The Scientific Organizing Committee and the Local Organizing Committee are delighted to share the details of our scientific programme. Our programme captures the forefront of reproductive medicine. It also reflects the diversity of Africa, connection with other world regions, and overall excellence in science and leadership. We are grateful to all speakers who have confirmed attendance and look forward to a vibrant meeting and strong audience participation.

 

Dr Paul le Roux
Prof Silke Dyer
Prof Gamal Serour
Prof Thinus Kruger
Co-Chair LOC
Co-Chair LOC
Chair Scientific Programme
Chair Scientific Programme

 

 

SUNDAY, 26 APRIL 2020
09:00– 17:00 Workshop 1: ART Data management – Key Performance Indicators and ANARA
09:00 – 17:00 Workshop 2: Fertility Nurses/Coordinators workshop (facilitated by IFFS in conjunction with SASREG)
07:00 – 17:00 Workshop 3: Hysteroscopy
08:00 – 17:00 Workshop 4: Laparoscopic suturing workshop
18:30 – open Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception

 

 

MONDAY, 27 APRIL 2020
07:30 – 08:30 Registration
07:15 – 08:15 Ferring Breakfast Symposium

Highly purified Human Menopausal Gonadotropin in ART: A scientific saga

Prof G Daftary (Senior Director, Medical Affairs, Reproductive Health, Ferring Pharmaceuticals)

08:15 – 08:30 General Announcements Prof O Ashiru, Dr S Heylen
Opening Session
08:30 – 08:50 Elective single embryo transfer – the future is here Dr T Matebese (South Africa)
08:50 – 09:10 Is Africa ready for elective single embryo transfer? Dr E Hiadzi (Ghana)
09:10 – 09:30 ICSI for all: demand or evidence-based? Prof M Aboulghar (Egypt)
09:30 – 09:50 Beyond the 1st ultrasound after ART: Obstetric health in Africa Dr A Kihara (Kenya)
09:50 – 10:15 Discussion
10:15 – 10:45 Tea / Coffee Break and ePoster Viewing
ANARA Plenary Session
10:45 – 11:15 ANARA: Advancing ART in Africa through data and collaboration Prof S Dyer (South Africa)
11:15 – 11:45 The Latin American Registry and Network: Connecting scientific data and human rights Prof F Zegers-Hochschild (Chilé)
11:45 – 12:30 Panel discussion: Widening access to care Facilitator: Prof S Dyer

Panel: Prof T Ebner, Dr M Fiadjoe, Dr R Goswamy, Dr T Matsaseng, Dr I Wada, WHO representative, Prof F Zegers-Hochschild

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break and ePoster Viewing (All) / Working Lunch (Federation Officers Only)
Session 3:  Why do patient’s cross borders?
13:30 – 13:50 Perspectives on cross border reproductive care from Ghana Dr R Kantum-Adageba (Ghana)
13:50 – 14:10 Perspectives on cross border reproductive care from Francophone West Africa Dr E Gwett-Bell (Cameroon)
14:10 – 14:30 Strengthening ART through accreditation Dr M Fiadjoe (Togo)
14:30 – 14:50 Implementing ART legislation – experience from Uganda Prof J Olobo-Lalobo (Uganda)
14:50 – 15:00 Discussion
15:00 – 15:30 Tea / Coffee Break and ePoster Viewing
Session 4a:  Clinical focus:  Oncofertility
15:30 – 15:50 Oncofertility in Africa: Need and opportunity Dr C Venter (South Africa)
15:50 – 16:10 Oncofertility in Tunisia: Lessons learned from 5 years’ experience Dr M Khrouf (Tunisia)
16:10 – 16:30 Capturing oncofertility data in regional registries Dr P Archary (South Africa, RLA)
16:30 – 16:50 Discussion
Session 4b:  Laboratory focus:  Embryo selection
15:30 – 15:50 Add-ons in ART: What do they really add? Prof C Huyser (South Africa)
15:50 – 16:10 “PGT: I have the equipment and can biopsy, what now?” Dr C Danga (Nigeria)
16:10 – 16:30 Should we be alarmed that designer babies walk among us? Prof G Schatten (USA)
16:30 – 16:50 Discussion
AFFS Annual General Meeting
Congress Dinner

 

 

TUESDAY, 28 APRIL 2020
Session 5:  Training fellows and scientists in Africa
08:15 – 09:00 Perspectives from Universities in South Africa Prof M Matjila (S. Africa), Dr Z Nene (S.Africa), Prof I Siebert (South Africa)
09:00 – 09:30 Perspectives from other African settings Prof M Aboulghar (Egypt), Dr F Iketubosin (Nigeria)
09:30 – 09:50 ESHRE Embryology Certification in Africa: Meeting an unmet need? Dr B Woodward (UK)
09:50 – 10:15 Discussion
10:15 – 10:45 Tea / Coffee Break and ePoster Viewing
AFFS Plenary Session
10:45 – 11:05 Why we need a network of Fertility Societies in Africa Prof O Ashiru (Nigeria)
11:05 – 11:25 The AFFS constitution Dr I Wada (Nigeria)
11:25 – 11:45 AFFS: Vision, mission, impact Dr P le Roux (South Africa)
11:45 – 12:30 Panel discussion: Building a strong federation Facilitator: Dr S Heylen
Panel: Prof O Ashiru, Dr E Gwet Bell, Dr E Hiadzi, Dr E Mocanu, Dr A Kihara, Dr P Le Roux, Dr F Iketubosin, Dr I Wada
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break and ePoster Viewing
Session 7a:  Clinical focus:  Surgery
13:30 – 13:50 Endometriosis and infertility Dr D Botha (South Africa)
13:50 – 14:10 Surgery for uterine fibroids Dr T Matsaseng (South Africa)
14:10 – 14:30 Fallopian tube disease: Surgery or ART or both? tbc (South Africa)
14:30 – 15:00 Panel discussion: Surgical challenges in Africa Facilitator: Dr T Matsaseng
Panel: tbc
Session 7b:  Laboratory focus:  ART in Africa
13:30 – 13:50 Setting up ART: Example Tanzania Dr N Mazuguni (Tanzania)
13:50 – 14:10 Public Sector ART in South Africa Mr G Boshoff (South Africa)
14:10 – 14:30 Optimizing the IVF Laboratory: Combining experience from USA and Rwanda Prof C Racowsky (USA)
14:30 – 14:50 Optimizing ART in 2020 Prof O Sefrioui (Morocco)
14:50 – 15:00 Discussion
15:00 – 15:30 Tea / Coffee Break and ePoster Viewing
Session 8:  Strengthening our reproductive networks regionally and globally
15:30 – 15:40 AFFS AFFS President
15:40 – 15:50 IFFS Dr E Mocanu
15:50 – 16:00 ESHRE Prof T Ebner
16:00 – 16:10 ASRM Dr G Ekpo
16:10 – 16:20 ICMART Prof F Zegers-Hochschild
16:20 – 16:30 ANARA Prof S Dyer
16:30 – 17:00 Final panel discussion
17:00 Closing Ceremony Led by SASREG

 

(Programme remains subject to change)