70th Anniversary

PCRS 2022 Annual Meeting


Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa | Indian Wells, California

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PCRS 2022 Annual Meeting Schedule

The PCRS Annual Meeting provides an outstanding forum for the exchange of information and the advancement of the ideologies of reproductive medicine in a relaxed and collegial setting. 

Session topics have been carefully selected to bring you the highest quality, innovative CME, designed and presented by thought leaders in reproductive medicine. 

Be sure to review the full event schedule and then mark your calendar for a meeting you won't want to miss.

Global Education GroupGlobal Education Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The registration desk is located in the lobby of the Esmeralda Ballroom.
Wednesday, March 23 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday, March 24 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday, March 25 6:45 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday, March 26 7:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Sunday, March 27 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM


= CME Credits Available

(Total CME: 3.25)
Time (PT) Session Title
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM  Genetics 101
Nicole Banks, MD
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM  The ART of Getting Published
Jason Franasiak, MD, HCLD
1:15 PM – 1:30 PM Break
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM  Tips to Passing Your Written and Oral Boards
Richard Scott, MD, HCLD
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM Why the Physician Needs to Know the ART Lab
Jason Franasiak, MD, HCLD
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM What SART Does for You
Paul Lin, MD
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Board of Directors Meeting

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Fellows Cocktail Reception 
Sponsored by Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

6:15 PM – 8:00 PM

Fellows Dinner
Sponsored by CooperSurgical Fertility Solutions


(Total CME: 4.75)
Time (PT) Session Title
7:00 AM – 7:50 AM Breakfast
7:50 AM – 8:00 AM President's Welcome
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM  The Latest on Gene Editing
Paula Amato, MD
8:45 AM – 9:30 AM  The Present and Future of Embryo Selection
Richard Scott, MD, HCLD
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Morning Break in Exhibit Hall
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Oral Presentation of Abstracts 1–5
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Lunch - Exhibit Hall
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM  REI Risk Management: Important Cases to Learn From
Steven Katz, MD
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM  Patient Anxiety- Lessons in Reproductive Mental Health From the COVID-19 Pandemic
Bill Petok, PhD
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM  Management of Fibroids: Implantation and Pregnancy Outcomes
Shannon Laughlin-Tommaso, MD
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM Afternoon Break in the Exhibit Hall
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Debate: Non-Invasive Embryo Selection Techniques Are Clinically Useful
Paul Lin, MD, Richard Scott, MD, HCLD, Jason Franasiak, MD, HCLD
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Product Theater: Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve IVF Utilization and Outcomes
Sponsored by Univfy

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Fellows Dinner 
Sponsored by Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.

5:15 PM – 6:00 PM

IVF Lab Professional Reception
Sponsored by IVF Store/Biotech

5:15 PM – 6:00 PM Nurses/Genetic Counselors Reception
Sponsored by Invitae
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception Sponsored by PCRS

6:45 PM – 9:00 PM

Faculty/Board of Directors/Past Presidents Dinner
Sponsored by Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


(Total CME: 4.75)
Time (PT) Session Title
6:30 AM 7:15 AM Yoga on the Rose Lawn
Sponsored by Kindbody
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Breakfast Product Theater - Latest Advances in Tubal Patency Testing
Mark Hans Emanuel, MD, PhD

Hosted by ExEm Foam Inc

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM  Navigating the Quandary of Recurrent Implantation Failure
Jason Franasiak, MD, HCLD
8:45 AM – 9:30 AM  Diversity and Health Care Disparities in Reproductive Medicine
Erica Marsh, FACOG, MD, MSci
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Morning Break in Exhibit Hall
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Oral Presentation of Abstracts 6–10
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Symposia Session - Role of Advanced Practice Providers: Addressing Capacity

Tamara Tobias, WHNP-BC, ARNP, Seattle Reproductive Medicine

Sponsored by Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Post-Symposia Lunch
Sponsored by Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Legal Issues in REI Practice
Nidhi Desai, JD
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM  Modern Medical Therapy for the Infertile Male
Ranjith Ramasamy, MD 
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM  Nutrition and Environmental Factors and ART Outcomes
Jorge Chavarro, ScD
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM Afternoon Break in the Exhibit Hall
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Debate: We Should Use ICSI for Non-Male Factor Infertility
Fellows: Phillip Romanski, MD, Ijeoma Iko, MD, Eduardo Hariton MD, Lauren Verrili, Jerrine Morris, MD, Sarah Gavrizi, MD
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Poster Session & Reception
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Movie on the Rose Lawn
8:45 PM – 10:00 PM Fellows Late Night (Beer Gathering)


(Total CME: 3.75)
Time (PT) Session Title
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Practical Tips to Run an LGBTQ Friendly Anti-Homophobic Practice
Daniel Kaser, MD
8:45 AM – 9:30 AM  Cultivating an Effective Gestational Carrier Practice
Chandra Shenoy, MD
9:30 AM – 10:15 AM  What the Future Holds for the ART Industry
David Sable, MD
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM Morning Break in Exhibit Hall
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Concurrent Sessions

Physician Session

Longterm Health Outcomes Following ART: From Patients to Offspring
Sunah Hwang, MD & Leslie Farland, PhD


Lab Session 

Bringing New Technology Into the Art Lab
David Sable, MD, Richard Scott, MD, HCLD


RN and Genetic Counselors Concurrent Sessions

What Brings Patients into a Practice and What Keeps Them There
Griffin Jones, BA

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Family Fun and Pool
6:45 PM – 9:00 PM Awards Dinner


(Total CME: 1.50)
Time (PT) Session Title
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Sunday Brunch Program

Automation and Artificial Intelligence: Is Cutting-Edge Research Ready for Prime Time? 
David Sable, MD and Nikica Zaninovic, PhD

Preliminary Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: All registered attendees and guests MUST wear a badge throughout the entire event. NO persons without a proper attendee or guest badge will be admitted to sessions, socials, or special events.

Wednesday, March 23

Fellow's Day

 Adult Guest Pass Available* 

A dynamic day geared toward the reproductive professional in training for fellows, residents, and/or medical students. 

*Fellows social events are reserved for fellows, only. Fellows may purchase a guest pass to bring one adult guest with them to fellows events.

Thursday, March 24

PCRS Welcome Reception

 Adult & Child Guest Passes Available 

All registered attendees, guests, and members of industry are invited to join this festive event, held on the Rose Lawn.

Friday, March 25

Poster Session/Reception

 Adult & Child Guest Passes Available 

An evening reception featuring the presentation of selected outstanding scientific posters. Held in the exhibit hall, all registered attendees, guests, and members of the industry are welcome.

Fellows' Late Night

 Adult Guest Pass Available* 

Beer, wine, and treats – a casual get-together for PCRS attendee fellows, residents, and students of all kinds.

*Fellows social events are reserved for fellows, only. Fellows may purchase a guest pass to bring one adult guest with them to fellows event.

Movie on the Rose Lawn

 Adult & Child Guest Passes Available 

Join us for an outdoor movie night under the stars! This family-friendly event will be held on the Rose Lawn. All registered attendees, guests, and members of the industry are welcome.

Saturday, March 26

Poolside R&R — Family-Friendly!

 Adult & Child Guest Passes Available 

The perfect chance to unwind poolside with a refreshing beverage in hand while you network and get to know your colleagues.

Awards Dinner: Hawaiian Luau

 Adult & Child Guest Passes Available 

The Awards Dinner will take place on the Rose Lawn. Bring your Ohana with you to enjoy fantastic Hawaiian Luau-themed entertainment, a fabulous dinner, and celebrate the 2022 award winners.

Sunday, March 27

Farewell Brunch Program

 Adult & Child Guest Passes Available 

Say "see you later" to your new friends and colleagues, but not before you enjoy a delicious brunch.