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PCRS 2023 Faculty



Andrea Braverman, PhD

Dr. Braverman is a Clinical Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Braverman is the Associate Director for the Educational Core for OB/Gyn. She is a health psychologist with a specialty in medical health management, infertility counseling, and third party reproduction issues. She received her M.A., M.S. and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Braverman has lectured internationally on treatment issues and reproductive medicine before medical and patient audiences. Dr. Braverman has conducted research and published numerous articles in medical journals about the psychological aspects of infertility, attitudes of parents of children born with the use of ART, issues involved in the decision to end treatment, and psychological issues involved in using third-party donors. Dr. Braverman received the 2021 Suheil J. Muasher, M.D., Distinguished Service Award from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the 2018 Advocacy Award from the Family Equality Council and Path2Parenthood, and the 2021Timothy Jeffries Memorial Award from the American Psychological Association for outstanding contributions as a health psychologist. She is the past president of the North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology and past chairperson of the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).

When IVF is Not Successful, How do you Give Bad News?
Wednesday, 12:45 PM

Infertility and Sexual Function: Issues and Solutions
Thursday, 1:00 PM

Eric Widra, MD

Eric A. Widra, MD, FACOG, FAWMDr. Widra is the Chief Medical Officer of SG Fertility, with centers in Metropolitan Washington, DC, throughout the US, and in Santiago, Chile. He is the Associate Director of the Combined Federal Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility – a post-graduate training program for future leaders in this sub-specialty operated through the NIH, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and SG Fertility. Dr. Widra received his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (now Rutgers) and his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He completed a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellowship at The George Washington University. Dr. Widra is currently a Professor and Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown University. At a national level, Dr. Widra is a member of the Resolve Board of Directors. He served as the Chair of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) Practice committee and member of the ASRM Practice committee from 2009-2015, and served as SART Treasurer from 2015 – 2017, and currently serves on the ASRM CME Committee. He is an examiner for the Division of REI, American Board of Ob/Gyn. In addition to his clinical practice at Shady Grove, Dr. Widra supervises the extensive academic ventures of the practice. He has numerous publications and presentations in the field of infertility and Reproductive Technologies and is an Editorial Editor for Fertility and Sterility. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and a fellow of the American Academy of Wilderness Medicine.


How to Organize a Business/Contract Negotiation
Wednesday, 1:30 PM

How to Train/Recruit Personnel, Projections of Personnel Need in the Future

Thursday, 8:45 AM

Joseph Conaghan, PdD

Dr. Conaghan has over two decades of experience in human embryology and is best known for his studies on embryo culture and metabolism. He trained in Embryology and Andrology at the Hammersmith Hospital in London and graduated with a PhD in human embryology from the Royal Postgraduate Medical School at the University of London in 1994. He’s a Board-Certified High-complexity Clinical Laboratory Director in the disciplines of Embryology and Andrology. He is big advocate for eSET in IVF, and therefore for high standards for culturing and vitrifying embryos.

How To Work With Your Embryologists
Wednesday, 2:45 PM

Paul Lin, MD

Dr. Lin is currently a physician in a busy private practice at Seattle Reproductive Medicine where he also serves as the Medical Director of the Seattle Reproductive surgery center and has helped SRM grow from a modest group of 4 academic physicians and 20 employees to 13 REI physicians, 3 urologist, 8 advanced practice practitioners and over 250 employees. He is currently a PAST President of the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and serves on the PCRS board. Prior to being a founding member of SRM, he was teaching faculty at University of Washington in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He did his fellowship at the University of Louisville and OBGYN residency training at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. In addition to his usual work in Assisted Reproductive Technology, he has a special love and interest in reproductive surgery and extensive experience with laparoscopic and hysteroscopic fibroid removal; surgical management of endometriosis. Not only does he consider tubal repair surgery (a dying art in the In Vitro Fertilization generation) but also one of the few fertility specialists who still perform tubal reversals.

What Does SART Do for You?
Wednesday, 3:30 PM

Paul Turek, MD

Dr. Turek is Director of The Turek Clinic ( a men’s health clinic in Beverly Hills and San Francisco. He is a former Endowed Chair Professor at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Turek is an international authority and acclaimed speaker on issues of men’s sexual and reproductive health. Dr. Turek attended Yale College, followed by Stanford University Medical School. After urology residency training at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Turek was fellowship trained at Baylor College of Medicine. His 200 publications have advanced our knowledge of stem cell genetics, the management of azoospermia and the epidemiology of men’s reproductive health problems. He was awarded an NIH grant to develop an artificial testicle to make sperm. He is a consultant to several biotech companies, the Men’s Health Care Network, the CDC, the White House and the NIH and oversees an award-winning blog on men’s health issues ( He also writes regularly for WebMD.He is Past-President of the American Society of Andrology and the Society of Male Reproduction and Urology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Société Internationale d'Urologie and the Royal Society of Medicine (U.K). He co-founded a volunteer medical clinic powered by retired physicians for the working uninsured ( in San Francisco. His hobbies include vintage cars and longboard surfing.

Male Factor and Treatment 101: Diagnosis and Treatment
Wednesday, 4:15 PM

Susan Crockin, JD

Susan Crockin is a Senior Scholar at Georgetown University Law Center’s O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law where she teaches ART Law; Affiliate Faculty at Georgetown’s Kennedy Institute of Ethics; and represents and advises ART clinics, programs and participants as the principal of the Crockin Law & Policy Group, one of the first US law firms specializing in ART and Adoption Law. She is the editor or co-author of three books and multiple chapters and peer-reviewed articles on ART law, policy and ethics, including “Legal Conceptions: Evolving Law and Policy of the ARTs” with the late Dr. Howard W. Jones, Jr, and created and authors the ASRM News’ column “Legally Speaking®.” She is the PI on a grant which developed and currently offers “Jones Rounds®,” a unique program offering Grand Rounds and case-based didactics modules for REI Fellows and related professionals at the intersection of ART Law, Ethics and Medicine. She is a member of ASRM’s Ethics Committee and Legal Professional Group, and SART’s Model Consents committee.

Implications of Roe v. Wade Reversal for IVF

Thursday, 8:00 AM

Roe v. Wade Reversal Q&A Session

Thursday, 2:45 PM


Zev Williams, MD, PhD

Zev Williams, MD, PhD is the Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, the Wendy D. Havens Associate Professor of Women's Health and the Director of Columbia University Fertility Center. Dr. Williams completed his MD and PhD training in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine before continuing to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital for his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. After completing his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Weill-Cornell, Dr. Williams then did a post-doctoral fellowship on RNA biology in the laboratory of Dr. Thomas Tuschl at Rockefeller University. As a physician scientist, Dr. Williams' clinical and research focus has been on helping those suffering from recurrent pregnancy loss and infertility and developing novel technologies and treatments to improve patient success.


Immune Mysteries: Navigating the Unknowns of Fertility and Immunotherapies 
Thursday, 12:15 PM

Kathe Wallace, PT

Kathe Wallace, PT, is an internationally recognized clinician, author, lecturer and pioneer practitioner in pelvic floor evaluation and treatment. In 2006, she was honored to receive the Washington state physical therapy association Clinical Excellence Award for her work in the education and practice of pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD).After more than 30 years of clinical practice in the pelvic health physical therapy specialty Kathe is currently focusing on education and consulting healthcare providers interested in learning about pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD). She is a member of the Clinical Advisory Team for Renalis developing digital therapeutics for pelvic health and also independently develops educational material for health care providers and their clients. She currently serves as an independent study Clinical Instructor for the Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, at the University of Washington in Seattle. Her mission is to educate healthcare providers and patients on the important and yet poorly understood topic of PFD.

Fertility Related Genti-Pelvic Penetration Disorders: Clinical Pearls of Pelvic Floor Exam and Physical Therapy Treatments 
Thursday, 1:45 PM

Sean Tipton

Sean formulates and executes media and government affairs programs for ASRM, the country’s leading organization for professionals involved in reproductive health care and infertility. In this role, Sean has been involved in nearly every major media and policy event related to assisted reproduction since joining ASRM. Among these have been the McCaughey septuplets, cloning, embryonic stem cell research, “Personhood” measures, the Octomom, FDA regulation of reproductive tissues, healthcare reform, and many others. He has worked in policy venues ranging from local zoning boards to the United Nations. In 2015, Sean assumed responsibility for ASRM’s fund development functions as well. His work has been recognized with awards from his alma mater, Transylvania University, the American Fertility Association, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, Research America, and the Takoma Foundation. Sean has degrees in political science from Transylvania University and The Ohio State University. 

Roe v. Wade Reversal Q&A Session
Thursday, 2:45 PM

Advocacy in Reproductive Health: How You Can Make a Difference
Friday, 3:00 PM

Gloria Richard-Davis, MD

Gloria Richard-Davis, MD is the Executive Director of the Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Division (DDEI), a tenured Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob/Gyn) at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences (UAMS) since 2013. As executive director for DDEI, she works directly with leadership at UAMS 5 professional colleges and graduate studies to increase diversity in our workforce, create a more inclusive environment and elimination of health disparities in the quest of health equity. Dr. Richard-Davis has more than 30 years of experience in women’s health and reproductive endocrinology. As Division Director, she developed a comprehensive full-service fertility service from inception. She has provided excellence in reproductive care with compassion assisting many families in achieving their dream of parenthood. She serves as Chair of ASRM’s recently convened Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Committee. She is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in women’s health serving as a key opinion leader, consultant and advisor to many professional organizations and corporations. She authored the Planning Parenthood book, a comprehensive guide for women experiencing infertility. She founded ASRM a Special Interest Group on Health Disparities. She was recently awarded the ASRM Gold Humanism in Medicine award.

Roe v. Wade Reversal Q&A Session
Thursday, 2:45 PM

Diversity and Disparities in Reproductive Health
Friday, 8:00 AM

Marcelle Cedars

Dr. Marcelle Cedars is the Director of the UCSF Center for Reproductive Health and the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. As Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, she coordinates the relationship between science and research being done at UCSF and personalized care for medical center patients. Her clinical and research interests include ovarian aging, polycystic ovary syndrome and assisted reproduction.  She is an NIH-funded researcher and has chaired the FDA panel on Obstetrical and Gynecological Devices, served as President of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and is Immediate Past President for the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.  

Roe v. Wade Reversal Q&A Session
Thursday, 2:45 PM

How is Female Infertility a Biomarker of Health?
Saturday, 8:45 AM

Michael Eisenberg, MD

Michael L. Eisenberg, MD earned his bachelor degree from Rice University and his medical doctorate from Yale School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in urology at the University of California, San Francisco and a Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He is board certified in urology.He joined Stanford University in 2011 to start the Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery program. Dr. Eisenberg serves as an editorial editor of Fertility and Sterility and associate editor of Andrology, on the editorial boards of the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics and the World Journal of Men’s Health, and as an ad hoc referee for dozens of leading medical journals and has himself authored numerous peer-reviewed articles. His laboratory seeks to understand the association between a man’s reproductive and overall health as well as the control of spermatogenesis. As a thought leader, he also advises several companies in the reproductive and sexual health space.

Male Infertility: Window Into Men's Health?
Friday, 8:45 AM

Barry Behr, Ph.D., HCLD

Dr. Behr is a Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology – Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at the Stanford University Medical Centre. Dr. Behr now serves as VP of embryology for OMA fertility and CTO for Intilabs. After pursuing a BSc in Biology at the San Diego State University, Dr. Behr completed his Master’s and PhD degrees in Biology with an emphasis on reproductive physiology at the University of Nevada-Reno. He is board certified as an Embryology Laboratory Director and a High-Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director with subspecialties in embryology and andrology. In addition to his academic roles, Dr. Behr has served as Inspector for the Joint American Fertility Society / College Associated Pathologists Commission for Assisted Reproductive Technology Laboratory Accreditation. Dr. Behr developed a culture medium to grow embryos at the blastocyst stage, resulting in an increase in implantation and pregnancy rates while reducing the IVF risk of multiple gestations. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, over 170 abstracts, and 14 book chapters. An entrepreneur, Dr. Behr founded Auxogyn and Blastogen and co-founded IVIGen. He was named to the National Register of Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals. Dr. Behr was the first non-MD to serve as President of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society. He is Past-President of the Northern California Association of Reproductive Biologists and the American Association of Bioanalysts. Dr. Behr continues to contribute to the field of Embryology and genetics.

Corporate IVF-A Shift in the Industry
Friday, 1:00 PM

Lab SessionEntrepreneurship in Embryology
Saturday, 11:00 AM



Serdar Bulun, MD

Serdar Bulun is the John J. Sciarra Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University in Chicago. He is also the Obstetrician-Gynecologist-in-Chief at Prentice Women’s Hospital at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He was born in Malatya, Turkey and moved to Istanbul to attend Robert College and thereafter Istanbul University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University at Buffalo in New York and pursued a sub-specialty fellowship in reproductive endocrinology-infertility at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Starting from 2003, he established a comprehensive women’s health research program at Northwestern, and recruited and supported numerous faculty who focus on steroid hormone-related aspects of human health and disease. Throughout his career, Dr. Bulun has been awarded over $100 million of research funding in endometriosis, uterine fibroids and breast cancer. Dr. Bulun had a number of awards and honors during his career, most notably, he was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2015. He’s published more than 250 peer-reviewed publications in top journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Medicine, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA.

Novel Therapies for Endometriosis 

Friday, 2:15 PM

Maren Shapiro
Dr. Shapiro completed her medical school at the University of Pennsylvania and Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Brigham & Women's/Massachusetts General Hospitals. She is currently a 3rd year REI fellow at University of California, San Francisco and will be staying on as faculty at UCSF starting September 2023.
Fellows Debate - Natural Versus Programmed FET
Friday, 4:00 PM

Nina Vyas

Dr. Nina Vyas is a third-year clinical fellow at the Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, NY. She completed her undergraduate and OBGYN training at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA. She will be returning to Los Angeles to practice upon graduation from fellowship.

Fellows Debate - Natural Versus Programmed FET
Friday, 4:00 PM


Grace Whiteley

Grace Whiteley is a 3rd year REI fellow at the National Institutes of Health. Her research interests include fertility preservation and health disparities. She will be moving to Richmond, Virginia and joining a private practice in fall of 2023.

Fellows Debate - Natural Versus Programmed FET
Friday, 4:00 PM

Ijeoma Iko

Dr. Ijeoma (Ij) Iko is a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellow at the University of Utah. She received her bachelor’s degree from Duke University with a focus in health policy and earned her medical degree from Brown University. She completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Iko’s clinical interests include: infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Her research interests include: cost-effective care analyses, disparities in infertility diagnoses and treatment outcomes as well as social and environmental impacts on fertility. Dr. Iko also has an interest in patient education and advocacy.

Fellows Debate - Natural Versus Programmed FET
Friday, 4:00 PM


Victoria Jiang

Victoria S. Jiang, MD is a board eligible OBGYN who is completing her second year in REI fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. She graduated from Emory University with a double major in Chemistry and Biology, with a focus in Organic Chemistry. She received her MD from Wake Forest School of Medicine in 2017, and completed her residency in OB/GYN at Emory University School of Medicine. She has received numerous awards for her teaching, research, and wellness efforts. Her interests include the integration of AI in medicine and embryology culture systems.

Fellows Debate - Natural Versus Programmed FET

Friday, 4:00 PM

Nirali Jain

Nirali Jain is a second year Reproductive Endocrinology fellow at NYU Fertility Center. She completed her medical training at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and her OB/GYN residency at Weill Cornell Medical Center. She has specific research and career interests in fertility preservation and oncofertility.  She has presented her research at regional and national conferences throughout her training. 

Fellows Debate - Natural Versus Programmed FET

Friday, 4:00 PM


Manuel Viotti, PhD

Manuel Viotti is the VP of PGT and Clinical Laboratory Director at Kindlabs, Kindbody. He holds an appointment as Senior Scientist at the Zouves Foundation for Reproductive Medicine. He obtained a PhD in molecular and cell biology from the Weill Graduate School of Cornell University studying mammalian developmental biology. Dr. Viotti then completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the biotech company Genentech, investigating human cell dynamics and differentiation. His current research aims to improve outcomes in the IVF clinic, with a special focus on molecular and cell biology of the embryo and uterine environment.

Ranking System for Mosaic Embryos
Saturday, 8:00 AM

David Albertini, PhD

David Albertini received his Ph.D. in 1975 from Harvard University working on the cell biology of the mammalian ovary. After postdoctoral work at the University of Connecticut Health Center, he returned to Harvard Medical School as an Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology from 1977-1984, and was a Professor at Tufts University Schools of Medicine until 2004. At Tufts, he served as Chair of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology (1996-2000), Director of the Center for Reproduction (1999-2003) and Director of the Confocal Microscopy core (1988-1999). From 2004-2016, he was Hall Professor of Molecular Medicine at the Kansas University Medical Center. In 2016 he became the Director of Laboratories and Senior Scientist at the Center for Human Reproduction in New York City. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, an official journal of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (2009-present). In 2020, David joined the Bedford Research Foundation team where he continues his research interests in reproductive medicine and biology. He is the recipient of many awards including a Basil O’Connor fellowship from the March of Dimes, the Hammond Medal from the Society for Reproduction and Fertility (UK), and the Founder’s Lecturer for the Australian Society of Reproductive Biology, The Beacon Award FIR course MBL, and recently was recognized as an Honorary Member of the International Society for In Vitro Fertilization (ISIVF). He is presently a Visiting Scientist at The Rockefeller University and Center for Human Reproduction continues to serve on scientific advisory boards, and is a frequent invited speaker here and abroad. His most recent research at the Bedford Research Foundation is aimed at developing clinically useful stem cells from activated human eggs and understanding the mechanisms underlying ovarian and oocyte aging in women.

Advances in IVM
Saturday, 9:30 AM

Andria Besser

 Andria Besser is a board-certified genetic counselor and Director of Reproductive Genetics at the NYU Langone Fertility Center. She obtained Bachelor's degrees in both Medical Sciences and Education from Western University in Ontario, Canada, and her Master's degree in Genetic Counseling at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. She has spent over 12 years specializing in assisted reproductive technologies and preconception genetics in both clinical and laboratory settings, and is a frequent speaker and author, particularly on the topics of preimplantation genetic testing and genetic carrier screening. Andria is currently serving on the board of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Genetic Counseling Professional Group, and was previously the GCPG representative for the ASRM Patient Education Committee as well as past chair of the National Society of Genetic Counselors’ ART/Infertility Special Interest Group.

Genetics Session: Heterozygotes: Complications for Interpreting Expanded Carrier Screening Results in our Patient and Donor Populations
Saturday, 11:00 AM


Alyssa Snider, PhD

Dr. Alyssa Snider is a certified genetic counselor committed to helping patients overcome infertility through assisted reproductive therapies. Dr. Snider is the Director of Clinical Genetic Services at Igenomix, where she has been employed since the inception of the company in the United States. Dr. Snider received her PhD at Stanford University and completed her genetic counseling program at California State University, Stanislaus. She directs Igenomix’s clinical genetic testing services, including and PGT-A and PGT-M, and oversees the genetic counseling department. She is a past chair for the ASRM’s genetic counseling special interest group, now called the genetic counseling professional group, and a past chair for the National Society of Genetic Counselors assisted reproductive therapies special interest group.
Genetics Session: Established and Emerging Information on Outcomes from Non-Euploid Embryo Transfer

Thursday, 11:00 AM

Liesl Nel-Themaat, PhD, HCLD, MBA

Dr. Nel-Themaat has been in the field of assisted reproduction for more than 20 years, with the past 11 years in clinical IVF. She possesses a unique combination of a strong academic background, broad technical experience and extensive leadership, and management training. Through a multi-dimensional approach, she has helped to improve patient care and outcomes in Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). Dr. Nel-Themaat was most recently employed as the Regional IVF Lab Director for Shady Grove Fertility in Colorado and served as the IVF Lab Director at the University of Colorado Advanced Reproductive Medicine. She received her PhD from LSU, Baton Rouge and recently completed an Executive Masters of Business Administration program at the University of Denver. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Stanford University School of Medicine, the IVF Lab Director at Stanford University Fertility and Reproductive Health, as well as scientific Director of the Stanford Renew Biobank.

Lab Session: Efficiency in the IVF Lab – Doing More with Less
Saturday, 11:00 AM

Abeer Salhi, PhD

Abeer Salhia, PhD, DLM, MT, MSN, FNP-c is the Lab Director for Vios Fertility Institute Chicago and Milwaukee regions. She holds several degrees and certifications in both medical technology and nursing. She earned her PhD in Microbiology, Masters of Science in Biomedical Science, Clinical Embryology and Andrology as well as an additional Masters of Science in Nursing. Most recently, Dr. Salhia has earned a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-c) certification as she continues to pursue her passion to bring both clinical and laboratory science together to produce better patient outcomes. Dr. Salhia holds a MedTech (MT) and Diplomat in Laboratory Management (DLM) certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology, is a Certified Lab Director through Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and has additional certification as an Embryology Laboratory Director (ELD) by the American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB). Dr. Salhia strives to improve patient pregnancy outcomes through a continued focus on collaboration between laboratory and clinical teams. She is passionate about the entire patient and fertility treatment experience and believes the most effective outcomes result from a joint approach to care.

Lab Session: Cryostorage Solutions – Troubleshooting and Simplifying Processes
Saturday, 11:00 AM

Lauren Nervi, NP

Lauren Nervi, MSN, RN, NP-C, is Director of Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) for IVI RMA and is a family nurse practitioner at RMANJ. Lauren is very proud to be the first advanced practice provider at RMANJ. As a nurse practitioner based out of the Basking Ridge office, she sees new patients, conducts follow-up appointments, and performs ultrasounds, IUIs, endometrial biopsies, saline sonohysterograms, and physical examinations. Lauren is an active member of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society (PCRS) and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). She served as Scientific Programs Planning Committee Chair for the Nurse Professional Group (NPG)from 2016-2021 where she coordinated educational programs and speakers for the annual ASRM conference. She is now a board member of the new ASRM Advanced Practice Provider Professional Group. She has spoken at several ASRM conferences, and she has presented an abstract poster presentation at PCRS (Pacific Coast Reproductive Society) conference

RN/APP Session: Introduction and Knobology
Saturday, 11:00 AM

Hayley Rapp, NP

 Hayley Rapp is a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey and the Director of Clinical Education and Quality Assurance for IVI-RMA America. Hayley has been a practicing WHNP since 2015 and has her Doctorate in Nursing Practice. Hayley also serves as auxiliary faculty for Duke University NP students. She has given invited lectures on REI topics at the Donor Egg Meeting, ASRM Scientific Congress, and NPWH annual conference. Additionally, Hayley serves on the item writing team for the National Women's Health NP certification exam and as a subject matter expert for NPWH infertility content.

RN/APP SessionGYN and Other Pathology
Saturday, 11:00 AM

Tamara Tobias, NP

Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner & Manager, Seattle Reproductive Medicine (SRM), Seattle, WA 


RN/APP Session: Early Pregnancy Management

Saturday, 11:00 AM

Ciprian Gheorghe, PhD

Dr. Gheorghe is a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist and physician scientist. He graduated from Loma Linda University’s MD/PhD program and completed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. After his Fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Yale University Medical Center he completed an additional year of Fetal Surgery training at UT Houston. He returned to LLU in 2018 with a joint appointment in the departments of Gynecology and Obstetrics and Gynecology and Basic Sciences. He leads an active research laboratory in the Lawrence D. Longo Center for Perinatal Biology. His research interests focus on the treatment of neonatal and perinatal disorders related to birth defects and prematurity. He currently leads two phase 3 clinical trials at LLU. His research focuses on the etiology and pathophysiology of Gastroschisis and the use of stem cell therapy for the treatment of neonatal disorders.

Clinical updates on COVID-19 in Pregnancy

Sunday, 9:30 AM