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PCC1: The challenges of embryo transfer

J. Schoonenberg-Pomper (The Netherlands)
L.A. Scott (U.S.A.)
Development of the embryo  
K. Lundin (Sweden)
How to select the best embryo for transfer?  
H.J. Kendrew (United Kingdom)
Nurses performing embryo transfer  
R. Goulding (United Kingdom)
The myths of embryo transfer  
C. Yding Andersen (Denmark)
What to do with non selected embryos?  


PCC2: The blastocyst: perpetuating life

H.J. Leese (United Kingdom)
Metabolic requirements of embryo growth and viability  
J. St. John (United Kingdom)
The relationship between pluripotency and mitochondrial DNA proliferation during early embryo development and embryonic stem cell differentiation  
T. Hiiragi (Germany)
Developmental stages of blastocysts: intercellular junctions and cell polarity  
G. Tiscornia (Spain)
The role of microRNA in embryos and hESC  
E. Kuijk (The Netherlands)
Pluripotency and stem cell states  
E. Van den Abbeel (Belgium)
Blastocyst cryopreservation: maximizing survival and development  
C. Magli (Italy)
SIG Embryology Business Meeting  


PCC3: From genes to gestation

N. Macklon (United Kingdom)
What do we know about genes affecting embryo implantation  
J. Walter (Germany)
What is epigenetics and how can it affect embryo development?  
M.M. Matzuk (U.S.A.)
Small RNAs and control of retrotransposons during gametogenesis and early development  
E. Rajcan-Separovic (Canada)
Genomic changes detected by array CGH in human embryos with developmental defects  
D. Bianchi (U.S.A.)
Non invasive prenatal diagnosis using cell-free nucleic acids  
R. Fisher (United Kingdom)
Genetics of molar pregnancies  
D. Peebles (United Kingdom)
Gene therapy for the fetus: how far have we come?  


PCC4: Lifestyle and male reproduction

S. Arver (Sweden)
Obesity and diabetes: disease and treatment effects on male fertility  
F. Ochsendorf (Germany)
S.E.M. Lewis (Ireland)
Recreational drugs (smoking, alcohol and cannabis)  
A. Pierce (U.S.A.)
Good sperm, good brain?  
R. Menkveld (South Africa)
SIG Andrology Business Meeting  


PCC5: Ovarian aging

C. Yding Andersen (Denmark)
The genesis of the oocyte store: does it really stop in utero?  
R. Anderson (United Kingdom)
Determinants of ovarian aging and premature ovarian failure  
H.M. Picton (United Kingdom)
Oocyte quality, genetics and metabolism  
U. Eichenlaub-Ritter (Germany)
Is the oocyte the main determinant of embryo quality?  
S. Nelson (United Kingdom)
Do ovarian reserve tests correlate with oocyte quality and natural fertility or simply numbers of oocytes available during ART?  
M. Davies (United Kingdom)
Hormone replacement therapy for Premature Ovarian Failure and the menopause  
S. Bhattacharya (United Kingdom)
Effect of postponing pregnancy on society as a whole: population impact, demand for/access to infertility treatment, financial implications  


PCC6: The impact of the reproductive tract environment on implantation success

A. Stavreus-Evers (Sweden)
Endometrial gene pathways important for implantation  
P. Rogers (Australia)
Do uterine fibroids cause implantation failure?  
A. Makrigiannakis (Greece)
The expression of receptivity markers in the Fallopian tube epithelium  
A. Horne (United Kingdom)
Changes in the Fallopian tube microenvironment predisposing to tubal implantation  
S. Bhattacharya (United Kingdom)
Can pelvic infection explain implantation failure?  
J. Bellver Pradas (Spain)
Obesity and the endometrium: effects on implantation  


PCC7: Adhesion prevention in reproductive surgery

T. Gürgan (Turkey)
Pathophysiology of adhesion formation  
M.M. Binda (Belgium)
Adhesion prevention in a laparoscopic mouse model  
S. Gordts (Belgium)
Adhesions and reproduction  
L.G. Nardo (United Kingdom)
Adhesion prophylaxis in clinical routine: lessons learned from experimental models to clinical applications  
P. Gambadauro (Sweden)
Postoperative intra uterine adhesions: why?  
T. Li (United Kingdom)
Hysteroscopic treatment of Asherman syndrome  
R.L. Campo (Belgium)
Prevention of postoperative intra uterine adhesions  
A. Watrelot (France)
Adhesion formation after ovarian drilling comparison of laparoscopy and fertiloscopy  


PCC8: Theory and practice update in third party reproduction

J. Ellis (New Zealand)
Open-identity embryo donation – experiences from New Zealand  
F. Tasker (United Kingdom)
Mapping relationships in lesbian-led families built by third party reproduction – a genogram technique for use with children  
O. Montuschi (United Kingdom)
Information sharing with teenagers conceived by gamete donation  
M. Crawshaw (United Kingdom)
Preparing semen donors and offspring for contact  
S. Pike (United Kingdom)
Pre- and post-treatment counseling for egg donors – what issues are relevant?  


PCC9: Ethical aspects of non-invasive prenatal diagnosis (NIPD)

L. Chitty (United Kingdom)
Medical/scientific aspects  
J. Hewison (United Kingdom)
NIPD-based prenatal screening: psychosocial aspects  
A. Newson (United Kingdom)
NIPD-based prenatal screening: ethical aspects  
D. Bianchi (U.S.A.)
The future of NIPD and NIPS  
A. de Jong (The Netherlands)
NIPD and the ethics of non-medical applications  


PCC10: Patient-centered fertility services

C. Lewis-Jones (United Kingdom)
Patient expectations  
G. Pennings (Belgium)
Patient centered, patient-friendly or high quality ART?  
A. Delvigne (Belgium)
"shared decision making" in ART  
E. Dancet (Belgium)
How to measure patient centredness  
J. Gerris (Belgium)
Self-operated endovaginal telemonitoring  
J. Kremer (The Netherlands)
The digital fertility clinic  
J. Boivin (United Kingdom)
Tools for patient-centered care: Fertistat and Fertiquol  
P. De Sutter (Belgium)
Fertility awareness and preconceptional counselling and care  


PCC11: Clinical management planning for fertility preservation in female cancer patients

T.K. Woodruff (U.S.A.)
Building national networks of oncofertility centers in the US: lessons learned and opportunities for global collaborations  
M. von Wolff (Switzerland)
Perspectives for a European network for fertility preservation  
J. Jeruss (U.S.A.)
Management strategies for oncology consults and collaboration  
M. Montag (Germany)
Management strategies for centralised cryobanks and the European directive  
W.H. Wallace (United Kingdom)
Addressing the specific needs of young children with cancer  
F. Shenfield (United Kingdom)
Where research becomes treatment: ethical issues  
C. Coutifaris (U.S.A.)
The Oncofertility Scholar - A new subspecialty with important training opportunities  


PCC12: Opportunities for research in female germ cell biology

R. Gilchrist (Australia)
Advanced culture methods to improve developmental competence: specific IVM culture strategies (late stages)  
T.K. Woodruff (U.S.A.)
Acquisition and use of human gonadal tissue: lessons from the Oncofertility Consortium  
L. Shea (U.S.A.)
Current research strategies for transplantation of gonadal tissues (matrices, scaffolds,.. etc)  
R. Reijo Pera (U.S.A.)
Oocytes from stem cells: the progress?  
E. Anckaert (Belgium)
Preservation and culture of gametes: at risk of imprinting defects?  


PCC13: Assisted reproduction in couples with HIV

L. Gianaroli (Italy)
The ESHRE task force on fertility and viral diseases  
J.F. Guérin (France)
The ESHRE task force on fertility and viral diseases  
A.E. Semprini (Italy)
20 years of providing reproductive care to couples with HIV – State of the ART and Strategies for the future  
P. Vernazza (Switzerland)
The risk of HIV transmission  
A. Vucetich (Italy)
Fertility in HIV-infected couples  
S. Fiore (Italy)
Reproductive care in HIV infected women  
C. Pasquier (France)
HIV semen processing and the risk of transmission  


PCC14: Prevention of infertility – from preconception to post-menopause

D.(J.D.F.) Habbema (The Netherlands)
What is infertility and what is prevention of infertility  
R.J. Norman (Australia)
Preconception planning for a healthy start to life  
J.P. Bonde (Denmark)
Prevention of female infertility at the workplace  
E.R. te Velde (The Netherlands)
The effect of postponing first child birth on primary and secondary infertility – is prevention possible?  
R. Rindfuss (U.S.A.)
Policy measures that can affect the timing of the first birth  
S. Repping (The Netherlands)
Freezing gametes and gonads: the solution to prevent infertility in men and women  


PCC15: Hot topics in male and female reproduction

D.J. Lamb (U.S.A.)
Genetic defects affecting male reproduction – possible diagnoses & prognosis  
R.D. Mc Clure (U.S.A.)
What surgical therapy for male infertility makes sense in 2011  
N. Santoro (U.S.A.)
HIV Infection and fertility treatment  
W.E. Gibbons (U.S.A.)
Implantation and future life events  
R. Lobo (U.S.A.)
Testing for ovarian reserve: what and when?  
N. Santoro (U.S.A.)
Obesity and reproduction  
E.G. Hughes (Canada)
Principles of study design  

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