MWRI Work-in-Progress “Human oocytes and ARTs as we currently know them: facts and fallacies”

October 6, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
David Albertini, PhD
Professor of the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center; Director of Laboratories, Center for Human Reproduction New York
Magee-Womens Research Instittue, 204 Craft Ave, Conf Center 1st Floor
Physicians earn 1.0 CMEs.
Light lunch provided. Registration is not required.
Present day human assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) provide options for infertility patients that extend well beyond conventional IVF. The introduction of ICSI, egg and embryo cryopreservation, and in vitro maturation into the clinical mainstream has in many cases occurred without consideration of safety and efficacy in a country specific fashion. Facts and fallacies associated with these clinical approaches will be discussed in the context of how human oocytes differ from most mammalian models thought to be of translational relevance.