Schedule

The 13th Annual Southwest Embryology Summit
Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West, Mesa, AZ
January 4 - 6 2024
Talk Materials To Be Linked When Available
January 4, 2024
 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm      Pre-Meeting Event Sponsored by Vitrolife - Gerry Celia PhD, HCLD - Transitioning to a new culture medium - optimizing outcomes

 

January 5, 2024

 6:30 am – 7:15 am      Yoga with Kindbody

7:30 am – 9:00 am       Registration/Breakfast/Coffee/Pastries

 9:00 am – 10:30 am     Chip Muller, PhD - Semen Analysis:  So What?

10:30 am – 11:00 am     Break/Coffee

11:00 am – 12:30 pm     Andria Besser - PGT-A Results Interpretation and Embryo Ranking: An Evidence-Based Approach

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm        Round Table Lunch and Talk - Joe Conaghan, PhD, HCLD - Training the next generation for excellence, productivity, and creativity

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm         Vendor Table Visits and Break

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm        Cengiz Cinnioglu, PhD - Improved Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT) with Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP)-Based Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS)

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm         Devon Monahan, M.Sc., TS - Technology Advancements in CryoStorage

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm         Break/Coffee

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm         Chelsea Woody, M.Sc. - Amplifying Possibilities: Exploring PTA and its Promise for PGT

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm         Carol Curchoe, PhD, HCLD - Pixels to Babies: Implementation and Validation of AI to Conceive the Future of IVF in Your Laboratory

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm         Keynote Speaker  - Jennifer Wyffels, PhD - Reproductive modes and embryonic development in sharks and rays

7:00 pm - 9:00pm           Cocktail Hour with The World Egg and Sperm Bank - Buses depart starting at 6:30pm     

January 6, 2024

7:30 am – 9:00 am          Breakfast Coffee/Pastries

9:00 am – 10:30 am        Brad Link, PhD - Exploring the Potential of Sub 5% Oxygen Embryo Culture in the ART Laboratory

10:30 am – 11:00 am      Break/Coffee

11:00 am – 12:30 pm      Emily Mounts - Technical and Clinical Optimization of PGT-A

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm        Round Table Lunch and Talk - Barry Behr, PhD, HCLD - Entrepreneurship in Embryology

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm          Vendor Table Visits and Break

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm          Joe Conaghan, PhD -   IVF Grand Rounds; Real Cases, Real Troubleshooting, Real Solutions   

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm          Rebecca Holmes, PhD, HCLD - Influencing KPIs through lab driven decisions

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm          Break/Coffee

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm          Angela Linville, PhD - Optimization of PGT-A testing using SNP technology

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm          Catherine Welch / Alejandro Chavez-Badiola - Automation in the IVF Lab

4:30 pm                           Adjourned

8:00 pm - 10:00pm         Music by The Pool with SWES - Music by Shane Pomeroy

January 7, 2024

9:00 am - 3:00 pm          SWES hike