Nathan Robert Treff is the recipient of 8 Prize Paper Awards, and the 2013 New Investigator Award from ASRM. He has published over 120 peer reviewed papers in Reproductive Genetics and serves as a member of the ASRM Research Committee, and Senior Associate Editor of JARG, and Editor of Fertility and Sterility. He holds a PhD in Biochemistry from Washington State University and an HCLD in Molecular Diagnostics from ABB.
Reducing polygenic disease risk through embryo selection
Current IVF practice involves selecting embryos for transfer based upon their appearance under a microscope. Contemporary genetic testing provides a new opportunity to prioritize embryos with the lowest risk of developing polygenic disease. This presentation will address several misconceptions surrounding the validity and ethics of polygenic risk scoring for embryo selection.
Linda Giudice, UCSF
Yoel Sadovsky, UPMC
Researchers have long been recognizing the uniqueness of women’s health and its substantial effect on clinical practice, acknowledging the increasing appreciation of the importance of multidisciplinary approaches to health and disease. In every organ system, there are diseases that are unique to women, more common in women than in men, or characterized by differences in disease course in women compared to men. This Track will focus on the following topics related to Women’s Health: