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Dr. Anuja Dokras (Clinician-USA)

Dr. Anuja Dokras is 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 Endocrinology Metabolism.

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. Dib Dutta (Clinician-UK)

Dr. Dib Dutta 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)


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

2nd March 2019 (Saturday)


Session: I (9:00 AM to 10:00 AM)
HALL - A HALL - B HALL - C HALL - D HALL - E HALL - F Embryology HALL - G HALL - H
Time Lapse Understanding origin of PCOS Hysteroscopy : ot setup and instrumentation Current standards in ART lab Understanding reproductive physiology in ART Basic ART Lab setup GCSF Prediction and risk factors
PGS Journey with PCOS Office hysteroscopy Time lapse monitoring systems Role of Androgens in ART Advanced ART Lab PRP and BAPC Managing the dreadful syndrome
Single embryo transfer: the way forward Ovarian stimulation strategies in PCOS Ashermans syndrome Polar body, Blastomere and Trophectoder m biopsy and its Clinical application Understanding early embryo development Accreditation of the ART Lab QA and QC Intralipid OHSS free Clinic
- - Hysteroscopic septal Resection : dos and donts Exome and genome sequencing in reproductive outcome Progesterone and IVF outcome - Endometrial Scatch Preventing OHSS: is agonist trigger with freeze all the best prevention ?

Session: II (10:00 AM to 11:00 AM)
HALL - A HALL - B HALL - C HALL - D HALL - E HALL - F Embryology HALL - G HALL - H
Past President Session Mixed Bag What’s New in Embryology Basics Endocrinolgy PGT & PGS Poor Responders Mixed Bag
Impact of low AMH in management of young infertile women New concept of Dual trigger Metabolomic Role of FSH and LH in ovarian stimulation Should prolactin be tested in both male and female infertility evaluation Preimplantation genetic testing PGT in the era of NGS AMH – now and then : are we more accurate today LGBTQ Sexual Evolution and Reproduction
PGD - PGS Hypogonadotrop ic Hypogonadism and ART Automation of the IVF Lab Role of gonadal and stress hormones Importance of thyroid screening and infertility Non invasive approach of PGS & PGD Different protocols in poor responders Ovarian rejuvenatione
Immunology of endometriosis Natural and Modified Natural cycles Spindle transfer Gametogenesis Vit D and infertility - current evidence PGT for borderline indications Adjuvants in poor responders Designer babies using Crispr
- Luteinized unruptured follicle Electronic Lab Witnessing Kisspeptin: the new player Testing the adrenal function Mosaicism - Incidence and its implication Poor responders: New strategies -
Session: III (11:00 AM to 12:00 PM)
HALL - A HALL - B HALL - C HALL - D HALL - E HALL - F Embryology HALL - G HALL - H
Mixed Bag ART therapies Mixed Bag LH in ART Mixed Bag Panel: Troubleshootin g in the Lab Panel: Stimula tion protocols in different case scenarios Debate
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Psychosocial needs of women and their partners after successful ART Endoscopy:art:stem cells - the fusion HCG as a luteal support. Is there a role? lh role in poor ovarian reserve Defining the polycystic ovary: AMH or ultrasound? - - Uterine transplantation versus surrogacy
The role of placental lipid metabolism in foetal growth following assisted reproduction The journey of follicles and endometrium in ART The strategic approach to ethical and affordable IVF Panel: Role of LH in ART Immunology and implantation - - Commercial Surrogacy: Yes/ No
The impact of social media on assisted reproduction Embryo Transfer Lipid Oil - Uterine adenomyosis and infertility - - -
- - Why mild stimulation is the future? - Past, Present and future of USG in Infertility - - -
Session: IV (12:00 PM to 1:00 PM)
- ORATION - - - - - -
Lunch: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Session: V (2:00 PM to 3:00 PM)
ASRM: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Panel: ectopic pregnancy - Diagnosis to management - thinking (OUT) of the box Company sponsored session Genetics in Infertility Company sponsored session USG debates EMBRYOLOG IST'S CONCERNS Panel: Troubleshooting in Embryo Transfer Male infertility
PGT - A for all Panelist Cromosomal mosacism in preimplantation embryo 3D USG - Is it required for all? - Empty follicle syndrome - Advances in decision making for evaluative of azoospermia
Endometrial Evaluation For All - Will non - invasive methods surpass invasive testing of gametes and embryos? The role of advanced ultrasound technology in improving outcomes in IVF cycles Endometrial enhancing agents in refractory endometrium - Yes/No Fertilization failure - what next? - Micro surgical correction of varicocoele and obstructive azoospermia : current clinical perspective
Blastocyst Transfer For All - Use of PGT-A for Aneuploidy PGS Doppler in infertility Day 2 versus day 3 embryo transfer Avoiding specimen mix ups - Micro TESE: an evolved effective procedure in the treatment of severe OAS
IVF For All - Next Generation Sequencing) to improve live birth rates - - Incubators and their maintenance - Endocrine stimulation for spermatogenesi s in azoospermia
Session: VI (3:00 PM to 4:00 PM)
Medicolegal: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM OOCYTE RETRIEVEL ISSRF session ASPIRE SESSION Endoscopy in ART GAMETES Panel: Multiple Pregnancy :from fetal reduction to managing complications Realities we must face
ART Bill letrozole in prevention of OHSS Global ART outcomes - Are we focussing more on the numbers Role of Genetic testing in the male Surgical Experience with Endometriosis in the Infertile Patient: Has the Paradigm Shifted?

WHO semen analysis - practical aspects Panelist Refractory endometrium?
Surrogacy Difficult oocyte retrieval Birth defects in ART pregnancies DNA fragmentation tests and clinical significance Treatment of Uterine Fibroids with Selective Progesterone Receptor Modulators in the Post-morcellation Era Sperm DNA fragmentation and their clinical significance - Risk of cancer in women and children after ART
Understanding PCPNDT - Dos and Dont’s Complications in OPU How not to treat male infertility Selecting the best sperm in OATS Which uterine abnormalities have to be treated prior to ART Oocyte morphology - ART in the elderly - is any age cut needed
- - - - Is pelvic endoscopy mandatory before ART?

Embryo grading - conventional - Empty follicle syndrome
Session: VII (4:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Intra Uterine Insemination Panel: Fertility Enhancing Endoscopy Mixed Bag Panel: Ovulation induction in different case scenarios WONDER DRUGS Panel: Journey from oocyte scanning to embryo transfer Panel: Medicolegal scenarios Mixed Bag
Ovulation stimulation for IUI - Development of microsurgery for infertility? - Myoinositol - - Mixed bag Tubal Evaluation - Current concepts
Clinical Aspects of IUI - Mullerian anomalies - Diagnosis and management - Metformin - - Budget IVF (Low cost IVF)
Improving Success Rates in IUI - Batch IVF - Cabergoline - - Ovarian stimulation protocols in women with cancer
Session: VIII (5:00 PM to 6:00 PM)
- New ISAR Executive Committee Meeting - - - - - -
Banquet: 7:00 PM Onward