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During the last decades, couples in Europe delay parenthood due to social, financial and demographic factors. Nevertheless, advanced parental age has been associated with infertility, pregnancy complications and long-term offspring health. The aim of this EMAS School is to provide and critically appraise evidence on this topic through literature review and extensive interaction between experts and participants. During the first day, the problem of late parenthood will be discussed. In the first session (the context), the extent of the issue will be presented as well as the pathophysiology of infertility in advanced age and the psychological aspects of late parenthood in both sexes. In the second session (the consequences), pregnancy complications due to advanced parental age will be examined together with short- and long-term health of the offspring. During the second day, the solutions to late parenthood will be discussed. In the third session (the treatments), the management of infertility in advanced age men and women will be illustrated towards an interdisciplinary approach that could lead to patient-centered, informed decision-making strategies. Finally, in the fourth session (the cases), instructive examples will pre presented to demonstrate what we have learned during this EMAS School regarding informed decisions about the timing of childbearing.

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Interactive learning and practice exchange with international experts will be structured according to the  following format:
• Short presentations by the international experts.

• Interactive debate in three steps:

• Q & A between the expert speakers and a discussion panel.

• Open dialogue with all attendees.

• Assessment with multiple choice questions using an internet platform.

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Programme

INTERACTIVE SESSIONS

Thursday 17/06/21
Topics:
The problems

Welcome and Introduction

Prof. D.G. Goulis, Dr. E.M. Kolibianakis

Welcome and Introduction

Prof. D.G. Goulis, Dr. E.M. Kolibianakis

The contexts
Prof. A. Cano, Prof. M. Rees

 

The epidemiology of late parenthood
Prof. Themistoklis Dagklis

Pathophysiology of infertility in advanced age males
Dr. Athina Kaprara

Pathophysiology of infertility in advanced age females
Prof. N.P. Polyzos

Psychological aspects of late parenthood
Prof. L. Athanasiadis

Discussion with the JuMP mentees and the participants
Prof. D.G. Goulis

Pregnancy complications due to advanced paternal age
Prof. N. Garrido Puchalt

Pregnancy complications due to advanced maternal age
Prof. Κ. Bambang

 

Short-term health of the offspring
Prof. A. Pinborg

Long-term health of the offspring
Prof. S.T. Davidge

Discussion with the JuMP mentees and the participants
Prof. I. Lambrinoudaki

Friday 18/06/21
Topics:
The solutions

Management of infertility in advanced age males
Prof. H. Tournaye

Management of infertility in advanced age females
Prof. G. Griesinger

 

Discussion with the JuMP mentees and the participants
Prof. E.M. Kolibianakis

Advanced paternal age
Prof. Ch. Tsametis

Pregnancy complications
Dr. J. Bosdou

Advanced maternal age
Dr. V. Korvesi

 

Offspring health
Prof. G. Mitsiakos

Discussion with the JuMP mentees and the participants
Prof. D.G. Goulis, Prof. E.M. Kolibianakis

Conclusions and Closing
Prof. D.G. Goulis, Prof. E.M. Kolibianakis

17jun(jun 17)2:00 pm18(jun 18)5:00 pmVirtual EventEMAS School

Speakers

  • Dr. Athina Kaprara

    Dr. Athina Kaprara

    Greece

    Athina Kaprara was born in Veria, Greece. She graduated in 1998 from the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (MD). She worked for two years at “Theagenio” Anticancer Hospital and for 4 years at “Panagia” General Hospital. During these years she was trained in the fields of general endocrinology, diabetology and metabolism. She acquired the specialty of Endocrinology in 2011. From 2012 she has worked as a private doctor. In 2009 she received her master of science (MsC) from the Greek Open University and in 2012 her PhD degree from the Democritus University of Thrace. She has publications in peer-review journals, she participated in the writing of book chapters, she has been invited as a speaker in national and international medical congress and she has been peer reviewer for scientific journals. Her main research interests concern neuroendocrinology, reproduction and metabolism.

    Greece

  • Dr. Christos P. Tsametis

    Dr. Christos P. Tsametis

    Greece

    Dr. Christos P. Tsametis was born in Grevena, Greece in 1970 and graduated with Honors from the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) in 1993. He has acquired the specialty of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the relevant Department of “PANAGIA” General Hospital in Thessaloniki. In 2004, having a scholarship from the Greek State, he worked as a clinical and research fellow in Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM) at Churchill Hospital. He obtained his PhD degree from AUTh in 2013, studying the dynamics of Antimüllerian hormone in subfertile men. In 2015, after completing the appropriate training, he became the first Clinical Andrologist in Greece certified by the European Academy of Andrology. Currently, he works in private practice and serves as a clinical scientific collaborator at the Unit of Reproductive Endocrinology at “Papageorgiou” General Hospital in Thessaloniki. His main field of interest is Andrology.

    Greece

  • Dr. Georgios Mitsiakos

    Dr. Georgios Mitsiakos

    Greece

    I studied Medicine in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. I graduated from Medical School, received the title of Paediatrician and that of Neonatologist. I completed my PhD and in 2012 I became Lecturer in Neonatology in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. I have participated in many scientific conferences, and in dozens of research articles published in international and national peer-reviewed journals, as well in chapters of medical books. Moreover, I am reviewer to peer-reviewed journals. I have been member of many medical societies and scientific boards. In present, I am Associate Professor in Neonatology and President of the Hellenic Neonatal Society. My research interests focus on neonatal infections and haematological disturbances of the neonate, with an emphasis on bleeding, thrombocytopenia, coagulation and haemostasis. In addition, the research takes into consideration the neonatal morbidity and mortality.

    Greece

  • Dr. J. Bosdou

    Dr. J. Bosdou

    Greece

    Dr. Julia Bosdou graduated from the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with grade “excellent” in 2009. She received her MSc in Medical Research Methodology in 2011 and, subsequently, her PhD with “excellent with distinction” grade in Human Reproduction from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2016. Dr Bosdou is an Obstetrician & Gynecologist specialist since December 2018 and is currently a sub-specialist trainee and a post-doctoral researcher in Reproductive Medicine at the Unit for Human Reproduction, at the 1st University Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology in Thessaloniki, Greece. Her field of interest is infertility, reproductive endocrinology and research methodology. She has also been an elected Junior Deputy member of the Special Interest Group (SIG) Reproductive Endocrinology of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) (2017-2019).

    Greece

  • Dr. Katerina Bambang

    Dr. Katerina Bambang

    United Kingdom

    Dr Katerina Bambang PhD MRCOG DFFP is a Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine in the IVF unit and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Clinics based at Liverpool Women’s Hospital, UK. Following graduation from the University of Birmingham in 2003, I continued my training in large UK university centres specializing in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Birmingham and then Manchester hospitals, UK. Research was undertaken that led to the successful submission of my PhD thesis on the role of endocannabinoids in early pregnancy and miscarriage to the University of Leicester. Subspecialist training in Reproductive Medicine was undertaken at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital which led to the post of Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine. My current role involves service supervision of a recurrent miscarriage service as well as being the clinical lead in fertility preservation for children and young adults. Picture upload (jpg or png)

    United Kingdom

  • Dr. Loukas Athanasiadis

    Dr. Loukas Athanasiadis

    Dr. Loukas Athanasiadis is Professor of Psychiatry-Psychosexuality at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) Medical School (1st Psychiatric Department, Papageorgiou General Hospital, Thessaloniki). Dr. Athanasiadis completed his medical studies at the AUTh and specialized in Psychiatry. He won a scholarship and completed an MSc Degree (Human Sexuality, St. George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London ) and a Clinical Diploma in Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy (St. George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London) in the UK. He worked, in various clinical and academic positions for the University of London and the British NHS. He also worked for the Greek NHS, he completed his PhD research, and he has been working for the AUth since 2005. Dr Athanasiadis is FECSM (UEMS) and ECPS (EFS/ESSM) member and he is involved in various clinical, research, and teaching

  • Dr. V. Korvesi

    Dr. V. Korvesi

    Greece

    Obstetrician – Gynecologist, General Hospital of Florina, Greece Tertiary education (2003-2009): Medical school of Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece MSc (2016-2018): Research Reproduction MSc, National Kapodistrian University, Athens Thesis: “Implementation of Endocrine Society clinical practice guidelines for gestational diabetes mellitus to a Knowledge tool.” Languages: Greek, English, German Other titles: (2010) Instructor in “Anatomy” class in Public Professional training Institute, Thessaloniki, Greece. (2014) Instructor in Obstetrics and Gynecology class, Public Professional training Institute, Edessa, Pella, Greece Interests: Menopause, pelvic floor disorders, sexual dysfunction, pregnancy complications, cervical pathology

    Greece

  • Prof. A. Cano

    Prof. A. Cano

    Spain

    Antonio Cano is full Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Valencia, Spain, and Head of the Obstet Gynecol Department at the Clinico University Hospital-INCLIVA in Valencia. Graduated at the University of Valencia, doctorate as scholar at the Royal Spanish College in the University of Bologna, and postdoctoral fellow of British Council in the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in London, UK. He has authored several books and around three hundred articles written in English or Spanish, many of them in the field of menopause and women’s health. Member of the Board in three scientific journals, Maturitas, Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation, and Pregnancy Hypertension, and editor for Gynecology of the European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. Current President of the European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS).

    Spain

  • Prof. A. Pinborg

    Prof. A. Pinborg

    Denmark

    Anja Pinborg specialized in obs/gyne in 2010 and is expert in clinical reproductive medicine and professor at the University of Copenhagen since 2013. Since 2018 she has been professor and medical and scientific director at the Fertility Clinic at Rigshospitalet. She has published 217 original papers and authored seven book-chapters. She has an h-index of 44 (Web of Science). She has been EXCO member of ESHRE from 2017 and is member of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (Vancouver group) since 2015. She was president for the Nordic Fertility Society (2011-2015) and former medical advisor of the Steering committee for ESHRE certification of nurses/midwifes that developed a formal international education of nurse/midwife specialists in reproductive medicine. She was appointed editor in chief for Danish Medical Journal in 2015 and she is former associate editor of Human Reproduction Update, RBMOnline and Acta Obs Gynecol Scand (AOGS).

    Denmark

  • Prof. A.L. Hirschberg

    Prof. A.L. Hirschberg

    Sweden

    Dr. Angelica Lindén Hirschberg is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. She is Head of the Women´s Health Research Unit and a Consultant Gynecologist in charge of Gynecological Endocrinology at the Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. Her research is focused on interaction between sex steroids and metabolism of importance for female reproduction, sports and health. Professor Hirschberg is a fellow of the Endocrine Society, board member of The International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology (ISGE) and the European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS), the official gynecologist of the Swedish Olympic Teams, medical advisor to World Athletics (IAAF) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

    Sweden

  • Prof. Assimina Galli-Tsinopoulou

    Prof. Assimina Galli-Tsinopoulou

    Greece

    Present position • Professor in Paediatrics – Paediatric Endocrinology, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece • Head of 2nd Department of Paediatrics, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece at AHEPA University General Hospital • Head and Coordinator of the Paediatric Endocrinology & Diabetology Unit, 2nd Department of Paediatrics • ECTS Coordinator of the Erasmus Programme for incoming medical students, School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece • Director of the Postgraduate course (MSc) entitled “Adolescent Medicine and Adolescent Health Care” School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece Discipline: Paediatrics – Paediatric Endocrinology – Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes

    Greece

  • Prof. B.C. Tarlatzis

    Prof. B.C. Tarlatzis

    Greece

    Greece

  • Prof. Dimitrios Goulis

    Prof. Dimitrios Goulis

    Greece

    Professor Dimitrios G. Goulis received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Having a scholarship from the European Union, he worked (1996 – 2000) as a clinical research fellow at St. Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College, London, UK, acquiring the specialty of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Since 2019 is a full professor in Reproductive Endocrinology, at the Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is currently or had been: Vice-President and President-Elect, European Menopause and Andropause Society (2019 – 2021); Treasurer, International Society of Andrology (2020 – 2025); Secretary General, European Academy of Andrology (2014 – 2018). He has published more than 300 full papers in peer-review international journals. His main research interests are male and female reproductive endocrinology, endocrine and metabolic complications of pregnancy, menopausal transition, Evidence-Based Medicine and research methodology.

    Greece

  • Prof. E.M. Kolibianakis

    Prof. E.M. Kolibianakis

    Greece

    Stratis Kolibianakis is Professor in Obstetrics-Gynecology and Assisted Reproduction and Head of the Unit for Human Reproduction, at the 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He got his Medical Degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1991), and his MSc in Medical and Pharmaceutical Research (2002) and PhD on the optimization of GnRH antagonist stimulation (2004) from the Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University in Belgium. He also has an MSc in Healthcare Management a from the School of Social Sciences at the Greek Open University. Prof. Kolibianakis has published several chapters in books, 177 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals (PUBMED, 5/2021), has 8120 citations (SCOPUS, 5/2021) and a Hirsch Index of 52 (SCOPUS, 5/2021). Professor Kolibianakis has given more than 200 lectures at international meetings and has been on the editorial boards of Human Reproduction (2005-2009), BJOG

    Greece

  • Prof. G. Griesinger

    Prof. G. Griesinger

    Germany

    Georg Griesinger is Prof. at Luebeck University and chair at the Department of Gynecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine, University Hospital of Schleswig-Holstein, Luebeck, Germany. He trained at the University of Vienna, where he worked in trophoblast research for his MD thesis at the Department of Obstetrics, and then did postdoctoral studies at University College London, where he obtained an MSc in prenatal genetics and fetal medicine. His PhD was on ovarian stimulation for IVF using GnRH-antagonists. His research interests include the endocrinology of ovarian stimulation, evidence-based medicine in reproductive health care, epidemiological studies in IVF, and basic aspects of folliculogenesis and cryopreservation of human ovarian tissue. He has been an Associate Editor for Human Reproduction 2008-2012, for Fertility and Sterility 2010-2012, and for the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2013-2016.

    Germany

  • Prof. H. Touyrnaye

    Prof. H. Touyrnaye

    Belgium

    Dr. Herman Tournaye is full professor and chairman of the department of Gynecology-Fertility in the university hospital of The Dutch-speaking Brussels Free University (Vrije Universiteit Brussel – VUB). After his training as a gynecologist in 1991, he joined the Centre for Reproductive Medicine Brussels where he became clinical and scientific director in 2011. Apart from reproductive medicine, he has a special interest in reproductive andrology. In 2000 he started the research group BITE (biology of the testis) at the VUB focussing on the reproductive potential of testicular stem cells. He has authored over 400 peer-reviewed papers, including >50 as a first and >80 as a last author (WoS h-index of 60). At the medical faculty he teaches developmental biology/embryology and reproductive medicine. He is coordinator of the international training centres of the European Board and College for Obs and Gyne and the European Academy for Andrology, both associated to his university hospital.

    Belgium

  • Prof. I. Lambrinoudaki

    Prof. I. Lambrinoudaki

    Greece

    Dr Lambrinoudaki is Professor of Endocrinology in the 2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece. She has been responsible for educational, clinical and research activities in her Department since 2000. She has authored 242 publications (May 2021) in peer-reviewed international journals, mainly on gynecological endocrinology, menopause, hormone therapy and osteoporosis. She is President of the Hellenic Society of Climacterium and Menopause, Past President of the European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS, 2015-2017), Scientific Director of EMAS (2017-today) and Editor in Chief of the journal MATURITAS, official journal of EMAS.

    Greece

  • Prof. L. Kiesel

    Prof. L. Kiesel

    Germany

    Professor Ludwig Kiesel is chairman of the Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at the University of Muenster, Germany. He studied medicine in Heidelberg,Germany and in London, UK followed by a research fellowship at NIH in Bethesda, Maryland,USA. He is the president of German Society of Gynaecological Endocrinology and Fertility Disorders, the past president of the German Menopause Society as well as of the German Endometriosis Research Foundation (SEF). He is board member of EMAS. He has been involved in national and international guidelines on menopause, contraception, endometriosis and endometrial cancer. His research interests focus on hormonal treatment in menopause and endometriosis as well as the mechanisms of cell proliferation and invasion in the pathogenesis of endometriosis. He has performed trials in the fields of endometriosis, oncology, menopause and endocrinology. The main aspect of his clinical work is endoscopic surgery in benign and malignant diseases.

    Germany

  • Prof. M. Rees

    Prof. M. Rees

    United Kingdom

    Professor Margaret Rees has an international reputation of leadership in women’s midlife health and is the Executive Director of the European Menopause and Andropause Society. A gynaecologist, she is Editor in Chief of Case Reports in Women’s Health and Emeritus Editor of Maturitas. Her expertise has been recognized nationally and internationally, by appointments to a Readership in Reproductive Medicine at Oxford University; and visiting Professorships at Glasgow University and at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and the University of Turku in Finland, and an Adjunct Associate Professorship at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Jersey. In 2020 she received the Women’s Health Institute’s Woman of Distinction Award from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

    United Kingdom

  • Prof. Nikolaos Polyzos

    Prof. Nikolaos Polyzos

    Spain

    Prof. Dr. N. Polyzos is the Head of Reproductive Medicine Department of Dexeus Mujer, at Dexeus University Hospital in Barcelona Spain and a visiting Professor in the Department of Reproductive Medicine in the University of Gent in Belgium. He has served as a Medical Director in the Centre for Reproductive Medicine in Brussels until 2017, as a Professor of Obst&Gyn in the Free Uni. of Brussels (VUB) until 2019 and as Professor of Reprod Endoc in the Department of Clinical Medicine in the Uni of Aarhus in Denmark until 2020. He is the principal investigator in several large pioneering multinational trials and a key opinion leader in the field of Reproductive Medicine for the treatment of poor ovarian responders in IVF programs, prediction of ovarian response and premature ovarian ageing, with more than 200 invited lectures in international congresses. He is a Section Editor in RBMO, member of the ESHRE guideline development group for ovarian stimulation.

    Spain

  • Prof. Sandra Davidge

    Prof. Sandra Davidge

    Canada

    Professor Sandra Davidge, PhD, FCAHS is the Executive Director of the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Alberta, Edmonton Canada and a Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Health Science. Dr. Davidge serves on many national and international grant panels and is currently on the editorial board for the Hypertension, American Journal of Physiology and Biology of Sex Differences as well as being the Board Chair for the national Maternal, Infant, Child, Youth Research Network. Dr. Davidge’s research program encompasses studying cardiovascular function as it relates to 1) complications in pregnancy (preeclampsia and maternal aging) and 2) developmental origins of adult cardiovascular disease. With her team of trainees, for whom she has mentored >40 national and international graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, Dr. Davidge has published over 250 original peer-reviewed manuscripts and review articles in these areas.

    Canada

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