In vitro fertilization (IVF) Update

Speaker: 
Jason Hitkari, MD, FRCSC
Lecture Type: 
Breakout Session
Lecture Day: 
Day 3
Room: 
Labatt Hall
Credits: 
2.00

Invitro Fertilization has expeeinced incredible technological advancements.  This anual lecture at IFS provides a review the IVF process as well as discusses the technologial advanacments in the past year to increase IVF live birth rates.  This is also an excellent opportunity to find out how to integrate your natural fertility practice with an IVF program.

Objectives

  1. Update on IVF technology leading t higher success rate and fewer miscarriages
  2. To review the role of mitochondria in embryo health
  3. To discuss the current status of Augment (Ovascience) in IVF
  4. To review new tests for implantation 
  5. How to integrate your natural fertility practice with an IVF program.
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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Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
Canada

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