Pre-Meeting Ovarian Workshop

***Please note: The Ovarian Workshop requires separate registration***

Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) 2018 ​

Ovarian Workshop: Ovarian Aging: Underlying Mechanisms and the Role of Environmental Factors

New Orleans, LA, USA

Organizers: Jodi Flaws, Emre Seli

The purpose of the workshop is to discuss biology of ovarian aging and the potential role of environmental factors within this context.

The workshop will include distinguished speakers presenting cutting-edge methods and technologies. Biomarker discovery, data management and analysis, next generation sequencing, personalized medicine in reproduction, and the use of model organisms and other novel approaches are examples of the hot topics and new technologies that will be covered.

The workshop offers the opportunity to network with attendees from pharmaceutical and biotech companies, from clinical fertility centers, and from academia. We believe that these interactions will help you to find solutions, build collaborations, and develop new ideas.

Program Agenda
Monday, July 9, 2018
Session I: Ovarian Aging: Bench to Bedside
Moderator: Emre Seli

1:00 - 1:15 pm Introduction of Session I
  Jodi Flaws, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Emre Seli, MD, Yale University
   
1:15 - 2:00 pm Ovarian aging as a contemporary clinical problem and the role of telomeres
  Elisa Varela, PhD, University of Madrid, IVI RMA Madrid
   
2:00 - 2:30 pm Genetic determinants of female reproductive failure
  Aleksandar Rajkovic, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
   
2:30 - 3:00 pm Impaired DNA repair as a mechanism for reproductive aging​
  Kutluk Oktay, MD, Yale University
   
3:00 - 3:30 pm Coffee Break
   
3:30 - 4:00 pm Mitochondrial dysfunction and reproductive aging: from animal models to clinical application​
  Emre Seli, MD, Yale University
   
4:00 - 4:30 pm Aneuploidy testing in human and mouse embryos: implications for reproductive research and clinical application to assisted reproduction
  Richard Scott, MD, Jefferson University, IVI RMA New Jersey
   
4:30 - 5:00 pm Ovarian rejuvenation in animal models and humans  ​
  Antonio Pellicer, MD, PhD, University of Valencia, IVI RMA Rome
   
5:00 - 6:00 pm Promise and potential pitfall of emerging diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to ovarian aging
 

Panel Discussion

 

 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Session II: Ovarian Aging and the Environment
Moderator: Jodi Flaws

8:00 - 8:15 am Introduction of Session II
  Jodi Flaws, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
   
8:15 - 9:00 am Mechanisms underlying ovarian aging induced by environmental factors
  Ulrike Luderer, PhD, UC Irvine
   
9:00 - 9:30 am DNA repair and ovarian aging in response to environmental chemicals animal models
  Aileen Keating PhD, Iowa State University
   
9:30 - 10:00 am Mechanisms of chemotherapy damage to the ovary 
  Norah Spears, PhD, University of Edinburgh
   
10:00 - 10:30 am Coffee Break
   
10:30 - 11:00 am Preantral follicle survival and growth: emerging approaches
  Monica LaRonda, PhD, Northwestern University
   
11:00 - 11:30 am Fertility preservation-methods to protect the ovary (translational aspects)
  Mary Zelinski, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University
   
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Ovarian aging and overall health-perspective from NICHD
  Susan Taymans, PhD, NICHD
   
12:00 - 12:15 pm Closing Remarks
  Jodi Flaws, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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