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Monday 02 July 2018

08:30 - 09:30
Session 01: Keynote session
Chairmen
Roy G Farquharson, United Kingdom
Johannes Evers, The Netherlands
08:30 - 09:00
Human Reproduction Keynote Lecture - Semen quality of young adult ICSI offspring: The first results
Florence Belva, Belgium
09:00 - 09:30
Oocytes from stem cells and back
Katsuhiko Hayashi, Japan

09:15 - 10:15
Product theatre

09:30 - 10:00
Coffee break

10:00 - 11:30
Session 02: Genomic and mitochondrial integrity during development
Chairmen
Giovanni Coticchio, Italy
Chairman to be announced
10:00 - 10:15
Oocyte DNA repair capacity of controlled sperm DNA damage is affected by female age
Fabrizzio Horta, Australia
10:15 - 10:30
Pronuclear transfer in zygotes from diet-induced obese mice suggests a cytoplasmic origin of transgenerational transmission of mitochondrial dysfunction leading to cardiac dysfunction in offspring
Kelle Moley, U.S.A.
10:30 - 10:45
Tripolar mitosis underlies direct unequal cleavages in human embryos and is associated with maternal genotype at a quantitative trait locus spanning the centrosomal regulator PLK4
Nikica Zaninovic, U.S.A.
10:45 - 11:00
Factors associated with mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) levels in human blastocyst
Belen Lledo, Spain
11:00 - 11:15
Estimation of age-dependent decrease in blastocyst euploidy in in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles
Sandro Esteves, Brazil
11:15 - 11:30
Global DNA methylation profiling of mouse embryo inner cell mass following IVF
Paolo Rinaudo, U.S.A.

10:00 - 11:30
Session 03: Endometriosis and endometrium: discovery science
Chairmen
Andrea Romano, The Netherlands
Antonio Requena Miranda, Spain
10:00 - 10:15
Discovery of novel loci for endometriosis in genome-wide association analysis of 63K cases and 700K controls
Nilufer Rahmioglu, United Kingdom
10:15 - 10:30
Understanding endometriosis heterogeneity — sub-phenotype analysis of genetic associations
Cecilia S K Cheuk, United Kingdom
10:30 - 10:45
Exosomes as biomarkers in endometriosis
Hannah Nazri, United Kingdom
10:45 - 11:00
The baboon miRNAome: small RNA sequencing of 25 baboon tissues
Arne Vanhie, Belgium
11:00 - 11:15
Human endometrium demonstrate a dynamic TERRA expression and hormone regulation: implications in endometrial proliferative conditions
Meera Adishesh, United Kingdom
11:15 - 11:30
CAS as a novel interacting protein of CD147 is involved in the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in human endometriosis
Hao Chen, China

10:00 - 11:30
Session 04: Recurrent implantation failure and unexplained infertility
Chairmen
Luca Gianaroli, Italy
Carlos Simon Valles, Spain
10:00 - 10:15
Androgen receptor (AR) mRNA expression is positively associated with live birth in women undergoing in-vitro fertilization independently of the type of ovarian response
Christina Vaitsopoulou, Greece
10:15 - 10:30
Endometrial receptivity analysis (ERA) using a next generation sequencing (NGS) predictor improves reproductive outcome in recurrent implantation failure (RIF) patients when compared to ERA arrays
Mónica Clemente-Císcar, Spain
10:30 - 10:45
Interventions for unexplained infertility: a systematic review and network meta-analysis
Rui Wang, Australia
10:45 - 11:00
Infertility diagnosis in female adolescent and young adult survivors of non-gynecological cancers: a population-based cohort study
Maria Pilar Velez, Canada
11:00 - 11:15
Differential proteomic analysis of endometrial fluid suggests increased inflammation and extracellular matrix remodeling in non-implantative IVF cycles
Mikel Azkargorta, Spain
11:15 - 11:30
Pilot study investigating concentration of colony-stimulating growth factor (CSF) in uterine flushing as prognostic criterion of IVF cycle outcome in patients with recurrent implantation failure
Diana Obidniak, Russia C.I.S.

10:00 - 11:30
Session 05: Emerging data in clinical andrology
Chairmen
Ellen Goossens, Belgium
Nicolás Garrido Puchalt, Spain
10:00 - 10:15
The seminiferous tubule caliber pattern as evaluated at high magnification during microdissection testicular sperm extraction predicts sperm retrieval in patients with non-obstructive azoospermia.
Ettore Caroppo, Italy
10:15 - 10:30
Characterization of spermatogenic function in NOA men aiming at predicting success of testicular sperm retrieval
Claire O'Neill, U.S.A.
10:30 - 10:45
MSOME I+II: a new cut-off value for male infertility and embryo development prediction on intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles
Daniela Braga, Brazil
10:45 - 11:00
Effect of reactive oxygen species on the methylation status of human sperm imprinting genes, seminal plasma metabolites, and semen parameters
Mahsa Darbandi, Iran
11:00 - 11:15
Comparative proteomic analysis of seminal plasma proteins from fertile men with normal or high levels of reactive oxygen species
Luna Samanta, U.S.A.
11:15 - 11:30
Exosomal miRNAs in seminal plasma are markers of the origin of azoospermia and can predict the presence of sperm in testicular tissue
Sara Larriba, Spain

10:00 - 11:30
Session 06: Non-invasive oocyte and embryo assessment
Chairmen
Thomas Ebner, Austria
Josu Franco, Spain
10:00 - 10:15
Is follicular size at oocyte pick-up (OPU) a predictor of blastocyst development? A study evaluating morphokinetic development and cumulus cell (CC) gene expression
Semra Kahraman, Turkey
10:15 - 10:30
Acetyl-CoA enrichment from acetate is higher in cumulus cells associated with mature oocytes
Sharon Anderson, U.S.A.
10:30 - 10:45
Oocyte meiotic spindle morphology is a predictive marker of blastocyst ploidy. A prospective cohort study
Liza Tilia, Australia
10:45 - 11:00
Non-invasive imaging of embryo metabolism in response to anoxia using fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM)
Emily Seidler, U.S.A.
11:00 - 11:15
Blastocoel fluid in euploid embryos contain significantly more cell-free DNA than aneuploid embryos
William E. Roudebush, U.S.A.
11:15 - 11:30
Comprehensive assessment of human embryo development and estimation of implantation
Francesca Pennetta, Italy

10:00 - 11:30
Session 07: Before ART: Fertility awareness, assessment and preservation
Chairmen
Juliana Pedro, Portugal
Giuliana Baccino, Spain
10:00 - 10:15
A systematic review of fertility-related psychological distress and reproductive concerns in cancer patients of reproductive age: informing on improved oncofertility psychological care
Shanna Logan, Australia
10:15 - 10:30
Ten pathways to elective egg freezing: A binational qualitative study of what leads healthy women to fertility preservation
Marcia Inhorn, U.S.A.
10:30 - 10:45
Two-year follow-up of a randomised controlled trial: knowledge and reproductive outcome after online fertility education
Eri Maeda, Japan
10:45 - 11:00
Randomized controlled trial on the effect of an online decision aid for young female cancer patients considering fertility preservation
Verena Ehrbar, Switzerland
11:00 - 11:15
Impact of fertility assessment and counselling on life changing decisions in women of reproductive age – status one year after the initial consultation
Randi Sylvest, Denmark
11:15 - 11:30
‘Doing it in the right order’ – Childless young men’s intentions regarding family formation
Gritt Marie Malling, Denmark

10:30 - 11:30
Product theatre

11:45 - 13:00
Industry sponsored symposium

11:45 - 12:45
Session 08: Laboratory modelling to understand endometrial function
Chairmen
Carla Tomassetti, Belgium
Francisco Dominguez, Spain
11:45 - 12:15
Endometriosis and associated pain
Erin Greaves, United Kingdom
12:15 - 12:45
Implantation and early pregnancy, the maternal contribution
Carlos Simon Valles, Spain

11:45 - 12:45
Session 09: Data reporting session
Chairmen
Karen Sermon, Belgium
Carles Gimenez i Sevilla, Spain
11:45 - 12:15
Data from the ESHRE PGD Consortium
Martine De Rycke, Belgium
12:15 - 12:45
How do ESHRE members use and evaluate the ESHRE guidelines?
Sofia Gameiro, United Kingdom

11:45 - 12:15
Session 10: Fertility Society of Australia exchange lecture
Chairmen
Robert John Norman, Australia
Montserrat Boada, Spain
11:45 - 12:15
Rapid, non-invasive measurements of metabolic balance can stratify embryos based on ploidy
Bridget Arman, Australia

11:45 - 12:45
Session 11: What about the children?
Chairmen
Maryse Bonduelle, Belgium
Joaquin Llacer, Spain
11:45 - 12:15
Health of ICSI children
Ulla - Britt Wennerholm, Sweden
12:15 - 12:45
Psychological and medical follow-up of children born after Pre-implantation Genetic Testing (PGT)
Julie Nekkebroeck, Belgium

11:45 - 12:45
Product theatre

13:00 - 14:00
Lunch break

14:00 - 15:15
Industry sponsored symposium

14:00 - 15:00
Session 12: Debate: Immunosuppression for implantation failure - is it worth it?
Chairmen
Nicholas Macklon, United Kingdom
Juan A. Garcia-Velasco, Spain
14:00 - 14:30
Pro
Siobhan Quenby, United Kingdom
14:30 - 15:00
Con
Sarah A. Robertson, Australia

14:00 - 15:00
Session 13: Meiosis and genome stability
Chairmen
Anna Veiga, Spain
Georgia Kakourou, Greece
14:00 - 14:30
Dissecting gene function in oocyte meiosis
Melina Schuh, Germany
14:30 - 15:00
DNA damage and genome stability in the preimplantation embryo
Eva Hoffmann, Denmark

14:00 - 15:00
Session 14: Female fertility preservation
Chairmen
Richard Anderson, United Kingdom
Maria Jose De Los Santos, Spain
14:00 - 14:30
Fertility preservation - ovarian stimulation, when, how and in whom?
Ariane Germeyer, Germany
14:30 - 15:00
Use and efficiency of cryopreserved material for women with serious disease
Dror Meirow, Israel

14:00 - 15:00
Product theatre

14:00 - 15:00
Session 15: Reproductive surgery
Chairmen
Michelle Nisolle, Belgium
César Díaz-García, Spain
14:00 - 14:15
Validation of the Endometriosis Fertility Index (EFI) to predict pregnancy in an infertile argentine population
Gustavo Botti, Argentina
14:15 - 14:30
Whether the surgical indications for septate uterus are reasonable in infertile patients before in vitro fertilization?
Xihong Li, China
14:30 - 14:45
Fertility after salpingotomy versus salpingectomy in women with tubal pregnancy; an individual patient data meta-analysis
Femke Mol, The Netherlands
14:45 - 15:00
Ovarian Reserve after uterine artery embolization in women with morbidly adherent placenta
Aya Mohr Sasson, Israel

15:15 - 16:30
Session 16: Basic research in gamete and embryo biology
Chairmen
Basak Balaban, Turkey
Miguel Solé Inarejos, Spain
15:15 - 15:30
Maternal STAT3 regulates oocyte maturation and development of early embryos through autophagy
Yuta Kawagoe, Japan
15:30 - 15:45
The human sperm basal body contributes a complex matrix of proteins important for proper preimplantation development of the oocyte upon fertilization
Farners Amargant, Spain
15:45 - 16:00
Human fertilization is completely blocked by egg Juno protein inhibition
Virginie Barraud-Lange, France
16:00 - 16:15
PLCz knock-out sperm reveals the sole effect of altering calcium signals during assisted oocyte activation on later mouse embryogenesis
Minerva Ferrer Buitrago, Belgium
16:15 - 16:30
Early steps of human embryo implantation explored in a 2D in vitro model
Asma Aberkane, Belgium

15:15 - 16:30
Session 17: Trials and reviews in clinical andrology
Chairmen
Nathalie Rives, France
Ignacio Landaburu, Spain
15:15 - 15:30
Effect of annexin-V positive sperm-cells removal with magnetic activated cell sorting (MACS) for ICSI procedures in couples with male infertility (teratozoospermia); A randomized controlled trial.
Carlos Valdespin, Mexico
15:30 - 15:45
Sperm Selection by either PICSI or MACS in cases with abnormal Sperm DNA fragmentation index for ICSI, a randomized control trial
Eman Hassanen, Egypt
15:45 - 16:00
Antisperm-antibodies prevalence and relationship with seminal parameters and with post-coital test outcome. A retrospective analysis on over 10.000 men
Chiara Castellini, Italy
16:00 - 16:15
Antioxidants in the treatment of male factor infertility: Results from the double blind, multi-center, randomized controlled Males, Antioxidants, and Infertility (MOXI) trial
Anne Steiner, U.S.A.
16:15 - 16:30
Features of metabolic disorder in late adolescence are negatively associated with testicular function aT 20 years of age; evidence from a birth cohort,
Roger Hart, Australia

15:15 - 16:30
Session 18: Health risks in children born after ART
Chairmen
Arianna D'Angelo, United Kingdom
Jose Antonio Castilla Alcala, Spain
15:15 - 15:30
Body composition and blood pressure of 6-year-old singletons born after Pre-implantation Genetic Testing (PGT): a matched cohort study
Florence Belva, Belgium
15:30 - 15:45
Birthweight and gestational age following blastocyst transfer compared to cleavage stage embryo transfer: an analysis of 68,042 singleton births
Nicola Marconi, United Kingdom
15:45 - 16:00
Diabetes risk among children born after assisted reproductive technology: An early population-based examination
John Hsu, U.S.A.
16:00 - 16:15
The risk of urogenital anomalies in children conceived with ICSI using fresh or frozen embryo cycles
Michael Davies, Australia
16:15 - 16:30
Does transfer of multiple embryos affect perinatal outcomes of the resulting singleton live births? Analysis of 113 784 singleton live births following ART
Mohan Shashikant Kamath, India

15:15 - 16:30
Session 19: The link between reproductive endocrinology and metabolism: news from the lab
Chairmen
Rishma Pai, India
Chairman to be announced
15:15 - 15:30
Genetic Deconstruction of Hypothalamic Neural Circuits for Obesity-induced Infertility
Peng Wang, China
15:30 - 15:45
DNA methylation modifications potentially participate in the intergenerational epigenetic inheritance of prenatal androgenized mice
Yueyi Cui, China
15:45 - 16:00
Exploration of chemerin system in human granulosa cells: a new insight for polycystic ovarian syndrome
Namya Mellouk, France
16:00 - 16:15
Anovulation, insulin resistance and Akt/mTOR signaling pathway activated in LepRb-mutated mice
Hexia Xia, China
16:15 - 16:30
GDNF-induced down-regulation of miR-145-5p enhances human oocyte maturation
Yinghui Ye, China

15:15 - 16:30
Session 20: Genetic determinants of human reproduction
Chairmen
Francesco Fiorentino, Italy
Jorge Ten, Spain
15:15 - 15:30
Sperm imprinting integrity in seminoma patients?
Céline Bruno, France
15:30 - 15:45
Identification of X-linked CNVs in women with extremely skewed X chromosome inactivation and miscarriage
Igor Lebedev, Russia C.I.S.
15:45 - 16:00
Does fertility status in varicoceles depends on DNA acetylation and methylation processes; cross-link with Hsp70-2 in an experimental trial using Wistar rats
Mazdak` Razi, Iran
16:00 - 16:15
Distribution of MTHFR isoforms carriers and level of homocysteine in an infertile population with assisted reproductive technologies (ART) cycle failures.
Arthur Clement, France
16:15 - 16:30
Novel loci for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) identified in the largest genome-wide association study (GWAS) conducted to date
Genevieve Galarneau, U.S.A.

15:15 - 16:30
Session 21: Female fertility preservation: clinical and laboratory
Chairmen
Kirsten Louise Tryde Macklon, Denmark
Chairman to be announced
15:15 - 15:30
Potential leukaemic contamination in cryopreserved ovarian tissue.
Debra Gook, Australia
15:30 - 15:45
LH gonadoprotection against ovarian damage induced by alkylating drugs in adult mouse ovaries
Sonia Herraiz, Spain
15:45 - 16:00
Towards an artificial ovary: Grafting preantral follicles on decellularized human ovarian tissue
Susanne Pors, Denmark
16:00 - 16:15
Primordial follicle activation in vitro following PTEN inhibition is associated with increased DNA damage of bovine ovarian follicles
Mila Maidarti, United Kingdom
16:15 - 16:30
Can we perform flexible antagonist protocol for luteal phase ovarian stimulation for breast cancer patients seeking fertility preservation?
Mathilde Victoria, France

16:30 - 17:00
Coffee break

17:00 - 18:15
Industry sponsored symposium

17:00 - 18:00
Session 22: Clinical utility of anti-mullerian hormone measurement
Chairmen
Efstratios Kolibianakis, Greece
Amelia Rodriguez Aranda, Spain
17:00 - 17:30
AMH measurement in fertility treatment
Ernest Ng, Hong Kong
17:30 - 18:00
Role of AMH in the pathogenesis and diagnosis of ovulatory disorders
Antonio La Marca, Italy

17:00 - 18:00
Session 23: Chromothrypsis or how rearranging our chromosomes changes everything
Chairmen
Claudia Spits, Belgium
Mark Grossmann i Camps, Spain
17:00 - 17:30
The characteristics and origin of chromothripsis
W.P. Kloosterman, Neth. Antilles
17:30 - 18:00
Chromothripsis in human reproduction
Franck Pellestor, France

17:00 - 18:00
Session 24: Surgical training: experience from existing training centers focused on teaching minimally invasive techniques and possible applicability of simulation trainings in art centers
Chairmen
Anis Feki, Switzerland
María Isabel Acien, Spain
17:00 - 17:30
The impact of training center activities on the real-life operating room: how to shorten learning curves and to prevent common mistakes
Benoit Rabischong, France
17:30 - 18:00
Robotic surgery vs conventional laparoscopy in the field of infertility
Fatih Sendag, Turkey

17:00 - 18:00
Session 25: Changing ethics, changing laws
Chairmen
Lucy Frith, United Kingdom
Theofano Bounartzi, Greece
17:00 - 17:15
Powering the mitochondrial donation research by donating their powerhouses: Mitochondrial donors for research
Meenakshi Choudhary, United Kingdom
17:15 - 17:30
The use of animals and human embryos in preclinical safety research: is there an ideal order?
Verna Jans, The Netherlands
17:30 - 17:45
National survey on the opinion of French specialists in ART about societal issues to prepare the future revision of the French bioethic law
Helene Creux, France
17:45 - 18:00
Outcomes of applications for information about a person related through donor treatment following legislative change removing donor anonymity retrospectively
Louise Johnson, Australia

17:00 - 18:00
Product theatre

17:45 - 18:45
Product theatre