Preserving possibilities, restoring hope: advancements in fertility preservation and restoration

Precongress Course 4

SIG Fertility Preservation SIG Stem Cells   Special Interest Groups Fertility Preservation and Stem Cells

Course Coordinators

Michael Grynberg (France) and Mina Popovic (Spain)


Course type


Course description

This course aims to explore the landscape of fertility preservation and restoration, focusing on cutting-edge clinical treatments and their implications. From male fertility preservation to ovarian rejuvenation through platelet rich plasma therapy and stem cells treatments for restoring fertility in women, we will delve into the latest advancements, risks and long-term effects of these treatments.


Expected educational outcomes

By gaining a comprehensive understanding of these topics, participants will be empowered to provide optimal care and contribute to advancements in this field.


Target audience 

Scientists, researchers and healthcare professionals seeking in-depth knowledge of the latest advancements in fertility preservation and restoration.



Sunday 07 July 2024

Session 1: Fertility preservation for diverse indications
Kirsten Louise Tryde Macklon, Denmark
Susana M. Chuva de Sousa Lopes, The Netherlands
09:00 - 09:30
The risk of infertility associated with anticancer treatment
Speaker to be announced
09:30 - 09:45
09:45 - 10:15
Alternative etiologies requiring fertility preservation (e.g. benign hematological diseases, autoimmune diseases, gynecological or genetic disorders
Richard Anderson, United Kingdom
10:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
Session 2: Treatments for male fertility preservation
Jan-Bernd Stukenborg, Sweden
Rod Mitchell, United Kingdom
11:00 - 11:30
Clinical approaches for fertility preservation in boys
Christine Wyns, Belgium
11:30 - 11:45
11:45 - 12:15
Clinical approaches for fertility preservation in men
Aleksander Giwercman, Sweden
12:15 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch break
Session 3: Restoration of female fertility
Micha√ęl Grynberg, France
Mina Popovic, Spain
13:30 - 14:00
Exploring follicular activation with platelet rich plasma therapy
Emre Seli, U.S.A.
14:00 - 14:15
14:15 - 14:45
Stem cell and ovarian fragmentation treatments for restoring female fertility
Cesar Diaz-Garcia, United Kingdom
14:45 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
Session 4: Beyond the immediate: navigating the risks and challenges of preserving and restoring fertility
Isabelle Demeestere, Belgium
Francesca Gioia Klinger, Italy
15:30 - 16:00
Understanding the potential risks of fertility preservation 
Rod Mitchell, United Kingdom
16:00 - 16:15
16:15 - 16:45
The road to in vitro gametogenesis: are we getting there?
Anna Veiga, Spain
16:45 - 17:00