Session 128: The Future of freezing Part 1
Tuesday, 5th March (3 pm EST / 8 pm UK / 9 pm
After the webinar
This webinar is kindly sponsored by Future Fertility
Ms. Jullin Fjeldstad and Dr. Dan Nayot
Fast and Furious: New strategies in oocyte and embryo vitrification and warming- Dr. Juergen Liebermann
Long-term preservation of germ cells and gonadal tissues at ambient temperatures- Dr. Pierre Comizzoli
Techniques of Cryopreservation for Ovarian Tissue and Whole Ovary: vitrification vs slow-Dr. Amir Ara
Q and A
Ms. Jullin Fjeldstad
Jullin Fjeldstad began her fertility career at the Victoria Fertility Centre in 2007, quickly becoming a senior embryologist and successfully holding the position of laboratory director for several years. She has a BSc. in Biology from the University of Victoria, Canada and a MSc. in Clinical Embryology from the University of Leeds, UK; achieving distinction in both areas. She has always held a passion for innovative ART technologies aimed to improve the fertility journey and patient IVF outcomes. Today, Jullin is the Head of Clinical Embryology and Scientific Operations for Future Fertility. She works closely with partnering clinics to ensure smooth onboarding of innovative AI-based tools within their laboratories. Additionally, she oversees Future Fertility’s scientific project collaborations, bringing research findings to international fertility conferences.
Dr. Dan Nayot
Dr Dan Nayot is a practicing Reproductive Endocrinologist & Infertility (REI) Specialist at The Reproductive Care Centre in Canada and the Medical Director at The Fertility Partners, a North American network of IVF clinics. He is also the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer at Future Fertility. Dr. Nayot completed his BSc Mathematics at University of Toronto, MD at Western University, Master of Clinical Epidemiology at Harvard, FRCSC in ObGyn at University of Toronto, and REI Fellowship at McGill University. He is committed to innovation and data-driven research to optimize the patient experience and expand access to fertility care. With Future Fertility, he brings his extensive knowledge in medicine and mathematics together to solve the gaps he has experienced in over a decade of clinical practice.
Dr. Juergen Liebermann
Working in the field of IVF since 1995, Dr. Liebermann is the Director of Laboratory Services at the Chicago based Fertility Centers of Illinois partnered with the US Fertility | Ovation | RMA New York Network. He received his doctoral degree from the Technical University Munich in Bavaria/Germany in 1995 and his postdoctoral thesis in 2004 qualified him as a University Lecturer in Experimental Reproductive Medicine at the Bavarian University of Wuerzburg, Germany. He contributed more than 160 oral presentations at national and international meetings, and has authored more than 66 abstracts, papers book chapters in reproductive science. In 2007, and 2016 he co-authored a book with Dr. Michael Tucker titled Vitrification in Human Assisted Reproduction. He is a member of ASRM, ESHRE, and ABB. He also serves as an ad Hoc reviewer for Fertility & Sterility, Human Reproduction, Reproductive Biomedicine Online, and many more.
Dr. Pierre Comizzoli
Pierre Comizzoli started his career more 30 years ago as a research veterinarian in South America and Africa. He then completed a PhD in 2000 on in vitro fertilization in bovine and deer species. In 2002, he joined the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute in Washington, DC to develop new cryo-banking projects on gametes and gonadal tissues from rare and endangered species. He also coordinates reproductive monitoring and artificial inseminations in different species (including giant pandas, clouded leopards, or Eld’s deer). Since 2007, he is the Program Leader of a Smithsonian-wide initiative to improve the management and use of frozen biomaterial collections within the Institution.
Dr. Amir Ara
Dr. Arav has received his bachelor's degree (B.Sc) in Animal Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M) degree from the University of Bologna, Italy. His PhD degree in neuroscience physiology and biomedical engineering was a combined project of the University of Bologna and the University of California at Berkeley. His post doctorate was done at the Center for Bio-stabilization, University of California at Davis. Dr. Arav is a leading scientist in the field of cryobiology and reproduction with over 150 related publications and 300 patents currently Dr. Arav is also voluntary assistance professor in the university of Miami school of medicine FL, USA