New egg freezing program, timing of embryo transfer & more – December 2017 VOICE Digest

Since so much has happened at CHR, this year went by even faster than usual. It seems like we were putting together last year’s December issue of the VOICE just yesterday, and here we are at it already all over again.

November was a very busy month for CHR, not the least because CHR co-hosted the Annual Meeting of the Foundation for Reproductive Medicine on Translational Biology and Clinical Reproductive Endocrinology. Based on meeting evaluation forms and comments, the conference was again a smashing success, attracted approximately 25% more registrants than last year’s event, and even received media attendance. We are confident that numbers will continue to grow in coming years. CHR was heavily represented, with all three physicians and some members of the laboratory staff offering multiple lectures.

With many other meetings taking place all around the world, November was also a heavy travel months. Because Norbert Gleicher, MD, CHR’s Medical Director and Chief Scientist, in his function of President of the Foundation for Reproductive Medicine could not travel so shortly before the Foundation’s meeting here in New York City, he on November 10 participated via the Internet over a two-way connection with a medical conference in Russia’s capital, Moscow, by giving a talk on preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) directly from CHR’s new audio-visual studio on the 4th floor. Then he and David F. Albertini, PhD, CHR’s Director of Laboratories, dashed off to Vienna. Austria, for the Annual COGI Meeting. Meanwhile Vitally A. Kushnir, MD, CHR’s Director of Fertility Preservation and Medical Education, lectured at a conference on repeated pregnancy loss in Philadelphia. And on December 14, Dr. Gleicher is off again, this time to Hong Kong to participate in the Asian Ovarian Club Meeting.

Before going on to additional subjects, like every year, we want to take this opportunity to wish all of our past, current and future patients, our colleagues, whether they do or do not refer to CHR, and all other readers of the VOICE a Wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year 2018. We are happy that all of you are part of the rapidly growing readership of this newsletter. If you have family members or friends you think would enjoy our monthly newsletter, let us know. We will gladly add them to our mailing list. And if you have something to say in response or in addition to a piece published in the VOICE, don’t be shy; we will gladly consider your communications for publication.

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Norbert Gleicher, MD, leads CHR’s clinical and research efforts as Medical Director and Chief Scientist. A world-renowned reproductive endocrinologist, Dr. Gleicher has published hundreds of peer-reviewed papers and lectured globally while keeping an active clinical career focused on ovarian aging, immunological issues and other difficult cases of infertility.