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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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MICHEL DE VOS
Belgium

Michel De Vos is Senior Medical Director and an associate professor at the Centre for reproductive Medicine at University Hospital Brussels.

His current research activities are focused on reproductive endocrinology, polycystic ovary syndrome, in vitro maturation of oocytes and fertility preservation. He was recognized as a subspecialist in reproductive medicine and surgery by the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG).

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DÉSIRÉE GARCÍA
Spain

BSc Pharmacy (UMH). MSc Clinical Research (UMH). MSc Research Methodology and Statistics (UAB). Ph.D. Public Health (UB). Scientific Coordinator at Eugin Clinic Barcelona. Technical Secretary at Eugin Research Ethics Committee.

Her main interests are the methodology and design of clinical trials and ethical aspects of research. Her current research mainly focusses on fertility knowledge and awareness in the society, improvement of treatment protocols used in IVF, and patient experience.

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AGUSTÍN GARCÍA PEIRO
Spain

Agustín García Peiró is the Founder and Director of Barcelona Male Infertility Center (CIMAB). He is also director of some doctoral thesis.

His research interests are based on the male infertility and the study of the spermatozoid DNA. He has published many articles in fertility journals, and has been speaker at international and national congresses.

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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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GEORG GRIESINGER
Germany

Georg Griesinger is a full Professor at Luebeck University, and chairman at the Department of Gynaecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine, University Hospital of Schleswig-Holstein.

His research interests include the endocrinology of ovarian stimulation, evidence-based medicine in reproductive health care, epidemiological studies in IVF, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, and basic aspects of folliculogenesis and cryopreservation of human ovarian tissue. He has been an Associate Editor for many reproductive medicine journals. He is currently sction editor for Reproductive Biomedicine Online and editor in-chief at Gynaekologische Endokrinologie.

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JUAN JOSÉ GUILLÉN
Spain

Juan José Guillén is an Assistant Doctor in the Assisted Reproduction Department of Clínica Eugin Barcelona since 2000. He has the degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Barcelona, and he is specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Currently he is in charge of the Eugin Clinic`s Egg donation program and for the Reproductive Genetics unit. Since 2017, he is the coordinator of Gynaecologic Endocrinology and Reproduction Section of the Catalan Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He is also a member of the working group “Donation of gametes and embryos” belonging to the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF), group that in July 2019 published the “Genetic screening in donation of gametes” guide.

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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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KARINNA LATTES
Spain

Dr. Karinna Lattes obtained her degree in Medicine in 2002. She then pursued a Master’s Degree in Cell Physiology in 2005.

Dr. Lattes completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2010, and obtained a Master’s Degree in Human Reproductive Medicine from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 2012. She obtained her PhD in 2019, with a doctoral thesis on reproductive outcomes of fresh versus frozen embryo transfers. She is currently a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility consultant at CIRH, where she has been working since 2012. She is also the scientific coordinator for the clinic and has published her research articles in specialty journals like Fertility and Sterility and Human Reproduction, among others.

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KERSTI LUNDIN
Sweden

She has published a large number of articles and chapters in international scientific journals and books and presented at many international congresses.

She is a lecturer on courses for medical and biology students and laboratory staff, midwifes and medical doctors in Sweden and Europe, and has been involved in the start and running of both the Swedish and the Nordic IVF Laboratory Associations. She has been a member of the ESHRE executive committee, coordinator of the ESHRE Embryology certification committee, coordinator of the ESHRE Special Interest Group of Embryology, and chairman of ESHRE 2015-2017. His research interests are reproductive aging, oocyte dysfunction, telomeres, meiosis, stem cells, oocytes, genome integrity and stem cell biology.

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NICK MACKLON
Denmark

Nick Macklon is professor and head of department in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Southampton.

He’s also the director of Complete Fertility Centre Southampton and honorary professor of periconceptional medicine at University Medical Centre Utrecht. His research activities focus on developing novel means of assessing and modulating endometrial receptivity in the human, embryo-endometrial interactions, and periconceptional determinants of health. Professor Macklon has published more than 100 Pubmed cited articles, and two books, IVF in the Medically Complicated Patient and Textbook of Periconceptional Medicine. He is the past chairman of the ESHRE Special Interest Group on reproductive endocrinology, and also Founding Board member of the Dutch Society of Reproductive Medicine. Nowadays, he is editorial board member of Reproduction, Fertility and Sterility and Reproductive Biomedicine Online.

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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
Belgium

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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AÏDA PUJOL
Spain

Dr. Aïda Pujol obtained her PhD in Cellular Biology from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in 2005 with a thesis on preimplantation cytogenetic analysis, analyzing both numerical and structural chromosomal abnormalities.

She also holds a MS in Reproductive Biology and Assisted Reproduction Techniques and is an ESHRE certified Senior Embryologist.
Dr. Pujol has been a member of the embryology team at Clínica EUGIN from 2001 to February 2016, where she was in charge of coordinating the PGD program. She is currently the deputy director of CIRH laboratories, a clinic performing several thousand ART treatments yearly. Dr. Pujol research interests involve preimplantation diagnosis and screening, and the application of controlled laboratory practices to improve ART outcomes. Dr. Pujol has published 12 articles in high ranking journals and actively participates in research and educational activity. She has also been a speaker at international meetings, including oral communications at ESHRE in 2015 and 2016.

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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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PIETRO SANTULLI
France

Pietro Santulli is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He is in charge of the fertility surgery and the ART unit in the department of Gynaecology Obstetrics II and Reproductive Medicine at Cochin University Hospital in Paris.

His main research activities are related with the endometriosis and endometriosis-related infertility: basic research on molecular immunologic and inflammatory bases; clinical research on the assessment and management; and clinical research on gynaecology surgery and assisted reproductive technologies in infertility. Related with this, he authored and co-authored about 80 original articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

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EDGARDO SOMIGLIANA
Italy

Edgardo Somigliana is the head of the Infertility unit of the Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, and Associate professor in Obstetrics and gynaecology at the Milán University.

His research activities focus on the endometriosis, infertility and PMA. But he also investigates about other areas such as the VIH infection in pregnancy, uterine fibroids, urinary incontinence, obstetric diseases and obstetric emergencies management in areas with limited resources. He collaborates with the National Cancer Institute, where he works in oncofertility and the fertility preservation.

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SESH SUNKARA
UK

Sesh Sunkara is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Reproductive Medicine at King’s College London based at the Assisted Conception Unit, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. She is a Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery having initially specialised in general Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr Sunkara has published several peer reviewed research papers and authored several book chapters in the field of Reproductive Medicine. She has organized several national and international symposia and workshops. Dr Sunkara is a member of the ESHRE Guideline Development Group (GDG) for Ovarian Stimulation in IVF.

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GUSTAVO TISCORNIA
Spain

Gustavo Tiscornia is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Medicine at University of Algarve. Dr Tiscornia’s recent work has focused on iPSc disease models of Gaucher Disease and Tay Sachs disease, both lysosomal storage disorders.

He is also interested in the related concept of trans differentiation, an approach where reprogramming techniques are used to induce direct cell phenotype transitions without passing thorough an intermediate pluripotent state. In particular, he will be focusing on direct trans differentiation of adult human cells to the pancreatic beta cell lineage, an approach aimed at developing cell

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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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FILIPPO ZAMBELLI
Spain

Filippo Zambelli is a researcher in Clinica Eugin laboratory. He studied a bachelor in biotechnology in the University of Bologna, and then he got a master degree in molecular biotechnology.

In 2018 he did the doctoral degree in Biomedical Sciences and Molecular and cellular Biotechnology. He is usually invited to many international congresses to do oral communications, such as the ESHRE. He is member of important societies: ISSCR, BeSSCR, World Mitochondria Society and ESHRE. And he has written book chapters and many publications for scientific journals and magazines.

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