OPENING DAY
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2

14:30-15:30 THE BEST OF RBMO 2020-2021
Hall A
Capsule The three best papers published in RBMO in 2020 are presented in this session
Chairperson Bart Fauser, Netherlands
14:30-14:50 Drug-free in-vitro activation of follicles for infertility treatment in poor ovarian response patients with decreased ovarian reserve
Kazuhiro Kawamura, Japan
14:50-15:10 ‘There is only one thing that is truly important in an IVF lab: Everything’ Cairo consensus guidelines on IVF culture conditions
Catherine Racowsky, USA
15:10-15:30 Organoids can be established reliably from cryopreserved biopsy catheter-derived endometrial tissue of infertile women
Bich Ngoc Bui, Netherlands

 

15:30-16:20 FROM INFERTILITY TO BIRTH
Hall A
Chairpersons Zion Ben Rafael, Israel
Wolfgang HenrichGermany
15:30-15:55 Nature to clinics: Paradigm shift. Embryo-maternal signaling
Eytan R. Barnea, USA
15:55-16:20 Fertility, pregnancy, and perinatal outcome among parents in the fourth and fifth decade of life. Pro and contra
Christian Dadak, Austria

 

16:20-17:50 PLENARY SESSION Hall A
Capsule What are the limits of IVF?
Chairpersons Bart Fauser, Netherlands
Zion Ben Rafael, Israel
16:20-16:40 This talk will provide an overview of biosensors in medicine, with an emphasis on biosensing in the intrauterine environment

Biological sensors of in-utero monitoring
Ying Cheong, UK

16:40-16:50 Discussion
16:50-17:10 Human pluripotent stem cells are being used to model different aspects of human development from directed differentiation to a specific organ (in organoids) to models of gastrulation (in gastruloids) and blastocyst formation (blastoids). This field is moving forward very fast, but remains highly controversial. I will review the relevant scientific developments as well as touch on potential ethical and legal implications.

Synthetic human entities with embryo-like features
Susana M. Chuva de Sousa Lopes, Netherlands

17:10-17:20 Discussion
17:20-17:40 Recent efforts of understanding development of human embryos past implantation

Single cell analyses of human embryo development
Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, UK

17:40-17:50 Discusison

 

17:50-18:30 OPENING SESSION
Hall A
Chairpersons Zion Ben Rafael, Israel
Bart Fauser, Netherlands
Wolfgang Henrich, Germany
17:50-18:20 Nobel prize laureate Robert G. Edwards annual lecture:

Recent efforts and challenges for growing mammalian embryos ex utero

Advanced artificial mammalian embryogenesis ex utero
Jacob Hanna, Israel

18:20-18:30
Best Abstract Awards
18:30 Network Reception