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Scientific Program


  • 08:30 - 10:40 Controversies in Male Reproductive Medicine
    Chairs: N. Garrido, C. Niederberger
    08:30 - 08:40 Introduction
    C. Niederberger. USA
    08:40 - 09:00 Evaluate the male: need or useless?
    J. Hotaling. USA
    09:00 - 09:10 Questions and answers
    09:10 - 09:30 Pre-TESE: natural or stimulated spermatogenesis?
    C. Niederberger. USA
    09:30 - 09:40 Questions and answers
    09:40 - 10:00 To evaluate sperm in the laboratory: what is real and what is science fiction?
    N. Garrido. Spain
    10:00 - 10:10 Questions and answers
    10:10 - 10:30 Reconstructive surgery of the male: when and how to cut
    S. Lujan. Spain
    10:30 - 10:40 Questions and answers
    10:40 - 11:10 Break
    11:10 - 13:10 Controversies in Male Reproductive Medicine
    Chairs: S. Luján, M. Meseguer.
    11:10 - 11:30 Extraction of sperm: what is the best way?
    C. Niederberger. USA
    11:30 - 11:40 Questions and answers
    11:40 - 12:00 To choose and process sperm for ART (What to do and not do)
    M. Meseguer. Spain
    12:00 - 12:10 Questions and answers
    12:10 - 12:30 Functional sperm from stem cells
    J. Medrano. Spain
    12:30 - 12:40 Questions and answers
    12:40 - 13:00 The future: what can we imagine?
    J. Hotaling. USA
    13:00 - 13:10 Questions and answers
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Ovarian Stimulation
    Chairs: J.A. García Velasco, A. Ruiz
    14:00 - 14:30 New concepts of ovarian stimulation: where are we today?
    B. Fauser. Netherlands
    14:30 - 15:00 Avoiding the LH surge: analogues vs progesterone
    J. Franasiak. USA
    15:00 - 15:30 Duo Stim: a critical appraisal
    F. Ubaldi. Italy
    15:30 - 16:00 How intense should we stimulate the ovaries?
    N. Polyzos. Spain
    16:00 - 16:30 COFFEE
    16:30 - 18:45 Premature Ovarian Insufficiency
    Chairs: E. Labarta, J. Remohí
    16:30 - 17:00 Genetics of premature ovarian insufficiency
    A. Rajkovic. USA
    17:00 - 17:30 Ovarian fragmentation for follicular activation (OFFA)
    C. Díaz. Spain
    17:30 - 18:00 Autologous stem cells for ovarian insufficiency
    S. Herraiz. Spain
    18:00 - 19:00 CONTROVERSY: individualized ovarian stimulation: feasible or not?
    Chairs:
    F. Olivennes, S. Soares
    Feasible position: E. Bosch. Spain vs. Not feasible position: C. van Tilborg. Netherlands
    19:00 -19:45 Industry Supported Symposia: MERCK
    19:45-20:30 Welcome reception
  • 08:00 - 10:00 Implantation
    Chairs: M. Fernández, B. Fauser
    08:00 - 08:30 Implantation failure: the embryo vs the endometrium
    N. Macklon. UK
    08:30 - 09:00 Role of immune system  in improving implantation
    D. Alecsandru. Spain
    09:00 - 09:30 Microbiome and human reproduction: current status
    C. Simón. Spain
    09:30 - 10:00 How parental weight excess affects reproduction
    J. Bellver. Spain
    10:00 - 10:30 COFFEE
    10:30 - 12:45 Surgery
    Chairs: E. Bosch, K. Nouri
    10:30 - 11:00 Diagnosis of uterine malformations with an impact on ART
    S. Vannuccini. Italy
    11:00 - 11:30 New approaches to thin endometrium
    M. Ferrando. Spain
    11:30 - 12:00 Routine hysteroscopy before IVF: does it help?
    Y. Khalaf. UK
    12:00 - 13:00 CONTROVERSY: Deep endometriosis – surgery vs ART
    Chairs:
    D. de Ziegler, M. Fernández
    Surgery position: H. Roman. France vs Art position: J. Serna. Spain
    08:00 - 10:00 Parallel Session - Embryology
    Chairs: F. Bronet, M. Florensa
    08:00 - 08:30 Embryo metabolism: past, present and future
    D. Sakkas. USA
    08:30 - 09:00 Artificial intelligence to enhance time lapse
    C. Hickman. UK
    09:00 - 09:30 Extracellular vesicles and their clinical application
    R. Scott. USA
    09:30 - 10:00

    Non invasive PGS: reality or dream?
    E. Fragouli. UK

    10:00 - 10:30 COFFEE
    10:30 - 12:30 Epigenetics and Aging
    Chairs: N. Garrido, M. Torres
    10:30 - 11:00 Epigenetics – parental impact on the embryo
    S. Laurentino. Germany
    11:00 - 11:30 Impact of telomeres damage in ovarian aging
    E. Varela. Spain
    11:30 - 12:00 Male age, telomeres and impact on HR
    D. Wells. UK
    12:00 - 12:30 Telomere maintenance during long-lived postmitotic cell aging
    E. Gilson. France
    13:30 - 13:30 IVI Awards Presentation
    13:30 - 14:30 LUNCH
    14:30 - 16:45 Hot topics I
    Chairs: J. Krüssel, A. Requena
    14:30 - 15:00 Is freeze-all really better?
    A. Pinborg. Denmark
    15:00 - 15:30 Prepubertal fertility preservation: state of the art
    R. Anderson. UK
    15:30 - 16:00 Should we freeze ovarian tissue or oocytes for fertility preservation?
    A. Pellicer. Spain
    16:00 - 16:30 Optimal cycle regimen for frozen embryo replacement
    H. Fatemi. UAE
    16:30 - 17:00 COFFEE
    17:00 - 18:30
    Hot topics II
    Chairs: C. Colomé, H. Fatemi
    17:00 - 17:30 Pragmatic approach to the infertile PCO patient
    N. Macklon. UK
    17:30 - 18:00 Mitochondrial DNA quantity as a biomarker
    E. Fragouli. UK
    18:00 - 18:30 Nuclear transfer: new data and new indications
    G. Calderon. Spain
    18:30 - 19:30 CONTROVERSY: Should we transfer mosaic embryos in 2019?
    Chairs:
    R. Fanchin, F. Bronet
    Yes position: F. Fiorentino. Italy vs No position: R. Scott. USA
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Male factor
    Chairs: C. González, A. Pacheco
    08:30 - 09:00 What to test in the male beyond classical sperm analysis
    S. Lujan. Spain
    09:00 - 09:30 Association of male factor infertility with somatic health
    C. Niederberger. USA
    09:30 - 10:00 Microfluidic sperm sorting
    J. Hotaling. USA
    10:00 -10:45 Industry Supported Symposia: FERRING
    10:45 - 11:15 COFFEE
    11:15 - 13:45
    Future direction
    Chairs:
    C. Niederberger, A. Pellicer
    11:15 - 11:45 Gene editing using CRISPR/Cas
    G. Marfany. Spain
    11:45 - 12:15 Premise, pitfalls and regulation of human genome editing
    K. Orwig. USA
    12:15 - 12:45 Correction of disease causing mutations in preimplantation embryos
    D. Wells. UK
    12:45 - 13:15 Extended embryo culture beyond 6 days: lessons learnt
    M. Zernicka-Goetz. UK
    13:15 - 13:45 Breakthrough lecture:
    Early detection of asymptomatic cancer with a blood test
    TBA

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