General Information


Management of patients with an impaired ovarian reserve or poor ovarian response (POR) to exogenous gonadotropin stimulation has challenged reproductive specialists for years. Apart from the limited understanding of its pathophysiology, there is wide heterogeneity in defining POR and overall disappointing outcomes in assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycles.

The First POSEIDON’s World Conference will dissect the new POSEIDON criteria as a means to improve the management of patients exposed to assisted reproductive technology. The new criteria enable discussion of novel approaches catered specifically to patients with low prognosis during IVF, thereby offering better tools to optimise IVF success rates.

The programme will engage renowned international experts with vast clinical experience in constantly evolving subjects. The programme aims to impart specific knowledge with focus on changing concepts or practices.

Learning Objectives

With this conference, the participants will get acquainted with the state-of-the-art definition of impaired response to ovarian stimulation, comprehend the new low prognosis concept and its application in clinical practice, and individualise and manage women with expected or unexpected prognosis to ART as per the POSEIDON classification.

Target Audience

The program is intended for clinicians, embryologists, andrologists, scientists, and managers working in ART who wish to update their knowledge of advanced techniques and scientific innovations and understand best practices using evidence-based models of care.


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

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA), physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalentnumber of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM . Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at https://edhub.ama-assn.org/pages/applications.


This program is designed in partnership with:

           SPMR logo    Group Poseidon



Carlo Alviggi

Naples, Italy


Sandro C. Esteves

Campinas, Brazil


Robert Fischer

Hamburg, Germany


Peter Humaidan

Aarhus University


Pedro Xavier

Porto, Portugal


Carlo Alviggi
Federico II University
Naples, Italy

Klaus Bühler
Centre for Reproductive Medicine & Gynaecological Endocrinology
Stuttgart, Germany

Alessandro Conforti
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
Skive Regional Hospital and Faculty of Health
Aarhus University
Fertility Clinic
Skive, Denmark

Antonio La Marca
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Clinical Activity of Clinica Eugin Modena
Modena, Italy

Thi Ngoc Lan Vuong
University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Raoul Orvieto
Tel-Aviv University
Tel-Aviv, Israel

Filippo Maria Ubaldi
G.E.N.E.R.A. Centre for Reproductive Medicine
Rome, Italy

Sesh K. Sunkara
King’s College London
London, UK

Pedro Xavier
Hospital Center São João
Porto, Portugal

Hakan Yarali
Anatolia IVF and Women’s Health Center
Ankara, Turkey

Scientific programme

9 - 10 September 2022

Friday, 9 September 2022


MedEA Welcome
Robert Fischer, Germany

Local welcome
Pedro Xavier, Portugal

Introduction and objectives
Sandro Esteves, Brazil

Session I

Chairs: Peter Humaidan, Denmark / Pedro Xavier, Portugal

L1 Why we need new criteria for the low prognosis patient: a historical overview
Carlo Alviggi, Italy

L2 The POSEIDON criteria explained
Peter Humaidan, Denmark

L3 Female age, oocyte competence and beyond: the relevance for the POSEIDON criteria
Filippo Ubaldi, Italy


Coffee break

Saturday, 10 September 2022

Session II

Chairs: Sandro Esteves, Brazil / Hakan Yarali, Turkey

L4 Antral follicle count and anti-Mullerian hormone: essential pillars of the POSEIDON criteria
Antonio La Marca, Italy

L5 The oocyte number and the relationship with low prognosis
Sesh K. Sunkara, UK

L6 FSH and LH deficiency in MAR treatments: advanced female age, treatment factors and genetics
Pedro Xavier, Portugal



Session III

Chairs: Robert Fischer, Germany / Sesh Sunkara, UK

L7 Ovarian hypo-response to COS and its proposed metrics: The FORT and the FOI
Alessandro Conforti, Italy

L8 The ART calculator: a validated tool to predict reproductive success in ART
Sandro Esteves, Brazil

L9 The POSORT guidelines: improving study design and reporting of clinical trials
Raoul Orvieto, Israel


End of the first day

Session IV

Chairs: Carlo Alviggi, Italy / Robert Fischer, Germany

L10 POSEIDON in clinical practice: incidence and characteristics: insights from multinational real-world data
Hakan Yarali, Turkey

L11 Cumulative Live Birth Rates in POSEIDON patients: real-world evidence
Lan Vuong, Vietnam


Session V

Chairs: Sandro Esteves, Brazil / Pedro Xavier, Portugal

L12 Management strategies in POSEIDON groups 1 and 2 patients
Klaus Bühler, Germany

L13 Management strategies in POSEIDON groups 3 and 4 patients
Robert Fischer, Germany

L14 The POSEIDON group: what did we achieve and what’s next? (Optional)
Carlo Alviggi, Italy


Concluding remarks

End of the Conference and Closing Lunch

General Information


Lisbon, Portugal
Centro de Congressos do Estoril


The official language of the activity will be English.

CME Provider

Med.E.A – Medical Education Academy

Chloe Xilinas: Programme and Relations Manager in Medical Education


The First POSEIDON’s World Conference (9-10 September 2022) will be held in partnership with the Portuguese Society of Assisted Reproduction Conference  (International Meeting of Reproductive Medicine Societies8 September 2022)

Participants will be able to register for both conferences:

  • Registration fee to the First POSEIDON’s World Conference (9-10 September 2022) : 225€*
  • Registration fee to the First POSEIDON’s World Conference (9-10 September 2022) –  Only for POSEIDON members www.groupposeidon.com Group Poseidon: 180€*
  • Joint registration fee to the First POSEIDON’s World Conference (9-10 September 2022)   & International Meeting of Reproductive Medicine Societies (8 September) : 275€*


The registration includes:

  • Scientific sessions
  • Coffee breaks and lunch
  • Educational materials
  • Certificate of attendance
    Conference Dinner on 9 September 2022 is not included

Please send us the request for registration, accommodation and conference dinner (to be held on 9 September 2022) no later than 31 May 2022, after this date, consider registration and accommodation will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

For further logistics enquiries, please contact EVENT PLANET SRL: poseidon@eventplanetgroup.com


Med.E.A Srl educational programs 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. Our educational activities are supported by independent grants from the Healthcare business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany; FUJIFILM EUROPE GMBH, Fujifilm Italia S.p.A., FUJIFILM France S.A.S.