CRB Newlsetter, Vol 4, No 1


CRB Newlsetter, Vol 4, No 1




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Carli Chapman, BS, ELD/TS(ABB)

 Hello All,

Welcome to the latest edition of the CRB Newsletter. (Articles appear in the box at the right.)  We have a number of upcoming activities for CRB members.

March 21 through 23 is the Andrology and Embryology Review Course.  The Embassy Suites - Outdoor World in Grapevine, Texas, is the venue for this three-day course.  While this course is ideal for preparing for certification examinations, it is also one of the most comprehensive reviews on reproductive biology and assisted reproductive technology.  The review will cover a wide range of topics including male and female reproductive physiology, gamete biology, laboratory management and laboratory QC.  New interactive question and answer sessions will be available in the expanded course format.  The course manual has been completely updated for 2014.  The manual is a great reference for all laboratories and well worth the purchase price.


Mark Dow, Ph.D., HCLD(ABB) previews this year’s CRB symposium being held at The Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, May 15-17.   Mark has put together a phenomenal program, which kicks off with a hands-on trophectoderm biopsy workshop on Tuesday May 14 and Wednesday May 15.  Space in these hands-on workshops will be limited to maximize the training received by participants, so if you are interested, please register early.   For more details about the meeting, please see Mark Dow’s article in this newsletter.


Stan Harris, ELD/TS(ABB), the legislative committee chair has written a really important article regarding two important movements within our industry.  While he focused on the personhood movement in our last newsletter, he does an excellent job of reviewing licensure bills in this edition.  Please read Stan’s insightful report in this newsletter.


Carole Wegner, Ph.D., reviews the scientific highlights of the Annual ASRM Meeting held in conjunction with the IFFS in Boston, MA.  Many CRB members participated in this annual conference with posters, oral presentations and round tables.  For a quick synopsis of key topics, please review Carole’s article.


 Origio honors Patrick Quinn, Ph.D., HCLD/ELD(ABB)(center), on his retirement at a reception in Boston during ASRM 2014.

A number of CRB committees have openings.  If you are interested in actively participating in the College of Reproductive Biology, please consider covering some of our committee openings.  This is a great way to get involved with our organization – and become good friends with a number of your colleagues.

Enjoy this edition of the CRB Newsletter.


Carli Chapman, BS, ELD/TS(ABB)


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