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Valedictory symposium: Reproductive medicine: future challenges in the context of the past’

The division Woman and Baby of the UMC Utrecht wants to celebrate Bart Fauser’s farewell by a symposium with state-of-the-art lectures on the advances in the broad field of reproductive medicine by his international friends, concluding with his valedictory lecture.


Program Mini symposium 

Chair: Arie Franx (Utrecht University) and Paul Devroey (Free University Brussels)

08:30 – 09:10          Registration and coffee

09:10 – 09:15          Opening and welcome

09:15 – 09:45          Continued challenges in ethics of assisted reproduction         Basil C. Tarlatzis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,       Greece

09:45 – 10:15          Periconception care, why is it important? Nicholas S. Macklon, Universities of Southampton, UK, and Copenhagen, Denmark

10:15 – 10:45          The interplay between inflammation and reproduction    Felice Petraglia, University of Florence, Italy

10:45 – 11:15          Coffee

11:15 – 11:45          Does reproductive endocrinology still exist? Phillipe Bouchard, Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris, France

11:45 – 12:15          The role of surgery in infertility care today    Jacques Donnez, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium

12:15 – 13:15          Lunch

13:15 – 13:45          Polycystic ovary syndrome, implications for reproduction and  beyond  Joop S.E. Laven, Erasmus Universiteit, Rotterdam, Netherlands

13:45 – 14:15          Pharma and reproductive medicine Herjan J.T. Coelingh Bennink, Pantarhei Bioscience, Zeist, Netherlands

14:15 – 14:45          Evidence based reproductive medicine research: the  beauty and the beast Frank J.M. Broekmans, Utrecht University, Netherlands

14:45 – 15:30          Speeches

15:30 – 16:15          Break

16:15 – 17:00          Valedictory lecture   35 years Reproductive Medicine; a personal journey of sience,   passion, and compassion Bart C.J.M. Fauser, Utrecht University, Netherlands

17:00 – 19:00          Reception