Advances in IVM 

Dr. David Albertini

Saturday, March 25
9:30 AM–10:15 AM

 0.75 CME

 Session Description
  • This session will review recent advances in the use of extracorporeal methods developed to both obtain fundamental insights into human ovarian physiology as well as shape the future of clinical ARTs. From ovarian tissue culture, oocyte in vitro maturation, to adoption of stem cells for propagating ex vivo models of the ovary, consideration will be focus on the status of these areas of research with respect to clinical utility.

Session Objective
  • Define the components of the human ovary required to initiate and sustain follicle development and oocyte maturation
  • Differentiate between the various model systems developed using human ovarian tissues and cells as pre-existing or de novo generated organoid equivalents capable of yielding oocytes
  • Integrate the various aspects of cell-cell interactions that now shape our contemporary understanding of ovarian physiology and serve as a foundation for improvements in technology required for clinical application