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Scientific Program


    • 08:30 - 10:40 Controversies in Male Reproductive Medicine
      Chairs: S. Luján, Spain / C. Niederberger, USA
      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 choose and process sperm for ART (What to do and not do)
      M. Meseguer, Spain
      10:00 - 10:10 Questions and answers
      10:10 - 10:30 Reconstructive surgery of the male: when and how to cut
      S. Luján, Spain
      10:30 - 10:40 Questions and answers
      10:40 - 11:10 COFFEE BREAK
      11:10 - 13:10 Controversies in Male Reproductive Medicine
      Chairs: N. Garrido, Spain / M. Meseguer, Spain
      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 evaluate sperm in the laboratory: what is real and what is science fiction?
      N. Garrido, 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, Spain / A. Ruiz, Spain
      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
      D. Kaser, 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 BREAK
      16:30 - 18:00 Premature Ovarian Insufficiency
      Chairs:
      E. Labarta, Spain / J. Remohí, Spain
      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, France / S. Soares, Portugal

      Feasible position: E. Bosch, Spain vs. Not feasible position: C. van Tilborg, Netherlands
         
      19:00 -19:45 Industry Supported Symposia: MERCK
      CONTROLLING DETAILS IN ART: THE PATH TO OPTIMISE CLINICAL OUTCOMES
      19:00 Introduction & closing.
      J. Serna, Spain
      19:05 Optimising clinical and management efficiencies in art.
      R. Aurell, Spain
      19:25 Technological solutions to maximise compliance in the embryology lab. 
      R. Holmes, USA
      19:45-20:30 Welcome reception
      Exhibition Area
    • 08:00 - 10:00 Implantation
      Chairs:
      A. Salazar, Spain / B. Fauser, Netherlands
      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 BREAK
      10:30 - 12:00 Surgery
      Chairs:
      E. Bosch, Spain / K. Nouri, Austria
      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, France / M. Fernández, Spain

      Surgery position: H. Roman, France vs Art position: J. Serna, Spain
      13:00 - 13:30 INTERNATIONAL IVI FOUNDATION RESEARCH AWARDS PRESENTATION
      13:30 - 14:30 LUNCH
      14:30 - 16:30 Hot topics I
      Chairs:
      J. Krüssel, Germany / A. Requena, Spain
      Session sponsored by
      Gedeon
      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 BREAK
      17:00 - 18:00
      Hot topics II
      Chairs:
      C. Colomé, Spain / H. Fatemi, UAE
      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. Calderón, Spain
      18:30 - 19:30 CONTROVERSY: Should we transfer mosaic embryos in 2019?
      Chairs:
      R. Fanchin, France / F. Bronet, Spain

      Yes position: F. Fiorentino, Italy vs No position: R. Scott, USA
    • 08:00 - 10:00 Parallel Session - Embryology
      Chairs:
      F. Bronet, Spain / M. Florensa, Spain
      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 BREAK
      10:30 - 12:30 Parallel session - Epigenetics and Aging
      Chairs:
      N. Garrido, Spain / M. Torres, Spain
      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
      TBA
    • 08:30 - 10:00 Male factor
      Chairs:
      C. González, Spain / A. Pacheco, Spain
      08:30 - 09:00 What to test in the male beyond classical sperm analysis
      S. Luján, 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
      Ovarian stimulation: Treating the extremes
      10:00–10:02 Welcome and introduction
      S. Lavery, UK
      10:02–10:22 Improving outcomes in poor responders: Quality vs quantity
      N. Polyzos, Spain
      10:22–10:42 Balancing safety with efficacy: A measured approach to ovarian stimulation in high responders
      F. De Castro-Cruz, Spain
      10:42–10:45 Closing remarks
      S. Lavery, UK
      10:45 - 11:15 COFFEE BREAK
      11:15 - 13:45
      Future directions
      Chairs:
      C. Niederberger, USA / A. Pellicer, Spain
      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 Contribution of corpus luteum number to maternal vascular health and preeclampsia risk
      F. von Versen-Höynck, Germany
      13:15 - 13:45 Breakthrough lecture: Investigating cellular and molecular interactions at the maternal/fetal interface that mediate placentation
      A. Moffett, UK

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