CFAS West Coast Regional Meeting 2023

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Update

Join us at the CFAS West Coast Regional Meeting 2023 on Friday, April 21st, 2023 at the Sutton Place Hotel in Vancouver, BC.

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Registration Information:

  • Early Bird Registration opens from February 9th, 2023 - March 12th, 2023. Register early to benefit from the discounted rates!
  • Regular Registration opens from March 13th, 2023 - April 16th, 2023.
  • All sales for this event are final and no refunds will be issued.
  • Registration is required for all participants. You must log in to purchase the tickets according to your title (with the exception of non-member tickets). We accept credit cards only.
  • Registration to this event qualifies you for a Certificate of Attendance worth 6 Continuing Professional Development Credits.


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Contact Information:
If you have any questions, please contact or call the CFAS Office at 514-300-1333.


Speaker Information:

Dr. Caitlin Dunne

Dr. Dunne practises as a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist in Burnaby, BC as a co-director of the Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine (PCRM). She is a clinical associate professor at the University of British Columbia and Editor-in-Chief of the British Columbia Medical Journal. In 2019 Dr. Dunne was a Recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 award. Dr. Dunne’s goal is to provide compassionate and patient-centred care based on a foundation of scientific evidence. She is committed to understanding each patient’s unique circumstances and developing a treatment plan that best suits a patient’s vision for growing a family. Dr. Dunne supports that families come in all shapes and sizes and she is proud to be part of the diverse team at PCRM, which has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed companies.

Dr. K.S. Joseph

Dr. K.S. Joseph is a Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia and the Children’s and Women’s Hospital and Health Centre of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. His work is supported by the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. Dr. Joseph received his MBBS and MD (Community Medicine) degrees from Christian Medical College, Vellore, India, and a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Dr. Joseph’s research focuses on epidemiologic issues related to maternal, fetal and infant morbidity and mortality. He has received awards for teaching and research from local, national and international organizations.

Dr. Sarka Lisonkova

Dr. Sarka Lisonkova is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the Children's and Women's Hospital of British Columbia in Vancouver, and an adjunct faculty at the School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia. She obtained her MD in the Czech Republic, and received her MSc in Epidemiology from the State University of New York, USA, and PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from UBC, Canada. Dr. Lisonkova holds a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award and her research in maternal and perinatal health is supported by the Sick Kids Foundation, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and numerous CIHR awards.

Dr. Denny Sakkas

Denny Sakkas PhD has been involved in the field of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) since the early 1980s, having gained his Ph. D. under the supervision of Prof. Alan Trounson at Monash University, in one of the leading Reproductive Research Units in the world. During this period, he was responsible for disseminating a number of innovations to laboratories around the world, which are used in routine IVF today. Included in this, was training many groups to perform micromanipulation and the initiation of blastocyst culture. He has subsequently headed his own Research Laboratories and been the Scientific/Laboratory Director of IVF units in Europe and the USA. He now currently serves as Chief Scientific Officer at Boston IVF and as an Associate Professor at the Yale University School of Medicine.

Dr. Geneviève Genest

Dr. Genest's area of interest lies in reproductive immunology. She established Canada's first university-based reproductive immunology clinic, which serves as the reference center in Quebec for the evaluation of complex patients with infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss. In 2020, Dr. Genest introduced Canada's only reproductive immunology fellowship program. She is also working towards obtaining a PhD in experimental medicine and her main research project focuses on developing a diagnostic test for detecting patients with immune-mediated reproductive failure, gaining a deeper understanding of the immune factors involved in reproductive failure, and determining which patients require immune therapies to improve their reproductive outcomes.