Pre-Congress Course 1  –  Reproductive Surgery

Chairperson : Dr Herbert Situmorang (Indonesia)
Co-Chairpersons : Dr Regina Tan (Philippines), Professor Tin-Chiu Li (Hong Kong)
Course fee : USD 150

Thursday, 16 April 2020
0830 – 0845 Registration
0845 – 0900 Introduction by Course Chairperson
0900 – 0930 Choosing the Right Patient for Operation for Adenomyosis – Indications and Techniques
0930 – 1000 Laparoscopic Metroplasty – Indications and Techniques
1000 – 1030 Laparoscopic Myomectomy – Indications and Techniques
1030 – 1100 Coffee-Break
1100 – 1130 Congenital Anomalies : Reproductive Outcome
1130 – 1200 Morcellation
1200 – 1230 Strategies to Prevent Reformation of Intrauterine Adhesions
1230 – 1330 Lunch
1330 – 1400 Hysteroscopy on Myomectomy
1400 – 1430 Electrosurgery – What You Need to Know
1430 – 1500 Complications in Hysteroscopy and How to Avoid
1500 – 1530 Coffee-Break
1530 – 1600 No Touch Technique Hysteroscopy
1600 – 1630 Preserving Endometrium Functions during Operative Hysteroscopy
1630 – 1700 Hysteroscopy Findings in Infertile Patients

Pre-Congress Course 2  –  Culture Gametes and Embryos in Vitro

Chairperson : Dr Chi Ling (Hong Kong)
Co-Chairpersons : Dr Haroon Latif (Pakistan), Dr Ho Manh Tuong (Vietnam), Dr Arthur Chang
Course fee : USD 150

Friday, 17 April 2020
0830 – 0845 Registration
0845 – 0900 Introduction by Course Chairperson
Culture Media
0900 – 0925 History of Gametes and Embryo Culture in Vitro
0925 – 0950 Challenges in Optimising ART Culture Media
0950 – 1015 QC for Culture Medium
1015 – 1030 Combined Q&A + Discussion
1030 – 1100 Coffee-Break
Culture Condition
1100 – 1125 Optimal Culture Conditions for Human Embryo
1125 – 1150 Preparing Culture Media for Embryo Culture
1150 – 1215 QC for Culture Condition
1215 – 1230 Combined Q&A + Discussion
1230 – 1330 Lunch
Handling Techniques and Embryo Selection
1330 – 1355 Handling and Culturing Frozen/Thawed Gametes and Embryos
1355 – 1420 Sperm Preparation and ROS
1420 – 1445 Embryo Selection: Conventional vs Novel Techniques
1445 – 1500 Combined Q&A + Discussion
1500 – 1530 Coffee-Break
Troubleshooting and Ethics
1530 – 1555 QC/QA/Troubleshooting in the Embryology Lab
1555 – 1620 QC/QA and Troubleshooting in Using Time-Lapse Incubator
1620 – 1645 Ethical Challenges for Embryologists
1645 – 1700 Combined Q&A + Discussion

Pre-Congress Course 3  –  Developing and Optimising a Network of Expertise in Endometriosis

Chairperson : Prof Neil Johnson (New Zealand)
Co-Chairpersons : Prof Yutaka Osuga (Japan), Prof Tzeng Chii-Ruey (Taiwan)
Course fee : USD 150

Saturday, 18 April 2020
0800 – 0830 Registration
0830 – 0900 Introduction by Course Chairperson
Networks of Expertise in Endometriosis Care in Asia-Pacific
0900 – 0930 World Endometriosis Society Consensus on Endometriosis Networks of Expertise
0930 – 1000 Multidisciplinary Care in The Philippines
1000 – 1030 National Endometriosis Organisations, The World Over
1030 – 1100 Coffee-Break
1100 – 1130 Is there an Endometriosis Diet and What is the Role of Supplements and Complementary Therapies
(Acupuncture, TCM, Naturopathy, Reflexology, Homeopathy)?
1130 – 1200 The Role of Physiotherapy, other Physical Therapies, Yoga and Exercise; The Pain Specialist; The Psychologist and Sex Therapist
1200 – 1230 Recognizing and Appropriately Managing Adolescent Endometriosis
1230 – 1330 Lunch
1330 – 1400 Screening and Prevention – Will it Ever be Possible?
1400 – 1430 Topic to be confirmed
1430 – 1500 Embryo Selection: Conventional vs Novel Techniques
1445 – 1500 How to Embrace New Medical Treatment and Fertility Treatment Options in the Network of Expertise Framework
1500 – 1530 Coffee-Break
1530 – 1615 Group discussion: The Defining Rules Around ASPIRE Accreditation of Endometriosis Networks of Expertise in Asia Pacific
1530 – 1700 Sharing session + Concluding messages from Course Chairpersons

Pre-Congress Course 4  –  Endometrium & Implantation

Chairperson : Assoc Prof Louise Hull (Australia)
Co-Chairpersons : Prof Nares Sukcharoen (Thailand), Dr Rong Li (China)
Course fee : USD 150

Sunday, 19 April 2020
0830 – 0845 Registration
0845 – 0900 Introduction by Course Chairperson
Basic Science of Implantation
0900 – 0930 Natural Killer Cells, Macrophages and Other Immune Cells in Implantation and Placentation
0930 – 1000 Embryo-Endometrial Cross Talk and Decidualization
1000 – 1030 Disorders of Sugar Metabolism – Does Metformin Help?
1030 – 1100 Coffee-Break
Optimising Endometrial Receptivity
1100 – 1130 Markers of Endometrial Receptivity – Do We Have a Test Yet?
1130 – 1200 Is the Endometrium Better in a Fresh or Frozen Transfer?
1200 – 1230 The Male Contribution to Implantation and Placentation
1230 – 1330 Lunch
Endometrial Pathology
1330 – 1400 Sonographic Markers of Endometrial Recptivity and its Abnormalities
1400 – 1430 Chronic Endometritis and Implantation
1430 – 1500 Endometrial Pathology – When is it Time for Hysteroscopy?
1500 – 1530 Coffee-Break
QC & QA
1530 – 1600 When and How to use Immunotherapies?
1600 – 1630 Antiphospholipid Syndrome – The Evidence for Diagnosis and Treatment
1630 – 1700 Add ons’ for Implantation – How Do We Manage When the Evidence is Equivocal

Pre-Congress Course 5  –  Reproductive Endocrinology

Chairperson : Dr Duru Shah (India)
Co-Chairpersons : Dr Clare Boothroyd (Australia)
Course fee : USD 150

Monday, 20 April 2020
0830 – 0845 Registration
0845 – 0900 Introduction by Course Chairperson
0900 – 0930 Defining and Diagnosing PCOS
0930 – 1000 Interaction of Hyperinsulinemia and Hyperandrogenaemia – How Does it Affect Infertility Management?
1000 – 1030 How Do We Assess and Treat Insulin Resistance and Hyperandrogenaemia?
1030 – 1100 Coffee-Break
1100 – 1130 Optimizing Preconceptional Care Prior to Infertility Treatment
1130 – 1200 Lifestyle and Dietary Interventions: Which are the Best?
1200 – 1230 Ovulation Induction Agents: The Best and The Worst
1230 – 1330 Lunch
1330 – 1400 Lecture + Case studies discussion:
Ovulation Induction Protocols for Intrauterine Insemination Cycles.
1400 – 1430 Lecture + Case studies discussion:
Ovulation Induction Protocols for ART
1430 – 1500 Use of Adjuvants
1500 – 1530 Coffee-Break
1530 – 1600 The Freeze All Concept: The Pros and Cons
1600 – 1630 Preventing and Managing Ovarian Hyperstimulation – Current Concepts
1630 – 1700 Breaking News on PCOS and Infertility Management