Reproductive Genetic Diagnostics Conference
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Rapidly evolving technologies are transforming the way reproductive genetic diagnostics and screening are performed, but the differences, limitations, and benefits of these new technologies remain unclear to some. Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Inaugural Reproductive Genetic Diagnostics conference aims to examine the latest technologies, including next-generation sequencing (NGS) and quantitative PCR, and their benefits and applications in carrier screening, preimplantation diagnostics, and product of conception (POC) testing.
As these technologies develop and become widespread, we must understand their capabilities, where each technology is best applied, and be sure that they have been analytically and clinically validated. Furthermore, as the technology outpaces practices, we must take a critical eye to the ethical implications of the applications of these technologies, including the regions of the genome that should be sequenced and the types and amount of sequence variation that is necessary for diagnosis. Join this event with your colleagues to meet with clinicians, researchers, developers, and key thought leaders and to examine these topics.
ADVANCES IN NGS AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES
Keynote Presentation: Current and Expanding Invitations for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
Joe Leigh Simpson, MD, President for Research and Global Programs, March of Dimes Foundation
Next-Generation Sequencing: Its Role in Reproductive Medicine
Brynn Levy, Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology, CUMC; Director, Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory, Co-Director, Division of Personalized Genomic Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University Medical Center, and the New York Presbyterian Hospital
Live Birth of Two Healthy Babies with Monogenic Diseases and Chromosome Abnormality Simultaneously Avoided by MALBAC-based Combined PGD and PGS
Xiaoliang Sunney Xie, Ph.D., Mallinckrodt Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
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Nathan Treff, Director, Molecular Biology Research, Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Adjunct Faculty Member, Department of Genetics, Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey
Concurrent PGD for Single Gene Disorders and Aneuploidy on a Single Trophectoderm Biopsy
Rebekah S. Zimmerman, Ph.D., FACMG, Director, Clinical Genetics, Foundation for Embryonic Competence
GoodStart GeneticsAnalytical Validation of a Novel NGS-Based Preimplantation Genetic Screening Technology
Mark Umbarger, Ph.D., Director, Research and Development, Good Start Genetics
CLINICAL APPLICATIONS FOR ADVANCED TESTING TECHNOLOGIES
Expanded Carrier Screening for Monogenic Disorders
Peter Benn, Professor, Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences, University of Connecticut Health Center
Oocyte Mitochondrial Function and Testing: Implications for Assisted Reproduction
Emre Seli, MD, Yale School of Medicine
Numerical Chromosomal Abnormalities after PGS and D&C
Tanmoy Mukherjee, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, Mount Sinai Hospital
Silicon BiosystemsRecovery and Analysis of Single (Fetal) Cells: DEPArray Based Strategy to Examine CPM and POC
Farideh Bischoff, Ph.D., Executive Director, Scientific Affairs, Silicon Biosystems, Inc.
EMBRYO PREPARATION, ASSESSMENT, AND TREATMENT
Guidelines and Standards for Embryo Preparation: Embryo Culture, Growth and Biopsy Guidelines for Successful Genetic Diagnosis
Michael A. Lee, MS, TS, ELD (ABB), Director, Laboratories, Fertility Solutions
Current Status of Time-Lapse Imaging for Embryo Assessment and Selection in Clinical IVF
Catherine Racowsky, Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School; Director, IVF Laboratory, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
The Curious Case of Fresh versus Frozen Transfer
Denny Sakkas, Ph.D., Scientific Director, Boston IVF
Why Does IVF Fail? Finding a Single Euploid Embryo is Harder than You Think
Jamie Grifo, M.D., Ph.D., Program Director, New York University Fertility Center; Professor, New York University Langone Medical Center
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
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Cambridge Healthtech Institute encourages attendees to gain further exposure by presenting their work in the poster sessions. To secure a poster board and inclusion in the conference materials, your abstract must be submitted, approved and your registration paid in full by October 9, 2015.
Register online, or by phone, fax or mail. Please indicate that you would like to present a poster. Once your registration has been fully processed, we will send an email with a unique link and instructions for submitting your abstract using our online abstract submission tool. Please see below for more information.
Reasons you should present your research poster at this conference:
Your poster will be seen by our international delegation, representing leaders from top pharmaceutical, biotech, academic and government institutions
Receive $50 off your registration
Your poster abstract will be published in our conference materials
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