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2nd Annual Reproductive, Genetic & Biotechnology Conference

About conference

Date: October 14, 2016
Time: 8:30 – 18:00
Venue: Albert Hotel (33 Dzirnavu Street, Riga, LV-1010, Latvia, phone: +371 6733 1717, fax: +371 6733 1718, info@alberthotel.lv, www.alberthotel.lv)

Conference participation fee: 20 euros.

Registration deadline: October 7

Further education points (TIP) will be granted to all conference participants.


Welcome to the conference!

On October 14, 2016, Infertility Treatment and Reproductive Genetics clinic iVF Riga with the support of the companies Merck, ViaMedPharma (Lithuania), Origio, BioAvots, InBio, Interlux, Biosan, Hydrox will organize and host the Second Annual International Reproductive, Genetic & Biotechnology Conference. The venue of the conference will become Albert Hotel in Riga, Latvia. According to preliminary information, the conference will bring together more than 150 experts in the field of reproductive medicine and genetics, embryology, gynaecology, urology and stem cells technologies. 

Among the participants, we are expecting highly professional representatives from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Sweden and Norway.

Preliminary list of participants:

Dmitry Ivolgin, PhD, specialist in transfusion medicine. Medical Director/Head of Cord blood processing Facility of Pokrovskij Stem Cell Bank. Head of Research Laboratory of cell technologies of North-Western State Medical University named after I. I. Mechnikov (Russia).

Natella Enukashvily, PhD, specialist in cell culture technologies, Leading Specialist/Researcher Cell Cultures Laboratory of Pokrovskij Stem Cell Bank. Senior Researcher of Cell Morphology Laboratory, Institute of Cytology (Russia).

Alexandra Aizenshtadt, PhD, the Head of Cell Culture Laboratory of Pokrovskiy Stem Cell Bank. Research Fellow, Research Laboratory of cell technologies of North-Western State Medical University named after I. I. Mechnikov (Russia).

Jan-Bernd Stukenborg, PhD, Associate Professor. Department of Women’s and Children’s Health Pediatric Endocrinology Unit. Karolinska Institutet and University Hospital (Sweden).

Gunnar Kvalheim, MD, PhD, Head of Section of Cellular Therapy, OUS Radiumhospitalet, Norway.

Denis Khnykin, Senior researcher at the Department of Pathology, Oslo University Hospital – Rikshospitalet and Centre of Immune regulation, University of Oslo (Norway).

Ekaterina Pomerantseva, Human Stem cell institute (Moscow, Russia), Genetico lab, laboratory director.

Dr. Zivile Gudleviciene, National Cancer Institute (Vilnius, Lithuania).

Jan Krasko, National Cancer Institute (Vilnius, Lithuania).

Olga Yacuts, PhD, biologist - geneticist, Centre of Assisted reproduction “Embryo”, Belarus.

Julia Tsukerman, PhD, Molecular geneticist, Centre of Assisted reproduction “Embryo”, Belarus.

Prof. Andrejs Ērglis, PhD. Dr. Ieva Briede. Latvian Centre of Cardiology, Department of Interventional and Emergency Cardiology (Latvia).

Ēriks Jākobsons, Head of the Cell transplantation centre. Pauls Stradins University Hospital (Latvia).

Dr. Liene Korņejeva, Clinical geneticist, Latvia, iVF Riga.

Ludmila Voložonoka, Molecular geneticist, Latvia, iVF Riga.


 Preliminary programme of the conference:

8:30 – 9:30 Registration
9:30 – 9:40 Opening ceremony / Dr. Violeta Fodina, Head of the Infertility Treatment and Reproductive Genetics clinic iVF Riga


First session: Stem Cells / Chairman: Denis Khnykin

9:40 – 10:00 Regenerative Medicine in Cardiology and Beyond: Current Therapies and Future Concepts at the Latvian Centre of Cardiology. / Assoc. prof. Andrejs Ērglis, M. D.; Dr. Ieva Briede. Latvian Centre of Cardiology, Department of Interventional and Emergency Cardiology.

10:00 – 10:20 Expanded human fibroblasts - experience of clinical application. Dmitry A. Ivolgin, M.D., PhD, specialist in transfusion medicine. Medical Director*/Head of Cord blood processing Facility of Pokrovskij Stem Cell Bank. Head of Research Laboratory of cell technologies of North-Western State Medical University n. a I. I. Mechnikov.

10:20 – 10:40 Mesenchymal stem cells from different tissue origins as source for regenerative therapy. / Alexandra A. Aizenshtadt, PhD, the Head of Cell Culture Laboratory of Pokrovskiy Stem Cell Bank. Research Fellow, Research Laboratory of cell technologies of North-Western State Medical University n. a. I. I. Mechnikov.

10:40 – 11:00 Clinical cellular immunotherapy at Radiumhospitalet. / Gunnar Kvalheim, MD, PhD, Head of Section of Cellular Therapy, OUS Radiumhospitalet, Norway.

11:00 – 11:20 Tissue vacuated during joint replacement procedure as a source of mononuclear cells for clinical application. / Ēriks Jākobsons, Head of the Cell transplantation centre (Pauls Stradins University Hospital, Latvia).


11:20 – 11:40 Coffee break


11:40 – 11:55 Human Amniotic fluid (AF) - is it a promising source for stem cells? / Sandra Baronaite, Joint Life Science Center, Department of molecular cell biology (Vilnius, Lithuania).

11:55 – 12:25 Fertility preservation in boys. How far are we? / Jan-Bernd Stukenborg, PhD, Associate Professor. Department of Women’s and Children’s Health Pediatric Endocrinology Unit; Q2:08. Karolinska Institutet and University Hospital (Sweden).

12:25 – 12:40 Stromal vascular fraction (SVF) stem cells: perspectives and clinical application in Lithuania. / Dr. Zivile Gudleviciene, National Cancer Institute (Vilnius, Lithuania). PhD student Jan Krasko, National Cancer Institute (Vilnius, Lithuania).

12:40 – 13:00 iPS cell therapy in dermatology. / Denis Khnykin, Senior researcher at the Department of Pathology, Oslo University Hospital – Rikshospitalet and Centre of Immune regulation, University of Oslo, Norway.


13:00 – 13:30 Discussion


13:30 – 14:30 Lunch


Second session: Genetics / Chairmen: Dr. Liene Korņejeva, Ekaterina Pomerantseva

14:30 – 14:45 Genetical safety of mesenchymal stem cells. / Natella I. Enukashvily, PhD, specialist in cell culture technologies, Leading Specialist/Researcher Cell Cultures Laboratory of Pokrovskij Stem Cell Bank. Senior Researcher of Cell Morphology Laboratory, Institute of Cytology.

14:45 – 15:00 The role of mobile genetic elements in genome instability - prokaryotic and eukaryotic experiment models. / Dmitry Perminov, Molecular biologist, Latvia, iVF Riga.

15:00 – 15:20 aCGH application possibilities in reproductive genetics. / Ludmila Voložonoka, Molecular geneticist, Latvia, iVF Riga.

15:20 – 15:40 Exome sequencing in 1400 patients with monogenic disorders: a clinical laboratory experience. /Fedor A. Konovalov, PhD, Bioinformatician, CSO Genomed Ltd., Moscow, Russia.


15:40 – 16.00 Coffee break


16:00 – 16:15 Introduction to PGD. / Dr. Liene Korņejeva, Clinical geneticist, Latvia, iVF Riga.

16:15 – 16:30 PGD and PGD counselling: clinical and laboratory experience. / Ekaterina Pomerantseva, laboratory director, Genetico, Russia.

16:30 – 16:45 Preimplantation genetic testing in Belarus. / Olga Yacuts, PhD, biologist - geneticist, Centre of Assisted Reproduction “Embryo”, Belarus.


16:45 – 17:15 Discussion


17:15 – 17:30 Closing ceremony


Information for the participants:

Contacts: Elīna Rozīte, Laboratory specialist of the Centre for Biotechnology and Stem Cells. E-mail: elina.rozite@ivfriga.eu, tālr: +371 67 111 117.

Lilija Agzamova, Marketing specialist. E-mail: lilija.agzamova@ivfriga.eu, tālr.: +371 67 336 523.


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