2019 World Congress - Friday Agenda
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April 12, 2019


8:00 – 18:00        Registration Open


8:00 – 19:30        Exhibits


8:00 - 9:00            Merck Foundation Symposium

Red Hall


8:00 – 9:30           ASRM Embryo Transfer Session 1

Room TBD           Speakers: Keith Ray, BA; Richard Reindollar, MD; Samantha Pfiefer, MD; William Hurd, MD, MPH


9:00 - 9:30            Keynote Lecture 2: TITLE TBA

Red Hall                Chairs: Hefeng Huang MS; Robert Norman, MD

                  Speaker: Jie Qiao, MD, PhD



9:30 - 10:00         Keynote Lecture 3: Genome Engineering and Germline Gene Therapies

Red Hall               Chairs: Hefeng Huang, MS; Robert Norman, MD

                 Speaker: Hui Yang, PhD


10:00 – 10:15      REFRESHMENT BREAK


10:15 - 11:00      David Healey Endowed Lecture: Evidenced-based Medicine

Red Hall               Chairs: Basil Tarlatzis, MD, PhD; Jiaying Liu

                 Speaker: Johannes L.N Evers, MD, PhD


11:100 - 12:30      Parallel Session 1


Blue Hall              Trilogy 2 – Toxicants

                              Chairs: Oladapo Ashiru, MD, PhD;  and Yun Sun


                  11:00 - 11:30       Epidemiology of Reproductive Outcomes

                        Speaker: Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH


                 11:30 – 12:00      Sperm Counts, Testicular Cancers, and the Environment

                                                        Speaker: Neils Skakkebaek, MD


                 12:00 – 12:30      What to Tell Patients

                       Speaker: Jaideep Malhotra, MD



Gold Hall              Trilogy 3 - Embryo Selection

                              Chairs: Cristina Magli and Richeng Qian


                  11:00 – 11:30      Non-invasive Embryo Assessment

                        Speaker: Catherine Racowsky, PhD


                 11:30 – 12:00       Embryo Biopsy

                                                          Speaker: Luca Gianaroli, MD


                 12:00 – 12:30      PGT using In Vivo Embryos recovered by Uterine  Lavage

                                                         Speaker: John Buster, MD



Room TBD           ESHRE Symposium

                 11:00 – 11:30      Is Sperm Selection Feasible and Does it Improve ICSI Outcome?

                                                         Speaker: Jackson Kirkman-Brown


                 11:30 – 12:30    Are Differences in the Formulation of Commercial Culture Media Justified by Evidence?

                     Speaker: Roger Sturmey, PhD



Room TBD           ASRM Embryo Transfer Session 2

                             Speakers: Keith Ray, BA; Richard Reindollar, MD; Samantha Pfiefer, MD; William Hurd, MD, MPH


12:30 - 13:30       Lunch and Exhibits

Gold Hall


12:30 - 13:30     Special Education Session

Red Hall              HSG in 2019


                 Chair: Neil Johnson


                 Infertility Work Up - Practice Overview including HSG Value and Outcomes

      Speaker Professor GuanJing, China


                 Oil Based or Water Based Contrast Media for HSG in Women with Infertility? 

                 A Review of the Evidence

      Speaker Professor Neil Johnson, New Zealand   


                 The Truth About the Mechanism of Action of Oil Based Contrast Media -

                 Tubal Flushing, Uterine Bathing or Peritoneal Bathing?

      Speaker TBA


Blue Hall               Abbott

                             Speaker: TBD


12:30 - 14:00       IFFS General Assembly 1


14:00  - 15:30      Parallel Session 2      

Red Hall              Trilogy 4:  Endometriosis

                            Chairs: Rishma Pai, MD; Cii-Ruey Tseng


                 14:00 – 14:30      Genetics and Relationship to Pathogenesis

                        Speaker: Krina Zondervan, Dphil                              


                14:30 – 15:00      Epidemiology and Associated Disorders

                                                       Speaker: Stacey Missmer, ScD


                15:00 – 15:30      Pain and Reproductive Surgery

                       Speaker: Neil Johnson


Blue Hall            Trilogy Session 5:  PGT     

                           Chairs: Luca Gianaroli, MD and Catherine Racowsky, PhD


      14:00 – 14:30    Spectrum of Single Gene Disorder and   Implementation

                     Speaker: Svetlana Rechitsky, PhD                                                            


               14:30 – 15:00      Next Generation Sequencing and Detection of Aneuploidy

                      Speaker: David Cram, PhD 


                           15:00 – 15:30      Who Should (and Should Not) Undergo PGT?

                      Speaker: Joe Leigh Simpson, MD             



Room TBD           JSRM Symposium – Recent Advance of Reproductive Medicine in Japan 

       Chair: Osamu Ishihara, MD, PhD; Tomohiko Ichikawa, MD, PhD


       14:00 – 14:30      Assisted Reproductive Technology in Japan: Investigation of the Latest Japanese Nationwide Registry of 2016

                                  Speaker: Seung Chik Jwa, MD, PHD


                14:30 – 15:00      A novel device for male infertility screening with smartphone semen analysis

                      Speaker: Yoshitomo Kobori, MD, PhD


                15:00 – 15:30      Improving in vitro spermatogenesis with organ culture methods

                      Speaker: Takehiko Ogawa, MD, PhD



Room TBD           African Fertility Society Symposium

                             Chair: TBA



Room TBD           ASRM Embryo Transfer Session 3

                            Speakers: Keith Ray, BA; Richard Reindollar, MD; Samantha Pfiefer, MD; William Hurd, MD, MPH


14:30 – 15:30       ORAL ABSTRACT PRESENTATIONS 1 
Room TBD           ANDROLOGY 
                             Chair(s): TBD

                            Abstracts: OR01 - OR05



                          MALE AND FEMALE INFERTILITY
                         Chair(s): TBD

                          Abstracts: OR06 - OR10


15:30 - 16:130        Parallel Session 3

Room TBD           Panel 1: Manage of Mosiac Embryos

                             Panel Leader:  Tina Buchholz

                             Panelists: TBD


Room TBD           Panel 2: Ovarian Induction with Diminished Ovariant Reserve (DOR)

                            Panel Leader: Anna Smirnova, MD, PhD

                  Panelists: Klaus Diedrich; Adrian Ellenbogen; Valerija Magomedova; KK Iswaran


Room TBD           Panel 3: Adjunct Therapy for Poor Oocyte Quality

                             Panel Leader:    Xiaoxi Sun, MD

                             Panelists: TBD


Room TBD           Panel 4: From Conception To Birth, How To Have A Healthy Baby Home Following ART   

                  Panel Leader: Gian Carlo di Renzo

                             Panelists: Fady Sharara, BS, MD; Scott Nelson; Liona Poon; Yariv Yogev, MD


Room TBD           Debate 1: Mild Endometriosis should be Routinely Treated in the Infertile Patient to Help Improve Fertility

                            Chairs: David Adamson, MD; and Weisun Guo

                            Pro: Rishma Pai, MD

                            Con: Neil Johnson


Room TBD           Debate 2: All Cycles Should Be Frozen

                  Chairs: Edgar Mocanu, MD; and Dan Zhang

                             Pro: Tin Chiu Li, MD

                            Con: Ho Manh Tuong, MD


Chair: TBD

                       Abstracts: OR12 - OR17


15:30 – 17:15      ASRM Embryo Transfer Session 4

                            Speakers: Keith Ray; Richard Reindollar; Samantha Pfiefer; William Hurd, MD, MPH


16:30 - 16:45       REFRESHMENT BREAK



16:45 - 17:15       Keynote Lecture 4: Epigenetics/Reproductive Toxicants

Red Hall              Chairs: Alan DeCherney, MD; Osamu Ishihara

                 Speaker: Linda Giudice, MD, PhD



17:15 - 17:45       Keynote Lecture 5: Stem Cells

Red Hall              Chairs: Alan DeCherney, MD; Osamu Ishihara, MD, PhD

                 Speaker: Katsuhiko Hayashi, PhD



17:45  - 18:45      Parallel Session 4


Room TBD           Panel 5: Surgery to Enhance Fertility

                            Panel Leader: Gabriel  de Candolle, MD

                 Panelist: TBD


Room TBD           Panel 6: Hormonal Replacement 

                             Panel Leader: Mazen El-Zibdeh, MD

                  Panelist: TBD


Room TBD           Panel 7: Systemic Diseases Associated with Infertility

                             Panel Leader: Bart Fauser, MD, PhD

                             Panelist: TBD


Room TBD           Panel 8: Safety of ART in Africa                

                             Panel Leader: Faye Iketubosin, MD

                  Panelist: Edem Hiadzi, Moise Fiadjoe, James Olobo-Olalobo


Room TBD           Panel 9: Counseling for the Infertile Couple

                            Panel Leader: Jacky Boivin, PhD

                 Panelist: TBD


Room TBD           Debate 3: Immunotherapy Is Not For Routine Use in Treatment of Recurrent Miscarriage

                            Chairs: Carlos Simon, MD; KK Iswaran, MD

                 Pro: Nandita Palshetkar, MD

                            Con: Sarah Robertson, MD


Room TBD           Debate 4: IVF Should Be Offered Only If Less Invasive Strategies, Including Expectant Management, Have Failed or Are Contraindicated.

                              Chairs: Osamu Ishihara

                   Pro: Ben Mol, MD

                             Con: Kurt Barnhart, MD


18:30 - 19:30       Reception with Exhibitors

                             Poster Presentations Session 2


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