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Hotel del Coronado * | Coronado, USA
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Specialty: Internal Medicine
Dates: From Jul, 30, 2018 to Aug, 1, 2018
Location: Coronado, USA
Type: Course
Registration Cost: From 400 to 1450 USD
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Hotel del Coronado *

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The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA: The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Please note the maximum number of credits available for participation in the following session(s):

General Session (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday): A maximum of 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ available.

Optional Mini Symposium (Wednesday) and General Session (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday): A maximum of 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ available.

AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 20.75 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. For the purpose of relicensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (report up to 20.75 hours of credit and list "CME Category 1" as the provider number). 

Disclosure: It is the policy of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. All persons involved in the selection, development and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. All conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners through one of the following mechanisms: 1) altering the financial relationship with the commercial interest, 2) altering the individual’s control over CME content about the products or services of the commercial interest, and/or 3) validating the activity content through independent peer review. All persons are also required to disclose any discussions of off label/unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Persons who refuse or fail to disclose will be disqualified from participating in the CME activity.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency: This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. Cultural competency is defined as a set of integrated attitudes, knowledge, and skills that enables health care professionals or organizations to care effectively for patients from diverse cultures, groups, and communities. Linguistic competency is defined as the ability of a physician or surgeon to provide patients who do not speak English or who have limited ability to speak English, direct communication in the patient’s primary language. Cultural and linguistic competency was incorporated into the planning of this activity. Additional resources can be found on the UC San Diego CME website.

Concerned Audience:
  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
Event Overview
Welcome message:

This year marks the 40th anniversary of in vitro fertilization (IVF). This conference brings together an internationally-renowned faculty to present the latest developments in every phase of IVF and embryo management. The course addresses the needs of practicing scientists, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, residents, and fellows who wish to review the specialty and update their knowledge in this rapidly changing and expanding field.

The conference setting promotes extensive contact among speakers and participants with question periods, panels, and many opportunities for informal interaction. A mobile app will be utilized to access the material being presented, and electronic polling through the mobile app will be used to promote interaction with the speakers.

Particular attention will be devoted this year to the rapidly developing trend toward deferred embryo transfer, the role of mild ovarian stimulation, time lapse imaging of early embryo development, the critical role of embryo energy supplies, the measurement of mitochondrial DNA to assess embryo capacity, genetic evaluation of the infertile couple and early pregnancy, management of mosaic embryos, the role of CoQ10 in improving mitochondrial function in aging women, maternal immunogenetics, and practical aspects of transfer technique. There will be a lively debate on whether PGS is indispensable or too inaccurate for clinical use. A laboratory mini-symposium directed by Dr. William B. Schoolcraft will cover comprehensive chromosome screening challenges, newer techniques to assess endometrial receptivity, time-lapse assessment of embryos versus routine blastocyst culture, molecular assessments of sperm, oocyte freezing, and a diagnostic role for RNAs.

Shoukhrat Mitalipov, PhD from the OHSU Center for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy will give the keynote lecture on the recent breakthrough reported last year in Nature on gene editing of human embryos. He will also update us on the use of stem cells as a source of oocytes and sperm.

Target Audience

The target audience for this initiative includes physicians, fellows, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, embryologists and other allied health professionals in the field of IVF.


At the completion of the course, participants should be able to:

Describe standard, successful methods of each aspect of the clinical practice of assisted reproductive technology and in particular the very significant advantages of deferred embryo transfer, made possible through vitrification; alternatives to full stimulation; prevention of OHSS; the role of lifestyle issues in the male and female; time-lapse monitoring of embryos; aging of the oocyte; techniques for comprehensive chromosome screening; optimal hormone replacement for embryo transfer; and critical aspects of embryo transfer technique.

Discuss aspects of embryo culture and embryo management to achieve optimal results with IVF.

Identify current techniques and challenges with comprehensive chromosome screening, options for fertility preservation for the woman with cancer, and immunologic aspects of implantation.


R. Jeffrey Chang, MD

Professor Emeritus of Reproductive 

Medicine, Division of Reproductive 

Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Reproductive Medicine 

University of California, San Diego 

La Jolla, California

Course Director


David R. Meldrum, MD

Organizing Committee

Scientific Director

Reproductive Partners San Diego

Clinical Professor, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Department of Reproductive Medicine

University of California, San Diego

La Jolla, California

UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Los Angeles, California

Course Co-Director


William B. Schoolcraft, MD

Organizing Committee 

Medical Director

Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine

Lone Tree, Colorado

Scientific Co-Director

Reproductive Partners San Diego

Professor, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Department of Reproductive Medicine

University of California, San Diego

La Jolla, California

Keynote Speaker


WShoukhrat Mitalipov, PhD


Division of Reproductive and Developmental Sciences

Oregon National Primate Research Center

Professor and Director

Center for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy

Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, School of Medicine

Oregon Health and Science University

Portland, Oregon

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Late Registration From: 2018-03-08 To: 0--
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Hotel Del Coronado

1500 Orange Avenue

Coronado, CA 92118

Phone: (619) 435-6611

Reservations: (800) 468-3533 

Reservations • Hotel Information


A limited block of rooms has been reserved at the special discount rate of $369 (single/double). The resort charge of $30 will be waived if you book within our meeting group block. Discounted rates apply until the reservation deadline of Wednesday, June 27, 2018, or until all rooms in the group block have been reserved, whichever occurs first. Once the room block has been filled discounted group rates may not be available. We encourage you to make your reservation early. Please identify yourself as a participant of the UC San Diego 31st Annual In Vitro Fertilization conference when making your reservation.

Please note: To receive the discounted group rate, lodging must be booked directly with the hotel by phone or by using the hotel's reservation portal.

By staying at the host hotel, you help UC San Diego meet its contractual obligations and keep registration fees reasonable. Please take this into consideration when making your accommodation decisions.

Parking: Discounted $15 daily self-parking vouchers will be available for all conference participants not staying at the hotel. (reduced from $39)

Location and Access: The Hotel Del Coronado is located just 9 miles or 15 easy minutes from the San Diego International Airport. The average cost of a taxi each way is $35-60. The Hotel has a transportation support service, which includes shuttle vans, mini vans, limousines, town cars and coaches. The hotel is 10 minutes from San Diego’s glittering skyline and downtown Gaslamp District. The coastal village of Coronado featuring shopping and restaurants is within a very easy stroll from the hotel as well. Click here for more information.

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Exhibitor fees are $5,500 and include one tabletop exhibit (8'x10' booth space) and two complimentary registrations for exhibitor representatives. A small number of larger booths (8'x20') are available by request and based on availability.

As an exhibitor, your company or organization will be acknowledged in the conference materials.   

Please read the UC San Diego CME Exhibitor Policy and fax or e-mail a completed Exhibitor Agreement form to the contact below.  

For more information about exhibitor opportunities, please contact:

Bermellyn Imamura, CMP

Program Manager, Meetings & Events

Phone: (858) 822-4770


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Bermellyn Imamura , Continuing Medical Education , UC San Diego

Phone: 858-534-3940


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