Prof. Zion Ben Rafael
Graduated from Tel Aviv University (TAU), Board certified in Ob/Gyn in Israel and USA.
1983;1992: Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, in Israel and USA
1984-1987, NIH Fellow in Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, Department of Ob/Gyn, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia
2009: Member of world College of Reproduction; Chairmen of Scientific Program, Venice, Italy
1989: Professor, Tel Aviv University
1991-2007: Chairmen, Department of Gynecology, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, and Golda Campus
1997: Incumbent of the Tarnesby Chair of Fertility and Fertility Regulation Tel Aviv University
1999-2005, President, Israeli Menopause Association
Currently, IVF unite, Laniado Medical Center
1989: Secretary, 6th world Congress in “In Vitro Fertilization’, Jerusalem
Founder and Chairman of the Mediterranean Sea Congress, Eilat
2006: Co-Founder, World Congress on Controversies in Obesity, Diabetes and Hypertension (CODHy)
2006–2007: Founder & Co-Chair, Gender Based Medicine World Congress
1999 – present: Founder and Chairmen, COGI-World Congress of Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
About 400 Scientific Publications; 2 books written 12 books edited
Reviewer and previously editorial board in International Journals including F&S
Founder and editor of a Series of debates entitled “Controversies” in the “J of IVF and Genetics”
Supervisor of MD thesis to numerous doctors
Advisor to start up and medical device companies
Biking, hiking, Skiing, Reading history
Bart CJM Fauser, M.D., Ph.D
He is a Gynecologist and Professor of Reproductive Medicine, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, former Chair of the Department of Reproductive Medicine & Gynecology, and former Head of the Division Woman & Baby, University Medical Center, Utrecht. Professor Fauser also acts as Chief Editor of Reproductive Biomedicine Online (RBMO), as a member of the board of the Dutch Medical Research Council (ZonMW), as chair of the world health organization (WHO) steering committee infertility guidelines, and as consultant. He is a visiting professor at Siena (It), Adelaide (Au), and Southampton (UK), and a senior lecturer at the London Womens Clinic (UK). In 2016 he was elected as fellow ad eundum of the RCOG.Prof. Fauser previously held the following positions: Fulbright post-doctoral Scholar, University of California, San Diego, California (1987-1988); Visiting Professor, Stanford School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California (1993-1994), USA; Saal van Zwanenberg Professor, Center of Reproductive Medicine, Free University, Brussels, Belgium (1995-2008); Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology and director Center of Reproductive Medicine, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (1997-2003), and Editor-in-Chief ‘Human Reproduction Update’ (2000-2006).
His major research interest is the pathophysiology of human ovarian function. He authored close to 400 PubMed publications, and is amongst the most cited global authors in Clinical Reproductive Medicine. His work has been widely covered in the national and international news media, and Prof. Fauser received multiple international awards.
Consultant Gynaecologist, Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Imperial College London
Guest Professor, Beijing OBGYN Hospital, Capital Medical University
Director, International Centre for Hormone Health
92 Harley Street London W1G 7HU
Nick Panay is a Consultant Gynaecologist with a Special Interest in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Menopause, PMS, contraception and gynaecological endocrinology.
As director of the West London Menopause & PMS Centre at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea and Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals, he heads a busy clinical and research team which publishes widely, presents at scientific meetings and trains health professionals at all levels.
Much of his team’s research has focused on improving the understanding and management of Premature Menopause, PMS, Female Sexual Dysfunction, New HRT and Contraceptive regimens and Complementary Therapies.
He is on the editorial board of Climacteric (The Journal of the International Menopause Society) and Gynecological Endocrinology and is on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Healthcare.
Through his work with a number of councils and women’s groups he campaigns actively for women’s health issues both nationally and internationally. His affiliations include:
Chairman of The National Association for Premenstrual Syndromes,
Board Member and Secretary General Elect, International Menopause Society,
Honorary Director of Conferences RCOG,
Trustee and medical advisory committee member, British Menopause Society,
Past Chairman of The British Menopause Society,
Past President and current council member, The Royal Society of Medicine (O & G Division),
Patron of Daisy Network (Premature Menopause Society) and
Past Council Member of British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy.
Professor Rene Frydman,Current Positions and Rank:
Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University Paris XIand Head of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics of AntoineBeclereHospital, since 1990 – Director of Research Unit on Reproductive Medecine
Awards of Distinction:
Officer of the French Legion d’Honneur
Areas of Special Interest and Accomplishments:My special areas of interest in Gynecology and Obstetrics include infertility and high- risk pregnancy. My work in infertility led the first baby born in France as a result of in vitro fertilization in 1982, after embryo freezing in 1986, after PGD in 2000, after oocyte cryoperservation 2010.
My other area of interest has been biomedical ethics. My work in this realm led to many invitations to debate the moral issues created by the use of the techniques of artificial procreation. I have had an active participation in the preparation on the law on bioethics.
I have actively worked with the Medecins du Monde and Medecins sans Frontieres.
Scientific Program Committee
Zion Ben Rafael, Israel
Bart C.J.M. Fauser, Netherlands
Simon Fishel, UK
Rene Frydman, France
Rita Vassena, Spain
Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy
Kypros Nicolaides, UK
Dan Farine, Canada
Nick Panay, UK
Xavier Bosch, Spain
Santiago Palacios, Spain