Advancements in reproductive technologies: Increased pregnancy rates and take home healthy babies

Speaker: 
Jason Hitkari, MD, FRCSC
Lecture Type: 
Breakout Session
Lecture Day: 
Day 2
Room: 
Fletcher Challenge Theatre
Credits: 
1.25

Talk Description:

Advancements in reproductive technology now available have increased pregnancy rates from 30% in 2002 to 75% in 2014.  This lecture will highlight some of these advancements now available such as chromosomal screening, ICSI, single embryo transfers, vitrification, embryoscope, time lapsed photography and NIPT to increase live birth rates and healthy baby.  Having this awareness will assist you in counselling your patients when choosing what path to choose and when to help them achieve a healthy baby.

Jason Hitkari, MD, FRCSC
Location: 
Vancouver, BC

Dr Hitkari is co-founder and co-director of Olive Fertility Centre.

He completed his training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of British Columbia and during this time received awards in the areas of clinical teaching and research. He then completed a formal fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto before returning to Vancouver to join Genesis Fertility Centre as a co-director. 

Dr. Hitkari has a special interest in education. He currently is heavily involved in medical student education in reproduction and infertility at UBC. He also coordinates the Reproduction Seminars for the Obstetrics and Gynecology resident physicians. Dr. Hitkari lectures extensively throughout the year to family practitioners, family practice residents, allied health professionals and gynecologists. Hei regularly presents on integrative fertility care and was the first Vancouver IVF Centre to offer full time onsite acupuncture on transfer day.  In January 2015 Dr. Hitkari added dedicated acupuncture treatment rooms at Olive Fertility Centre.

He was thrilled to receive the Medical Undergraduate Class of 2012 Outstanding Educator Award. He is most proud of being the recipient of the H. Hill Humanitarian award for exceptional patient care.

 

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Symposium Location

Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
Canada

778-861-3826