Presentation: Behind the Scenes in the ART Laboratory

Jason A. Barritt, PhD, ELD, HCLD
Chief Scientific Officer 
Embryology Laboratory Director 
Research Scientist
ART Reproductive Center 
Beverly Hills, CA


Learning Objectives

After viewing this presentation, the participant should be able to:
  • Explain Time Lapse Imaging
  • Evaluate blastocyst biopsy for PGS
  • Discuss AI in the embryology lab for sperm
  • Identify use of AI in the embryology lab for oocytes
  • Explore AI in the embryology lab for embryos


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Target Audience

This activity is intended to educate nurses and nurse practitioners specializing in reproductive medicine and assisted reproductive technologies.

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Requirements for Successful Completion

To successfully complete this activity for CE credit, the participant will:
1. Take the pretest
2. Review the content in the presentation
3. Complete the posttest with a score of at least 3 correct answers
4. Fill out a brief evaluation


Upon completion of the requirements 1 – 4, a CE certificate will be available for download.


Release & Expiration Dates
December 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023.


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Jason A. Barritt, PhD, ELD, HCLD
  • Serves as a consultant for: BluePath Solutions (Solutions Market Research, Vitrolife), California Cryobank, Fuji Film, Good Start Genetics, Inc. (Invitae), Irvine Scientific, TMRW (CAP)
  • Serves on the advisory board for: Fuji Film, Irvine Scientific
  • Is a speaker for California Cryobank
  • Will not be discussing or referring to unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs, devices, products, protocols, or therapeutic strategies

William H. Kutteh, MD, PhD, HCLD
  • Has received research grant support from Ferring Pharmaceuticals and Natera
  • Has served as a speaker for AbbVie
  • Will not be discussing or referring to unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs, devices, products, protocols, or therapeutic strategies

Carol B. Lesser, MSN, NP-C
  • Has no relationships to disclose
  • Will not be discussing or referring to unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs, devices, products, protocols, or therapeutic strategies

Kaylen M. Silverberg, MD
  • Has received research grants from Baxter
  • Has received consulting fees from Baxter, Seikagaku, Serono
  • Has served as a speaker for AbbVie, Myovant
  • Is a co-founder and member of board of directors: Ovation Fertility
  • Will not be discussing or referring to unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs, devices, products, protocols, or therapeutic strategies

Hugh S. Taylor, MD
  • Has received grant/research support from AbbVie Pharmaceuticals
  • Has founders options: DOTLab
  • Will not be discussing or referring to unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs, devices, products, protocols, or therapeutic strategies

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Shannon L. DeVita, MSN, RN, CNL, DNP
Nurse Practionier
San Diego, California

Michele Nichols, PharmD
Pharmacy Consultant
Private Practice
Raritan, New Jersey
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Commercial Support

This program is supported by educational grants from
EMD Serono, Inc., an affiliate of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Organon
Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


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