Conference Presentations

With so many leading fertility specialists in our network, it’s no surprise that they are often called on to present on current issues and research developments at conferences around the world.

Fortunately, their Virtus Health colleagues are able to support their  patient’s care while they are preparing and travelling – and the network benefits from the new ideas and best practice techniques they bring back to the group. 

Past Conferences

Virtus Health presentations at the 7th World Congress on Mild Approaches in Assisted Reproduction (ISMAAR 2014), Sydney, Sep 10-12, 2014

  • David Molloy & Andrew Kan: Mild Stimulation and Low-Cost IVF: An Australian Perspective
  • Anusch Yazdani: IVF for the Over 40’s
  • Leeanda Wilton: PGS to Enhance Safety for the Fetus
  • Carmel Carrigan: Patient perceptions of pain management in non-anaesthetic oocyte collection in a low stimulation clinic
  • Jeremy Osborn: AMH can be used to direct strategic approaches to mild ovarian stimulation in younger women
  • Tal Jacobson: The Low Cost baby: A cost outcome study of low cost assisted reproduction in Queensland
  • Keith Harrison: Single oocytes collected in mild stimulation cycles have a greater developmental potential than those collected in standard stimulation cycles.
  • Jacquelyn Irving: Comparison of embryology key performance indicators from cycles undergoing mild stimulation with those from standard stimulation cycles.
  • Louise Younger: Retrospective analysis of a nursing tool used to schedule and plan proposed EPU dates in a low cost, low stimulation clinic environment with limited available EPU sessions.
  • Ashleigh Storr: Development of a 5-point embryoscope algorithm predictive of good blastocyst grade
  • Tal Jacobson: Fertility Outcomes For Scheduled vs Natural Start IVF Cycles In a Low Stimulation IVF Unit
  • Keith Harrison: Increased Incidence of Transmissible Diseases in a Low Cost Low Stimulation ART Clinic
  • Ho Yin Leung: Factors affecting successful clinical pregnancy in mild IVF treatment with single embryo transfer: a retrospective cohort analysis.

Virtus Health personnel at 5th Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE), Brisbane, April 4-6, 2014

Queensland (Queensland Fertility Group)

  • Molloy D. How to lower costs in an IVF programme.
  • Wills H, Osborn J, McDowell S, Kroon B, Ford E, Harrison K, Wolyncevic J, Esler J, Yazdani A. Sperm antibody incidence and cycle outcomes in 1086 samples from couples presenting with infertility.
  • Arnold A, Harrison K, Wilson L, Carrigan C, Fruk S. The perceptions and motivations of potential anonymous sperm donors in Queensland.
  • Lambert K, Fruk S, Carrigan C, McDowell S, Yazdani A. Selecting a fertility specialist: Whose opinion matters?
  • Wills H, Osborn J, McDowell S, Kroon B, Ford E, Harrison K, Wolyncevic J, Esler J, Yazdani A. Have sperm characteristics changed over time in a population of Queensland men? An analysis of 1799 samples from 2003 to 2012.
  • Carrigan C, Wilson L, Arnold A, Irving J, Yazdani A, Harrison K. Cross-border reproductive care – One clinic’s national and international experience. 
  • Fien L, Lax S, Logan J, Esler J, Osborn J. Older, heavier and single: How the female IVF patient has changed over the past fifteen years.
  • Harrison K, Peek J, Bowman M, Chapman M. Continuous improvement in national ART standards by the RTAC accreditation system un Australia and New Zealand.
  • Wolyncevic J, Irving J, Whitman L, Esler J, Osborn J, Wilton L. Three years experience in a regional clinic of preimpplantation genetic diagnosis of aneuploidy (PGD-A) using embryo transport and array-comparative genomic hybridisation (ACGH).
  • Field P, Martin N. Identification of an increased incidence of CFTR mutations in male AT patients.
  • McDowell S, Breen T, Harrison K, Kroon B, Johnston N, Ford E, Yazdani A. Fresh embryo transfer as a risk factor for ectopic pregnancy.
  • Roling C, Irving J, Robertson L, Raumer M, Wolyncevic J, Osborn J, Harrison K. Outcomes following the inter-clinic transport of cryopreserved embryos using LN2 dry shipper.
  • Irving J, Breen T, Levy B, Osborn J, Harrison K. Comparison of slow freezing and vitrification of cleavage stage embryos.
  • McDowell S, Kroon B, Ford E, Hook Y, Yazdani A. Advanced sperm selection for ICSI: Systematic review and meta-analysis.
  • Osborn J, Wolyncevic. The relationship between blastomere regularity, early cleavage and multinucleation.
  • Willis H, Carrigan C, Watson L, Huggins T, DeAmbrosis W, Harrison K. Potential donor attrition in an oocyte donation programme.
  • Harrison K, Martin N, Irving J. Sperm autosome aneuploidy has a greater effect on embryo growth rates than sex chromosome aneuploidy.
  • Peach B, McDowell S, Surron B, Sinnott S, Yazdani A. The NIPT experience: review of over 250 cases from a single provider.

New South Wales (IVFAustralia)

  • Illingworth P. An Australian Perspective from a Large Organisation.
  • Barber K, Cooke S, Illingworth P. The effect of compulsory identification of sperm donors on sperm donor practice.
  • Kilani S Chapman M.  Meiootic spindle location in combination with spindle normality may improve pregnancy prediction.
  • Illingworth P, Cooke S, Garrett C.  Does the AMH concentration predict the outcome of IVF in women over 40?
  • Knight C, Cooke S, Illingworth P, Gardner D. Analysis of both morphokinetics and blastocyst metabolism to develop a combined quantitative predictor of viability.
  • Sacks G, Varnier N, Russell P.  Natural killer cell analysis: From blood, uterus, both or not at all?
  • Storr A, Cooke S, William L. Development of a 5-point embryoscope algorithm predictive of good blastocyst grade.
  • Kong K, Varnier N, Sacks G. Retrospective analysis of serum anti-mullerian hormone level in s cohort of patients with recurrent miscarriage.
  • Sacks G, Panlilio E, Cooke S. It’s not just about numbers: Young women with lower than expected egg yields have relatively poor embryo quality and low success rates.
  • Knight C, Cooke S, Illingworth P, Chapman M. DNA damage and vacuoles: Can these be improved by a density gradient?
  • Young F, Moreton J, Penn A, Miller J, Ledger W. Effect of collagenase disaggregation of ovarian tissue on follicle viability.
  • Lahoud R, Karunaratne N, Co N, Blake J, Kwik M. PCOS and IVF: Comparing four phenotypes under the Rotterdam criteria.
  • Luermans J, Stevenson W, Woods J, Thompson J, Luscombe R, Clifford S. Pregnancy rate after intrauterine insemination using various number of sperm centrifugation followed by swim-up method.
  • Woods J, Stevenson A, Luermans J, Thompson J, Luscombe R, Clifford S. The effect of using hyaluronan-enriched transfer media in human embryo transfers.

Victoria (Melbourne IVF)

  • Stern K. Fertility Preservation - Australian Experience.
  • Fisher J, Hammarberg K, Wynter K, McBain J, Gibson F, Boivin J, McMahon C. Assisted conception, maternal age and breastfeeding: An Australian cohort study.
  • Knight R, Barak S, Garrett C, Agresta F. Risk factors for ectopic pregnancy during an in-vitro fertilisation stimulation cycle.
  • Gook D, Lewis K, Binder N, Edgar D. Evaluation of an oocyte vitrification method replacing dimethyl sulphoxide with propanediol in a closed system.
  • Choo B, Gook D, Edgar D. Clinical outcomes from oocytes vitrified in a closed system.

Liu DY. Causes of defective sperm-oocyte interaction in unexplained infertile men. The 15th Chongqing ART conference, Chongqing, China, 14-16 November 2013.

Liu DY. Defective sperm-oocyte interaction and unexplained male infertility.The 13th Ruijin Hospital International Andrology Symposium, Shanghai, China,  1-4 November 2013.

Koch, J. Recurrent Miscarriage – do first trimester interventions work? RANZCOG 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, Sept 8-11, 2013

Virtus Health personnel at Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, September 1-4, 2013


New South Wales (IVFAustralia)

  • Kilani S.  Improving lab standards to avoid fluctuations
  • Atkinson P, Koch J, Ledger. The freeze-all strategy for avoidance of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome in high risk patients treated with GnRH antagonist controlled superovulation for IVF: Pregnancy rates and risk of OHSS.
  • Costello M, Chew CYM, Lindsay K, Wang A, McNally G.  The effect of polycystic ovaries on IVF/ICSI treatment outcome.
  • Tilia L, Chapman M, Cooke S, Kilani S.  The link between oocyte spindle normality and resulting embryo euploidy.
  • HUA V-K, Cooke S.  Volatile organic compounds within the IVF laboratory.
  • Han X , McShane M, Sahertian R, White C, Ledger W. Pre-mixing samples with assay buffer is an essential pre-requisite for reproducible Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) measurement using the Beckman-Coulter Gen II Assay (Gen II).
  • Corda L, Chapman M. Patient acceptance of long acting follicle stimulating preparations when undergoing IVF.
  • Lahoud R, Karunaratne N. PCOS and IVF: Defining phenotypes: Slim vs overweight.
  • Listijono D, Kilani S, Garrett C, Tilia L, Chapman M. Is measurement of progesterone prior to stimulation useful in antagonist cycles?
  • Izurieta A. Should we help older women conceive?
  • Stuart O, Hughes G, Steigrad S, Ledger W. In the beginning there was ovulation induction .. and it still has a place: 13 years of experience.

Victoria (Melbourne IVF)

  • Peak S, Blacher T, Cernaz J.  The donor embryo program at Melbourne IVF: Development and implementation of a unique program model to facilitate embryo donation.
  • Stuart O. Progesterone elevation in the late follicular phase of an IVF cycle.
  • Garrett C, Agresta F, Stern K. Do serum Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) levels indicate significant protection of ovarian reserve in oncology patients who use gonadotrophin releasing hormone analogue (GnRHa) during chemotherapy?
  • McBain J, Garrett C, Edgar D. What is the objective evidence to support freezing all embryos generated in a stimulation cycle for transfer in a subsequent natural or artificial thaw cycle to improve the chance of successful implantation?
  • Rozen G. Reproductive outcomes following heterotopic transplantation: Royal Womens Hospital experience.
  • Stern C.  First reported pregnancy from heterotopic grafted frozen ovarian tissue after bilateral oophorectomy.
  • Barak S, Stiehl S, Knight R, Bourne H.  Is oocyte mechanical assisted activation an effective approach for treating patients with poor fertilisation rates from standard ICSI.
  • Gook D, Lewis K, Edgar DH, Sheedy JR, Gardner DK. Impact of oxygen on in vitro development and metabolism of mouse preantral follicles.
  • Wale P, Edgar D.  Abnormal developmental patterns observed with time-lapse imaging.
  • Wilton L, Kemeridis, Kohfahl A, Martic M, Murphy N, Quinn M, Stock-Myer S, Tang P, Twomey A, Coleman P.  Preimplantation genetic diagnosis of aneuploidy (PGD-A) and transfer of euploid embryos in women of advanced maternal age (AMA).
  • Tome M.  Keeping up with the ever-evolving psychosocial aspects of treatment: One clinic’s way of insuring a considered multi-disciplinary approach to decision making on complex patient presentations.
  • Knight R.  New options for conception in HIV sero-discordant couples – A review of 10 years experience at the Royal Women’s Hospital Melbourne and presentation of future treatment protocols.
  • Liu D-Y, Liu M-L.  A simple and effective method for human sperm cryopreservation.
  • Agresta F, Garrett C, Stern C, Gook D, McBain J. A growing preference for oocyte rather than embryo cryopreservation as a fertility preservation option for oncology patients.
  • Sivendran K, Bourne H, Liu D-Y. Zona pellucid bound sperm for ICSI improves implantation and clinical pregnancy rate in couples with persistent poor outcomes in previous conventional ICSI cycles.
  • Benson J, Archer J, Wa;e P, Edgar D. Early embryo development and implantation are independent of culture media system: A sibling oocyte study.
  • Gwilym S, Edgar D, Wale P. A comparion of early developmental markers in human embryos fertilized by ICSI and standard IVF, using time-lapse monitoring.
  • Edgar D, Wale P. Blastocyst formation can be predicted from the optimal timing of Nuclear Envelope Breakdown (NEBD) identified using time-lapse images
  • Coleman, P. Blastocoelic Fluid may contain Embryonic DNA that could be used for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)

Queensland (Queensland Fertility Group)

  • Martin N, Field P.  Structural abnormalities of the Y chromosome in males presenting with infertility.
  • Carrigan C, Wilson L, Campbell A, Harrison K.  Criteria used by recipients in semen donor selection.
  • Moser S. IVF in the Kingdom.
  • Chang R, Robertson L, Astbury L, Harrison K, Osborne J.  Clinical outcome following mild ovarian stimulation for IVF.
  • Irving J, Darling N, Ford E, Osborn J, Yazdani A, Harrison K. Use of AMH as a predictor of twin pregnancy
  • Wills H, Osborn J, McDowell S, Kroon B, Ford E, Harrison K, Yazdani A. Incidence of antisperm antibodies amongst 1085 semen samples from couples presenting with infertility.
  • Osborn J, Wolyncevic J, Fien L, Lax S, Logan J, Esler J.  Basal serum AMH concentrations predict ovarian response and pregnancy outcome during ART cycles but not early cleavage and embryo quality.
  • Claassens O, Irving J, Stanger J, Ford G, Tooth R, Harrison K. Storage of sperm samples at room temperature for DNA fragmentation testing.
  • Field P, Martin N. CFTR mutation screening in male ART patients.
  • Harrison K, Martin N, Irving J, Ford E, Yazdani A.  Effect of Male Age on the Incidence of Sperm Aneuploidy.  
  • Noble A, Rabbitt T, Irving J, Osborn J, Harrison K.  Use of refrozen donor sperm in IVF and ICSI.
  • Rabbitt T, McDowell S, Irving J, Harrison K.  Comparison of the Seaforia sperm preparation system with density gradient sperm preparation.
  • Wolyncevic J, Jones J, Close D, Harrison K, Osborn J.  Relationship of Blood Group with Ovarian Reserve and Response to Superovulation.  

Liu DY. Improvement of sperm selection for ICSI. The 3rd Chinese Society of Reproductive Medicine (IVF lab group) Annual Meeting, Guangzhou, China, 16-18 August 2013

Edgar DH. Is there still a place for slow freezing in ART? European Society for Human Reproduction, 29th Annual Meeting, London, July 7-10, 2013

Gook DA, Riordan K, Edgar DH, Sheedy JR, Gardner DK. Oxygen regulates in vitro growth and metabolism from preantral ovarian follicles from adult mice. European Society for Human Reproduction, 29th Annual Meeting, London, July 7-10, 2013

Wang YA, Sullivan EA, Chapman M. Transfer of single frozen blastocyst reduces the risk of ectopic pregnancy.  European Society for Human Reproduction, 29th Annual Meeting, London, July 7-10, 2013

Listijono DR, Mooney S, Chapman MG.  A comparative analysis of post-partum maternal mental health in women conceiving with ART or naturally.  European Society for Human Reproduction, 29th Annual Meeting, London, July 7-10, 2013

Cheong Y, Reading I, Sadek K, Ledger WL, Li TC. To lyse or not to lyse: results from a randomised controlled trial of adhesiolysis versus diagnostic laparoscopy in women with chronic pelvic pain. European Society for Human Reproduction, 29th Annual Meeting, London, July 7-10, 2013

Han X, McShane M, Sahertian R, White C, Ledger W. Pre-mixing samples with assay buffer is an essential pre-requisite for reproducible Antimullerian Hormone (AMH) measurement using the Beckman Coulter Gen II assay. European Society for Human Reproduction, 29th Annual Meeting, London, July 7-10, 2013

Tiplady S, Ledger W, Godbert S, Hart S, Johnson S. Detection of two urinary hormones by a new home ovulation test to identify the wider fertile window: a randomised comparative laboratory study of home ovulation tests.  European Society for Human Reproduction, 29th Annual Meeting, London, July 7-10, 2013

Tamhankar V, Jones GL, Magill P, Skull JD, Ledger W.  Investigation of emotional health on pregnancy rates after assisted conception.  European Society for Human Reproduction, 29th Annual Meeting, London, July 7-10, 2013

Scholten I, Chambers GM, van Loendersloot L, van der Venn F, Repping S, Gianotten J, Hompes PGA, Ledger W, Mol BWJ.  The impact of assisted reproductive technologies on the incidence of multiple pregnancies from a population perspective.  European Society for Human Reproduction, 29th Annual Meeting, London, July 7-10, 2013

Scholten I, Chambers GM, van Loendersloot L, van der Venn F, Repping S, Gianotten J, Hompes PGA, Ledger W, Mol BWJ.  The impact of assisted reproductive technologies on the incidence of multiple pregnancies from a population perspective.  European Society for Human Reproduction, 29th Annual Meeting, London, July 7-10, 2013

Stock-Myer S, Twomey A, Tang P, Kohfahl A, Wilton L. Haplotype determination for PGD using flow sorted single chromosomes. 12th International Conference on Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis, Turkey, May 8-11, 2013

Stock-Myer S, Thorburn D, Wilton L. Successful PGD for mitochondrial disease identifies positive selection for the m.8993 T>G mutation. 12th International Conference on Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis, Turkey, May 8-11, 2013

Koch, J. AMH, Endometriosis and Fertility, the Devil’s Triangle. AGES XXIII Annual Scientific Meeting 2013, Brisbane, March 7-9, 2013

T Manley T, Najjar H, Tsaltas J. Should bilateral salpingectomy be a routine part of Hysterectomy? AGES XXIII Annual Scientific Meeting 2013, Brisbane, March 7-9, 2013

Tsaltas J. Co-operation creates cohesion for complexity. AGES XXIII Annual Scientific Meeting 2013, Brisbane, March 7-9, 2013

Najjar H, Manley T, Tsaltas J. Avenues of training in advanced endoscopic surgery. AGES XXIII Annual Scientific Meeting 2013, Brisbane, March 7-9, 2013

Manley T, Najjar H, Tsaltas J. XCEL Bladeless Trocar versus Veres Needle; A randomised controlled trial comparing these two techniques in gynaecological laparoscopic surgery. AGES XXIII Annual Scientific Meeting 2013, Brisbane, March 7-9, 2013

Tsaltas J. Barbed sutures: Are they safe for vault closure at laparoscopic hysterectomy? Is there any evidence? AGES XXIII Annual Scientific Meeting 2013, Brisbane, March 7-9, 2013

Liu D-Y, Liu M-L, Baker HWG. Defective protein kinase A and C pathways are highly associated with disordered acrosome reaction (AR) in unexplained infertile men with normal sperm-zona pellucida (ZP) binding. 10th International Congress of Andrology, Melbourne, February 23-26, 2013

MacFarquhar R, Pollock K, Sherrin D, Osborn J, Yazdani A, Ford E, Harrison K. The effect of specimen collection venue on semen analysis parameters. 10th International Congress of Andrology, Melbourne, February 23-26, 2013

Harrison K, Martin N, Irving J, DeAmbrosis W.   Sperm aneuploidy association with embryo quality. 10th International Congress of Andrology, Melbourne, February 23-26, 2013

Sanchez-Calabuig M, de la Fuente J, Beltran-Brena P, Martinez-Nevado E, Perez-Gutiettez J, Blyde D, Johnston S, Harrison K, Lopez-Fernandez C, Gosalvez J. Assessment of fresh and frozen bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncates) sperm DNA fragmentation using the sperm chromatin diffusion test. International Embryo Transfer Society, Hannover, January 19-22, 2013.

Edgar D.  Embryo cryopreservation: slow cooling or vitrification?  The 14th Chongqing ART Workshop, Chongqing, China, 16-18 November, 2012.

Edgar D.  Embryo transfer in Australia and New Zealand.  The 14th Chongqing ART Workshop, Chongqing, China, 16-18 November, 2012.

Liu D-Y.  Severe sperm defects and clinical IVF/ICSI.  The 14th Chongqing ART Workshop, Chongqing, China, 16-18 November, 2012.

Stock-Myer S, Murphy N, Twomey A, Tang P, Kohfahl A, Wilton L. Chromosome sorting: A Method to assist in single gene disorder PGD.  Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Knight R.  Recombinant luteinising hormone as adjunct therapy in IVF, does it have a place? Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Riordan K, Gook D, Edgar D.  Assessment of in vitro culture conditions for preantral follicles from adult female mice. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Wale P, Coleman P, Wilton L, Edgar D. Vitrification at the morula/blastocyst stage of biopsied cleavage stage embryos. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Woodson K, Wale P, Wilton L, Edgar D. An assessment of early developmental markers as predictors of blastocyst formation in biopsied cleavage stage embryos.  Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Matic H. Patient use of online fertility information – How much is too much? Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Varady R, Tome M.  The Development and implementation of a Victorian surrogacy program. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Garrett C, Agresta F, Stewart T, Stern K.  Effect of pelvic radiation and total body irradiation on ovarian function. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Liu D-Y, LIU M-L, Culvenor J, Baker HWG.   Solubilised human zona pellucida Bind to equatorial and post acrosomal regions but not acrosomal region of human spermatozoa.  Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Marks J, Agresta F, Knight R. Improved quality of life following the implementation of a lifestyle intervention program in patients with PCOS. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, Oct 28-31, 2012

Martic M, Wale P, Wilton L. Complete karyotyping using arrayPGD alters the choice of embryos for transfer. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Marfatia R, Edgar D. Timing of early developmental events predicts subsequent formation of good quality blastocysts in vitro. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, Oct 28-31, 2012

Krapez J, Edgar D . Multinucleation in cleavage stage embryos: Incidence and relationship to developmental markers. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Knight R, Agresta F. Recombinant luteinising hormone as adjunct therapy in IVF, does it have a place? Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Kaur H.  A comparison of sperm retrieval from semen using a standard and modified centrifugal RCF and temperature protocol. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Gook D, Riordan K, Edgar D. Vitrification of human in vitro matured oocytes in a closed system. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Garrett C, Agresta F, Stewart T, Stern K. Uptake of fertility preservationoptions. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Costello M, Misso M, Wong J, Teede H, Hart R, Rombauts L, Melder A, Norman R. Aromatase inhibitors for PCOS: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Coleman P. Confirmation of array comparative genomic hybridisation (aCGH) preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD-A) using targeted fluorescent in situ hybridisation (FISH). Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Bracks P, Gibson F, McMahon C. IVF-Conceiving father’s experiences of early parenthood. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Bracks P, McMahon C, Gibson F. Age and gender differences in relationship and psychological adjustment to parenthood in couples conceiving through in vitro fertilisation (IVF). Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Boylan T.  A retrospective analysis of embryo transfer difficulty using a defined grading system. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Allen E, Le S, Cooke S. Automated semen analysis – The end of manual analysis. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Yazdani A. Antioxidant therapies for men and women – Is there evidence? Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Toledo M.  Female fertility preservation in oncology patients. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Stern K. Egg donation in perspective in Australia. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Ledger W. Individualising patient care and prediction models?  Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Hale L. Melbourne IVF experience – Experience of telling all. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Cooke S. IMSI & PICSI – Acronym soup or just a mess? Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Wolyncevic J, Esler J, Osborn J. Early cleavage is a predictor of embryo implantation in GnRH-antagonist cycles. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, Oct. 28-31, 2012

Osborn J, Wolyncevic J. Nuclear status of early cleavage (2-cell) embryos. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

McDowell S, Harrison K, Ford E, Kroon B, Yazdani A. Sperm DNA fragmentation in men with cancer. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Kroon B, Harrison K, Martin N, Yazdani A. A tale of immature Sisters: Repeat IVF failure due to persistent meiosis 1 (M1) arrest in siblings. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Jones J, Cooper C, Nicholson N, Elley S, Harrison K. Effect of oocyte denudation for ICSI in a controlled environment. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Irving J, Whitman L, Harrison K.  Evaluation of Proinsert system for sperm preparation. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Harrison K, Irving J, Osborn J. Temperature studies in liquid nitrogen dry shippers. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Claassens O, Irving J, Tooth R, Breen T, Noble A, Rabbitt T, Harrison K. Sperm DNA fragmentation in clinical practice. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, Oct  28-31, 2012

Fien L, Esler J, Harrison K, Osborn J. The disposition of frozen embryos in a regional clinic. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Molloy D, Moller J, Carrigan C, Younger L, Irving J, Sherrin D. The Fertility Centre – A new concept of light IVF.  Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Carrigan C, Younger L, Saunders L, Strickland M, Molloy D, Harrison K. Patient Perceptions of a Low Cost IVF Model of Care. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Kroon B. A critique of the draft Nice Fertility Guidelines. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Harrison K. Testing for sperm DNA fragmentation. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012

Knight C. Evidence base for sperm testing and treatment options including IMSI. Merck Serono Symposia, Auckland, NZ, 2012.

Gabel CP, Harrison K, Carroll JC. Sperm motility enhancement with low level laser therapy is both dose and sample dependent. 9th World Association for Laser Therapy (WALT) Congress, Gold Coast Australia, September 28-30, 2012.

Liu D-Y. Treatment of severe male factor infertility in IVF/ICSI.  Annual Meeting of Chinese Society of Andrology Reproductive Medicine, Shenzhen, China , September 7-8, 2012

Field P, Martin N.  Offering CFTR-PGD without a delay for work up; Reality or fiction?  Human Genetics Society of Australia ASM, Canberra, July 22-25, 2012.

Field P.  CFTR Workshop – Laboratory Presentation QFG Molecular Genetics.  Human Genetics Society of Australia ASM, Canberra, July 22-25, 2012.

Martin N, Grehan S, Field P. Numerical and structural abnormalities of the Y chromosome in infertility investigations. Human Genetics Society of Australia ASM, Canberra, July 22-25, 2012.

Field P, Darling N, Garrett D, Martin N.  FMR1 gene small triplet repeat alleles associated with POF/POI and early menopause. Human Genetics Society of Australia ASM, Canberra, July 22-15, 2012.

Stern K, Garrett C, Agresta F, Gook D.  Results of oocyte and embryo freezing prior to oncology treatment indicate these are worthwhile methods of fertility preservation.  ESHRE 28th Annual Meeting, Istanbul, July 1-4, 2012.

Edgar  DH,  Krapez JA.  Factors associated with multinucleation in human cleavage stage embryos.  ESHRE 28th Annual Meeting, Istanbul, July 1-4, 2012.

Gook D. Are trans-zonal processes between the oocyte and the cumulus corona complex intact after cryopreservation?  ESHRE 28th Annual Meeting, Istanbul, July 1-4, 2012.

Wilton L.  Chromosomal mosaicism in embryos from young ART patients determined by array comparative genomic hybridisation (aCGH). ESHRE 28th Annual Meeting, Istanbul, July 1-4, 2012.

Harrison K, Irving J, Osborn J, Harrison M.  Timeline of temperature changes in a failed liquid nitrogen storage vessel.  ESHRE 28th Annual Meeting, Istanbul, July 1-4, 2012.

Koch J. Pre and Post-Operative Management of Endometriosis. AGES XXII Annual Scientific Meeting 2012, May 31 – 29 2012

Tsaltas J. Stage III-IV endometriosis – does surgery make a difference for fertility? AGES XXII Annual Scientific Meeting 2012, May 31 – 29 2012

Talmor A, Tsaltas J, Vollenhoven B. Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome presenting as primary amenorrhoea, medical and surgical management considerations. AGES XXII Annual Scientific Meeting 2012, May 31 – 29 2012

Najjar H, Tsaltas J, Manley T. Monash Medical Centre Gynaecological Endoscopy Unit: how our multidisciplinary Endometriosis Clinic works and how we train our fellows. AGES XXII Annual Scientific Meeting 2012, May 31 – 29 2012

Druitt M, Tsaltas J. Presumed Nasal Endometriosis as a cause of menstrual epistaxis: second case report in the peer reviewed literature (umpteenth on Google)? AGES XXII Annual Scientific Meeting 2012, May 31 – 29 2012

Irving  J, Hall B, Watson K, Ilbery M, Harrison K. Use of Proinsert Sperm Preparation for discordant HIV couples undergoing assisted reproduction. 9th Biennial Conference of ALPHA Scientists in Reproductive Medicine, London, April 27 – 29 2012

Liu D-Y.  Sperm defects and male infertility.  2012 Shanghai International Conference on Male Reproductive Health: Basic Research and Translational Medicine, Shanghai China. March 30 to April 1, 2012.

Cooke S. A.R.T. Laboratory Aspects. RANZCOG (NSW-ACT) Registration Education Day. Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick, Sydney, 2012.

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