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 Chairman, 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 C.J.M. Fauser, MD, PhD, FRCOG, is Emeritus Professor of Reproductive Medicine at the University of Utrecht and the University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands. He is the former Head of the Department for Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecology and Chair of the Division of Woman & Baby at the University Medical Center, Utrecht. Professor Fauser is also a member of the board of the Dutch Medical research Counsel (ZonMW), Editor in Chief of Reproductive Biomedicine Online, and chair of the World Health Organisation (WHO) steering committee for infertility guidelines, and visiting professor at the London Women’s Clinic, London, UK.Professor Fauser previously held posts as visiting professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, California, USA; Free University, Brussels, Belgium; University of Siena, Italy; University of Southampton, United Kingdom; and the University of Adelaide, Australia. In addition, he held the following positions: Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, San Diego, California, USA (1987–1988); Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology and Director of Center of Reproductive Medicine, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (1996–2003), and Editor-in-Chief for Human Reproduction Update (2001–2007),His major research interests include the pathophysiology of human ovarian function. He has published over 440 peer-reviewed articles, with a Hirsch factor of 88. He has served on many international editorial boards, has been active in many international societies, acted as referee for all major journals and his work has been widely covered in the national and international lay press
Professor Simon Fishel worked with the original pioneering team of Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards (Nobel Laureate in 2010) who produced the world’s first IVF baby in 1978. He is Founder and President of the CARE Fertility Group – the UK’s largest independent provider of fertility services. He began his research career at the University of Cambridge in 1975 with Robert Edwards. He was the first to demonstrate that embryos responded to their environment (1978) and, later, the production of chorionic gonadotrophin by the human embryo (1984). In 1978 he became a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge and the recipient of the prestigious Beit Memorial Foundation Award. In 1980 he was appointed the Deputy Scientific Director under Edwards at the newly established world first private IVF clinic, Bourn Hall, UK until 985 when he moved to Nottingham. His pioneering work in IVF has resulted in many international honorary awards, and he has over 200 published papers and four books. In 1992 he founded the world’s first degree course in IVF and he has advised several international Government committees reviewing policy and legislation on IVF, including advisors to the Vatican. In 2009 Simon was honoured by the Liverpool John Moores University with their highest award of ‘University Fellow’ for “outstanding contribution to science and to humanity”.
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.
Nick Panay BSc MRCOG MFSRH
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.
Scientific Program Committee
Jacques Donnez, Belgium
Victor Gomel, Canada
Laura Rienzi, Italy
Rita Vassena, Spain
Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy
Dan Farine, Canada
Kypros H. Nicolaides, UK
Yariv Yogev, Israel
Herjan Coelingh Bennink, The Netherlands
Christian Egarter, Austria
Alfred Mueck, Germany
Santiago Palacios, Spain
Xiangyan Ruan, China
Tommaso Simoncini, Italy
Sven Skouby, Denmark
Xavier Bosch, Spain
Pierluigi Benedetti Panici, Italy
Changping Zou, USA