Andrology: Diagnostics & Therapy for 2030 and beyond

Precongress Course 1

SIG Andrology Special Interest Group Andrology

Course coordinators
Jackson Kirkman-Brown (United Kingdom), Nicolas Garrido Puchalt (Spain), Nathalie Rives (France) 

Course type
Basic ánd Advanced


Course description
In this course we aim to provide and discuss the best evidence available for key current diagnostic topics in male fertility and Andrology in order to assist in the clinical decision-making process and patient care.


Target audience
All clinicians, biologists, scientists, IVF laboratory technicians and paramedicals interested in male infertility.


Educational needs and expected outcomes 

The course aims to provide you with:

  • An insight in the most important clinical behaviours and strategies to detect male infertility causes and improve reproductive results
  • An update on the pros and cons of the most advanced strategies being developed
  • An review of the value of sperm function tests and genetic screening in an ART programmes


Monday 06 July 2020

Mina Mincheva, United Kingdom
Jackson Kirkman-Brown, United Kingdom
Conventional semen analysis
09:00 - 09:30
Core WHO values and fertility
Chris Barratt, United Kingdom
09:30 - 10:00
Why sperm EQA is essential?
Jose Antonio Castilla, Spain
10:00 - 10:30
Male urological assessment
Dolores J. Lamb, U.S.A.
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
Nicolás Garrido Puchalt, Spain
Nathalie Rives, France
A deeper view of natural male fertility
11:00 - 11:20
Female tract regulation of the fertilising sperm
Jackson Kirkman-Brown, United Kingdom
11:20 - 11:40
Sperm motility across species and how does this relate to humans?
Gerhard van der Horst, South Africa
11:40 - 12:00
Declining sperm quality – infertility for all?
B. Jégou, France
12:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch break
Michael Carroll, United Kingdom
Nicolás Garrido Puchalt, Spain
Sperm function beyond reaching the oocyte
13:30 - 14:00
Activation of the oocyte and beyond
Bjorn Heindryckx, Belgium
14:00 - 14:30
Consequences, uses and abuses of sperm DNA Damage
Nicolás Garrido Puchalt, Spain
14:30 - 15:00
Testicular aging, new mutations and heritable disease
Anne Goriely, United Kingdom
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
Ellen Goossens, Belgium
Mina Mincheva, United Kingdom
The future man / Gamete generator
15:30 - 16:00
Stem cells / A man in a dish
Nathalie Rives, France
16:00 - 16:30
Fatherhood and genetics
Mariana Martins, Portugal
16:30 - 17:00
Discussion of all content of day / Round Table - Led by Chairs