CFAS Annual Meeting

6th Annual Canadian Embryology Summit

The Canadian Embryology Summit is in its sixth year! We are pleased to announce the Program for the 2017 Summit, to be held at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel, in Toronto, Canada on Saturday April 29, 2017.

Accommodations are available at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel. To receive the discounted rate, call:
1-800- HILTONS ( 445-8667)
Group code: EMBR17

This year the focus of the exhibits will be on Safety systems for the Embryology Lab such as dewar alert and specimen identification systems.

Early Bird – April 15After April 15Registration at the Door
CFAS Members $75CFAS Members  $100CFAS Members $150
Non Members $100Non Members $125Non Members $175

This program is brought to you by Merck Canada with the assistance of the CFAS. Registration fees will go towards offsetting venue and food costs.

9:00 – 10:00Breakfast and Safety Systems Demonstrations
10:00 – 11:15Preovulatory intrafollicular influences on the molecular organization of the oolemma that determine fertilization and developmental competence and how they may be detectable no-invasively in the IVF Laboratory
Jonathan Van Blerkom, PhD, Laboratory Director, Colorado Reproductive Endocrinology, Denver, and Professor, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado
11:15 – 11:30Break
11:30 – 12:30The Role of Ovarian Stimulation on Embryo Quality
Marc-André Sirard, DVM, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Animal Reproductive Applied Functional Genomics, Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, Univesité Laval, Quebec
12:30 – 13:00Lunch & Safety Systems in the IVF Lab Demonstrations
13:00 – 14:00Effect of the Environment on Oocytes and Embryos
Jay Baltz, PhD, Sr. Scientist, Chronic Disease Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Ottawa
14:00 – 15:00Optimize, control, and OWN your in vitro culture environment – Pearls to share what you cannot see.
Kathryn Colonna Worrilow, PhD, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Lifeaire Systems, Allentown, Pennsylvania
15:00 – 16:00Safety Systems Demonstrations