14:00-15:00 THE 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
14:00-14:20 Drug-free in-vitro activation of follicles for infertility treatment in poor ovarian response patients with decreased ovarian reserve
Kazuhiro Kawamura, Japan
14:20-14:40 There is only one thing that is truly important in an IVF lab: Everything’ Cairo consensus guidelines on IVF culture conditions
Catherine Racowsky, USA
14:40-15:00 Organoids can be established reliably from cryopreserved biopsy catheter-derived endometrial tissue of infertile women
Bich Ngoc Bui, Netherlands


Hall A


16:00-17:30 PLENARY SESSION Hall A
Capsule What are the limits of IVF
Chairpersons Bart Fauser, Netherlands
Zion Ben Rafael, Israel
16:00-16:20 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

16:20-16:40 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

16:40-17:00 We will describe our recent efforts of understanding development of human embryos past implantation

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

17:00-17:30 We will describe our recent efforts and challenges for growing mammalian embryos ex utero

Advanced artificial mammalian embryogenesis ex utero
Jacob Hanna, Israel


Hall A
Chairpersons Zion Ben Rafael, Israel
Bart Fauser, Netherlands
Wolfgang Henrich, Germany
17:30-17:35 Welcome from Ministry of Health, Germany
17:35-18:10 Nobel prize laureate Robert G. Edwards annual lecture:
Best Abstract Award Ceremony
18:20 Network Reception