Meeting the Experts. Scientific Program

Friday 30th September 2016

  • 09:30 - 10:00


    Domingo Orozco. Chair of Community and Reproductive Medicine. Miguel Hernández University. Alicante, Spain.

    Rafael Bernabeu. Instituto Bernabeu. Alicante, Spain.

  • Session I: Genetics and Poor Responders

    Chairman: José Antonio Ortiz. Instituto Bernabeu Biotech. Alicante, Spain.
    Chairman: Juan C. Cigudosa. Spanish Association of Human Genetics (AEGH). Spain.

  • 10:00 - 10:20

    Genetics of ovarian response

    Belén Lledó. Instituto Bernabeu Biotech. Alicante, Spain.

  • 10:20 - 10:40

    Telomeres and Female Reproductive Aging

    David Keefe. New York University, Langone Medical Center. New York, USA.

  • 10:40 - 11:00

    BRCA Mutations, Oocyte DNA repair and mitochondrial function in oocyte aging and IVF poor response

    Kutluk Oktay. New York Medical College. New York, USA.

  • 11:00 - 11:20


    Session II: Biomarkers in Poor Responders

    Chairman: Rafael Bernabeu. Instituto Bernabeu. Alicante, Spain.
    Chairman: Isidoro Bruna. HM Fertility Center. HM Universitary Group. Madrid, Spain.

  • 11:20 - 11:40

    AMH is necessary in the management of Poor Responders

    Scott Nelson. University of Glasgow. UK.

  • 11:40 - 12:00

    Ultrasound is sufficient to evaluate Poor Responders

    Kannamannadiar Jayaprakasan. Derby Fertility Unit, Royal Derby Hospital and University of Nottingham. UK.

  • 12:00 - 12:20


  • 12:20 - 12:50

    Coffee break

    Session III: Ovarian Stimulation in Poor Responders

    Chairman: Juan Carlos Castillo. Instituto Bernabeu. Alicante, Spain.
    Chairman: Frank Vandekerckhove. Universitair ziekenhuis Gent. Belgium.

  • 12:50 - 13:10

    iCOS reduces the Poor Ovarian Response in an IVF program

    Scott Nelson. University of Glasgow. UK.

  • 13:10 - 13:30

    Luteal Phase Stimulation in Poor Responders

    Joaquín Llácer. Instituto Bernabeu. Alicante, Spain.

  • 13:30 - 13:50


  • 13:50 - 15:30

    Lunch break

    Session IV: New Insights in the Patient with Very Poor Prognosis

    Chairman: Juan José Espinós. Assisted Reproduction Center. Sagrada Familia Clinic. Barcelona, Spain.
    Chairman: James Nicopoullos. Lister Fertility Clinic. UK

  • 15:30 - 15:50

    Advances in treating ovarian failure: In-vitro activation

    Kazuhiro Kawamura. St. Marianna University School of Medicine. Kawasaki, Japan.

  • 15:40 - 16:10

    Role of the primordial germ cells in the management of poor responders and patients with poor embryo quality.

    Yaakov Bentov. Anova Fertility and Reproductive Health Clinic. Toronto, Canada.

  • 16:10 - 16:30


    Session V. Fertility Assessment and Counseling of women with low ovarian reserve.

    Chairman: Michael Dooley. The Poundbury Clinic. Dorchester, UK.
    Chairman: Thomas Mathews. Bourn Hall Clinic. Cambridge, UK.

  • 16:30 - 16:50

    Individual Fertility Assessment and Counseling: Family Planning with a pro-fertility perspective

    Kathrine Birch Petersen. Copenhagen University Hospital. Denmark.

  • 16:50 - 17:10

    Emotional burden in patients with poor prognosis

    Jacky Boivin. Cardiff University. UK.

  • 17:10 - 17:30


  • 17:30 - 18:00

    Coffee break

  • 18:00 - 18:30

    Special Lecture. Genome editing of mammalian embryos

    Lluis Montoliu. National Centre of Biotechnology (CNB-CSIC). Madrid, Spain.

Saturday, 1st October, 2016

  • Session I: Embryo Competence

    Chairman: Jorge Ten. Instituto Bernabeu. Alicante, Spain.
    Chairman: Anna Veiga. Hospital Universitari Quirón-Dexeus. Barcelona, Spain.

  • 09:30 - 09:50

    Critical assessment of the use of time-lapse.

    Kirstine Kirkegaard. Aarhus University Hospital. Denmark.

  • 09:50 - 10:10

    Comprehensive Chromosome Screening.

    Robert E. Anderson. Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine. USA.

  • 10:10 - 10:30

    Learning from in vivo environment to meet the changing metabolic demands of the embryo.

    Roger Sturmey. Hull York Medical School. UK.

  • 10:30 - 10:50


  • 10:50 - 11:20

    Coffee break

    Session II: Endometrium and Implantation Failure

    Chairman: Michael Scholtes. Düsseldorf IVF Center of the VivaNeo Group. Germany
    Chairman: Hassan Shehata. Centre for Reproductive Immunology and Pregnancy. London, UK

  • 11:20 - 11:40

    Adenomyosis, endometriosis and related conditions of implantation failure.

    Laura Benaglia. Fondazione IRCCs Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico. Milano, Italy.

  • 11:40 - 12:00

    Role of microRNA in embryo implantation.

    Eva Dimitriadis. Hudson Institute of Medical Research. Victoria, Australia.

  • 12:00 - 12:20

    Endometrial receptivity.

    Ying Cheong. Complete Fertility Centre. Southampton, UK.

  • 12:20 - 12:40


  • 12:40 - 13:00

    Closing Remarks.

    Rafael Bernabeu. Instituto Bernabeu. Alicante, Spain.