Pre Congress Workshops

Pre-Congress Workshops

 

The 13th Congress of the Pacific Society for Reproductive Medicine Program Committee is pleased to offer Pre-Congress Workshops.

These workshops will run concurrently on Sunday 12 March 2023 from 0830 – 1600. 

 

Morning Workshops

IVM
Date Sunday 12 March 2023
Time 0830 – 1200
Lead Facilitator Prof Robert Gilchrist
Presenters

Prof Roger Hart
Dr KY Cha
Prof Claus Andersen
Dr Jesus Cadenas
Dr Tuong M Ho

Target Audience IVF specialists, embryologists, scientists
Description This workshop is designed for ART clinicians, embryologists and scientists, with the intention of providing a mix of theory and practical aspects of oocyte in vitro maturation (IVM).  The workshop will include an introduction to the fundamentals of IVM and an update on the latest scientific advances on the biology of maturing an oocyte in vitro. Patient indications for IVM will be examined, including outcomes from different patient types as well as safety outcomes for offspring. The application of IVM into fertility preservation for cancer patients will be presented. Lastly, practical aspects will be discussed of how to blend flexibility between OI/IVM/COS-IVF into a clinical ART program, how to perform an IVM oocyte pick-up, and how to perform IVM in the laboratory.
Reproductive Surgery
Date Sunday 12 March 2023
Time 0830 – 1200
Lead Facilitator Prof Jason Abbott
Presenters Dr Danny Chou
Dr Michael Wynn-Williams
Dr Rebecca Deans
A/Prof Anusch Yazdani
Target Audience Clinicians interested in reproductive surgery and improving knowledge and skills in this area
Description

This workshop will focus on the effects of surgery on reproduction and focus in on tubes, ovaries and uterine anomalies. The workshop will give overviews of the evidence and examples of techniques for surgery in each of these areas. This will include literature reviews and video presentations with an opportunity to discuss surgical techniques and rationale for these procedures with our expert panel. Following a hydration break, a hands on hysteroscopic work shop will follow using simulators to focus on local pathology removal and troubleshooting hysteroscopic surgery.

Learning outcomes:
• Describe surgical techniques in different areas of the reproductive system with relevant supporting evidence
• Compare different surgical techniques and their risks and benefits
• Discuss alternatives to surgery for improving reproductive outcomes
• Perform hysteroscopic procedures with efficiency
• Resolve common problems of reproductive surgery

Biology of PCOS
Date Sunday 12 March 2023
Time 0830 – 1200
Lead Facilitator Prof Helena Teede
Presenters

Prof Yong Eu Leong
Prof Helena Teede
Prof Rob Norman
Prof Michael Costello

Target Audience This information will be available soon
Description

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IFFS - Modern Management of the Hypogonadal Male
Date Sunday 12 March 2023
Time 0830 – 1200
Lead Facilitator Dr Jane Stewart
Presenters This information will be available soon
Target Audience This information will be available soon
Description This information will be available soon

Afternoon Workshops

Artificial Intelligence in ART: a new era
Date Sunday 12 March 2023
Time 1300 – 1600
Lead Facilitator Prof Christos Venetis
Presenters A/Prof Blanca Gallego Luxan
Dr Ashleigh Storr
Dr Michele Perugini
Dr Angus Tran
Dr Dean Morbeck
Target Audience Clinicians, Embryologists/ Scientists, Nurses, Data Scientists, Researchers in the field of Reproductive Biology, Embryology and Reproductive Medicine
Description

We are witnessing the emergence of a new clinical paradigm in the field of embryology. After more than 40 years that we have been relying on the embryologist to grade and select embryos, artificial Intelligence has been recently introduced and aspires to more accurately and reliably identify the best embryos for transfer and therefore shorten the time to pregnancy for patients. This workshop brings together world experts in the field of artificial intelligence to present on the latest developments of AI in the ART lab and discuss the strengths, but also the limitations of this technology.

The learning outcomes of this workshop are:

1) The participants will be able to describe what is artificial intelligence, what is machine learning and what are the scenarios that each can be used.
2) The participants will be able to justify why embryo selection using standard morphological criteria applied by embryologists is not optimal.
3) The participants will develop an understanding of the AI which uses static images to select embryos (how it works and results so far, next steps)
4) The participants will develop an understanding of the AI which time-lapse video to select embryos (how it works and results so far, next steps)
5) The participants will be able to critically evaluate the available literature on AI in ART, understand its limitations and identify its strengths and weaknesses.

Male Fertility
Date Sunday 12 March 2023
Time 1300 – 1600
Lead Facilitator Prof Roger Hart
Presenters Prof David Handelsman
Dr Sarah Catford
Dr Shannon Kim
Prof John Aitken
Target Audience This information will be available soon
Description This information will be available soon
Safety and Efficacy in ART
Date Sunday 12 March 2023
Time 1300 – 1600
Lead Facilitator Prof Georgina Chambers
Presenters Dr Manish Banker
Dr Gavin Sacks
Prof Kei Lui
Prof David Coman
Prof Robert Norman
Target Audience Clinicians, allied health professionals and researchers interested in providing safe and effective ART treatment
Description

The aim of reproductive medicine is to help patients achieve the birth of a healthy child. This simple statement implies two dimensions of care: efficacy and safety.

In this workshop participants will gain current knowledge and have a chance to debate the evidence of balancing these two dimensions. The course aims to provide participants with the following educational outcomes:
• Insights into how safety, efficacy and effectiveness are measured in ART and how such measures drive clinical practice, laboratory procedures and funding.
• An overview of health outcomes of ART conceived children born from difference ART technologies.
• An update on the most recent evidence on the safety and effectiveness of contemporary stimulation protocols, natural killer cells, and PGT.

Oncofertility
Date Sunday 12 March 2023
Time 1300 – 1600
Lead Facilitator Dr Antoinette Anazodo
Presenters Dr Antoinette Anazodo
Dr Rachael Rodgers
Dr Giselle Kidson-Gerber
Prof Kate Stern
Dr Rebecca Deans
Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe
Dr Michelle Peate
Target Audience Clinicians with interest in fertility needs of cancer patients
Description This information will be available soon