Agenda at a Glance



Thursday, June 15, 2017 MRSi Nurse Practicum

Morning Chairperson - Ann Scalia, RN, BSN, CNOR
Mid-Day Chairperson - Emily Ehlers, RN
Afternoon Chairperson - Nancy Harrington, RN
Ending Chairperson - Ann Scalia, RN, BCN, CNOR
Time Title Presenter
8:00am to 8:15am Opening Ceremonies Ann Scalia, RN, BSN, CNOR
Emily Ehlers, RN
Nancy Harrington, RN
Angeline Beltsos, MD, FACOG
8:15am to 8:45am Online Tools for Nurse Education Dawn Davenport, Executive Director, Creating A Family
8:45am to 9:30am The Critical Role of the Nurse in Oncofertility Care Kristin Smith, BS
9:30am to 10:00am AM Break
10:00am to 10:45am What a Nurse Must Know About Freezing Eggs Eve Feinberg, MD
10:45am to 11:30am Healthy Women, Healthy Babies: Maximizing Overall Health to Improve Fertility Outcomes Ali Domar, PhD
11:30am to 12:15pm Errors in IVF: Lessons Learned from Aviation Michael Alper, MD
12:15pm to 1:15pm Lunch
1:30pm to 2:15pm Does PGS Really Help? A Deep Dive into PGS Success Eric Forman, MD, FACOG
2:15pm to 3:00pm The Advantages of Only Doing Frozen Embryo Transfers...and the Problems with it. Said Daneshmand, MD, FACOG
3:00pm to 3:45pm BREAK OUT SESSION: How Does the Nurse Handle Difficult Conversations Group A - Andrea Braverman, PhD, Emily Ehlers, RN, Group B - Ali Domar, PhD, Nancy Harrington, RN, Directing Traffic - Ann Scalia, RN, BSN, CNOR
3:45pm to 4:15pm PM Break
4:15pm to 5:00pm Not Another Miscarriage?! Recurrent Pregnancy Loss - The Standard Work-up and Beyond Kristin Bendikson, MD
5:00pm to 5:30pm CALL TO ACTION: Top 10 Things to Implement in Your Practice from the 2017 MRSi Nurse Practicum Ann Scalia, RN, BSN, CNOR
Emily Ehlers, RN
Nancy Harrington, RN

Thursday, June 15, 2017 Business Minds Program

Morning Chairperson - Derek Larkin, JD, MBA
Afternoon Chairperson - Janet Fraser, MBA
Time Title Presenter
8:00am to 8:30am Opening Ceremonies Derek Larkin, JD, MBA
Janet Fraser, MBA
Angeline Beltsos, MD, FACOG
8:30am to 8:45am Understanding Your Team Members - Use This Simple Test Lisa Duran
8:45am to 9:30am Out of the Freezer and NOT Into the Fire: A Legal Perspective on Minimizing Risks in Embryo Disposition Practices Susan Crockin, Esq
9:30am to 10:00am AM Break
10:00am to 10:45am Keeping Them Happy, Satisfied and Challenged: Employee Retention Clementine Crooks, BA, MA
10:45am to 11:30am How Technology Impacts Medical Practice Janna Haughian, M.Sc
11:30am to 12:15pm The Greatest Change Ever in Human Communications : The Tech Revolution, Social Media and Our Patients Griffin Jones, BS, BA
Hannah Johnson, BS, BA
12:15pm to 1:15pm Lunch
1:30m to 2:15pm Care Coordination and Patient Advocacy Devin Barrett
2:15pm to 3:00pm IT and The Future of ART Robert Huff
3:00pm to 3:45pm Important Billing Code Updates for 2017 Brian Allen
3:45pm to 4:15pm PM Break
4:15pm to 5:00pm How to Find Customers in Your Data Elizabeth Carr
5:00pm to 5:30pm CALL TO ACTION: Top 10 Things to Implement in Your Company from MRSi Business Minds Derek Larkin, JD, MBA
Janet Fraser, MBA

Thursday, June 15, 2017 Mental Health Day

Morning Chairperson - Lyn Jacobson, MSW, LMSW
Afternoon Chairperson - Angela Lawson, PhD
Time Title Presenter
8:00am to 8:30am Opening Ceremonies Lyn Jacobson, PhD
Angela K. Lawson, PhD
Angeline Beltsos, MD, FACOG
8:30am to 8:45am Understanding Your Team Members - Use This Simple Test Lisa Duran, B.A.
8:45am to 9:30am The Tech Revolution, Social Media and Our Patients in Reproductive Endocrinology Griffin Jones, BS, BA
Hannah Johnson, BS, BA
9:30am to 10:00am AM Break
10:00am to 10:45am Managing Change: Judger or Perceiver? Lisa Duran, B.A.
10:45am to 11:30am The Myth of Anonymity: Are We Misleading Our Patients Considering Third Party Options? *** Andrea Braverman, PhD
Susan Crockin, Esq
11:30am to 12:15pm BREAK OUT SESSION: The Risks and Benefits of Third Party Reproduction *** Group A - Andrea Braverman, PhD
Angela K. Lawson, PhD
Group B - Ali Domar, PhD
Lyn Jacobson, MSW, LMSW
Q&A - Amanda Le, BSN
12:15pm to 1:15pm Lunch
1:30pm to 2:15pm The Fine Line Between Living and Dying: Fertility Preservation Counseling in Patients with Poor Cancer Prognosis *** Kristin Smith, BS
K. Lawson, Ph.D.
2:15pm to 3:00pm Counseling of LGBTQI Fertility Patients *** Samuel Pang, MD
3:00pm to 3:45pm The Forgotten Patient: The Emotional Burden of Male Infertility Patients *** Angela K. Lawson, PhD
3:45pm to 4:15pm PM Break
4:15pm to 5:00pm Healthy Women, Healthy Babies: Maximizing Overall Health to Improve Fertility Outcomes *** Ali Domar, PhD
5:00pm to 5:30pm CALL TO ACTION: Top 10 Things to Implement in your Psychology Practice from the 2017 MRSi Mental Health Day Lyn Jacobson, MSW, LMSW
Angela K. Lawson, PhD

Thursday, June 15, 2017 Social Events

Date Event Location
Thursday
June 15, 2017
7:00pm - 10:00pm

"Aphrodite, Goddess of Love and Beauty" Thursday Evening Welcome Reception

Aphrodite, Goddess of Love and Beauty, was mother to Eros (cupid) and the most attractive Goddess on Mount Olympus. Also known as Lady of Cyprus and Venus, Aphrodite was the model for the famous sculpture, Venus de Milo. As the most attractive Goddess, the essence of Aphrodite and her beauty will be felt throughout the Hellenic Museum and this event.

National Hellenic Museum
333 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60661
(312)655-1234


Friday, June 16, 2017 MRSi Scientific Program

Morning Chairprson - William Kearns, PhD
Afternoon Chairperson - Paul Brezina, MD
Time Title Presenter
8:00am to 9:00am Opening Ceremonies Angeline Beltsos, MD, FACOG
Louise Brown & Elizabeth Carr
Jeff MacGinnis
9:00am to 9:45am New Ways to Trigger for IVF Mitch Rosen, MD, HCLD
9:45am to 10:30am How Much do you Really Know About Sperm? Dive Deep! Doug Carrell, PhD, HCLD
10:30am to 11:00am AM Break
11:00am to 11:45am What to Expect When You are Not Expecting - Patient Experience Survey Results Barbara Collura
Lisa Duran
11:45am to 12:30pm Is There a Difference in Freeze All, in Older vs. Younger Women? Said Daneshmand, MD
12:30pm to 1:45pm Lunch and Webinar
12:30pm to 1:45pm Live! A Fertility & Sterility Journal Club Webinar Kurt Barnhart, MD, MSCE
Richard Scott, Jr., MD, FACOG
ALD/HCLD
2 MRSi offsite Moderators
1:45pm to 2:45pm Workshops
2:45pm to 3:15pm PM Break
3:15pm to 4:00pm The Power House of a Cell: Mitochondria and Its Tantalizing Job in Eggs and Embryos Emre Seli, MD
4:00pm to 4:45pm Declining Oocyte Pool: A Pre-Programmed Event or Does the Environment Have a Significant Influence? Amber Cooper, MD, MSCI, FACOG
4:45pm to 5:30pm How Do We Interpret PGS & Mosaicism in 2017? A Controversial Debate William Kearns, PhD
Dan Shapiro, MD

Friday, June 16, 2017 Social Events

Date Event Location
Friday
June 16, 2017
7:00pm - 10:00pm

"Athena, Goddess of Wisdom and Inspiration" Friday Night Cocktail Reception

Athena, was a very important goddess of many things. She was a goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, warfare, the arts, math and so much more. She is daughter to Zeus and the patron goddess of heroic endeavor. Athena's inspiration and wisdom will be felt throughout the MRSi Friday Night Reception as we celebrate the fundamental values that we all share with Athena.

The Drake Hotel
Gold Coast Room



Saturday, June 17, 2017 MRSi Scientific Program

Morning Chairperson - Amber Cooper, MD, MSCI, FACOG
Afternoon Chairperson - Angeline Beltsos, MD, FACOG
Time Title Presenter
8:00am to 8:30am Opening Ceremonies Angeline Beltsos, MD, FACOG
Louise Brown & Martin Powell
Jeff MacGinnis
8:30am to 9:15am "Spell Checking" DNA: CRISPR & Gene Editing Sam Sternberg, PhD
9:15am to 9:45am AM Break
9:45am to 10:15am One & Done: The More Eggs the Better? Michael Alper, MD
10:15am to 11:15am Workshops
11:15am to 12:15pm Lunch
12:15pm to 12:45pm Oral Presentations TBD
12:45pm to 1:30pm LGBTQI and Family Building, A Path2Parenthood Presentation Samuel Pang, MD
Introduction by Ken Mosesian, Path2Parenthood
1:30pm to 2:15pm So Simple and Yet So Complicated: A Review of the Best Embryo Transfer Techniques Tom Toth, MD
2:15pm to 3:00pm Finale & closing ceremonies Angeline Beltsos, MD, FACOG
Paul Brezina, MD, MBA, FACOG
William Kearns, PhD
Amber Cooper MD, MSCI, FACOG
Eric Forman, MD, FACOG

Saturday, June 17, 2017 Public Day at MRSi

Time Title Presenter
2:30pm - 2:45pm Opening Ceremonies Angeline Beltsos, MD, FACOG
2:45pm - 3:30pm Test Tube Babies Unite! An Interview with the First "Test-Tube" Babies Louise Brown & Elizabeth Carr
3:30pm - 4:15pm Full Circle - The Patient's Story Various Patients
4:15pm - 5:00pm Advantages to Egg Freezing Valerie Landis
5:00pm - 5:30pm Meet & Greet Book Signing Cocktail Event

Saturday, June 17, 2017 Social Events

Date Event Location
Saturday
June 17, 2017
7:30pm boarding
8:30pm – 11:30pm

"Muses" Saturday Night Fundraising Gala

This special, 1 st Annual Fundraising Gala will celebrate the Greek Muses and the fun and geity they brought to the Arts to help fund several charitable foundations within the reproductive community. Join us for a fireworks cruise along the Lake Michigan shores as we dine and dance the night away.

This event is additional to the MRSi conference. Tickets are $250.00 and can be purchased during registration or by emailing Jennifer.Poncher@MRSmeeting.org (Please put MRSi Gala in your subject line).

Odyssey Cruise Line
Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611


*Schedule Subject to Change.