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The program will be submitted to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

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The Congress Secretariat will be open from Wednesday 18 October at 9.30

Wednesday 18th of October 2017

Room H

Poster Area


Opening Symposium Gynecological EndocrinologyClimacteric and Menopause: from symptoms to therapies, from security to efficacy

15:30–17:00 – Room H

Chairperson/s: Pedro Barri (ES), Joaquim Calaf Alsina (ES)

  • Andrea R. Genazzani (IT) Phitoestrogens : should be they considered as a first line therapy ?
  • Paul Piette (BE) The advantages of transdermal estrogens
  • Nick Panay (GB) Body-identical hormone therapy – the way forward
  • Martin Birkhaeuser (CH) Estrogens after menopause – 10 years may be too short


Opening Ceremony Opening Ceremony

17:15–18:00 – Room H

  • The Congress Chairmen (AF) Pedro N. Barri , Joaquim Calaf Alsina
  • The Board (AF) Genazzani Andrea R. ,
    Serfaty David ,
  • The Scientific Societies and Institutions (AF) Purandare C N (FIGO) ,
    Brown Haywood (ACOG) ,
    Regan Lesley (RCOG) ,
    European Board and College of the Obstetrics and Gynecology (EBCOG) ,
    Martinez Astorquiza Txanton (SEGO)


Opening Lecture (OL01) The challenge of fertility preservation (introduced by Pedro Barri)

18:00–18:30 – Room H

  • Dror Meirow (IL) The challenge of fertility preservation



Poster Session

18:30–21:00 – Poster Area

Thursday 19th of October 2017

Room H

Room F

Room J

Room B


Presidential Focus (PF-a) From present to future

08:30–09:30 – Room H

Chairperson/s: Joseph Schenker (IL)

  • Pedro Barri (ES) Infertility

Meet the Expert (D04) Natural vs synthetic estrogens

08:30–09:30 – Room F

Chairperson/s: Faustino Perez-Lopez (ES)

  • Alfred Mueck (DE) Considering only the pharmacology of estrogens
  • J Michel Foidart (BE) Back to the future

Scientific Society Symposium The ABC of perimenopausal bleeding – organized by the International Menopause Society (IMS)

08:30–09:30 – Room J

Chairperson/s: Mary Ann Lumsden (GB)

  • Camil Castelo-Branco (ES) Structural and non-structural causes
  • Mary Ann Lumsden (GB) Recommended investigations
  • Nick Panay (GB) Current treatment approaches and guidelines

Scientific Society Symposium Important Clinical Problems in Gynecological Endocrinology (Organized by the Polish Society of Gynecological Endocrinology )

08:30–09:30 – Room B

Chairperson/s: Andrzej Milewicz (PL), Blazej Meczekalski (PL)

  • Agnieszka Podfigurna (PL) Long-term consequences of anorexia nervosa
  • Roman Smolarczyk (PL) Hyperandrogenism -How to treat ?
  • Blazej Meczekalski (PL) Hypostrogenism in young women and its influence on bone mineral density


Symposium Infertility(symp02) Andrology

09:45–11:15 – Room H

Chairperson/s: Joaquim Sarquella (ES), Sophie Christin-Maitre (FR)

  • Csilla Krausz (IT) Genetics of male infertility in the era of ICSI
  • Lluis Bassas (ES) New diagnostic tools for sperm fertilizing ability
  • Alvaro Vives (ES) Male HPV vaccination. Why not ?
  • Serge Ginter (LU) Testosterone, DHEA, progesterone: how to handle male aging ?

Sponsored Symposium

09:45–11:15 – Room F

    Symposium Oncology(symp06) Early diagnosis of endometrial cancer

    09:45–11:15 – Room J

    Chairperson/s: Antonio Gil (ES), Stefano Angioni (IT)

    • Eva Colas (ES) The quest of molecular markers in endometrial cancer research
    • Henri Sevestre (FR) Why Histo- and not Cyto-Pathology?
    • Steven R. Goldstein (US) The role of transvaginal ultrasound in post menopausal bleeding




    Symposium Pregnancy(symp20) Update on preterm labor and induction of labor

    11:45–13:15 – Room H

    Chairperson/s: Pavel Calda (CZ), Bernat Serra (ES)

    • Gerard Visser (NL) MgS04, tocolytics and corticosteroids in case of preterm labor
    • Joseph G. Schenker (IL) Preterm birth and assisted reproduction
    • Haywood Brown (US) Update on induction of labor
    • Ineta Vasaraudze (LV) Medical and surgical interventions available before a periviable birth

    Symposium Oncology(symp05) New approach to cervical cancer screening

    11:45–13:15 – Room F

    Chairperson/s: Camil Castelo-Branco (ES), Alicia Ubeda (ES)

    • Danielle Heideman (NL) Advances in cervical screening: self-collection and molecular testing
    • Guglielmo Ronco (IT) How to screen vaccinated women
    • Patrick Petignat (CH) New cervical cancer screening: why less is more ?
    • Cristina Vanrell (ES) High grade SIL conservative management

    Symposium Gynecological Endocrinology(symp14) Premature Ovarian Failure

    11:45–13:15 – Room J

    Chairperson/s: Andrzej Milewicz (PL), Susana Peon (ES)

    • Sophie Christin-Maitre (FR) Genes and primary ovarian insufficiency
    • Nick Panay (GB) Optimising clinical management of POI using a global registry
    • Chiara Benedetto (IT) Ovarian tissue cryopreservation and transplant
    • Blazej Meczekalski (PL) General health issues in women diagnosed with POI

    Sponsored Symposium

    11:45–13:15 – Room J



      Sponsored Lunch Symposium

      13:30–15:15 – Room H





        Key Lecture (kl07) Vaginal Hysterectomy

        15:45–16:15 – Room H

        Chairperson/s: Oriol Porta (ES)

        • C. N. Purandare (IN) Vaginal Hysterectomy

        Key Lecture (kl02) Endocrine disruptors

        15:45–16:15 – Room F

        Chairperson/s: Carlos Dosouto (ES)

        • Philippe Bouchard (FR) Endocrine disruptors

        Key Lecture (kl06) Microchimaerisme and female health

        15:45–16:15 – Room J

        Chairperson/s: Nicola Pluchino (CH)

        • Johannes Huber (AT) Microchimaerisme and female health

        Key Lecture (kl03) Digital mums. Maternity (3.0)

        15:45–16:15 – Room B

        Chairperson/s: Eduard Gratacos (ES)

        • Sofia Fournier (ES) Digital mums. Maternity (3.0)


        Symposium Infertility(symp04) Oocyte quality

        16:30–18:00 – Room H

        Chairperson/s: Monserrat Boada (ES), Teresa Almeida-Santos (PT)

        • Paolo G. Artini (IT) Effect of peritoneal endometriosis on oocyte and embryo quality
        • Carla Tatone (IT) Ovarian damage by anticancer therapy: molecular mechanisms and preventive strategies
        • Anna Veiga (ES) Preimplantation genetic screening at the blastocyst stage

        Sponsored Symposium

        16:30–18:00 – Room F

          Symposium Oncology(symp07) Endometrial cancer

          16:30–18:00 – Room J

          Chairperson/s: Xavier Matias Guiu (ES), Basil Tarlatzis (GR)

          • Jaime Prat (ES) Histologic and molecular staging of ovarian and endometrial cancer
          • Faustino Perez Lopez (ES) Endometrial cancer risk factors
          • Stefano Angioni (IT) Conservative treatment in patients with atypical endometrial hyperplasia or endometrial carcinoma
          • Rainer Kimmig (DE) Ontogenetic approach in surgery of endometrial cancer – technique and results


          Symposium Gynecological Endocrinology(symp15) Menopause

          18:15–20:00 – Room H

          Chairperson/s: Tommaso Simoncini (IT), Santiago Palacios (ES)

          • Mary Ann Lumsden (GB) Perimenopausal bleeding problems
          • Christian Egarter (AT) Update on isoflavones in menopause
          • Vera Prilepskaya (RU) Climacteric syndrome. Novelty in the therapy of menopause (Russian experience)
          • Irene Lambrinoudaki (GR) Cardiovascular disease prevention after menopause
          • Santiago Palacios (ES) Innovations in the treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy

          Symposium Gynecology(symp16) Endometriosis

          18:15–19:45 – Room F

          Chairperson/s: Josep Estadella (ES), Ulysse Gaspard (BE)

          • Leila Adamyan (RU) Endometriosis: impact on female fertility
          • Teresa Almeida-Santos (PT) Evaluation of ovarian reserve in women with endometrioma
          • Francois Closon (BE) Benefits of endometriosis surgery before IVF
          • Nicola Pluchino (CH) Sexual function of endometriosis patients and their partners

          Symposium Gynecological Endocrinology(symp10) Polycystic Ovary

          18:15–19:45 – Room J

          Chairperson/s: Bart CJM Fauser (NL), Ana Polo (ES)

          • Andrzej Milewicz (PL) Lipid Accumulation Product (LAP) and Waist Circumference to Height Ratio (WGtR) associated with hormonal profile in women with PCOS
          • Alessandro D. Genazzani (IT) Integrative treatments to overcome insulin resistance in PCOS patients
          • Sven O. Skouby (DK) PCOS intervention: on the continuous clinical challenge
          • Basil Tarlatzis (GR) Infertility treatment in PCOS

          Friday 20th of October 2017

          Room H

          Room F

          Room J

          Room B


          Presidential Focus (PF-b) From present to future

          08:30–09:30 – Room H

          Chairperson/s: David Serfaty (FR)

          • Joaquim Calaf Alsina (ES) Contraception / Endocrinology

          Meet the Expert (D03) Vaginal atrophy with estrogens in breast cancer patients

          08:30–09:30 – Room F

          Chairperson/s: Barbara Garcia Valdecasas (ES)

          • Serge Rozenberg (BE) Breast cancer and MHT
          • Camil Castelo-Branco (ES) VVA in breast cancer survivals. Are topical estrogens safe?

          Scientific Society Symposium New molecules and new mechanisms in Gynecological Endocrinology – organized by the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology (ISGE)

          08:30–09:30 – Room J

          Chairperson/s: Mark Brincat (MT), Xiangyan Ruan (CN)

          • Jean Michel Foidart (BE) Relief of vasomotor symptoms: with NK3R antagonists or with HT ?
          • Nick Panay (GB) Minimising hormone therapy intolerance
          • Tommaso Simoncini (IT) Sex steroids, insulin and fat metabolism: implications for healthy aging

          Scientific Society Symposium What new genetics brings to the practice of obstetrics and gynecology – organized by the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG)

          08:30–09:30 – Room B

          Chairperson/s: Feliciano Ramos (ES)

          • Robert-Jan Geljaard (NL) NIPT in the Netherlands: what’s new?
          • Jenny Lord (GB) Prenatal diagnosis of fetal structural abnormalities using whole exome sequencing: findings from the Prenatal Assessment of Genomes and Exomes (PAGE) project
          • Marjolijin Ligtenberg (NL) The changing landscape of BRCA-mutation-testing in patients with ovarian cancer


          Symposium Gynecological Endocrinology(symp13) The over forty women

          09:45–11:15 – Room H

          Chairperson/s: Mark Brincat (MT), Buenaventura Coroleu (ES)

          • Joelle Belaisch-Allart (FR) Management of infertility over forty
          • Michelle Lachowsky (FR) A woman over forty in our 21st century
          • Antonio Cano (ES) Imaging biomarkers of atherosclerosis and estrogen exposure: further on the window hypothesis
          • Bart CJM Fauser (NL) Ovarian aging and its clinical implications

          Symposium Gynecology(symp19) Sexuality / WSD

          09:45–11:15 – Room F

          Chairperson/s: Ali Kubba (GB), Josep Perello (ES)

          • Rossella E. Nappi (IT) Sexual symptoms at menopause: are they all women’s dysfunction?
          • Johannes Bitzer (CH) Sexual health care for cancer patients
          • Rik HW van Lunsen (NL) The Amsterdam multifacettal approach of sexual pain disorders aiming at restoring sexual pleasure
          • Herjan Coelingh Bennink (NL) Improvement of sexual funtion during pill use by normalising free testosterone levels

          Sponsored Symposium

          09:45–11:15 – Room J





            Symposium Infertility(symp03) Obesity and Reproduction

            11:45–13:15 – Room H

            Chairperson/s: Juan José Espinos (ES), Sven Skouby (DK)

            • Ronit Haimov-Kochman (IL) Adiposity and ovulation, the complex interactions
            • JOSE BELLVER (ES) Obesity and implantation
            • Annemieke Hoek (NL) Cost- effectiveness scenario’s for lifestyle intervention preceding infertility treatment in obese infertile women
            • Xiangyan Ruan (CN) Orlistat or metformin combined with lifestyle changes in the management of obese patients with PCOS

            Symposium Gynecological Endocrinology(symp11) Receptor modulators in gynecology

            11:45–13:15 – Room F

            Chairperson/s: Joaquim Calaf Alsina (ES), Philippe Bouchard (FR)

            • Jean Michel Foidart (BE) Estetrol is a unique estrogen with specific advantages for oral contraception and treatment of menopause
            • Christine Bergeron (FR) Endometrial effects of SPRMs
            • Jaques Donnez (BE) From surgery to medical therapy : back to the future

            Symposium Pregnancy(symp21) Preeclampsia

            11:45–13:15 – Room J

            Chairperson/s: Elisa Llurba (ES), Stefano Luisi (IT)

            • Bernat Serra (ES) Use of biomarkers for preeclampsia
            • Daniela D. Di Martino (IT) Early and late preeclampsia, new lenses to look preeclampsia
            • Pavel Calda (CZ) From diagnosis to treatment


            Sponsored Lunch Symposium

            13:30–15:15 – Room H





              Meet the Expert (D02) Prenatal Genetic testing

              15:45–16:45 – Room H

              Chairperson/s: Agustin Ballesteros (ES)

              • Gerard Albaiges (ES) Non invasive prenatal testing
              • Lluis Armengol (ES) When should a fetal microarray be offered

              Sponsored Debate

              15:45–16:45 – Room F

                Scientific Society Symposium Male hormonal contraception: perspectives – organized by the International Consortium for Male Contraception (ICMC)

                15:45–16:45 – Room J

                Chairperson/s: David Serfaty (FR), Diana Blithe (US)

                • Cristina Meriggiola (IT) Risks and benefits of using androgens for male contraception
                • Christina Wang (US) DMAU as pill for men?


                Symposium Pregnancy(symp22) Facing the Non Communicable Disease (NCD) global epidemic –FIGO Hyperglycemia in Pregnancy (HIP) initiative

                17:00–18:30 – Room H

                Chairperson/s: Tahir Mahmood (GB)

                • Tahir Mahmood (GB) The Mother – The impact of the diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome in pregnancy
                • Eduard Gratacos (ES) The fetus: fetal development under adverse perinatal environment

                Symposium Oncology(symp09) Breast cancer

                17:00–18:30 – Room F

                Chairperson/s: Alfred Mueck (DE), Rafael Fabregas (ES)

                • Mark Brincat (MT) Pharmacological interventions at the time of menopause that decreases the incidence of breast cancer. The list grows
                • Nicoletta Biglia (IT) Tailored breast surgery for BRCA mutated patients
                • Anne Lesur (FR) Aromatase inhibitors and ovarian suppression for young breast cancer : is it a good idea ?
                • Harald Meden (CH) New developments in the management of breast cancer

                Symposium Gynecology(symp17) Minimally invasive surgery, Cosmetic genital surgery and Uro-Gynecology

                17:00–18:30 – Room J

                Chairperson/s: Jean Michel Foidart (BE), Leila Adamyan (RU)

                • Francisco Carmona (ES) Against electric morcellation. Pro minimally invasive surgery
                • Linda Cardozo (GB) Female cosmetic genital surgery
                • Oriol Porta (ES) Factors influencing pelvic floor muscle training success in the treatment of urinary incontinence
                • Tommaso Simoncini (IT) Robotic surgery for advanced pelvic organ prolapse


                ESG General Assembly ESG General Assembly

                18:30–19:30 – Room H


                Saturday 21st of October 2017

                Room F

                Room J

                Room B


                Presidential Focus (PF-c) From present to future

                08:30–09:30 – Room F

                Chairperson/s: Clara Pelissier (FR)

                • Andrea R. Genazzani (IT) Menopause and ageing

                Meet the Expert (D01) Genomic screening

                08:30–09:30 – Room J

                Chairperson/s: Anna Veiga (ES)

                • Anna Abuli (ES) Genetic screening in reproduction: all in one test?
                • Guido Pennings (BE) Ethical insights about genetic screening in reproduction

                Scientific Society Symposium Uterine myoma: how to face and treat according to patients needs – organized by the International Academy of Human Reproduction (IAHR)

                08:30–09:30 – Room B

                Chairperson/s: Georgios Creatsas (GR), John Sciarra (US)

                • Martin Birkhaeuser (CH) Medical treatment of fibroma: Pre-surgical only? Use of GnRH analogues
                • Sven Skouby (DK) Medical treatment of fibroma: Pre-surgical only? Use of SPRMS
                • Pedro N. Barri (ES) ART in infertile patients with myomas


                Symposium Oncology(symp08) Ovarian cancer

                09:40–11:10 – Room F

                Chairperson/s: Ramon Rovira (ES), Patrick Petignat (CH)

                • Enrica Bentivegna (FR) Conservative treatment of high risk epithelial ovarian cancer
                • Walther Kuhn (DE) Impact of centralized care on survival in advanced ovarian cancer
                • Pierluigi Benedetti Panici (IT) Surgery for epithelial ovarian cancer: update

                Symposium Gynecological Endocrinology(symp12) Contraception

                09:40–11:10 – Room J

                Chairperson/s: Inaki Lete (ES), Vera Prilepskaya (RU)

                • Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson (SE) Contraception: a pre-requisite for reproductive health.
                • Inaki Lete (ES) Non-oral hormonal contraception
                • David Serfaty (FR) Obesity and contraception
                • Ali Kubba (GB) Bridging the contraception menopause gap




                Key Lecture (kl05) Hysterectomy 2017 and alternatives

                11:30–12:00 – Room F

                Chairperson/s: Jordi Ponce (ES)

                • John Sciarra (US) Hysterectomy 2017 and alternatives

                Key Lecture (kl01) Spare frozen embryos – what future?

                11:30–12:00 – Room F

                Chairperson/s: Agustin Ballesteros (ES)

                Key Lecture (kl04) Are estrogens alone really safe for breast in menopausal therapy?

                11:30–12:00 – Room J

                Chairperson/s: Sonia Baulies (ES)

                • Anne Gompel (FR) Are estrogens alone really safe for breast in menopausal therapy?


                Symposium Infertility(symp01) ART

                12:10–13:40 – Room F

                Chairperson/s: Joelle Belaisch-Allart (FR), Francisca Martinez (ES)

                • Nikolaos P. Polyzos (BE) Optimal ovarian response for IVF
                • Antonis Makrigiannakis (GR) Management of recurrent implantation failure
                • Luca Gianaroli (IT) Is time to pregnancy a valid indicator of IVF success?

                Symposium Gynecology(symp18) Adolescent Gynecology

                12:10–13:40 – Room J

                Chairperson/s: Johannes Bitzer (CH), Clara Colomè (ES)

                • Georgios Creatsas (GR) Dysfunctional uterine bleeding during adolescence
                • Charles Sultan (FR) Management of adolescent with delayed puberty
                • Lourdes Ibanez (ES) PCOS in adolescent girls
                • Stefano Luisi (IT) Management of endometriosis in teenagers

                Scientific Society Symposium Breast-Cancer: an up-date in the management – organized by the Société Européenne de Langue Franco-Allemande de Gynécologie-Obstétrique (SELFAGO)

                12:10–13:40 – Room B

                Chairperson/s: René Druckmann (FR), Adolf E. Schindler (DE)

                • Christian Singer (AT) Identification and Management of Familial Breast Cancer
                • Claus M. Schlotter (DE) Impact of tumour-infiltrating lymphocytes and future immune strategies in breast cancer
                • Laura Knabben (CH) Breast cancer and pregnancy
                • Walther Kuhn (DE) Preoperative breast MRI- examination for everyone? A prospective multicenter study


                Closing Ceremony Closing Ceremony

                13:40–14:00 – Room F