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Perspectives on male reproductive health - Eugin Chair symposium on June 11

Perspectives on male reproductive health - Eugin Chair symposium on June 11

The symposium organised by the Eugin Chair will take place online on June 11th. It aims at openinga discussion on male reproductive health from multiple perspectives, from basic research on spermatogenesis to the social and psychological impact of male infertility.

02.06.2021

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The second symposium organised by the Eugin Chair will take place online on June 11th. It aims at opening a discussion on male reproductive health from multiple perspectives, from basic research on spermatogenesis to the social and psychological impact of male infertility.

Traditionally, the burden of fecundity has fallen in women, as well as the blame when a couple is infertile. Although it is well established now that close to 50% of the cases of infertility are male-related and that about 7% of men may have trouble conceiving, some myths still persist in an area traditionally associated with virility. On the other hand, recurrent media reports on toxic effects on sperm production and viability may have contributed to generate anxiety about declining male fertility. 

In the one-day symposium “Perspectives on male reproductive health”, organised by the Eugin Chair, we will discuss male reproductive health from multiple perspectives, from basic research on spermatogenesis to the social and psychological impact of male infertility.

The event will take place online on June 11th. It is free but registration is needed.

 

Schedule

  • 9.15-9.30 Opening remarks

Opening lecture

  • 9.30-10.00 Prof. Chris Barratt (Dundee University): male contraceptive research

Session 1: the ageing sperm and its genetic burden

  • 10.00-10.40 Dr. Signe Altmäe (Universidad de Granada) The human semen microbiome in health and disease
  • 10.40-11.20 Dr. Hákon Jónsson (Decode Genetics, Reykjavík): Changes in mutation rates and patterns with paternal age.
  • 11.20-11.40 Coffee Break
  • 11.40-12.20 Prof. Rafael Oliva (Universitat de Barcelona): Variation in the Y chromosome and male infertility
  • 12.20-13.00 Dr. Marc Torra (Eugin Barcelona): Genetics of fertilization failures
  • 13.00-14.00 Lunch break

Session 2: clinical views.

  • 14.00-14.40 Prof. Christina Bergh (Göteborg University) "Long-term health of children conceived after assisted reproduction for male infertility"
  • 14.40-15.20 Prof. Anja Pinborg (Copenhagen University): long term health and male infertility
  • 15.20-16.00 Prof. Kyle Orwig (University of Pittsburgh) – spermatogonial cell transplantation for restoring fertility after cancer treatment

Closing lecture:

  • 16.00-16.40 Pierre Comizzoli (Smithsonian Institution) – endangered species conservation and male fertility preservation
  • 16.40 Symposium closing

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