Miami Scientific Schedule

23 April 2009 – Thursday

13:00 Registrations
13:00–15:00 PGDIS Board Meeting
15:00–19:00 Pre-Congress Workshops:
  - Genetic Counseling in PGD
  - PGD in ART
19:00–21:00 Welcome Reception
24 April 2009 – Friday  
08:00– 09:00 PGD and Stem Cells Chairmen: Joe Leigh Simpson & Yury Verlinsky
  Progress in production and study of disease specific embryonic stem cells Keith Campbell
09:00–10:30 PGD Impact on Medical Practices Chairmen: Joe Leigh Simpson & Semra Kahraman
  Genetics Practices Joe Leigh Simpson
  Reproductive Medicine Semra Kahraman
  Stem Cell Transplantation Svetlana Rechitsky
10:30–11:00 Break  
11:00–12:30 Causes of Aneuploidy Chairmen: Renée Martin & Santiago Munné
  Learned from Sperm Cytogenetics Renée Martin
  Polar Body Based PGD Cristina Magli
  Cleavage Stage PGD Santiago Munné
  Animal Data Patricia Hunt
12:30–13:00 PGDIS Business Meeting  
13:00–14:30 Lunch, Exhibits and Poster Presentations  
14:30–16:00 PGD New Approaches Chairmen: Mark Hughes & Alan Handyside
  Chromosomal Analysis Alan Handyside
  Molecular Genetic Analysis Mark Hughes
  Genetic Expression Samir Hamamah
  Novel Microarray Platforms for PGD TBA
  First Clinical Applications of Microarray Technology to PGD for Chromosomal DIsorders TBA
16:00–16:30 Break  
  PGD by PCR and New Molecular Approaches for Preimplantation Aneuploidy Testing Chairmen: Dagan Wells & Don Leigh
25 April 2009 – Saturday    
08:00–09:30 Different Approaches to PGD Chairmen: Luca Gianaroli & Jacques Cohen
  Preconception Diagnosis Luca Gianaroli
  PGD by Blastomere Biopsy Jacques Cohen
  PGD by Blastocyst Biopsy Robert Jansen & Don Leigh
09:30–10:30 Breakthrough Session Chairmen: David Cram & Anver Kuliev
10:30–11:00   Break
  PGD by FISH Chairmen: Jill Fisher & Mireia Sandalinas

Lunch, Exhibits and Poster Presentations

  Clinical, Social and Ethical Aspects Chairmen: Joyce Harper & Ilan Tur-Kaspa
16:00–16:30 Break  
16:30–17:30 Stem Cells Chairmen: Keith Campbell & Yury Verlinsky
  Establishment of Disease and Individual Specific human embryonic Stem Cell (hESC) Lines Yury Verlinsky
  Investigation of Genetic Disease Specific hESC Lines – Model for Huntington’s Disease David Cram
  Investigation of Genetic Disease Specific hESC Lines- Model for Hemoglobin Disease Elias Zambidis
  Generation of Induced Human Pluriopotent Cells TBA
  Genetic Expression in Human Embryonic Stem Cells TBA
17:30–18:00 Concluding Remarks and Closure  
24 April 2009 13:30–14:30 PGD for Single Gene Disorders
25 April 2009 13:30–14:30 PGD for Chromosomal Disorders (Parallel Session)
25 April 2009 13:30–14:30 Clinical, Social and Ethical Aspects of PGD (Parallel Session)
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