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Dear Colleagues,

Due to the uncertain nature of COVID-19, this year we are shaking things up (much like everything else in our world at the moment) and bringing you MRSi 2020 in two parts! Part 1: June 3-6, 2020 Virtual Worldwide Webinar & Part 2: August 23-26, 2020 Onsite in Chicago at the Drake Hotel. See more details here. >>

Sessions and Events

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Time Title Track Location Faculty / Speakers

Sunday, August 23, 2020

3:00pm - 8:00pm Registration & Welcome Desk
Registration & Welcome Desk Palm Court Foyer
7:00pm - 9:00pm "Addressing the Burning Questions About Life After Fellowship: An Interactive Dinner with Practicing REI's."
REI Fellows Parkside Room
Gretchen Collins, MD; Kara Ehlers, MD; Eric Forman, MD; Roohi Jeelani, MD; Kenan Omurtag, MD; Richard Scott, MD
7:30pm - 11:30pm "Light the Fire & Break the Ice!" Opening Ceremonies & Welcome Cocktail Reception
Sponsored by   TMRW
Social Events Palm Court

Monday, August 24, 2020

7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast
Meals & Breaks Walton Road
7:00am - 11:30am Exhibitor Hall Open
Exhibition Hall French Room &
Grand Ballroom
7:00am - 5:30pm Registration & Welcome Desk
Registration & Welcome Desk Palm Court Foyer
8:00am - 8:30am Opening Ceremonies
Scientific Session Grand Ballroom
8:30am - 9:00am Meeting Welcome
Scientific Session Gold Coast
9:00am - 10:00am Keynote: The Molten Hot Debate of Uterine Receptivity Scientific Session Gold Coast Richard Paulson, MD
Carlos Simón, MD, PhD
10:00am - 10:45am Critically Cool Gadgets For IVF Lab 2020 Scientific Session Gold Coast Barry Behr, HCLD, PhD
10:45am - 11:15am Morning Break
Meals & Breaks French Room &
Grand Ballroom
11:15am - 12:00pm A Burning Desire For A Child: Helping Obese Women Build Their Families Scientific Session Gold Coast Emily Jungheim, MD, FACOG, MSCI
12:00pm - 12:45pm Hot & Cold: How Different Platforms Can Effect Mosaicism Sucess Rates Scientific Session Gold Coast Nabil Arrach, PhD
12:45pm - 1:45pm Working Lunch: "Artificial Intelligence Applications Heating Up in the IVF Laboratory" Scientific Session Gold Coast Matthew VerMilyea, PhD
1:30pm - 4:00pm Exhibitor Hall Open
Exhibition Hall French Room &
Grand Ballroom
1:45pm - 2:15pm Break & Travel to Workshops
Meals & Breaks French Room &
Grand Ballroom
2:15pm - 3:00pm Avoiding Glacier Sized Pitfalls: Tips for Talking Money With Patients Workshops TBA David Jimenez
Griffin Jones
2:15pm - 3:00pm Coming in From The Cold: Bright Ideas for Moving Forward After Failed Transfer of Euploid Embryos Workshops TBA Richard Paulson, MD
Mackenzie Purdy, MD
2:15pm - 3:00pm Getting (And Keeping) Your Business "Hot Hot Hot": Marketing Tips From The Masters Workshops TBA Roohi Jeelani, MD
2:15pm - 3:00pm How To Avoid A Malpractice Claim: Lessons Learned From Complex Cases Workshops TBA Steven Katz, MD
2:15pm - 3:00pm How to Keep Patients Feeling Warm After Icy Results Workshops TBA Kenan Omurtag, MD
2:15pm - 3:00pm Internal Culture: Fire Cannot Quench Fire Workshops TBD Lisa Duran
2:15pm - 3:00pm Making Sure Patients are Not Out in The Cold: Tips for Embedding Mental Health Care Into Clinic Flow Workshops TBA Kim Bergman, PhD
2:15pm - 3:00pm Stoking the Controversial Fire: Do You Dare Transfer Mosaic Embryos? Workshops TBA Darren Griffin, PhD
2:15pm - 3:00pm Thawing The Frozen Hearts of Manuscript Reviewers: How to Get Your Paper Published Without Burning Yourself Out Workshops TBA David Albertini, MSc, PhD
2:15pm - 3:00pm The Boiling Point: How to Explain Donations are Not Anonymous Workshops TBA Silvia Fox, PsyD
Julie Wiese, BSN, RN
3:00pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Break
Meals & Breaks French Room &
Grand Ballroom
3:30pm - 4:15pm Lean Process to Freeze the Old Way Business Minds Drake Room Erik Young
3:30pm - 4:15pm Snappy Use Of Artificial Intelligence Doctors & Scientists Camellia Room Dan Nayot, MD
3:30pm - 4:15pm Managing HIV Patients: Warm Ways To Handle A Chilling Diagnosis Mental Health Venetian Room Kim Bergman, PhD
3:30pm - 4:15pm Chilling Truth: Best Protocols for Poor Responders Nurse Practicum Gold Coast Brianna Schumacher, MD
3:30pm - 4:15pm The Heat is On: Figuring Out the Best IVF Protocols for Individual Patients REI Fellows Parkside Room ERIC FORMAN, MD, HCLD
4:15pm - 5:00pm Millennials in the Workforce Business Minds Drake Room Hannah Johnson
Griffin Jones
4:15pm - 5:00pm Glacial Ideas To Optimize Embryo Transfer Outcomes: What to do with Fluid In the Cavity? Doctors & Scientists Camellia Room Mackenzie Purdy, MD
4:15pm - 5:00pm Cooler Heads Prevail: Effective Medical Counseling to Decrease Patients' Anxious Desire For Twins Mental Health Venetian Room Anne Hutchinson, MD
4:15pm - 5:00pm Rigorous Carrier Screening and the Fiery Need For Genetic Counseling: The Nurse's Role Nurse Practicum Gold Coast Lauren Isley, CGC, MS
4:15pm - 5:00pm Overheating With Social Media and Marketing: Where To Start REI Fellows Parkside Room Roohi Jeelani, MD
5:00pm - 5:15pm Business Minds Call to Action & Closing Remarks
Business Minds Drake Room
Janet Fraser, MBA; Derek Larkin, JD, MBA
5:00pm - 5:15pm Doctors & Scientists Call to Action & Closing Remarks
Doctors & Scientists Camellia Room
Angeline Beltsos, MD; Paul Brezina, MD, MBA; Amber R. Cooper, MD, MSCI, FACOG; Eric Forman, MD, HCLD
5:00pm - 5:15pm Mental Health Call to Action & Closing Remarks
Mental Health Venetian Room
Angela Lawson, PhD
5:00pm - 5:15pm Nurse Practicum Call to Action & Closing Remarks
Nurse Practicum Gold Coast
Emily Ehlers, BSN, RN; Nancy Harrington, RNC; Ann Scalia, BSN, RN, CNOR
5:00pm - 5:15pm REI Fellows Call to Action & Closing Remarks
REI Fellows Parkside Room
Eric Forman, MD, HCLD; GG Collins, MD, FACOG; Kara A. Ehlers, MD, FACOG; Roohi Jeelani, MD, FACOG; Channing Burke, MD; Sicily Garvin, MD, MSBS; Luis R. Hoyos, MD, FACOG
6:30pm - 9:30pm CEO Summit: Breaking The Ice: Opening Hot New Business Opportunities
Social Events TBA

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

7:00am - 8:30am Breakfast
Meals & Breaks Walton Room
7:00am - 11:30am Exhibitor Hall Open
Exhibition Hall French Room &
Grand Ballroom
7:00am - 5:30pm Registration & Welcome Desk
Registration & Welcome Desk Palm Court Foyer
7:00am - 8:00am Yoga on Oak Street Beach
Social Events Oak Street Beach
8:30am - 9:00am Opening Ceremonies & Meeting Welcome
Scientific Session French Room
Angeline Beltsos, MD; Paul Brezina, MD, MBA; Amber R. Cooper, MD, MSCI, FACOG; Eric Forman, MD, HCLD
9:00am - 10:00am Scorching Topic of PGT: Controversies In Aneuploidy Screening: A Mosaic Of Problems Scientific Session Gold Coast Darren Griffin, PhD
10:00am - 10:45am Thin As Ice: Uterine Lining & Ways To Improve Implantation Scientific Session Gold Coast
10:45am - 11:15am Morning Break
Meals & Breaks French Room &
Grand Ballroom
11:15am - 12:00pm The Cold, Hard Truths About Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: Evidence Based Recommendations for Management and Treatment Scientific Session Gold Coast Ruth Lathi, MD
12:00pm - 12:45pm Warming Up The Team For International Patient Care Scientific Session Gold Coast Said Daneshmand, MD
12:45pm - 1:45pm Working Lunch: "Cool as Ice: Surgical Savviness in Your Practice" Scientific Session Gold Coast
Jessica Shepherd, MD
1:30pm - 4:00pm Exhibitor Hall Open
Exhibition Hall French Room &
Grand Ballroom
1:45pm - 2:15pm Break & Travel to Workshops
Meals & Breaks French Room &
Grand Ballroom
2:15pm - 3:00pm Avoiding Glacier Sized Pitfalls: Tips for Talking Money With Patients Workshops TBA David Jimenez
Griffin Jones
2:15pm - 3:00pm Coming in From The Cold: Bright Ideas for Moving Forward After Failed Transfer of Euploid Embryos Workshops TBA Richard Paulson, MD
Mackenzie Purdy, MD
2:15pm - 3:00pm Getting (And Keeping) Your Business "Hot Hot Hot": Marketing Tips From The Masters Workshops TBA Roohi Jeelani, MD
2:15pm - 3:00pm How To Avoid A Malpractice Claim: Lessons Learned From Complex Cases Workshops TBA Steven Katz, MD
2:15pm - 3:00pm How to Keep Patients Feeling Warm After Icy Results Workshops TBA Kenan Omurtag, MD
2:15pm - 3:00pm Internal Culture: Fire Cannot Quench Fire Workshops TBD Lisa Duran
2:15pm - 3:00pm Making Sure Patients are Not Out in The Cold: Tips for Embedding Mental Health Care Into Clinic Flow Workshops TBA Kim Bergman, PhD
2:15pm - 3:00pm Stoking the Controversial Fire: Do You Dare Transfer Mosaic Embryos? Workshops TBA Darren Griffin, PhD
2:15pm - 3:00pm Thawing The Frozen Hearts of Manuscript Reviewers: How to Get Your Paper Published Without Burning Yourself Out Workshops TBA David Albertini, MSc, PhD
2:15pm - 3:00pm The Boiling Point: How to Explain Donations are Not Anonymous Workshops TBA Silvia Fox, PsyD
Julie Wiese, BSN, RN
3:00pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Break
Meals & Breaks French Room &
Grand Ballroom
3:30pm - 4:15pm When Fired Up For Change Meets The Cold Shoulder: Navigating Change In Your Clinic Business Minds Drake Room Lisa Duran
3:30pm - 4:15pm Frosty Decisions: Lab Advice to Manage Embryos & Patient Expectations Doctors & Scientists Camellia Room Barry Behr, HCLD, PhD
3:30pm - 4:15pm Frozen Hope? Emotional Support Related To Transfer Of Mosaic Embryos Mental Health Venetian Room Julia Woodward, PhD
3:30pm - 4:15pm Luteal Support: A Polar Vortex of Information Nurse Practicum Gold Coast
3:30pm - 4:15pm Ways To Warm Up To Contract Negotiations: How To Negotiate A Contract REI Fellows Parkside Room Steven Katz, MD
4:15pm - 5:00pm What’s Hot & What’s Not: Patients Making Ice Cold Decisions On Genetic Testing Business Minds Drake Room David Jimenez
4:15pm - 5:00pm A Burning Need For Attention: Sperm Evaluation and Processing Doctors & Scientists Camellia Room Robert Brannigan, MD
Nick Campion, BA, MS
Craig Niederberger, MD
Samuel Ohlander, MD
Rodrigo Pagani, MD
4:15pm - 5:00pm The Fire Within: Resilience and Post-Traumatic Growth In Infertility Patients Mental Health Venetian Room Amelia Swanson, PhD
4:15pm - 5:00pm Don't Get Burned, Nurse! HIPPA Compliance In Tele-Mental Health Treatment Nurse Practicum Gold Coast Ariadna Cymet Lanski, PsyD
4:15pm - 5:00pm Piercing and Penetrating Problems: Your Survey Questions for MRSi Attendees REI Fellows Parkside Room Kenan Omurtag, MD
5:00pm - 5:15pm Business Minds Call to Action & Closing Remarks
Business Minds Drake Room
Janet Fraser, MBA; Derek Larkin, JD, MBA
5:00pm - 5:15pm Doctors & Scientists Call to Action & Closing Remarks
Doctors & Scientists Camellia Room
Angeline Beltsos, MD; Paul Brezina, MD, MBA; Amber R. Cooper, MD, MSCI, FACOG; Eric Forman, MD, HCLD
5:00pm - 5:15pm Mental Health Call to Action & Closing Remarks
Mental Health Venetian Room
Angela Lawson, PhD
5:00pm - 5:15pm Nurse Practicum Call to Action & Closing Remarks
Nurse Practicum Gold Coast
Emily Ehlers, BSN, RN; Nancy Harrington, RNC; Ann Scalia, BSN, RN, CNOR
5:00pm - 5:15pm REI Fellows Call to Action & Closing Remarks
REI Fellows Parkside Room
Eric Forman, MD, HCLD; GG Collins, MD, FACOG; Kara A. Ehlers, MD, FACOG; Roohi Jeelani, MD, FACOG; Channing Burke, MD; Sicily Garvin, MD, MSBS; Luis R. Hoyos, MD, FACOG
6:30pm - 9:30pm "The White Hot Party!" Wear White & Join Us for a Cocktail Party!
Sponsored by   ReUniteRX
Gold Coast

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

7:00am - 8:30am Breakfast
Meals & Breaks Walton Room
7:00am - 10:45am Exhibitor Hall Open
Exhibition Hall French Room &
Grand Ballroom
7:00am - 8:00am Morning Charge Walk on Oak Street Beach
Social Events Oak Street Beach
7:00am - 2:30pm Registration & Welcome Desk
Registration & Welcome Desk Palm Court Foyer
8:30am - 10:00am Abstract Poster Session Scientific Session Camellia Room
10:00am - 10:30am Morning Break
Meals & Breaks French Room &
Grand Ballroom
10:30am - 11:15am Getting the Right Temperature of Transgender Care Scientific Session Gold Coast Molly Moravek, MD, MPH, MSc
11:15am - 12:00pm Under Fire: Does IVF Medicine Increase Risk of Abnormal Embryos? Scientific Session Gold Coast Richard Scott, MD
12:00pm - 12:30pm Working Lunch: Hot Trends in Fertility Benefits Scientific Session Raija Leiviska
12:30pm - 1:45pm "Heating Up: Fertility & Sterility Journal Club Live Webinar" Scientific Session Gold Coast Kurt Barnhart, MD, MSc
Brianna Schumacher, MD
1:45pm - 2:05pm Abstract Oral Presentation #1 Scientific Session Gold Coast
2:05pm - 2:25pm Abstract Oral Presentation #2 Scientific Session Gold Coast
2:25pm - 2:40pm MRSi 2020: Call to Action & Closing Remarks
Scientific Session Gold Coast
Angeline Beltsos, MD; Paul Brezina, MD, MBA; Amber R. Cooper, MD, MSCI, FACOG; Eric Forman, MD, HCLD
5:30pm - 7:30pm "Fire & Ice" Closing Cocktail Reception
Social Events TBA
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