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Preliminary Program

Preliminary Scientific Program
Subject to Change (as of 19 August 2021)

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 Sunday, April 3, 2022
  Pre Conference Courses
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 18:15 – 20:15  Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception

Monday, April 4, 2022
07:30 – 08:30 Industry Breakfast Satellite Symposia
08:45 – 09:45 Hubert De Watteville Endowed Lecture Amander Clark
In Vitro Gametogenesis: Considerations for Reversing Infertility
09:45 – 10:45

Keynote Session I: Automation and Artificial Intelligence in the ART Lab
09:45 – 10:15 | Automated Embryology Lab is the Future – Luca Gianaroli
10:15 – 10:45 | How Will We Benefit from Artificial Intelligence – Zev Rozenwaks

10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:30

Concurrent Sessions I

  • Trilogy Symposium 1 - PGT-A: Current Challenges and Future Directions
    • Predictive value of mosaicism – Svetlana Rechitsky
    • Technical developments in non-invasive PGT-A - Carmen Rubio
    • Technical developments in PGT-A: including artificial intelligence – Dagan Wells

  • Trilogy Symposium 2- Ovarian Stimulation for Infertility Treatment
    • Is there a role for Kisspeptin? – Richard Anderson
    • AMH and its role in ovarian stimulation - Bart Fauser
    • Novel approaches to ovarian stimulation - Efstratios Kolibianakis

  • Paramedical/Allied Health Professionals Symposium

  • Invited Symposia – FSA, ASRM, EFFS
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
Industry Satellite Symposia
General Assembly I
Poster Viewing and Exhibits
13:30 – 14:30  Oral Communications Sessions I
14:40 – 15:40

Keynote Session II: Environmental Effects on Reproductive Health
14:40 – 15:10 | Endocrine Disruptors, the Climate Crisis and Reproductive Health – Linda Giudice
15:10 – 15:40 | Chemicals, Pollution and Male Reproductive Health – Russel Hauser

14:40 – 15:40 Keynote Session III: Anonymity of Gamete Donation
14:40 – 15:10 Anonymity of Gamete Donors is No Longer Possible – Joyce Harper
15:10 – 15:40 Ethical Considerations – Guido Pennings
15:40 – 16:10
 Coffee Break
16:10 – 17:30

Concurrent Sessions II

  • Trilogy Symposium 3 - Embryo Quality Assessment
    • Genetic determinants of oocyte development - Aleksandar Rajkovic
    • Morphological evaluation using time lapse monitoring: current status - Laura Rienzi
    • Embryological predictors of IVF success – Stéphane Viville

  • Trilogy Symposium 4 - Fertility Preservation
    • Challenges of prepubertal ovarian and testicular cryopreservation - Hrishikesh Pai
    • Freezing gonadal tissue – Marie-Madeleine Dolmans
    • Effectiveness of fertility preservation – Kirsten Tryde Macklon

  • Invited Symposia – RAHR, AFFS, TSRM
17:30 – 18:15

Concurrent Sessions III

  • IFFS Global Surveillance Presentation of 2022 Results
  • ICMART Update
  • Panel discussions to be announced
18:15 – 19:15 Poster Viewing and Exhibits
Wine and Cheese Reception
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
07:30 – 08:30 Industry Breakfast Satellite Symposia
08:45 – 09:45  Jean Cohen Endowed LectureMark Hanson
09:45 – 10:45 Keynote Session IV: COVID and Reproduction (Joint IFFS/WHO Session)
09:45 – 10:15 | Impact on Fertility - G. David Adamson
10:15 – 10:45 | Pregnancy Complications - WHO speaker tbc
10:45 – 11:15  Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:30

Concurrent Sessions IV

  • Trilogy Symposium 5 - Endometriosis: Current Challenges and New Opportunities
    • Genetics of endometriosis - Krina Zondervan
    • Inflammation and managing opportunities - Felice Petraglia
    • Optimizing infertility treatment in woman with endometriosis - George Pados

  • Trilogy Symposium 6 - Concepts of Ovarian Aging
    • Molecular concepts in ovarian aging - Yingying Qin
    • Global impact of menopause in the context of active healthy aging – Jeanne Conry
    • WHI studies, interpretation 20 years on - Andrea Genazzani

  • Invited Symposia – ESHRE, ALMER, CARM
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
Industry Satellite Symposia
General Assembly II
Poster Viewing and Exhibits
13:30 – 14:30 Oral Communications Sessions II
14:40 – 15:40 Keynote Session V: Gender Differences in Healthy Aging
14:40 – 15:10 | Reproductive Hormones and Its Complications – Alan deCherney
15:10 – 15:40 | Cardiometabolic Dysfunction and QOL – Angela Maas
14:40 – 15:40 Keynote Session VI: Cross Border Reproductive Care
14:40 – 15:10 | Current Status and Reasons – Rita Vasenna
15:10 – 15:40 | Ethical/Society Implications – Fernando Zegers Hochschild
15:40 – 16:10  Coffee Break
16:10 – 17:30

Concurrent Sessions V

  • Trilogy Symposium 7 – PCOS
    • Genetic basis of PCOS - Zi-Jiang Chen
    • Reproductive hormone secretion and follicular maturation in PCOS - Ioannis Messinis
    • Management of infertility in PCOS - Basil Tarlatzis

  • Trilogy Symposium 8 - Male Infertility
  • Genetics of male infertility – Yuan Yan
  • High throughput drug screening to identify modulators of human sperm function - Chris Barratt
  • New developments in the management of male infertility - Dolores Lamb

  • Invited Symposia – MEFS, ASPIRE, JSRM, FIGO
17:30 – 18:15

Concurrent Sessions VI

  • WHO
  • ALPHA
  • Panel discussions to be announced
18:15 – 19:15 Poster Viewing and Exhibits
Wine and Cheese Reception
20:00 Gala Reception (ticketed event)
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
07:30 – 08:30 Industry Breakfast Satellite Symposia
08:45 – 09:45 David Healy Endowed Lecture
Infertility – A Widespread Disease We Forgot to Prevent - Lone Schmidt
09:45 – 10:45 Keynote Session VII: Epigenetic Alterations in IVF/ Pregnancy Complications and Perinatal Outcomes after ART
09:45 – 10:15 | Basic Findings – Carmen Sapienza
10:15 – 10:45 | Couples Contribution to Abnormalities in Offspring – Ann Pinborg
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:30

Concurrent Sessions VII

  • Trilogy Symposium 9 - Artificial Gametes
    • Current status of developing artificial gametes and embryos - Bjorn Heindryckx
    • Making gametes out of pluripotent stem cells: where are we? - Anna Veiga
    • Clinical experience with artificial gametes - Christos Coutifaris

  • Trilogy Symposium 10 - Disaster and Reproductive Health (Joint IFFS/WHO Session)
    • Reproductive health services in humanitarian settings - Marleen Temmerman
    • Clinical managing infertility services post COVID – TO BE ANNOUNCED
    • Disaster management in the IVF laboratory - Rachel Cutting

  • Late-breaking session

  • Invited Society Symposia – IFS-ISAR, CSRM
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
Industry Satellite Symposia
Poster Viewing and Exhibits
14:00 – 15:00
             
Personalized Care in Reproductive Medicine
Han Zhao
Alessandro Conforti
15:00 – 15:45 Best Abstracts Award Session
15:45 – 16:45

Keynote Session VIII: Human Conflict and Its Impact on Reproduction

15:45 – 16:15 |  Sexual Violence and Reproductive Health – Sarah Chynoweth
16:15 – 16:45 | Conflict, Forced Migration and Reproductive Impact – Chiara Benedetto

16:45 – 17:15 Prizes Awarded
Closing Ceremony