Thursday morning plenary

Rohan Lewis

New insights from 3D imaging and computer modelling

Professor Rohan Lewis, Professor of Placental and Integrative Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, UK

Professor Lewis gained his PhD in 1997 from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, before undertaking postdoctoral research at the University of Cambridge and then at the University of Southampton. He is now Professor of Placental and Integrative Physiology at the University of Southampton.

Professor Lewis’s research takes an integrative and interdisciplinary approach to understand placental function. This approach seeks to understand the mechanisms underlying specific placental functions and how these mechanisms interact to form a functioning placenta and support the development of a healthy baby. This work integrates laboratory transport and metabolism studies with 3D imaging and computational modelling. This work involves interdisciplinary collaborations with Engineering, Maths and Physics.

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Stimulation in older women duo-stim    

Juan A. García-Velasco, Chief Scientific Officer IVI RMA Global and Medical Director IVI Madrid, Spain

Juan García-Velasco, MD, PhD, is Chief Scientific Officer or IVI RMA Global and Director of IVI RMA Madrid, where he attends his patients. He is also Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid, Spain, where he is Director of their Master’s Degree Programme in Human Reproduction.

Professor García-Velasco graduated from University Medical School, Madrid, in 1990 and received his obstetrics and gynaecology certification from La Paz Hospital, Madrid, in 1995. He completed his PhD in Medicine at Autonoma University, Madrid, in 1995, and from 1997 to 1998 studied at Yale University, New Haven, CT, under a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship.

Professor García-Velasco’s main research interests have been in IVF and endometriosis. He is the Principal Investigator of projects funded by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health in Spain, and has received awards from the Spanish Fertility Society, Spanish Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and 30 book chapters and 6 books on human reproduction, endometriosis and hypo- and hyper-ovarian stimulation response. He is the Co-Editor in Chief of Reproductive Biomedicine Online.

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Beyond semen analysis 

Dolores J. Lamb, Professor of Molecular Biology in Urology and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Urology Director, Center for Reproductive Genomics, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, USA

Dolores J. (Dorrie) Lamb, PhD, HCLD (ABB) joined Weill Cornell Medicine on March 1, 2018 as Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Urology, Director of the Center for Reproductive Genomics and Professor of Molecular Biology in Urology (tenured). She holds the Robert S. Dow Professorship of Urology. She recently was appointed as Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs. She maintains an active presence in both the academic and research communities at Weill Cornell Medicine. She is a former president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the American Society of Andrology, the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology (ASRM), Society for the Study of Male Reproduction (AUA), Society for Women in Urology (SWIU), Society for Basic Urologic Research, Women in Andrology, American Association of Bioanalysts and currently serves on the American Board of Bioanalysts as Secretary-Treasurer. She is a highly recognized NIH-funded researcher whose areas of investigation have focused on the genetics of male infertility, the genomics of genitourinary birth defects, steroid-regulated growth of male reproductive tumors, and other areas of benign urologic research.