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The 12th Annual Clinical Embryologists Summit and Pre-Summit Vitrification Workshop (April 29-30, Madison, WI)

Arthur Chang

13 April 2011

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(1) The Clinical Embryologist's Summit Conference is an annual event designed to give participants an informal setting to share ideas and interact with invited speakers and other embryologists. Interaction is strongly encouraged and is an essential part of this conference. This year's Summit theme is 'The Key to Success: Consistency in the IVF Laboratory' and will have discussions on key aspects of protocol consistency and quality management within the laboratory that can have dramatic impacts on improving success rates and consequent patient wellness. Registration is limited to the first 100 registrants. Summit participants will obtain 0.5 CEU.

Invited speakers and presentation topics include:
Kimball Pomeroy, PhD, HCLD (Keynote Speaker) (Arizona Reproductive Medicine Specialists) -- Protocol Drift and Maintaining Laboratory Practice consistency
Carli Chapman, BS, TS, ELD (Reproductive Medicine Institute) IVF Witness -- The Twilight Zona
Jacques Cohen, PhD, HCLD (Reprogenetics and Tyho-Galileo Research) -- Air Pollution and Construction: Suggested Guidelines Related to Cell Culture and ART
Dean Morbeck, PhD, HCLD (Mayo Clinic) -- Quality of IVF Laboratory Products: What should YOU Be Worried About?
Catherine Racowsky, PhD, HCLD (Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard University) -- Events, Errors and Standardizations in the IVF Lab
Jason Swain, PhD, HCLD (University of Michigan) -- Common Lab Practices: How Uniform Are We?

A reception at 5:30PM will precede the keynote speaker on the evening of Friday April 29th beginning at 7:00PM. Breakfast and lunch will also be included on Saturday. The conference is scheduled to end at 5:00PM CDST on Saturday. Registration is limited to the first 100 registrants and must be completed on-line through University of Wisconsin Conference Services at:


The registration fee for the Summit Conference is $100 (US), which includes the reception cocktail and hors d'oeuvres on April 29th as well as breakfast and lunch on April 30th.

Rooms are available at the Fluno Center for Executive Education as well as other accommodation options in the nearby area. Participants are responsible for arranging their own accommodations.

CEU: Approximate 0.5 CEU available

Summit contact person:
Arthur Chang, Ph.D., ELD (ABB)

(2) In conjunction with the 12th Annual Clinical Embryologist Summit Conference, Generations Fertility Care will be hosting a Hands-On Vitrification Workshop on Friday, April 29th from 10:30AM - 2:30PM.  Below is a list of participating vendors and a description of what they will be demonstrating:

Irvine Scientific: Advanced Vitrification Techniques
Vitrolife: Vitrification of Embryos and Blastocysts (Rapid-i)
Origio: Laser embryo collapsing, Oocyte and Embryo Vitrification (Cryopette)
LifeGlobal: Global Blastocyst Fast Freeze Kit and Fast Freeze Thawing Kit.
Sage: Vitrification Solutions

Cost: Free (Lunch provided!)
Location: Generations Fertility Care, 2365 Deming Way, Middleton WI
Registration: The vitrification workshop is limited to 15 people, so register fast!

Vitrification workshop contact person:
Charles Bormann, Ph.D.


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