Tuesday 16 June, 2020. 8PM GMT / 9PM CET / 3PM EST
Hosts: Dr. Gary Harton & Shaista Sadruddin
Next Generation PGT-A with NGS
Dr. Gary Harton
PGT-A for embryo selection and Concordance after Re-biopsy
Dr. Peter Nagy
How IVF Lab conditions affect PGT-A results: Biopsy and Tubing
Dr. Dawn Kelk
How IVF Lab conditions affect PGT-A results: Embryo Culture Conditions
Dr. David McCulloh
Organized by the International IVF Initiative
The fluid that surrounds an egg when it is released acts as a chemical attractant to sperm, but may also select sperm from certain males over others.
In partnership with Bioscientifica, the Society for Reproduction and Fertility is pleased to announce the launch of their new fully open-access, peer-reviewed journal, Reproduction and Fertility.
Led by Co-Editors-in-Chief Andrew Horne and Norah Spears, Reproduction and Fertility will see vigorous yet rapid peer review of the latest basic, translational and clinical research in the field.
Infection with the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19, may damage testicular tissue without actually infecting the testes.
The three major professional societies leading infertility and reproductive medicine have issued a joint statement on providing fertility care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Researchers have uncovered important information about genetic crossovers during sperm and egg cell formation that can influence fertility.
Since fertility centres have been allowed to apply to reopen following their temporary closure during the COVID-19 pandemic many fertility clinics have been approved by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) as 'authorised to resume licensed treatments'. This has naturally meant that patients previously left waiting for their treatment now desperately wish to get going again on their journey towards achieving a family.
Lucia De Santis (President of SIERR) - 5 min introduction of the webinar
Marcos Meseguer - 20 min
"The importance of an enhanced and standardized embryo grading in the IVF laboratory: is AI the way forward?"
Maurizio Poli - 20 min
"Past, present and future strategies for enhanced assessment of embryo's genome and reproductive competence in IVF"
Open discussion - 25 min
Catello Scarica (vice-president of SIERR)
Antonio Capalbo (member of the SIERR SIG in reproductive genetics)
Organized by the SIERR and the International IVF Initiative
Explore the Impact of Laboratory Techniques on Culture Media Performance
Topic: Laboratory Controlled Factors Impacting IVF Culture Media Performance
Date: June 17, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time
Speaker: Jason Swain, PhD, HCLD, Corporate Laboratory Director, CCRM IVF Laboratory Network
Panelist: Thomas "Rusty" Pool, PhD, HCLD, Scientific Director, Fertility Center of San Antonio
While the commercial production of embryo culture media has helped improve consistency and outcomes in the IVF laboratory, techniques used within the lab can still impact critical properties of media—directly impacting a medium’s efficacy.
Our upcoming webinar, led by Jason Swain, PhD, will highlight key procedures within the lab that have the potential to negatively impact the ability of culture media to support development. Featuring panelist, Thomas “Rusty” Pool, PhD, this presentation will provide valuable insight into IVF culture media performance.
We have welcomed the recent Department for Health and Social Care consultation on storage limits at the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), as we recognise it is time for a change to the laws to accommodate the reproductive choices of fertility patients.