Coordinator of the Advanced Center for Gynecology and Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery at Hospital BP – A Beneficencia Portuguesa de São Paulo;
Associate Professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at FMUSP;
Responsible for the Department of Endometriosis at the Gynecological Clinic of the Hospital das Clínicas at FMUSP;
Vice PRESIDENT AAGL;
Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Disorders.
Dr Casper is Professor Emeritus of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Toronto and a senior investigator at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. He is founder and scientific director of TRIO Fertility.
Charles Chapron is full Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Paris Descartes, Faculty of Medicine, since 1999. He was named Head of the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology II and Reproductive Medicine at Cochin University Hospital (Paris, France) in 2005. Since 2013, Professeur Chapron was nominated Head and Chair of the Department “Perinatologie – Periconceptologie – Gynecologie” coordinating activities of the three Departments of Obstetrics, Neonatalogy, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine. From 2014 to 2020, Professor Chapron was named Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the Paris Descartes University, in charge of strategy and medical project. Professor Chapron was nominated Visiting Professor at the Siena Univertsity (italy) in 2015, and at the Zhejiang University (Hangzhou China) in 2019.
In addition, he is the Chairman of two university diplomas and director of 20 medical theses. He has authored and co-authored about 435 peer-reviewed papers in international (314 publications) and in national (121 publications) scientific journals concerning surgical laparoscopy in gynecology, reproductive medicine and endometriosis. Publications were cited more than 26 984 times and his H-factor is 88 (indice i10 is 292). Professor Chapron has performed over 1 000 scientific presentations in international (695) and in national (325) meetings. He is the coordinator of 12 scientific books and the author of more than 80 chapters in other scientific books.
Professor Charles Chapron is Member of several national and international Societies and is reviewer for a number of journals.
In the past, he has held the positions of Secretary General of the French Society of Endoscopy in Gynecology (SFEG), the Associate Secretary General of the Francophonic International Society of Pelvic Surgery (SIFCP), Coordinator of the Special Interest Group (SIG) of Reproductive Surgery of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), Secretary General of the French society of gynaecological surgery, Société de Chirurgie Gynécologique et pelvienne (SCGP), President of the Special Interest Group (SIG) on “Reproductive surgery and endometriosis” of the American Association for Gynecologists Laparoscopists (AAGL) (2013) and President of the European Endometriosis League (EEL) (2013). Professor Chapron was elected President of the French Society of Gynaecologic Surgery (SCGP) in 2011 and was nominated as Member of the Pontifical Academy for Life (PAL) in 2012. In 2015, Professor Chapron was the President of the 1st Congress of the Society of Endometriosis and uterine disorders (SEUD). In 2016, Professor Chapron was elected SEUD President. Since 2018, he is President of the SEUD Corporate.
Over the last twenty years, Professor Chapron has worked intensively in Port-Royal University Clinic, Cochin University Hospital, together with a highly specialized team in endoscopic surgery. The two main research activities were the following: 1) Research (clinical and science) on pathogenesis, assessment and management (medical and/or surgical) of endometriosis; 2) Clinical research on gynecologic operative laparoscopy (ectopic pregnancy, hysterectomy, myomectomy, complications of gynecologic surgery, …)
I am a post-doc researcher in the Pain in Women and the EndoCaRe research groups at the University of Oxford. I am interested in investigating pain in endometriosis and how stratification of patients can aid our understanding and inform treatment of women with endometriosis-associated pain. My previous work has investigated a neuropathic component to endometriosis-associated pain.
Marie-Madeleine Dolmans is gynaecologist, and she divides her time equally between clinical and research activities. She succeeded Prof. Donnez as Head of the Gynecology Research Unit at the Université Catholique de Louvain in 2012. Her research work focuses on human ovarian transplantation, fibroids and adenomyosis.
Professor Olivier Donnez, M.D. Ph.D. received his medical degree in 2000 and his PhD in 2013 from the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL). He was the head of department of gynaecology and in vitro fertilization, CHU Dinant Godinne UCL Namur in Belgium from 2005 until 2015. From 2015, he is gynaecological surgeon in polyclinic Urbain V, Avignon, one of the top 3 French clinics for endometriosis.
Olivier Donnez is member of the European Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (ESGE), American association of gynaecologic laparoscopist (AAGL), International society of fertility preservation (ISFP), World endometriosis Society (WES) and Society for endometriosis and uterine disorders (SEUD).
His research interests deep nodular endometriosis, uterine fibroids and isthmocele.
He has authored or co-authored more than 75 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has delivered more than 150 presentations at international congresses on gynaecological endoscopy and anaesthesiology.
Jacques Donnez was born in Tournai (Belgium) on 16 July, 1947.
He studied at the Catholic University of Louvain.
He defended his PhD thesis in 1984, entitled “The fallopian tube: normal and pathological histophysiology”.
He became Full Professor and Head of the Department Gynaecology and Andrology in 1986.
He also founded the Infertility Research Unit of the Catholic University of Louvain in 1986.
He has focused his research activities on three main topics: tubal infertility, endometriosis and finally, ovarian cryopreservation and transplantation.
He published over 600 original articles in peer-review journals.
Prof. Donnez was the first President of the recently created International Society for Fertility Preservation (until end of 2010) and has been elected in Februari 2009 at the Royal Belgian Academy of Medicine.
Since 2012, he is Professor Emeritus and Director of SRI (Société de Recherche pour l’Infertilité).
Professor Svetlana Dubrovina is the Chief scientific researcher of Scientific Research Institute of Obstetrics and Pediatrics of Rostov State Medical Institute in Russia. Professor Dubrovina specialises in the treatment of endometriosis and has over 30 years of clinical experience, more than 200 research articles and publications. Professor Dubrovina is a member of the European Society of Gynecology & Endocrinology (ESGE), the Russian society of obstetricians and gynecologists (RSOG), the Interdisciplinary Association of Reproductive Medicine Specialists (MARS), the Regional Society for the Promotion of Cosmetology, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Gynecology (COGIN).
Tommaso Falcone, M.D., FRCS(C), FACOG, is Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He is presently Chief of Staff, Chief Academic Officer, Medical Director. Cleveland Clinic London.
Dr. Falcone received his medical degree from McGill University School of Medicine in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. While at McGill, he went on to complete a residency in obstetrics and gynecology and a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology.
He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in general obstetrics and gynecology, as well as Reproductive Endocrinology. He is also certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (UK ad eundem).
Dr. Falcone was appointed Chair of the department of obstetrics & Gynecology in 2001 and subsequently Chair of the Women’s health institute in 2008 to 2018. He was a member of the board of governors of Cleveland Clinic between 2006-2013, member of the Executive Team (ET) from 2007-2010. He served as Vice Chairman of Professional Staff Affairs, Cleveland Clinic from 2007-2014.
Dr. Falcone has published more than 500 original manuscripts, abstracts, and book chapters. He is co-editor of 8 books including a textbook on Clinical Reproductive Medicine and Surgery (Springer third edition 2017); Operative Techniques in Gynecologic Surgery (Wolters Kluwer 2017).
He has served on the editorial board of several journals, including Associate Editor of Fertility & Sterility and the Editorial Board of the Obstetrics &Gynecology (Green journal). He is presently editor-in-chief of JMIG. He is past President of the Society for Reproductive Surgeons (SRS) and Past Chair of the Endometriosis special interest group of the ASRM. He is President of the International Society for Fertility Preservation (ISFP-2019-2020). He has served on review committees for NICHD and MRC. Dr. Falcone has been the recipient of many awards for laparoscopic and robotic surgery at different societies. He was a senior author on the first publication on gynecologic robot surgery and a member of the team that performed the first uterus transplant in the USA.
Dr. Feichtinger is a fertility specialist and medical director of the Wunschbaby Institut Feichtinger in Vienna, Austria.
He did his medical studies at the Medical University of Vienna and the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm and published numerous papers in highly ranked journals on reproductive genetics and endocrinology.
After his medical studies Dr. Feichtinger did his Ph.D. at the Medical University of Vienna in Clinical Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition. He is a board member of the Austrian Society of Reproductive Medicine.
Myra Feldman is a Staff Radiologist in the section of abdominal imaging at the Cleveland Clinic. She joined the Cleveland Clinic in 2009 after finishing an abdominal imaging fellowship at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Pittsburgh, PA). Her special interests include ultrasound imaging and female pelvic magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. She is co-chair of the Society of Abdominal Radiology’s Disease Focus Panel for endometriosis.
Dr Gordon is currently Executive Director of Medical Affairs, Fertility Lead at Organon, Jersey City, New Jersey. He earned his doctorate from Monash University, Australia, and did his postdoctoral work at the Jones Institute in Norfolk, Virginia which was the first successful IVF center in the US.
Dr Gordon has published over 100 original journal articles, reviews, book chapters, and book reviews. He has also presented his work at many national and international meetings.
Gernot Hudelist MD, PD, MSc is a minimal invasive reproductive surgeon with a focus on deep endometriosis. His academic research is predominantly on surgical interventions for endometriosis. He is head of the center for endometriosis, Hospital St John of God Vienna and consultant gynaecological surgeon in the Rudolfinerhaus Private Clinic, Vienna, Austria
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gruppo Italo Belga; Research Director, Latifa Hospital
Philippe R. Koninckx a primus perpetuus of classic Latin-Greek high school, received his medical education at the Facultés Notre Dame in Namur and graduated from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, where he trained for OBGYN. Subsequently he trained as an endocrinologist with a PhD on ovarian endocrinology and androgen production. As a student and later as a registrar he developed and introduced at KULeuven the radioimmunoassays of angiotensins, LH, FSH and prolactin. Clinically, he became board certified in nuclear laboratory medicine and was in charge for the routine hormone laboratory from 1978 till 1996. Reproductive medicine was the main clinical interest. He started the first menopause clinic on the continent in 1981, and became later in charge of infertility and IVF. The rapid development of endoscopic surgery since 1986, first in infertility, and later in gynaecology shifted responsibilities to endoscopic surgery, laser laparoscopic excision of severe endometriosis being actually the main activity.
Dr. Leyland is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He recently completed two plus terms as Chair of the University Department of OB/GYN and Chief of OB/GYN for the Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation. Prior to taking this position he held the position of the Medical Director of the Women’s, Children’s and Family Health Program and is the Chief of OB/GYN at the St. Joseph’s Health Centre.
His clinical and research interests concern the provision of and the improvement to access of minimally invasive reproductive surgical options for women. Dr. Leyland and colleagues at McMaster have a two-year comprehensive research and clinical fellowship training program in minimally invasive GYN surgery. He is the Past President of the Canadian Society of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. He has more than 175 scientific papers, Clinical Practice Guidelines and book chapters published. He is the current Co-Chair of the Clinical Practice Committee, Gynecology, for the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada.
Dr. Leyland graduated from the University of Toronto as the Cody Silver Medalist and completed a Master of Science in Health Care Management from the Harvard School of Public Health summa cum laude. His major practicum concerned the performance of GYN surgical procedures in the “focused factory” model of care in free standing surgical clinics. He has also utilized operations management principles to improve throughput and turnover times in outpatient surgery.
Professor Grant Montgomery FAHMS, FSRB, Hon FRSNZ is an NHMRC Leadership Fellow and Group Leader for the Genomics of Reproductive Disorders Laboratory at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience and Director of the Genome Innovation Hub at The University of Queensland. His early career in animal reproduction and genomics was spent in New Zealand and France before moving to Australia in 1999. Over the last 20 years he has conducted studies on genetics and genomics of endometriosis and other disorders and published extensively in the fields of genetics and women’s health.
Horace Roman is surgeon at Endometriosis Center of the Clinique Tivoli-Ducos, Bordeaux and Honorary Professor at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark. His practice and clinical research focus on the surgical management of patients with advanced endometriosis.
He has managed more than 1,300 patients with deep endometriosis infiltrating the digestive tract, 300 with endometriosis of urinary tract and 100 with endometriosis of sacral roots and sciatic nerves. He privileges conservative procedures in deep endometriosis of the rectum, and performed more than 350 rectal disc excisions.
He performed the ENDORE randomized trial comparing radical and conservative surgery for colorectal endometriosis and is accomplishing the MESURE randomized trial comparing medical to surgical management in rectal endometriosis.
He is member of the boards of the European Endometriosis League, World Endometriosis Society and French Society of Gynecologic and Pelvic Surgery.
Professor Zeev Shoham serves as the head of the Fertility and IVF Unit at the Kaplan Medical center in Rehovot, Israel.
Professor Shoham was born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel. He received his M.D. degree from the Hadassah Medical Center in 1981. Later completing, his residency at Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot, and his fellowship in infertility and in vitro fertilization at Tel – Hashomer Hospital and MIDDLESEX Hospital in London, UK. Since 1988 he has specialized in a wide range of treatments including: Fertility treatments, in vitro fertilization, oocyte retrieval preservation and freezing, donor eggs and sperm, care for women during pregnancy and follow-up and treatment of postmenopausal women. In 1991 Prof. Shoham received an award from the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology for the best scientific research that year in Europe for his work on stimulating sperm production by adding GH to treatment with gonadotropins in patients with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. Professor Shoham has published over 140 papers in the field of Reproductive Medicine, and his publications had won international awards. In addition, he has contributed chapters to numerous books. He is the editor/ author of the textbook, Female Infertility Therapy: Current Practice (1999), and one of the four editors of the textbook, Assisted Reproductive Techniques, which is at its fourth edition.
Professor Shoham is the co-founder of IVF-Worldwide the most comprehensive website on in-vitro fertilization. Professor Shoham has been organizing internationals medical conferences for the past 18 years and is a lecturer in many conferences in the field.
Dr. Hugh Taylor is the Anita O’Keeffe Young Professor and the chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the Yale School of Medicine. He is the immediate pas president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. He has published over 400 papers in the fields of basic reproductive biology and clinical medicine. He is contributed to our understanding of uterine development, endometrial receptivity and endometriosis.
Arne Vanhie is a gynaecologist at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the University Hospital Leuven, Belgium. He obtained his medical degree at Leuven University, Belgium and holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences with a thesis on microRNA as biomarkers for endometriosis. After a research fellowship at the Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale University, USA, he started working in the Leuven University Fertility Centre. The greater part of his clinical practice are couples who need pre-implantation genetic testing (PGT) and women with endometriosis-related pain or infertility. His research is focused on reproductive genetics and non-invasive diagnosis of endometriosis in the Laboratory of Endometrium, Endometriosis and Reproductive Medicine (LEERM) at Leuven University.
Professor Felix Wong was the Professor at the University of New South Wales at Liverpool Hospital from 1993 to 2010. He was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Asia Pacific Association for Gynecologic Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Therapy (APAGE) in 2017 and the Outstanding Contribution Award by the European Society for Gynecological Endoscopy (ESGE) in 2018. He is currently the Chairman of the Focused Ultrasound Surgery Association (FUSA) in Hong Kong. Professor Wong has published 14 books and more than 230 papers in local and international journals.
Johnny S. Younis, MD, is the director of Reproductive Medicine at the Baruch Padeh Medical Center – Poriya. He is a full professor at the Azrielli Faculty of Medicine in Galilee affiliated to Bar-Ilan University. He is the past Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology Circle and the past Chair of the Admission Committee at the Faculty of Medicine. He is the past Chair of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Examination Board, the Scientific Council, Israeli Medical Association. Since October 2018, he is the Vice-Dean for Clinical education at the Azrielli Faculty of Medicine in Galilee. His present interests are low ovarian reserve, ovarian reserve biomarkers, endometriosis and controlled ovarian stimulation.
Dr. Stephen Zimberg is the former director of the Section of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida as well as the program director for the Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida. He completed a Master’s in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics at University of Maryland and is currently in the PhD program in Molecular Medicine and Pharmacogenomics in the College of Pharmacy at Nova Southeastern University. He also serves as adjunct faculty in the Kiram C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University.
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