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Reproductive Health Summit 2016: 19th – 21st April 2016



This inaugural three day event will discuss the current research surrounding reproductive and sexual health, including clinical research and the development of treatment.

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In an academic setting there will be plenty of discussion and debate, as well as presentations from international speakers regarding global challenges in this field.


The Deadline for abstract submissions for oral presentation is 10th January 2016

The early registration deadline is 20th February 2016

The Deadline for abstracts for poster presentation is 14th April 2016

Who Should Attend: This event is suited to anyone with an academic or professional interest in reproduction and its research; including researchers, senior scientists, postgraduate students, clinicians, pharmacologists, and those who work in research and development of pharmaceuticals and related technology.


Talks include:

Talk TitleSpeakerAffiliationCountry
Seminal plasma proteins, a double edged swordProfessor Puttaswamy ManjunathUniversity of MontrealCanada
Sperm non-coding RNAs can program embryo and offspring developmentDr Tod FullstonUniversity of AdelaideAustralia
Oocyte vitrification in infertility management: changes in our practiceDr Pierre Boyer Hôpital Saint JosephFrance
Glycosylation of seminal plasma proteins and its impact on male fertilityDr Miroslawa Ferens-SieczkowskaWroclaw Medical UniversityPoland
Endometrial window of implantation marked by a cellular organelle – a non-invasive approachDr. U. Thomas Meierlbert Einstein College of MedicineUnited States
Effect of environmental factors and contaminants over reproductive cell functionDr Manel Lopez-BejarCampus de la UABSpain
Role of beta Defensins in sperm functionProfessor Julia DorinUniversity of EdinburghUnited Kingdom
Endometriosis and adolescenceDr. Francesca Rizzello, SapienzaUniversity of RomeItaly
The prevalence of chlamydia trachomatis in the infertile Egyption womenDr Nadine SherifCairo UniversityEgypt
Impact of phthalate exposure on pregnancy outcomes, children’s health and neurodevelopmentDr Kinga PolanskaInstitute of Occupational MedicinePoland
Interaction of vaginal microbiota with the pregnant hostDr David A MacIntyreHammersmith Hospital CampusUnited Kingdom
Organizing responsible international gamete useDr. Pim JanssensRijnstateNetherlands
Location, location, location: spatial programming of gonadotrophin hormone receptor signallingDr Aylin HanyalogluImperial College LondonUnited Kingdom
Are  environmental endocrine-disrupting chemicals theatening male fertility? The direct impact of selected organochlorine compounds in sperm functionDr. Renata S. TavaresUniversity of CoimbraPortugal
Reproduction without sex. What does technology have to offer?Professor Harper Joyceniversity College LondonUnited Kingdom
DPY19L2-dependent globozoospermia: from molecular pathogeny to clinical managementDr Christophe ArnoultUniversity Grenoble AlpesFrance
Men and their fertilityProfessor Sheena LewisCentre for Public HealthUnited Kingdom
Microfluidics for male fertilityDr. Reza NosratiUniversity of TorontoCanada
The impact of cervical pre-invasive disease and its treatment on reproductionDr Maria KyrgiouImperial College LondonUnited Kingdom
Prenatal stress, anxiety and depression ; effects on the fetus and the childProfessor Vivette GloverThe Hammersmith HospitalUnited Kingdom
Analysis of biochemical markers of human seminal plasma in the context of the diagnosis of male infertilityDr. Ewa KratzWrocław Medical UniversitPoland
The obese patient and Assisted Conception OutcomeTarek El-ToukhyAssisted Conception Unit and PGD CentreUnited Kingdom
Environmental toxicant exposure induced dysregulation of ovarian functionDr. Hayley C. FurlongMcMaster UniversityCanada
The role of kisspeptins in regulating the mammalian reproductive axisProfessor William ColledgeUniversity of CambridgeUnited Kingdom
Profiling signaling proteins in human spermatozoa: biomarker identification for sperm quality evaluationProfessor Margarida FardilhaUniversity of AveiroPortugal
Endometrial biopsy in assisted reproductionDr. Lukasz PolanskiThe University of NottinghamUnited Kingdom
HIV Mother to Child Transmission - Where are we in 2016?Dr Aseel HegaziSt Georges University HospitalUnited Kingdom
PGD for aneuploidyDr. Darren GriffinUniversity of KentUnited Kingdom
Metformin - friend or foe of the Polycystic Ovary?Dr Suman RiceUniversity of LondonUnited Kingdom

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