13th Annual Clinical Embryologist's Summit
University of Wisconsin27 March 2012
Fluno Center, Madison, WI
May 4th - May 5th, 2012
The Clinical Embryologist's Summit Conference is an annual event designed to give participants a small, informal setting in which to share ideas and interact with invited speakers and other embryologists. The focus of the Summit is on the laboratory and an essential component of this unique meeting is the fostering of interaction and meaningful discussions/debates on relevant topics. This year's Summit will focus on the male side of ART. Topics of discussion will include limitations of current methodologies used to analyze, process and select the best sperm for ART, and introduction of novel methods to improve upon these current approaches.
Invited speakers and topics include:
Denny Sakkas, PhD,(Keynote Speaker) -Paternal Effects on Reproduction -Novel Technologies for Selecting the Best Sperm for IVF and ICSI
Kimball Pomeroy, PhD, HCLD - Sperm Preparation Techniques
Ashok Agarwal, PhD, HCLD - Reactive Oxygen Species and Male Infertility: An Evidence Based Review
Grace Centola, PhD, HCLD - Is the Comprehensive Semen Analysis Obsolete?
David McCulloh, PhD, HCLD - Does Semen Analysis Predict ART Success?
A reception at 6:00 will precede dinner and the keynote speaker the evening of Friday May 4th beginning at 7:00PM. The conference is scheduled to end at 4:00PM CDST on Saturday.
Registration is limited to 75 participants and must be completed on-line through University of Wisconsin Conference Services at: https://events.uwex.uwc.edu/cos/getdemo.ei?id=28004&s=_5XS0QV7QR
The registration fee for the Summit Conference is $100 (US) which includes the reception dinner on May 4th as well as breakfast and lunch on May 5th. Please make sure to select your dinner choice when registering.
Participants are responsible for arranging their own accommodations. Rooms are available at the Fluno Center and can be reserved by calling and asking for the Embryologist's Summit Conference or visiting: http://fluno.com/
Continuing education credit for the conference is available and materials for credit will be provided.