Pre Congress Sessions

THE BEST OF RBMO PUBLICATIONS IN 2017-2018: THE EDITOR’S CHOICE
 The editor’s selection of the best publications
EPIGENETICS AND THE DOHaD CONCEPTS IN ART
 Capsule Perinatal maternal conduct and conditions have profound effects on the long- term health of the newborn. What do we know? What do we think we know? What the reproductive and FMM specialists should know. This is a combined IVF and FMM session with leaders in the field discussing the DOHad concept from different perspectives.
Chairpersons Lucilla Poston, UK
Nick Macklon, UK
The DOHaD concept and long-term effects
Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy
Epigenetics and ART
Jordana Bell, UK
Nutrition, ART and outcome
Nick Macklon, UK
Obesity, ART and outcome
Lucilla Poston, UK
FERTILITY PRESERVATION FOR SOCIAL MOTIVES
 Capsule Freezing for social motives is like buying insurance for future fertility, and is flourishing as a new service but also a source of income for IVF clinics for patients of untested fertility. The new field of ovarian tissue freezing has expanded the possibilities of postponing menopause and fertility. However, authentic discussions on cost effectiveness for the society is missing.
Chairperson Alan Decherney, USA
Debate: Social freezing – What are the results of oocyte survival, pregnancy rate and obstetrics outcome? 
The procedure is very effective and can ensure future fertility
Ana Cobo, Spain

Results of freezing are not as good as published
Norbert Gleicher, USA
Can we use ovarian tissue cryopreservation to delay menopause? More mothers after 50?
Jacques Donnez, Belgium
Freezing for social motives is not cost effective for society
Zion Ben Rafael, Israel