Bacterial or viral infection in males and reproductive health

Precongress Course 1

Andrology    Special Interest Group Andrology


Course coordinators

Nathalie Rives (France), Michael Carroll (United Kindgom), Nicolas Garrido Purchalt (Spain), Ellen Goossens (Belgium), Francesco Lotti (Italy), Aldona Mzyk (The Netherlands)


Course type

Advanced

 

Course description

The male genital tract is the target of several bacterial and viral infections that can have deleterious consequences not only in the males themselves but also in their partners, and progeny. Infections of the male genital tract can lead to infertility and sexual dissemination of major bacterial or viral pathogens including emerging viruses. The management of bacteriospermia and male viral infection (HIV, hepatitis B and C, human papilloma virus, ZIKA and SARS-CoV-2) during medically assisted reproduction (MAR) will also be discussed not only in a clinical point of view but also considering the MAR procedures.

 

Target audience

Urologists, Embryologists, Reproductive Endocrinologists, Clinicians in Reproductive Medicine, Basic scientists in Reproductive Medicine, Paramedicals, Nurses, Midwives

 

Educational needs and expected outcomes 

  • To be able to perform the diagnosis of bacterial infectious in the male genital tract
  • To be able to perform the diagnosis of viral infectious in males and to identify the consequences of the male reproductive health
  • To be able to manage bacterial infectious in the male genital tract within the context of MAR To be able to mange viral infectious in males within the context of MAR


At the end of the course, the participants should be able to:

  • Understand the physiology and physiopathology of bacterial or viral infection of the male genital tract including the testes
  • Acquire knowledge on specific bacterial infections that can impair semen parameters and male fertility
  • Acquire knowledge on specific viral infections that can impair semen parameters and male fertility
  • Acquire knowledge on the management of males with bacterial infection requiring Medically Assisted Reproduction
  • Acquire knowledge on the management of males with viral infection requiring Medically Assisted Reproduction
  • Acquire knowledge on emerging viruses and their potential impact on male genital tract

 

Innovative aspects of the course

The course will discuss up-to-date knowledge on bacterial and virus infections that can affect the male reproductive tract and consequently the reproductive health considering also several new emerging viruses. This aspect of male reproductive health has not been addressed for many years.

 

Programme



Sunday 07 July 2024

Session 1: bacterial infections and the male genital tract
Chairs
Francesco Lotti, Italy
Nathalie Rives, France
09:00 - 09:30
Bacteriospermia: diagnosis and treatment, impact on semen parameters, spontaneous fertility outcome and male urogenital tract
Eugenio Ventimiglia, Italy
09:30 - 10:00
Focus on intracellular microorganisms in semen of infertile males: diagnosis and treatment, impact on semen parameters, spontaneous fertility outcome and male urogenital tract
Milos Stojanov, Switzerland
10:00 - 10:30
Discussion
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
Session 2: viral infections and the male genital tract
Nicolás Garrido Puchalt, Spain
Chair invited, but not yet confirmed
11:00 - 11:30
The odyssey of viruses in the male genital tract
Nathalie Dejucq-Rainsford, France
11:30 - 11:45
Discussion
11:45 - 12:15
Human papilloma virus in semen: diagnosis, clinical and prognostic significance
Alberto Ferlin, Italy
12:15 - 12:30
Discussion
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch break
Session 3: testis damage and emerging viruses
Francesco Lotti, Italy
Aldona Mzyk, The Netherlands
13:30 - 14:00
Zika virus infection and the male reproductive system physiology
Christophe Pasquier, France
14:00 - 14:15
Discussion
14:15 - 14:45
An update on the impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection on male fertility and sexuality
Giovanni Corona, Italy
14:45 - 15:00
Discussion
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
Session 4: bacteria or viruses in males and medically assisted reproduction
Nicolás Garrido Puchalt, Spain
Nathalie Rives, France
15:30 - 15:50
MAR in Males with Bacteriospermia
Florence Boitrelle, France
15:50 - 16:00
Discussion
16:00 - 16:20
MAR in males with viral infection
Edgar Vasile Mocanu, Ireland
16:20 - 16:30
Discussion
16:30 - 17:00
Discussion of all content of day