10th NYRA – Preliminary program

Monday 11th September


14.00 – 16.15    Registration
16.15 – 16.30    Welcome
16.30 – 18.30    Plenary session 1
Chairs: Alexandra Amaral (Max Planck, Germany) and Yoni Baert (Free University of Brussels, Belgium)

16.30 – 17.30 ‘Environmental factors and reproductive future of men’, Prof. Dr. Ewa Rajpert- De Meyts (Copenhagen University hospital, Denmark)).

17.30– 18.30 ‘Is there any reproductive future left for men?’, Prof. Dr. Herman Tournaye (University Hospital Brussels, Belgium)

18.30 – 19.30 Cocktail

Tuesday 12th September


9.00 – 10.00    Plenary session 2: NYRA award
Chairs: Judit Castillo (University of Barcelona, Spain) and Dorte Egeberg Palme (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

The Genomics Era: Implications for Fertility Research and Beyond”, Prof. Dr. Frank Tüttelmann (University of Muenster, Germany)

10.00 – 10.30    Coffee-break
10.30 – 12.15     Selected oral presentations Part 1 
Chairs: Alexandra Amaral (Max Planck, Germany) and Thomas Darde (University of Rennes, France)

10.30 – 10.45 O1: Unravelling the role of H4K5bu in chromatin remodelling during human spermatogenesis and its deregulation in testicular pathologies, Alberto de la Iglesia (University of Barcelona, Spain)
10.45 – 11.00 O2: Murine spermatozoa nuclear quality after in vitro maturation of prepubertal fresh or thawed testicular tissue, Antoine Oblette (Normandie University, France)
11.00 – 11.15 O3: Fertility preservation procedures in Klinefelter syndrome during life span, Dorien Van Saen, (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
11.15 – 11.30 O4: Hyperglycemia is associated with reduced testicular function and activin dysregulation in Type 1 diabetes, Constanze Maresh (Justus Liebig University, Germany)
11.30 – 11.45 O5: Effect of adrenocortical carcinoma treatment on male fertility, Federica Innocenti (University of Rome, Italy)
11.45 – 12.00 O6: Protecting fertility: effect of additive anti-inflammatory treatment in epididymitis, Britta Klein (Justus Liebig University, Germany)
12.00 – 12.15 O7: Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART): A Plus or A Minus on Testicular 3β-HSD?, Akang Edidiong (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Afrika)

12.15 – 12.30     Sponsor talks: Revolutionize Your Confocal Imaging- LSM 880 with Fast Airyscan, Dr. Cicerone Tudor (Carl Zeiss Microscopy)

12.30 – 14.30    Lunch & Poster presentations

14.30 – 15.30    Plenary Session 3
Chairs: Pablo Hurtado Gonzalez (University of Edinburgh, UK) and Yoni Baert (Free University of Brussels, Belgium)

In-vitro and in-vivo models to explore testis functions, Prof. Dr. Stefan Schlatt (University of Muenster, Germany)

15.30 – 16.15     Selected oral presentations part 2
Chairs: Dorte Egeberg Palme (Copenhagen University hospital, Denmark) and Thomas Darde (Universityof Rennes, France)

15.30 – 15.45 O8: Post-meiotic germ cell differentiation in intratesticular but not in ectopic testicular tissue xenografts of an immature nonhuman primate (Callithrix jacchus), Elissavet Ntemou (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
15.45 – 16.00 O9: Exposure to paracetamol and ibuprofen affect fetal germ cell development in both sexes in rodent and human, Pablo Hurtado-Gonzalez (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
16.00 – 16.15 O10: Leydig cell aging in the normal human testis, Valentina Mularoni (University of Rome, Italy)

        16.15 – 16:30 O11: What do we need to know to build up a testis in vitro?, João Pedro Alves- Lopes (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden)
16.30 – 17.00    Coffee-break
17.00 – 18.00    Selected oral presentations part 3
Chairs: Pablo Hurtado Gonzalez (University of Edinburgh, UK) and Judit Castillo (University of Barcelona, Spain)

17.00 – 17.15 O12: In vitro FSH and RA regulation of human spermatogonial compartment, Sara Di Persio (University of Rome, Italy)
17.15 – 17.30 O13: Regulation of the niche factor GDNF by Retinoic Acid, Rossana Saracino (University of Rome, Italy)
17.30 – 17.45 O14: Apoptotic-related proteins of in vitro spermatogenesis for slow-frozen and vitrified pre-pubertal mouse testes, Ludovic Dumont (Normandie University, France)

17.45 – 18.00 O15: Testicular somatic cell support: an essential step towards human in vitro spermatogenesis?, Charlotte Rombaut (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)

20.00 – 00.00    Dinner

Wednesday, 13th September


10.00 – 12.30    Workshops
Chairs: Alexandra Amaral (Max Planck, Germany) and Yoni Baert (Free University of Brussels, Belgium)

10.00 – 11.00 Steps towards valorisation – First things first: validation, ERT. Rita Cortvrindt (GermFact, Belgium)

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee-break

11.30 – 12.30 Steps towards valorisation – Key requirements for a spin off, ERT. Rita Cortvrindt (GermFact, Belgium)

12.30 – 12.00  Closing ceremony

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