Pre Congress Sessions

Session PRECONCEPTION CARE
Capsule Adoption of new technological capabilities is controversial. Should we screen all of our patients? Is it a first step towards eugenics?  And who should bear the cost anyway?
Debate: Expanded genetic carrier screening: Should we propose it to everybody?
For: Rita Vassena, Spain
Against: Sjoerd Repping, Netherlands
Discussion
Capsule Freezing oocytes, no doubt has become very efficient, but there are many other considerations before suggesting to all young women to bank their oocytes
 Debate: All women beyond 30 years of age should freeze their oocytes
Yes: Nick S. Macklon, UK
No: Yacoub Khalaf, UK
Discussion
Session PRECONCEPTION CARE AND GENERAL HEALTH IMPLICATIONS
Capsule COGI is joining nationals’ efforts to increase awareness, knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of physicians and intended parents to increase preconception health. Entering pregnancy in optimal parent’s health improves the chances to have a healthy offspring.
Chairperson TBA
Preconception care, pregnancy and child outcomes
Eric A.P. Steegers, Netherlands
How preconception care can impact fertility outcomes
Nick S. Macklon, UK
Capsule Human Microbiome, so called the “Second Genome” is the total of 10 folds more microbial cells than all human cells and affects more functions of life than would have been ever imagined. Information gathered by culture methods is limited, hence the use of high DNA sequencing to analyze bacteria that are otherwise not recognized by culture methods. It has been already shown that bacteria colonizes tissues like uterus, gametes, placenta etc. in high frequency and may affect life functions in many unimaginable ways
Human Microbiome and reproduction
Amir Mor, Israel
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