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 Preliminary Program

    Pre- congress workshop

    Thursday, November 1

    Friday, November 2

    Saturday, November 3 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday October 31, 2018

 

American University of Beirut Medical Center

08:30

09:00

Registration

 

09:00

04:00

WORKSHOP and HANDS-ON: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Chairs: Ceana Nezhat (USA) and Karim Nawfal (Lebanon)

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday November 1, 2018

 

Room: Bayrut

08:30

09:30

OPENING CEREMONY

 

09:30

10:00

KEYNOTE LECTURE I: The Professor AboulGhar lecture

Why euploid embryos do not always result in viable pregnancies?

Dominique De Ziegler (France)

10:00

11:00

Company Symposium: Ferring

11:00

11:30

Coffee Break

11:30

12:30

Company Symposium: Merck

 

Room: Bayrut

Room: Saida

Room: Byblos

12:30

01:30

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 1:

Reproductive Genetics

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 2:

Reproductive Physiology

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 3:

Reproductive Surgery I

Chair

 

 

 

12:30

 

O4

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

Robert Casper (Canada)

O7

Ovarian reserve in PCOS: More but for how long?

Dominique De Ziegler (France)

O10

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

Ricardo Loret de Mola (USA)

12:50

 

O5

 

O8

Premature progesterone elevation in controlled ovarian stimulation: To make a long story short

Renato Fanchin (France)

O11

The final verdict on electromechanical tissue morcellation

Ceana Nezhat (USA)

01:10

 

O6

Next generation sequencing for preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy: friend or foe?

Chantal Farra (Lebanon)

O9

The role of hCG in implantation

Antonis Makrigiannakis (Greece)

O12

Laparoscopic myomectomy: Securing hemostasis

Karim Nawfal (Lebanon)

 

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

DISCUSSION

 

DISCUSSION

01:30

02:30

Lunch Break

 

Room: Bayrut

Room: Saida

Room: Byblos

02:30

03:30

 

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 4:

Optimizing Ovarian Stimulation: DEBATE

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 5:

Assisted Reproductive Technology

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 6:

 Reproductive Surgery II (O19-O22)

02:00

 

O13

On individualization of ovarian stimulation: The arguments in favor

Sandros Esteves (Brazil)

O16

In vitro maturation remains an interesting alternative

Rene Frydman (France)

O19

Using a Mobile Smartphone to perform Laparoscopy

Dimitrios Loutradis (Greece)

02:20

 

O14

On Standardization of ovarian stimulation: The arguments in favor

Johnny Awwad (Lebanon)

O17

Natural ovarian stimulation (NATOS): effectively natural

Renato Fanchin (France)

O20

How effective are techniques of adhesion prevention?

Ceana Nezhat (USA)

02:40

O15

Shafik Saleh (Kuwait)

 

O18

In vitro fertilization treatments with the use of clomiphene citrate or letrozole

Robert Casper (Canada)

O21

Management of urinary injuries during laparoscopy

Joseph Nassif (Lebanon)

03:00

 

DISCUSSION

 

DISCUSSION

 

DISCUSSION

03:30

04:00

Coffee Break

04:00

05:00

ORAL PRESENTATIONS SESSION 1:

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS SESSION 2:

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS SESSION 3:

 

 

05:30

06:00

Meeting at Exhibit

             

 

 

 

Friday November 2, 2018

 

Room: Bayrut

08:30

09:00

KEYNOTE LECTURE

Automated gamete and embryo cryopreservation: Are we there to replace human skills?

Laura Rienzi (Italy)

09:00

09:30

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

 

Room: Bayrut

Room: Saida

Room: Byblos

09:30

10:30

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 7:

 

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 8:

Fertility Preservation

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 9:

Reproductive Endocrinology I

 

 

 

 

09:30

 

 

O37

Optimal endometrial preparation for frozen embryo transfer cycles: Finding the window of implantation

Robert Casper (Canada)

O40

Female fertility preservation in cancer patients: An instrumental tool for the envisioning of life after recovery

Renato Fanchin (France)

O43

What is new on hormonal replacement therapy in the climacteric?

Lynette Sievert (USA)

 

09:50

 

O38

Mild ovarian stimulation for IVF, Revisited

Suheil Muasher (USA)

O41

Gynecologic surgery and preservation of fertility

Asaad Simaan (USA)

O44

What is beyond hormonal replacement therapy in the climacteric?

Raja Sayegh (USA)

10:10

 

O39

 

O42

 

O45

Making sense of the bone density report

Ghada Hajj Fuleihan (Lebanon)

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

DISCUSSION

 

DISCUSSION

10:30

11:00

Coffee Break

 

Room: Bayrut

Room: Saida

Room: Byblos

11:00

12:00

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 9:

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 10:

Male Infertility

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 11:

Reproductive Endocrinology II

 Chair

 

 

 

11:00

043

Obesity: Does it affect the outcome of ART?

Ricardo Loret De Mola (USA)

O46

Male fertility preservation: Innovations and questions

Rene Frydman (France)

O49

Efficacy of Quality Improvement Strategies for Osteoporosis

Ghada Hajj Fuleihan (Lebanon)

11:20

044

 

O47

Testicular microdissection: Did it really advance our field?

Bassel Bachir (Lebanon)

O50

Non-surgical alternatives to the management of urinary incontinence in the menopause

Tony Bazi (Lebanon)

11:40

045

Samir Abbas Award Winner:

 

O48

Sperm DNA fragmentation: Is the finally jury out?

Sandro Esteves (Brazil)

O51

Improving sexual function in the menopause

Lynette Sievert (USA)

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

DISCUSSION

 

DISCUSSION

12:00

01:00

Lunch Break

 

Room: Bayrut

Room: Saida

Room: Byblos

01:00

02:00

 

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 12:

 

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 13:

Complications of ART

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 14:

Reproductive Endocrinology III

 

 

 

 

01:00

 

O52

How is ART practice different in the USA?

Fadi Charara (USA)

O55

Are twin pregnancies desirable ART outcomes?

Suheil Muasher (USA)

O58

The management of breast lumps: When interventional biopsy is required?

Priscilla Slanetz (USA)

01:20

 

O53

To pill or not to pill in GnRH-antagonist cycles: still an open debate

Human Fatemi (UAE)

O56

Should IVF singletons be managed as high-risk pregnancies?

Fadi Mirza (Lebanon)

O59

Adolescent PCOS: Diagnostic pitfalls

Mona Nasrallah (Lebanon)

 

01:40

 

O54

Salam El Shawarbi (UAE)

O57

How to set an IVF-safe program?

Peter Rizk (USA)

O60

Developmental disturbances of puberty

Hala Tufeily (Lebanon)

 

02:00

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

DISCUSSION

 

 

DISCUSSION

02:15

03:15

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 15:

Implantation

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 16:

Young Scientist Session (O67-O69)

 

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSION 17:

Embryology

 

 

 

 

02:15

 

O61

The role of low-molecular-weight heparin in patients with recurrent implantation failure

Dimitrios Loutradis (Greece)

O64

Premature progesterone rise: Is screening warranted?

Laurice Bu Nemr (USA)

O67

Implementing PGD/PGD-A in IVF clinics: considerations for the best laboratory approach and management

Laura Rienzi (Italy)

02:35

 

O62

Arcuate uterus: a legitimate pathological entity?

Mohamad Aboulghar (Egypt)

O65

How to read and interpret a scientific article

Dalia Khalifeh (Lebanon)

O68

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

Fadi Choucair (Lebanon)

02:55

 

O63

Nahed Hammadieh (Kuwait)

O66

How many eggs are needed to produce a pregnancy?

Suleiman Ghunaim (Jordan)

O69

Failure mode and effects analysis of witnessing protocols for ensuring traceability during IVF cycles

Laura Rienzi (Italy)

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

DISCUSSION

03:15

03:45

Coffee Break

 

Room: Bayrut

Room: Saida

Room: Byblos

03:45

04:45

JOINT MEFS / ASRM JOURNAL CLUB

Live session on Fertility Sterility webinar

ORAL PRESENTATIONS SESSION 5:

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS SESSION 6:

 

Chair

Johnny Awwad (Lebanon), Mohammad Aboulghar (Egypt),

 

 

 

05:00

Meeting at Exhibit

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday November 3, 2018

 

Room: Saida

09:00

10:00

ORAL PRESENTATIONS SESSION 7:

 

 

11:00

Coffee Break

     

 

 

 

Saturday November 3, 2018

 

Room: Bayrut

09:30

10:00

MEFS / NEMS JOINT PROGRAM

 

10:00

12:00

EXAMINATION – Certificate: Management of the Menopause