On May 17-18, 2019, the International Scientific and Practical Conference "Innovations in Reproductive Technologies" was held in Yekaterinburg (Russia).
The conference was organized by well-known Russian and foreign reproductive associations and clinics, the main organizer was the Clinical Institute of Reproductive Medicine (Yekaterinburg, Russia).
The conference brought together like-minded specialists from many countries, including Russia, Israel, Japan, South Africa, France, Georgia, Estonia, and Latvia. Dr. Juris Ērenpreiss, MD, internationally certified andrologist, sexologist, sex therapist, full member of the European Academy of Andrology, represented our country at the conference. In his report, Dr. Ērenpreiss spoke about the latest methods of male infertility diagnosis and treatment, as well as about the modern vision of the genetic and non-genetic causes of male infertility. He focused on the correct use of surgical intervention during the treatment of male infertility: TESA / PESA (needle biopsy) – or TESE (surgical sperm extraction), on the significance of the functional sperm test and DNA fragmentation test; told the audience about the modern guidelines and recommendations for male infertility diagnosis and treatment of the European Academy of Andrology.
In general, the extensive scientific program of the conference included presentations of the eminent speakers from different countries on the most topical issues of reproduction. The inexorable "ticking" of biological clocks and the decline of a woman's ovarian reserve over the years; new opportunities to improve the performance of ART programs using the functional sperm test; innovative methods of sperm selection applying ICSI procedure; modern treatment methods for the women with a poor ovarian response – and many others.
At the end of the conference, participants highlighted very kind, hospitable, open atmosphere of the event and thanked the organizers for the great opportunity to talk with colleagues, get new knowledge, hear and discuss the latest scientific achievements.