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Middle East Fertility Society

MEFS/Dr. Samir Abbas - MEFS Research Award

The Dr. SAMIR ABBAS - MEFS Research Award has been established with the purpose of encouraging and supporting medical research in the Middle East. 
MEFS and Dr. Samir Abbas created this fund as an incentive for Middle Eastern young scientists to pursue their research interests in Human Reproduction.
The Award consists of rewarding the best published research in the field of Human Reproduction during MEFS2024 with a prize value of 5000 USD.  In addition to the monetary prize, winners will receive a certificate and shield of recognition.
Submitted material will be evaluated and scored by a group of external expert referees.


Eligibility criteria:
1. The candidate should be first or corresponding author.
2. The candidate should be 45 years of age or below by January 2024.
3. The research should be performed in a Middle-eastern country.
4. The work should be original and published in a peer-reviewed and PubMed indexed scientific journal between January 1st 2023 and January 1st 2024.

Application Deadline: September 01, 2024
Interested candidates should submit the following documents to
1. A short personal biography.
2. A PDF copy of the published article.


Award Winner 

MEFS2023 (2 winners)

Lactobacillus plantarum secretions may exert a cryoprotective effect on human sperm motility: A prospective in vitro study
George Raad (Lebanon)
 The Effect of Endometrial Scratch on Pregnancy Rate in Women with Previous Intrauterine Insemination Failure: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
Said Baradwan (KSA)


MEFS2022 (2 winners)
Value of intrauterine platelet-rich concentrates in patients with intrauterine adhesions after hysteroscopy: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Saeed Baradwan (KSA)
RS 2247911 polymorphism of GPRC6A gene and serum undercarboxylated‑osteocalcin are associated with testis function
Kenda Jawich (Syria)
MEFS2021 (2 winners)
Ultrasound guidance versus classical method for intrauterine insemination: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized
controlled trials.
Saeed Baradwan (KSA)
Differential impact of four sperm preparation techniques on sperm motility, morphology, DNA fragmentation, acrosome status, oxidative stress, and mitochondrial activity: A prospective study.
Georges Raad (Lebanon)
The effect of follicular fluid pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls concentrations on intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) embryological and clinical outcome
Tarek Farghalya (Egypt)  view article
MEFS2018 (2 winners)
Effects of Fucoidan and chemotherapeutic agent combinations on malignant and non-malignant breast cell lines 
Salem Shalaweh (Libya)
Low dosing of gonadotropins in in vitro fertilization cycles for women with poor ovarian reserve: systematic review and meta-analysis” 
Mohamed Youssef (Egypt)
A mild ovarian stimulation strategy in women with poor ovarian reserve undergoing IVF
Mohamed Youssef (Egypt)
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist versus HCG for oocyte triggering in antagonist assisted reproductive technology.
Mohamed Youssef (Egypt)
Endometrial scratching to improve pregnancy rate in couples with unexplained subfertility: A randomized controlled trial  
Ahmed Gibreel (Egypt)
Fever in women may interfere with follicular development during controlled ovarian stimulation
Chantal Farra (Lebanon)
MEFS2011 - MEFS2012
candidates did not meet the criteria and conditions set for the award
Effect of oral N-acetyl cysteine on recurrent preterm labor following treatment for bacterial vaginosis
Ahmed Y. Shahin (Egypt)
MEFS 2009
Ultrasound cervical measurement and prediction of spontaneous preterm birth in ICSI pregnancies: a prospective controlled study
Mona Aboulghar (Egypt)
MEFS 2008
Anti-Mullerian hormone:  correlation of early follicular, ovulatory and midluteal levels with ovarian response and cycle outcome in intracytoplasmic sperm injection patients.
Eman A. Elgindy (Egypt)