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
Prof. Dr. Christian Egarter graduated at the University of Innsbruck in 1981 and completed his gynecological residency at the Medical University of Vienna in 1988. From 1991-1993 he was Head of the Department of OB/GYN in Voecklabruck, Upper Austria. Thereafter, he returned to Vienna to become Deputy Head of the University Department of Obstetrics at the Medical University of Vienna. Since 2007 he served as Deputy Head of the Department of Gynecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine and became Head of the Department in 2011. Prof. Egarter published more than 260 papers in national/international journals and his research interests include prostaglandin application in obstetrics and various topics in gynecological endocrinology, especially in the field of contraception. His research efforts have earned him several grants, e.g. from the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science, a Concerted Action of the EU Commission as well as several grants from the Mayor of Vienna and the Austrian National Bank. Prof. Egarter lives in Vienna with his wife Susanne and children Simone and Caroline.
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.
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.
International Organizing Committee
Jacques Donnez, Belgium
Bart C.J.M. Fauser, Netherlands
Wilfried Feichtinger, Austria
Rene Frydman, France
Victor Gomel, Canada
Laura Rienzi, Italy
Rita Vassena, Spain
Chiara Bendetto, Italy
Dan Farine, Canada
Johannes Bitzer, Switzerland
Jacques Donnez, Belgium
Christian Egarter, Austria
Andrea R. Genazzani, Italy
Alfred Mueck, Germany
Santiago Palacios, Spain
Serge Rozenberg, Belgium
Xiangyan Ruan, China
Sven Skouby, Denmark
Xavier Bosch, Spain
Changping Zou, China
GYNECOLOGY / ONCOLOGY
Pierluigi Benedetti Panici, Italy
Local Organizing Committee
GYNECOLOGY / ONCOLOGY
Christoph Grimm, Austria