The In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer conference is in its 33rd year, being held once again on Coronado Island from Sunday, July 17th through Wednesday, July 20, 2022. After a two-year hiatus, it’s now moved to a new location at the recently remodeled Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa, which overlooks the San Diego skyline.

This much-anticipated conference brings together an elite group of internationally-renowned medical professionals from across the globe to present the latest research and developments in every area of IVF and embryo transfer. Since its inception, Dr. David Meldrum has been the key conference organizer and will be joined once more by participating Reproductive Partners physicians Dr. V. Gabriel Garzo, MD, Dr. Antoni Duleba, MD, Dr. Irene Su, MD, MSCE, and Dr. Jamie Stanhiser, MD, MSCR.

Dr. Garzo, a past conference presenter and Reproductive Partners co-host, emphasizes the importance of the event. He says, “This conference brings together experts from across the globe who are excited to share their knowledge and best practices across multiple areas in our rapidly expanding field.”

Conference Coverage and Keynote Speakers

Among the many specialties and areas of discussion covered, this year’s conference will give special focus to rapidly developing trends including:

  • Deferred embryo transfer
  • Stimulation strategies for the poor responder and the role of mild ovarian stimulation
  • Optimization of embryo culture
  • The roles of embryo energy supplies and Co-Q10 in improving mitochondrial function in aging women
  • Difficult cases with ICSI
  • The critical importance of single embryo transfer in maximizing perinatal outcomes
  • Genetic evaluation of the infertile couple and early pregnancy
  • Management of mosaic embryos
  • Maternal immunogenetics
  • Practical aspects of transfer technique

Attendees can also look forward to guest speakers including Dr. Antonio Pellicer, a professor with the University of Valencia, Spain and founder of the Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad (IVI) to present his emerging techniques for awakening oocytes in women experiencing ovarian failure. Additionally, Harvard Medical School professor and Hospital Foch university consultant Dr. Catherine Racowsky, PhD joins as a keynote speaker discussion noninvasive preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy.

This year’s conference will also promote speaker/participant interaction through panels, Q&A sessions, and several, informal opportunities to connect. Activities begin Sunday afternoon, followed by a laboratory mini-symposium held by Dr. William Schoolcraft on Tuesday, before closing out the conference at noon on Wednesday. For those interested in accessing materials and interacting with participants electronically, there will be a mobile app available.

The conference is geared toward any medical professional working in the field of IVF who is actively seeking greater knowledge and updates in their specialty areas. Each year, the courses and speakers are carefully selected to bring attention to the most talked about IVF discoveries. Participants attending this year’s course lineup should leave the conference with the ability to identify fertility preservation options for women with cancer, describe successful methods of assisted reproductive technology, and discuss embryo culture and management to achieve optimal IVF results.

For more information, visit the In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer conference website.