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Academy Focus

  • Oncology, Breast and Gynecological Surgery (AF01) Advances in endoscopic surgery

    • Liselotte Mettler Do robotics, single port entry ,mini-laparoscopy, new mechanical possibilities
      increase the liberty of instrumental movements or new coagulation techniques make you a better endoscopic surgeon?
    • Tommaso Simoncini Will new technologies, computers, simulation and surgical navigation, along with robotics make us able to reach 100% success in the treatment of advanced prolapse?
  • Oncology, Breast and Gynecological Surgery (AF02) Gynecologic Oncology in clinical practice

    • Frederick Naftolin Is Ezrin responsible for the transition to invasion ?
    • Victor Gomel The fallopian tube and ovarian cancer
  • Oncology, Breast and Gynecological Surgery (AF03) Breast disease in women’s health

    • Klaus Diedrich Breast cancer and fertility preservation
    • Neri Laufer BRCA and fertility
  • Reproductive endocrinology and Menopause (AF04) Modern management of the Menopause

    • Martin Birkhaeuser Prevention of postmenopausal fragility fractures – why oestrogens ?
    • Andrea Genazzani DHEA replacement therapy: a new possibility for menopause and anti-aging
  • Reproduction and ART (AF05) Social freezing

    • Pasquale Patrizio Medical and social egg freezing: key insights from women’s perspectives
    • Zion Ben Rafael Social freezing is not cost effective
  • Reproduction and ART (AF06) Ethics

    • Asim Kurjak The beginning of human life: scientific, religious and legal controversies
    • Joseph Schenker Ethical aspects of Ob/Gyn
  • Oncology, Breast and Gynecological Surgery (AF07) Uterine anomalies

    • Leila Adamyan Symmetric and nonsymmetric anomalies of the uterus and vagina. New in diagnosis and surgical methods
    • George Creatsas Thirty years’ experience and results

Meet the Experts

  • Reproductive endocrinology and Menopause; Reproduction and ART; (MTE01) Sexual rights and sexual health

    • Johannes Bitzer The endemic catastrophy of sexual violence – a challenge for all of us
    • Rosella Nappi Understanding the link between dyspareunia and low desire at menopause
  • Reproduction and ART (MTE02) News from IVF

    • Nikhil Purandare Adjuvants in IVF: what is the evidence
    • Ursula Eichenlaub-Ritter What is special about oocyte spindle and chromosomes ?
  • Pregnancy and Labor (MTE03) Feto maternal medicine

    • Fionnuala Breathnach Twin perinatal care: an evidence-based approach
    • Eytan Barnea Preimplantation factor (PIF): determining role in successful maternal-fetal interaction
  • Reproductive endocrinology and Menopause (MTE04) PCOS and cardiovascular diseases

    • Andrzej Milewicz Serum VDBP and CVD predictors in women with PCOS
    • Sven Skouby The CVD enigma of PCOS
  • (MTE05) Cancer in young patients: treatments and fertility options

Scientific Society Symposium

  • Consent and welfare considerations in providing fertility treatments – Organized by the Irish Fertility Society (IFS)

    Chairperson/s: Una Conway , Aoife Campbell

    • James Lawford Davies Informed consent to fertility treatments – protecting all parties
    • Vanya Savova The dilemma of patient welfare – to treat or not to treat ?
  • Fertility preservation in cancer patients and survivors- Organized by the Société Européenne de Langue Franco-Allemande de Gynécologie-Obstétrique (SELFAGO)

    Chairperson/s: Adolf Schindler , René Druckman

    • Jerome Mathis Fertility preservation in women with early ovarian cancer
    • Laura Knabben Fertility in BRCA mutated patients
    • Michèle Lachowksy Sexual dysfunction in gynecologic cancer patients and quality of life
    • Walther Kuhn The oncological patient in obstetrics-therapeutical procedure and perinatal outcome
    • Christian Singer Pregnancy after cancer: promise and caveat after cryo-conservation and ovarian re-implantation
  • Gynecological Endocrinology and Obstetrical Endocrinology – Organized by the Polish Society of Gynecological Endocrinology

    Chairperson/s: Andrzej Milewicz , Blazej Meczekalski

    • Grzegorz Breborowicz Use and abuse of oxitocin in perinatology
    • Agnieszka Podfigurna Why discussion on cardiovascular disorders in Premature Ovarian Insufficiency is such important?
    • Krzysztof Lukaszuk Endometrium receptivity- an update on the fast growing science
    • Grzegorz Jakiel Is the classical semen analysis good enough?
  • Preventive Reproduction -Organized by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics(FIGO)

    Chairperson/s: Andrea Genazzani

    • Linda Giudice Reducing reproductive exposure
    • Nikhil Purandare Preventive gynaecological surgery
    • Dov Feldberg Preventive reproduction in transgender care
    • Edgar Mocanu Oncofertility – what all oncologists should know
  • Progestogen only pill and its therapeutic indications and effects -Organized by the European Progestogen Club (EPC)

    Chairperson/s: Adolf Schindler , René Druckman

    • Christian Egarter Progestogen-only-pill: which progestin would be ideal ?
    • Wolfgang Kuepker Progestin – the golden bullit in the treatment of endometriosis
    • Michael Oettel A progestin isn’t a progestin: Dienogest for endometriosis patients
    • Michel Mueller Anti-inflammatory effects of Dienogest
    • Howard Carp Progestron only pill in luteal support
    • Pedro-Antonio Regidor Drosperinone-only pill: the new approach in contraception

Academy Session

  • Reproductive endocrinology and Menopause (AS01) Contraception: what is new?

    • Archil Khomasuridze What is new ?
    • George Creatsas Adolescent contraception today and STDs
    • Wolfgang Holzgreve The folate containing oral pill- a major advance in contraception and birth defects prevention
    • David Vasquez Awad Contraception in the menopause transition period
  • Reproduction and ART (AS02) ART: Implantation and its failure

    • Christos Coutifaris ART: implantation/placentation and perinatal outcomes
    • Gabor Kovacs How can we improve the chance for implantation
    • Neri Laufer Treatments of recurrent implantation failure
    • Zeev Shoham Luteal support in ART cycles: clinical aspects following 3 surveys among IVF providers
  • Reproduction and ART (AS03) ART: outcomes and patients characteristics

    • Zion Ben Rafael How to treat women over 40
    • Tina Buchholz Evidence of ART adaptation according to genetic profiles
    • Mary Wingfield The oocyte – number, quality and competence in ART
    • Cathy Allen Health and disease after HRT
  • Reproduction and ART (AS04) Endometriosis

    • Hugh Taylor CPP- Either novel endometriosis biomarkers
    • Giuseppe Benagiano Pathogenesis of endometriosis in the adolescent
    • Michelle Nisolle Management of endometriosis in infertility
    • Leila Adamyan New possibilities in diagnosis and management of endometriosis in adolescent, reproductive age and menopausal women
  • Pregnancy and Labor (AS05) Pregnancy

    • Giuseppe Benagiano Placental bed vascular pathology and subsequent risk for cardiovascular disease
    • Frederic Chantraine Abnormally invasive placenta
    • Amanda Cotter Infectious diseases in pregnancy
    • Mary Higgins Obesity in pregnancy
  • Reproduction and ART (AS06) Fertility preservation

    • Alan De Cherney Fertility preservation in patients with rare genetic diseases
    • Pedro Barri Elective fertility preservation
    • Chiara Benedetto Mothers beyond cancer: a model to be shared
    • Edgar Mocanu Fertility preservation: multidisciplinary management of the high risk patient
  • Reproductive endocrinology and Menopause (AS07) Brain vulnerability and reproductive events

    • Martin Birkhaeuser Endocrine depression – a neglected field
    • Frederick Naftolin Mood and cognition, and MHT
    • Rosella Nappi Can we treat migrane with reproductive hormones ?
    • Andrea Genazzani Are there sufficient data in Alzheimer risk prevention by reproductive hormones ?
  • Reproductive endocrinology and Menopause (AS08) Menopause: from personal risks to individual solutions

    • Tommaso Simoncini Managing metabolic risk at the menopausal transition
    • Irene Lambrinoudaki Menopause and diabetes
    • Nick Panay Evidence based management options
    • John Stevenson Safety issues in osteoporosis management
  • Reproductive endocrinology and Menopause (AS09) Menopause: from symptoms to therapies

    • Nick Panay Bio-identical Hormone therapy: the way forward ?
    • Mary Ann Lumsden The hot flush: what is new ?
    • Andrea Giannini Empowering women cope with menopause through e-medicine
    • Bruno Imthurn Herbal medicine – when to use and what to expect
  • Pregnancy and Labor (AS10) Prenatal testing

    • Wolfgang Holzgreve Non- invasive prenatal testing
    • Luca Gianaroli Novelties in preimplantation genetic testing
    • Peter McParland Prenatal diagnosis in Ireland where termination is not legal
    • Pasquale Patrizio Pre-Implantation genetic testing for aneuploidy: not ready for prime time yet
  • Reproductive endocrinology and Menopause (AS11) PCOS : a systemic lifestyle endocrinopathy

    • Alessandro Genazzani Impaired metabolism and reproduction from adolescence to fertile life in PCOS
    • Luigi Devoto Significance of angiogenic factors in the pathogenesis of PCOS
    • Naomi Burke Pregnancy outcomes in women with PCOS
    • Andrzej Milewicz Looking for a consensus in PCOS- from diagnosis to treatment
  • Reproduction and ART (AS12) Myoma

    • Sanja Kupesic Ultrasound studies of the cross talk between uterine fibroids and the endometrium
    • Pedro Barri Medical treatment of uterine myomas in infertile patients
    • John J. Sciarra Surgical management of uterine fibroids
    • Stefano Angioni Morcellation of myomas. What changed after 2014
  • Reproductive endocrinology and Menopause (AS13) Contraception

    • Gabor Kovacs The role of LARCs in reducing unintended pregnancies
    • Sven Skouby The solution of pill scare: personalized medicine trumps register data!
    • Gabriele Merki What is the evidence for negative effects of hormonal contraceptives on mood ?
    • Blazej Meczekalski Contraception and obesity
  • Oncology, Breast and Gynecological Surgery; Pregnancy and Labor; Reproduction and ART (AS14) Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology: training and learning in the new millennium

    • Paolo Mannella Learning with simulation in obstetrics
    • Timothy Drycott Obstetric emergencies: the role of simulation
    • Henk W. Schreuder Learning curve in gynecological surgery
    • Joseph Schenker Training future specialist in reproductive medicine
  • Reproduction and ART (AS15) Mitochondria and Human Reproduction

    • Ursula Eichenlaub-Ritter Mitochondria quality in oocyte and embryo: an overview
    • Dagan Wells Mitochondrial DNA copy number as biomarker of oocyte and embryo competence
    • Carla Tatone Mitochondrial sirtuins and oocyte aging
    • Mary Herbert Mitochondrial replacement to prevent the transmission of mitochondrial DNA
  • Reproduction and ART (AS16) The road to biomarkers discovery In ART: tools to overcome barriers

    • Alberto Revelli Biochemical and genetic markers of oocyte competence to fertilization
    • Marcos Meseguer Time-lapse technology: results in the daily IVF practice
    • Paolo G. Artini Biomarkers of oocyte/embryo/reproductive competence to predict IVF outcome:how can we find some help in artificial intelligence systems
    • Giuseppe Placidi Biomarkers of oocyte/embryo/reproductive competence to predict IVF outcome: how can we find some help in artificial intelligence systems
    • Jenny Cloherty Semen parameters, optimisation and ART outcomes
  • Oncology, Breast and Gynecological Surgery (AS17 Gynecological oncology

    • Donal Brennan Understanding obesity-related cancer
    • Pier Luigi Benedetti Panici Update in the surgical management of cervical cancer
    • Denis Querleu Overview of the current management of ovarian cancer in young women
    • Roberto Tozzi Laparoscopic debulking of patients with stage IIIC-IV ovarian cancer
  • Reproduction and ART (AS18) Environmental factors in reproduction

    • Linda Giudice Environmental effects on human reproduction – what is the evidence ?
    • Hugh Taylor Environmental factors- the role of xenoestrogens in development
    • Andrzej Milewicz Serum vitamin D binding protein and CVD predictors
    • Rudolf Klimek Informational diseases and causal therapy of infertility
  • Reproduction and ART (AS19) Microbioma frontiers in Human Reproduction

    • Karsten Kristiansen Female reproductive tract microbioma: a non-sterile environment
    • Christophe Beloin Novel approaches to combat biofilm related reproductive infections
    • Gary Ventolini Vaginal microbioma : frontline shield for successful human reproduction
    • Jerome Strauss Contraception and the vaginal microbiome
  • Pregnancy and Labor (AS20) Labor and its management

    • Michael Geary Ideal timing of induction of Labour in low-risk women – 39, 40 or 41 weeks ?
    • Michael Turner VBAC: have obstetricians lost their confidence clinically ?
    • Deirdre Murphy The challenge of rotational operative vaginal delivery
    • Michael Robson Classification of caesarean section: 10 groups – a recent update
  • Pregnancy and Labor (AS21) Imaging in reproduction

    • Sanja Kupesic With an eye toward the future of imaging in reproduction
    • Asim Kurjak 3D HD silhouette ultrasound in the assessment of early human development
    • Igal Wolman Ultrasonographic evaluation of deep infiltration endometriosis
    • Seang Lin Tan Vaginal ultrasound guided embrio transfer

Key Lecture

  • Pregnancy and Labor (KL01) Mifepristone for Induction of labor

    • Archil Khomasuridze Mifepristone for Induction of labor
  • Reproduction and ART (KL02) Perspective of progesterone receptor modulators in reproductive sciences

    • Henning Beier Perspective of progesterone receptor modulators in reproductive sciences
  • Reproduction and ART (KL03) Will the US lose the eugenics wars

    • Alan De Cherney Will the US lose the eugenics wars ?
  • Pregnancy and Labor (KL04) Gene X environment interaction and preterm birth

    • Jerome Strauss Gene x environment interaction and preterm birth
  • Oncology, Breast and Gynecological Surgery (KL05) Uterine Transplantation: a reassessment

    • Victor Gomel Uterine transplantation: a reassessment
  • Reproduction and ART (KL06) Has ART replaced endometrioma resections in infertility/endometriosis patients without pain ?

    • Liselotte Mettler Has ART replaced endometrioma resections in infertility/endometriosis patients without pain ?
  • Pregnancy and Labor (KL07) The story of birth

    • Rhona Mahony The story of birth
  • Oncology, Breast and Gynecological Surgery (KL08) Estrogens, Estetrol and Breast Cancer

    • Herjan Coelingh Bennink Estrogens, Estetrol and Breast Cancer
  • (KL09) How to interpret biochemical pregnancies

    • Howard Carp How to interpret biochemical pregnancies
  • (KL10) The biological clock in human reproduction

    • Dov Feldberg The biological clock in human reproduction

Opening Lecture

  • Reproduction and ART (OL01) Reproductive technologies – social influence

    • Joseph Schenker Reproductive technologies – social influence
  • Pregnancy and Labor (OL02) Lifestyle interventions in pregnancy to improve pregnancy outcome

    • Fionnuala McAuliffe Lifestyle interventions in pregnancy to improve pregnancy outcome