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MICHAEL ALPER
USA

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.

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CHRISTINA BERGH
Sweden

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.

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MATS BRÄNNSTRÖM
Sweden

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.

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DEMIÁN GLUJOVSKY
Argentina

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.

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DAVID KEEFE
USA

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.

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ANTONIO LA MARCA
Italy

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.

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SEBASTIAAN MASTENBROEK
The Netherlands

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.

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GUIDO PENNINGS
Belgium

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.

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ALAN PENZIAS
USA

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.

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ANJA PINBORG
Denmark

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.

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MINA POPOVIC
Spain

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.

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AMELIA RODRÍGUEZ-ARANDA
Spain

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.

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DENNY SAKKAS
USA

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.

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RITA VASSENA
Spain

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.

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ALINE LORENZON
Brazil