Scientific Program

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THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015
Hall A
Session 1
15:00-17:00
OVARIAN STIMULATION
Chairpersons: Renato Fanchin, France; Jose Serna, Spain 
15:00-15:30
Ovarian stimulation in 2015: Are we working in the right way?
Bart Fauser, The Netherlands
   
15:30-16:00
Hippo signaling disruption and Akt stimulation of ovarian follicles
Aaron Hsueh, USA
   
16:00-16:30
Single embryo transfer with aneuploidy screening improves outcomes after in vitro fertilization: Obstetrical and neonatal outcomes
Richard Scott, USA
   
16:30-17:00
Changing the paradigms in ovarian stimulation:
What can we learn from luteal-phase ovarian simulation?
Yanping Kuang, China
   
17:00-17:30 Coffee Break
   
Hall A
Session 2A
17:30-19:00
SURGERY
Chairpersons: Kazem Nouri, Austria; Alberto Vazquez, Spain 
17:30-18:00
New aspects of medical uterine fibroid treatment in human reproduction
Daniela Galliano, Spain
   
18:00-18:30
Endometriosis relates infertility: is it always necessary to operate endometriomas?
Pietro Santulli, France
   
18:30-19:00
Routine diagnostic hysteroscopy in 2015: managing the anatomical impediments
Stefano Bettocchi, Italy
   
in parallel
Hall B
Session 2B
17:30-19:00
ADVANCES IN REPRODUCTIVE GENETICS
Chairpersons: Alfredo Guillen, Spain; Fernando Bronet, Spain
17:30-18:00 Is there any alternative to invasive aneuploidy screening? Time-lapse experience.
Marcos Meseguer, Spain
   
18:00-18:30 New research and future developments in non-invasive prenatal testing
Julio Martín, Spain
   
18:30-19:00 Molecular analysis of chromosomal abnormalities in products of conception
Carmen Rubio, Spain
   
19:00-19:15 Technical break
   
Hall A
Debate
19:15-20:00
Is there a place for autoimmunity-thrombophilia testing in infertility patients?
Moderator: Human Fatemi, Belgium
  Yes: Diana Alecsandru, Spain
  No: Nicholas S. Macklon, UK
   
   
FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015
Hall A
Session 3A
08:30-10:30
ENDOMETRIOSIS
Chairpersons: Rina Agrawal, UK; Manish Banker, India 
08:30-09:00
Diagnosis of endometriosis in the 21st Century
Linda Giudice, USA
   
09:00-09:30
Medical treatment of symptoms: what have we learned?
Paolo Vercellini, Italy
   
09:30-10:00
Is the endometrium of women with endometriosis different?
Thomas D'Hooghe, Belgium
   
10:00-10:30
Does endometriosis affect ART results?
Pedro Barri, Spain
   
in parallel  
Hall B
Session 3B
08:30-10:30
TOWARDS 100% SAFE ART LABS
Chairpersons: Nicolas Prados, Spain; David Gardner, Australia  
08:30-09:00
Basic concepts of risk management and risk assessment applied to assisted reproduction laboratories
Dominique de Ziegler, France
   
09:00-09:30
Protocols for tracking and witnessing samples and patients in ART
María José de los Santos, Spain
   
09:30-10:00
Risk and risk management in the cryopreservation of reproductive cells and tissues
Alexia Chatziparasidou, Greece
   
10:00-10:30
Preconceptional genetic testing: Towards newborns free of genetic diseases?
Nicolás Garrido, Spain
   
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
   
Hall A
Session 4A
11:00-13:00
REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
Chairpersons: Carlos Simón, Spain; Jose Bellver, Spain
11:00-11:30
Spermatogonial stem cell transplantation for male fertility preservation
Kyle Orwig, USA
   
11:30-12:00
Mechanism and reconstitution in vitro of germ cell development in mammals
Mitinori Saitou, Japan
   
12:00-12:30
Endometrial regeneration: Stem cell therapy in Asherman Syndrome and Atrophic Endometrium
Xavier Santamaria, Spain
   
12:30-13:00
Uterine transplantation
Mats Brännström, Sweden
   
in parallel  
Hall B
Session 4B
11:00-13:00
PROCEDURES IN ANDROLOGY AND IVF LABS WHICH INFLUENCE THE ART SUCCESS
Chairpersons: Nicolás Garrido, Spain; Valentine Akande, UK 
11:00-11:20
Biomarkers of embryo viability
David Gardner, Australia
   
11:20-11:40
Evidence-based embryo selection techniques and methodologies
Markus Montag, Germany
 
 
11:40-12:00 Nurturing and improving quality of oocytes in the IVF laboratory
Laura Rienzi, Italy
   
12:00-12:20
Ways of selecting the right sperm for ART
Con Mallidis, Germany
   
12:20-12:40 Micro-TESE to improve ART outcomes in severe male factor
Craig Niederberger, USA
   
12:40-13:00 Discussion
   
13:00-13:45 Lunch Break
   
Hall A
13:45-14:45
Industrial Symposium
INNOVATION AND OBJECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES IN THE EMBRYOLOGY LAB
Chairperson: Diego Ezcurra, USA
13:45-13:55
Welcome and Introduction
Diego Ezcurra, USA
   
13:55-14:20
Clinical outcomes from day 3/5 embryos assessed with the adjunct of EEVA, a non-invasive and objective embryo diagnostics technology
Marcos Meseguer, Spain
   
14:20-14:45
MiRNA analysis in spent culture media: a novel technology to assess blastocyst implantation potential
Antonio Capalbo, Italy
   
Hall A
Session 5
14:45-16:45
HOW TO IMPROVE OUR CLINICAL RESULTS IN IVF
Chairpersons: Gloria Calderon, Spain; Marcos Meseguer, Spain
14:45-15:15
Complete chromosome screening (CCS) of embryos: How, when & to whom?
Carmen Rubio, Spain
   
15:15-15:45
Diagnosis and improvement of the endometrial factor: Facts and fallacies
Carlos Simón, Spain
   
15:45-16:15
 
Embryo Vitrification: clinical state of the art
Ana Cobo, Spain
   
16:15-16:45
Fresh Embryo Transfer, Deferred Embryo Transfer or
Personalized Embryo Transfer ... That is the question
Nicholas S. Macklon, UK
   
16:45-17:15
Coffee Break
   
Hall A
17:15-18:15
Industrial Symposium
ELONVA. THE EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE AND THE CLINICAL PRACTICE
Chairperson: Fabiola Beligotti, Italy
17:15-17:20 Welcome and Introduction
European Representative
   
17:20-17:40 Elonva: The efficacy in Clinical Trials. An update.
Juan Antonio García-Velasco, Spain
   
17:40-18:00 Elonva: The Role played in Clinical Practice
Finding the optimal stimulation: different objectives in different patients' categories
Human Fatemi, Belgium
   
18:00-18:15
Discussion & Closing remarks
Fabiola Beligotti, Italy
   
Hall A
18:15-19:15
CLINICAL & BASIC RESEARCH AWARDS CEREMONY
Presenter: Carlos Simón, Spain
  Clinical Research Awardee: Linda Giudice, USA
Clinical Research Awardee: Jacques Donnez, Belgium
Basic Research Awardee: Susan Fisher, USA
 
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2015
Hall A
Session 6
08:30-10:30
FERTILITY PRESERVATION
Chairpersons: Nalini Mahajan, India; Manuel Muñoz, Spain
08:30-09:00
Ovarian tissue freezing: state of the ART
Claus Yding Andersen, Denmark
   
09:00-09:30
New insights in ovarian stimulation and its application in infertility preservation
Dror Meirow, Israel
   
09:30-10:00
Current status of fertility preservation in clinical setting
Juan Antonio García-Velasco, Spain
   
10:00-10:30
Debate: All women beyond 38 years of age should freeze their oocytes
 
Moderator: Ernesto Bosch, Spain
Yes: Linda Giudice, USA
  No: Yacoub Khalaf, UK
   
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
   
Hall A
Session 7
11:00-13:00
FUTURE PERSPECTIVES
Chairpersons: Carlos Simón, Spain; Manuel Fernandez, Spain
11:00-11:30
New infertility treatments of patients with primary ovarian insufficiency
Kazuhiro Kawamura, Japan
   
11:30-12:00 Bioengineering the human uterus
Irene Cervelló, Spain
   
12:00-12:30
The maternal origins of adult disease-
The womb may be more important than the home
Felipe Vilella, Spain
   
12:30-13:00
Preventing genetic diseases
Julio Martín, Spain