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Session 01: Keynote lectures

T. Hassold (U.S.A.)
 
Aneuploidy in humans: what we know and what we wish we knew  
L.F. Rienzi (Italy)
 
Human Reproduction journals keynote lecture / "Embryo development of fresh "versus" vitrified metaphase II oocytes after ICSI: a prospective randomized sibling-oocyte study"  

 

Session 02: Embryology - Quality and development

A. Ahlstrom (Sweden)
 
Trophectoderm morphology: An important parameter for predicting pregnancy and birth after single blastocyst transfer  
A. Mitsoli (Greece)
 
Low oxygen embryo culture is associated with improved day 3 embryo quality: a prospective randomized controlled trial  
A. Musters (The Netherlands)
 
The effect of rLH-addition to rFSH for controlled ovarian hyperstimulation in women with poor ovarian reserve on embryo-quality, a randomized control trial  
J. Menezes (Sweden)
 
Day 4 embryo transfer offers more flexibility in an IVF program without compromising the outcome  
M. Ivec (Slovenia)
 
Prediction of optimal blastocyst development from morula stage embryo on day 5  
B. Ghoshdastidar (India)
 
Does resection of ovarian endometrioma adversely affect oocyte and embryo quality?- a prospective comparative study  

 

Session 03: Reproductive ageing and AMH

J.G. Bentzen (Denmark)
 
Late maternal menopause is associated with stable anti-Müllerian hormone levels and antral follicle count in daughters during reproductive age  
G. Griesinger (Germany)
 
Elimination half-life of Anti-Muellerian hormone in the human  
D. Dewailly (France)
 
Revisiting the threshold values of follicle count on ultrasound and of the serum AMH level for the definition of the Polycystic Ovary (PCO)  

 

Session 04: Andrology - Male factor

G. Bahadur (United Kingdom)
 
Recruiting 500 sperm donors: customer relations key to meeting UK demand  
T. Ishikawa (Japan)
 
Serum hormones in patients with non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA) after microdissection testicular sperm extraction (Micro TESE)  
G. Filippini (Switzerland)
 
Sperm DNA fragmentation as a prognostic factor of pregnancy outcome after ART: a study on 816 couples and 1200 cycles  
G. López Granollers (Spain)
 
Study of relationship between sperm DNA fragmentation and MSOME with pregnancy rates  

 

Session 05: Recurrent miscarriage

S. Kaandorp (The Netherlands)
 
Time to pregnancy resulting in a live birth in women with unexplained recurrent miscarriage  
O.B. Christiansen (Denmark)
 
Biochemical pregnancies in women with recurrent miscarriage - do they matter?  
P. Merviel (France)
 
Comparison between two preventive treatments in women with recurrent miscarriages carrying a C677T methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase mutation: a prospective study  
S. Bhattacharya (United Kingdom)
 
Maternal and perinatal outcomes following induced abortion  

 

Session 06: Endometriosis and surgery

I. Kasapoglu (Turkey)
 
Prospective assessment of the impact of laparoscopic excision of endometrioma on ovarian reserve; gentle surgery can benefit the ovary  
S. Ferrero (Italy)
 
Hemostasis by bipolar coagulation versus laparoscopic suture after surgical excision of bilateral ovarian endometriomas: a randomised controlled trial  
B.A. Lessey (U.S.A.)
 
Intraoperative methylene blue dye staining detects peritoneal defects associated with endometriosis and pelvic pain  
S.A. Riris (United Kingdom)
 
The effectiveness of laparoscopic ovarian transposition in patients treated with pelvic radiotherapy and chemotherapy  

 

Session 07: Fertility preservation - Clinical

K.L.T. Schmidt (Denmark)
 
Fertility after chemotherapy in 143 women who prior to treatment had one ovary cryopreserved for fertility preservation  
S. Sanfilippo (France)
 
Quality of human ovarian tissue after slow freezing using an original and promising protocol  
R. Treves (France)
 
The perspective of fertility preservation helps patients to cope with the burden of cancer treatments  
C. Daw (U.S.A.)
 
Vitrification of testicular tissue – to mince or not to mince?  

 

Session 08: Early pregnancy

G.J. Burton (United Kingdom)
 
How is the embryo supported in early pregnancy?  
E.A.P. Steegers (The Netherlands)
 
Enhanced imaging of embryonic growth and development  

 

Session 09: Data from the PGD Consortium

G. Harton (U.S.A.)
 
Data from the ESHRE PGD Consortium  

 

Session 12: Cell-cell communication

K. Sugiura (Japan)
 
Paracrine communication between oocytes and granulosa cells  

 

Session 13: Infertility counselling - towards quality care

C. Verhaak (The Netherlands)
 
Psychological care in fertility clinics: current practices and recommendations  
E. Blyth (Hong Kong)
 
International guidelines for infertility counselling – is there an emerging trend?  

 

Session 14: SET and match

J. Tizzard (United Kingdom)
 
Implementation of SET in the UK  

 

Session 15: Basic research

N. Gleicher (U.S.A.)
 
New evidence and an explanation for the negative impact of autoimmunity on reproductive success in association with IVF  
D. Maruthini (United Kingdom)
 
Acute energy metabolism by granulosa cells from metformin-pretreated and untreated PCOS women compared to controls  
F. Le (China)
 
In vitro fertilization affects hepatic expression of insulin like growth factor-2, insulin like growth factor binding protein-3 and miR-483 in mice
J. Perrin (France)
 
Smoking and benzo(a)pyrene-diol-epoxide DNA adducts in spermatozoa: in smokers, swim-up procedure selects spermatozoa with decreased DNA damage  

 

Session 16: Ethics and law

H. Mertes (Belgium)
 
Elective oocyte freezing: who should pay?  
M. Choudhary (United Kingdom)
 
Influence of removal of donor anonymity and option of egg sharing for research on the sustainability of egg sharing scheme for clinical donation  
M. Gudipati (United Kingdom)
 
How has the ‘Disclosure of Donor Information’ act affected the donor program at a tertiary care fertility centre in the UK  

 

Session 17: Embryology and genetics

P. Fancsovits (Hungary)
 
Effect of hyaluronan containing transfer media on pregnancy and implantation rates in human IVF-ET cycles. A prospective randomized study  
B. Urman (Turkey)
 
Effect of hyaluronan-enriched transfer medium on take home baby rate after day 3 and day 5 embryo transfers: a prospective randomized study  
M. Konstantinidis (United Kingdom)
 
A novel tool for the assessment of IVF embryos  
D. Griffin (United Kingdom)
 
Is non-disjunction the mechanism that leads to human aneuploidy? Array CGH on PB1 suggests not  
A.H. Handyside (United Kingdom)
 
An altered pattern and high incidence of multiple meiotic errors in women of advanced maternal age undergoing IVF  

 

Session 18: Ovarian stimulation

E. Bosch (Spain)
 
The relationship between serum androgen levels and the need of LH administration during controlled ovarian stimulation for in vitro fertilization: an explorative study  
H. Lavorato (Brazil)
 
GnRH agonist versus GnRH antagonist in IVF/ICSI cycles with recombinant LH supplementation: DNA fragmentation and apoptosis in granulosa cells  
J. Hugues (France)
 
Influence of serum endogenous luteinizing hormone levels on progesterone elevation on the day of gonadotrophin chorionic administration  
L. Thuesen (Denmark)Supplementation with hCG to recombinant FSH during controlled ovarian stimulation for in vitro fertilisation: a randomised controlled dose-finding study
A. Abou-Setta (Canada)
 
Does the addition of LH-activity to FSH make gonadotrophins more superior: a systematic review and meta-analysis?  

 

Session 19: Andrology - Male and semen factors

R. Nunez - Calonge (Spain)
 
Effect of sperm DNA fragmentation on reproductive outcome with donated oocyte cycles  
G. Franco (Italy)
 
Non-mosaic klinefelter syndrome: birth of 12 healthy children after tese-microtese and ICSI  
N. Garrido Puchalt (Spain)
 
The impact of the male factor contribution as measured by cumulative live-birth rates depending on the total number of embryos replaced in consecutive ovum donation cycles  
C. Chen (U.S.A.)
 
Kinetic characteristics and DNA integrity of human spermatozoa  

 

Session 20: Parenting after gamete donation

S. Purewal (United Kingdom)
 
An investigation into Parental Order Reporters' attitudes towards their work and surrogacy arrangements in the UK  
T. Freeman (United Kingdom)
 
Donor insemination families: a study of the impact of disclosure versus non-disclosure on parent-child relationships and child adjustment at adolescence  
A. Brewaeys (The Netherlands)
 
The donor's future role in the child's life: views of parents and donors  

 

Session 21: Female fertility and ART

G. Ruvolo (Italy)
 
Reproductive outcomes in couples affected by human papillomavirus infection undergoing in vitro fertilization procedures  
A.C. Cobo Cabal (Spain)
 
Evaluation of four years experience of an ovum donation (OD) program using cryo-banked oocytes.  
S.K. Sunkara (United Kingdom)
 
Nomogram for predicting live birth from egg number: an analysis of 400,135 IVF cycles  

 

Session 22: Fertility preservation - Basic

K. Held (Germany)
 
Can PGS of polar bodies assist in fertility preservation?  
J. Xu (U.S.A.)
 
Survival, growth, and maturation of primary follicles from rhesus monkeys during encapsulated three-dimensional culture  
J.J. Lim (Korea, South)
 
Spermatogonial stem cell enrichment using a simple subcutaneous transplantation of testis tissue and in vitro cultivation  
C. Wyns (Belgium)
 
Spermatogonial survival after vitrification and short-term transplantation of immature non-human primate testicular tissue  

 

Session 23: Debate - This house believes that obese women should not receive treatment until they have lost weight

M. Hamilton (United Kingdom)
 
Pro  
W.J. Dondorp (The Netherlands)
 
Con  

 

Session 25: Translational research

I. Ben-Ami (Israel)
 
Novel treatment for ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) using pigment epithelium derived factor (PEDF)  
G. Huszar (U.S.A.)
 
Spermatozoa as carrier of large unilaminar vesicles into the oocyte  
G.D. Smith (U.S.A.)
 
Development of human embryos in a dynamic microfluidic culture system: results from a prospective randomized study  
J. Liebenthron (Germany)
 
Effects of a new fluidic culture system on in-vitro folliculogenesis of ovarian follicles as part of fertility protection  

 

Session 26: Paramedical - Laboratory

J. Speksnijder (The Netherlands)
 
Improved embryo development in a time-lapse incubator system evaluated by randomized comparison of surplus embryo development to the blastocyst stage  
K. Yumoto (Japan)
 
Dynamic analysis of early initiation of compaction in human embryos using two- and three-dimensional time-lapse cinematography  
R. Janssens (Belgium)
 
Clinical outcome after culturing human preimplantation embryos in incubators with individual chambers compared to standard incubators; randomised trial  

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