Scientific Program

DAY 1 – Thursday 16.11.23
13:45-14:00 Introduction
Carlos Simon, Spain and Zeev Shoham, Israel
14:00-15:45 Session 1: Telemedicine, self-testing and ai in ovarian stimulation
Chairs: Luca Gianarolli,
Italy & Xavier Santamaria, Spain
14:00-14:30   Telemedicine, self-testing and AI in ovarian stimulation. What is coming? Views from the visionaire Bart Fauser, The Netherlands
14:30-15:00   Non invasive hormonal assessment; urine, saliva and more!
Denny Sakkas
15:00-15:30   Telemedicine technology. Views from the patient Jake Anderson-Bialis, USA
15:30-15:45   Utilizing artificial intelligence for optimal trigger date recommendation in IVF Piotr Wygocki, Poland
15:45-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-18:00 Session 2: The reproductive microbiome
Chairs: Milton Leong,
Hong Kong & Felipe Vilella, Spain
16:00-16:30   Vaginal microbiome and its impact in reproduction Jacques Ravel, USA
16:30-17:00   Endometrial microbiome is associated with reproductive outcome in IVF Inmaculada Moreno, Spain
17:00-17:30   After discovering the gut-brain axis, is there a gut-reproductive axis? Daniel Ramon, Spain
18:00-19:00 Welcome Reception
DAY 2 – Friday 17.11.23
08:30-11:00 Session 3: Genetics
Chairs: Laura Rienzi,
Italy & Hugo Vankelecom, Belgium
08:30-09:00 Genomic preconceptional medicine. Views from the expert Antonio Capalbo, Italy
09:00-09:30 Non-invasive genetic assessment technologies. Views from the embryo geneticist Carmen Rubio, Spain
09:30-10:00 What will CRISPR-Cas bring to our field? Dagan Wells, UK
10:00-11:00 Oral presentation session
Chairs: Bart Fauser, The Netherlands & Carlos Simon, Spain
10:00-10:07 Altered taxonomic and functional bacterial networks in the endometrium of women with reproductive failure
Bruno Toson, Spain
10:07-10:14 Selection algorithms: A comprehensive analysis of morphokinetic parameters and algorithmic fairness
Teodora Popa, UK
10:14-10:21 Deciphering the endometrial host-microbiome interactions associated with reproductive health
Marta Gonzalez-Monfort, Spain
10:21-10:28 In vitro modeling of the human embryo implantation niche
Matteo Molè, USA
10:28-10:35 Pilot study to determine the influence of L. rhamnosus BPL205, L. plantarum BPL207 and L. crispatus BPL209 in inflammation biomarkers (study PROSALVAG)
Eva González, Spain
10:35-10:42 Role of homeostasis model assessment for insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) in reproductive medicine
Gregor Weiss, Austria
10:42-11:00 Discussion
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-13:00 Session 4: Single-cell technologies
Chairs: Dagan Wells,
UK & Carmen Rubio, Spain
11:30-12:00 What is it and how it may help us? Felipe Vilella, Spain
12:00-12:30 Endometriosis and adenomyosis – variations on a theme?
Linda Giudice, USA
12:30-13:00 Organoid models from healthy and diseased endometrium as innovative tools to study reproductive biology Hugo Vankelecom, Belgium
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Session 5:  Regenerative medicine. Treating with cells, what cannot be treated with drugs
Chairs: Inmaculada Moreno,
Spain & Ariel Weissman, Israel
14:00-14:30 Stem cell and testicular tissue transplantation. Views from the expert Kyle Orwig, USA
14:30-15:00 Advance cell therapy for Asherman syndrome. Views from the expert Xavier Santamaria, Spain
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-17:00 Session 6: MedFemTech
Chairs: Carlos Simon, Spain & Zeev Shoham, Israel
15:30-16:00 MedFemTech start-ups Helen O’Neil, UK
16:00-16:30 Pharma Kelle Moley, Denmark
16:30-17:00 Investment funds. What are you looking for other than ROI?
Ana Bernardo-Gancedo, UK
DAY 3 – Saturday 18.11.23
09:00-11:00 Session 7: Innovative devices, microfluidics and robotics
Chairs: Helen O’Neil,
UK & Antonio Capalbo, Italy
09:00-09:30 Innovating devices, microfluidics, and robotics in andrology Craig Niederberger, USA
09:30-10:00 Out-of-the-box thinking for embryo manipulation. The lab-in-a-box
Luca Gianarolli, Italy
10:00-10:30 New embryo transfer techniques: Don’t throw away your embryos into a black box
Carlos Simon, Spain
11:00-12:00 Coffee Break
12:00-14:00 Session 8: Automation & artificial intelligence
Chairs: Carlos Simon,
Spain & Zeev Shoham, Israel
12:00-12:30 Automation in IVF
Laura Rienzi, Italy
12:30-13:00 AI in IVF
Charles Bormann, USA
13:00-13:30 Artificial intelligence (AI) in reproduction – “The clinician perspective”
Ariel Hourvitz, Israel
13:30-14:00 The future of embryo culture. Views from the visionaire
David Gardner, Australia
14:00 Closing Remarks
Carlos Simon, Spain and Zeev Shoham, Israel