THURSDAY, November 7, 2019
14:00-18:30 Industry Sponsored Pre Congress Course
18:30 Welcome Reception
FRIDAY, November 8, 2019
 08:30-10:05 Session 1: Basic science of reproductive genetics
Chairs: Simon Fishel, UK, Yuval Yaron, Israel, Alexandra Benachi, France
08:30-08:35 Welcome Note
Alexandra Benachi, France
08:35-09:05 Genome instability in human oocytes and embryos
Eva Hoffmann, Denmark
09:05-09:35 Mosaicism and early human embryo arrest
Christian Ottolini, UK
09:35-10:05 Modern approach to laboratory workup of congenital anomalies
Brynn Levy, USA
10:05-10:30 Coffee, poster viewing and visit the exhibition
 10:30-12:00 Session 2: Molecular advances in prenatal diagnosis
Chairs: Vincenzo Cirigliano,
Spain;Rossa Chiu, Hong Kong
10:30-11:00 Expanded carrier screening
Jim Goldberg, USA
11:00-11:30 Update on exome sequencing in prenatally identified fetal anomalies
Mark Kilby, UK
11:30-12:00 Noninvasive prenatal diagnosis for single gene disorders
Lyn Chitty, UK
12:00-12:15 Technical break
12:15-13:15 Industry Supported Symposium
13:30-14:00 Lunch, poster viewing and visit the exhibition
 14:00-16:00 Session 3: Non-invasive prenatal testing and diagnosis (NIPT/NIPD)
Chairs: Zvi Appelman,
Israel; Brynn Levy, USA
14:00-14:30 The future of cell-free DNA analysis for prenatal diagnosis
Rossa Chiu, Hong Kong
14:30-15:00 Nationwide Implementation of NIPS in France – preliminary results
Alexandra Benachi, France
15:00-15:30 cfDNA in prenatal screening of aneuploidies
Vincenzo Cirigliano, Spain
15:30-16:00 The use of cfDNA for detection of aneuploidy in early & recurrent pregnancy loss
Yuval Yaron, Israel
16:00-16:30 Coffee, poster viewing and visit the exhibition
16:30-18:00 Session 4: Debate: PGT with whole genome sequencing for all patients
Moderator: Eugene Pergament,
16:30-17:15 For: Nathan Treff, USA
17:15-18:00 Against: Tony Gordon, UK
SATURDAY, November 9, 2019
 08:30-10:30 Session 5: Preimplantation genetic testing (PGT)
Chairs: Avner Hershlag,
USA; Ariel Hourvitz, Israel
08:30-09:00 Update on PGT-A
Santiago Munne, Spain
09:00-09:30 Noninvasive PGT
Svetlana Madjunkova, Canada
09:30-10:00 PGT for translocations – lessons from 760 cycles
Nelly Frydman, France
10:00-10:30 The postnatal outcome of children born after PGT
Liat Lerner-Geva, Israel
10:30-11:00 Coffee, poster viewing and visit the exhibition
11:00-13:00 Session 6: Preimplantation genetic testing (PGT)
Chairs: Joyce Harper,
UK; Andreas Schmutzler, Germany
11:00-11:30 Are some high level mosaics in trophectoderm biopsies really meiotic aneuploidies?
Christian Ottolini, UK
11:30-12:00 OnePGT: A single workflow for concurrent PGT-M, PGT-SR and PGT-A
Joris Vermeesch, Belgium
12:00-12:30 Embryo selection: Is it all in the genes?
Simon Fishel, UK
12:30-13:00 Expanded PGT and genome editing
Nathan Treff, USA
13:00-13:45 Lunch, poster viewing and visit the exhibition
13:45-15:45 Session 7: Novel reproductive genetic concepts
Chair: Gheona Altarescu,
Israel; Simon Fishel, UK
13:45-14:15 Should gene editing replace embryo selection following PGD?
Joris Vermeesch, Belgium
14:15-14:45 Relevance of assessing the uterine microbiota in infertility
Immaculada Moreno, Spain
14:45-15:15 Epigenetics in Reproduction
Patricia Fauque, France
15:15-15:45 A long journey to a critical endpoint – Validation of Preimplantation genetic assays
Richard Scott, USA
15:45-16:00 Coffee, poster viewing and visit the exhibition
16:00-17:30 Session 8: Debate: Only evidence based treatments should be offered in ART
Moderator: Darren Griffin, UK
16:00-16:45 FOR: Joyce Harper, UK
16:45-17:30 AGAINST: Charles Kingsland, UK
17:30-17:40 Closing remarks
Yuval Yaron, Israel