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Speakers (Partial list)

Prof. Asher Bashiri, President
Israel

Full Professor, Joyce & Irving Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Director Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Presentive Clinic & maternity C Ward Maternal Fetal Medicine, Ultrasound and Obstetric Day Care Unit Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
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Prof. Mala Arora, Co-Chair
India

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Prof. Moty Pansky, MD, Co-Chair Endoscopy
Israel

Graduated from Tel Aviv University in 1985 and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Assaf Harofe Medical Center in Israel. Trained in Endoscopy under Prof. Carl Levinson and Prof.Camran Nezhat in Stanford, Prof. Bruhat and Prof. Wattiez in Clermont Ferrand and Prof. Sala Baruch in Paris. The founder and director of the Gyn. Endoscopy Unit Assaf Harofe Medical Vice Chair Obstetrics and Gynecology Division in the Assaf Harofe Medical 2015 Chairman of the organizing committee and president for the international AAGL Meeting with the Israeli Society of Gynecologic Endoscopy (ISGE IL) held in Jerusalem. 2016-7 Chairman of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Division in the Assaf Harofe Medical Center, Zerifin, Israel, and affiliated with The Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University. Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University. Former president of the Israeli Society of Gynecologic Endoscopy (ISGE IL) 2017 Honorary Chair SLS Annual meeting, San Francisco, U.S.A 2017 Founder and current Chairman Ob/Gyn Division Assuta University Hospital, Ashdod Israel, Affiliated with Ben Gurion University Medical School. Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology Ben Gurion University School of Medicine, Beer Sheva.
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Prof. William Buckett
Canada

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Division Director, Gynecologic Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
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Dr. Girija Wagh
India

Dr. Girija Wagh is a highly qualified obstetrician, gynaecologist With experience of 29 years in this field, and a certified fertility and IVF specialist based in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Her expertise comprises of high-risk obstetrics and her extensive practice focuses on all gynaecological procedures including, but not limited to, fertilisation, impregnation and childbirth complications, advanced evidence-based pre/post-natal care and support through the gestation period. The practice also constitutes of high-risk pregnancy procedures that include preventive care in gestational diabetes, hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, pre-term birth, and recurrent pregnancy loss.​ https://www.drgirijawagh.com/
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Harvey J. Kliman, MD, PhD
USA

Name: Harvey J. Kliman, MD, PhD Organization/role: Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences; Director, Reproductive and Placental Research Unit Location: New Haven, Connecticut, USA Bio: Harvey J. Kliman is an MD, PhD graduate in Medicine and Cellular Biochemistry from the University of Chicago. He is currently a Research Scientist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale University School of Medicine, and the Director of the Reproductive and Placental Research Unit with a special interest in infertility and pregnancy complications. He has over forty years of anatomic pathology training with particular emphasis in electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry, endometrial and placental physiology, and cellular biology. He has over ten patents, including “Method and system for determining placental volume.” His contributions in the field of placental research include the development of the “Kliman” method of trophoblast purification, research into the mechanisms of trophoblast differentiation and invasion, the role and genesis of syncytial knots, the discovery of fetal fibronectin in the placenta, and more recently, the clinical utility of abnormalities in placental villous growth patterns, especially trophoblast invaginations and inclusions, to diagnose genetic abnormalities in pregnancy, including autism. He developed the PlacentASD® Test, which is the only test that can determine the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at birth. Most recently he is examining the role of serotonin in placental and fetal growth. In addition to his research and teaching activities at Yale, he also consults with doctors, patients, and lawyers to evaluate complicated cases of unexplained infertility, pregnancy loss, and poor pregnancy outcomes. An extensive website with articles, abstracts, lab activities, and past and present students and staff can be found at: klimanlabs.yale.edu
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Dr. Nayana Patel
India

Dr. Nayana Patel is Medical Director of Akanksha Hospital and Research institute located in Anand city of Gujarat & Zivia IVF. She is considered as a pioneer in the field of IVF and Surrogacy in India. 1700 surrogates babies born till 30th August 2022 at her center. President - State Obst. & Gynaec society of Gujarat (SOGOG) , 2010. Founder President of Gujarat Chapter ISAR. Dr. Patel was invited at Oprah Winfrey Show, HardTalk, TEDTalks (TEDx), JoshTalk. Authored Number of Research Papers, Book Chapter and Published & Edited her own book “Advances in Assisted Reproductive Technologies” Reviewer JHRS, JRHM, JARG, Human Fertility & T&Fonline. Published & Treated World’s First Case of Thin Endometrium by Bone Marrow Derived Cell Therapy in CERM Journal. Published First Pilot Study on Autologous Bone Marrow Derived Cell Therapy for Thin Endometrium Patients in Journal OF Regenerative Medicine. Her research Interests are Regenerative Medicine, Gut Microbiome, Ovarian & Endometrial BioMarkers and PCOS.
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Dr. Chow Seng, PhD
UK

Chow Seng PhD in Medicine at the University of Warwick. A research member in Prof Brosens' lab. The research center focuses on the biological role of the human endometrium, especially in the context of prevalent reproductive disorders, such as recurrent pregnancy losses and infertility.
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Dr Mirudhubashini Govindarajan FRCS (C) FICOG
India

Graduated from Stanley Medical College, Chennai PG Training at University of Manitoba, Canada Former Teaching faculty at University Teaching Hospitals In Winnipeg, Canada. Former Associate Professor, PSGIMS&R Former Adjunct professor, Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai Examiner, for FNB, TN Dr MGR Medical University Reproductive Medicine Fellowship program
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Prof. Henriette Svarre Nielsen
Denmark

Head of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Full Professor, University of Copenhagen Dept. of Clinical Medicine Consultant, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology University Hospital Copenhagen, Hvidovre Head of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Clinic Capital Region, Denmark
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Prof. Toth Bettina
Austria

Head of Department at Medizinische Universität Innsbruck
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Dr. Andrea Vidali, MD
USA

Dr. Vidali is an endometriosis specialist, surgeon, miscarriage specialist and reproductive immunologist. Dr. Vidali is the owner and principal clinician-scientist of Braverman Reproductive Immunology. Dr. Vidali is also the co-owner and founder of the Endometriosis Summit , a company dedicated to connecting patients and practitioners in the field of endometriosis. Dr. Vidali is also the founder and CEO of Pregmune, a healthcare information company that leverages his research in the fields of IVF and Miscarriage and Immunology. Vidali had an international upbringing having been raised between Italy and the United States. Dr. Vidali completed his medical degree at age 23 at the University of Padova in Italy. After medical school Dr. Vidali entered a postdoctoral fellowship in Molecular Biology at the National Cancer Institute in Italy, being involved in early research in oncogenes and tumor-suppressor genes. Subsequently he completed a residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. and a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at Columbia University. Dr. Vidali’s additional accomplishments include being a founder of the biotechnology company Acceptys, a company focused on the development of a completely new type of treatment for cancer – natural human antibodies. The asset of Acceptys were later transferred to Patrys LTD, and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:PAB).
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Prof. Mayumi Sugiura-Ogasawara, MD, PhD
Japan

Mayumi Sugiura-Ogasawara, MD, PhD Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Nagoya City University, Graduate School of Medical Sciences Director of Research Center for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Chairman of Japan Society for Recurrent Pregnancy Los Sugiura-Ogasawara M graduated from Nagoya City University in March 1985 Professor, Nagoya City University, Graduate School of Medical Sciences since January 2006 Director of Research Center for Recurrent Pregnancy loss, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Promotion of Distinctive Joint Research Center Program since April 2015 Main Articles Sugiura-Ogasawara M, Sato T. The uncertain science of preimplantation genetic testing in Japan. Nat Med. 2022 Aug 8. Quenby S, Gallos ID, Dhillon-Smith RK, Podesek M, Stephenson MD, Fisher J, Brosens J, Brewin J, Ramhorst R, Lucas ES, McCoy RC, Anderson R, Daher S, Regan L, Al-Memar M, Bourne T, MacIntyre DA, Rai R, Christiansen OB, Sugiura-Ogasawara M, Odendaal J, Devall AJ, Bennett PR, Petrou S, Coomarasamy A. Miscarriage matters: the epidemiological, physical, psychological and economic burden of early pregnancy loss. Lancet. 2021 May 1;397(10285):1658-1667. Sato T, Sugiura-Ogasawara M, Ozawa F, Yamamoto T, Kato T, Kurahashi H, Kuroda T, Aoyama N, Kato K, Kobayashi R, Fukuda A, Utsunomiya T, Kuwahara A, Saito H, Takeshita T, Irahara M: Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy: a comparison of live birth rates in patients with recurrent pregnancy loss due to embryonic aneuploidy or recurrent implantation failure. Hum Reprod 2019 Dec 1;34(12):2340-2348. Sugiura-Ogasawara M, Ozaki Y, Katano K, Suzumori N, Kitaori T, Mizutani E. Abnormal embryonic karyotype is the most frequent cause of recurrent miscarriage. Hum Reprod 2012; 27: 2297-2303. Sugiura-Ogasawara M, Ozaki Y, Kitaori T, Kumagai K, Suzuki S. Midline uterine defect size correlated with miscarriage of euploid embryos in recurrent cases. Fertil Steril 2010; 93: 1983-1988. Sugiura-Ogasawara M, Ozaki Y, Sato T, Suzumori N, Suzumori K. Poor prognosis of recurrent aborters with either maternal or paternal reciprocal translocations. Fertil Steril 2004; 81: 367-373. Ogasawara M, Aoki K, Okada S, Suzumori K. Embryonic karyotype of abortuses in relation to the number of previous miscarriages. Fertil Steril 2000; 73: 300-304. Ogasawara M, Aoki K, Kajiura S, Yagami Y. Are antinuclear antibodies predictive of recurrent miscarriages? Lancet 1996; 347:1183-1184.
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Ruth Lathi, M.D
USA

Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Director, REI Fellowship Program Director, RPL Program Ruth Lathi, MD graduated Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Molecular Biology; she earned her M.D. degree at University of California, San Francisco, and completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her sub-specialty fellowship training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI) at Stanford University. Dr. Lathi joined the faculty at Stanford University in 2003 and is currently a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director of the Multi-specialty Recurrent Pregnancy Loss program at Stanford, and is the Program Director of the REI Fellowship. Dr. Lathi has a special interest in treating recurrent pregnancy loss, the role of preimplantation genetic diagnosis in the treatment of reproductive disorders, and the prognostic value and utility of genetic testing of miscarriage tissues, and long-term outcomes of fertility treatments.
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Prof. Joanne Y.H. Kwak-Kim, MD, MS, MPH, FCRI, ASRI
USA

Dr. Kwak-Kim is the Agnes D. Lattimer MD Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Microbiology and Immunology, Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, and the Director of Reproductive Medicine and Immunology at Rosalind Franklin University Health Clinic. Dr. Kwak-Kim’s keen interest lies in Reproductive Immunology, particularly recurrent pregnancy losses and repeated implantation failures, which have been the focus of her research. Her work in natural killer cells and Th1/Th2 immune responses in women with recurrent pregnancy losses and implantation failures is distinguished. The research work that she has done, which applies basic science techniques to clinical problems, is cutting edge. She has over 160 publications in peer-reviewed articles and books. Recently, she published a textbook, “Immunology of recurrent pregnancy loss and implantation failure.” Currently, she is the president-elect of ISIR and the chairman of the Fellow, Clinical Reproductive Immunology Board, American Society for Reproductive Immunology.
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Prof. Tan Thiam Chye
Singapore

Associate Professor Tan Thiam Chye is currently Medical Director at O&G The Women’s Medical Specialist and Visiting Senior Consultant at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. He is also Adjunct Associate Professor and founding Clerkship leader (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) in Duke-NUS Medical School and the immediate past Head of Department for Obstetrics and Gynaecology in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. He was conferred several teaching and clinician awards in his career including the inaugural SingHealth Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Educator (2011) and SingHealth Distinguished Educator Award (2018). His research interest is in Reproductive Endocrinology in First Trimester Miscarriage. He has achieved 2 NMRC national research grants and 2 research patents. He co-authored the book “Practical O&G Handbook for the Clinician and General Practitioner” which was awarded the prestigious British Medical Association Book Award in 2015. Prof Tan is a strong advocate of using healthcare technology to enhance patient experience and education. In 2016, he co-developed the HealthHub Pregnancy Track, a new web portal and mobile app with Health Promotion Board. Since 2018, he founded and is Chief Editor for Pregnancy Singapore (www.pregnancy.com.sg), an one-stop pregnancy information web portal to provide bite-size contents to Asian mothers. In 2019, he collaborated with Public Service Division on Moments of Life (Families) and SG Life app to connect parents digitally with ease.
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Dr. Wiku Andonotopo, MD, PhD
Indonesia

Educational background: - General Physician, Medical Faculty, Univ Diponegoro Semarang 1999 - Obstetrician Specialist, Medical Faculty, Univ Zagreb Croatia 2005 - Sub Specialist Maternal Perinatal Med, Medical Faculty, Univ Zagreb Croatia 2006 - Adaptation Specialist OBGYN, Medical Faculty, Univ Indonesia 2008 - Adaptation Sub Specialist Fetomaternal Consultant – Dr. Hospital. Kariadi – Medical Faculty, Univ Diponegoro, 2014 - Master of Science, Ultrasound in Clinical Medicine, Univ Zagreb Croatia 2005 - Doctor of Science, Biomedicine and Health Science, Univ. Zagreb Croatia 2006 Employment history: - Maternal Fetal Medicine Consultant, Obsgin Lecturer, Tangerang Banten Hospital, Medical Faculty, Univ. Indonesia Scientific work: - 15 papers in international journals indexed in Current Contents Journal - Published in more than 20 non CC Journal papers - Published in more than 10 text books
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Dr. Veerapol Khemarangsan, MD
Thailand

Director of training committee in Bangkok Metropolitan Endoscopic Training Center. Charoenkrung Pracharak Hospital Membership of International Society of Cellular Therapy (ISCT) Membership of Thai Society of Gynecologic Endoscopy (TSGE) Membership of Asia Pacific Association of Gynecology Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Therapy (APAGE) Director of Training Committee in Bangkok Metropolitan Endoscopic Training Center
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Inmaculada Moreno, PhD
Spain

Dr. Inmaculada Moreno graduated in Biochemical Sciences in 2002 and obtained her European PhD in 2007 in the field of Molecular Microbiology, which was awarded the best PhD thesis of University of Valencia, Spain, in 2008. During her postdoctoral training she specialized on Molecular Oncology and Regenerative Medicine. In 2014, Dr. Moreno joined the R&D Department of Igenomix. From 2015 to 2018 she collaborated with the Reproductive and Stem Cell Biology laboratory at Stanford University School of Medicine as a Visiting Scholar. From 2019 to 2022 she was the Research Director of Endometrial Microbiome department in Igenomix R&D and Igenomix Foundation. Currently, she is Principal Investigator at Carlos Simon Foundation and INCLIVA, and leads the research on The Role of the Microbiome in Human Reproduction. Dr. Moreno has been productive in both basic and clinical research. She is the author of more than 40 international publications in peer-review journals and has participated as invited speaker in over 100 international conferences.
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Nicolas Plachta, PhD
USA

Nicolas Plachta is the William Richard Gordon President’s Distinguished Professor in Genetics at the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and a faculty member of the Institute of Regenerative Medicine (IRM). Originally from Argentina, he studied biology at Tel-Aviv University (Israel), earned his Ph.D. in neurobiology from the University of Basel (Switzerland) under the supervision of Prof. Yves-Alain Barde, and performed postdoctoral studies in biological imaging at Caltech, with Prof. Scott Fraser. He was one of the first PIs for the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Australia at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute of Monash University (Melbourne, Australia). In 2015, he moved to the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (ASTAR) in Singapore. In 2018, he became HHMI International Scholar and in 2019 Chih-Ye Visiting Professor of the State Key Laboratory of Stem Cell and Reproductive Biology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS, Beijing).
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Prof. Chong Qiao, MD, PhD
China

Vice Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology of Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University. Director of Liaoning Province Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center and Liaoning Province Clinical Medical Research Center for Obstetric Diseases. A senior visiting scholar at Prince of Wales Hospital, the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2006-2007, and Yale University in 2011-2012. A member of the Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI), President of The Preterm Birth International Collaborative Australasia Branch (PREBIC-AA), and President of the Society for Pregnancy Immunology of the Liaoning Province. Main research interests include the diagnosis and treatment of recurrent pregnancy loss and preterm birth, reproductive immunology, the regulatory mechanism of trophoblast invasion and the etiology and prevention of pre-eclampsia. Specialized in the clinical management and prevention of recurrent pregnancy loss, RIF, cervical cerclage, preterm birth, and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy.
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Prof. Yaron Zalel, MD
Israel

Born in 12 October, 1954, Prof. Yaron Zalel is a specialist in Obstatrics, Gynecology and Ultrasound since 1993. He is Married with 5 children and served in the army as a flight surgeon. Until 2016 he worked at the US Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer and since 2002 he is an associated Professor at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel. Prof. Zalel has published over 140 articles and is a reviewer in various international Journals. He is a member in many professional societies, serves as the Israeli Director of the Ian Donald school of Ultrasound in Dubrovnik, Croatia and has organized the first ID course in Israel. He is attending many congresses over the World, both as a presenter and an invited speaker as well. Prof. Zalel has created and managing an International Facebook group entitled "Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology" with over 4000 members from all over the world.
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Dr. Neela Mukhopadhaya
United Kingdom

Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust(Luton and Dunstable University Hospital) - Honorary Senior Lecturer, University College London Associate Medical Director for Appraisals and Revalidation - Tutor for locally employed doctors - Clinical Director for Gynaecology from 2014-2018 - Lead for Recurrent Miscarriage services and Early Pregnancy EmergencyGynaecology - ATSM educational supervisor “Early Pregnancy and Emergency gynaecology” - Convenor for deanery teaching for Early pregnancy module, East of England deanery - Faculty for Clinical supervisor’s course for Consultants at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital - Undergraduate Tutor for Medical students (UCL) (Past) - Faculty for twice yearly Foundation trainee study days National/International (through RCOG): - Chair of Part 1 MRCOG Subcommittee, RCOG October 2018- June 2021 - Member of Examinations committee, RCOG (current) - Convenor Part 1 MRCOG International Courses (2014-2017) - Member of curriculum assessment sub-committee, RCOG (2013-2016) - Member of Part 1 MRCOG Committee, RCOG - Member of MRCOG 2 SBA question setting group for East of England Deanery (2014) - Faculty for basic surgical and practical skills, RCOG - Faculty for MRCOG1 course, London - Faculty for MRCOG OSCE course St Georges Hospital, London - PROMPT-RCOG India liaison lead
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Dr. Shlomi Barak, MD, FRANZCOG
Israel

Dr Shlomi Barak is the Head of Reproductive Services at Assuta Ashdod University Hospital, founder and Medical Director of the Multidisciplinary Center for Female and Male Fertility in Tel- Aviv. He completed his specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Israel and his REI and Andrology training in Melbourne, Australia. Dr Barak is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRANZCOG), Consultant Gynaecologist, Andrologist and Fertility Specialist. Senior Lecturer in the division of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Dr Barak is an author of numerous publications in international scientific journals and of several book chapters. His research interests include oocyte activation in severe male infertility cases, medical management of severe male infertility, advanced sperm selection techniques in ART and low-dose ovarian stimulation in diminished ovarian reserve patients.
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Prof. Baris Ata, MD
Turkey

Baris Ata, received his M.D. from Istanbul School of Medicine. Following residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology, he did Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellowship at McGill University, Canada, where he was awarded for Excellence in Gynecological Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He is a clinical researcher with a Master’s degree in Clinical Trials from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His research focuses on female infertility, endometriosis and clinical aspects of assisted reproduction. He has served and serves on editorial boards of leading journals in the field including Human Reproduction Update, Human Reproduction. He is an Executive Committee Member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and the President of the Turkish Society of Reproductive Medicine (TSRM). He works at the ART Fertility Clinics, Dubai and Koç University, Istanbul, as Full Professor and the Chairperson of the Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has received multiple awards for research, education and quality of patient care by several prestigious national and international institutions.
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Prof. Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo, MD, PhD
Italy

Dr. Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo obtained his Medical Degree in 2000, Certification in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2005 and PhD in Human Development, Reproduction and Growth in 2008. He has been member of the Teaching Faculty at Unit of Minimally Invasive Therapy & Endoscopy Training Centre while at the Royal Free Hospital, London in 2003. Winner in 2008 and 2015 of the Golden Hysteroscope Award for the best scientific paper submitted at the Annual Congress of American Association of Gynecological Endoscopy (AAGL) Actually he is Full Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Chief of the Hysteroscopy Unit at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy. Author of more than 200 articles published in international peer-review journals, 1 book on hysteroscopy (translated in English and chinese), 20 book chapters and 1 educational DVD He has been personally invited as speakers in more than 200 national and international meetings and he has actively organized 30 national and international courses and scientific meetings. He is member of the Executive Board of the European Society of Gynecological Endoscopy (ESGE) since 2015 and has contributed to the development of the Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgical Education and Assessment (GESEA) program within the ESGE. Actually is Director of the Training and Certification GESEA center of University Federico II of Naples.
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Dr. Hiroyuki Yoshihara, MD, PhD
Japan

Hiroyuki Yoshihara, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Nagoya City University, Graduate School of Medical Sciences Yoshihara H graduated from Nagoya City University, Medical school in March 2011 Yoshihara H graduated from Nagoya City University, Graduate School of Medical Sciences in March 2021 Assistant Professor, Nagoya City University, Graduate School of Medical Sciences since June 2020 Main Articles 1. Matsumoto Y, Shinjyo K, Mase S, Fukuyo M, Aoki K, Ozawa F, Yoshihara H, Goto S, Kitaori T, Ozaki Y, Takahashi S, Kaneda A, Sugiura-Ogasawara M, Kondo Y. Characteristic DNA methylation profiles of chorionic villi in recurrent miscarriage. Sci Rep 2022, 12, 11673 2. Hassan E, Kojima R, Ozawa F, Yoshihara H, Goto S, Kitaori T, Inagaki H, Kato Y, Sugiura-Ogasawara M. Abnormal ciliogenesis in decidual stromal cells in recurrent miscarriage J Reprod Immunol 2022, 150, 103486 3. Sawada Y, Sato T, Nagaya M, Saito C, Yoshihara H, Banno C, Matsumoto Y, Matsuda Y, Yoshikai K, Sawada T, Ukita N, Sugiura-Ogasawara M. Evaluation of artificial intelligence using time-lapse images of IVF embryos to predict live birth. Reprod BioMed online 2021, 43(5), 843-852 4. Yoshihara H, Sugiura-Ogasawara M, Goto S, Kitaori T. Levothyroxine and subclinical hypothyroidism in patients with recurrent pregnancy loss. Am J Reprod Immunol 2020, 7, e13341 5. Yoshihara H, Sugiura-Ogasawara M, Ozawa F, Kitaori T, Ozaki Y, Aoki K, Shibata Y, Ugawa S, Nishiyama T, Omae Y, Tokunaga K. Polo-like kinase 4 and stromal antigen 3 are not associated with recurrent pregnancy loss caused by embryonic aneuploidy. Hum Genome Var 2020, 7, e18 6. Takeda E, Sugiura-Ogasawara M, Ebara T, Kitaori T, Goto S, Yoshihara H, Sato T. Attitudes toward preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy among patients with recurrent pregnancy loss in Japan. J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2020, 46(4), 567-574 7. Yoshihara H, Sugiura-Ogasawara M, Kitaori T, Katano K, Ozaki Y. Danaparoid is effective and safe for patients with obstetric antiphospholipid syndrome. Mod Rheumatol 2020, 30(2), 332-337 8. Suzumori N, Inagaki H, Ohtani A, Kumagai K, Takeda E, Yoshihara H, Sawada Y, Inuzuka S, Iwagaki S, Takahashi Y, Kurahashi H, Sugiura-Ogasawara M. Compound heterozygous RYR1 mutations by whole exome sequencing in a family with three repeated affected fetuses with fetal akinesia. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2018, 230, 200-202 9. Shibata H, Ide S, Ozawa F, Yoshihara H, Goto S, Kitaori T, Nishikawa N, Shibata K, Sugiura M, Ozaki Y. Role of oxidative stress and anti-oxidative potency in patients with recurrent pregnancy loss. J Reprod Immunol 2018, 130, 46
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Prof. Vasilios Tanos MD, PhD
Cyprus

Vasilios Tanos MD, PhD, Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He teaches at University of Nicosia - Medical School, as an ObGyn Lead for MD6 program as well as for MBBS students in Cyprus. He is working at Aretaeio Hospital in Nicosia as a consultant Gynaecologist and head of the Reproductive Medicine and Surgery. His special interest and research is reproductive medicine and surgery, bioinformatics, training and education. He is the Chair of the Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery Education and Assessment (GESEA) program by the European Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (ESGE), the Scientific Director of the European Academy for Gynaecological Surgery (EAGS) and member of the ESHRE Certification for Reproductive Endoscopic Surgery committee member (ECRES) and ARTCC inspector and ExCo member of the IS-IVF coordinator of the SIG Reproductive Surgery . He served as Secretary General of ESGE, coordinator of ECRES, vice president of the Middle East Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (MESGE) and coordinator of the Reproductive Surgery Special interest group in ESHRE. Since 2016, is also the Director of Research and Development of the OMAM Hospital (IVF unit and Endometriosis surgery) in Cairo Egypt. He published more than 300 articles in international scientific journals and books and web video presentations. Since 2004 he organized and / or participated as a head instructor, instructor and surgeon in over 200 workshops all over the world. Detailed CV can be found in my website at  www.womana.com.cy
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Prof. Arsen Gvenetadze, MD, PhD
Georgia

Founder & General Director of "Reproductive Clinic of Zurab Sabakhtarashvili", Associate Professor of Tbilisi State University, President of Georgian Society for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
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Sofie Bliddal, PhD
Denmark

Sofie Bliddal is a medical doctor and earned her PhD degree studying thyroid function and autoimmunity in pregnancy. She is currently working as a full-time researcher at the Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark. Her primary research interests are the interplay between hormonal aberrations, immune dysregulation and reproductive failure including recurrent pregnancy loss. Sofie Bliddal is a member of the task force writing group of the American Thyroid Association’s guideline on thyroid in preconception, pregnancy and post-partum (revision to be published in 2023).
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Dr. Shinobu Goto
Japan

Current position is Senior lecturer, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Japan. Former Visiting Researcher, Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Karolinska University hospital, Sweden, 2016-2019. Specialized in the perinatal management of high-risk pregnancies and a board-certified physician focusing on prenatal diagnosis and various pregnancy complications including recurrent pregnancy loss. Research interest is in reproductive endocrinology and the role of proteases in pregnancy focusing on first trimester miscarriage. I was conferred several research awards including Society Award from Japan Society for Immunology of Reproduction.
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Dr. Kilian Vomstein, PhD
Denmark

Kilian Vomstein is a gynecologist at the Fertility Clinic, Dep. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre and at the Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Unit Copenhagen, Denmark. His research focuses on the immunology of the feto-maternal interface - especially NK-cells - and the interaction with the local microbiome in recurrent pregnancy loss and recurrent implantation failure.
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Dr. Ichnandy Arief Rachman, SpOG
Indonesia

Born in Jakarta, March 14th 1977. Married with 3 daughters. Studied at Faculty of Medicine University of Indonesia, certified as a General Practitioner on April 2003. Certified as an Obstetric and Gynecologist on July 2008. Interest in Fertility and Laparoscopic Minimal Invasive Surgery. Had an advance laparoscopic training in Maxima Medisch Centrum – Maastrich University Netherland. Currently as Course Director of The Indonesian Gynecology Endoscopy Society (IGES) – Presidential Hospital Indonesian Army Central Hospital Training Centre (KARMIG) and also active as national and international speaker and instructor.
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Dr. Nalini Kaul (Mahajan) M.D, M.Med.Sci
India

Director Mother & Child Hospital. Delhi President Asian Society of Fertility Preservation Founder President- Fertility Preservation Society (India) Board member International Society of Fertility Preservation Patron & Chairperson Public awareness committee PCOS Society. Past President IFS Chief Editor – The Onco Fertility Journal (TOFJ) Academics: Winner of President’s Gold Medal. Pfizer, PCC & LHSJ gold medal Presented original work at international & National Forums Invited faculty National & International conferences on RM & FP. Published research articles, written Chapters in numerous books on Infertility. Reviewer - JRHS, Frontiers in Endocrinology , EJOGRB, IJIF, IJRCOG.
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Dr. Yosuke Matsumoto, MD, PhD
Japan

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Nagoya City University, Graduate School of Medical Sciences Matsumoto Y graduated from Osaka University, Medical school in March 2007 Matsumoto Y graduated from Nagoya City University, Graduate School of Medical Sciences in March 2019 Assistant Professor, Nagoya City University, Graduate School of Medical Sciences since January 2023 Main Articles 1. Matsumoto Y, Shinjo K, Mase S, Fukuyo M, Aoki K, Ozawa F, Yoshihara H, Goto S, Kitaori T, Ozaki Y, Takahashi S, Kaneda A, Sugiura-Ogasawara M, Kondo Y. Characteristic DNA methylation profiles of chorionic villi in recurrent miscarriage. Sci Rep 2022, 12, 11673 2. Sawada Y, Sato T, Nagaya M, Saito C, Yoshihara H, Banno C, Matsumoto Y, Matsuda Y, Yoshikai K, Sawada T, Ukita N, Sugiura-Ogasawara M. Evaluation of artificial intelligence using time-lapse images of IVF embryos to predict live birth. Reprod BioMed online 2021, 43(5), 843-852 3. Sugiura-Ogasawara M, Ebara T, Matsuki T, Yamada Y, Omori T, Matsumoto Y, Kato S, Kano H, Kurihara T, Saitoh S, Kamijima M, and the Japan Environment & Children's Study (JECS) Group. Endometriosis and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss as New Risk Factors for Venous Thromboembolism during Pregnancy and Post-Partum: The JECS Birth Cohort. Thromb Haemost. 2019 Apr,119(4):606-617.
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Dr. M. Adrianes Bachnas, MD, OG, MFM, PhD
Indonesia

Adrianes is currently The Head of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of Sebelas Maret University, Dr. Moewardi General Hospital, Solo–Indonesia. He is now serving for the Indonesian Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology as The Chairperson of Ultrasound Working Group and The General Secretary of Indonesian Society of Maternal and Fetal Medicine. Adrianes ended his study for Obstetrics and Gynecology specialist in 2010 from Gadjah Mada University, Prof Dr Sardjito General Hospital, Yogyakarta-Indonesia. He was awarded as the 1st Winner of Tadjaluddin Award for Indonesian College of Obstetrics and Gynecology as the best national graduate. He had a deep interest in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and continued his education by joining Sub-Speciality Program and finished as Consultant/ Sub-Specialist from Padjadjaran University, Hasan Sadikin General Hospital, Bandung-Indonesia and Certified by the Indonesian Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine in 2013. He continued to pursue his hunger in prenatal diagnostic and fetal therapy. He got a Diploma of Ultrasound from Ian Donald in 2015 for Advance Level in 2015 with Mentor Professor Asim Kurjak. He also joined several courses held by the Fetal Medicine Foundation under the direction of Professor Kypros Nicolaides and became one of FMF affiliates in Indonesia. He received Certification of Advance Level in Obstetrics and Gynecology Ultrasound from Indonesian College of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2016 as one of only 34 experts received it in Indonesia. He continued to fulfil his academic career by finishing PhD degree from Sebelas Maret University in 2020 (Cum Laude). His dissertation was to discover the potential role of stem cells for fetal growth restriction. He is also interested in the study of fetal neuroprotection in prematurity. He has published several articles about the advantage of antenatal magnesium sulfate provision for fetal brain in preterm birth. Two of those were published on high reputation journals, The Journal of Maternal-Fetal Neonatal Medicine and The Journal of Perinatal Medicine. He also actively follows the recent trend in O n G and MFM knowledge and skills by joining RCOG affiliate membership and ISUOG. He loves to share knowledge and skills and has delivered hundreds of keynote lectures, speeches, instructors, panelists, and chairs. He is one of the executive board members on Indonesian College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He also had a big contribution for nursing the birth of Indonesian Task Force of Prenatal Diagnostics and Fetal Therapy. He is very passionate to work together for achieving betterment in Maternal-Fetal Medicine education and services in Indonesia.
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Dr. William H. Kutteh, MD, PhD, HCLD
USA

Dr. William H. Kutteh, MD, PhD is a native of North Carolina and has been practicing reproductive medicine since completing his fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern. Dr. Kutteh received his Ph.D. in Molecular Cell Biology and Immunology then obtained his M.D. at Wake Forest University. Dr. Kutteh was faculty at UT Southwestern then moved to his current position as Director of Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of Tennessee. He also serves as Clinical Professor of Ob/Gyn at Vanderbilt University, Professor and Director of Reproductive Endocrinology at University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center and Baptist Memorial Hospital, Professor and Director of Fertility Preservation at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Director of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Center at Fertility Associates of Memphis. Dr. Kutteh is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology, and Immunology. He has authored more than 270 publications and has lectured nationally and internationally. Dr. Kutteh has been named one of America’s Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists each year since 2002, and was named to the Top 1% of Reproductive Endocrinologists in the US by US News. He has served as Program Chair and Faculty for courses in Reproductive Immunology, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Failed Implantation, and Genetics at ASRM, ACOG, CFAS, LOGS, MEFS, WCRPL and ESHRE.
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Prof. Elias M. Dahdouh, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Canada

Prof. Dahdouh is: 1- Medical Director and Founder: Assisted Reproduction (ART) Center, CHU Sainte-Justine, Montreal, Canada. 2- Assistant Professor: Division of REI, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Université de Montréal. 3- President: Committee of Experts in ART, Ministry of Health and Social Services, Quebec, Canada. 4- Member: ART Working Group, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Quebec, Canada. 5- Vice-President: Association of Fertility of Quebec, Canada Dr. Dahdouh founded in 2012 the ART center at CHU Sainte-Justine where he developed a complete PGT program in collaboration with the genetic department. This PGT program is the only Canadian unit where the genetic analysis is performed at the same institution using the karyomapping technology, recently introduced in clinical practice. In addition, Dr Dahdouh organized and coordinated a comprehensive and complete fertility preservation program including all types of treatments, ranging from oocyte/embryo freezing to ovarian tissue cryopreservation. He has more than 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He authored the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada 2015 guidelines on Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and Screening. He is one of the most cited in the field of Preimplantation Genetics in the last 6 years. He also published one systematic review in RBMOnline and one meta-analysis on PGT-A in Fertility & Sterility; the latter key paper was chosen in 2018 and 2021 by the ABOG to be fundamental for recertification in REI. He has been invited as a guest speaker at multiple national and international scientific meetings (including ASRM, ACOG, ESHRE, WCRPL). In addition, he organized and was director of many scientific courses at multiple national and international scientific meetings on RPL, PCOS, fertility preservation, PGT, and management of embryos with mosaic results. In November 2017, he was awarded by the Lebanese Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology for his Outstanding Contribution in International Achievement in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. His research interests include RPL, PCOS, PGT and fertility preservation.
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Haywood L. Brown, MD
USA

Dr. Brown is the Senior Associate Vice President for Academic and Faculty Affairs for USF Health and Vice Dean Faculty Affairs for the Morsani College of Medicine at the University South Florida. Dr. Haywood Brown completed his Medical Degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in Knoxville, Tennessee, followed by subspecialty fellowship training in Maternal and Fetal Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine/Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Brown has a distinguished career as an academic leader in education, clinical care and research for more than three decades. Dr. Brown served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina from 2002-2016; a position that he held for nearly 14 years. Dr. Brown has served in numerous local and national leadership positions including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. In 2017-2018, Dr. Brown served as the 68th President of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Brown has previously held leadership positions as Chair of Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG), the Board of Directors for the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine and Past President of SMFM. He is past President of the American Gynecological Obstetrical Society (AGOS) and Past Obstetrics and Gynecology Section Chair for the National Medical Association. He has also served as a Director of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Brown leadership extends further and includes the NIH DC Initiative on Infant Mortality and the HSRA Perinatal and Patient Safety Collaboration as well as the FDA Advisory Council. Dr. Brown is especially committed to the care of women at high risk for adverse pregnancy outcome, particularly those marginalized and the impact on racial and economic disparity in maternal and infant morbidity and mortality. His ACOG Presidency focused on disparity and women health equity and Re-defining the Postpartum Period: The Beginning of Lifelong Health. He is currently the Co-PI for the HRSA Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health Postpartum Community Care Initiative. Updated October 2022
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Dr. Carmina Bermejo López
Spain

PhD in Medicine and Surgery from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Expert in Gynaeco-obstetric and Breast Ultrasound and Prenatal Diagnosis in Delta Ultrasound Center, Madrid. Lecturer at the Spanish School of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (SESEGO) since 2007. Title of Teaching Expert in Gynaeco-obstetric Ultrasound of the SESEGO. Member of the scientific committee of the iMaterna Foundation. Member of the NURSE study working group (ESHRE/ESGE, CONUTA group (CONgenital UTerine Anomalies).
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