EXCEMED Conference on fertility preservation     

December 4, 2014; 08:00 - 17:30





This one-day workshop is suitable for oncologists and specialists in reproductive medicine. Lectures
and discussions aim to stimulate future improvements in research and clinical practice. Topics to be
covered include:
• Treatment-induced damage on gonadal function
• Fertility in cancer survivors
• Fertility preservation strategies
• Medical treatments for gonadal damage
• Ovarian stimulation in cancer patients
• Ovarian tissue transplantation and cryopreservation




EXCEMED opening and scientific organisers introduction to the conference
René Frydman (France) ; Michaël Grynberg (France)

  Session 1 – (9.00 – 11.00)
Chairs: Michaël Grynberg (France); René Frydman (France)

Fertility preservation in cancer patients: the gynecologists perspective
Jacques Donnez (Belgium)


Fertility preservation in cancer patients: the oncologists perspective
Christoph C. Zielinski (Austria)


Treatment-induced damage on gonadal function
Dror Meirow, (Israel)


Fertility in cancer survivors: critical review of the literature
Sibylle Loibl (Germany)


Fertility in cancer survivors: the role of the oncologist in
advising patients about fertility preservation options; psychological and ethical issues
Speaker to be announced

10.15 Panel discussion
10.30 Coffee break

  Session 2 – (11.00 -12.30)
Chairs: Christoph Zielinski (France); Jean Noël Hugues (France)

Fertility preservation in cancer patient: timing, ovarian stimulation protocols, outcomes
Kutluk Oktay (USA)


In vitro maturation of oocytes
Michaël Grynberg (France)


Ovarian tissue transplantation
Speaker to be announced

12.15 Panel discussion
12.30 Lunch break

  Session 3 – (13.30-15.00)
Chairs: Dror Meirow, (Israel), Jacques Donnez (Belgium)

Fertility preservation in prepubertal male
Nathalie Rives (France)


Surgical strategies of fertility preservation in gynecologic cancers
Catherine Uzan (France)


Medical treatments of gonadal damage
Philippe Bouchard (France)

14.45 Panel discussion
15.00 Coffee break

  Session 4 – (15.30 – 17.30)
Chairs: Nelly Frydman, France; Speaker to be announced

Oocyte cryopreservation for fertility preservation
Pasquale Patrizio


Ovarian tissue cryopreservation
Claus Y. Andersen (Denmark)


In vitro follicular growth
Evelyn E. Telfer (UK)


The future of fertility preservation
Marie-Madeleine Dolmans (Belgium)

17.15 Panel discussion
17.25 Closing comments
17.30 End of the conference

Faculty members

Christoph Zielinski (France)

Jean Noël Hugues (France)

Kutluk Oktay (USA)

Michaël Grynberg (France)

Dror Meirow, (Israel)

Jacques Donnez (Belgium)

Nathalie Rives (France)

Catherine Uzan (France)

Philippe Bouchard (France)

Sibylle Loibl (Germany)

René Frydman (France)

Nelly Frydman (France)

Pasquale Patrizio (US)

Claus Y. Andersen, (Denmark)

Evelyn E. Telfer (UK)

Marie-Madeleine Dolmans (Belgium)

Jean Noël Hugues (France)



Scientific organisers

Michaël Grynberg

Service de Médecine de la Reproduction Hôpital Jean Verdier Bondy, France

René Frydman 

Service de Gynécologie-Obstétrique et Médecine de la Reproduction Hôpital Foch Suresnes, France

Scientific secretariat


Salita di San Nicola da Tolentino, 1/b

00187 Rome, Italy

Programme Manager: Simona Pantaleoni 

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