Dr. Michael Alper is a reproductive endocrinologist at Boston IVF and a Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School. He specializes in all aspects of fertility care. He is one of the co-founders of Boston IVF.
His researches are dedicated to improving the efficiency of fertility treatments. He contributes to infertility articles, abstracts, letters, and actively lectures at scientific meetings throughout the world. He is the author of “The Boston IVF Handbook of Infertility”.
Dr. Alper is also an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School, where he teaches the next generation of fertility experts and performs crucial research to improve future care.
Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1985, defended her thesis, dealing with human follicular development 1993. Professor Obstetrics and Gynecology with focus on Evidence Based Medicine, 2009 Inst of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, Göteborg University, Sweden.
Head of the Health Technology Assessment unit, Västra Götaland and Head of the National Quality Registry of Assisted Reproduction in Sweden. Have been supervising 10 PhD doctors. Main research area: Quality and safety in assisted reproduction technology, Single embryo transfer, Children follow up after ART, Embryo selection, Obesity in ART, Quality of care. 174 original publications and systematic reviews/reviews.Read more
Mats Brännström is Professor and Chairman Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. He is also the President of the International Society of Uterus Transplantation (ISUTx).
His research activities include female reproductive health, and translational and clinical research. His current research is about improving diagnostics, treatment and postoperative care for a number of common female health issues by performing experimental, clinical and epidemiological studies.Read more
Demián Glujovsky is Director and Founder of Fertility Argentina, the international patient’s unit of CEGYR in Buenos Aires. He is specialist in reproductive medicine.
His research activities are about ovodonation, in vitro fertilization, assisted fertilization, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, reception of ovules of the couple, ovules freezing and reiterated implantation failure. He published more than 30 articles and scientific researches. He is usually invited as speaker in many international conferences and workshops. He works on the development of tools that facilitate shared-decision aid between patients and doctors, making strong the democratization of knowledge by doctors.Read more
Doctor David Keefe is an obstetrician-gynaecologist in New York, and is affiliated with NYU Langone Hospitals. He is specialized in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and in gynaecology.
His research interests are reproductive aging, oocyte dysfunction, telomeres, meiosis, stem cells, oocytes, genome integrity and stem cell biology.Read more
ANTONIO LA MARCA
Antonio La Marca is Associate Professor at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. He is specialist in Gynaecology and Obstetrics.
He is involved in clinical programs related to medically assisted procreation, fertility preservation, gynaecological endocrinology and mini-invasive surgery. His methodologies for measuring ovarian reserve and their use in therapy personalization are currently considered the international standard.Prof. La Marca has an intense teaching activity, teaching in various degree courses and participating as a speaker in numerous international conferences. He is author or co-author of 128 articles published on peer-reviewed journals and authored many chapters on national and international textbooks. He has been Invited speaker in more than a hundred international congresses.He is involved in several phase 3 and 4 trials as Principal Investigator and is recipient of many research funds competitively assigned. He is active member of many national and international professional and scientific societies and consultant for Italian Ministry of Health for the female fertility related issues.Read more
Sebastiaan Mastenbroek is an Assistant Professor and Senior Clinical Embryologist at the Academic Medical Centre of the University of Amsterdam.
His research is focus in preimplantation genetic screening (PGS). He has written many articles about it that caused controversy on the use of PGS. From a broader perspective, he is interested in ovarian aging, early human development, implantation, assisted reproductive techniques and evidence-based laboratory practice.Read more
Guido Pennings is professor of ethics and bioethics at Ghent University (Belgium) and director of the Bioethics Institute Ghent (BIG).
He has published extensively on ethical problems associated with medically assisted reproduction and genetics including sex selection, gamete donation, stem cell research, fertility preservation, and preimplantation genetic diagnosis. He is past coordinator of the Special Interest Group on Ethics and Law of the ESHRE, member of the National Advisory Committee on Bioethics in Belgium, and chair of the Federal Commission on Scientific Research on Embryos in vitro.Read more
Alan Penzias is a reproductive endocrinologist at Boston IVF and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.
He is double board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He specializes in all aspects of infertility care. He has worked as a clinician and research scientist in reproductive medicine for 25 years. His principal research interests focus on quality and improving treatment outcomes through evidence-based medicine. Dr. Penzias has published more than 100 research and clinical texts, including more than 50 original peer-reviewed papers, as well as multiple reviews, books and book chapters. He is a member of the World Health Organization Infertility Global Guidelines and Research Group and he is also an associate editor and member of the Editorial Board of Fertility and Sterility and Emeritus Editorial Board of Reproductive Biomedicine Online.Read more
Anja Pinborg is specialist in reproductive medicine and professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Fertility Centre, Hvidovre Hospital, University of Copenhagen.
Her research activities include reproductive epidemiology, quality and safety in ART and children follow-up. Related with this, she published 150 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, seven book chapters and several editorials and opinion letters. In her career she has received a lot of awards, such as “The best oral presentation” in ESHRE 2006. She is a current member of ESHRE, as national representative for Denmark, and she also was the chairman for the Nordic Fertility Society. Anja is the current scientific editor in chief for the Danish Medical Journal.Read more
Mina Popovic is an embryologist and PhD researcher in Reproductive Medicine Ghent University Hospital.
Her research involved the establishment and optimization of in vitro models of human peri-implantation development, derivation and differentiation of human embryonic stem cells, as well as low input DNA and RNA next generation sequencing. She won the Fertility Society of Australia Exchange Award, ESHRE 2017, and the Belgian Society for Reproductive Medicine Award for Best Presentation at the 40TH Annual Meeting, 2018. She is Fertility Society of Australia member, Senior Deputy ESHRE Special Interest Group Stem Cells and ESHRE member.Read more
Amelia Rodríguez-Aranda obtained her medical degree in 2001 and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2006 at the University of Seville, Spain.
She then trained in reproductive medicine in several clinics in New York, Rome and Madrid before joining Clínica Ginemed, a Reproduction and Gynaecological Centre in Seville in 2006. In 2010, she joined Clínica Eugin in Barcelona, where she is Medical Director since March 2013; in 2016, her director duties expanded to all clinics of the Eugin Group.
Her main research interests are ART technique training and the application of new ultrasound technologies to human reproduction. She earned her PhD on “Training in ART” in the UB University of Barcelona in June 2017. She has co-authored multiple research papers in international scientific journals and is a regular speaker at national and international meetings.
Denny Sakkas is Scientific Director at Boston IVF and remains as an Associate Professor at the Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Sciences at the Yale University School of Medicine.
He has published more than 100 peer reviewed manuscripts and 30 chapters in the field of fertilization, early embryo development and male infertility. He is internationally recognized, having organized conferences and workshops on reproduction related topics, and is frequently invited as a speaker at major conferences worldwide. He is currently on the Editorial Board of 5 leading journals, including Human Reproduction Update and Reproduction.Read more
Rita Vassena received a DVM and PhD from the University of Milan, Italy. She completed her postdoctoral training at the Fels Institute for Cancer Research, Philadelphia, where she focused her work on the early events of chromatin remodeling after somatic cell nuclear transfer.
She has been a researcher at the Center of Regenerative Medicine in Barcelona – Spanish National Stem Cell Bank, where she focused her studies on the developmental competence of human embryos, as well as studying pluripotency in embryonic and induced stem cells. ince 2011 she is the Scientific Director of the EUGIN Group, where she coordinates the international research in the area of human IVF, and directs the basic research laboratory, located in Barcelona. Dr.Vassena has co-authored more than 60 research papers in several high ranking journals and is a frequent speaker at international meetings. She was the Coordinator of the Special Interest Group for stem cells of ESHRE (European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology), and is currently serving as an Executive Member of the same society.Read more
Aline Lorenzon obtained her bachelor degree in Biological Sciences in 2007 from Institute of Biosciences, University of São Paulo, Brazil.
She was trained in embryology at Huntington Medicina Reprodutiva in 2008. She earned her PhD on “The possible role of a new Endoplasmic Reticulum stress marker in human placenta” from Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of São Paulo, Brazil (2014), doing part of her work at the University of California San Francisco, UCSF, USA (2010-2011). She continued her studies in ER stress and pregnancy as post-doctoral fellow at University of São Paulo (2014-2017) and the University of Cambridge, UK (2017). She is the Scientific Coordinator at Huntington Medicina Reprodutiva, Brazil, since 2018.Read more
SESH KAMAL SUNKARA
Sesh Kamal Sunkara is a Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery.
She specialised in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and is a Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG), UK. She undertook translational research in Reproductive Medicine at the Assisted Conception Unit, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London which formed the basis for her Research degree in Reproductive Medicine; Doctor of Medicine (MD) awarded by King’s College London. She has dual accreditation with the UK General Medical Council as a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology as well as Reproductive Medicine. She worked as a Consultant gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine at the Aberdeen Fertility Centre, University of Aberdeen before moving to Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals to set up a new IVF service. In addition to her clinical work, she has published in the field of Reproductive Medicine and authored several book chapters. She has organised and participated in several national and international symposia and workshops in the field of Reproductive Medicine. She is Associate Editor for Human Reproduction, the journal by the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). She is on the executive board for the RCOG – Reproductive Medicine Clinical Studies Group, which is actively involved in supporting multi-centre research studies in the UK.Read more
Professor Ettore Cicinelli specialises in Gynaecology and Obstetrics at the University of Bari.
He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Biophysical and Biochemical Monitoring of the Fetus and has in-depth knowledge in the field of Endoscopy and Gynaecological Endocrinology. He deals with the treatment of gynaecological tumours and the physiopathology of reproduction. He is currently Full Professor at the University of Bari and Director of the II Operative Unit of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at the Policlinic of Bari. In addition to being the author of over 400 scientific publications and 2 monographs, he is also a founding member and member of the Board of Directors of the Italian Menopause Society.Read more