PLENARY SESSIONS
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21

14:00-15:00 THE BEST OF RBMO 2018-2019
Hall A
Capsule  
Chairperson Bart Fauser, Netherlands
3 top award winning abstracts will be presented in this session
15:00-16:30 INTERVENTIONS THAT MATTER IN PREGNANCY MAINTENANCE
A PREIS SCHOOL ACADEMY SESSION
Hall A
Capsule Prevention of repeated abortion and preterm birth: Any similarities?
Chairperson Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy
Kypros Nicolaides, UK
15:00-15:20 What do  we know about preventing threatened abortion and recurrent miscarriage?
Adam Devall, UK
15:20-15:45 Is “Aspirin” valuable only for preventing preeclampsia or also for preterm birth?
Kypros Nicolaides, UK
15:45-16:10 The known and unknown in the prevention of preterm birth
16:10-16:30 Heparin and its limits in pregnancy disorders
16:30-18:30 HOT CONTROVERSIES IN INFERTILITY TREATMENTS Hall A
Chairperson Rene Frydman, France
Zion Ben Rafael, Israel
Bart Fauser, Netherlands
Capsule Implantation rates are still low. It requires a reciprocal interaction between blastocyst and endometrium, culminating in a small window of opportunity during which the embryo orchestrate its attachment and fate. For simplicity, the coordination of the process has been attributed to estrogen and progesterone and to embryo quality. Is it that simple?
16:30-17:20 Debate: Is it the embryo or the endometrium?
Pregnancy: Embryo-led maternal adaptive response. PIF determining regulatory role
Eytan Barnea, USA
Capsule Human embryo genome editing holds great promise to cure several diseases and avoid the necessity of discarding embryos.  In addition, whole chromosome editing may rescue aneuploid embryos from patients of advanced maternal age.  However, recent events have hampered progress in the field, with many calling for a global moratorium on both research and clinical development. How far should we go with this?
17:20-17:45 Human embryo gene editing
Nathan Treff, USA
Capsule Microbiome is the big unknown, the “elephant in the room” of reproduction and pregnancy care. What do we know. What do we have to know?
17:45-18:15 Reproductive tract microbiome and its relevance to pregnancy outcome and neonatal/post-natal development
Jerome Strauss, USA
Capsule 2020 will mark the launching of the international cervical cancer elimination campaign. The role of the health care providers will be examined
18:15-18:30 Milestones towards cervical cancer elimination
Xavier Bosch, Spain
18:30-19:30 OPENING SESSION: NOBEL PRIZE LAUREATE ROBERT G. EDWARDS ANNUAL LECTURE Hall A
Capsule PCOS is a life-long reproductive disorder, which is extremely prevalent but is often underdiagnosed, in part because of its heterogeneity, and due to the existence of various phenotypes.  Although there remains large gaps in our knowledge base, the transition of PCOS  from adolescence to menopause and beyond will be discussed.
Chairperson Zion Ben Rafael, Israel
Bart Fauser,
Netherlands
Rene Frydman,
France
18:30-19:15 Nobel Prize Laureate Robert G. Edwards Annual Lecture:
PCO/PCOS , before during and after reproductive life
Roger A. Lobo, USA
19:15-19:30 Best Abstract Award Ceremony
19:30-20:15 Network Reception