Progenesis Academy Schedule

Our Schedule

Recent Events

Date/ Time
Topic
Panel
Format
Wednesday, May 26th, 3pm PT
How to Prepare for CAP Inspection
[register here]
Kimball Pomeroy, Ph.D., HCLD
Tony Anderson, D.H.Sc., ELD
Bill Venier, M.SC., TS, ELD (ABB)
Bhushan Gangrade, Ph.D.
Presentation + Roundtable
Wednesday, Dec 14th, 3pm PT
Beyond Key Performance Indicators: Automation and AI in the Lab
Dr. Sung Tae Kim, PhD, HCLD
Dr. Carol Lynn Curchoe, PhD, HCLD
Dr. Victoria Jiang, MD
Webinar

2021

 

May

 

Date/ Time Topic Panel Format
Wednesday, May 5th, 3pm PT

A Comprehensive Guideline on Sperm Quality Assessment


[watch here]

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
Presentation + Roundtable
Wednesday, May 12th, 3pm PT

Preparing for IVF Treatment: Nutrition, Exercise, Acupuncture, and Stress Management

[watch here]

Creighton Likes, III, M.D.
Alice Domar, Ph.D.
Laura Gilstrap RD, LDN
Roundtable
Wednesday, May 26th, 3pm PT

How to Prepare for CAP Inspection

[register here]

Kimball Pomeroy, Ph.D., HCLD
Tony Anderson, D.H.Sc., ELD
Bill Venier, M.SC., TS, ELD (ABB)
Bhushan Gangrade, Ph.D.
Presentation + Roundtable

 

April
Date/ Time Topic Panel Format
Wednesday, April 7th, 3pm PT Fertility Preservation: Options for Cancer Patients
[watch here]
Kevin Maas, M.D., Ph.D.
Samuel Brown, M.D.
Serena Chen, M.D.
Spencer Richlin, M.D.
Roundtable
Wednesday, April 14th, 3pm PT Does PGT-A Improve IVF Outcome?
[watch here]
Oleksii Barash, Ph.D.
Gary Harton, Ph.D.
Jason Swain, Ph.D.
Mark Trolice, M.D.
Lori Arnold, M.D.
Roundtable
Wednesday, April 21st, 3pm PT My Fertility Journey: The Patient Perspective
[watch here]
Lowell Ku, M.D.
Roohi Jeelani, M.D.
Betsy Campbell, RESOLVE
Roundtable

 

March
Date/ Time Topic Panel Format
Wednesday, March 3rd, 3pm PT Fertility Options After 42
[watch here]
Collin Smikle, M.D.
Jie Deng, M.D., Ph.D.
Roundtable
Wednesday, March 10th, 3pm PT

Biopsy or Not Biopsy: Where to Draw the Lines

[watch here]

Tony Anderson, D.H.Sc.
David Wininger, Ph.D.
Kristen Ivani, Ph.D.
Marlane Angle, Ph.D.
Benjamin Sessions, Ph.D.
Presentation + Roundtable
Wednesday, March 17th, 3pm PT

Do Immunological Factors Impact Fertility Outcome?

[watch here]

Giovanni Jubiz, M.D., Ph.D. Roundtable
Wednesday, March 24th, 3pm PT

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

[watch here]

Sheela Sadruddin, Ph.D.
Tony Anderson, D.H.Sc.
Ammon Bayles, Ph.D.
Ali Ahmady, Ph.D.
Levent Keskintepe, Ph.D.
Presentation + Roundtable
Wednesday, March 31st, 3pm PT Implantation Failure: Causes and Possible Solutions
[watch here]
Scott Roseff, M.D.
Fady Sharara, M.D.
Roundtable

 

February
Date/ Time Topic Panel Format
Wednesday, February 3rd, 3pm PT Managing QC and QA in IVF Laboratory
[watch here]
Klaus Wiemer, Ph.D., HCLD
Bill Venier, M.Sc., TS, ELD
Kristen Ivani, Ph.D., HCLD
Presentation + Roundtable
Wednesday, February 10th, 3pm PT Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: What to Do Next?
[watch here]
Ashim Kumar, M.D.
Jesse Hade, M.D.
Geraldine Ekpo, M.D.
Safa Rifka, M.D.
Giovanni Jubiz, M.D., Ph.D.
Roundtable
Wednesday, February 17th, 3pm PT ICSI vs. IVF: Pros and Cons
[watch here]
Klaus Wiemer, Ph.D., HCLD
Sharon Anderson, Ph.D., HCLD
Zeki Beyhan, Ph.D., HCLD
Presentation + Roundtable
Wednesday, February 24th, 3pm PT

A Case Study of Challenging IVF Cases

[watch here]

Janelle Luk, M.D.
Lawrence Werlin, M.D.
Roundtable

 

January
Date/ Time Topic Panel Format
Wednesday, January 20th, 3pm PT Does Mosaicism Impact IVF Outcome?
[watch here]
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.
Roundtable

2020

December
Date/ Time Topic Panel Format
Wednesday, December 16th, 3pm PST Does Stimulation Protocol Affect Egg Quality?
[watch here]
Dmitri Dozortsev, M.D., Ph.D.
Mark P. Trolice, M.D.
Kimball Pomeroy, Ph.D.
Kristen Ivani, Ph.D.
Roundtable discussion
Wednesday, December 9th, 3pm PST Does Sperm Quality Affect Fertility Outcome?
[watch here]
Safa Rifka, M.D.
Fady Sharara, M.D.
Marlane Angle, Ph.D.
Roundtable discussion
Wednesday, December 2nd, 3pm PST

Progenesis Academy Workshop Series: Embryo Grading System

[watch here]

Kimball Pomeroy, Ph.D.
Bill Venier, M.Sc.
David Wininger, Ph.D.
Debbie Venier, MS
Zeki Beyhan, Ph.D.
LIVE Workshop

 

November
Date/ Time Topic Panel Format
Wednesday, November 4th, 3pm PST

A Comprehensive Review on Fertility Preservation

[watch here]

Katherine Palmerola, M.D.
Geraldine Ekpo, M.D.
Roundtable discussion

 

October
Date/ Time Topic Panel Format
Wednesday, October 21st, 3pm PDT

Everything You Need To Know About Surrogacy and Egg Donation

[watch here]

Serena Chen, M.D.
Michele Evans, M.D.
Scott Roseff, M.D.
Ryan Ferrante, Esq.
Staci Swiderski
Roundtable discussion
Wednesday, October 28th, 1-5pm PDT

Progenesis Academy Workshop on ICSI and Biopsy Techniques

[watch here]

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
LIVE Workshop

 

September
Date/ Time Topic Panel Format
Wednesday, September 2nd, 3pm PST

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

[watch here]

Ashim Kumar, M.D.
Maria Bustillo, M.D.
Mike Berkley, L.A.c.
Roundtable discussion
Thursday, September 10th, 3pm PST

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

[watch here]

Michael Diamond, M.D.
Dmitri Dozortsev, M.D., Ph.D.
David Albertini, Ph.D.
Mark Trolice, M.D.
Roundtable discussion
Wednesday, September 16th, 3pm PST

Minimal Stimulation: Pros and Cons

[watch here]

Jie Deng, M.D., Ph.D.
Anatte Karmon, M.D.
Julian Escobar, M.D. 
Frank Yelian, M.D., Ph.D.
Roundtable discussion
Saturday, September 19th, 9am-2pm PST

1st Symposium: Recent Advances in Embryology and Reproductive Genetics

[watch here]

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
Presentation + Roundtable discussion
Wednesday, September 23rd, 3pm PST

Advanced Maternal Age: When to Seek an Egg Donor?

[watch here]

 

Lori Arnold, M.D.
Marc Kalan, M.D.
Fady Sharara, M.D.
Roundtable discussion
Wednesday, September 30th, 3pm PST

A Conversation with The Leaders in IVF

[watch here]

Staci Swiderski
Barbara Collura
Angie Beltsos, M.D.
Carol Lynn Curchoe, Ph.D.
Roundtable discussion

 

August
Date/ Time Topic Panel Format
Wednesday, August 5th, 3pm PST

Infertility Causes: Age, Hormone, and Genetics

[watch here]

Sara Mucowski, M.D.
Sigal Klipstein, M.D.
José Rivas, M.D.
Roundtable discussion
Wednesday, August 12th, 3pm PST

A Comprehensive Review of Embryo Culture Systems

[watch here]

(in the order of presenters)

Klaus Wiemer, Ph.D., HCLD, EMB, Poma Fertility
Sheela Sadruddin, Ph.D., HCLD, Dallas IVF
Zeki Beyhan, Ph.D., HCLD, Fertility & IVF Center of Miami
Kristen Ivani, Ph.D., HCLD, Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay Area
David Wininger, Ph.D., HCLD, Atlantic Reproductive Medicine Specialists
Bill Venier, MSc, ELD (ABB), San Diego Fertility Center
Tony Anderson, D.H.Sc., ELD (ABB), Aspire Fertility Centers
Levent Keskintepe, Ph.D., HCLD, West LA IVF Clinic
Juergen Liebermann, Ph.D., HCLD (ABB), Fertility Centers of Illinois
Ali Ahmady, Ph.D., HCLD, USC Fertility Center
Rodney Wade, MS, Reproductive Resource Center Kansas City IVF
Marlane Angle, Ph.D., HCLD (ABB), Laurel Fertility
Sharon Anderson, Ph.D., ELD, HCLD (ABB), Main Line Fertility
Xinli Yang, Ph.D., HCLD (ABB), CARE for the Bay Area
Sangita Jindal, Ph.D., HCLD, Montefiore Medical Center
Kimball Pomeroy, Ph.D., HCLD, The World Egg Bank

Roundtable discussion + presentation
Wednesday, August 19th, 3pm PST

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

[watch here]

Collin Smikle, M.D.
Kristen Cain, M.D.
Marwan Shaykh, M.D.
Julio Rosales, M.D.
Roundtable discussion

 

July
Date/ Time Topic Panel Format
Wednesday, July 1st, 3pm PST

Infertility Journey: When to Start Fertility Treatment

[watch here]

 

Ellen Wood, D.O.
Roohi Jeelani, M.D.
Serena Dovey, M.D.
Spencer Richlin, M.D.
Roundtable discussion
Thursday, July 2nd, 3pm PST

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

[watch here]

 

Tony Anderson, D.HSc. 
Kristen Ivani, Ph.D.
Sharon Anderson, Ph.D.
Brian LoManto, MS
Bill Venier, MSc
Roundtable discussion + presentation
Wednesday, July 8th, 3pm PST

Infertility: Causes, Diagnosis, Risks, and Treatments

[watch here]

 

 

Ingrid Rodi, M.D.
Tiffanny Jones, M.D.
Scott Roseff M.D.
Lawrence Werlin, M.D.
Roundtable discussion
Wednesday, July 15th, 3pm PST

Embryo Selection with Artificial Intelligence

[watch here]

 

 

David Silver 
Alejandro Chávez Badiola, M.D. 
Oleksii Barash, Ph.D.
Presentation + roundtable discussion
Wednesday, July 22nd, 3pm PST

Endometriosis and PCOS: Symptoms, Diagnoses, and Treatments

[watch here]

 

 

Awoniyi Awonuga, M.D. 
Samuel Brown, M.D. 
Scot Hutchison, M.D.
Roundtable discussion

 

June
Date/ Time Topic Panel Format
Wednesday, June 3rd, 3pm PST

Starting My Fertility Treatment During the Pandemic

[watch here]

 

Heather Huddleston, M.D.
Lowell Ku, M.D. 
David Cohen, M.D.
Dawn Davenport, Creating a Family 
Roundtable discussion
Wednesday, June 10th, 3pm PST

One-Minute Review On IVF Laboratory Practice During COVID-19

[watch here]

(in the order of presenters)

Kristen Ivani, Ph.D., HCLD, Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay Area
Ali Ahmady, Ph.D., HCLD, USC Fertility Center
Mark Dow, Ph.D., HCLD/ELD (ABB), Texas Health Resources
Sheela Sadruddin, Ph.D., HCLD, Dallas IVF
Kevin Oum, Ph.D., HCLD/CC, EMB, Reproductive Sciences Medical Center and Coastal Fertility Medical Center
David Wininger, Ph.D., HCLD, Atlantic Reproductive Medicine Specialists
Bill Venier, MSc, ELD (ABB), San Diego Fertility Center
Klaus Wiemer, Ph.D., HCLD, EMB, Poma Fertility
Ben Sessions, Ph.D., HCLD, ELD, TS, CC, Reproductive Care Center
Cristian Alvarez Sedó, Ph.D., FERTILIA
Marlane Angle, Ph.D., HCLD (ABB), Caperton Fertility Institute
Debbie Venier, MSc, TS (ABB), La Jolla IVF
Bhushan Gangrade, Ph.D., Center for Reproductive Medicine
Tony Anderson, D.H.Sc., ELD (ABB), Aspire Fertility Centers
Kimball Pomeroy, Ph.D., HCLD, The World Egg Bank

Roundtable discussion + presentation
Wednesday, June 17th, 3pm PST

Fertility Treatment: What Are My Chances of Success?

[watch here]

Deborah Wachs, M.D.
Allison Rodgers, M.D.
Roundtable discussion
Wednesday, June 24th, 3pm PST

Understanding Unexplained Infertility and Treatment Options

[watch here]

Lynn Westphal, M.D. 
Alfred Rodriguez, M.D. 
Cristin Slater, M.D. 
Alex Quaas, M.D., Ph.D.
Roundtable discussion

 

May
Date/ Time Topic Panel Format
Wednesday, May 6th, 3pm PST

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

[watch here]

Mark P. Trolice, M.D.
David Harari, M.D.
Kimball O. Pomeroy, Ph.D.
Staci Swiderski, Founder & CEO
Ryan C. Ferrante, Esq.
Roundtable discussion
Wednesday, May 13th, 3pm PST

IVF Treatment During COVID-19: The Patient Perspective

[watch here]

Juergen Eisermann, M.D.
Fady Sharara, M.D.
Minoos Hosseinzadeh, M.D.
Ravi Gada, M.D.
Kristen Ivani, Ph.D.
Roundtable discussion
Wednesday, May 20th, 3pm PST

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

[watch here]

Kristen Ivani, Ph.D., HCLD
Zeki Beyhan, Ph.D., HCLD
Ahmad Hammoud, M.D.
Beverly Reed, M.D.
Roundtable discussion
Wednesday, May 27th, 3pm PST

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

[watch here]

Ilan Tur-Kaspa, M.D.
Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron, M.D.
Barbara Collura, RESOLVE
Roundtable discussion

 

April
Date/ Time Topic Panel Format
Wednesday, April 8th, 3pm PST

COVID-19 Genetics and Molecular Diagnostics for IVF

[watch here]

Nabil Arrach, Ph.D. Webinar
Wednesday, April 15th, 3pm PST

Management of COVID-19 Pandemic: The IVF Perspective

[watch here]

Richard Paulson, M.D.
Angeline Beltsos, M.D.
Jason Swain, Ph.D.
Roundtable discussion
Wednesday, April 22nd, 3pm PST

Contamination, Cross-Contamination and Infection Risks of Cryopreservation Due to Covid-19 Epidemic

[watch here]

Webinar Speaker:

Kimball O. Pomeroy, Ph.D.

Roundtable Speakers:
Debbie Venier, MSc, TS (ABB)
Anthony Anderson, D.H.Sc., ELD (ABB)
Ali Ahmady, Ph.D.

Webinar + roundtable 
Tuesday, April 28th, 3pm PST

A Comprehensive Review on RT-PCR, Antibody, and Rapid Test for COVID-19

[watch here]

Nabil Arrach, Ph.D. Webinar
Wednesday, April 29th, 3pm PST

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

[watch here]

Webinar Speaker:
Klaus Wiemer, Ph.D., HCLD, EMB Roundtable Speakers:
Levent Keskintepe, Ph.D., HCLD
Dmitri Dozortsev, Ph.D., HCLD, EMB
Webinar + roundtable