SPEAKERS


Professor Allan Pacey

Mr. Pacey is Professor of Andrology at the University of Sheffield School of Medicine and Biomedical Science, and the Head of Andrology for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. His research interests include understanding aspects of human fertility. He is a former Secretary (2005 – 2010) and Chairman (2012-2015) of the British Fertility Society as well as the current Editor in Chief of the journal Human Fertility. In addition to Science and Clinical Work, Allan is an accomplished broadcaster.

Recent television programmes include Britain's Secret Code Breaker (2011), Donor Unknown (2011), The Great Sperm Race (2009), The Truth About Food (2007), Make me a Baby (2007) and Lab Rats (2004). In 2016 he was awarded an MBE for services to Reproductive Medicine. You can follow his general musings about science, fertility and the life of an academic at www.twitter.com/allanpacey.



Professor Joe Leigh Simpson

The immediate Past-President of the International Federation Fertility Societies, Joe Leigh Simpson, M.D., FACOG, FACMG, FRCOG, received his undergraduate and medical education at Duke University (M.D., 1968) and postgraduate training at Cornell University Medical College (New York City). Academic positions have included: Professor at Northwestern University (1975-1986), Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Tennessee Memphis (1986-1994), Professor and Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine (1994-2006), and Founding Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Florida International University College of Medicine (2007-2011). He is presently Professor of Human and Molecular Genetics/Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, Miami, FL. Professor Simpson is Senior Vice President for Research and Global Programs, March of Dimes Foundation. He is certified in medical genetics as well as in obstetrics and gynecology. Read more...



Jacques de Mouzon

MD, MPH, Senior epidemiologist, associate professor
Medical specialty: Public Health and Epidemiology. Trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Medical field: Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Human reproduction
Special interest: Infertility and infertility treatments evaluation

Current position:
- Scientific advisor at Unilabs-France Paris, France;
- senior epidemiologist INSERM, Paris, France;
- member of 2 working groups at French statutory body Agence de la Biomédecine, Paris, France, 206-2017;
- Chairman elect, chairman, past chairman, special advisor at EIM register,2007-2017. Read more...



Gert R. Dohle

MD, PhD (The Hague, Netherlands 1956) studied medicine at the Free University in Amsterdam and graduated in 1983. He was a research fellow at Leiden university from 1983 to 1985, studying genetic instability in prostate cancer. In 1985 he started his surgical training and proceeded with urological specialization in 1987 at Leiden University Hospital. Since 1991 he is a urological surgeon and fellow of the European Board of Urology (FEBU).

From 1991 to 1993 he was staff member at the urology department of Leiden University Hospital. He developed in interest in male infertility and was trained in microsurgery in Rotterdam and in New York (with Prof. Marc Goldstein). In 1993 he was appointed as staff member-urologist at Erasmus University Hospital (Erasmus MC) in Rotterdam and started developing the first andrology unit in The Netherlands. In 1999 he passed the examination of the European Academy of Andrology (EAA-clinical Andrologist). Read more...



Roy Gibb Farquharson

European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology
  • Chair elect (2015 – 2017)
  • Executive Committee member (2011- 2015)
  • Lead for Accreditation of Reproductive Medicine Training (2013 - 15)
  • Communications Sub-committee (2011- )
  • Chair, Special Interest Group for Early Pregnancy (2006-2010)
  • International Scientific Committee (2006-10)
  • Chair, Clinical Science Awards Committee (2011-15)
  • Local Organising Committee Co-chair, ESHRE Annual Meeting, London 2013
  • Associate Editor, Human Reproduction Update, 2010-2014.

NICE Guideline Development Group member (2010-13), Evidence Update Advisory Group (2014), Specialist advisor (2007-10), UK.



Tina Buchholz M.D.
Munich and Berlin, Germany

Tina Buchholz is a clinical specialist in Reproductive Genetics. During her training, she specialized in Human Genetics and in Gynecology and Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine. She is head of a private Centre for Reproductive Genetics in Munich, Germany as well as partner of a private Centre for Human Genetics in Berlin, Germany. Her major interests are identifying as well as facilitating solutions for genetic conditions in human reproduction.

Currently she is the immediate Past President of the German Society of Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Buchholz represented this society for many years on the board of the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS), prior to being appointed as Scientific Director of IFFS. Recently she has been elected as a member of the International Academy of Human Reproduction. With regard to her interdisciplinary expertise, she is the editor for Genetics for the Journal of Reproductive Medicine and Endocrinology. Dr. Buchholz has been involved in the scientific and local organization of many international congresses, such as the World Congresses of IFFS in Munich 2010, Boston 2013 and New Delhi 2016, the ESHRE congress in Munich 2014, the World Congress of the International Academy of Human Reproduction in Berlin in 2015 as well as numerous education training programs and workshops in various regions of the world (Argentina, Malaysia, Japan, Philippines, Myanmar and Cuba) in the field of infertility awareness and reproductive medicine.



Basil C. Tarlatzis

M.D., Ph.D, Professor of Obstetrics – Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine.
Professor and Chairman 1st Dept of Obstetrics & Gynecology, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Vice President of the Council of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Past Dean, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Past Deputy Chairman of the National Authority of Medically Assisted Reproduction.
Past Chairman of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE).
Past President of the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS).
Visiting Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Dutch-speaking Brussels Free University (AZ-VUB).
International Award in Gynecology (Premio Internazionale per la Ginecologia) "Arnaldo Bruno", Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Italy.
"ASRM Service Award" American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).
"Fellow ad Eundem" Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (RCOG).
Award "G. Kotzias", Hellenic Society of Physiology. Read more...



Felice Petraglia

M. D. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florence, AOUC, Florence, Italy (2017-)
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chair of the School of Specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Siena 2000 -
Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2000-), Director Department of Maternity and Infancy, (2007-2010 e 2013) AOUS, Siena, Italy
Adjunct Professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada (2005-)
Fellow ad Eundem of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) (2010-)



Matteo Lambertini

Matteo Lambertini is a medical oncologist specialized at the National Cancer Institute in Genova (Italy), currently working at the Institut Jules Bordet, a multidisciplinary center totally dedicated to cancer in Brussels (Belgium) under the supervision of Prof. Martine Piccart. He is mainly focused in the care of breast cancer patients and is deeply involved in breast cancer research. Above all, he has a particular expertise in the management of breast cancer in young women, with a specific attention to both the fertility and pregnancy issues that they have to face after diagnosis. During his medical oncology training, he had the opportunity to work and collaborate with several national and international leading experts in the field; these experiences have played a crucial role to deepen his skills in the management of breast cancer in young women. He is part of the scientific board of the Italian Association of Medical Oncology (AIOM) clinical recommendations on fertility preservation in cancer patients. He has authored several publications in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters in the field of fertility preservation in breast cancer patients.

His most important research conducted so far under the supervision of Dr. Lucia Del Mastro, addressed the role of administering luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) analogs during chemotherapy as a strategy to preserve ovarian function and fertility in early breast cancer patients who are candidates for cytotoxic therapy (Lambertini M et al, JAMA 2015 & Lambertini M et al, Ann Oncol 2015 & Lambertini M et al, Eur J Cancer 2017). Thanks to the support of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), he is currently working on a challenging PhD project at the Free University of Brussels (ULB) aiming to improve the understanding of many controversial aspects related to fertility and pregnancy issues in breast cancer patients, with the ultimate goal to further improve the care and quality of life of young survivors.



Marcos Horton

Medical Doctor, ART Lab Director, Pregna Madicina Reproductiva, Graduated in Argentina, trained first as an ObGyn at the British Hospital in Buenos Aires and later as a postgraduate fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the USA. Specialist in Clinical Infertility, Assisted Reproduction, Ultrasound and Reproductive Surgery.



Gabriel de Candolle

Dr Gabriel de Candolle obtained a state diploma in medicine and doctorate at the Geneva University in 1984. He started to train in general surgery before opting for Gynaecology and Obstetrics. He trained at the Geneva Maternity Hospital, the Morges Hospital and the Hammersmith Hospital in London where he acquired basic skills in fallopian tube microsurgery and IVF (In-vitro fertilisation). Read more...



Yoel Shufaro
MD, PhD

Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus
Petach Tikva, Israel



Luca Gianaroli

Dr. Luca Gianaroli is specialist in Reproductive Medicine since the end of the Seventies. He is the Scientific Director of S.I.S.Me.R. (Italian Society for the Study of Reproductive Medicine) and he holds the position of Scientific Director of I.I.A.R.G., the International Institutes of Advanced Reproduction and Genetics and of IIRM SA. He is Honorary Professor at the School of Biosciences of the University of Kent.
Active member of several international scientific societies in which he has covered and currently covers roles of primary importance, he has served as Chairman of the Italian Society of Reproduction and of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). He is a member of the ESHRE Certification Committee and past coordinator of the steering committee of the ESHRE Certification for Reproductive Endoscopic Surgeons. He was the coordinator of the ESHRE Task Force on Management of Fertility Units until 2015.
In 2015 he was appointed Chairman of SIOS.E (Italian Society of Sterility and Embriology).
In 2014 he was appointed as Fellow ad eundem of the Royal College of Obstetricians and gynaecologists.
Dr. Gianaroli is author of more than 250 papers in international scientific journals and publisher or co-publisher of 9 books.



Linda C. Giudice
MD, PhD

Is Distinguished Professor, Chair Emerita, and the Robert B. Jaffe MD Endowed Professor in the Reproductive Sciences in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is a biochemist and reproductive endocrinologist specializing in endometriosis and infertility. Her research focuses on human endometrial function and regeneration, genetics and epigenetics of endometriosis, placental-uterine interactions relevant to pregnancy outcomes, and evaluating the evidence of environmental impacts on reproductive health and human development. She has mentored over 250 students, fellows and faculty, authored > 300 peer-reviewed publications, and is co-editor of 6 textbooks on women's health, reproductive environmental health, endocrinology, endometrium and endometriosis. She is Past-President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, current President of the World Endometriosis Society, President-elect of the International Federation of Fertility Societies, and Chair of the FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) Reproductive and Developmental Environmental Health Working Group. Dr. Giudice is on the UCSF Steering Committee on Women's Precision Medicine, the March of Dimes Scientific Advisory Council, and is an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine and the U.S. National Academy of Inventors.


Jose Miravet-Valenciano

Is a versatile biologist whose professional career during the last years is focused on reproductive genetics. This interest in genetics started during the time he was the head of operations of the Unit of Environmental Health at the Public Health Centre of Denia (Alicante, Spain) and had to face a terrific outbreak of legionnaire's disease. In those days, he published a couple of internal papers for the Government and gave several speeches about genetic tests used for the identification of Legionella pneumophila strains. He was awarded Best Master's Thesis on "Comprehensive study of occupational health at the Public Health Center of Denia (Alicante)" by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain, 2014.



David Morroll
PhD

Dr Morroll has worked as a Clinical Embryologist since 1986, training in Manchester (UK), where he also completed his PhD studies. He has since managed laboratories in a number of UK IVF units including those in Nottingham, London and Leeds. He is a Diplomate of the Royal College of Pathologists and a State Registered Clinical Embryologist.
He has been heavily involved in the profession nationally and internationally, having serving both as Treasurer and then Chair of the UK Association of Clinical Embryologists (ACE) as well as time on its Professional Development Committee which devised the ACE CPD Scheme. In addition, his interest in andrology led to work with the British Andrology Society Education Sub-Committee helping run training courses. This led to the establishment of the UK Association of Biomedical Andrologists (ABA), of which Dr Morroll was a founding member. Dr Morroll has also previously worked with the UK regulator, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) as a Scientific Inspector and member of the Working Group on Safety and New Technologies, the Assisted Conception Standards Group and the Expert Group on Multiple Births after IVF.
As well as general embryology expertise, Dr Morroll has been Quality Manager for certification to ISO9000:2008. He also worked with the UK National External Quality Assurance Schemes (NEQAS) for Andrology and Embryo Assessment, after performing the initial pilot studies in Nottingham.
Outside the UK, Dr Morroll has consulted to, and worked in, IVF units in Malta, India, the Philippines, and Zimbabwe as well as helping with the design of a number of laboratories. He joined ORIGIO a/s as Director of Embryology in November 2011, providing training and education, performing audits and troubleshooting visits, advising on lab refurbishments or new builds, and participating in product R&D.



Antti Perheentupa

Associate Professor Perheentupa is a specialist in Reproductive Medicine. His research interests are in male reproductive health and treatment of male infertility. He has been running a translational research project on endometriosis for more than a decade. Ass. Professor Perheentupa has been in charge of the subspecialist training in Reproductive Medicine since 2007. He is the Communications Director of IFFS.



Dr. Adrian Ellenbogen

Clinical Ass. Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Rappaport School of Medicine, Technion- Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel , Founder and Director (retired) of in vitro fertilization unit at Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel.
Fertility Advisor and Head- Fertility Clinic, Meuheded Female Health Center, Bnai-Brack, Israel. Director of the postgraduate course in Obstetrics Gynecology and Infertility, Rappaport School of Medicine , Technion- Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
Member of many international (ASRM, ESHRE, ISMAAR, ISIVF, ISGE) and national societies (Israeli Fertility Association, Israeli Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology). Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Reproduction System & Sexual Disorders.
Reviewer : Fertility and Sterility, the Journal of Reproduction System & Sexual Disorders, Harefuah, IVF Lite, Dr. Ellenbogen presented more than 110 lectures in different international and national scientific meetings and published many peer review papers in top rated scientific journals.
He has a special interest in in vitro maturation of oocytes, poor responders, PCOS , IVF outcome, pioneered IVF treatment with minimal stimulation and egg donation law in Israel , researching and publishing in these fields.
Received 2003 Israeli Ministry of Health and Israeli Civil Service Commission Award for Excellency in labor.
Receives 2012 and 2013 , 2014 and 2015 Star Award of American Society of Reproductive Medicine.

Gabriel de Candolle
Dr Gabriel de Candolle obtained a state diploma in medicine and doctorate at the Geneva University in 1984. He started to train in general surgery before opting for Gynaecology and Obstetrics. He trained at the Geneva Maternity Hospital, the Morges Hospital and the Hammersmith Hospital in London where he acquired basic skills in fallopian tube microsurgery and IVF (In-vitro fertilisation).

He returned to the Maternity Hospital in Geneva, became senior clinician and then deputy physician. This is where he developed hysteroscopic and laparoscopic surgery, focusing primarily on the surgical repair of the fallopian tubes. He currently practises most of his hospital work at the Clinique Générale-Beaulieu where he performed the first tubal reversal sterilization using the Da Vinci© robot. It was the first gynaecological operation performed in Geneva with the robot.

Dr de Candolle has a FMH (Swiss Medical Association) qualification in Gynaecology and Obstetrics with a subspeciality in Reproductive Medicine. He is involved in numerous societies in the field of reproductive medicine and surgical endoscopy. He was President of the SSMR (Swiss Society for Reproductive Medecine between 2010 and 2013. Since october 2013 he is Secretary General of the IFFS (International Federation of Fertility Societies) He is a member of the Cercle Daniel Dargent (oncologic and pevic surgery)

He is mainly interested in infertility treatment, reproductive medicine and, more particularly, in reproduction and endoscopic surgery.
Basil C. Tarlatzis
M.D., Ph.D, Professor of Obstetrics – Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine.
Professor and Chairman 1st Dept of Obstetrics & Gynecology, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Vice President of the Council of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Past Dean, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Past Deputy Chairman of the National Authority of Medically Assisted Reproduction.
Past Chairman of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE).
Past President of the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS).
Visiting Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Dutch-speaking Brussels Free University (AZ-VUB).
International Award in Gynecology (Premio Internazionale per la Ginecologia) "Arnaldo Bruno", Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Italy.
"ASRM Service Award" American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).
"Fellow ad Eundem" Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (RCOG).
Award "G. Kotzias", Hellenic Society of Physiology.
Editorial Board Member of 14 International and 7 National Scientific Journals.
Editor / Co-Editor in 5 Scientific Books.
Member of 18 International and 24 National Scientific Societies.
Participation in more than 600 Congresses International and National.
165 Abstracts in International Congresses and 100 in National Congresses.
307 Publications in International peer-reviewed Scientific Journals and 85 in National Journals.

H-index 54 Citations 13022 (Scopus 2016)
Professor Joe Leigh Simpson
The immediate Past-President of the International Federation Fertility Societies, Joe Leigh Simpson, M.D., FACOG, FACMG, FRCOG, received his undergraduate and medical education at Duke University (M.D., 1968) and postgraduate training at Cornell University Medical College (New York City). Academic positions have included: Professor at Northwestern University (1975-1986), Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Tennessee Memphis (1986-1994), Professor and Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine (1994-2006), and Founding Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Florida International University College of Medicine (2007-2011). He is presently Professor of Human and Molecular Genetics/Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, Miami, FL. Professor Simpson is Senior Vice President for Research and Global Programs, March of Dimes Foundation. He is certified in medical genetics as well as in obstetrics and gynecology.

Dr. Simpson has contributed to many aspects of reproductive genetics and prenatal genetic diagnosis – cytogenetics, invasive procedures, preimplantation genetic diagnoses and noninvasive methods. He has written nearly 800 articles and chapters. His 15 major books include seven editions as co-editor of Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies and three editions for Genetics in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Simpson has served in leadership roles for numerous grant review panels, prestigious national and international committees and many professional organizations. He has been President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, International Society of Prenatal Diagnosis, Society for Gynecologic Investigation, American College of Medical Genetics, Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis International Society. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine of the U.S. National
Jacques de Mouzon
MD, MPH, Senior epidemiologist, associate professor
Medical specialty: Public Health and Epidemiology. Trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Medical field: Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Human reproduction
Special interest: Infertility and infertility treatments evaluation

Current position:
- Scientific advisor at Unilabs-France Paris, France;
- senior epidemiologist INSERM, Paris, France;
- member of 2 working groups at French statutory body Agence de la Biomédecine, Paris, France, 206-2017;
- Chairman elect, chairman, past chairman, special advisor at EIM register,2007-2017.

Former positions:
- Head of the Fertility team at INSERM unit U569 (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France), 1990-2006;
- Member of executive committee of ESHRE 2011-2015.

Scientific activities: epidemiological studies, in particular:
- ART registries:
1. France:
  • The French Register on ART Fivnat (1986-2006): Creation, management and scientific analysis;
  • Member of2 working groups of the French national ART agency (Agence de la Biomédecine): evaluation and safety.
2.Europe: European In vitro Monitoring (EIM) data consortium of ESHRE: board member since 1999. Chairman (elect, current, past: 2007-2013) Exco representative (2013-2015), Special advisor (2015);
3. World ART register: International Committee for Registers on Assisted Technology (ICMART): creation and Board member, coordinator of the World reports on ART (1989 to present).

- Many French and international studies, of which recently: Cross-border reproductive care (ESHRE), egg donors (ESHRE), social freezing (ESHRE), egg donation pregnancies (France); etc.

- Publications:
1. 170 publications in peer review journals;
2. 580 communications in national and international congresses.

Gert R. Dohle
MD, PhD (The Hague, Netherlands 1956) studied medicine at the Free University in Amsterdam and graduated in 1983. He was a research fellow at Leiden university from 1983 to 1985, studying genetic instability in prostate cancer. In 1985 he started his surgical training and proceeded with urological specialization in 1987 at Leiden University Hospital. Since 1991 he is a urological surgeon and fellow of the European Board of Urology (FEBU).

From 1991 to 1993 he was staff member at the urology department of Leiden University Hospital. He developed in interest in male infertility and was trained in microsurgery in Rotterdam and in New York (with Prof. Marc Goldstein).

In 1993 he was appointed as staff member-urologist at Erasmus University Hospital (Erasmus MC) in Rotterdam and started developing the first andrology unit in The Netherlands. In 1999 he passed the examination of the European Academy of Andrology (EAA-clinical Andrologist).

In 2001 he finished his PhD on obstructions of the male genital tract at Erasmus University Rotterdam. In 2009 he became associate professor of urology at Erasmus MC. He is head of the Andrology unit of the reproductive center of Erasmus MC and is specialized in reconstructive surgery of the male genitalia and urethra.

European urological and andrological activities: from 2004 to 2010 he was the chairman of the EAU-guidelines on male infertility. In 2010 he was appointed as chairman of the EAU-guidelines on male hypogonadism. Since 2010 he is a board member of the European Academy of Andrology (EAA) and associate editor of Andrology, the joint journal of the EAA and ASA. Since 2008 he is board member of the European Society of Andrological Urology (ESAU). His scientific output consist of more than 180 publications, mainly on male infertility and male hypogonadism:

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