Young Investigator Award
The Young Investigator Award at the 2017 ART World Congress, which will be awarded this year by the New Hope Fertility Center (NHFC) and The Catherine Foundation for Reproductive Medicine, aims to highlight the high-quality research done by young professionals in the area of the assisted reproduction in New York and with the potential of publication in international journals.
The jury of this award is dominated by heavyweights in the field of reproductive technology with experience in international publication and in the arbitration of medical articles in magazines of great prestige. The winning work will be selected with criteria similar to those that could lead to an international publication.
New Hope Fertility Center Young Investigator Award for Assisted Reproductive Technologies 2017
The New Hope Fertility Center Award for ART personifies New Hope Fertility Center’s priority to maintain its leadership in reproductive medicine by generating innovative research and encouraging continued development in the field of assisted reproductive technologies. The award aims to identify outstanding researchers with the potential to advance science and change the current practice of reproductive medicine.
The NHFC Young Scientist Award for ART aims to recognize some of the most distinguished young researchers who, early in their careers, demonstrate outstanding potential at the frontiers of scientific knowledge in the area of assisted reproduction. The ultimate goal is to foster innovation and long-term development in science and technology, improve the connections between basic research and patient-oriented practice, and highlight the importance of science and technology in the future of our specialty.
The Young Scientist Award is the most prestigious international recognition granted to young researchers in the area of assisted reproduction. The award will be presented during the Annual ART World Congress of 2017 in New York City, and according to the evaluation committee’s decision. To be a candidate for the New Hope Fertility Center Young Investigator Award 2017, the candidate must present an original research work carried out at a professional institution and be less than 35 years old at the time of enrollment. The winner of the New Hope Fertility Center Young Investigator Award 2017 will receive a cash prize and funding to present their work at the Annual Symposium on Optimal approach to ART 2018.
The New Hope Fertility Center Young Investigator Award on ART 2017 will be awarded within the framework of the Symposium held in October 2017 at The Plaza in the New York City, NY.
- Award presentation at award ceremony
- Payment of travel expenses (ie flight, lodging and invitation to dinner of speakers)
- Symposium registration scholarship
- Cash rewards
Meet the Jury
John J. Zhang MD, MSc, PhD, HCLD
FOUNDER & MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF NEW HOPE FERTILITY CENTER
A pioneer in minimally invasive fertility treatments, Dr. John Zhang founded the New Hope Fertility Center in 2004 and has since opened centers in Mexico, China and Russia. Dr. John Zhang graduated from Zhejiang University Medical School, obtained his Master’s degree from the University of Birmingham (UK), and the PhD degree from the University of Cambridge (UK), to become in 2001 The first Fellow of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the NYU School of Medicine. With notable achievements in the area of assisted reproduction, Dr. Zhang was recognized in 2011 as “New York’s Top Doctor”. In 2016, John Zhang created the world’s first 3-person baby from Spindle Nuclear Transfer.
Prof. Yanping Kuang MD, PhD
DIRECTOR OF ASSISTED REPRODUCTION, NINTH HOSPITAL, SHANGHAI
Dr. Yanping Kuang received his doctoral degree (PhD) from Fudan University Medical School in 1993, has worked in the field of Assisted Reproduction since 1995 and is currently director of the assisted reproduction department of affiliated Ninth Hospital To the Jiaotong Medical School in Shanghai. Dr. Kuang has been promoting “universal” cryopreservation since 2011 and is a pioneer in approaching ovarian stimulation in the context of high levels of progesterone. He is also one of the pioneers in performing IVF in natural cycles, moderate stimulation and cryopreservation with vitrification. He is currently in charge of several PhD candidates, and has multiple patents related to the clinical embryology laboratory and assisted reproductive technologies.
Jacques Cohen MSc, PhD, HCLD
CHIEF EDITOR RBM ONLINE
Jacques Cohen is an experienced clinical embryologist and laboratory director. He is the director of The ART Institute of Washington. Jacques Cohen is one of the founders of Reprogenetics, an independent US-based PGD service and director of the Tyho-Galileo Research Laboratories – an organization that promotes and conducts research in the areas of human fertilization and pre-implantation. He is also the Scientific Director of IVF-Online. He was trained in the 1970’s at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Netherlands, as a Reproduction Scientist specializing in cryobiology and in-vitro fertilization. Jacques Cohen was an embryologist at the Bourn Hall Clinic, the first IVF clinic in the world, led by Robert G. Edwards (Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2010) and migrated to the US in 1985. He is the author of more than 200 publications and several books text. He has developed several techniques that are nowadays used in IVF laboratories. Jacques Cohen is the Chief Editor of Reproductive Biomedicine Online magazine and publisher for North America of Zygote. He was the founder of Alpha – Scientists in Reproductive Medicine and one of the founders of the International Society for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGDIS). He is associated with several laboratories involved in IVF and PGD in Europe and the USA. His interests are embryonic viability, cryopreservation and the development of tests and tools for IVF laboratories. He was the founder of Alpha – Scientists in Reproductive Medicine and one of the founders of the International Society for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGDIS). He is associated with several laboratories involved in IVF and PGD in Europe and the USA. His interests are embryonic viability, cryopreservation and the development of tests and tools for IVF laboratories. He was the founder of Alpha – Scientists in Reproductive Medicine and one of the founders of the International Society for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGDIS). He is associated with several laboratories involved in IVF and PGD in Europe and the USA. His interests are embryonic viability, cryopreservation and the development of tests and tools for IVF laboratories.
Alejandro Chávez-Badiola MD
Founder and Medical Director of New Hope Fertility Center Mexico
Founder and Medical Director of New Hope Fertility Center Mexico, Dr. Chavez-Badiola is recognized as the world leader in minimally assisted approaches to assisted reproduction. Among other acknowledgments, Dr Chávez-Badiola was accredited with “full registration” to the General Medical Council (GMC) of the United Kingdom, received in 2005 the “Highly Skilled Specialist Sponsorship” of the British Council and later the Annual Award of the IVF-Lite Foundation in 2011 (India). He is the author of the first book published worldwide on IVF treatments with minimal stimulation and natural cycles (Textbook on Minimal Stimulation IVF and Natural Cycle IVF). He has served as ad hoc peer reviewer for the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (BJOG), Green Top Guidelines, And Scientific Opinion Papers of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (RCOG). His areas of interest are embryonic activation, ovular reconstruction and new ovarian stimulation protocols.
Prof. Charles Kingsland MD, FRCOG
FOUNDER & DIRECTOR OF HEWITT FERTILITY CENTER
Charles Kingsland is the founder and director of the Hewitt Fertility Center, the largest assisted reproduction facility in the United Kingdom. Prof. Charles Kingsland has been at the forefront of developing fertility services in Britain for over 20 years. He is currently Board Member and Fellow of the Royal College of Gynecology and Obstetrics of the United Kingdom (RCOG), as well as Chairman of the Executive Board of the British Fertility Society, and Medical Adviser on Assisted Reproduction For the Health Strategy Authorities in the East of England and the Thames Valley.
- The works submitted for competition must consist of original research, be related to human reproduction and techniques of assisted reproduction, and have been carried out in Mexican institutions.
- No research work submitted to a competition must be published or submitted before the date of submission of the award and its presentation at the Annual Symposium on Optimal Approach on ART 2017
- The principal author must be enrolled in a recognized program of residence in gynecology, reproductive medicine, urology, endocrinology, radiology and image, or be studying the diploma / course of high specialty in andrology or gynecological laparoscopy.
- The lead author may also be a veterinarian, biologist or embryologist in a training program recognized by Mexican institutions dedicated to human reproduction or carrying out animal research that could be applied to the field of human reproduction.
- The lead author may also be a graduate of any of the above areas provided he or she has not completed more than 5 years of training and is not yet 35 years old at the time of enrolling in this contest.
- Thesis work can be considered for this competition as long as it consists of original research, meets the selection criteria and is presented in the format described in these bases
- All works must be entered in competition as extended abstracts, electronically and directly on the contest page (www). No work sent by any means other than stipulated will be received.
- Extended abstracts should adhere strictly to the guidelines stipulated in the “format for registration of research papers” as described on this page.
- The author will receive (in no more than 24 hours) a notice confirming the receipt of his work and his inclusion in the contest. In case you do not receive this confirmation notice you should consider your work as not received and you must forward your work or contact the organizing committee.
- Only one paper per main author will be accepted and no more than 2 papers per co-author will be accepted. A maximum of 5 authors and co-authors are allowed for registered work.
- The principal author is solely responsible for complying with the research protocols stipulated by the institution where he has carried out his research (eg approval of committees), as well as the approval of co-authors to register his research work to this competition.
- During the evaluation process the names of authors and institutions will be unknown by jurors. However, in the case of any of the organizing institutions participating in a competition with research papers, these works may not be taken for evaluation to any member of the jury that is part of such institutions.
- In the event that the jury unanimously considers that no work meets the expected standard, the prize will be considered as a desert.
- The decision of the jury is final. All disputes not provided for in this call will be resolved by the organizing committee and will also be considered as unappealable.
The reception of works for competition will be open from January 2, 2017 and will close on September 1, 2017.
From the moment of receipt until September 30th, authors can be contacted by a representative of the evaluation committee with questions about their research work, which must be answered to satisfaction within a maximum of 5 days.
The works selected for final evaluation must submit their complete article no later than May 15, 2016. The evaluation process of these works will end in June and the winner will be announced during the month of July through the Page of this congress.
The award will be presented in October, in New York City, NY, during the Annual Symposium on Optimal Approach on ART 2017
Format for registration of research papers
To subscribe your work to the competition it must be presented as an extended abstract in English language and in accordance with the sections that follow. The format of these sections are designed to allow cutting / copying and pasting directly from a Word file. Papers sent in a language other than English will not be considered for this contest.