0830-1700
Pre-Congress Course 1
Reproductive Surgery
Organised by
Herbert Situmorang
(Indonesia)
Regina Tan
(Philippines)
Tin-Chiu Li
(Hong Kong)
Pre-Congress Course 2
Culture Gametes and Embryos in Vitro
Organised by
Chi Ling
(Hong Kong)
Haroon Latif
(Pakistan)
Ho Manh Tuong
(Vietnam)
Arthur Chang
(USA)
Pre-Congress Course 3
Networks of Expertise in Endometriosis Care in Asia-Pacific
Organised by
Neil Johnson
(New Zealand)
Yutaka Osuga
(Japan)
Tzeng Chii-Ruey
(Taiwan)
Pre-Congress Course 4
Endometrium & Implantation
Organised by
Louise Hull
(Australia)
Nares Sukcharoen
(Thailand)
Rong Li
(China)
Pre-Congress Course 5
Reproductive Endocrinology
Organised by
Duru Shah
(India)
Clare Boothroyd
(Australia)

All
Laboratory
0800-0815
President Opening Address
0815-0845
Laboratory
Bruno Lunenfeld Lecture
IVF Then and Now: Changes and Challenges in the Technology
Catherine Racowsky (USA)
Speaker
0845-0915
Keynote Lecture 1
The Endometrial Factor in Reproductive Medicine
Carlos Simon
(USA)
Speaker
0915-0945
Keynote Lecture 2
Fertility Preservation in Women: From Malignant to Benign Diseases and Social Reasons
Jacques Donnez
(Belgium)
Speaker
0945-1030
Coffee break, poster viewing and visit exhibition
1030-1200
Company Symposium 1
FERRING
Concurrent Session 1
PCOS
The New International Guidelines for PCOS
Helena Teede
(Australia)
Speaker
The Metabolic Syndrome in PCOS
Mei-Jou Chen
(Taiwan)
Speaker
Mechanism of Androgen Excess in Patients with PCOS
Minoru Irahara
(Japan)
Speaker
Concurrent Session 2
Male Reproductive Health
The Impact of Sperm DNA Fragmentation on IVF Outcome
Peter Schlegel
(USA)
Speaker
Environmental Influences on Sperm
Robert McLachlan
(Australia)
Speaker
Evolution of Surgical Sperm Retrieval Techniques- Lessons from a Historical Perspective
Rupin Shah
(India)
Speaker
Laboratory
Concurrent Session 3
Quality Management in the ART Laboratory
Overview of the Quality Management System in ART Laboratory
Chi Ling
(Hong Kong)
Speaker
Role of Artificial Intelligence in Quality Assurance in ART
Haroon Latif
(Pakistan)
Speaker
Risks in ART: How to Manage?
Quang Dang Vinh
(Vietnam)
Speaker
Free Communication 1
Shortlisted Oral Presentations
Free Communication 2
Free Communication 3
Free Communication 4
Free Communication 5
1200-1330
Lunch, poster viewing and visit exhibition
1330-1500
Company Symposium 2
MERCK
Redefining Success in ART: The Future
Lessons Learned and Future Direction in IVF
Bruno Lunenfeld
(Israel)
Speaker
Mild Stimulation – Does it Improve Patient Outcomes?
Christos Venetis
(Australia)
Speaker
Defining Severe LH and FSH deficiency –What does it mean?
Carlo Alviggi
(Spain)
Speaker
Laboratory
Concurrent Session 4
Embryo Implantation - Fact and Fiction
Endometrial Receptivity- The Useful Biomarkers
Louise Hull
(Australia)
Speaker
How to Prepare the Endometrium for Implantation
Gab Kovacs
(Australia)
Speaker
Use of Stem Cell to Improve Endometrial Niches Pathologies
Carlos Simon
(Spain)
Speaker
Concurrent Session 5
Use of Add-ons in IVF (Adjuvant Therapy)
Eye of Newt and Tongue of Dog – What Evidence for Add-ons
Neil Johnson
(New Zealand)
Speaker
Anti-Aging Effects of Melatonin on Follicle Development
Norihiro Sugino
(Japan)
Speaker
DHEA
Supplementation in the Poor Responder
Chia-Jung Li
(Taiwan)
Speaker
Concurrent Session 6
Endometriosis
Extragenital Endometriosis- Enigmatic Diseases
Yutaka Osuga
(Japan)
Speaker
Deep Endometriosis: How Does it Come Into Being, How to Better Diagnose it & How to Better Manage it?
Sun-Wei Guo
(China)
Speaker
Preventing Unnecessary Surgery in Women with Endometriosis
Angela Aguilar
(Philippines)
Speaker
How-to Session 1
How to Prepare the Endometrium for FET
1330hrs - 1400hrs (30mins)
Ivan Sini
(Indonesia)
Speaker
How-to Session 2
How to Deal with Difficult Embryo Transfer - Personal Experience
1400hrs - 1445hrs (45mins)
Debbie Blake
(Australia)
Speaker
Hiroaki Yoshida
(Japan)
Speaker
Free Communication 6
Free Communication 7
Free Communication 8
Free Communication 9
1505-1635
ASRM Session
SMART-ART: Future Role of Artificial Intelligence Technology in Assisted Reproduction
Charles Bormann
(USA)
Speaker
Embryo-like Structures Derived from Embryonic/Stem Cells
Arthur Chang
(USA)
Speaker
Do We Practice Evidence-based Medicine in the IVF Lab?
Catherine Racowsky
(USA)
Speaker
Laboratory
Concurrent Session 7
Ethical challenges
Early Human Embryos Development and the 14-Day Rule
Jie Qiao
(China)
Speaker
Epigenetics in ART
Kamthorn Pruksananonda
(Thailand)
Speaker
Gene Editing Research in China
TBC
Concurrent Session 8
Fertility Preservation
The Status of Fertility Preservation in Asia Pacific
Nao Suzuki
(Japan)
Speaker
IVA in Severe Endometriosis
Kazuhiro Kawamura
(Japan)
Speaker
Social Oocyte Freezing
Gab Kovacs
(Australia)
Speaker
Concurrent Session 9
Reproductive Endocrinology
In Utero Hyperandrogenism, Metabolic Disease, or Genetics: What Causes Intergenerational PCOS?
Roger Hart
(Australia)
Speaker
AMH, in Fetal, Adolescent and Adult Life
Duru Shah
(India)
Speaker
Kisspeptin- The New Kid on the Block
Wu Hsieh Ming
(Taiwan)
Speaker
Free Communication 10
Free Communication 11
Free Communication 12
Free Communication 13
Free Communication 14
1635 - 1705
Coffee break, poster viewing and visit exhibition
1705 - 1835
Presidential Debate
Endometrioma: Surgery Should Precede IVF
1705hrs - 1805hrs (60mins)
Chairperson
Against
Budi Wiweko (Indonesia)
Yoshiharu Morimoto
(Japan)
For
Chii-Ruey Tzeng (Taiwan)
Concurrent Session 10
Microbiome and Infection in Reproduction
Japanese Experience
Takuhiko Ichiyama
(Japan)
Speaker
Molecular Diagnosis of Endometritis
Carlos Simon
(Spain)
Speaker
Hong Kong Experience
Stephen Chim
(Hong Kong)
Speaker
Concurrent Session 11
Controlled Ovarian Stimulation in 2020
The Use of Aromatase Inhibitor in Controlling Ovarian Stimulation: When, Why and How?
Virgilio Novero
(Philippines)
Speaker
Mild Stimulation
Keiichi Kato
(Japan)
Speaker
The Wisdom of “Freeze-All”
Atsushi Tanaka
(Japan)
Speaker
Laboratory
Concurrent Session 12
Cryobiology
Evolution of Embryo Cryopreservation – Is there more to come?
Debbie Blake
(New Zealand)
Speaker
Ovarian Tissue
Yodo Sugishita
(Japan)
Speaker
Oocyte Freezing
Debra Gook
(Australia)
Speaker
Free Communication 15
Free Communication 16
Free Communication 17
Free Communication 18
Free Communication 19
1840 - 1900
Opening Ceremony
1900 - 2000
Welcome Reception @ Exhibition Area
(Reception Hall)

All
Laboratory
0800-0830
Keynote Lecture 3
The Origins of Endometriosis Species and their Immune Landscape
Ie-Ming Shih
(USA)
Speaker
0830-0900
Laboratory
Keynote Lecture 4
In Vitro Maturation: State-of-the-Art
Thi Ngoc Lan Vuong
(Vietnam)
Speaker
0900-0930
Keynote Lecture 5
Management of Severe Male Infertility : The Critical Role of Coordinated Care
Peter Schlegel
(USA)
Speaker
0930-1015
Coffee break, poster viewing and visit exhibition
1015-1145
Company Symposium 3
ABBOTT
Healthy Pregnancies - Focusing the Light on Dydrogesterone
Chairperson
Virgilio Novero
(Philippines)
Budi Wiweko
(Indonesia)
Balancing Treatment Option in Early Pregnancy Bleeding
Thiam Chye Tan
(Singapore)
Dydrogesterone Versus Vaginal Progesterone in Early Implantation
Georg Griesinger
(Germany)
The Evolution of IVF in Asia - Difficult Clinical Case Discussion
Budi Wiweko
(Indonesia)
Laboratory
Concurrent Session 13
Mitochondria in Health and Aging
Mitochondria Transfer – A Novel Approach
Lee Tin-Lap
(Hong Kong)
Speaker
The Role of Mitochondria in the Oocyte and Early Embryo
Chii-Ruey Tzeng
(Taiwan)
Speaker
Mitochondria Replacement by Nuclear or Spindle Transfer
Tachibana Masahito
(Japan)
Speaker
Philippine/
PSRM Session
Concurrent Session 14
Poor Responders and Low Ovarian Reserve
How to Manage Poor Responder and Low Ovarian Reserve in an IVF Programme
Nikolaos Polyzos
(Spain)
LH Supplementation in Ovarian Stimulation
TBC
Adjuvant Growth Hormone Therapy in ART for Women classified as Poor-prognosis
John Yovich
(Australia)
Speaker
Korean Session
Free Communication 20
Shortlisted Oral Presentations
Free Communication 21
Free Communication 22
Free Communication 23
1145-1315
Lunch, poster viewing and visit exhibition
1315-1445
Company Symposium 4
Concurrent Session 15
Complication and Outcome after ART
Health of Adults Conceived by ART
Jane Halliday
(Australia)
Speaker
Miscarriage After IVF Treatment
Rong Li
(China)
Speaker
Reproductive Outcome of ART in Vietnam
Ho Manh Tuong
(Vietnam)
Concurrent Session 16
Hysteroscopy in Infertility Management
Tips and Tricks in Hysteroscopy (How to Maximize Visualization, Safety…)
Achmad Kemal Harzif
(Indonesia)
Speaker
Office Hysteroscopy: How Far Can It Go?
Bigatti Giuseppe
(China)
Speaker
Uterine Septum: When Should it be Removed?
Xiaowu Huang
(China)
Speaker
Laboratory
Concurrent Session 17
Reproductive Genetics & Fertility (Male and Female)
Molecular Mech and Activation in Primate Fertilization
Wu Gwo-Jang
(Taiwan)
Speaker
What is New in Reproductive Genetics?
Catherine Racowsky
(USA)
Speaker
Oocyte Aging
Toshio Hamatani
(Japan)
Speaker
How-to Session 3
How to Read, Write and Review a Scientific Paper?
How to Read a Scientific Paper
Robert Norman
(Australia)
Speaker
How to Write a Scientific Paper?
Ben Mol
(Australia)
Speaker
How to Review a Scientific Paper?
Gab Kovacs
(Australia)
Speaker
Free Communication 24
Free Communication 25
Free Communication 26
Free Communication 27
1445-1530
Coffee break, poster viewing and visit exhibition
1530-1700
Concurrent Session 5
VITROLIFE
The Future of Embryo Selection with Time-lapse AI Algorithms
Aengus Tran
((Australia)
Speaker
From Conventional to 100% Time-lapse Culture - Clinical Experience from Japan
Keiichi Kato
(Japan)
Speaker
Improving ICSI Outcome by using Piezo Technology
TBC
Concurrent Session 18
Reproductive Surgery
Management of Fibroid Including Surgical and Non-Surgical Methods
Jacques Donnez
(Belgium)
Speaker
Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis (DIE)
M. Luky Satria
(Indonesia)
Speaker
Congenital Uterine Anomalies
Zhu Lan
(China)
Speaker
Concurrent Session 19
Reducing Financial Burden of ART
How Healthcare Policy can be Implemented to Make IVF Affordable
Sorapop Kiatpongsan
(Thailand)
Speaker
IVF in Low Resource Countries
Rashida Begum
(Bangladesh)
Speaker
Are We Doing Too Much IVF?
Ben Mol
(Australia)
Speaker
Laboratory
Concurrent Session 20
PGT
China’s Experience
Yanwen Xu
(China)
Speaker
Taiwan’s Experience
Chen Hsin Fu
(Taiwan)
Speaker
Hong Kong’s Experience
William Yeung
(Hong Kong)
Speaker
ISAR Session
Free Communication 28
Free Communication 29
Free Communication 30
Free Communication 31
1700-1800
Cocktail Hour in Exhibition Area
ASPIRE Annual General Meeting
Cocktail Hour in Exhibition Area
1900-2100
Faculty Dinner

All
Laboratory
0800-0830
Keynote Lecture 6
Childhood Outcomes of Being Born by Assisted Reproductive Techniques
Paul Hofman
(New Zealand)
Speaker
0830-0900
Keynote Lecture 7
Updates on Contraception
Mario Festin
(Philippines)
Speaker
1240-1250
0910-1040
Concurrent Session 21
Endometrium and Implantation
Immune Biology of Implantation
Louise Hull
(Australia)
Speaker
The Role of Natural Killer Cells in Implantation
Gendie Lash
(China)
Speaker
Clinical Therapies for Recurrent Implantation Failure and Miscarriage
Jei-Won Moon
(South Korea)
Speaker
Concurrent Session 22
Menopause
Optimising Benefits with HRT Use in 2020
Tsai Yung-Chieh
(Taiwan)
Speaker
Osteoporosis:An Orthopedic Surgeon’s View
TBC
Use of Testosterone in HRT
Eileen Manalo
(Philippines)
Speaker
Laboratory
Concurrent Session 23
Embryo Selection/Time lapse
Overview for Embryo Selection
Charles Bormann
(USA)
Speaker
Time-lapse with AI
Yasuyuki Mio
(Japan)
Speaker
Troubleshooting in Embryology Selection/ Embryology Lab
Arthur Chang
(USA)
Speaker
How-to Session 4
How to Prepare a Patient with PCOS for Pregnancy
0910hrs - 0940hrs (30mins)
Jeung Yi Jo
(South Korea)
Debate
Mosaic Embryos should be transferred
0940hrs – 1040hrs (60mins)
Speaker
For
Chi Ling
(Hong Kong)
Against
Surinder Singh
(Malaysia)
Free Communication 32
Free Communication 33
Free Communication 34
Free Communication 35
Free Communication 36
1040-1110
Coffee break, poster viewing and visit exhibition
1110-1240
Free Communication 37
Free Communication 38
Free Communication 39
Free Communication 40
Free Communication 41
Free Communication 42
Free Communication 43
Free Communication 44
1240-1250
1250-1320
Breaking News
1320-1350
Closing and Award Ceremony