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THURSDAY 24TH APRIL | PRE-CONGRESS COURSE
08:30-13:00 MODERN ANDROLOGY APPROACHES INTO AN ART UNIT
SESSION 1: How to treat male infertility in the current knowledge context
Chairs:
Craig Niederberger, Nicolás Garrido
8.30-8.40 Introduction
Nicolás Garrido ( Spain )
8.40-9.00 Hormonal treatment of male infertility severe cases, does it worth the effort?
Aldo Calogero ( Italy )
9.10-9.30 How does ultrasound in the male fit within an ART center?
Francesco Lotti ( Italy )
9.40-10.00 To what extent are advanced sperm selection methods (really) useful in boosting reproductive outcomes?
Sam Lepine ( New Zealand )
10.10-10.30 Intervening on daily habits to improve male fertility 
Albert Salas-Huetos ( Spain )
10.40-11.10 COFFEE BREAK
SESSION 2: How to diagnose male infertility and its consequence
Chairs:
Jim Hotaling, Peter Schlegel
11.10-11.30 Epigenetics in sperm, involvement on reproductive outcomes and future children’s health
Michael Skinner ( USA )
11.40-12.00 Genetic variants related with severe infertility phenotypes in the male and its potential clinical use.
David Carmona ( Spain )
12.10-12.30

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Vadim Osadchiy  ( USA )

12.40-13.00 Looking for the needle in the haystack: using hyperspectroscopy and magnetic resonance to find the right spermatozoon or any.
Nicolás Garrido ( Spain )
THURSDAY 24TH APRIL | CONGRESS
14:00-16:00 PATIENT JOURNEY
14:00-14:30 Before ovarian stimulation starts: interventions to personalize IVF
14:30-15:00 The multiple cycle approach: predicting success.
David McLernon (UK)
15:00-15:30 Why do patients change clinics?
Jackie Boivin (UK)
15:30-16:00 The end of HRT: how to transfer in a natural cycle
Anabel Salazar (Spain)
16:00 16:30 COFFEE BREAK
16:30-19:30 CLINICAL DILEMMAS
16:30-17:00 RIF: does it really exist?
Nick Macklon (UK)
17:00-17:30 Why euploid embryos fail to implant
Danilo Cimadomo (Italy)
17:30-18:00 Can we predict POI?
Emre Seli (USA)
18:00-18:30 IVM: facts and fictions
Johan Smitz (Belgium)
18:30-19:30 Debate: Thin endometrium – should we care?
NO: Baris Ata (UAE)
YES: Samuel Santos (Portugal)
FRIDAY 25TH APRIL  | CONGRESS
08:30-10:00 SEVERE MALE FACTOR | ROOM A
08:30-09:00 Add-ons guidelines to improve sperm quality vs experience
Craig Niederberger (USA)
09:00-09:30 What MTESE adds to clinical care
Peter Schlegel (USA)
09:30-10:00 From stem cells to mature sperm is a reality
Jim Hotaling (USA)
10:00-10:30 COFFEE BREAK 
08:30-10:00 EMBRYOLOGY SESSION I - GAMETE AND EMBRYO FITNESS | ROOM B
08:30-09:00 The androcyte; the paradigma of male germline cloning
María José Escribá (Spain)
09:00-09.30 Oocyte metabolic assessment through hyperspectral microscopy
Samuel Ojosnegros (Spain)
09:30-10:00 In-depth embryo metabolic analyses
Roger Sturmey (UK)
10:00-10:30 COFFEE BREAK 
10:30-13:00 EMBRYO SELECTION ADVANCES | ROOM A
10:30-11:00 Genomic abnormalities in preimplantation embryos: everything that matters
Eva Hoffman (Denmark)
11:00-11:30 Non-invasive assessment of the embryo
Denny Sakkas (USA)
11:30-12:00 How oocytes maintain cellular fitness
Elvan Boke (Spain)
12:00-13:00 Debate: “Hysteroscopy should be part of the routine work up prior to ART”
YES: Anis Feki  (Switzerland)
NO: Edgardo Somigliana (Italy)
13:30-14:30 LUNCH
10:30-12:30 EMBRYOLOGY SESSION II - THE POWER OF “MEDIA”  | ROOM B
10:30-11:30 Have we reached a plateau in the efficiency of embryo culture media?
Dean Morbeck  (USA)
11:30-12:00 It’s time for a vitrification protocol update: One step at a time
Ana Cobo (Spain)
12:00-12:30 The use of Microfluidics in assisted reproduction: will they change practice?
Virginia Pensabene  (UK)
14:30-16:00 AI: DOES IT HELP US?
14:30-15:00 AI based screening of the sperm
Charles L. Bormann (USA)
15:00-15:30 AI powered oocyte assessment
Marcos Meseguer (Spain)
15:30-16:00 Is there room for AI to improve embryo selection?
Laura Rienzi (Italy)
AI workflow during ovarian stimulation
Gerard Letterie (USA)
16:00-16.30 COFFEE BREAK 
16:30-18:00 ADENOMYOSIS
16:30-17:00 Diagnostic criteria that should not be missed in 2024
Thierry Van der Bosch (Belgium)
17:00-17:30 Clinical management of patients with adenomyosis willing to conceive
Antonio Pellicer (Spain)
17:30-18.00 Laparoscopic cytoreduction of adenomyosis
Pere Barri Soldevila (Spain)
18:00-18:30 DEBATE: Intramural fibroids should be removed in infertile women
SATURDAY 26TH  APRIL | CONGRESS
08:00-09:45 DIFICULT ENDOMETRIUM
08:00-08:25 Walking on thin endometrium
Xavi Santamaria (Spain)
08:25-08:55 Chronic endometritis: does it really matter?
Andres Reig (USA)
08:55-09:20 Vaginal microbiota: how and when to test, and what to do.
Katharina Spath (UK)
09:20-09:45 Uterine quiescence: a new concept
Nuria Pellicer  (Spain)
09:45-10.15 COFFEE BREAK 
10:15-11:55 OOCYTE ANTIAGING
10:15-10:40 Biomechanical regulation of folliculogenesis: application in ovarian rejuvenation
Francesca E. Duncan (USA)
10:40-11:05 Can we improve oocytes in vitro?
Juan Carlos Izpisúa (USA)
11:05-11:30 The matrisome-specific atlas of human ovary
Christiani Andrade Amorim (Belgium)
11:30-11:55 Impact of maternal age on the endometrium 
Patricia Diaz-Gimeno (Spain)
11:55-12:20 COFFEE BREAK 
12:20 -13:45 FUTURE PERSPECTIVES
12:20-12:55 In vitro  oocyte generation
Amander Therese Clark (USA)
12.55-13:20 Blastoids: model for blastocysts formation
Alok Javali (Austria)
13.20-13:45 WGS of human embryos: the next frontier in PGT
Antonio Capalbo (Italy)

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