Progenesis Academy Education Program

Our Program

We are hosting webinars, roundtables, and other activities to inform and offer tools to those who make up the fertility community, including physicians, embryologists, nurses, and any members of the IVF Community. Our program entails presenting a regular weekly series of virtual meetings that features globally renowned experts who are collaborating with Progenesis Academy on Wednesdays at 3 pm Pacific Time.

Progenesis Academy Webinar Series

Ways to Measure and Improve KPI

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 23rd, 3PM PST

Managing IVF Laboratory Team: Training, Competency Assessment and Retention

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 09th, 3PM PT / 6PM ET
Moderator: Jason Swain, Ph.D., HCLD; Kristin Ivani, Ph.D., HCLD; Marlene Angle, Ph.D., HCLD; Klaus Wiemer, Ph.D., HCLD, EMB

How to Prepare for CAP Inspection

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 26th, 3 PM PT
Panelists: Kimball Pomeroy, Ph.D., HCLD, Tony Anderson, D.H.Sc., ELD, Bill Venier, M.SC., TS, ELD (ABB), Bhushan Gangrade, Ph.D.

Preparing for IVF Treatment

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 12th, 3 PM PT
Panelists: Creighton Likes, III, MD, Alice Domar, Ph.D., Laura Gilstrap RD, LDN

A Comprehensive Guideline on Sperm Quality Assessment

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 5th, 3 PM PT
Panelists: Aldo Esterhuizen, Ph.D., HCLD, Sharon Anderson, Ph.D., HCLD, Kristen Ivani, Ph.D., HCLD, Tony Anderson, D.H.Sc., ELD, Debbie Venier, MS, TS

My Fertility Journey: The Patient Perspective

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 21st, 3 PM PT
Panelists: Lowell Ku, M.D., Roohi Jeelani, M.D., Betsy Campbell

Does PGT-A Improve IVF Outcome?

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 14th, 3 PM PT
Panelists: Mark Trolice, M.D., Lori Arnold, M.D., Oleksii Barash, Ph.D., Jason Swain, Ph.D., Gary Harton, Ph.D.

Fertility Preservation: Options for Cancer Patients

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 7th, 3 PM PT
Panelists: Kevin Maas, M.D., Ph.D., Samuel Brown, M.D., Serena Chen, M.D., Spencer Richlin, M.D.

Implantation Failure: Causes and Possible Solutions

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 31st, 3 PM PT
Panelists: Scott Roseff, M.D., Fady Sharara, M.D.

Overview on Egg and Embryo Vitrification: Media, Tools, and Techniques

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 24th, 3 PM PT
Panelists: Sheela Sadruddin, Ph.D., Tony Anderson, D.H.Sc., Ammon Bayles, Ph.D., Ali Ahmady, Ph.D., Levent Keskintepe, Ph.D.

Do Immunological Factors Impact Fertility Outcome?

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 17th, 3 PM PT
Roundtable Panelist: Giovanni Jubiz, M.D., Ph.D.

Biopsy or Not Biopsy: Where to Draw the Lines

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 10th, 3 PM PT
Panelists: Tony Anderson, D.H.Sc., David Wininger, Ph.D., Kristen Ivani, Ph.D., Marlane Angle, Ph.D., Benjamin Sessions, Ph.D.

Fertility Options After 42

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 3rd, 3 PM PT
Roundtable Panelists: Collin Smikle, M.D., Jie Deng, M.D., Ph.D.

A Case Study of Challenging IVF Cases

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 24th, 3 PM PT
Roundtable Panelists: Janelle Luk, M.D., Lawrence Werlin, M.D.

ICSI vs. IVF: Pros and Cons

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 17th, 3 PM PT
Roundtable Panelists: Klaus Wiemer, Ph.D., HCLD, Sharon Anderson, Ph.D., HCLD, Zeki Beyhan, Ph.D., HCLD

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: What to Do Next?

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 10th, 3 PM PT
Roundtable Panelists: Ashim Kumar, M.D., Jesse Hade, M.D., Geraldine Ekpo, M.D., Safa Rifka, M.D., Giovanni Jubiz, M.D., Ph.D.

Managing QC and QA in IVF Laboratory

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 3rd, 3 PM PT
Roundtable Panelists: Klaus Wiemer, Ph.D., HCLD, Bill Venier, M.Sc., TS, ELD, Kristen Ivani, Ph.D., HCLD

Does Mosaicism Impact IVF Outcome?

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 20th, 3 PM PT
Roundtable Panelists: Jie Deng, M.D., Ph.D., Alexander Quaas, M.D., Ph.D., Debbie Venier, MS, TS, Kimball Pomeroy, Ph.D., Tony Anderson, D.H.Sc., Klaus Wiemer, Ph.D.

Does Stimulation Protocol Affect Egg Quality?

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 16th, 3 PM PST
Roundtable Panelists: Dmitri Dozortsev, M.D., Ph.D., Mark P. Trolice, M.D., Kimball Pomeroy, Ph.D., Kristen Ivani, Ph.D.

Does Sperm Quality Affect Fertility Outcome?

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 9th, 3 PM PST
Panelists: Safa Rifka, M.D., Fady Sharara, M.D., Marlane Angle, Ph.D.

Progenesis Academy Workshop Series: Embryo Grading System

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 2nd, 3 PM PST
Panelists: Kimball Pomeroy, Ph.D., Bill Venier, M.Sc., David Wininger, Ph.D., Debbie Venier, MS, Zeki Beyhan, Ph.D.

A Comprehensive Review on Fertility Preservation

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 4th, 3 PM PST
Roundtable Panelists: Katherine Palmerola, M.D., Geraldine Ekpo, M.D.

Progenesis Academy Workshop Series: ICSI and Biopsy Techniques

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 28th, 1-5PM PDT
Panelists: Debbie Venier, MS, TS, Sheela Sadruddin, Ph.D., HCLD/TS(ABB), Kristen Ivani, Ph.D., HCLD, Tony Anderson, D.H.Sc., ELD, David Wininger, Ph.D., HCLD

Everything You Need To Know About Surrogacy and Egg Donation

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 21st, 3PM PDT
Roundtable Panelists:Serena Chen, M.D., Michele Evans, M.D., Scott Roseff, M.D., Ryan Ferrante, Esq., Staci Swiderski

A Conversation With The Leaders in IVF

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 30th, 3PM PDT
Roundtable Panelists: Barbara Collura, Staci Swiderski, Carol Lynn Curchoe, Ph.D., Angie Beltsos, M.D.

Advanced Maternal Age: When to Seek an Egg Donor?

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 23rd, 3PM PDT
Roundtable Panelists: Lori Arnold, M.D., Marc Kalan, M.D., Fady Sharara, M.D.

Recent Advances in Embryology and Reproductive Genetics

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19th, 9AM-2PM PDT
Roundtable Panelists: Nabil Arrach, Ph.D. , Kimball Pomeroy, Ph.D., H.C.L.D., Carli Chapman, BS, TS, ELD, Juergen Liebermann, Ph.D., Gary Harton, Ph.D., Tony Anderson, D.H.Sc., ELD

Minimal Stimulation: Pros and Cons

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 16th, 3PM PDT
Roundtable Panelists: Jie Deng, M.D., Ph.D., Anatte Karmon, M.D., Julian Escobar, M.D., Frank Yelian, M.D., Ph.D.

Progesterone as a Physiological Trigger for Ovulation: The New Paradigm in Luteal Phase Support

Date/Time: Thursday, September 10th, 3PM PDT
Roundtable Panelists: Michael Diamond, M.D., Dmitri Dozortsev, M.D., Ph.D., David Albertini, Ph.D., Mark Trolice, M.D.

Boost Your Fertility With Natural Remedies: When Do Medical Interventions Become Necessary?

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 2nd, 3PM PDT
Roundtable Panelists: Ashim Kumar, M.D., Maria Bustillo, M.D., Mike Berkley, L.A.c.

Fertility Treatment Options: What Stimulation Protocol Is Right for Me?

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 19th, 3PM PDT
Roundtable Panelists: Collin Smikle, M.D., Kristen Cain, M.D., Marwan Shaykh, M.D., Julio Rosales, M.D.

A Comprehensive Review of Embryo Culture Systems

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 12th, 3PM PDT
Roundtable Panelists: IVF Lab Directors

Infertility Causes: Age, Hormone, and Genetics

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 5th, 3PM PDT
Roundtable Panelists: Sara Mucowski, M.D., Sigal Klipstein, M.D., José Rivas, M.D.

Endometriosis and PCOS: Symptoms, Diagnoses, and Treatments

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 22nd, 3PM PDT
Roundtable Panelists: Awoniyi Awonuga, M.D., Samuel Brown, M.D., Scot Hutchison, M.D.

Embryo Selection with Artificial Intelligence

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 15th, 3PM PDT
Roundtable Panelists: David Silver, Alejandro Chávez Badiola, MD, Oleksii Barash, Ph.D.

Infertility: Causes, Diagnosis, Risks, and Treatments

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 8th, 3PM PDT
Roundtable Panelists: Ingrid Rodi, MD, Tiffanny Jones, MD, Scott Roseff, MD, Lawrence Werlin, MD

5-Minute IVF Lab Tour: An Inside View of the Best IVF Lab Practices

Date/Time: Thursday, July 2nd, 3PM PDT
Roundtable Panelists: Tony Anderson, DHSc, Kristen Ivani, PhD, Sharon Anderson, PhD, Brian LoManto, MS, Bill Venier, MSc

Infertility Journey: When to Start Fertility Treatment

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 1st, 3PM PDT
Roundtable Panelists: Spencer Richlin, M.D., Ellen Wood, D.O., Roohi Jeelani, M.D., Serena Dovey, M.D..

Understanding Unexplained Infertility and Treatment Options

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 24th, 3PM PDT
Roundtable Panelists: Lynn Westphal, MD, Alfred Rodriguez, MD, Cristin Slater, MD, Alex Quaas, MD, PhD

Fertility Treatment: What Are My Chances of Success?

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 17th, 3PM PDT
Roundtable Panelists: Deborah Wachs, MD, Allison Rodgers, MD

One Minute Review On IVF Laboratory Practice During COVID-19

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 10th, 3PM PDT
Roundtable Panelists: IVF lab directors

Starting My Fertility Treatment During the Pandemic

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 3rd, 3PM PDT
Roundtable Panelists: Heather Huddleston, M.D., Lowell Ku, M.D., David Cohen, M.D., Dawn Davenport, Creating a Family

Undergoing Fertility Treatment During COVID-19: The Patient’s Perspective

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 27th, 3PM PDT
Roundtable Panelists: Ilan Tur-Kaspa, M.D., Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron, M.D., Barbara Collura, RESOLVE.

Overview of COVID-19 Molecular Testing Options for IVF – Nabil Arrach, Ph.D. | NCARB 2020

Progenesis Academy Webinar Series: Addressing Patient’s Concerns About COVID-19: A Closer Look at IVF Labs

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 20th, 3PM PDT
Roundtable Panelists: Kristen Ivani, Ph.D., HCLD; Zeki Beyhan, Ph.D., HCLD; Ahmad Hammoud, M.D.; Beverly Reed, M.D.

Progenesis Academy Webinar Series: IVF Treatment During COVID-19: The Patient Perspective

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 13th, 3PM PDT
Roundtable Panelists:
Juergen Eisermann, M.D., Fady Sharara, M.D.; Minoos Hosseinzadeh, M.D.; Ravi Gada, M.D.; Kristen Ivani, Ph.D.

IVF Surrogacy and Egg Donation: Adjusting to COVID-19 Pandemic

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 06th, 3PM PDT
Roundtable panelists: Mark P. Trolice, M.D.; David Harari, M.D.; Kimball O. Pomeroy, Ph.D.; Staci Swiderski, Co-founder & CEO.

Today’s IVF Lab: Returning to Operation Following the SARS COVID-19 Pandemic

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 29th, 3PM PDT
Speaker: Klaus Wiemer, Ph.D., HCLD, EMB
Roundtable Speakers: Levent Keskintepe, Ph.D. HCLD; Dmitri Dozortsev, Ph.D., HCLD, EMB

Progenesis Academy Webinar Series: A Comprehensive Review on RT-PCR, Antibody, and Rapid Test for COVID-19

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 28th, 3PM PDT
Speaker: Nabil Arrach, Ph.D.

Management of COVID-19 Pandemic: The IVF Perspective

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 15th, 3PM PDT
Speakers: Richard Paulson, M.D., Angeline Beltsos, M.D., Jason Swain, Ph.D.