Midwest Reproductive Symposium international

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06/05/2019 - 06/08/2019 All day
The Drake Hotel
Phone:1-800-55-DRAKE
Address: 140 East Walton Place, Chicago, IL 60611-1545

 

Midwest Reproductive Symposium International (MRSi), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is an educational event that began in 2003 to promote the timely discussion of issues relevant to reproductive medicine.  The primary objective is the provision of high quality, appropriate, continuing medical education for physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, scientists, and business experts engaged in the practice of and research in reproductive medicine.

The 3-day MRSi program consists of a mix of lectures, panel discussions and interactive workshops.  It offers attendees a unique opportunity to network with colleagues and exhibitors in casual and formal educational settings and to share knowledge and experiences in several rapidly advancing fields within reproductive medicine.

Participants are also given the opportunity to attend specialized programming in the following areas:

  • MRSi-Scientific Session: The founding pillar of MRSi, this main stage session, focuses on sharing knowledge, best practices, and advancements in reproductive medicine, by some of the brightest and innovative thought leaders in our field.
  • Nurse & Clinical Practicum: As one of the only nursing education opportunities offered in the United States today, the Nurse & Clinical Practicum is a program specifically designed for nurses by nurses that is an integral part of the MRSi conference.
  • Business Minds Program: The Business Minds program session is an educational platform created for reproductive medical professionals to gather and discuss innovative trends and thought-provoking concepts within the business world of reproductive medicine.
  • REI Fellows Program: A unique opportunity offered to fellows within the reproductive medical field. Fellows share and display their research to medical professionals attending the conference. The top research will be shared as an oral presentation during the Scientific Session.
  • Mental Health of ART Patients: A captivating forum that brings together experts of the mental health profession and reproductive medicine colleagues for an open discussion on how to counsel patients who face difficult decisions.
  • CEO Summit: A special CEO Summit dinner meeting allows an opportunity for only the top business leaders to collaborate on timely issues.

 


 

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  • 07/29/2019 - 07/31/2019 All day

     

    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. In the spectacular Crown Room, participants can enjoy breakfast and refreshments and interaction with numerous exhibitors. 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, stimulation strategies for the poor responder and the role of mild ovarian stimulation, optimization of embryo culture, the roles of embryo energy supplies and Co-Q10 in improving mitochondrial function in aging women, difficult cases with ICSI, the critical importance of single embryo transfer in maximizing perinatal outcomes, genetic evaluation of the infertile couple and early pregnancy, management of mosaic embryos, maternal immunogenetics, and practical aspects of transfer technique. A laboratory mini-symposium directed by Dr. William Schoolcraft will cover cryostorage safety, optimizing embryo biopsy, improving embryo metabolism in vitro, mechanisms of embryo self-correction, and the developing field of non-invasive embryo assessment.

    Dr. Antonio Pellicer, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Valencia, Spain, Founder, Insituto Valenciano de Infertilidad (IVI), and co-editor of Fertility and Sterility, will describe developing techniques to awaken oocytes in women with ovarian failure. Dr. Amander Clark, Professor and Chair of the Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental biology at the University of California Los Angeles, will update us on the fascinating science of producing gametes from stem cells. Dr. Dominique de Ziegler, Professor of Gynecology, University of Paris, will discuss how endometrial inflammation, infection and aberrations of the endometrial microbiome can prevent implantation.

    Target Audience

    The target audience for this initiative includes physicians, fellows, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, embryologists and other allied health professionals in the field of IVF.

    Objectives

    At the completion of the course, participants should be able to:

    • Describe standard, successful methods of each aspect of the clinical practice of assisted reproductive technology and in particular the very significant advantages of deferred embryo transfer, made possible through vitrification; alternatives to full stimulation; prevention of OHSS; the role of health and lifestyle issues in the male and female; time-lapse monitoring of embryos; aging of the oocyte; management of mosaicism with comprehensive chromosome screening; optimal hormone replacement for embryo transfer; and critical aspects of embryo transfer technique.
    • Discuss aspects of embryo culture and embryo manipulation and management to achieve optimal results with IVF.
    • Identify options for fertility preservation for the woman with cancer, and immunologic aspects of implantation.

     


     

     


     

  • 09/19/2019 - 09/21/2019 All day

     

    We will be at booth #507!

     

    As the President of the CFAS, it gives me great pleasure to invite you to our 2019 Annual Meeting to be held in Ottawa, out nation's capital. This is the 65th annual meeting of the CFAS and it will be a very special meeting in celebration of this milestone! We have an exciting lineup of speakers from Canada and around the word. The theme of 2019's meeting is "It Takes a Village to Create an Embryo". An entire team of very skilled people in multiple disciplines is essential for us to successfully help those who suffer from infertility or who require assistance from third parties to have children.

    Some of the topics to be explored include: optimizing the interdisciplinary fertility team to provide the very best care, integrating research with the fertility team, and improving access for remote communities based on a model used in Africa. There will be fantastic sessions for clinicians and basic scientists on the latest in genetics related to reproductive biology, on fertility preservation, the science of implantation, oogenesis, optimizing the luteal phase, hysteroscopy and treatment of poor responders, and much more.

    For the andrology group, they will learn about the use of robotics too select sperm from IVF and the effect of cannabis on human sperm. There will be amazing sessions on reproductive law, counselling, nursing and ethics. There will also be a futuristic talk on how the "village" may look in the future. We will even have a fascinating talk on IVF for endangered species! I am so excited about the quality of the speakers that have agreed to come and the incredible learning experience that all of the attendees will have.