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Sodo Park

3200 1st Avenue

Seattle, WA 98134

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The STARS Board is excited to announce the 2019 Spring Dinner, Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the beautiful Sodo Park presented by Seattle Sperm Bank!

The STARS Spring event will begin with Champagne, Local Beers, and Washington Wines at 5:30pm

We are thrilled to be able to have Gerald Schatten, Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburg here in Seattle with us for the STARS Spring Dinner.

Are Sperm the STARS of Reproduction and Development?

This lecture will present emerging knowledge regarding previously unappreciated roles of the sperm during human fertilization, with special attention to clinical ART including ICSI.

Topics discussed include:

· selection and preparation of the best sperm for the optimal outcomes;

· whether natural, IVF and/or ICSI have differing consequences;

· sperm-activation versus artificial oocyte activation; in vitro spermatogenesis;

· the epididymis;

· paternal genomic imprinting;

· sperm-mediated motility within the zygote; and

· advanced paternal aging.

Gerald Schatten, Ph.D.

Director, Division of Developmental & Regenerative Medicine

Professor of Ob-Gyn-Repro Sci & Cell Biology & of Bioengineering; UP Cancer Institute;

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

***Registration ends on Friday, February 22. You MUST register by Friday, February 22 in order to have a seat at the Spring Dinner.***

We expect this to be a fully attended dinner. Make sure to register and attend!

5:30pm - Cocktails

6:15pm - Dinner

7:00pm - Speakers

2019 STARS Board

Anna Caldwell - Seattle Reproductive Medicine - President

Ashley Winroth - Seattle Reproductive Medicine - Vice President

Jacob Shuman - POMA Fertility - Secretary

Kenzi Wineke - Seattle Reproductive Medicine - Treasurer

Charles Muller - Male Fertility Lab, UW Medicine - Board Member

Evie Allen - Seattle Reproductive Medicine - Board Member

Rekha Matken - University of Washington - Immediate Past President

Jessica Newcomb - Board Administrator

Thank you to Seattle Sperm Bank for sponsoring the evening!

This is a Member exclusive event. Seating is limited, RSVP is required.

2019 membership dues must be paid BEFORE the event. You may pay thru Eventbrite as well.

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