Spring Forum 2021

June 17 th –18 th , 2021
Hotel Metropol Palace
Belgrade, Serbia

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Association of Gynecologists and Obstetricians of Serbia, Montenegro and Republic of Srpska (UGOSCGRS) and Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility (COGI) we would like to welcome you to Regional Spring Forum which will be held on 17 th and 18 th of June 2021, in Belgrade, Serbia.

The meeting will cover different aspects of our practice, presented by recognized experts and practitioners. From discussions on success rates and role of reproductive genetics to patient’s safety in ART procedures. Recommended protocols are just a starting point in modern medicine, therefore we devote a significant part of the meeting to personalized approach in ART. A demanding issues regarding oncofertility are covered in a separate session. Therefore,we hope that the upcoming event will meet your expectations.

Due to a specific health situation worldwide, this year’s meeting is organized in hybrid format. Live event will be organized in Belgrade, Serbia, but all participants are also invited to join us online through a Congress web platform.

Prof. Aleksandar Stefanović
President of the Association of Gynecologists and Obstetricians of Serbia, Montenegro and
Republic of Srpska (UGOSCGRS)

Prof. Zion Ben Rafael
Founder of the Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility (COGI) Congresses

Dates:

June 17 th –18 th , 2021

Language:

English

Accreditation info:

The congress is accredited under No. А-1-905/21 with the Health Council of Serbia.

Number of points for speakers: 10.
Number of points for attendance: 6.

  • proof of COVID 19 vaccination (second dose received more than 2 weeks before the Congress)
  • valid PCR test (up to 72h before the Congress)
  • Confirmed COVID 19 in the last 3 months
  • Positive SarsCov-2 antibody test
 
Organizers:

Association of Gynecologists
and Obstetricians of Serbia, Montenegro and Republika Srpska
Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility (COGI)

Presidents:

Prof. Aleksandar Stefanović
Prof. Zion Ben Rafael

Co-presidents:

Prim. Vojislav Miketić
Prof. Vesna Ećim Zlojutro

Secretary General:

Prof. Miroslava Gojnić Dugalić

Executive Board:

Prof. Aleksandar Stefanović
Prof. Zion Ben Rafael
Prim. Vojislav Miketić
Prof. Vesna Ećim Zlojutro
Prof. Katarina Stefanović
Dr. Zoran Vilendečić
Dr. Igor Pilić
Dr. Miloš Radojević

CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKERS (UP TO DATE):
  • Dr. Basak Balaban, Head of IVF laboratory, American Hospital of Istanbul, Turkey
  • Prof. Zion Ben Rafael, Founder and Chairman of COGI-Congress, Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rabin Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Prof. Florian Bodog, Senator, Former Health Minister in Romanian Government, Vicedean of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Oradea University, Romania
  • Dr. Diana Cocei, Columna Medical Center, Bucharest, Romania
  • Dr. Dimitar Cvetkov , IVF Clinic Nadezhda Women’s Health Hospital, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Prof. Bogdan Doroftei, Founder and Medical Director of the Center for Assisted Reproduction Orygyn Fertility Center, Iasi, Romania
  • Dr. Laura Dracea, Medical Director of the Gynera Medical Clinic Bucharest, Romania
  • Dr. Dragos Albu, Head of the Assisted Reproduction Center, Medlife Medical System, Bucharest, Romania
  • Prof. Bart Fauser, Executive Board member and scientific director of the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS), Former Head of the Department for Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecology, Former Chair of the Division of Woman & Baby at the University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Saša Kadija, Deputy General Manager and Head of the Department of general gynecology of the Clinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Clinical Center of Serbia, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Prof. Vesna Kesić, President of the Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology of Serbia, Former President of ESGO, Head of department of policlinic gynecology, Clinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinical Center of Serbia, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Prof. Vesna Kopitović, The European Center for Peace and Development, University for Peace established by UN, Gynecology Hospital „Ferona“, Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Prof. Peter Kovacs, Medical Director of the Kaali Institute IVF Center, Budapest, Hungary
  • Dr. Gabriela Lupu, Medical Director of the SC Vivamed SRL, Brasov, Romania
  • Dr. Milan Milenković, BeoGyn Gynecology Clinic, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Dr. Anca Moisa, Clinical Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynaecology “Prof. Dr. Panait Sarbu” Bucharest, Romania
  • Dr. Tatjana Motrenko Simić, Member of the ESHRE Executive Committee, Human Reproduction Centre, Budva, Montenegro
  • Dr. Igor Pilić, Clinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Clinical Center of Serbia, Head of department of congenital anomalies of fetus, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Prof. Peter Platteau, Senior consultant in Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Prof. Biljana Popović Todorović, Centre for Reproductive Medicine UZ Brussel, Belgium
  • Dr. Miloš Radojević, Clinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Clinical Center of Serbia, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Dr. Sanja Sibinčić, Regional manager of the Pronatal group for Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia, Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska
  • Dr. Miro Šimun Alebić, Human reproduction Department, SB Podobnik, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Dr. Miklos Sipos, Director of the Center of Assisted Reproduction Semmelweis University Budapest, Hungary
  • Prof. Katarina Stefanović, Head of department of oncofertility, Clinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Clinical Center of Serbia, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Prof. Aleksandar Stefanović, President of the UGOSCGRS, Chairman of the Clinic for Obstetrics and Gynecology, Belgrade, University Clinical Center of Serbia, Vice Dean of Medical Faculty, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Dr. Attila Torok, Head of the Pannon Reproduction Institute in Tapolca, Hungary
  • Dr. Andreea Veliscu, Clinical Hospital for Obstetrics and Gynecology “Prof. Dr. Panait Sarbu”, Fertility and Gynecology Hospital Embryos, Bucharest, Romania
  • Prof. Snežana Vidaković, Head of the Department of minimal invasive surgery and Department of artificial reproductive technologies, Clinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Clinical Center of Serbia, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Dr. Zoran Vilendečić, Clinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Clinical Center of Serbia, Head of the gynecological oncology department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Prof. Radu Vladareanu, President of Romanian Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, ELIAS University Emergency Hospital, Bucharest, Romania
  • Prof. Eda Vrtačnik Bokal, Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
 

Thursday, 17 th of June

09.00 – 09.30
Opening Ceremony
Doc Zlatibor Loncar, Minister of health, Republic of Serbia
Prof. Aleksandar Stefanovic
Prof. Zion Ben Rafael
09.30 – 09.50
Endometrial receptivity test
Prof. Zion Ben Rafael
SESSION I:
Success Rate
Chairs: Prof. Zion Ben Rafael and Prof. Aleksandar Stefanovic
10.10 – 10.30
Success rate in IVF – Let’s move to a common understanding
Prof. Bart Fauser
10.30 – 11.00
Minimum success rate in IVF
Prof. Radu Vladareanu, Prof. Florian Bodog
11.00 – 11.30
Discussion (Panel Discussion)
11.30 – 12.00
Coffee break
SESSION II:
From efficacy to safety
Chairs: Prof. Fauser and Prof. Vesna Kopitović
12.00 – 12.20
More eggs is better than less eggs? Balance between efficacy and safety
Dr. Biljana Popović Todorović
12.20 – 12.40
Highly purified human menotropin and recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone in high responders undergoing ICSI – Implications for clinical practice
Dr. Laura Dracea
12.40 – 13.00
hCG driven LH activity vs. rec-LH
Prof. Peter Platteau
13.00 – 13.30
Discussion (Panel Discussion)
13.30 – 14.30
Lunch
SESSION III:
Reproductive genetics to improve ART
Chairs: Prof. Peter Platteau and Dr. Laura Dracea
14.30 – 14.50
There is a place for PGT in personalized medication treatment?
Prof. Bogdan Doroftei
14.50 – 15.10
FSH receptor polimorfism – to cancel or not?
Dr. Miklos Sipos
15.10 – 15.30
Optimising laboratory outcomes through established KPIs
Emb. Basak Balaban
15.30 – 15.50
Can we use key performance indicators in embryology to significantly influence the clinical pregnancy rate?
Dr. Diana Cocei
15.50 – 16.15
Discussion (Panel Discussion)
16.15 – 16.30
Coffee break
WORKSHOP I:
Personalization of Treatment in ART – How much is enough?
Moderator: Dr. Peter Kovacs
16.30 – 16.50
How much gonadotropin to use during IVF?
Prof. Peter Kovacs
16.50 – 17.10
Personalization of treatment to improve ART efficiency and risk management to shorten time to pregnancy
Dr. Dimitar Cvetkov
17.10 – 17.30
LH/FSH ratio treatment for all
Prof. Dragos Albu
17.30 – 17.50
Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation after ovarian transplantation
Dr. Milan Milenković
17.50 – 18.30
Panel discussion
WORKSHOP II:
Personalization of Treatment in ART – Older reproductive age
Moderator: Dr. Anca Moisa
16.30 – 16.50
Optimising LH/FSH ratio in mixed protocols
Dr. Anca Moisa
16.50 – 17.10
Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation in case of agonist long protocol
Dr. Attila Torok
17.10 – 17.30
Personalisation of treatment for older reproductive age
Dr. Miro Šimun Alebić
17.30 – 18.30
Panel discussion

Friday, 18 th of June

SESSION IV:
MEET THE EXPERTS: Lower response / implantation failures
Chairs: Prof. Zion Ben Rafael and Emb. Basak Balaban
09.00 – 09.20
Repeated implantation failure, does it exist?
Dr. Andreea Veliscu
09.20 – 09.40
Poor Responders: myths & facts
Prof. Peter Platteau
09.40 – 10.00
Personalised ovarian stimulation for IVF: Tools to do so, and why this is relevant
Prof. Bart Fauser
10.00 – 10.20
Obesity and ART procedures
Prof. Eda Vrtačnik Bokal
17.50 – 18.30
Panel discussion
10.40 – 11.10
Coffee break
SESSION V:
Oncofertility
Chairs: Prof. Bart Fauser and Prof. Aleksandar Stefanović
11.10 – 11.25
Oncofertility – where are we now?
Prof. Aleksandar Stefanović, Dr. Miloš Radojević
11.25 – 11.40
Oncofertility Core Competency: necesity of creating a community of practice for Oncofertility in pandemic
Dr. Gabriela Lupu
11.40 – 11.55
Modalities of fertility preservation – up to date
Prof. Katarina Stefanović
11.55 – 12.10
Fertility sparing in treatment of GTD
Prof. Saša Kadija
12.10 – 12.30
Panel discussion
13.00 – 14.00
Lunch
UGOSCGRS SESSION – IVF and Fertility Sparing in region
Chairs: Prof. Zion Ben Rafael and Prof. Aleksandar Stefanović
14.00 – 14.15
Conservative treatment of early stages of endometrial cancer
Prof. Vesna Kesić
14.15 – 14.30
Duostim – when and whom
Prof. Vidaković
14.30 – 14.45
Treatment options in poor responders – what are evidences
Dr. Tatjana Motrenko Simić
14.45 – 15.00
Mild or conventional ovulation stimulation - more is better for whom?
Dr. Sanja Sibinčić
15.00 – 15.15
Fertility sparing in patients with early ovarian cancer
Dr. Zoran Vilendečić, Dr. Igor Pilić
15.15 – 15.30
Panel discussion
15.30 – 16.15
Closing, knowledge test, evaluation
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Registration fee for participants on site:

Includes: participation at conference, lunches and coffee breaks during event and congress
materials
Price: 500 EUR +VAT 20%

Registration fee for online participants:

Includes: online participation at conference, access to all online congress materials
Price: 200 EUR+ VAT 20%

Accommodation package:

Includes: two nights in hotel Metropol (place of venue) on bed and breakfast basis, transfer
airport-hotel Metropol-airport
Price: 300 EUR, VAT included

Registration info:
Registration through Miross Agency
Contacts: Miloš Dimitrijević and Katarina Stojmanovski
Mail: ugoscgrs@miross.rs
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