Are we ready for the future of Male Fertility Creation & Preservation

Precongress Course 1

Andrology Special Interest Group Andrology

Course coordinators
Nicolas Garrido Puchalt (Spain), Jackson Kirkman-Brown (United Kingdom), Richard Anderson (United Kingdom), Ellen Goossens (Belgium), Mina Mincheva (Germany), Michael Carroll (United Kingdom)

Course type


Course description
In this course we aim to provide balanced discussion and information around emerging techniques and technologies to preserve, salvage or even create male fertility.


Target audience
All clinicians, counsellors, scientists, IVF laboratory technicians and paramedicals interested in infertility treatment.


Educational needs and expected outcomes 

  • Provoke thought and debate on and around emerging options for male patients with fertility threats in ART
  • Discuss risks and possible effects on child health
  • Explore different meanings and concepts of parenthood
  • Examine what options can be offered to male patients now to preserve fertility, providing an update and overview on current best practice
  • Consider the patient view and psychological implications and effects in and beyond fertility preservation



Monday 28 June 2021

Session 1: Fertility creation
Chair invited, but not yet confirmed
Chair invited, but not yet confirmed
09:00 - 09:30
Gametes from general stem cells – could we, should we?
Speaker invited, but not confirmed
09:30 - 10:00
Germline gene editing to treat male infertility
Kyle Orwig, U.S.A.
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
Session 2: Preserving early fertility potential 
Chair invited, but not yet confirmed
Chair invited, but not yet confirmed
11:00 - 11:30
Medical treatment as an alternative strategy to preserve male fertility before cancer treatment
Rod Mitchell, United Kingdom
11:30 - 12:00
How to set up a fertility preservation program
Rod Mitchell, United Kingdom
12:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch break
13:30 - 14:00
Spermatogonial stem cells: preserving male reproductive potential
Ans van Pelt, The Netherlands
14:00 - 14:30
Fixing sex chromosome abnormalities in the germ cell line
James Turner, United Kingdom
14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
Session 3: Male fertility preservation beyond oncology
Chair invited, but not yet confirmed
Chair invited, but not yet confirmed
15:30 - 16:00
Testicular trauma, fertility in the emergency room
Jackson Kirkman-Brown, United Kingdom
16:00 - 16:30
Cryopreservation of low numbers of sperm
Nicolás Garrido Puchalt, Spain
16:30 - 17:00
17:00 - 17:15
Summary of the campus workshop
Nicolás Garrido Puchalt, Spain