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2017 Andrology and Embryology Review Course

March 24-26
Hilton DFW Lakes Hotel/Executive Conference Center
Grapevine, Texas

NEW HOTEL (same location): Hilton DFW Lakes Hotel/Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas

The Embassy Suites is undergoing meeting space renovations that may not be completed by March 2017, so the A & E Review Course has been moved across the street  (behind the Embassy Suites) to the Hilton DFW Lakes Hotel/Executive Conference Center, 1800 Highway 26 East, Grapevine, Texas 76051-9641.


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About

Organized by the College of Reproductive Biology (CRB) to help individuals prepare for certification examinations, including the American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB) certification examinations for Directors and Technical Supervisors in the disciplines of andrology and embryology. The Andrology & Embryology Review Course is also an excellent review for individuals entering the field or for those who need a refresher course.

An impressive faculty of leading experts in the fields of reproductive biology and assisted reproductive technologies (ART) has been assembled for this course. Topics include:

  • General laboratory topics, including the CLIA ’88 regulations, quality control/quality assurance, patient test management, OSHA regulations, FDA regulations, general laboratory safety, and laboratory and personnel management
  • An overview of male and female reproductive functions covering topics from the hypothalamic-gonadal axis to gamete and embryo biology
  • Semen analysis, sperm function and antisperm antibody testing, sperm preparation and cryopreservation, and other areas of laboratory andrology
  • Basic assisted reproductive technologies, such as the assessment of oocytes, embryos, and the fertilization process, culture media preparation, quality control testing, embryo cryopreservation, and micromanipulation
 

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Register to attend the 2017 A&E Course, by March 3 to receive early discount pricing! Pricing is as follows: 

   Before 3/3/17  After 3/3/17
 Full Review Course  $685 Member | $795 Non-member  $770 Member | $840 Non-member
 General Knowledge - Lab Management only  $255 Member | $295 Non-member  $345 Member | $395 Non-member

  

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Preliminary Schedule

Friday, March 24, 2017

  • 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. Registration
  • 8:00 a.m.-8:05 a.m. Welcome, T. Schalue, Ph.D., HCLD/ELD/CC(ABB)
  • 8:05 a.m.-9:35 a.m. Male Reproductive Physiology and Evaluation of the Infertile Male, D. Lamb, Ph.D., HCLD(ABB)
  • 9:35 a.m.-9:55 a.m. Questions and Answers Session for: Male Reproductive Physiology and Evaluation of the Infertile Male
  • 9:55 a.m.-10:25 a.m. Break
  • 10:25 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Semen Analysis: Including Specialty Testing of ASA, Sperm Cervical Mucus Testing, and Sperm Function Testing, B. Keel, Ph.D., HCLD(ABB)
  • 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:15 p.m.-1:40 p.m. Questions and Answers Session for: Semen Analysis: Including Specialty Testing of ASA, Sperm Cervical Mucus Testing, and Sperm Function Testing
  • 1:40 p.m.-2:25 p.m. Male Infertility: Reproductive Genetics, D. Lamb, Ph.D., HCLD(ABB)
  • 2:25 p.m.-2:55 p.m. Break
  • 2:55 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Questions and Answers Session for: Male Infertility: Reproductive Genetics
  • 3:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Male Gamete Prep for ART (IUI, IVF, TESE, MESE) J. Conaghan, Ph.D., HCLD/ELD/CC(ABB)
  • 4:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Questions and Answers Session for: Male Gamete Prep for ART (IUI, IVF, TESE, MESE)
  • 4:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m. Female Reproductive Physiology and Evaluation of the Infertile Female, N. Winston, Ph.D., HCLD/CC/ALD(ABB)
 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

  • 7:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m. Opening Remarks, T. Schalue, Ph.D., HCLD/ELD/CC(ABB)
  • 8:00 a.m.-8:20 a.m. Questions and Answers Session for: Female Reproductive Physiology and Evaluation of the Infertile Female
  • 8:20 a.m.-9:05 a.m. Culture of Preimplantation Embryos J. Conaghan, Ph.D., HCLD/ELD/CC(ABB)
  • 9:05 a.m.-9:15 a.m. Questions and Answers Session for: Culture of Preimplantation Embryos
  • 9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Gamete Biology: Fertilization & Preimplantation Development, N. Winston, Ph.D., HCLD/CC/ALD(ABB)
  • 10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Break
  • 10:45 a.m.-10:50 a.m. Questions and Answers Session for: Gamete Biology: Fertilization & Preimplantation Development
  • 10:50 a.m.-11:50 a.m. Ovarian Stimulation, Richard Scott, M.D., HCLD/ALD(ABB)
  • 11:50 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Questions and Answers Session for: Ovarian Stimulation
  • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Micromanipulation, J. Conaghan, Ph.D., HCLD/ELD/CC(ABB)
  • 1:30 p.m.-1:40 p.m. Questions and Answers Session for: Micromanipulation
  • 1:40 p.m.-2:25 p.m. Genetics of Reproduction: PGD/PGS, Richard Scott, M.D., HCLD/ALD(ABB)
  • 2:25 p.m.-2:55 p.m. Break
  • 2:55 p.m.-3:05 p.m. Questions and Answers Session for: Genetics of Reproduction: PGD/PGS
  • 3:05 p.m.-3:35 p.m. Embryo Selection and Transfer Preparation, N. Winston, Ph.D., HCLD/CC/ALD(ABB)
  • 3:35 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Questions and Answers Session for: Embryo Selection and Transfer Preparation
  • 3:45 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Embryo Transfer and How It Affects Outcome and Management of the Patient Post Transfer, Richard Scott, M.D., HCLD/ALD(ABB)
  • 4:30 p.m.-4:40 p.m. Questions and Answers Session for: Embryo Transfer and How It Affects Outcome and Management of the Patient Post Transfer
  • 4:40 p.m.-5:40 p.m. Cryopreservation of Reproductive Cells and Tissue, J. Conaghan, Ph.D., HCLD/ELD/CC(ABB)
  • 5:40 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Questions and Answers Session for: Cryopreservation of Reproductive Cells and Tissue
 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

  • 7:50 a.m.-8:00 a.m. Opening Remarks, T. Schalue, Ph.D., HCLD/ELD/CC(ABB)
  • 8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Quality Control, Assurance, and Improvement in the IVF Laboratory, J. Conaghan, Ph.D., HCLD/ELD/CC(ABB)
  • 8:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Questions and Answers Session for: Quality Control, Assurance, and Improvement in the IVF Laboratory
  • 8:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m. ABB Examination Logistics, T. Schalue, Ph.D., HCLD/ELD/CC(ABB)
  • 9:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Break
  • 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Lab Management - Part I: CLIA, OSHA (For HCLD, ELD and MT), B. Keel, Ph.D., HCLD(ABB), T. Schalue, Ph.D., HCLD/ELD/CC(ABB)
  • 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Lab Management - Part II: Labor Laws, General Management, Compliance Plans, and Fertility Clinic Success Rate Certification Act FDA-HCTP Regulations (For HCLD, ELD and MT), B. Keel, Ph.D., HCLD(ABB), T. Schalue, Ph.D., HCLD/ELD/CC(ABB)
  • 2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Break
  • 2:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Lab Management - Part II: Labor Laws, General Management, Compliance Plans, and Fertility Clinic Success Rate Certification Act FDA-HCTP Regulations (For HCLD, ELD and MT), B. Keel, Ph.D., HCLD(ABB), T. Schalue, Ph.D., HCLD/ELD/CC(ABB)
 

Faculty

 Joseph Conaghan, Ph.D, HCLD/ELD/CC(ABB)  Tammie Schalue, Ph.D., HCLD/ELD/CC(ABB)
 Brooks Keel, Ph.D, HCLD(ABB)  Richard Scott, M.D., HCLD/ALD(ABB)
 Dolores J. Lamb, Ph.D. HCLD(ABB)  Nicola Winston, Ph.D, HCLD/CC/ALD(ABB)
 

Hilton DFW Hotel Reservations

The deadline for guaranteed availability of hotel rooms at the special group rate of $139 per night, single or double occupancy, has passed, and only a limited number of rooms are available. To check availability, call the Hilton at (800)984-1344. Be sure to mention that you are attending the American Association of Bioanalysts’ (AAB’s) Review Course. If you have any problems reserving a room, please contact Shannon Hood at the CRB office: (314)241-1445.

The Hilton DFW Lakes Hotel/Executive Conference Center is just five minutes from the DFW International Airport and offers complimentary 24-hour shuttle service to and from that airport.

Review Course participants who reserve a room at the Hilton DFW Lakes Hotel will receive vouchers for a complimentary breakfast buffet on Friday (3/24), Saturday (3/25), and Sunday (3/26) mornings that includes hot and cold items, plus an hour and a half reception on Thursday (3/23), Friday (3/24), and Saturday (3/25) evenings in Bonnie & Clyde’s Bar and Grill, which includes two complimentary drinks and dry snacks. Monday, March 6, 2017, is the deadline date for guaranteed room availability at the Hilton. Reservations received after March 6, 2017, will be accepted on a space available basis.

Guest rooms, common areas and transportation services at the Hilton are ADA compliant. When making a room reservation, please mention if provisions for special accessibility or accommodations are required.

An early checkout fee may apply if you make a change to your planned length of stay. To avoid early checkout fees, advise the Hilton DFW Lakes at or before check-in of any change in your planned length of stay.

Hilton’s Complimentary Transportation from DFW International Airport: After claiming your luggage, contact the Hilton DFW Lakes transportation dispatcher at (817)410-6778. You will need to give the dispatcher your terminal and gate number. The dispatcher will instruct you where to board the shuttle.

Hilton’s Complimentary Transportation to DFW International Airport: Shuttles depart from the hotel lobby on the hour and half past the hour, 24 hours a day.

The Hilton does not offer transportation service to/from Love Field Airport in Dallas, which is approximately 20 minutes from the hotel. Participants arriving/departing via Love Field are responsible for their own transportation arrangements/costs.

If you made a hotel reservation at Embassy Suites, cancel that reservation by calling (800)362-2779 or (972)724-2600, ext. 3030. Contact the Hilton to make a new reservation.

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