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Dr. Anuja Dokras (Clinician-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. Arvind Chandra (Clinician-Germany)

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

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

Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Alia Tutor Chair in Reproductive Endocrinology

University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

Dr. Laurel Stadtmauer (Clinician-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. Rina Agarwal (Clinician-UK)

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.

Dr. Dib Dutta (Clinician-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. Stuart Campbell (Clinician-USA)

• 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

Mrs. Alexia Chatziparasidou (Embryologist-Greece)

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.

Prof. Nuno Costa Borges (Embryologist-Spain)

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 (Embryologist-Australia)

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.

Prof. Ri-Cheng Chian (Embryologist-Canada)

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.

Dr. Niels Briger Ramsing (Embryologist-Denmark)

Summary

Niels Birger Ramsing is Director for Strategic Product Development at Vitrolife A/S in Aarhus, Denmark. He was the Chief Scientific Officer of Unisense FertiliTech A/S prior to the Vitrolife acquisition and has a M.Sc. In Biostructural Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Microbial Ecology by the University of Aarhus, DK. He is the inventor of the EmbryoScope and project leader for the development of the EmbryoScope+.


Dr. Niels Birger Ramsing is currently the director for strategic product development in Vitrolife A/S. He joined Unisense FertiliTech A/S, Denmark, as the Chief Scientific Officer in 2004, which was subsequently acquired by Vitrolife AB in 2014. Prior to his work in the field of IVF he received his M.Sc. in Biostructural Chemistry as well as his Ph.D. in Microbial Ecology from the University of Aarhus, DK. Dr. Ramsing’s research expertise and interests span a diverse range of scientific disciplines: development of novel diagnostic tools and technologies, DNA chip technology using high affinity nucleotide analogues, development of microfluidic chip technology, quantitative molecular biology, microsensor technology. Relevant to the EmbryoScope Time-lapse system technology from Unisense FertiliTech, Dr. Ramsing has expertise in mathematical modelling and image analysis, as well as embryo selection knowledge pertaining to assisted reproduction applications. The breadth of his experience has been pivotal to the development of the EmbryoScope® Time-lapse imaging system.

During the early development of the EmbryoScope system, Dr. Ramsing worked closely with key opinion leaders in the ART field. Together with ART innovators like Dr. Lynette Scott at Fertility Centers of New England and Dr. Marcos Meseguer Escrivá from IVI, the system was elevated from a non-invasive and sensitive micosensor system that measures respiration rates of the developing embryo to a cutting-edge incubation platform with time-lapse imaging and assessment of morphokinetic milestones to aid in selection of the best embryos for transfer.

Dr. Ramsing has been a guest speaker at more than forty international conferences and laboratories across the globe. His publications exceed more than sixty articles accepted in international peer reviewed journals. Dr. Ramsing also has ten patent application families filed since 2002.


A short list of publications relevant to Assisted Reproduction Technologies:

Scott, L., Ramsing, N.B. 2007. Oocyte and embryo respiration rate measurements in a clinical setting – Potential to improve embryo selection? The Clinical Embryologist 10(2):5-9.

Scott, L., Berntsen, J., Davies D., Gudersen, J.K., Hill, J., Ramsing, N.B. 2008. Human oocyte respiration-rate measurement potential to improve oocyte and embryo selection. Reproductive BioMedicine Online, 17(4):461-469. Meseguer M, Herrero J, Tejera A, Hilligsøe KM, Ramsing NB, Remohí J. 2011 The use of morphokinetics as a predictor of embryo development. Hum Reprod. 26 (10):2658-71

Tejera A, Herrero J, de Los Santos MJ, Garrido N, Ramsing N, Meseguer M. 2011. Oxygen consumption is a quality marker for human oocyte competence conditioned by ovarian stimulation regimens. Fertil Steril. 96(3):618-623

Prof. Helene Russel (Scientist-USA)

Associate Director of Clinical Embryology & Andrology

Eastern Virginia Medical School ,Norfolk , USA

MUMBAI ATTRACTION

Taj Mahal Palace

Mumbai’s most famous landmark, this stunning hotel is a fairy-tale blend of Islamic and Renaissance styles, and India’s second-most photographed monument. It was built in 1903 by the Parsi industrialist JN Tata, supposedly after he was refused entry to nearby European hotels on account of being ‘a native’. Dozens were killed inside the hotel when it was targeted during the 2008 terrorist attacks, and images of its burning facade were beamed worldwide. The fully restored hotel reopened on Independence Day 2010.

Gateway Of India

The Gateway of India is one of India's most unique landmarks situated in the city of Mumbai. The colossal structure was constructed in 1924. Located at the tip of Apollo Bunder, the gateway overlooks the Mumbai harbor, bordered by the Arabian Sea in the Colaba district. The Gateway of India is a monument that marks India's chief ports and is a major tourist attraction for visitors who arrive in India for the first time. At one point of time, this monument represented the grandeur of the British Raj in India.

Kanheri Caves

Located within the forests of Sanjay Gandhi National Park at Borivali in Mumbai, Kanheri Caves are among the earliest cave temples in India along with Karla and Ajanta Caves. Chiseled out of massive basaltic rocks, the ancient monument has magnificent reliefs of Buddha and the Bodhisattvas. The caves were used by monks as residence during monsoon and for congregational prayers. Built between first century BCE and 10th century CE, the earliest caves were carved out at the same time as Ajanta.

Victoria Terminus (VT)

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus formerly Victoria Terminus, and better known by its abbreviation CST or Bombay VT, is a historic railway station in Mumbai which serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways. It is one of the busiest railway stations in India, and serves Central Railway trains terminating in Mumbai as well as the Mumbai suburban railway.

The station was designed by Frederick William Stevens, a consulting architect in 1887-1888.

Bandra Worli sea link

The Famous Bandra-Worli sea link is also known by the name Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link. It is a cable bridge that connects Bandra in the west of Mumbai to Worli which is in the southern part of the city. This bridge has helped in saving a lot of time for the passengers who travel from Bandra to Worli and vice versa. The bridge has concrete steel viaducts on either of its sides which strengths its base. This bridge in Mumbai is a perfect example of the brilliant engineering works done by the authorities.

Haji Ali Dargah

Haji Ali Dargah is one of the most popular religious places in Mumbai, visited by people of all religions alike. Haji Ali Dargah is one of India’s most famous and prestigious landmarks situated about 500 yards from the Mumbai shoreline in the middle of the Arabian Sea off Lala Lajpatrai Marg.The structure was erected on a set of high rising rocks and was given its present day shape in the early 19th century after the Trust was legally formed as an entity in 1916.

AROUND MUMBAI

Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar is a hill station in India's forested Western Ghats range, south of Mumbai. It features several elevated viewing points, such as Arthur’s Seat. West of here is centuries-old Pratapgad Fort, perched atop a mountain spur. East, Lingmala Waterfall tumbles off a sheer cliff. Colorful boats dot Venna Lake, while 5 rivers meet at Panch Ganga Temple to the north.

Mahabaleshwar is the source of the Krishna River that flows across Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Lonavala

Lonavala is a hill station surrounded by green valleys in western India near Mumbai. The Karla Caves and the Bhaja Caves are ancient Buddhist shrines carved out of the rock. They feature massive pillars and intricate relief sculptures. South of the Bhaja Caves sits the imposing Lohagad Fort, with its 4 gates. West of here is Bhushi Dam, where water overflows onto a set of steps during rainy season.
Present day Lonavla was a part of the Yadava dynasty.

Alibag

Alibag, also known as Alibaug, is a coastal town, just south of Mumbai, in western India. It’s known for its beaches like Alibag Beach and Varsoli Beach. Just offshore, 17th-century Kolaba Fort has carvings of tigers and elephants, and temples dedicated to Hindu gods. To the south, Portuguese-built Korlai Fort dates from 1521 and includes a lighthouse. The island fort of Janjira has high walls, turrets and cannons.
Alibag is a coastal town and municipal council in Raigad district of Maharashtra, India.

Khandala

Khandala is a hill station in the Western Ghats in the state of Maharashtra, India, about 3 kilometres from Lonavala and 7 kilometres from Karjat.
Khandala is located at one (top) end the Bhor Ghat, a major ghat on the road link between the Deccan Plateau and the Konkan plain. The ghat carries an extensive amount of road and rail traffic. The Mumbai-Pune Expressway, the main link between the major cities of Mumbai and Pune, passes through Khandala.

Matheran

Matheran is a hill station and a municipal council in Karjat Tahsilin the Raigad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The smallest hill station in India, it is located on the Western Ghats range at an elevation of around 800 m above sea level. It is about 90 km from Mumbai, and 120 km from Pune. Matheran's proximity to many metropolitan cities makes it a popular weekend getaway for urban residents. Matheran, which means "forest on the forehead" is an eco-sensitive region, declared by the Ministry of Environment.

Rajmachi Fort

Rajmachi Fort is a popular destination for nature lovers, trekkers and for outdoor campers. In the rainy season from mid-June to mid-October, this region is all the more beautiful with clouds, silvery water falls, streams, lush green forests and meadows.

Local families at Udhewadi on Fort Rajmachi welcome trekkers and nature lovers. The local families provide food and camping accommodation to the tourists. The tourism has enabled the local community to give up traditional occupations like agriculture and cattle rearing.