Welcome to the 23rd Nordic Fertility Society Meeting in Reykjavik


Scientific Programme

Harpa Reykjavík 3. - 5. August 2015

Sunday, 2 August
Flói & Norđurbryggja
18:00-19:00 Registration and Get together
Monday, 3 August
Silfurberg A+B
08:30-08:45  Welcome  
  NFS President             Anja Pinborg 
  Congress President      Guđmundur Arason 
08:45-10:00 Plenary session I
Chair: Gudmundur Arason (IS) & Anja Pinborg (DK)
  Endometrial function and implantation; Nick Macklon (UK)
  Syncytin – A new protein in reproductive medicine; Morten Rřnn Petersen (DK)
10:00-10:45 Coffee / Exhibition / Poster session
10:45-12:15  Parallel sessions 1A, 1B and 1C
  Norđurljós 1A
Chair: Sigrun Kjötröd (NO) &Tiina Koskela-Koivisto (FI)
Silfurberg 1B
Chair: Kersti Lundin (SE) & Marjut Otala (FI)
Kaldalón 1C
Chair: Helga Sól Ólafsdóttir (IS) & Lone Schmidt (DK)
10:45-11:15 Obestiy and reproduction
Snorri Einarsson (IS)
New indications for ovarian tissue cryopreservation
Kirsten Tryde Macklon (DK)
Telling the children after
gamete donation and
Vasanti Jadva (UK)
11:15-11:45 Obesity in pregnancy, BMI
restriction in ART
Hildur Harđardóttir (IS)
Preventing transmission of mitochondrial disease
Gareth Greggains (UK)
Global Nordic baby – CBRC from the Nordic countries
Charlotte Krolřkke (DK)
11:45-12:15 Overweight and male
Jorunn Marie Andersen (NO)
Induced oocyte activation
in the lab - principle, practice and safety
Ebner Thomas (AT)
Why is infertility still a
Anders Möller (SE)
12:15-13:15 Lunch
13:15-14:45 Parallel session 2A, 2B and 2C
  Norđurljós 2A
Chair: Hans Ivar Hanevik (NO) & Thordur Oskarsson (IS)
Silfurberg 2B
Chair: Inge Agerholm (DK) & Pia Saldeen (SE)
Kaldalón 2C
Chair: Maria Salomon (DK) & Camilla Vĺgen Dibley (NO)
13:15-13:45 Immunology and repeated implantation failure
Ole Bjarne Christiansen (DK)
Up-date on embryo
competence biomarkers           Marie Louise Grřndahl (DK)
quality of care in daily practice
Herborg Holter (SE)

The novel association of the male to recurrent  miscarrage
Mona Bungum (SE)


Children born after
Nan Oldereid (NO)
IVF clinic - App for fertility patients
Helle Bendtsen (DK)
14:15-14:45 Recurrent miscarriage
Henriette Svarre Nielsen (DK)
How to do successfull
Antti Perheetupa (FI)
Counselling program
Gunilla Sydsjö (SE)
Tuesday, 4  August
Silfurberg A+B
08:45-10:00 Plenary session II
Chair: Ingunn Jonsdottir (IS) and Jon Hausken (NO)
  Donor conceived offspring's attitudes to how they came into their family; Lone Schmidt (DK) 
  Committee of Nordic ART and safety (CoNARTaS) How far are we ?; Liv Bente Romundstad (NO) & Anja Pinborg (DK)
10:00-10:45 Coffee / Exhibition / Poster session
10:45-12:15 Parallel sessions 3A, 3B and 3C
  Norđurljós 3A
Chair: Greta Edelstam (SE) & Kristine Lřssl (DK)
Silfurberg 3B
Chair: Anneli Stavréus-Evers (SE) & Morten Rřnn Petersen (DK)
Kaldalón 3C
Chair: Mona Iren Aas (NO) & Agneta Skoog-Svanberg (SE)
10:45-11:15 Surrogacy in the Nordic countries
Viveca Söderström-Anttila (FI)
'Analgesic and other
exposures in pregnancy:
impacts on steroidogenesis
and fetal germ cells with
reproductive health
R. Sharpe(UK)
Psychological stress, depression in women with recurrent pregnancy loss
Astrid Kolte (DK)
11:15-11:45 Surrogacy, legal perspective
Dögg Pálsdóttir(IS)
Understanding implantation failure and how to improve implantation
Georg Griesinger (DE)
Nurses role in IVF
Helen Kendrew (UK)
11:45-12:15  Being a global doctor in a local setting. Ethical dilemma regarding CBRC
Helga Sól Ólafsdóttir (IS)
Endometrial receptivity, biomarkers
Carlos Simon (ES)
Five years follow-up on unsuccesfull treatment
Jon Hausken (NO)
12:15-13:15 Lunch
13:15-14:45 Parallel session 4A, 4B and 4C
  Norđurljós 4A
Chair: Johanna Aaltonen (FI) & Margreta Larsson (SE)
Silfurberg 4B
Chair: Heidi Rognlien (NO) & Eeva-Liisa Sirviö (FI)
Kaldalón 4C
Chair: Henriette Svarre Nielsen (DK) & Mette Haug Stensen (NO)
13:15-13:45 Are there PCOS-related
health risks later in life?
Piltonen Terhi (FI) 
Standardization of embryology  -  Alpha / ESHRE consensus on education and competence
Sirpa Makinen (FI)
Free communications x 6 á 15 min
13:45-14:15 Effects of lifestyle intervention on ovarian and endomentrial function in woman with PCOS
Angelica Lindén Hirschberg (SE)
ESHRE nurse certification – experience from Lissabon
Helen Kendrew (UK), Inge Rose (DK)
14:15-14:45 PCOS and metabolic health risks
Stephen Franks (UK)

Postgraduate education in Reproductive Medicine
Experience from Sweden and Denmark
Britt Friberg(SE), Hans Jakob Ingerslev (DK)


Silfurberg B


General Assembly and election of NFS president

  1. Opening of the meeting – Anja Pinborg
  2. Election of chairman and secretary for the meeting
  3. NFS President report from the NFS board
  4. Treasurer’s report and budget – Anna Nilsen Martin
  5. Election of two auditors
  6. Presentation of the five national representatives (S, F, N, DK, Ic)
  7. Election of the new NFS president
  8. Arising matters
Wednesday, 5 August
Silfurberg A+B
08:45-10:00 Plenary session III
Chair: Aarne Koskimies (FI) & Sřren Ziebe (DK)
  Uterus transplantation and live births; Mats Brännström (SE)
  Time-lapse- tool or toy?  Shabana Sayed (NO)
10:00-10:45 Coffee / Exhibition
10:45-11:30  Plenary session IV
Chair: Gudmundur Arason (IS) & Anja Pinborg (DK)
  Nordic ART statistics; Karin Erb (DK)
  Closing ceremony and introduction of the next NFS meeting



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Abstract deadline, 15 May 2015