CFAS Annual Meeting

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Canadian Embryology Summit


We are pleased to announce the program for the Fifth Annual Canadian Embryology Summit to be held Saturday April 30, 2016, at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel in Toronto, Canada. This meeting is directed at the clinical embryologist and will focus on topics relevant to the field of human IVF. Presentations will be designed to be interactive and encourage in-depth discussion of these topics. Attendance will be limited to 90 participants. This year’s meeting will include demonstrations of time lapse photography and incubation systems, to view at your leisure. We hope to see you there!

9:00 – 10:00 Breakfast (included in registration cost)
9:00 – 10:00 Time Lapse System Demonstrations
10:00 – 11:00 Preimplantation Genetic Screening: An overview of technology and the MSH Experience.
Matthew Vlasschaert, BSc, MLTMicroarray Specialist, Division of Diagnostic Medical Genetics, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto.
11:15 – 12:15 Implementing Time-Lapse in the Embryology Laboratory.
Nikica Zaninovic, MS, PhD, HCLD, ELD, Director, Embryology Laboratory, Associate Professor, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY, USA.
12:30 – 13:00 Lunch (included in registration cost)
12:30 – 13:00 Time Lapse System Demonstrations
13:00 – 14:00 Health and Stress Load of Canadian Embryologists.
Simon J Phillips, MSc, BSc, ELD (C), Directeur Scientifique, Directeur de Laboratoire, Chef Embryologiste, Clinique OVO, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
14:15 – 15:15 Debate: How many Embryologists do I need to run the IVF Lab?
Mathias Gysler, MD, FRCSC, GREI, Medical Director, &
Scot Hamilton, MSc, PhD, Laboratory Director, both of The Reproductive Care Centre, Mississauga, Canada.
15:15 – 16:00 Coffee and informal discussions
15:15 – 16:00 Time Lapse System Demonstrations

Funded by Merck Canada

Scientific Committee:

Dr. Scot Hamilton, MSc, Ph.D, Laboratory Director, The Reproductive Care Centre, Mississauga
Ms. Pat Chronis-Brown, BSc, MSc., Laboratory Manager, Mt. Sinai Hospital Center  for Fertility and  Reproductive Health, Toronto
Ms. Pauline Saunders, BSc., MSc., Embryologist, The Reproductive Care Centre, Mississauga
Mr. Jim Meriano, BSc., RT, MSc., Laboratory Director, Trio Fertility, Toronto