E-Poster Presentation: ‘In Vitro Maturation Increases Early Embryo Arrest without Altering Morphokinetic Development of Useable Blastocysts’

Thanks to the support of the CRE PCOS in providing travel funding, Melanie was able to attend the Fertility Society of Australia and New Zealand (FSA) annual conference, held in Canberra at the National Convention Centre from the 13th-16th of September. Additionally, she was able to attend the concurrent annual two day meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Scientists in reproductive technology (SIRT). Both the SIRT and FSA meetings provided an opportunity for international collaboration, communication and education for scientists, clinicians, nurses, counselors and associated staff in the field of assisted reproduction. The scientific program for this year’s conference comprised a number of presentations for emerging technologies in the field of reproductive science, with particular relevance to In Vitro Maturation (IVM) treatment and Melanie’s PhD research.

Her e-poster was well received and she was able to discuss her research into IVM with other researchers and experts in the field. Since returning from the conference, the research presented in the poster session has been submitted for publication in the Journal of Human Reproduction and is currently under review. Melanie and her co-authors are hopeful that the research will be accepted for publication, to further showcase IVM as a viable and successful treatment options for women with PCOS.

Melanie Walls is a PhD student at The University of Western Australia. Melanie Walls applied for and received a travel grant from the CRE PCOS in 2015 to attend the Fertility Society of Australia and New Zealand (FSA) annual conference.

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