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Thursday November 1, 2018

 

 

08:30 - 09:30

Room: Bayrut

 

OPENING CEREMONY                      

 

09:30- 10:00

Room: Bayrut

 

 

KEYNOTE LECTURE I: The Professor AboulGhar lecture

Chair: Ziad Massaad (Lebanon)

Evidence Based Medicine in 2018, an Oxymoron?

Hans Evers (Netherlands)

 

10:00 - 11:00

Room: Bayrut

 

Ferring Symposium: Building The Future On Proven Science

Chair: Johnny Awwad (Lebanon)

 

10:00

There is no redundancy in Nature       

Marco Gaudoin (United Kingdom)

 

10:30

Luteal Phase support in ART according to evidence-based medicine anno 2018      

Human Fatemi (United Arab Emirates)

 

11:00 - 11:30

Exhibit Hall

 

Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:30

Room: Bayrut

Merck Symposium: “Reducing time to Live birth by optimizing Ovarian response & LH usage”

Chair: Marwan Al halabi (Syria),  Johnny Awwad (Lebanon)

 

11:30

Reducing time to Live birth by optimizing Ovarian response

Braulio Peramo (Spain)

12:00

Reducing time to Live birth by optimizing LH usage

Robert Fischer (Germany)

 

 

12:30 - 13:30

Room: Bayrut

 

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 1:

Reproductive Genetics Special Interest Group Session

Chair: Tony Zreik (Leb), Chantal Farra (Leb)

 

12:30

Human embryo mosaicism: did we drop the ball on chromosomal testing? O2

Robert Casper (Canada)

12:50

CRISPR: Are we in the era of genomic editing? O3

Chantal Farra (Lebanon)

 

13:10

Genetics of Male infertility O4

Marwan El Halabi (Syria)

 

Discussion

 

 

12:30 - 13:30

Room: Saida

 

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 2: Reproductive Endocrinology

Polycystic ovary syndrome Special Interest Group Session

Chair: Abdelatif Ashmig (Sud), Ghina Ghaziri (Leb)

 

12:30

Ovarian reserve in PCOS: More but for how long? O5

Dominique De Ziegler (France)

 

12:50

First line treatment in PCOS  O6

Fulco Van der Veen (Netherlands)

 

13:10

Assessment and management of PCOS: international evidence-based recommendations. O7

Larissa Suturina (Russia)

 

 

Discussion

 

 

12:30 - 13:30

Room: Byblos

 

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 3: Reproductive Endocrinology I

Menopause Special Interest Group Session

Chair: Abeer Annab (Jor), Emad Darwish (Egy)

 

12:30

Women’s health at midlife from the perspective of developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD) O8

Lynette Sievert (USA)

 

12:50

What to do about the “thick endometrium” in postmenopausal women O9

Raja Sayegh (USA)

 

13:10

The measurement of hot flashes across cultures O10

Lynette Sievert (USA)

 

 

Discussion

 

13:30- 14:30

Exhibit Hall

 

 

Lunch Break

 

 

14:30 - 15:30

Room: Bayrut

 

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 4: Male and female infertility

Chair: Aboubakr Nashar (EGY), Fathi Tweir (Lib)

 

14:30

Advanced Paternal age: Does It Really Matter? O11

Fadi Mirza (Lebanon)

 

14:50

The role of the urologist in the ICSI era O12

Bassel Bachir (Lebanon)

 

15:10

Complementary and alternative treatment of infertility and endocrine disorders O13

Nikolay Zharkin (Russia)

 

 

14:30 - 15:30

Room: Saida

 

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 5:

Optimizing Ovarian Stimulation

Chair: Abdul Azziz Al Shahrani (KSA), Toufic Nakad (Lebanon)

 

14:30

New twists in ovarian stimulation: More is better O14

Dominique De Ziegler (France)

 

14:50

Low cost and high-quality IVF: Feasible? O15

Yacoub Khalaf (United Kingdom)

 

15:10

Use of Biomarkers to design Ovarian Stimulation protocols in IVF O16

Salem El Shawarbi (UAE)

 

 

Discussion

 

 

14:30 - 15:30

Room: Byblos

 

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 6:  Reproductive Endocrinology II

Menopause Special Interest Group Session

Chair: Helmi Nour (Sudan), Rami Al Naser (Syria)

14:30

Vaginal health and the menopausal woman: An individualized approach O17

 Raja Sayegh (USA)

14:50

Non-pharmacologic management of overactive bladder in the menopause O18

Tony Bazi (Lebanon)

15:10

Breast cancer and hormonal therapy O19

Natalia Artymuk (Russia)

 

 

15:30 - 16:00

Exhibit Hall

 

 

Coffee Break

 

16:00 - 17:00

Room: Bayrut

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS SESSION 1:

Infertility treatment

Jassim El Hijji (Kuwait), Nabil Tarazi (Jordan)

 

16:00

Cumulative Live-Birth Rates by Maternal Age after One or Multiple In Vitro Fertilization Cycles: An Institutional Experience O20

Dalia Khalifeh (Lebanon)

 

16:15

Extended Clomiphene citrate regimen with tamoxifen as a new protocol for controlled ovarian stimulation in women undergoing Intracytoplasmic sperm injection O21

Ait-Allah Abdo Saeed (Egypt)

 

16:30

Evaluation of the Effect of Trans-vaginal Ovarian Needle Puncture on Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome O22

Mohamed Mouselhy (Egypt)

 

16:45

Sheath in embryo transfer technique. a new modality improves pregnancy rate in ICSI cycles O23

Ahmed Fawzy Galal (Egypt)

 

 

16:00 - 17:00

Room :Saida

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS SESSION 2:

Embryo physiology

Chair: Houaida Hashim (KSA), Layal Abi Zeid (Lebanon)

 

16:00

Effects of Re-Vitrification of Mouse Morula and Early Blastocyst Stages on Apoptotic Gene Expression and Developmental Potential O24

Mansoureh Movhedin  (Iran)

 

16:15

Sex selection using preimplantation genetic diagnosis and embryo biopsy timing: Comparison of day-5 blastocyst fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis with day-3 single-cell blastomere diagnosis O25

Fawaz Awad (Palestine)

 

16:30

Comparison of gene expression of cell cycle regulators between normal and females with egg maturation syndrome using single oocytes

Osamah Batiha (Jordan)O26

 

16:45

Role of Heparin binding Epidermal Growth Factor in the serum and follicular fluid of PCOs infertile women on the successful pregnancy after IVF program  O27

Saad S. Al-Dujaily (Iraq)

 

 

16:00 - 17:00

Room: Byblos

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS SESSION 3:

Sperm physiology

Chair: Maher Sarraf (JOR), Yehia Al Faisal (EGY)

 

16:00

Effect of acoustic cavitation on colonization and viability of mouse spermatogonial stem cells O28

Mokhtari Dizaji (Iran)

 

16:15

Assessment of smartphone-based home semen analyzer O29

Mahdi Sojoodi (Iran)

 

16:30

Does Time Lapse have an Impact on ICSI Outcomes of Male Factor Infertile Couples O30

Mousa Alnumi (Saudi Arabia)

 

16:45

Use the nanoparticles to improve the quality of Human semen and reduce DNA fragmentation O31

Salem Shalaweh (Libya)

 

17:00

Meet at Exhibit

   
   

 
   

 

Friday November 2, 2018

 

08:30

Room: Bayrut

KEYNOTE LECTURE II: The Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud lecture O32

Chair: Nouf AL Asmari (KSA)

Selective outcome reporting in IVF/ICSI trials

Fulco Van der Veen (Netherlands)

 

09:00-10:00

Room: Bayrut

 

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 7:

Fertility Preservation

Chair: Georges Abi Tayeh (Lebanon), Hussam Abed Rida (LEB)

 

09:00

Egg freezing for fertility preservation: Do we have enough data? O33

Yacoub Khalaf (United Kingdom)

 

09:20

Random start ovarian stimulation: when and how? O34

Elias Dahdouh (Canada)

 

09:40

Ovarian tissue cryopreservation: Is it feasible in clinical practice? O35

Hesham Al-Inany (Egypt)

 

 

Discussion

 

 

09:00-10:00

Room: Saida

 

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 8:

Optimizing Ovarian Stimulation

Chair: Michael Fakih (UAE), Chro Najmalden (Iraq)

 

09:00

Ovarian stimulation strategies for IVF O36

Ioannis E. Messinis (Greece)

 

09:20

On individualization of ovarian stimulation: The arguments in favor O37

Sandro Esteves (Brazil)

 

09:40

Update on ovulation induction O38

Ioannis E. Messinis (Greece)

 

 

Discussion

 

 

09:00-10:0

Room: Byblos

 

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 9:

Reproductive Surgery Special Interest Group Session I

Mahabada Ali (Iraq), Gael Abou Ghannam (Lebanon)

 

09:00

Latin-American Association of Reproductive Medicine [ALMER] and Mexican Society of Reproductive Medicine Exchange Lecture:

Laparoscopic removal of endometrioma in the infertile couple: Decision tree O39

Ricardo Loret de Mola (USA)

 

09:20

Laparoscopic myomectomy: Minimizing blood loss O40

Karim Nawfal (Lebanon)

 

09:40

Uterine transplantation: An update O41

Antoine Hannoun (Lebanon)

 

 

Discussion

 

10:00-10:30

Exhibit Hall

 

Coffee Break

 

 

10:30- 11:30

Room: Bayrut

 

Meet the Expert Roche Medical Satellite Symposium:Everything You Always Wanted to Know About AMH…”

Chair: Teddy Tadros (Lebanon)

 

10:30

AMH: a robust reliable biomarker for OR

Laura Melado (United Arab Emirates)

 

10:50

 

FAQs on the use of AMH in ART

Laura Melado (United Arab Emirates)

 

11:10

AMH beyond ovarian reserve

Toufic Eid (Lebanon)

 

 

11:30- 12:00

Room: Bayrut

 

KEYNOTE LECTURE III O42

Chair: Layal Abi Zeid (Lebanon)

Clinical Utility of sperm DNA fragmentation testing: Is the finally jury still out?

Sandro Esteves (Brazil)

 

 

12:00-13:00

Exhibit Hall

 

Lunch Break

 

 

13:00-14:00

Room: Bayrut

 

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 10:

Assisted Reproduction

Chair: Mona Aboulghar (EGY),   Eman El Gindy (EGY)

 

13:00

Non-genetic predictors of IVF success with blastocyst transfer O43

Suheil Muasher (USA)

 

13:20

Dual trigger for final oocyte maturation O44

Elias Dahdouh (Canada)

 

13:40

Optimization of ART outcome: Updated evidence and best practice O45

Eman El Gindy (Egypt)

 

 

Discussion

 

 

13:00-14:00

Room: Saida

 

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 11:

Evidence-based fertility management

Chair: Elie Attieh  (Lebanon),   Zaher Nasser (Lebanon)

 

13:00

The Future of IVF in the era of Evidence Based Medicine O46

Mohammad Aboulghar (Egypt)

 

13:20

Protect us from poor clinical research O47

Johannes Evers (Netherlands)

 

13:40

Endometriosis research: The future O48

Robert Casper (Canada)

 

 

Discussion

 

 

13:00-14:00

Room: Byblos

 

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 12:

Reproductive Surgery Special Interest Group Session II

Chair: Hana Itani (Lebanon), Bassam El Helw (Egypt)

 

13:00

Using a Mobile Smartphone to perform Laparoscopy O49

Dimitrios Loutradis (Greece)

 

13:20

Opportunistic salpingectomy: A change in practice O50

Karim Nawfal (Lebanon)

 

13:40

Adenomyosis and IVF outcome O51

Omar Sefrioui (Morocco)

 

 

Discussion

 

 

14:00-15:00

Room: Bayrut

 

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 13:

Endometrial receptivity

Chair: Joseph Abboud (Lebanon),  Mehanny Al Sattar (EGY)

 

14:00

Endometrial markers and their impact on Recurrent Implantation Failure O52

Antonis Makrigiannakis (Greece)

 

14:20

Endometrial preparation for frozen embryo transfer O53

Robert Casper (Canada)

 

14:40

Young Scientist Lecture:

Luteal supplementation: Non-progesterone alternatives O54

Dalia Khalifeh (Lebanon)

 

 

Discussion

 

 

14:00-15:00

Room: Saida

 

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 14:

The biology of reproduction

Chair: Ariana Jawad (Iraq), Bernard Kassab (Lebanon)

 

14:00

rLH versus hCG: The same receptor different response in ovulation induction regimes O55

Dimitrios Loutradis (Greece)

 

14:20

Connective tissue dysplasia and reproductive disorder O56

Tatiana Belokrinitskaya (Russia)

 

14:40

Samir Abbas First Award Winning Lecture:

Effects of Fucoidan and chemotherapeutic agent combinations on malignant and non-malignant breast cell lines O57

Salem Shalaweh (Libya)

 

 

Discussion

 

 

14:00-15:00

Room: Byblos

 

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 15:

Embryology Special Interest Group session I

Chair: Walaa El Deeb (Egypt)+ Howaida Hashim (KSA)

 

14:00

What embryo(s) to transfer: fresh or frozen?O58

Suheil Muasher (USA)

 

14:20

The Impact of Biopsy on Human Embryo Developmental Potential during Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis O59

Fadi Choucair (Lebanon)

 

14:40

Assisted Hatching: Fact or fiction O60

Hadeel Khayat (KSA)

 

 

Discussion

 

 

15:00-15:30

Exhibit Hall

 

Coffee Break

 

 

15:30-16:30

Room: Bayrut

 

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 16:

Infertility

Chair: Hatice Banu Aygün (Turkey), Hazem Al Rumeih (Kuwait)

 

15:30

Obesity: Does it affect the outcome of ART? O61

Ricardo Loret de Mola (USA)

 

15:50

ART and long-term outcome of the descendants O62

Dimitrios Loutradis (Greece)

 

16:10

Reproductive Nurses Special Interest Group Lecture:

The concept of “patient-centered infertility care”: a guide for IVF nurses to improve patient experience during ART. O63

Mona Fawwaz (Lebanon)

 

 

Discussion

 

 

15:30-16:30

Room: Saida

 

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 17:

Ümit Özekici (Turkey), Sara Faour (Lebanon)

 

15:30

Molecular insights of Aging in human embryo implantation O64

Antonis Makrigiannakis (Greece)

 

15:50

An update on fertility preservation O65

Peter Rizk (USA)

 

16:10

Young Scientist Lecture:

Medical fertility preservation: The evidence for the use of GnRHa suppression O66

Suleiman Ghunaim (Jordan)

 

 

Discussion

 

 

15:30-16:30

Room: Byblos

 

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 18:

Embryology Special Interest Group session II

Chair: Mehmet Çolakoğlu (Turkey), Lamia Sayegh (Lebanon)

 

15:30

PENCO BIOSCIENCE : the future of human based research O67

Mirta Bajamonte (Italy)

 

15:50

Complete fertilization failure with ICSI: Is there light at the end of the tunnel? O68

Elie Moubarak (Lebanon)

 

16:10

Semen parameters decline with advancing age: A cause for concern O69

Khalid El Sawahli (Sudan)

 

 

Discussion

 

 

16:30-17:45

Room: Bayrut

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS SESSION 4:

Fertility Management

Chair: Özkan Leylek (Turkey), Mohamad Hafez (Sudan)

 

16:30

Comparative study of vaginal danazol vs diphereline (a synthetic GnRH agonist) in the control of bleeding during hysteroscopic myomectomy in women with abnormal uterine bleeding: a randomized controlled clinical trial O70

Sanam Bidadi (Iran)

 

16:45

Hydrosalpinx and infertility outcome: by closer approach to duration between salpingectomy and ART outcome O71

Fahimeh Ahmadi (Iran)

 

17:00

Couples' psychological adjustment related to perceptions of the fertility problem O72

Fahimeh Ahmadi (Iran)

 

17:15

Comparing the effects of nigella sativa + black pepper with medical drug in PCOS infertile woman O73

Athar Rasekh Jahromi (Iran)

 

17:30

The Effect of Progesterone Luteal phase Support after Ovulation Induction and Intrauterine Insemination Cycles in Unexplained Infertility O74

Mahbod Ebrahimi (Iran)

 

 

16:30-17:45

Room: Saida

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS SESSION 5:

Fertility Management

Chair: Rıdvan Erdemir (Turkey), Mohammad Dabit (Syria)

 

16:30

Update on the International guidelines in diagnosis and management of PCO 2018 O75

Mohamed Mouselhy Farrag (Egypt)

 

16:45

Effect of omega 3 supplementation on ART: a single centered prospective randomized controlled study O76

Chady Fakih (Lebanon)

 

17:00

Gender of the neonates after Assisted Reproduction in both antagonist and agonist protocol O77

Dania Al Jaroudi (KSA)

 

17:15

Letrozole step-up protocol: the effect of a novel superovulation induction protocol to enhance pregnancy rate in a couple with unexplained infertility undergoing intrauterine insemination O79

Ahmed Fawzy Galal (Egypt)

 

 

16:30-17:45

Room: Byblos

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS SESSION 6:

Fertility Management

Chair: Mamdoh Eskandar (KSA), Rawad Bassil (Lebanon)

 

16:30

Differential diagnosis of ovarian neoplasms at the preoperative stage: modern immunological and combined methods O80

Mariia Egunova (Russia)

 

16:45

Abnormal vaginal flora treated with lactobacillus improves pregnancy rates in IVF-ET O81

Imad Abou Jaoude (Lebanon)

 

17:00

Investigating the changes of progesterone serum level in IVF O82

Hadis Guilani (Iran)

 

17:15

The relationship of AMH and number of mature oocytes and its impact on ICSI outcome O83

Ashraf Abo Ali (Egypt)

 

17:30

Evaluation of the effect of the antioxidant micronutrients on sperm quality in those infertile Libyan Patients O84

Khaled Ben Issa (Libya)

 

17:45

Meet at Exhibit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday November 3, 2018

 

 

09:00-10:00

Room: Bayrut

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 19:

Controlled ovarian stimulation

Chair: Mohamad Abou Bakr (Lebanon), Teddy Tadros (Lebanon)

 

09:00

Samir Abbas Second Award Winning Lecture:

Low dose gonadotropins for ovarian stimulation in women with poor ovarian reserve O85

Mohamed Youssef (Egypt)

 

09:20

Dual trigger versus hCG: A prospective randomized controlled double blinded clinical trial O86

Rawad Bassil (Canada)

 

09:40

Time interval between hCG administration and oocyte retrieval significantly influences IVF-ET results O87

Teddy Tadros (France)

 

 

Discussion

 

 

09:00-10:00

Room: Saida

 

 

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 20:

Women’s health

Chair: Martina Stevikova (UAE), Lamia Sayegh (Lebanon)

 

09:00

Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea and Infertility: Algorithms for diagnosis and treatment O88

Tatiana Belokrinitskaya (Russia)

 

09:20

Hermaphroditism in the Ob&Gyn practice O89

Larissa Suturina (Russia)

 

09:40

Pelvic floor dysfunction in reproductive age women O90

Natalia Artymuk (Russia)

 

 

Discussion

 

 

09:00-10:00

Room: Byblos

 

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 21:

Reproductive surgery special interest group session III

Chair: Mohamed El Mahaishi(Libya), Nazih El Ebrahim (Syria)

 

09:00

Does surgical removal of fibroids improve Fertility outcome: “New Data" O91

Cihat Unlu (Turkey)

 

09:20

Hydrosalpinx and treatment options in ART, what to choose? O92

Nahed Hammadieh (Kuwait)

 

09:40

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: Technique, tips and tricks O93

Cihat Unlu (Turkey)

 

 

Discussion

 

 

10:00-10:30

Exhibit Hall

 

 

Coffee Break

 

10:30-11:30

Room: Bayrut

 

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 22:

Controlled ovarian stimulation

Chair: Mahabada Ali (Iraq), Khulood Al Darazi (BAH), Jamal Hussein (Syria),

 

10:30

Highlights and updates in recurrent implantation failure 2018 O94

Frederic Mitri (Lebanon)

 

10:50

Could AMH be used in diagnosis of PCOS or PCOM? O95

Mahmoud Gehad (KSA)

 

11:10

Discordance between anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) and antral follicle counts (AFC): causes and significance O96

Aboubakr Elnashar (Egypt)

 

 

Discussion

 

 

10:30-11:30

Room: Saida

 

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 23:

Infertility

Chair: Chro Najmalden (Iraq), Mona Aboulghar (Egypt), Moaz Othman (Syria)

 

10:30

The virtue of ultrasound prior to IVF O97

Peter Rizk (USA)

 

10:50

Is there an alternative option for immature oocytes in an IVF/ICSI program O98

Omar Sefrioui (Morocco)

 

11:10

Comparing the effect of protocols (Long agonist, agonist stop, antagonist, closed HMG) used with poor responder in IVF cycles on the ovum’s number and quality O99

Dalal Hamza (Libya)

 

 

Discussion

 

 

10:30-11:30

Room: Byblos

 

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS SESSION 7:

Molecular biology

Chair: Ahmed Aboul Serour (Egypt), Ali Al Husseini (Iraq)

 

10:30

Gm-csf (sargramostim) treatment in women with recurrent implantation failure undergoing transfer of single healthy blastocyst after PGS O100

Fabio Scarpellini (Italy)

 

10:50

FSH receptor polymorphism in Lebanese men undergoing ICSI: Correlation with semen parameters and ICSI outcome O101

Youmna Mourad (Lebanon)

 

11:10

G-CSF treatment increases treg peripheral blood levels in women with recurrent miscarriage O102

Fabio Scarpellini (Italy)

 

 

Discussion

 

11:30-11:50

Room: Bayrut

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS SESSION 8:

Ovarian stimulation

Chair: Mahabada Ali (Iraq), Khulood Al Darazi (Bahrain), Jamal Hussein (Syria)

 

11:30

Anti-Müllerian hormone is a reliable predictor of cycle cancellation in women of different age group during antagonistic protocol ICSI

Asma Bin Zablah  (Libya) O103

 

11:30-11:50

Room: Saida

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS SESSION 9:

Fertility Management

Chair: Chro Najmalden (Iraq), Mona Aboulghar (Egypt), Moaz Othman (Syria)

 

11:30

Spontaneous pregnancy outcome after Hysteroscopy Metroplasty of Uterine Septa for Infertile and Bad Obstetric History Patients

Amina Habara (Libya) O104

 

11:30-11:50

Room: Byblos

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS SESSION 10:

Ovarian stimulation

Chair: Ahmed Aboul Serour (Egypt), Ali Al Husseini (Iraq)

 

11:30

Comparing the effects of palm pollen with letrozole + tamoxifen in PCOS infertile woman on reproductive Parameters and related side effects O105

Asra Ansari (Iran)

 

12:00

Meet at Exhibit