General Information

Activities

Welcome to the Second Edition of the Virtual World Conference on Luteinizing Hormone in ART: A New Galaxy is Born! This new virtual meeting has the objective of exploring luteinizing activity during folliculogenesis and beyond. The unique virtual format adopted this year is an exciting journey that will take you to new dimensions in ART. The journey starts with a pre-event survey that queries current knowledge. These will be supplemented with additional surveys in real-time during online presentations and post-lecture surveys to gauge the learning experience.

This year’s virtual meeting will start on 7 September 2020 and ends on 31 December 2020, and features 12 video lectures that will be released throughout the meeting period. In addition, an additional 12 Meet the Expert sessions will be streamed live once a week, which will provide the opportunity for questions and answers. The Call for Abstracts will start on 19 September with the deadline for submission on 24 October. Two winning abstracts will be chosen, and the winning abstracts will be presented online during the closing ceremony on 14 November, with additional prizes as well. By completing all three surveys, you will get a diploma signed by all Chairs and EACCME accreditation for the 6 live Meet the Expert events. Those submitting an abstract will receive one year of free registration to the Poseidon website, and the abstract winners will get an award plus the possibility to present their abstract during the closing ceremony!

However, the virtual meeting doesn’t stop there. A library will be freely available for all participants with a collection of articles related to the program. During the meeting, you can also visit the chat room to discuss interesting topics and debate with colleagues, just like at any meeting. Lastly, to complete the platform, have a look at the online exhibitions.

It is hoped that you will find this rich online learning experience to be of benefit in ongoing education on the fascinating role of luteinizing hormone in ART. We look forward to welcoming you to our new galaxy and the Virtual World Conference!

Overview

The role of luteinizing hormone (LH) during folliculogenesis has intrigued the scientific and medical community for at least three decades. There is now an emerging galaxy of research that is exploring this enigmatic subject.

The availability of recombinant drugs is offering, for the first time, the opportunity to examine the role of follicle stimulating hormone and LH separately. An emerging topic during last year’s conference was the role of LH supplementation in improving outcomes in a subgroup of low prognosis patients selected according to the POSEIDON classification.

During this online journey the management of these low prognosis patients will be discussed in detail. Notably, we will move beyond controlled ovarian stimulation to further investigate the involvement of LH in personalizing the luteal phase and in male infertility. In addition, the extra-gonadal effects of LH, including potential immunomodulation at the endometrium, is part of the agenda.
Following the precedent set at last year’s conference, considerable time will be devoted to basic science, alongside such controversial issues as progesterone rise and pharmacogenomics. This year we have attracted prominent scientists from the worlds of endocrinology, andrology, immunology and embryology to take part in our engaging exploration of the LH galaxy.

Learning Objectives

The online journey will leave with the ability to users;

  • Understand the importance of luteinizing activity during folliculogenesis and beyond.
  • Understand the dynamics of hypothalamic-pituitary axis in the pathogenesis of hypo- and normo-gonadotropic amenorrhea.
  • Comprehend the concept of relative gonadotropin deficiency.
  • Discuss and debate the management of low prognosis patients.
  • Comprehend the clinical utility of the POSEIDON classification for the management of low prognosis women.
  • Discover the clinical relevance of LH supplementation in ART.
  • Appreciate the clinical relevance and pathogenesis of the progesterone rise during COS.
  • Analyse the relevance of LH during the luteal phase and Introduce the concept of individualized luteal phase support.
  • Explore the potential of LH in male infertility.

Target Audience

This programme is designed for clinicians and biologists working in assisted reproductive medicine, who want to acquire up-to date information to improve their current practice.

Chairs

Carlo Alviggi
Federico II University
Naples, Italy

Sandro C. Esteves
Androfert – Andrology and Human Reproduction Clinic
Campinas, Brazil

Robert Fischer
Fertility Centre Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany

Peter Humaidan
Fertility Clinic, Skive Regional Hospital
Faculty of Health, Aarhus University
Aarhus, Denmark

Accreditation

This online programme will be submitted for CME accreditation to EACCME® (European Accreditation Council for Continuing for Medical Education).

Pre-registration

Pre-registration for the Second Edition of the Virtual World Conference on Luteinizing Hormone in ART: A New Galaxy is Born starts on 28 June 2020.

Starting on that date, and until the online conference takes off on 7 September 2020, you can pre-register for free to the virtual conference.

Once pre-registered you will receive an email before 7 September 2020 with a username and password that gives you access to the conference.

To pre-register for free enter the link:
www.lh2020.education

or click on the link:

For registration information please contact:
EVENT PLANET SRL
LH2020@eventplanetgroup.com

Language

The official language of this virtual conference will be English.

CME Provider

Med.E.A – Medical Education Academy
Chloe Xilinas: Programme and Relations Manager in Medical Education
chloe.xilinas@medea.academy
www.medea.academy

Exhibit Opportunities Available

This virtual conference brings together clinicians and biologists working in assisted reproductive medicine interested in assisted reproductive medicine, who want to acquire up-to date information to improve their current practice.

Exhibit space is on a first come first serve basis.

For information on becoming an exhibitor at this virtual conference, please contact Chloe Xilinas, Med.E.A at: chloe.xilinas@medea.academy or call +39 3466277262

Faculty

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Carlo Alviggi

Naples, Italy

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Sandro C. Esteves

Campinas, Brazil

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Robert Fischer

Hamburg, Germany

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Jean-Noël Hugues

Paris, France

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Peter Humaidan

Aarhus University

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Philippe Lehert

Louvain, Belgium

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Antonis Makrigiannakis

Heraklion, Greece

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Nick Raine-Fenning

Nottingham, UK

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Daniele Santi

Modena, Italy

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Marc-André Sirard

Québec, Canada

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Sesh K. Sunkara

London, UK

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Filippo M. Ubaldi

Rome, Italy

Agenda

Platform agenda

29 June

Registration

7 September

Launch of the Virtual World Conference on Luteinizing Hormone in ART

31 December

End of the the Virtual World Conference on Luteinizing Hormone in ART

Video Lecture agenda (on demand)

Session I – Moving away from earth: lessons from gonadotropins system

19 September

L1 Gonadotropins during ovarian cycles: the galaxy we know
Marc-André Sirard, Canada
L2 Hypothalamic amenorrhea and PCOS: two sides of the moon
Antonis Makrigiannakis, Greece

26 September

L3 The role of LH in male infertility: an altered connection between space and earth
Sandro Esteves
L4 Isoforms and polymorphisms of gonadotropins and their receptors in human reproduction: a partial eclipse
Daniele Santi, Italy

Session II – Flying through the stars: how to maximize success in controlled ovarian stimulation

10 October

L5 The periodic comet of POR: the novel POSEIDON classification
Sandro C. Esteves, Brazil
L6 Orbiting around clinical practice: management of the four POSEIDON groups
Carlo Alviggi, Italy

17 October

L7 Progesterone rise: the black hole of controlled ovarian stimulation
Jean-Noël Hugues, France
L8 Ongoing pregnancy rate as a valid endpoint: mapping a new star system
Sesh Sunkara, UK

Session III – A new universe to explore: medical trends in ART

24 October

L9 Antral follicle count: an “objective” dimension?
Nick Raine-Fenning, UK
L10 Follicular waves during the natural cycle: use of Duo-Stim in POSEIDON groups
Filippo M. Ubaldi, Italy

31 October

L11 Ovulation triggering: the big bang of an adequate luteal phase
Peter Humaidan, Denmark       
L12 Landing in Real World “Data”
Philippe Lehert, Belgium

Meet the expert Agenda 2020

Sat 3 October

LIVE 13.00-13.10

Welcome and Opening Ceremony
Chairs: Carlo Alviggi, Sandro Esteves, Robert Fischer, Peter Humaidan

Meet the Expert n. 1 (Lecture 1-2)
Session I
– Moving away from earth: lessons from gonadotropins system

Chairs: Carlo Alviggi, Italy – Robert Fischer, Germany

LIVE 13.10-13.40

L1 Gonadotropins during the ovarian cycles: the galaxy we know
Marc-André Sirard, Canada

LIVE 13.40-14.10

L2 Hypothalamic amenorrhea and PCOS: two sides of the moon
Antonis Makrigiannakis, Greece

Sat 10 October

Meet the Expert n. 2 (Lecture 3-4)
Session I
– Moving away from earth: lessons from gonadotropins system

Chairs: Carlo Alviggi, Italy – Robert Fischer, Germany

LIVE 13.00-13.30

L3 The role of LH in male infertility: an altered connection between space and earth.
Sandro C. Esteves, Brazil

LIVE 13.30-14.00

L4 Isoforms and polymorphisms of gonadotropins and their receptors in human
reproduction: a partial eclipse
Daniele Santi, Italy

Sat 24 October

Meet the Expert n. 3 (Lecture 5-6)
Session II
 – Flying through the stars: how to maximize success in controlled ovarian stimulation

Chairs: Robert Fischer, Germany – Antonis Makrigiannakis, Greece

LIVE 13.00-13.30

L5 The periodic comet of POR: the novel POSEIDON classification
Sandro C. Esteves, Brazil

LIVE 13.30-14.00

L6 Orbiting around clinical practice: management of the four POSEIDON groups
Carlo Alviggi, Italy

Sat 31 October

Meet the Expert n. 4 (Lecture 7-8)
Session II
 – Flying through the stars: how to maximize success in controlled ovarian stimulation

Chairs: Robert Fischer, Germany – Antonis Makrigiannakis, Greece

LIVE 13.00-13.30

L7 Progesterone rise: the black hole of controlled ovarian stimulation
Jean-Noël Hugues, France

LIVE 13.30-14.00

L8 Ongoing pregnancy rate as a valid endpoint: mapping a new star system
Sesh Sunkara, UK

Sat 7 November

Meet the Expert n. 5 (Lecture 9-10)
Session III
– A new universe to explore: medical trends in ART

Chairs: Robert Fischer, Germany – Sandro C. Esteves, Brazil

LIVE 13.00-13.30

L9 Antral follicle count: an “objective” dimension?
Nick Raine-Fenning, UK

LIVE 13.30-14.00

L10 Follicular waves during the natural cycle: use of Duo-Stim in POSEIDON groups
Filippo M. Ubaldi, Italy

Sat 14 November

Meet the Expert n. 6 (Lecture 11-12)
Session III
– A new universe to explore: medical trends in ART

Chairs: Robert Fischer, Germany – Sandro C. Esteves, Brazil

LIVE 13.00-13.30

L11 Ovulation triggering: the big bang of an adequate luteal phase
Peter Humaidan, Denmark

LIVE 13.30-14.00

L12 Landing in Real World “Data”
Philippe Lehert, Belgium

LIVE 14.00-14.10

Closing Ceremony
Chairs: Carlo Alviggi, Sandro Esteves, Robert Fischer, Peter Humaidan

Abstract award

LIVE 14.10-14.20

Abstract 1

LIVE 14.20-14.30

Abstract 2

Funding

Med.E.A Srl educational programmes are organized solely to promote the exchange and dissemination of scientific and medical information. No forms of promotional activities are permitted. There may be presentations discussing investigational uses of various products.

These views are the responsibility of the named speakers, and do not represent an endorsement or recommendation on the part of Med.E.A. Srl. This educational activity is supported by an independent grant from the Healthcare business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.