Scientific Program

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
08:15AM-08:45AM Breakfast & Coffee
09:00AM-11:00AM Session 1: Future of Reproductive Medicine
Chair: John Zhang, USA
09:00AM-09:20AM Welcome Address:
John Zhang, USA
09:20AM-9:45AM Welcome to The Brave New World of ART: Genetic Modifications, Manufactured Gametes and Exotic Inheritance
Gerald Schatten, USA
09:45AM-10:10AM Telomere Length and Fertility
David Keefe, USA
10:10AM-10:35AM Mitochondria, Growth Hormone, and Embryo Quality: A New Perspective of IVF
Xiaoyan Liang, China
10:35AM-11:00AM Single Cell Whole Genome Amplification Technologies and the Future of Chromosome Screening
Sunney Xie, China
11:00AM-11:30AM Coffee Break, Poster Viewing and Visit the Exhibition
11:30AM-01:00PM Session 2: Fertility Cryopreservation I
Chair: Jacques Donnez, Belgium and David Keefe, USA
11:30AM-12:00PM Oocyte Versus Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation
Sherman Silber, USA
12:00PM-12:30PM Universal Embryo Cryopreservation: Frozen Versus Fresh Transfer
Zaher Merhi, USA
12:30PM-01:00PM The Artificial Ovary: Tips and Tricks
Marie-Madeleine Dolmans, Belgium
01:00PM-01:45PM Lunch Break, Poster Viewing and Visit the Exhibition
01:45PM-03:15PM Session 3: Fertility Cryopreservation II
Chairs: Gerald Schatten, USA and Sherman Silber, USA
01:45PM–02:15PM Physicians’ Perspective on Fertility Preservation – Result of a Survey Done by IVF-Worldwide
Milton Leong, Hong Kong and Zeev Shoham, Israel
02:15PM-02:45PM How to Preserve the Ovarian Reserve in Women with Endometriomas: From Surgery to Oocytes and Ovarian Tissue Freezing
Jacques Donnez, Belgium
02:45PM-03:15PM Oocyte Quality in Natural Cycle vs COH Cycle
Keiichi Kato, Japan
03:15PM-03:40PM Coffee Break, Poster Viewing and Visit the Exhibition
03:40PM-05:00PM Session 4: Embryo Health
Chair: Milton Leong, Hong Kong
03:40PM-04:00PM HER IVF for Oocyte Reconstruction: Prevention of Transmission of Mitochondrial Mutation
John Zhang, USA
04:00PM-04:30PM Mitochondriacs: Is this an Anxiety Disorder Resulting from what We Know, What We Know We Don’t Know and What We Don’t Know That We Don’t Know About Mitochondria?
Gerald Schatten, USA
04:30PM-05:00PM Genetical Markers of Early Embryo Arrest
Valery Zukin, Ukraine
05:00PM-06:00PM Welcome Reception


Thursday, October 26, 2017
08:45AM-09:15AM Breakfast & Coffee
09:30AM-10:30AM Session 5: Protocols for Preparation for Egg Collection
Chairs: Sherman Silber, USA and Ariel Weissman, Israel
09:30AM-10:00AM In Vitro Activation: A New Infertility Treatment for Patients with Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI)
Kazuhiro Kawamura, Japan
10:00AM-10:30AM Primordial Follicle Recruitment and Ovarian Reserve
Sherman Silber, USA
10:30AM-11:00AM Coffee Break, Poster Viewing and Visit the Exhibition
11:00AM-12:30PM Session 6: Implantation
Chairs: Marie-Madeleine Dolmans, Belgium and Katrin Hinrichs, USA
11:00AM-11:30AM Endometrial Preparation
Zitao Liu, USA
11:30AM-12:00PM How to Make the Best Use of the Natural Cycle for Frozen-Thawed Embryo Transfer?
Ariel Weissman, Israel
12:00PM-12:30PM The Place of Surgical Approaches in the Management of Myomas Related Infertility
Jacques Donnez, Belgium
12:30PM-01:15PM Lunch Break, Poster Viewing and Visit the Exhibition
01:15PM-02:15PM Session 7: Special Session
Chair: Keiichi Kato, Japan
01:15PM-01:45PM Clinical ICSI in the horse: differences and similarities to human in an in vitro maturation-based system
Katrin Hinrichs, USA
01:45PM-02:15PM Mosaicism in Human Embryos: Biology and Clinical Outcome
Santiago Munne, USA
02:15PM-03:15PM Session 8: Innovation in the field of reproduction
Chair: Milton Leong, Hong Kong
02:15PM-02:45PM Contextualizing Reproductive Strategies when Building a Mammalian Ovary
David Albertini, USA
02:45PM-03:15PM Diagnosis of Parental Balanced Reciprocal Translocations by Trophectoderm Biopsy and Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening
Liam Liu, USA
15:15-15:30 Coffee Break, Poster Viewing and Visit the Exhibition
03:30PM-04:50PM Session 9: Nuclear transfer and ovarian aging
Chair: John Zhang, USA
03:30PM–03:50PM Clinical Overview and Diagnosis of Pediatric Mitochondrial Diseases
Kimihiko Oishi, USA
03:50PM-04:10PM Nuclear Transfer: Clinical Application
John Zhang, USA
04:10PM-04:30PM Comparison of the Methods of Nuclear Transfer (GV, Spindle, Pronuclei)
Pavlo Mazur, Ukraine
04:30PM-04:50PM Closing Remarks
John Zhang, USA
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