Scientific Program

08:45 - 09:00 Welcome Remarks
Session 1 Opening Lecture
09:00 - 09:45 Recasting Life in an Age of Radical Biotechnology Jamie Metzel (US)
09:45 - 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 - 11:00 Satellite Symposium 1
Session 2 Keynote Lectures 1 & 2
11:00 - 11:30 The future of human embryo culture David Gardner (Aus)
11:30 - 12:00 "Uncovering the early stages of life" with new imaging techniques Nicolas Planchta (US)
12:00 - 12:15 Q & A
12:15 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 14:15 Satellite Symposium 2
Session 3 Gamete and Embryo Selection
14:15 - 14:35 The 'good' egg Laura Rienzi (Italy)
14:35 - 14:45 Q & A
14:45 - 15:05 The 'good' embryo Tom Bamford (UK)
15:05 - 15:15 Q & A
15:15 - 15:35 The 'good' sperm Mónica Marques (Portugal)
15:35 - 15:45 Q & A
15:45 - 16:15 Coffee Break
Session 5 Selected Free Communications
16:15 - 16:30 RBMO RGE Prize paper  
16:30 - 16:45 CAFS Alpha Prize paper  
16:45 - 17:00 TBD  
17:00 - 17:15 TBD  
17:15 - 17:30 TBD  
17:30 - 18:00 General Assembly
18:00 - 20:00 Welcome Ceremony

Session 6 Keynote Lecture 3
09:00 - 09:30 Take a walk on the wild side: Preserving endangered species Tullis Matson (UK)
Session 6 continued Cryopreservation
09:30 - 09:50 Oocyte vitrifcation outcomes: What impacts them? Maria Jose de Los Santos (Spain)
09:50 - 10:00 Q & A
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:15 Satellite Symposium 3
Session 7 Keynote Lecture 4
11:15 - 11:45 The Next Big Thing in IVF Jacques Cohen (US)
Session 7 continued Automation
11:45 - 12:05 The internet of things in the IVF laboratory Giles Palmer (UK)
12:05 - 12:15 Q & A
12:15 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:15 Satellite Symposium 4
Session 8 Laboratory Management
14:15 - 14:30 Leadership in the IVF labortaory Dean Morbeck (NZ)
14:30 - 14:45 How to embrace change Sharon Mortimer (Canada)
14:45 - 15:05 How clinical decisions affect laboratory KPIs David Mortimer (Canada)
15:05 - 15:15 Q & A
Session 9 Laboratory Sustainability
15:15 - 15:35 Sustainability in the IVF lab: What, when, why, and how! Fran Farlie (UK)
15:35 - 15:45 Q & A
15:45 - 16:15 Coffee Break
Session 10 Preimplantation Genetics & Emerging Technologies
16:15 - 16:35 PGT-A: efficacious or not? Mireia Sandalinas (Spain)
16:45 - 17:05 The enigma of euploid embryo loss Danilo Cimadomo (Italy)
17:05 - 17:15 Q & A
17:15 - 17:45 Ready or Not: Somatic and Synthetic Embryology Peter Rugg-Gun (UK)
17:45 - 18:00 Q & A

Session 11 Regulating ART
10:00 - 10:20 Add on' and on and on… Tim Child (UK)
10:20 - 11:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: Dean Morbeck, Alison Campbell, Laura Rienzi, Sharon Mortimer, Hasan Burjac
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
Session 12 Final Session: Global challenges for reproductive scientists
11:30 - 12:00 Film Premiere
12:00 - 12:30 AUDIENCE EXPERIENCES & VIEWS
12:30 - 13:00 Closing Remarks