Dear Friends and Colleagues,



We are delighted to invite you to participate at our sixth edition of the Bucharest Embryology Symposium " From lab to clinic-Controversy in the Era of Reproductive Technology", which will take place in in Bucharest, Romania.



`We look forward to welcoming you at this exciting scientific event in Bucharest!




Ioana Rugescu 

On behalf of the Organizing Committee and the entire Bucharest Embryology Symposium Team (BEST)


Organising Committee:

Ioana Rugescu-event coordinator

Dascalescu Monica

Melihan Bechir



Certificate of Attendance

Certificates of attendance will be available for all participants. Please ensure that you have your name badge with you and the completed evaluation and survey forms, as you will need in order to receive your certificate.
Certified by OBBCSSR with 9 EMC points.

We applied for European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Day I

Course description

This course will recapitulate old concepts and bring new practical insights. It will include interactive session where delegates will have the opportunity to trouble shoot their own examples together with the experts.

 In the last years a lot of new developmental steps have been made in human assisted reproduction and other health care fields. The moment of assesing all new technologies and to discuss what about the safety and quality, what about the necessities or challenges of our profesion in the coming years?  Patients will ask for them, but what is the value of these new developments for daily practice? These fundamental question will be discussed from the perspective of human reproduction specialists.


Course objectives:

  • To learn basic and advanced tools in ART
  • To get up-to-date on compliance in ART
  • To understand project management by influencing people and inducing change
  • To learn to discuss trouble shooting in the correct atmosphere


Educational methods:

  • Lectures
  • Discussions
  • Case presentations
  • Case discussions

Target audience 
Clinicians, paramedicals, basic researchers, embryologists .


Educational needs and expected outcomes
The field of reproductive care moves and evolutes fast. This creates the need for a lot of the professionals to be informed about all those new techniques and for the opportunity to discuss with their colleagues about the opportunities and challenges of these innovations. This program will provide you new knowledge on recent development within reproductive medicine. Moreover, it will provide you informations and it will give you insight into the opportunities to implement these techniques yes or no in your own clinical practice .


Final Program Program Day I  


8.00 – 9.00


Registration/ welcome coffee (A)

9.00 – 9.05


Wellcome Note

Ioana Rugescu


Key Note Lecture

EUTCD directives vs EUSTITE Guidelines                   Giulia Scaravelli-Italy




Session 1

Chair:  Corina Manolea & Romeo Micu

9.45 – 10.15

Lab KPI versus clinical KPI

Maria José de los Santos-Spain

10.15 – 10.45

Sequential embryo culture versus single step embryo culture 

Ricardo  Faundez-Poland




11.00 – 11.30

Coffee break


Session 2

Chair: Melihan Bechir & Mircea Onofriescu

11.30 – 12.00

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) vs  microarray in PGS

Anil Biricik-Italy


Embryo morphology time lapse selection versus genetic testing for older patient: a clinical perspective

Romualdo Sciorio- UK

12.30- 12.50

PGD and PGS - Latest technologies

Bogdan Mihai Tudor / Theodor Zamfirov

12.50- 13.00



13.00 – 14.30




Session 3

Chair: Silviu Predoi & Diana Cocei


14.30 – 14.45

New concepts in controlled ovarian stimulation

Yvonne Lundberg Giwercman- Sweden

14.45-15.00 Cryopreservation and sperm banking Inger B. Lauritgen- Denmark


Recurrent implantation failure:  endometrium vs embryos

Tanya Timeva-Bulgaria


Controlled Ovarian Stimulation (COS) personalization versus standardization

Christine Wyns-Belgium


How to improve workflow efficiency and maximaze clinical outcomes in yout IVF clinic

Ildiko Sinko/ Hungary

16.10-16.20 Clinical advantages of SNP-based non invasive prenatal screening Trudy McKanna- USA




16.00 – 16.30

Coffee break



Session 4

Chair: Radu Vladareanu & Radu Chicea


16.30 – 16.50

ART for ovarian dysfunction poor  hyper and  under-responder

Jesper Smeenk-Netherland


Epigenetic and ART safety

Igor Lebedev-Russia


Case presentation



Closing Remarks





 Gala Dinner


Day II

Course description

This course will provide an overview of the clinical applications of Controlled Ovarian Stimulation protocols in infertility management; also the need of a databese and data collection with a help of a software and . Attendees will have the chance to participate in hands-on training to improve their skills.

The idea of running practical workshops allowing practice on different models is a new approach to education and training.

Course objectives

  • To investigate the applications of software in the different aspects of ART
  • To promote training and education in controlled ovarian stimulation by using a blended approach
  • To provide an overview on standardised practice in COS
  • To assess the quality and safety of COS in ART
  • To address educational needs and training in COS

Educational methods

  • Lectures
  • Discussions
  • Hands-on

Target audience

Trainees and consultants in obstetrics and gynaecology; gynaecologists, embryologists, and associated health professionals with an interest in ART; midwifes; staff doctors, staff grades, trust doctors and associate specialists

Educational needs and expected outcomes

By attending this workshop course participants are expected to gain more knowledge of the different applications of COSin infertility and also in gathering and work with data and a software program. The element of practical education delivered via hands-on training will enhance its educational aspects.

Final Program
Chair: Monica Dascalescu & Delia Hutanu  


9.00– 10.00


Registration/ welcome coffee



Welcome Note






Tanya Timeva
Ruxandra Dumitrescu
Federico Regoli
Irinel Proca


9.05- 10.00

Controlled ovarian stimulation -protocols

10.00-11.00 Data collection- software aplication
11.00-11.55 Round tables and discussions


Closing Remarks




workshop stations include:

Practice with data collection software - Computer based interactive station - A stepwise understanding of the collecting and using the data.
Round tables with case presentations and specific protocols related with COS.

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