Poma Fertility lab director scheduled to lecture at conferences worldwide
Poma Fertility Laboratory Director Dr. Klaus Wiemer will be speaking at embryology and genetics conferences in North America, Europe, and South America starting in late March.
These conferences are primarily designed to provide a forum for embryology scientists to share their research and experiences for the benefit of patients around the world.
“Basically these meetings will be discussing anything we do with embryos including preconception genetics which would be the topic at the meeting I will be attending in Argentina next week, as well as the topic in Istanbul in May,” Wiemer said.
He added that he feels both lucky and honored to have an opportunity share his experiences with other scientists.
“We are lucky to get to talk about some of the new things that are on the technology horizon and about the use of genetics in preconception. This helps us better talk to patients who are having miscarriages or even a history of diseases in their family,” he said. “It’s always really exciting to be able to go.”
Dr. Wiemer will be speaking at the following events:
- The International Symposium on Pre Natal Care and Genetics in Assisted Reproduction in Buenos Aires, Argentina March 21, 2013
- The 14th Annual Clinical Embryologist Summit Conference in Madison, Wisconsin May 3 and 4, 2013
- The 12th International Conference on Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis in Istanbul, Turkey May 8-11, 2013
- The 2nd Annual Canadian Embryology Summit in Toronto, Canada June 8, 2013
“These meetings allow reproductive endocrinologists throughout South America or Europe or even Asia to discuss what kind of tests are available, how the tests work, and how you make your laboratory be able to do these tests in a highly efficient manner,” Wiemer added. “It’s nothing trivial to do this; you have to have really good embryology skills and you have to have really good micromanipulation skills.”
As a result of having published more than 80 articles, scientific papers, and book chapters, Wiemer has developed a reputation as a scientist who wants to share his work with others, and this gets him invited to a lot of these conferences, which means he is forced to be perpetually flying somewhere or stuck in an airport. But he doesn’t mind.
“Last year, just in consulting and giving lectures, I flew 145,000 miles,” Wiemer said. “You have great interactions and people are not shy at these conferences. They really want to show you their cities.”