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Awards, Conferences and Friendship

We certainly let our presence be known this past weekend! 15 staff members attended 3 different conferences in 3 different states.

Jen Christensen and Allie Revoir attended the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s [ASRM] Association of Reproductive Mangers [ARM] annual conference in Austin, Texas. ARM is a professional society of ASRM and meets 2x annually. The next meeting will be the Post Graduate Course at ASRM in Philadelphia in October.

Kathy [Varkal] Paniati, RN headed south to South Carolina for the Annual Egg Donor Conference in Charleston. This is the preeminent conference for nurses and doctors who work primarily with Third Party reproduction. Kathy will no doubt have lots to share with us about what is state of the art in this area of our practice.

Finally, 11 of us headed north to New Hampshire for the New England Fertility Society Meeting [NEFS] annual meeting.  We were definitely the most represented Center there both in term of attendees and meeting presenters. In attendance were: Dan Grow, MD, Lawrence Engmann, MD, Chantel Bartels, MD/REI Fellow, Evelyn Neuber, Phd, Paul Verrastro, CEO, Alison Bartolucci, Lab Director, Darlene Davies, Senior Embryologist, Lia Shuhaibar, Embryologist/Visiting Scientist, Peg Demers, RN, Haley Krivensky, RN and Scott Yohe, Research Manager. Highlights included:

Evelyn Neuber, Phd and Chantel Bartels, MD each had posters:

•What does age have to do with it? Did the lifting of CT Mandate on age restrictions affect access to IVF care within context of larger eIVF data base.

•Contrary to previous reports the large eIVF database shows day of trigger Progesterone elevation reduces live birth rates among the young and good responders.




Darlene Davies, Senior embryologist was the winner of the eIVF grants and invited to give an oral presentations

eIVF Research Winner: Retrospective Analysis of the effect of laser assisted hatching at the blastocyst stage on Implantation Rate
~ Darlene Davies

Evelyn Neuber, PhD and Scott Yohe, Research Manager led a lively Round Table discussion:

•Barriers to Recruiting Patients to clinical studies and barriers to overcoming them

This was the 30th Anniversary meeting of NEFS and Dr. Grow and Dr. Neuber were both honored for having served as past presidents of the organization.

As always, it was fun to spend time together outside of the office and get reacquainted with old friends!

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