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ALPHA 2014 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

ALPHA

08 April 2014

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May 9, 2014

Time   08.00-08.15

Welcome by Alpha Chair
Basak Balaban

I. SESSION WHAT REGULATES EMBRYO IMPLANTATION? ‐ AND HOW TO IMPROVE IT?  

Chairs: Peter Nagy, Timur Gürgan

08.15-08:40 The Endometrium: Role of Stimulation and Adjuvants on Receptivity
Carlos Simon

08.40-09.05 The Embryo: Stage of Transfer and Role of Transfer Medium
Basak Balaban

09.05-09.30 Impact of Laboratory Conditions
Kersti Lundin

09.30-09:45 Discussion

09.45-10.15 Coffee Break

10.15-11.15 Satellite Symposium - Vitrolife
Chair: David Gardner, Local Co-chairs: Aycan Isiklar, Evrim Unsal

II. SESSION MANAGING THE ART CLINIC  
Chairs: Alan Thornhill, Gürkan Uncu

11.15-11.40 Is there an Optimal IVF Clinic? Pros and Cons of Research vs. Routine Oriented? Technological Leadership vs. Followers
Julius Hreinsson

11.40-12.05 Quality Control - Benchmarking
David Mortimer

12.05-12.30 Cognitive Bias in Decision Making in ART, How to Improve?
Jan Lindvall

12.30-12.45 Discussion

12.45-13.45 Lunch

13.45-14.45 Satellite Symposium - Serono
Chair: Diego Ezcurra, Local Co-chair: Cihan Halicigil

III. SESSION FREE COMMUNICATIONS  
Chairs: Daniel Brison, Ersan Dönmez

14.45-14.55 Selected Abstract 1

14.55-15.05 Selected Abstract 2

15.05-15.15 Selected Abstract 3

15.15-15.25 Selected Abstract 4

15.25-15.35 Selected Abstract 5

15.35-15.45 Discussion

15.45-16.15 Coffee Break

IV. SESSION OMICS and ART - CAN WE TRUST ANY OF THESE TESTS?  
Chairs: Cristina Joana Marques, Necati Fındıklı

16.15-16.40 Cumulus Gene Expression
Tom Adriaenssens

16.40-17.05 Arrays for Aneuploidy Screening
Dagan Wells

17.05-17.30 Transcriptomics of the Early Embryo
Marc Andre Sirard

17.30-18.00 Round Table Discussion

19.00-22.00 Welcome Cocktail & Visual ART Show May 10, 2014


Time   I. SESSION LIFESTYLE AND REPRODUCTION  
Chairs: David Gardner, Sinan Özkavukçu

09.00-09.25 Role of Parental Diet
Julie Owens

09.25-09.50 Probiotica and Gametes - Do the Bacteria in Our Guts Affect our Gametes?
Kelton Tremelen

09.50-10.15 Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
Martha Susiarjo

10.15-10.30 Discussion

10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

11.00-11.25 "International Standardization of Knowledge, Skill, Certification of Clinical Embryology: Summary of the Consensus Meeting"
Sharon Mortimer

II. SESSION CRYOPRESERVATION  
Chairs: Alpesh Doshi, Mehmet Cıncık

11.25-11.50 Oocyte Banking; Now a Reality for IVF?
Peter Nagy

11.50-12.15 Aseptic Vitrification; Is It Really Required?
Ana Cobo

12.15-12.30 Discussion

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.30 Satellite Symposium - Unisense Fertilitech
Chair: Inge E. Agerholm, Local Co-chairs: Elif Ergin, Faruk Bener   Use of the EmbryoScope™ time-lapse system in a clinical setting

Welcome & Introduction
Workflow using the EmbryoScope(R) time-lapse system
Cristina Hickman, Boston Place Clinic, London UK

Experience from a 100% time-lapse clinic: Benefits and results
Nikica Zaninovic, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA


III. SESSION TECHNOLOGIES  
Chairs: Kersti Lundin, Erol Tavmergen

14.30-14.55 Biopsy of Eggs/Embryos – What is the Best Stage and the Best Technique
Alan Thornhill

14.55-15.20 Can We Replenish the Ovarian Reserve? – Science or Fiction?
Evelyn Telfer

15.20-15.50 Coffee Break

15.50-16.15 Timelapse / Morphometrics
Thorir Hardarson

16.15-16.40 Diagnosis of Embryo Viability: Can It Be Quantitated?
David Gardner

16.40-17.00 Roundtable Discussion

IV. SESSION   17.00-18.00 General Assembly 20.00 Beach Party May 11, 2014


Time   I. SESSION THE SPERM  
Chairs: Aidita James, Engin Enginsu

09.00-09.25 Epigenetics of the Male Gamete
Cristina Joana Marques

09.25-09.50 Are Antioxidants Required Systemically or in the Test Tube?
Kelton Tremellen

09.50-10.15 Sperm Chromatin Assessment
Ashok Agarwal

10.15-10.30 Discussion

10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

II. SESSION ONCOFERTILITY  
Chairs: Julius Hreinsson, Tülay İrez

11.00-11.25 Ovarian Cryopreservation and Clinical Outcomes
Claus Yding Andersen

11.25-11.50 Follicle Development in Vitro
Johan Smitz

11.50-12.00 Discussion

12.00-13.00 Closing, Award Ceremony

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