiative

Session 3: Artificial Intelligence in ART

Host / Moderator Dr Liesl Nel-ThemaatAlex Parker

Introduction to AI in ART
Dr Dean Morbeck

AI and Embryo Selection
Dr Alejandro Badiola-Chavez

AI in PGT-A Decision-Making
Dr Mike Large 

Organized by the International IVF Initiative

Session 4: SARS-CoV-2 and IVF Revisited

Host / Moderator Dr Jacques Cohen & Dr. Dara Berger

A round table discussion to answer some of the many questions from "IVF in the time of COVID-19".

Panelists include: Dr Kay Elder  Dr Lodovico Parmegiani  Dr Pavlo Mazur  Dr Alan ParkerDr Dean MorbeckDr Alison Campbell & Dr Kimball Pomeroy.

Organized by the International IVF Initiative

Supplemental MaterialQ&A

Session 5: In vitro growth (IVG) of human ovarian follicles: future developments

Host / Moderator Dr Colin Howles & Professor Richard Anderson

In vitro growth (IVG) of human ovarian follicles: Background
Professor David Albertini

Moving IVG towards clinical application.
Professor Evelyn Telfer

Organized by the International IVF Initiative


Q&A

Session 6: Introduction to Quality Control - Part I

Host / Moderator Anthony Anderson, DHSc, ELD and Eva Schenkman, MS, TS

Does Temperature Really Matter?
Thomas “Rusty” Pool, PhD, HCLD  
Quality Control in the Digital Age-
- Quality Control in the Cloud by Giles Palmer, BS
- Enhancing Quality Systems with Digital Methods by Carol Curchoe, PhD

Organized by NYMES and START Embryology Societies

Session 7: Assisted reproduction in 2049: will there still be human embryologists?

Host / Moderator Dr Jacques Cohen & Giles Palmer

Soft robotics and potential applications in assisted reproduction
Prof Mini Saaj

Automated annotation of time-lapse
Dr. Arnaud Reignier

A simple and automatic procedure of IVF and Vitrification
Dr. Amir Arav

The robotic embryology lab in a tiny box
Ana Garcia Poyo

Organized by International IVF Initiative

Q&A

Session 8: Rebuilding Ovarian Function

Host / Moderator David Russell & Dr. Cassandra Roeca


Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation-Transplantation technique for Fertility Preservation- clinical management, success rates and future directions
Professor Dror Meirow

Creating an artificial ovary
Professor Christiani Andrade Amorim

Organized by University of Colorado Advanced Reproductive Medicine

Q&A

Session 9: Get Your DNA Fragmentation Out of My Uterine Microbiome

Host / Moderator Anthony Anderson, DHSc, ELD and Eva Schenkman, MS, TS


"The Relevance of Uterine Microbiome in IVF Treatment"
Dr. Inmaculada Moreno 

“Sperm DNA Fragmentation and it’s Impact on IVF Outcomes"
Dr. Alicia Broussard 

Panelists: Cynthia Hudson, Dr. Shawn Breen, Dr. Sharon Anderson, & Dr. Dara Berger

Organized by AAB College of Reproductive Biology (CRB)

Q&A

Session 10: Introduction to Quality Control - Part II

Friday 1 May, 2020. 8PM GMT / 9PM CET / 3PM EST
Host / Moderator Anthony Anderson, DHSc, ELD and Eva Schenkman, MS, TS


Indicators, KPIs and Benchmarking
David Mortimer, PhD

Our second talk is Vienna Consensus and KPIs in Action
Elizabeth Hammond, PhD 

Organized by NYMES and START Embryology Societies

We will be rerecording this session due to poor audio. The current version can be seen below.

Archive Video (Password 3Z@=29mA)Q&A
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Session 11: Moving Sperm Forward

Hosts Dr. Jacques Cohen and Dr. Denny Sakkas


AI Driven Innovations in Automated Semen Analysis: Building A Better Mousetrap.
Dr. Ashok Agarwal

“Nature doesn’t use a centrifuge: Microfluidics and the future of sperm preparation”
Matt Feldman 

Sperm DNA Fragmentation – Unlocking the secrets for the ART professional
Dr. Sandro Esteves 

Organized by the International IVF Initiative

Q&A

Session 12: Patient-friendly and minimal approaches in assisted reproduction

Friday 8 May, 2020. 8PM GMT / 9PM CET / 3PM EST
Hosts Dr. Dean Morbeck & Dr. Jacques Cohen


Streamlining and Affordability of Assisted Reproduction
Dr Kevin Doody

Telemedicine and Home Ultrasonography of Follicular Development
Professor Jan Gerris 

At-home sperm collection. The future of semen analysis, sperm storage, and diagnostic services.
Tom Smith

Assisted reproduction and IN VIVO embryo development
Dr Kevin Doody

Organized by the International IVF Initiative

Session 13: "Differentiation, Isolation, Fertilization and Monopronucleation CRB Abstract Presentations While On Coronacation"

Tuesday 12 May, 2020. 8PM GMT / 9PM CET / 3PM EST
Hosts Dr. Tony Anderson & Dr. Dara Berger


Growth Differentiation Factor 9 (GDF-9) levels in spent culture media and pregnancy outcome
Khalied Kaskar, MS, TS(ABB)

Isolation, Purification and Initial RNA Sequence Analysis of Seminal Fluid Exosomes between Pregnant and Non-Pregnant Intrauterine Insemination Pregnancies
Renee J. Chosed, Ph.D.

The relationship between age and rates of abnormal fertilization following intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
Brent Hanson, M.D

Clinical Benefits of Culturing Monopronucleated Zygotes Derived from Intracytoplasmic Injection Cycles
Kathryn Wozniak, M.Sc.

Panelists:
Dr. Kimball Pomeroy, Dr. Arthur Chang, Dr. Melanie Clemmer, & Dr. Scott Purcell

Organized by AAB College of Reproductive Biology (CRB)

Q&A

Session 14: Under Pressure: Mental Health in Reproductive Science

Hosts Giles Palmer & Dr. Marlane Angle


Embryologists: Occupational Demand & Resultant Stress Outcomes (EODRSO)
Bryan Tully 

Pressure points: UK survey data and practices
Helen Priddle 

Staying Sane: A Guide on Mind/Body Strategies for the Laboratory Professional
Alice Domar

Panelists: 
Dr. Jacques CohenShaista Sadruddin,  Dr. Jose Castilla & Lisa Duran

PRIOR TO THIS SESSION PLEASE COMPLETE THIS SURVEY

Organized by International IVF Initiative

Session 15: Decision-Making, AI and ART

Hosts Alison Campbell & Charlene Alouf


Non-Invasive Embryo selection through Deep learning AI and Time-lapse imaging
Daniella Gilboa 

AI Technology to Improve Embryo Selection using Still Images
Dr. Michelle Perugini

Using Artificial Intelligence to Assess Egg Quality - Innovative Technology and Clinical Applications
Dr. Dan Nayot

Organized by the International IVF Initiative

Session 16: To ICSI or Not to ICSI: How to Maximise Success

Friday 22 May, 2020. 8PM GMT / 9PM CET / 3PM EST
Hosts Dr. Alison Bartolucci & Dr. Mina Alikani


Introduction
Dr. Dean Morbeck 

Minimalist Approach to ICSI Use
Dr. Caroline McCaffrey

Maximizing Fertilization Rates
Dr. Joe Conaghan

How does the sperm trigger oocyte activation and what can be done if activation fails?
Dr. Karl Swann

Organized by the International IVF Initiative

Session 17: Roundtable Discussion with Experts: Daily Hands on Management of IVF Laboratory / What Works and How

Tuesday 26 May, 2020. 8PM GMT / 9PM CET / 3PM EST
Hosts Dr. Zsolt Peter Nagy & Dr. Dawn Kelk


Panelists: Dr. Alison CampbellDr. Barry BehrDr. Dean MorbeckDr. Maria Jose De Los Santos,  Dr. Yelena Pasman,  Dr. Dawn Kelk

Organized by the International IVF Initiative

Special Session: 56th Meeting of the Society for Low Temperature Biology

Host Prof Christiani Amorim - UCLouvain & Dr. Glyn Stacey


Cryobiology of ovarian tissue
Prof Ram Devireddy, Louisiana State University, USA

An overview on ovarian tissue transportation
Dr Janice Vilela, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium 

Panelists: Prof Carolina Lucci, Universidade de Brasília (Brazil)

In collaboration with I³, SLTB will organize a session on ovarian tissue cryopreservation.

Session 18: Breakthroughs in Placental and Uterine Technologies

Friday 29 May, 2020. 3PM GMT / 4PM CET / 10AM EST
PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT TIME
Hosts Dr. Liesl Nel-Themaat & Dr. Thomas Jansson


Great expectations: Development of an Artificial Placenta for Extremely Preterm Infants
Professor Matthew W. Kemp 

Uterus transplantation: research and clinical aspects today and in the future
Professor Mats Brännström 

Organized by the International IVF Initiative

Upcoming Schedule

June 1 - June 7, 2020

Session 19: Interview with Dr. Catherine Racowsky  The President of ASRM &
Dr. Cristina Magli, Chair of ESHRE

Tuesday 2 June, 2020. 8PM GMT / 9PM CET / 3PM EST
Host Dr. Jacques Cohen & Professor Kersti Lundin


i3 Special Interview: The 2 most powerful women IVF!
Listen to their career history, how they got where they are, and their hope and visions of the future for ASRM and ESHRE.

Ask your questions live!

Organized by the International IVF Initiative

Free Registration
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June 8 - June 14, 2020

Session 20: The future of embryology. Technological advant-gardes in embryo selection

9 June, 2020. 8PM GMT / 9PM CET / 3PM EST


Lucia De Santis (President of SIERR) - 5 min introduction of the webinar

Marcos Meseguer (tentative speaker) - 20 min
"The importance of an enhanced and standardized embryo grading in the IVF laboratory: is AI the way forward?"

Maurizio Poli (confirmed speaker) - 20 min
"Past, present and future strategies for enhanced assessment of embryo's genome and reproductive competence in IVF"

Open discussion - 25 min

Moderators:
Francesca Klinger (Director of the scientific committee of SIERR)
Danilo Cimadomo (vice-director of the scientific committee of SIERR)
Catello Scarica (vice-president of SIERR)
Antonio Capalbo (member of the SIERR SIG in reproductive genetics)

Organized by the SIERR and the International IVF Initiative

Free Registration
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June 15 - June 21, 2020

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