Cytogenetics & IVF

7 February 2019

Dubai World Trade Centre

Overview:

This new conference at MEDLAB will feature developments in prenatal diagnosis to chromosome biology in epigenetics and evolution.  The conference will highlight advances in molecular cytogenetic diagnostic tests, which includes karyotyping, Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) testing and advanced Chromosomal Microarray testing (CMA) to help improve services in the growing number of fertility centres and genetic labs in the region.

Key topics:

  • The past, present and future of screening
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Postnatal diagnosis
  • Cancer Genetic diagnosis
  • Advances in infertility treatment

Benefits of attending:

  • Assess training and competency of genetics lab to comply with the latest developments in regulatory requirements and certification
  • Discuss constitutional and acquired genetic abnormalities
  • Review IFV treatment and clinical innovations
  • Evaluate refined techniques and methods

09:45

Opening remarks

Dr Moncef Benkhalifa, Professor of Reproductive Medicine, Developmental and Reproductive Biology, Picardy University Jules Verne, Amiens, France


Session 1

Reproductive Failure - Moderator: Dr Moncef Benkhalifa, Professor of Reproductive Medicine, Developmental and Reproductive Biology, Picardy University Jules Verne, Amiens, France

10:00

Non-syndromic genetic disorders and male infertility

Dr Stephane Ville, Faculty of Medicine and Laboratory of Genetics, Strasbourg University and Strasbourg University Hospital, Strasbourg, France  

10:30

Repeated implantation failure: Investigation & therapeutic options

Prof Dr Timur Gurgan, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey

11:00

Q&A

11:15 Coffee break


Session 2

Cytogenetics & Molecular Cytogenetics - Moderator: Dr Mohammed Naveed, Consultant Geneticist, Department of Paediatrics, Fujairah Hospital, Ministry of Health and Prevention, Fujairah, UAE

11:45

Current dilemmas with preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy

Dr Darren K. Griffin, Professor of Genetics, School of Biosciences, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Reproduction, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

12:15

Application of oligo array comparative genomic hybridisation and fluorescence in situ hybridisation studies in clinical practice

TBC

12:45

Genomics and epigenomics of infertility

Dr Ashutosh Halder, Professor of Reproductive Biology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

13:15

Q&A

13:30 Lunch break


Session 3

Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis & IVF - Moderator: Dr Mohammed Naveed, Consultant Geneticist, Department of Paediatrics, Fujairah Hospital, Ministry of Health and Prevention, Fujairah, UAE

15:00

Preimplantation Genetics Diagnosis: Expansion of indications, Technology advances and future directions

Dr Moncef Benkhalifa, Professor of Reproductive Medicine, Developmental and Reproductive Biology, Picardy University Jules Verne, Amiens, France

15:30

How to improve IVF outcomes

Dr Laura Melado Vidales, Specialist – Obstetrics & Gynecology, IVF, IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic LLC, Abu Dhabi, UAE

16:00

Outcomes and benefits of hysteroscopic procedures in women with recurrent implantation failure after in vitro fertilisation

Dr Monikaa Chawla, Consultant, Reproductive Endocrinologist, Fakih IVF Fertility Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE

16:30

Q&A

16:45 End of conference

Chairs:

Dr Moncef Benkhalifa, Professor of Reproductive Medicine, Developmental and Reproductive Biology, Picardy University Jules Verne, Amiens, France

Dr Mohammed Naveed, Consultant Geneticist, Department of Paediatrics, Fujairah Hospital, Ministry of Health and Prevention, Fujairah, UAE


Activity Director:

Dr Fadi W. Abdul –Karim, Professor of Pathology and Vice Chair for Education, Robert Tomsich Pathology and Laboratory Med Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA


Speaker faculty:

Dr Ashutosh Halder, Professor of Reproductive Biology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Dr Darren K. Griffin, Professor of Genetics, School of Biosciences, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Reproduction, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

Dr Laura Melado Vidales, Specialist – Obstetrics & Gynecology, IVF, IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic LLC, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Monikaa Chawla, Consultant, Reproductive Endocrinologist, Fakih IVF Fertility Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Stephane Ville, Faculty of Medicine and Laboratory of Genetics, Strasbourg University and Strasbourg University Hospital, Strasbourg, France  

Prof Dr Timur Gurgan, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey


Accreditation statement:

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 31.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.


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