Pre-Congress Courses

There are 6 pre-congress courses developed by our ASPIRE Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to be held on Thursday, 28 April 2022.

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Pre-Congress Courses Organised by ASPIRE SIG on Programme Duration (GMT+8)
1 Individualizing Ovarian Stimulation for Optimal Outcome Reproductive Endocrinology 14:30 - 20:15
2 Extended Technologies or Approaches in Male Infertility Male Infertility 14:30 - 18:05
3 Endometrial Receptivity & Placentation - Biological Basis and Clinical Treatments Endometrium & Implantation 14:30 - 18:30
4 Value of Reproductive Surgery: State of the Art Reproductive Surgery 14:30 - 18:20
5 IVF Laboratory – Input for Updating Embryology 09:00 - 15:20
6 Endometriosis and Infertility Endometriosis 14:30 - 19:00
Individualizing Ovarian Stimulation for Optimal Outcome
Chairperson: Dr Madhuri Patil
Co-Chairperson: Associate Professor Thi Ngoc Lan Vuong
Thursday, 28 April 2022 | 14:30 – 20:15 GMT+8
Time Programme Outline
1430 – 1440 Welcome Remarks Dr Madhuri Patil (India), SIG Chairperson
Session 1: Pre-treatment Strategies in Assisted Reproductive Technology – Do They Improve the Outcome? Moderator: Dr Madhuri Patil (India)
1440 – 1500 Role of Adjuvants in OI in PCOS Women Dr Duru Shah (India)
1500 – 1520 Pre-IVF Management of Poor Responder: Are the Interventions Useful? Associate Professor Thi Ngoc Lan Vuong (vietnam)
1520 – 1540 Pre-IVF Thyroid Function Screening: Why Test, What to Test and How to Interpret? Dr Clare Boothroyd (Australia)
1540 – 1610 Combined Q&A Discussion All speakers in above
Session 2: Managing Ovarian Stimulation in Difficult Situations Moderator: Associate Professor Thi Ngoc Lan Vuong (Vietnam)
1610 – 1630 Management of Poor and Hypo-Responders Defined by POSEIDON Group Professor Carlo Alviggi (Italy)
1630 – 1650 Hyper-Responders as in PCOS Dr Madhuri Patil (India)
1650 – 1710 Hormonal Assessment During ART to Optimize Outcome Dr Claus Andersen (Denmark)
1710 – 1740 Combined Q&A Discussion All speakers in above
Session 3: What Is New in Ovarian Stimulation? Moderator: Associate Professor Thi Ngoc Lan Vuong (Vietnam)
1740 – 1800 Newer Protocols for LH Suppression in ART Cycle Professor Carlo Alviggi (Italy)
1800 – 1820 Individualized Luteal Phase Support Dr Claus Andersen (Denmark)
1820 – 1840 Preparing for ART in Patients With PCOS: What Is the Evidence? Dr Madhuri Patil (India)
1840 – 1910 Combined Q&A Discussion All speakers in above
Session 4: DEBATE- Segmentation in GnRH Agonist Triggered Cycle – Freeze All for All Moderator: Associate Professor Thi Ngoc Lan Vuong (Vietnam)
1910 – 2005 Segmentation in GnRH Agonist Triggered Cycle – Freeze All for All For: Dr Clare Boothroyd (Australia)
Against: Dr Duru Shah (India)
2005 – 2015 Closing
Extended Technologies or Approaches in Male Infertility
Chairperson: Professor Gwo-Jang Wu
Co-Chairperson: Professor Atsushi Tanaka
Thursday, 28 April 2022 | 14:30 – 18:05 GMT+8
Time Programme Outline
1430 – 1440 Welcome Remarks Professor Gwo-Jang Wu (Taiwan), SIG Chairperson
Moderator: Professor Gwo-Jang Wu (Taiwan)
1440 – 1510 DNA Fragmentation Index and ART Outcome Dr Anne Sofie Rex (Denmark)
1510 – 1540 New Devices to Improve ART Outcome Professor Hiroshi Okada (Japan)
1540 – 1555 Combined Q&A Discussion All speakers above
1555 – 1610 Break
Moderator: Professor Atsushi Tanaka (Japan)
1610 – 1640 Artificial Insemination by Donor (AID) in China Dr Ge Lin (China)
1640 – 1710 Hormonal Treatment for Non‐Obstructive Azoospermia (NOA) Professor Koji Shiraishi (Japan)
1710 – 1740 ROSI Discussion Dr Timur Gürgan (Turkey)
1740 – 1755 Combined Q&A Discussion All speakers above
1755 – 1805 Closing
Endometrial Receptivity & Placentation – Biological Basis and Clinical Treatments
Chairperson: Dr Rong Li
Co-Chairperson: Dr Keiji Kuroda
Thursday, 28 April 2022 | 14:30 – 18:30 GMT+8
Time Programme Outline
1430 – 1440 Welcome Remarks Dr Rong Li, SIG Chairperson
Session 1: Biological Basis Moderator: Dr Rong Li (China)
1440 – 1510 The Biology of Endometrial Receptivity Dr Hong Mei Wang (China)
1510 – 1540 Endometrial Microbiotas and the Effects of Probiotics on Dysbiosis Dr Daisuke Kadogami (Japan)
1540 – 1610 Immunology and Implantation Professor Sarah Robertson (Australia)
1610 – 1625 Combined Q&A Discussion All speakers above
1625 – 1635 Break
Session 2: Clinical Treatments Moderator: Dr Keiji Kuroda (Japan)
1635 – 1705 Hysteroscopic Surgery to Improve Intrauterine Environment Associate Professor Osamu Hiraike (Japan)
1705 – 1735 PRP and Recurrent Implantation Failure Dr Somjate Manipalviratn (Thailand)
1735 – 1805 What Is the Evidence for Intralipid Infusion in Managing Implantation Dr Neeta Singh (India)
1805 – 1820 Combined Q&A Discussion All speakers above
1820 – 1830 Closing
Value of Reproductive Surgery: State of the Art
Chairperson: Dr Herbert Situmorang
Co-Chairpersons: Professor Maria Antonia Habana and Professor Huang Xiao-Wu
Thursday, 28 April 2022 | 14:30 – 18:20 GMT+8
Time Programme Outline
1430 – 1440 Welcome Remarks Dr Herbert Situmorang (Indonesia), SIG Chairperson
Moderator: Professor Maria Antonia Habana (Philippines)
1440 – 1510 Role of Reproductive Surgery in Fertility Management Dr Herbert Situmorang (Indonesia)
1510 – 1540 Asherman Syndrome Professor Huang Xiao-wu (China)
1540 – 1610 Uterine Factors – Myoma and Adenomyosis Dr Chiaoling Sua-Lao (Philippines)
1610 – 1625 Combined Q&A Discussion All speakers above
Moderator: Professor Huang Xiao-wu (China)
1625 – 1655 State of the ART: Tubal Surgery in the ART Era Professor Jing Guan (China)
1655 – 1725 Preservation of Ovarian Function During Reproductive Surgery Professor Eileen Manalo (Philippines)
1725 – 1755 Adhesion Prevention in Gynaecology Surgery Dr Achmad Kemal Harzif (Indonesia)
1755 – 1810 Combined Q&A Discussion All speakers above
1810 – 1820 Closing
IVF Laboratory – Input for Updating
Chairperson: Professor Chi Ling
Co-Chairpersons: Professor Arthur Chang and Dr Keshav Malhotra
Thursday, 28 April 2022 | 09:00 – 15:20 GMT+8
Time Programme Outline
0900 – 0910 Welcome Remarks Professor Chi Ling (Hong Kong), SIG Chairperson
Session 1: Add-on Procedures -1 Moderator: Professor Chi Ling (Hong Kong)
0910 – 0955 Add-on Procedures in Embryology Lab – Pros and Cons + live Q&A discussion Dr Keshav Malhotra (India)
0955 – 1040 Mosaic Embryos – Real or Not Real? + live Q&A discussion Professor Chi Ling (Hong Kong)
1040 – 1100 Break
Session 2: Add-on Procedures -2 Moderator: Professor Arthur Chang (Taiwan)
1100 – 1145 Choosing the Best Technology to Fertilize the Oocyte + live Q&A discussion Associate Professor Jae Ho Lee (Korea)
1145 – 1230 Can Artificial Oocyte Activation Save All ICSI Failures? + live Q&A discussion Associate Professor Ioannis Sfontouris (Greece)
1230 – 1330 Lunch Break
Session 3: Trends in the IVF Lab Moderator: Dr Keshav Malhotra (India)
1330 – 1340 Introduction of Session 3: Trends in the IVF Lab
1340 – 1425 Common Practices Among High-performing IVF Programs + live Q&A discussion Professor Arthur Chang (Taiwan)
1425 – 1510 Embryo Selection – More Dimensionality + live Q&A discussion Dr Cristina Hickman (London)
1510 – 1520 Closing
Endometriosis and Infertility
Chairperson: Professor Chii-Ruey Tzeng
Co-Chairpersons: Professor Yutaka Osuga, Professor Luk Rombauts and Professor Tasuku Harada
Thursday, 28 April 2022 | 14:30 – 19:00 GMT+8
Time Programme Outline
1430 – 1440 Welcome Remarks Professor Chii-Ruey Tzeng (Taiwan), SIG Chairperson
Session 1: Endometriosis and Infertility Moderator: Professor Yutaka Osuga (Japan)
1440 – 1520 Endometriosis-Related Infertility: IVF First! Professor Luk Rombauts (Australia)
1520 – 1600 Endometriosis and Pregnancy Outcome Dr Fuminori Taniguchi (Japan)
1600 – 1640 Medical Treatment for Endometriosis-Cost and Benefits Dr Delfin Tan (Philippines)
1640 – 1650 Break
Session 2: Surgery
1650 – 1730 Endometrioma Surgery and Ovarian Reserve Dr Akira Iwase (Japan)
1730 – 1810 Systematic Dissection of Endometriosis Dr Michael Wynn-Williams (New Zealand)
1810 – 1850 Conservative Surgery for Complex Endometriosis: Achieving Maximal Debulking and Minimal Complication Dr Chung Hsien Sun (Taiwan)
1850 – 1900 Closing