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Biomarker 2012
  Scientific Program
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Friday, April 11, 2014
OVARIAN RESERVE, OOCYTES, SPERM AND EMBRYOS
09:00-09:15 WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
09:00-09:15
Carlos Simón, Spain; Denny Sakkas, USA; David Gardner, Australia; Hilary Critchley, UK
Biomarker Meeting Co-Chairpersons
   
09:15-09:55
KEY NOTE LECTURE
Chairperson: Carlos Simón, Spain
09:15-09:55
Personalized Medicine: the changing landscape of healthcare
Edward Abrahams, USA
   
Session 1
09:55 – 11:15
 THE OVARIAN RESERVE AND OOCYTES
Chairperson: Carlos Simón, Spain
09:55-10:35
Biomarkers of ovarian response
Scott Nelson,
UK
   
10:35-11:15
Surrogate markers of oocyte quality. Cumulus cells
Dagan Wells, UK
   
11:15 – 11:45
Coffee Break
Session 2
11:45 – 13:05
  EMBRYO DIAGNOSTICS
Chairperson: David Gardner, Australia
11:45-12:25
Time lapse imaging and molecular analysis to assess embryo viability
Marcos Meseguer, Spain
   
12:25-13:05
Use of Comparative Genomic Hybridization (CGH) for embryo and blastocyst assessment. Clinical results
Carmen Rubio, Spain
   
13:05 – 13:45
Industrial Supported Lunch Symposium
INNOVATION BEYOND DRUGS I
Introduction: Diego Ezcurra, USA
PIF a biomarker of successful pregnancy
François Vialard, France
13:45 - 14:30
Lunch Break
Session 2 (Cont'd)
14:30 – 16:30
EMBRYO DIAGNOSTICS
Chairperson: David Gardner, Australia
14:30-15:10 New technologies that impact embryo aneuploidy screening
Nathan Treff, USA
   
15:10-15:50
Non-invasive profiling of embryos
David Gardner, Australia
   
15:50-16:30
Microtechnologies & digital biology tools for diagnostics
Ali Tinazli, USA
   
16:30 - 17:00
Coffee Break
Session 3
17:00 – 19:00
 THE SPERM
Chairperson: Denny Sakkas, USA
17:00-17:40
The Sperm Proteome: What does it teach us?
Christopher Barratt, UK
   
17:40-18:20
Assessment of sperm using microarray technology
Nicolás Garrido, Spain
   
18:20-19:00
Novel technologies for selecting the best sperm for IVF and ICSI
Denny Sakkas, USA
 
   
Saturday, April 12, 2014
ENDOMETRIUM AND PREGNANCY
Session 4
09:00 – 11:00
 THE ENDOMETRIUM IN HEALTH AND DISEASE
Chairperson: Hilary Critchley, UK
09:00-09:40
Identifying and personalizing the window of implantation:
ERA clinical results
Carlos Simón, Spain
   
09:40-10:20
Endometrial biomarkers for endometriosis
Thomas D'Hooghe, Belgium
   
10:20-11:00
Endometrial biomarkers for abnormal uterine bleeding
Hilary Critchley, UK
   
11:00 11:30
Coffee Break
Session 5
11:30 – 13:30
BIOMARKERS FOR NORMAL AND PATHOLOGICAL PREGNANCY
Chairperson: Hilary Critchley, UK
11:30-12:10
Non-invasive screening of fetal DNA in maternal blood
Julio Martín, Spain
   
12:10-12:50
Biomarkers for ectopic pregnancy and pregnancy of unknown location
Andrew Horne, UK
   
12:50-13:30
Defective decidualization as a biomarker in preeclampsia
Francisco Dominguez, Spain
   
13:30 – 14:15
Industrial Supported Lunch Symposium
INNOVATION BEYOND DRUGS II
Introduction: Diego Ezcurra, USA
New developments on biomarkers of endometrial receptivity
Carlos Simon, Spain
14:15-15:00
Lunch Break
Session 6
15:00 – 16:45
 CLINICAL TRANSLATION: THE TRANSLATORS. WHICH BIOTECH COMPANIES ARE ON THE HORIZON TO HELP US?
 Chairpersons: Carlos Simón, Spain; David Gardner, USA
15:00-15:15
Development of personalised infertility treatment – collaborative efforts by pharmaceutical and diagnostics industries
Joan-Carles Arce, Denmark
Martin Hund, Switzerland

15:15-15:30
Genetics for Personalized Treatment and Reproductive Medicine
Cristina Iranzo
, Spain

15:30-15:45
Lessons from time-lapse: a biomarker for embryo evaluation and implantation prediction
Markus Montag, Germany

15:45-16:00
Eeva™, Improving Embryo Selection
Lissa Goldenstein, USA

16:00-16:15
A new way of culturing and evaluating embryos: Primo Vision time-lapse monitoring system
Csaba Pribenszky,
Hungary

16:15-16:30
Reproductive and Genetic Health: Opportunities and solutions
Alan Thornhill
, UK
16:30-16:45 Discussion
   
16:45-17:00
MEETINGS' GENERAL CONCLUSIONS
Carlos Simón, Spain; David Gardner, Australia


 
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