2024 COGI Committee
|Zion Ben Rafael
|Fátima Faustino, Portugal
President: Portuguese Society for Gynaecology (SPG)
|Santiago Palacios, Spain
|Nick Panay, UK
|Luis Vicente, Portugal
Portuguese Society for Medical Reproduction (SPMR)
|Ana Areia, Portugal
Vice President – Portuguese Society for Fetal Medicine (SPOMMF)
|Yariv Yogev, Israel
|Asma Khalil, UK
Presidents of the Societies
|Portuguese Society for Fetal Medicine (SPOMMF)
|Portuguese Society for Contraception (SPDC)
|Portuguese Society for Contraception (SPDC)
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. DIOGO AYRES-DE-CAMPOS, is a Full Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical School, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
He is a co-inventor of the “Omniview-SisPorto®” program for computer analysis of fetal monitoring signals, the clinical record database Obscare , and the “Lucina®” obstetric simulator.
He is the President of the “European Association of Perinatal Medicine”. Between 2010 and 2018 he integrated the “Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health committee” at the “International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology – FIGO”, where he co-ordinated the 2015 revision of the “FIGO guidelines on intrapartum fetal monitoring”. He is an Honorary Fellow of the “Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists”, the “Hellenic Society of Perinatal Medicine” and “Romanian Society of Fetal and Neonatal Medicine”.
Bart Fauser, MD, PhD, FRCOG, is a Professor Em. of Reproductive Medicine, former Head of the Department for Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecology and former Chair of the Division of Woman & Baby at the University of Utrecht and the University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands.
He is a Fellow ad Eundum of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RCOG), Honorary member of European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), executive Board member and scientific director of the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS), international member of the (US) National Academy of Medicine, Editor in Chief of Reproductive Biomedicine Online (RBMO), Night in the order of the Netherlands Lion, past member of the board of the Dutch Medical Research Counsel (ZonMW), past Editor in Chief of Human reproduction Update, and past Professor and Division Chief at the Erasmus Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
He previously held posts as a Fulbright scholar at the University of California, San Diego; visiting professorships at Stanford University School of Medicine (California, USA), Free University (Brussels, Belgium), University of Siena (Italy), University of Southampton (UK), and the University of Adelaide (Australia). He was a past chair of the World Health Organization (WHO) steering committee for infertility guidelines.
His major research interests include the pathophysiology of human ovarian function (including PCOS, and POI), ovarian stimulation, IVF and women’s health (including contraception, menopause and healthy aging). He has published close to 500 peer-reviewed articles (Hirsch factor > 100), is one of the most cited authors in reproductive medicine and his work has been widely covered in the national and international lay press
Professor Anja Pinborg is an MD, specialist in obstetrics/gynecology and expert in clinical reproductive medicine and was appointed professor at University of Copenhagen in 2013. Since 2018 she has been professor and medical director at the Fertility Department at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital. She has published more than 250 original papers and authored nine book-chapters and has an H-index of 62. She is past member of ESHRE EXCO (2017-2021) and of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (2015-2021) and former president for Nordic Fertility Society (2011-2015). She is the former AE of Human Reproduction Update and RBMOnline. Her main research focus areas are quality and safety in ART including maternal and child health.
Dr. Rita Vassena earned a DVM and a PhD in Biotechnology applied to reproduction from the University of Milan, Italy. She has worked and trained in Canada and the United States, and has been a researcher at the National Stem Cell Bank in Barcelona, Spain. She is the co-founder and CEO of Fecundis, a medtech company dedicated to the development of treatments for human infertility. Dr. Vassena is Associate Professor of translational medicine at the University of Barcelona; and she is the president of the Eugin ethics committee for clinical research. Dr. Vassena is co-author of more than 115 scientific articles in high-impact international journals, has been the coordinator of the ESHRE stem cell special interest group, and has served for two terms on the Executive Committee of the same society. She is currently serving in the executive committee of the Spanish Fertility Society.