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Dr. Anuja Dokras (USA)

Dr. Dokrasis thepast President of the AE-PCOS society, an international society focused on supporting education and research related to all aspects of androgen excess disorders. She is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania in the division of reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She is also the Medical Director of the Reproductive Surgical Facility and Director of the Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Program at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a board certified specialist in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive endocrinology. She is also the Director of the PENN PCOS center, a multi-disciplinary center providing care to adolescents and women at all ages with PCOS. Her research focuses on long term cardiovascular risks, fertility outcomes and mood disorders in PCOS and has been funded by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and National Institutes of Health. She She is Associate Editor of Journal of Clinical EndocrinologyMetabolism.

Dr. Christos Coutifaris (USA)
Imm. Past President of ASRM

Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Alia Tutor Chair in Reproductive Endocrinology

University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

Prof. Stuart Campbell (UK)
Consultant & director of Ultrasound Create Fertility UK

• Professor Campbell is the former Academic Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at both Kings College Hospital and St George’s Hospital Medical School, London

• He is the first President of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG)

• He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Scientific Medical Journal ‘Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology’

• Professor Campbell is an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

• He is a Doctor of Science of London University

Dr. Dib Dutta (UK)

Dr. Dib Datta is a Consultant Obstetrician &Gynecologist at the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, England.

In addition to his role as the College Tutor, he was an elected Member of the Council of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (RCOG) during 2012 to 2016, having served in its Board of Trustees for the same duration. He was the Council Representative on the RCOG Finance & Executive Committee and an appointed member of its Appointments and Remuneration Committee during 2012 to 2015.

He continues to be on the executive committee of the RCOG’s initiative in Tanzania and South Africa, ‘Towards Safe Choices’, a program delivering safe and effective contraception in Tanzania and South Africa. He has been a spokesperson for the RCOG for the media for quite some time.

Dib has been honored both nationally and internationally, with numerous prizes and citations, including the RCOG Historical Lectureship in 2011 and the Hind Rattan Award, India in 2010. He is a guest speaker at many national and international conferences.

Prof. Helena Russell (USA)

Associate Director of Clinical Embryology & Andrology

Eastern Virginia Medical School ,Norfolk , USA

Dr. Laurel Stadtmauer (USA)

Dr. Stadtmauer is currently a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Stadtmauer is fully trained in minimally-invasive endoscopic and robotic surgery. Her particular clinical interests are in infertility, uterine fibroids and anomalies and polycystic ovary syndrome. She authored book chapters and has published more than 50 in peer review journals.

Dr. Arvind Chandra

Director of Deutsche Klinik Bad Muender and Hannover Amedes AG, Germany Medical Director of Morpheus IVF Group, India

Hannover Area, Germany
Medical Practice

Current Medical Director at Deutsche Klinik Bad Muender, Amedes AG
Past Medical Doctor at Deutsche Klinik Bad Muender Hannover, Scientific Assistant and gynecologist at Universitäts Frauenklinik Hamburg Eppendorf
Education Universität Hamburg

Prof. Ri-Cheng Chian (Canada)
MSc, Ph.D.

Professor Ri-Cheng Chian is Director at Center for Reproductive Medicine, Shanghai 10th People’s Hospital of Tongji University, P. R. of China. Before joining the current position, Dr. Chian was an Associate Professor with Tenure at McGill University’s Division of Reproductive Biology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology located in Montreal, Canada.

Dr. Chian is the key person in the development of in vitro maturation (IVM) of human oocytes for clinical application and for cryopreservation of human oocytes which resulted in pregnancies and live births at McGill University Health Center (MUHC) in Canada. He has patents and products licensed with several companies as well.

Dr. Chian published more than 200 research papers in journals and gave presentations at many international/regional conferences. Dr. Chian edited three books and contributed to various book chapters. As an invited guest speaker, Dr. Chian delivered lectures in many different societies and countries. Dr. Chian was a former Associate Editor for the journal, Human Reproduction, Journal of Assisted Reproduction & Genetics, and an Editorial Board Member for two other journals. Dr. Chian is acting as a reviewer for many other scientific journals including Fertility and Sterility, Human Reproduction, Biology of Reproduction, Reproductive BioMedicine Online, Endocrinology, The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, The Lancet and BMJ, etc.

Dr. Chian’s research interests are focused on 1) The mechanism of oocyte maturation and activation; 2) Simplification of infertility treatment; and 3) Fertility cryopreservation.

Dr. Chian speaks English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and has some knowledge of French.

Prof. Nuno Costa Borges

Nuno Costa-Borges is an embryologist that has been involved in both research and clinical practice for over 15 years. As a PhD fellow of the Portuguese national funding agency for science, Nuno spent several years developing strategies to improve the efficiency of animal cloning, having accomplished the first animals successfully cloned in Spain in 2009. After finishing his PhD at the University Autonomous of Barcelona, he joined the embryology team of IVI Barcelona, where he has worked as a clinical embryologist. Later on, he co-founded Embryotools, where he has been devoted on offering training and consulting services to the IVF community worldwide. Additionally, as scientific director of Embryotools, Nuno has also been committed to the development of new IVF techniques, such as, the flicking method for the biopsy of blastocysts or spindle transfer for mitochondrial replacement in oocytes and embryos. Nuno’s work has led to several peer-reviewed publications and he has been invited speaker in numerous international conferences and scientific meetings, as well as awarded with prestigious prizes and grants.

Dr. Steven D Fleming

Dr Steven D Fleming is Director of Embryology at ORIGIO a/s. After completing his PhD in 1987, he undertook postdoctoral research with Dr Chris O'Neill in the Human Reproduction Unit of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. From 1993-1997 he was appointed Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Nottingham in England, where he established the world's first Master's degree in Assisted Reproduction Technology with Dr Simon Fishel as well as a Summer School with Prof Lars Hamberger at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. From 1998-2008 he was the Scientific Director of Westmead Fertility Centre at Westmead Hospital in Sydney and was appointed Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Sydney. From 2008-2013 he was a founding Director of Assisted Conception Australia at Greenslopes Private Hospital in Brisbane and a Senior Fellow at the University of Queensland. He is the recipient of research grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation, the Fertility Society of Australia and the University of Sydney. He is an author and editor of several books, book chapters and numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Mrs. Alexia Chatziparasidou

Mrs. Alexia Chatziparasidou is a clinical embryologist with long experience of more than 30,000 IVF cycles. Her scientific interests focus mainly on the application of modern fertility preservation techniques. In 2007, Mrs Chatziparasidou completed her M.Sc. on Clinical Embryology with honors at the University of Leeds, and was certified in 2008 by ESHRE.  In 2004, she founded Embryolab, a modern state of art assisted reproduction unit, and has been the director of it since then. Since 2013 she is a co- founder of the Embryolab Academy.

Dr. Rina Agarwal

It gives us great pleasure to invite you as faculty for the 24 th ISAR annual conference arranged by the Maharashtra chapter of the Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction (MSR) in association with the Mumbai Obstetrics & Gynecological Society (MOGS ) which will be held in Mumbai , India on 1, 2 and 3 rd of march 2019 at the 5 tar Grand Hyatt Hotel , Mumbai , India. We would like to request you to fly in on thursday feb 28 th and fly out on sunday march 3rd night . We will be taking care of registration for the conference As this is the National Conference , we would be unable to take care of your travel/stay . I would like you to inform me as soon as is possible whether you would be available to attend the conference .Please note that visa is required to come to India . It is best to come on a tourist visa rather than on conference visa . You will need to provide proof of air travel , as well as stay(we will provide you with the hotel accommodation information ). Of course i do not need to tell you all this as you are a part of us.

I would also like you all to post your passport size photo with four line cv , which i want to put in the brochure and web site .Please end me list of four talks of your choice to select from Please treat this as urgent . The conference will hopefully turn out to be big with 2000 participants , 30 plus international faculty and 600 national faculty . looking forward to an early response.

WELCOME MESSAGE

Dear Friends,

It gives us immense pleasure to welcome you all to the 24th Annual ISAR Conference 2019, in Mumbai. Undoubtedly, this annual event is one of the largest Gynecological conferences of the year.

This year, the conference is more broad based and deals with fertility management and a lot more beyond it, so that whether you are practicing infertility or Obstetrics and Gynecology, we have something for you. On Friday 1st March, 2019, there will be workshops which will be held by the prestigious national & international organizations like Maharashtra State Chapter of ISAR (MSR), FOGSI Infertility Committee, Mumbai Obstetrics and Gynecological Society (MOGS), American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS), Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE) and The International Society for Mild Approaches in Assisted Reproduction (ISMAAR). Other organizations such as World Endometriosis Society (WES), Indian Association of Gynecological Endoscopists (IAGE) will be participating in this conference. For the first time, Indian Fertility Society (IFS), Association of Clinical Embryologist (ACE) and Indian Society for the Study of Reproduction & Fertility (ISSRF) have been invited to present at this conference!! A total of 13 national and international organizations will be involved in this conference, truly a first in itself.

On 2nd and 3rd March, 2019 there will be focused scientific sessions, panel discussions, trilogies and you would witness a large number of learned international (30 plus) & national (400 plus) faculty. The academics promise to be cutting edge and the social programmes will be unique and full of surprises. The glamourous Mumbai glitterati will be gracing the conference. We have made all efforts to make this event a memorable one.

We look forward to welcoming you all to Mumbai for a wonderful 3 days of learning, catching up with old friends, making new ones and enjoying the fellowship and the fun filled grand banquet at the magnificent Grand Hyatt Hotel. The icing on the cake will be the Celebrity Bollywood actors and singers who will be gracing the occasion!!

Looking forward to meeting you in Mumbai this March…
Dr. Hrishikesh D Pai
Organising Chairman
Dr. Nandita Palshetkar
Organising Chairperson
Dr. Rishma Pai
Organising Chairperson
Dr. Sunita Tandulwadkar
Organising Chairperson

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS

MSR (Maharashtra Chapter of ISAR)
ISAR (Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction)
MOGS (Mumbai Obstetrics & Gynecological Society)
IAGE (Indian Association of Gynaecological Endoscopists)
ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine)
IFFS (International Federation of Fertility Societies)
ASPIRE (Asia Pacific initiative on Reproductin)
ISMAAR (The Internationa Society for Mild Approaches in Assisted Reproduction)
WES (World Endometriosis Society)
Infertility Committee of FOGSI

Venue:

Grand Hyatt Mumbai

Bandra Kurla Complex Vicinity,
Off Western Express Highway,
Santacruz East, Mumbai,
Maharashtra 400055