Meet the Experts Sessions

Meet the Expert Sessions involves case-based discussions with the invited professionals who will be presenting on a certain subject of interest.

These sessions are sponsored. Participants who are registered to the congress are free to register and attend these sessions.

Kindly note that registrations for these sessions are separate. If you have already registered to the congress, please login to the registration portal using your existing credentials to register for the MTE which you wish to attend.

Registration Portal

Registration for the Meet the Expert Sessions is open.

If you face any issues, please contact the ASPIRE 2022 Congress Secretariat at reg@aspire-2022.com.

1. Meet the Experts: How to Define Success in IVF
Date: Friday, 29 April 2022
Time: 19:30 – 20:30 GMT+8
Format: Live session
This session is conducted by Merck

Session Programme
19:30 – 19:35 Introduction Suresh Nair (Singapore)
19:35 – 19:55 How to Define Success in IVF: The Healthcare Perspective Nikolaos Polyzos (Spain)
19:55 – 20:15 How to Define Success in IVF: The Patient’s Perspective Maree Pickens (Australia)
20:15 – 20:30 Panel Discussion Nikolaos Polyzos (Spain), Maree Pickens (Australia), Nayana Patel (India), Choi Ji Young (South Korea), Sesh Sunkara (United Kingdom)
2. Meet the Experts: Cryopreservation: Efficiency and Safety
Date: Friday, 29 April 2022
Time: 19:30 – 20:00 GMT+8
Format: Live session
This session is conducted by Vitrolife

Session Programme
19:30 – 19:35 Introduction Chairperson: Dr. Thorir Hardarson (Sweden)
19:35 – 20:00 Cryopreservation: Efficiency and Safety Hubert Joris (Belgium)
3. Meet the Experts: Improving ART Outcomes for PCOS Patients
Date: Saturday, 30 April 2022
Time: 17:30 – 18:30 GMT+8
This session is conducted by Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Join us on Saturday 30th April 2022 (17:30–18:30 GMT+8) to discuss how we can improve assisted reproductive technology outcomes focussing mainly on patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In this live, interactive session moderated by Professor Gaurang Daftary, Professor Michel de Vos will present challenging case studies reflective of clinical practice. You will have the opportunity to engage with the faculty and your fellow colleagues to determine the best course of action for each patient.

Case topics will include:

  • PCOS and hyperandrogenism
  • PCOS and obesity, with recommended lifestyle modifications
  • Latest management strategies to treat hyper-response to ovarian stimulation in women with PCOS

Session Programme
17:30 – 17:35 Introduction Moderator: Gaurang Daftary (Denmark)
17:35 – 18:30 Improving ART Outcomes for PCOS Patients Michel de Vos (UZB, Belgium)
4. Meet the Experts: Endometriosis and Fertility
Date: Saturday, 30 April 2022
Time: 17:30 – 18:00 GMT+8
This session is conducted by Abbott Products Operations AG

This discussion brings together key opinion leaders in the management of endometriosis and reproductive medicine. The panel will attempt to take you through the present and the future of endometriosis-related infertility, especially in different patient groups. The panel will share a patient-centric approach to the management of endometriosis-related infertility and will also map the evidence in this area.


Session Programme
17:30 – 17:35 Opening Chairperson: Angela Aguilar (Philippines)
17:35 – 17:55 Panel Discussion on Endometriosis and Fertility Panelist: Neil Johnson (New Zealand)
17:55 – 18:00 Closing Chairperson: Angela Aguilar (Philippines)
5. Meet the Experts: Developing Advanced Genetic-Based Solutions for Assisting IVF Treatments
Date: Saturday, 30 April 2022
Time: 18:00 – 18:30 GMT+8
Format: Live session
This session is conducted by Inti Labs, Inc

Genetic testing is an integral part of in vitro fertilization treatments – from embryo quality to endometrial receptivity, they have increased the success rate of embryo implantation. In our Meet the Experts session, come discover how Inti Labs utilizes two diagnostic platforms, NextAmp™ Analysis System and Next Generation Sequencer, to develop and decentralize reproductive medicine genetic tests, opening up the possibilities of accessible molecular testing solutions to IVF clinics worldwide.


Session Programme
18:00 – 18:15 Developing and Decentralizing Advanced Genetic-Based Testing Solutions for IVF Treatments Dr. Eric Yang (USA)
18:15 – 18:30 Q&A Dr. Eric Yang (USA)
Ms. Tiffany Wang (Taiwan)
6. Meet the Experts: Differences Across Ethnicities: Impact of Fertility
Date: Saturday, 30 April 2022
Time: 18:30 – 19:00 GMT+8
Format: Live session
This session is conducted by Organon

Ethnicity strongly influences the prevalence of certain gynecologic diseases. The relevance of ethnic disparities is being questioned in all fields of medicine, and these factors must also be considered predictors of IVF outcomes.

Many studies have found Asian ethnicity to be associated with decreased pregnancy rates and poor IVF outcomes compared to Caucasian, whereas others have found no difference. This decreased pregnancy outcome may be attributed to differences in the ovarian reserve, or it may indicate fundamental biological, genetic, nutritional, lifestyle or environmental differences in ethnicities. This meet- the-expert session will discuss both evidence and clinical experience including factors related to IVF outcome among different ethnicities and its relevance for Asia Pacific region.


Session Programme
Introduction Brett Johnson (Australia)
18:30 – 19:00 Differences Across Ethnicities: Impact on Fertility Dr. Andrew Kan (Australia)