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     MEFS2017/Scientific Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Preliminary Program

    Day 1, September 28, 2017

Day 2, September 29, 2017

 

 

 

 


 

Thursday September 28, 2017

Room:
08:30 09:30 OPENING CEREMONY
09:30 10:00 KEYNOTE LECTURE I: The Professor AboulGhar lecture (O1)

Chair:

Preimplantation genetics: Moving from diagnosis to cure

Dagan Wells (UK)

10:00 10:30 KEYNOTE LECTURE II (O2)

Chair:

Repeated implantation failure (RIF): Does it exist?

Hans Evers (The Netherlands)

10:30 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 12:00 Merck Serono Symposium:

Chair:

11:00 11:30 Individualization in ART: A key to simplicity

Robert Fischer (Germany)

11:30 12:00 Controlling critical variables in ART: The Luteal Phase support

Hakan Yarali (Turkey)

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12:00 01:00 CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 1:

Reproductive Genetics (O3-O5)

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 2:

(O6-O8)

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 3:

Reproductive Surgery I: Debate (O9-O11)

Chair Chantal Farra,
12:00 O3 Pre-implantation Genetic Screening for

All: Arguments in favor

Dagan Wells (UK)

O6

Intensive luteal phase support for GnRHa trigger cycles: Defining the inclusion criteria

Human Fatemi (UAE)

O9 Latin-American Association of Reproductive Medicine [ALMER] and Mexican Society of Reproductive

Medicine Exchange Lecture: Robotically Assisted Surgery in Reproductive Medicine: Strengths Ricardo Loret de Mola (USA)

12:20 O4 Pre-implantation Genetic Screening for All: Pitfalls

Robert Casper (Canada)

O7 ICSI for non-male infertility: Where is

the evidence?

Aboubakr El Nashar (Egypt)

O10 Robotically Assisted Surgery in

Reproductive Medicine: Pitfalls

Karim Nawfal (Lebanon)

12:40 O5 Non-Invasive Pre-implantation Genetic Screening: Are we there yet?

Chantal Farra (Lebanon)

O8 O11 Complications of ART

Peter Rizk (USA)

DISCUSSION DISCUSSION DISCUSSION
01:00 02:00

Lunch Break

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02:00 03:00 CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 1:

Poor Ovarian Response: Management

Strategies (O1-O3)

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 2:

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (O4-O6)

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 3:

Reproductive Surgery II (O7-O9)

Chair
02:20 O2 Stimulation options for poor ovarian response?

Marcelle Cedars (USA)

O5 An update on ovulation induction with oral agents in PCOS women

Elias Dahdouh (Canada)

O8 Latin-American Association of Reproductive Medicine [ALMER] and Mexican Society of Reproductive Medicine Exchange Lecture: Current management of Ovarian Endometriomas in Reproductive Medicine

Ricardo Loret de Mola (USA)

02:40 O3 Is there evidence for increasing mitochondrial activity in oocytes?

Robert Casper (Canada)

O6 Ovarian stimulation protocols for IVF in PCOS women

Eman El Gindy (Egypt)

O9 Surgical management of isthmocele: Does it improve reproductive outcome?

Karim Nawfal (Lebanon)

03:00 O4 Androgen priming of Preantral follicles: An oocyte rejuvenating therapy?

Johnny Awwad (Lebanon)

O7 Volume expanders for the prevention of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome

Mohamed Youssef (Egypt)

O10 Management of laparoscopic complications

M EBRAHIM PARSANEZHAD (Iran)

DISCUSSION DISCUSSION DISCUSSION
03:00 03:30

 Coffee Break

03:30 04:30 ORAL PRESENTATIONS SESSION 186: Assisted Reproductive Technology (O18- O20) ORAL PRESENTATIONS SESSION 187: Assisted Reproductive Technology (O21- O23) ORAL PRESENTATIONS SESSION 188: Biology of the Sperm (O24-O26)
Chair
03:30 O18 Analysis of endometrial blood flow with color Doppler energy in predicting outcome in GnRH antagonist down regulated ICSI/IVF cycles: A prospective cohort study

Andy Tan WK (Singapore)

O21 Anti-mullerian hormone level and pregnancy outcome

Hanan Al Anazi (KSA)

O24 Varicocelectomy improves the sperm capacity to induce optimal embryonic development post-fertilization

Ioannis GIAKOUMAKIS (Greece)

03:45 O19 Follicular aspiration vs. coasting for OHSS prevention

Nayla Bushaqer (KSA)

O22 The effect of vitamin D in the treatment of infertile PCOS patients

Athar Rasekhjahromi (Iran)

O25
04:00 O20 O23 Association between Serum and Follicular Fluid 25-Hydroxy Vitamin levels and Pregnancy Rate in Women Undergoing IVF/ICSI

Mahbod Ebrahimi (Iran)

O26
04:15 O20 O23 O26
04:30 05:00

Meeting at Exhibit

 

 

Friday September 29, 2017

Room:

08:30 09:00 KEYNOTE LECTURE III (O27)

Chair:

Reproductive aging: Window on general aging

Marcelle Cedars (USA)

09:00 09:30 KEYNOTE LECTURE IV: The Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud lecture (O28)

Chair: Hisham Ayoub (KSA)

 Evidence-based medicine today

 Hans Evers (The Netherlands)

09:30 10:30
10:30

11:00

Coffee Break

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11:00 12:00 CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 9: Oncofertility: Management of the cancer patient (O29-O31) Industry Sponsored Symposium (Roche):AMH Scientific Educational Workshop CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 11:Male Infertility I: Debate (O35-O37)
Chair
11:00 O29 Ovarian stimulation strategies for the cancer patient

Mitchell Rosen (USA)

O32 Automated AMH assays: improved quality and correlation with AFC

Antonio La Marca (Italy)

O35 Medical management of Idiopathic Male Infertility: The case in favor

Bassel Bachir (Lebanon)

11:20 O30 GnRH agonists during chemotherapy: hope or hype?

Elias Dahdouh (Canada)

O33 Clinical utility of AMH for fertility management

Antonio La Marca (Italy)

O36 Medical management of Idiopathic Male Infertility: The case against

Johnny Awwad (Lebanon)

11:40 O31 O34 O37
DISCUSSION DISCUSSION DISCUSSION
12:00 01:00

Lunch Break

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01:00 02:00 CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 12: Endometrial receptivity: Strategies to Improve Implantation (O38-O40) CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 13: Young Scientist Lectureship (O41-O43) CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 14: Male Infertility II: Debate (O44-O46)
Chair
01:00 O38 Luteal supplementation: what is beyond progesterone?

Peter Rizk (USA)

O41 Can autologous oocyte precursor cells create new follicles for women with premature ovarian insufficiency?

Rawad Bassil (Canada)

O44 Varicocele repair: The case in favor

Bassel Bachir (Lebanon)

01:20 O39 Recurrent pregnancy loss: A comprehensive genetic approach

Elias Dahdouh (Canada)

O42 How to read and interpret a scientific article

Dalia Khalifeh (Lebanon)

O45 Varicocele repair: The case against

Johnny Awwad (Lebanon)

01:40 O40 Luteal Phase support: Time to change?

Antoine Abu Musa (Lebanon)

O43 Evidence-based management of poor Ovarian Response

Suleiman Ghunneim (Jordan)

O46 Samir Abbas Award Winner:
02:00 DISCUSSION DISCUSSION DISCUSSION
02:15 03:15 CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 15: Safety of ART treatment (O47-O48) CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 16: Reproductive Endocrinology (O49-O50) CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 17: Embryology: Embryo Selection (O51-O52)
Chair
02:15 O47 Effect of maternal environment on IVF outcomes

Marcelle Cedars (USA)

O49 Amenorrhea: modern Algorithms for diagnosis and treatment

T. Belokrinitskaya (Russia)

O51 Has morphokinetics become an essential component of every IVF laboratory?

Amparo Mifsud Giner (Spain)

02:35 O48 Prenatal and obstetrical outcome of cryopreserved ART cycles

Fadi Mirza (Lebanon)

O50 Obesity reproductive circle

Natalia Artymuk (Russia)

O52 Fadi Choucair (Lebanon)
02:55 O49 Update on prediction and management of OHSS

Peter Rizk (USA)

O51 Management of patients with hyperprolactinemia

L.Suturina (Russia)

O55 Time-lapse: The validation process each IVF laboratory should undergo?

Amparo Mifsud Giner (Spain)

DISCUSSION DISCUSSION DISCUSSION
03:15 03:45

Coffee Break

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03:45 04:45 ORAL PRESENTATIONS SESSION 18: Biology of the Oocyte (O53-O56) ORAL PRESENTATIONS SESSION 19: Assisted Reproductive Technology (O57-O60) ORAL PRESENTATIONS SESSION 20: Implantation failure (O61-O64)
Chair
03:45 O53 Comparison of ICSI results in a group of patients with and without oral L- carnitine, acetyl-L-carnitine and nutrients supplementation

Mounir Ajina (Tunisia)

O57 Low dosing of gonadotropins in IVF cycles for women with poor ovarian reserve: Systematic review and meta- analysis

Mohamed Youssef (Egypt)

O61 Pilot study examining the quality of life of infertile men and women in Sudan Rasha Bayoumi (UK)
04:00 O54 O58 O62
04:15 O55 O59 O63
04:30 O56 O60 O64
04:45 05:00

Meeting at Exhibit