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*Past President of the NEFS
**Guests of attendees will be placed at the roundtable with the attendee unless otherwise noted.
Alan DeCherney, M.D.
Chief, Reproductive Biology Medicine Branch
Director, Program in Reproductive and Adult Endocrinology
National Institutes of Health NICHD
Bethesda, MD
Kathyrn J. Go, Ph.D.
Scientific and Laboratory Director
Reproducitve Science Center of New England
Lexington, MA
David Keefe, M.D.
Stanley H. Kaplan Professor and Chair
Dept. of OBGYN
NYU School of Medicine
New York, NY
Mary E. Norton, M.D.
Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
University of California
San Francisco, CA
Gina Paoletti-Falcone, R.N., B.S.N.
Director of Clinical Services
Fertility Centers of New England
Reading, MA
Richard Reindollar, M.D.
Executive Director
American Society of Reproductive Medicine
Birmingham, AL
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Danny Schust, M.D.
Associate Professor of Obstetrics
Gynecology and Women’s Health
University of Missouri School of Medicine
Columbia, MO
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Sean Tipton
Director of Public Affairs
American Society of Reproductive Medicine
Washington, D.C.
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Paul Turek, M.D., FACS, FRSM
Director, The Turek Clinic
San Francisco, CA
Registrar - NEFS 12th Annual Meeting 2014
New England Fertility Society
110 Patricia Drive
Tewksbury, MA 01876 USA
Phone/FAX: 978-640-9176
Email: [email protected]
Jennifer Wood, R.N., B.S.N.
Fertility Nurse Coordinator
Shady Grove Fertility Reproductive Science Center
Washington, D.C.
New England Fertility Society
12th Annual Meeting
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Genomics in Reproductive Medicine: The Future is Now
- David Keefe, MD (*1996)
Social Media, Reproductive Medicine and You
- Paul Turek, MD
What’s Left for the Reproductive Surgeon?
- Alan DeCherney, MD (*1994)
Special Considerations for Infertility Treatment for Patients
with Congenital Reproductive Disorders
- Richard Reindollar, MD (*1999)
What is the Role of Universal Carrier Screening with
Expanded Panels?
- Mary Norton, MD
Testing and Treatment in Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
- Danny Schust, MD
What is Brave and New in Your World?
- Gina Paoletti-Falcone, RN
Patient Satisfaction in IVF
- Joseph J.Travia, Jr., CPA, MBA (*2007)
Evolution of PGD and the Techniques that are Fueling It
- Kathryn J. Go, PhD (*2009)
Preparing Patients to Move Beyond Infertility Treatment
- Julia Johnson, MD (*2012)
Update on Birth Defects in ART children
- Judy E. Stern, PhD (*2008)
Professional Education Opportunities for the Infertility Nurse
- Nancy A. Harrington, RNC (*2004)
Hyatt Regency
Newport, Rhode Island
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Kate Macy Ladd Professor of Obstetrics
Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
New England Fertility Society
110 Patricia Drive
Tewksbury, MA 01876
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Robert L. Barbieri, M.D.
April 25-26, 2014
New England Fertility Society
Celebrates 25 Years
On the Cutting Edge of Assisted Reproduction:
On the Cutting Edge of Assisted Reproduction:
New England Fertility Society Celebrates 25 Years
New England Fertility Society
12th Annual Meeting
April 25-26, 2014
Newport, Rhode Island
We are pleased to invite you to a very special
12th Annual Meeting of the New England Fertility
Society as we celebrate our 25th anniversary!
This year’s meeting will provide in-depth updates
on clinically important and controversial topics
in reproductive medicine given by a distinguished
panel of speakers.
At the conclusion of this program, the
participants will be able to:
•Describe the impact of PCOS over the
reproductive lifespan
•Review the fundamentals of reproductive
aging with the oocyte as the focus
•Summarize different approaches to finding
testis sperm in azoospermic men
•Recognize how discoveries in the laboratory
have informed clinical practice in IVF
•Describe the evidence for the use of COH/
IUI and fast tracking to IVF in unexplained
•List the advantages and limitations of noninvasive prenatal testing using cell free DNA
•Review the impact of the Affordable Care
Act and other legislation on reproductive
•Develop an evidence-based approach to testing and treatment of recurrent pregnancy loss
•Discuss the advantages of blastocyst culture
and transfer in IVF treatment
•Summarize strategies for managing the
oncofertility patient
•Identify key figures and milestones in the
history of ART
The 2014 conference begins Friday evening
with the President’s Guest Lecture focusing on
PCOS during the reproductive lifespan. Dinner is
followed by a dessert reception honoring NEFS
Past Presidents.
Saturday morning will begin with talks on
oocyte physiology and reproductive aging
and on approaches to locating testis sperm in
azoospermic men. You will hear about how IVF
epitomizes translational medicine, and on the
evidence for various treatments of unexplained
infertility. Brief research summaries will be given
by the NEFS/Ferring research grant awardees.
After roundtable lunch discussions given by
faculty, Saturday afternoon will feature lectures on
first trimester prenatal testing and on the impact
of the Affordable Care Act on reproductive
medicine. Concurrent sessions will then take
place: Concurrent Session I will showcase talks
on recurrent pregnancy loss and on blastocyst
culture/transfer, while Concurrent Session
II - Nursing Symposium will feature talks on
management of the oncofertility patient and on
the history of ART. The conference will adjourn
at 5:30 pm after a reception honoring meeting
faculty and celebrating the 25th anniversary of
the NEFS, allowing participants additional time
to socialize with faculty speakers and to enjoy
the amenities of the hotel and the surrounding
Newport area.
This course is aimed to meet the needs of
clinicians, nurses, embryologists, and other
professionals with an interest in the field of
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
Wendy Kuohung, MD
Kathryn Go, PhD
Julia Johnson, MD
Nicole Mutnick, RN, BSN
Robert Oates, MD
Christine Skiadas, MD
Michelle Picher, Executive Administrator
New England Fertility Society
110 Patricia Drive, Tewksbury, MA 01876 USA
Phone/FAX: 978-640-9176
[email protected]
Friday, April 25, 2014
5:00 - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm
President’s Welcome Reception
Exhibits Open
6:30 pm
7:30 pm
President’s Guest Lecture:
Update on PCOS
Robert Barbieri, MD (*1996)
8:15 – 9:30 pm
Dessert and Coffee Reception
Honoring Past Presidents
Exhibits Open
2:45 pm
Concurrent Session I:
3:00 pm
3:45 pm
Continental Breakfast
Exhibits Open
8:05 am
President’s Opening Remarks
Morning Session:
8:15 am What Causes Reproductive
David Keefe, MD (*2002)
9:00 am
Finding Sperm in Azoospermic
Men: Replacing Medieval with
Paul Turek, MD
9:45 am
REI Research Presentation
Brett Davenport, MD 9:55 am
Morning Break
Exhibits Open
10:15 am IVF is a Perfect Example of
Translational Medicine
Alan DeCherney, MD (*1994)
11:00 am Management of Unexplained
Infertility: What is the Evidence?
Richard Reindollar, MD (*1999)
11:45 am REI Research Presentation
Werner Neuhausser, MD
11:55 pm Roundtable Lunch Discussions
Afternoon Session:
1:15 pm Update on First Trimester
Prenatal Testing
Mary Norton, MD
2:00 pm
Impact of the ACA and Other
Legislational Developments
Regarding Reproductive
Sean Tipton
*Past President of the NEFS
Defining, Diagnosing, and Treating
Sporadic and Recurrent Early
Pregnancy Failure
Danny Schust, MD
A Blast Away From the Past:
How Blastocyst Culture
Catalyzed Treatment
Kathryn Go. PhD (*2009)
Concurrent Session II: Nursing Symposium
3:00 pm
Saturday, April 26, 2014
7:00 am
Afternoon Break
Coffee break and light snacks
Management Considerations of the
Oncofertility Patient
Jennifer Wood, RN
-sponsored by Serono Speaker Bureau
3:45 pm
History of ART: Our Brave New
Gina Paoletti-Falcone, RN
4:30 pm
Wine and Cake Reception Honoring
Faculty and Celebrating the 25th
Anniversary of the NEFS
5:30 pm
Meeting Adjourned
PHYSICIAN: Application for CME credit has
been filed with the American Academy of Family
Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the
American Medical Association as equivalent to
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA
Physician’s Recognition Award.
NURSE: Village Fertility Pharmacy is an approved
provider of continuing education in nursing by the
California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider
# CEP 15206, is pending approval for Contact
Hours. Receptions, breakfast, lunch, dinner
and breaks are provided by the New England
Fertility Society. It does not influence or affect
continuing nursing education content or speaker
selection and does not represent endorsement
by California Board of Registered Nursing. Village
Fertility Pharmacy is sponsoring the educational
activity for the New England Fertility Society.
ABB: This activity is pending approval by the
American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB) Professional
Enrichment Educational Renewal (PEER) for
contact hours of continuing education activity for
this program.
Updates on the status of accreditation will be
posted on the website as it becomes available.
Name badges will be provided onsite and, for
security reasons, are required for admission
to all sessions.
This activity is jointly sponsored by the
Continuing Education Company, Village
Fertility Pharmacy, The American Board of
Bioanalysis (ABB) Professional Enrichment
Educational Renewal (PEER), and the New
England Fertility Society.
Hyatt Regency Newport
1 Goat Island
Newport, Rhode Island 02840 USA
Tel: 1-401-851-1234
Reservations: (888) 421-1442
Fax: 1-401-846-7210
An island retreat a short distance away from
downtown Newport, The Hyatt Regency
Newport Hotel offers elegantly appointed
guestrooms, indoor pool, 24-hour fitness
center, full service spa, complimentary van
shuttle and water taxi to heart of Newport.
The hotel is an easy drive from Boston,
Providence or Hartford, and just four hours
from NewYork. Exemplifying an island setting,
nearly all guestrooms feature waterviews and
are equipped with Wi-Fi internet, flat screen
televisions, a refrigerator and a Hyatt stereo
with iPod docking station. Escape to the
indoor pool and full service Stillwater Spa
year-round. Contact the Spa at 401.851.3225
to book a reservation prior to your arrival.
If you wish to explore Newport, the concierge
staff can assist in your planning. From historic
mansions to world class sailing, Newport is
home to spectacular coastal scenery, aweinspiring architecture, a thriving waterfront
downtown, and welcoming hospitality. Enjoy
an outing at one of the local vineyards, a tour
of the Tennis Hall of Fame, or simply stroll
through town and explore the many shops,
galleries or waterside restaurants.
by going through an online reservation
system for NEFS meeting attendees at and click on the photo to be
directed to the annual meeting and choose
Hotel Reservations, or typing this address
into your browser.
Or, call the reservation line at 888-421-1442
and mention the NEFS meeting. A limited block
of rooms have been reserved for this meeting
at a special group rate of $179 per night plus
applicable taxes and a discounted resort fee of
$10 per room per day which includes: overnight
self-parking, high-speed guestroom internet
service, Hyatt Shuttle van transportation to/from
downtown Newport, all-electric Hyatt water
shuttle to/from downtown Newport, two bottled
waters/room/night, newspapers at the front desk,
24 hour access to fitness center, unlimited local
calls, on-property resort activities. Check-in time
is at 4:00pm and check-out time is at 11:00am.
The NEFS recommends that you secure your room
early whereas there are a limited number of rooms
available at this special group rate of $179. Once the
group rooms are sold out, you will have the option to
reserve a room at the hotel rack rate and on a spaceavailable only basis. Reservations made after March
21, 2014 are on a space–available–only basis and
the group rate will no longer apply. (Please note that
a one night’s room deposit is required by the hotel at
the time of reservation.)
The registration fees for the New England Fertility
Society (NEFS) Annual Meeting are:
$225 — MDs and PhDs (NEFS Members)
$125 — Nurses, Embryologists, Lab Techs,
Students, Trainees, Fellows and other
Support Staff (NEFS Members)
$300 — MDs and PhDs (NON-NEFS
$220 — Nurses, Embryologists, Lab Techs,
Students, Trainees, Fellows and other
Support Staff (NON-NEFS Members*)
$100 — Guests of paid attendees may attend
social functions and meals.
This fee includes: all plenary sessions and materials,
break refreshments, one breakfast, lunch, dinner
buffet, and social receptions.
*If you join as a member of the NEFS at the annual rate of
$160/$185(MD), you will also enjoy the benefits of reduced
registration for this meeting and the opportunity to attend
additional quarterly meetings annually.
Payments may be made by cash, check,
credit card. All completed registrations will
be acknowledged via email. (Please include
an email you check regularly to receive any
updated information related to this meeting).
Cancellations must be received no later than
March 21, 2014 and the NEFS will not issue
refunds after this date. Registration and credit card
payment for this meeting may also be submitted
online at
On the Cutting Edge of Assisted Reproduction:
New England Fertility Society Celebrates 25 Years
New England Fertility Society
12th Annual Meeting
April 25-26, 2014 ~ Newport, Rhode Island
Please print or type clearly, or register online at
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Institution/Company Name
Mailing Address
Email (REQUIRED* - please print clearly)
*For confirmations, and any changes.
RATES (please check one):
q NEFS Member rate for MDs and PhDs: $225
q NEFS Member rate for Nurses, Embryologists, Lab Techs, Students, Fellows,
Trainees and Other Support Staff: $125
q NON-NEFS Member rate for MDs and PhDs: $300
q NON-NEFS NEFS Member rate for Nurses, Embryologists, Lab Techs,
Students, Fellows, Trainees and Other Support Staff: $220
q Guest Rate: $100 (Guests: friends and family members who accompany a
full meeting registrant and may attend meals & social functions)
Guest First Name
Last Name
q Guest will attend the same roundtable lunch discussion with you.
q Guest will attend the roundtable lunch, but sit at a non-discussion table.
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