Infertility

Session THE BEST RBMO PUBLICATIONS IN 2016-2017: THE EDITOR’S PICK
Session UTERUS TRANSPLANTATION
Capsule Odyssey through the exciting development of recent years
Surgical techniques of live donor uterus transplantation
Results of surgery and the first post-transplantation year
Obstetric pitfall and results
Bioengineered uterus: The future?
Session FERTILITY PRESERVATION
Capsule  “Cancer patients should be informed of options for fertility preservation and future reproduction prior to cancer treatment” (ASRM). However, many oncologists and gynecologists are not fully aware of the current options and results.
Medical protection of gonadal damage
Ovarian tissue transplantation techniques and results
Ovarian tissue freezing: The lab perspective
Fertility preservation in women with endometriosis: To whom if at all?
Session OVARIAN STIMULATION
Capsule Controlled ovarian stimulation as the first step is probably the most important. After almost four decades can we learn anything new?
Ovarian stimulation: Lessons from over 30 years of IVF
Innovative stimulation
Screening and management of male infertility
Session UNDERSTANDING INDIVIDUALIZED TREATMENTS
Capsule EBM provided a big leap forward in the understanding and treatment of disease. Is something missing in the translation of the data for individuals?
Debate: Is EBM equipped to meet the challenges for developing personalized medicine?
What hampers individualized approaches in IVF?
Personalized medicine is the way to the future
Session IT’S ALL IN THE CHROMOSOMES
Oocytes quality deterioration with age: Chromosomes or else?
Debate:
Proposition: Aneuploidy embryos should never be transferred
Opposition: Aneuploidy can be transferred
Session IMPLANTATION FAILURE
Capsule Implantation failure is multi-factorial and common. Do we have new understandings and solutions?
Endometrial cellular senescence and implantation failure
Endometrial receptivity: How to assess it and is it key to embryo wastage?
Diagnosis and treatment of endometrial receptivity
Session THE GAMETES
Artificial ovary
Creation of germ cells is the solution for fertility preservation
Artificial gamete: Ready for clinical use?
Do ICSI offspring have a lower sperm count?
Session TIME LAPSE
Capsule  Time lapse seems like the right tool to close the gaps between the limited examination performed in the IVF laboratory, and the dynamic nature of embryonic growth. Continuous monitoring offers information on positive and negative events. Time lapse also offers a list of secondary advantages, but does it allow for automatic embryo selection?
Time lapse to optimize embryo culture: First step toward automation in IVF
Debate: Time lapse: What have we learned so far? Do universal algorithms work?
Embryo development on day 3-4: What can we learn?
Session PGS/PGD
Capsule While the technique seems to be improving the question now is can universal PGS improve the results of ART or worsen them?
PGS on culture media
Debate: PGS
All embryos should be tested
No embryos should be tested
Debate:
Proposition: PGS should be used to treat recurrent pregnancy loss and to treat RIF
Opposition: PGS should not be used to treat neither recurrent pregnancy loss nor RIF
Session ROLE OF MITOCHONDRIA IN IVF SUCCESS
Mitochondrial diseases: Technical issues and future therapy
Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) as a biomarker of pre-implantation embryo viability
Boosting mitochondrial function in oocytes increases success – No proof has yet been provided
Session Q & A
Capsule Panelist-audience discussion on acute clinical issues
POR: Individualization of treatment: How?
PCOS: Individualization of treatment: How?
Androgens and estrogens before stimulation: Do they make a difference?
What to do with repeated bad quality embryos?
Embryo transfer with or without US?
Evidence-based luteal support:  What, when, and for how long?
Mosaicism: What is the incidence? Why do some PGS labs report mosaicism and others not?
Should mosaic embryos be transferred? What are the risks to the newborn and the practitioners responsible for their transfer?
Session SURGICAL SOLUTIONS FOR IMPLANTATION FAILURE
Capsule What proof do we have to support the endometrial surgical procedures to enhance implantation?
Endometrial scratching prior to ART is being routinely used in many centers but it is too controversial to be routine
Can we make the endometrium more receptive?
Debate: Does treating thin endometrium and Asherman syndrome require surgery or stem cells?
Proposition: Stem cells for thin endometrium and Asherman syndrome
Opposition:  You don’t need stem cells; you need good surgeons
Session ENDOMETRIOSIS
Capsule  Many basic questions regarding the treatment of endometriosis remain unanswered
Diagnosis of endometriosis: What is new?
Debate: Endometrioma before IVF surgery or puncture?
Surgical removal first
Conservative therapy including puncture first
Discussion
Deep Endometriosis: Back to less aggressive surgery?
Medical treatment of endometriosis in peri-menopause
Session
Quality control in ART
Nurturing and improving quality of oocytes in the IVF laboratory
Debate: Single-step media are better than sequential ones
Towards the best culture system