Preliminary Program for PGDIS 2021 Conference

  • 08:15-08:30 OPENING AND WELCOME
    D Cram & A Kuliev
    08:30:-9:00 PLENARY LECTURE
    Artificial Intelligence and biomarkers of developmentally competent embryos
     09:00-10:30 SESSION 1. Beyond aneuploidy - djunct methods to assist identification of developmentally competent euploid embryos
    C Simon and D Cram

    09:00-9:30 Transcriptomics: Mapping transcriptional profile and its correlation to embryo developmental competence
    RF Gallardo
    09:30-10.00 Metabolomics: Potential biomarkers of developmentally competent embryos
    S Munne
    10:00-10:30 MtDNA: Revisiting its relevance for evaluation of embryo developmental competence
    R Scott
    10:30-11:00 COFFEE BREAK 
    11:00-11:30 PLENARY LECTURE
    Origins and mechanisms of aneuploidy, sub-chromosomal variations and mosaicism
    U Eichenlaub- Ritter
    11:30-13:00 SESSION 2. Identification and transfer of embryos with abnormal copy number variation
    S Munne and U Eichenlaub- Ritter

    11:30-12:00 Mosaicism in PGT-A and related PND Experience
    FR Grati
    12:00-12:30 Sub-chromosomal Variations- Clinical and Biological Significance
    M Katz-Jaffe
    12:30-13:00 Follow up of Embryos with Mosaicism and Segmental Aneuploidy
    M Popovic
    13:00-14:00 LUNCH BREAK
    14.00-14.30 PLENARY LECTURE
    Plenary Lecture: PGT-A as Standard in IVF practice in US 
    R Scott
    SESSION 3. Free communications (selected abstracts related to Clinical PGT-A)
    A. Thornhill & T Gordon
    15:30-16:00 COFFEE BREAK 
    CRISPR-based disease modification as possible extension of PGT
    H. O’Neill
    16:30-18:00 SESSION 4. Automation for improved IVF and PGT
    G Harton & T  Strowitzki

    16:30-17:00    Automated Embryo Biopsy Procedures
    Yu Sun
    17:00-17:30    Robotic introduction to NGS procedure
    G Harton
    17:30-18:00 Application of Artificial Intelligence
    S Munne
  • 8:30-9:00 Summary of highlights of previous day and introduction to the second day
    A Handyside
    9:00-10:30 Session 5. New approaches for universal PGT
    Chairmen: D Leigh and A Handyside

    9:00 - 9:30 Advantages and disadvantages of available technologies for comprehensive PGT
    D Wells                                     
    9:30-10:00 Practical application of universal PGT
    J Vermeesch
    10:00-10:30 Third generation sequencing
    D Leigh
    10:30-11:00 COFFEE BREAK
    11:00-13:00 Session 6. Free communications  (selected abstracts related to session 5)
    K Xu & S Hamamah
    13:00-14:00 LUNCH BREAK
    14.00-14.30 PLENARY LECTURE
    Expanded Carrier Screening in PGT-M Uptake

    JL Simpson

    Session 7. Current Spectrum of PGT-M application
    Chairmen: S Rechitsky and JL Simpson

    14.30-15.00 PGT-M Indications: Classification, Accuracy and Clinical Outcome
    S Rechitsky
    15.00 -15.30 Pinpointing genes involved in severe infertility
    S Kahraman
    15:30-16:00 COFFEE BREAK
    16:00-18:00 Session 8. Free communications related to session 7
    S Kahraman & M Katz-Jaffe
  • 08:30-09:00 Summary of highlights of previous day and Introduction to the third day
    JL Simpson
    09:00-10:30 Session 9. Debate: Ethical and Legal Challenges for Modern PGT Advances
    TBA To be replaced
    10:30-11:00 COFFEE BREAK
    11:00-12:20 Session 10. Progress in Non-invasive PGT and PND:
    L Gianaroli; C Rubio

    11:00-11:20 Potential of blastocoel fluid as an approach for NIPGT
    L Gianaroli
    11:20-11:40 Spent culture medium based NIPGT: how close for practical application
    C Rubio
    11:40-12:00 Progress in PGT without IVF

    NIPT using isolated placental cells from cervical swabs

    M Fraser   

    12:20-12:40 Late Breaking News


    D Cram & A Kuliev

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