Mats Brännström (Sweden) – Human uterus transplantation with livebirths

Andrea Riccardo Genazzani (Italy) – 1. DHEA effects on adrenal steroids. 2. Sex steroids and the brain

Jacques Donnez (Belgium) – Oncofertility, ovarian tissue freezing

Marie Madeleine Dolmans (Belgium) – Cryopreservation in adolescents

Alessandro Genazzani (Italy) – STRESS and reproduction: a well-organized defensive mechanism

Milko Sirakov (Bulgaria) – 5α reductase insensitivity type 2

Laure Morin-Papunen (Finland) – Menstrual disorders in puberty: what can we predict?

Kirsten Kluivers (Netherlands) – 1. Menstrual obstruction and longterm consequences. 2. Neovaginal plasty and tissue engineering

Nick Panay (UK) – Premature ovarian insufficiency

Mourad W Seif (UK) – Ovarian dysfunction in young females and its implication on future reproduction

George Creatsas (Greece) – Vaginal aplasia. Creatsas Vaginoplasty

Paul Wood (UK) – Labioplasty in adolescence

Gunta Lazdane (WHO), Helle Karro (Estonia) – Sexual education in Europe

Zuzana Niznanska (Slovakia) – Prolactin disturbances and menstrual cycle disorders in adolescents

Efthimios Deligeoroglou (Greece) – Dysfunctional uterine bleeding – emergency and conservative approaches

Dvora Bauman (Izrael) – PCOS and obesity

Zoran Stankovic (Serbia) – New approach in treatment of adolescent ovarian cysts

Ivonne Bedei (Germany) – Ovarian masses in the fetus and newborn child

Gabriele Tridenti (Italy) – Endometriosis in adolescence and young adults

Tomasz Paszkowski (Poland) – Contraceptive and non-contraceptive aspects of contraception in adolescents

Dan Apter (Finland) – LARC methods – are they for adolescents?

Elina Holopainen (Finland) – Hormone therapy of transgender adolescents

Marios Liassides (Cyprus) – Breast pathology in adolescents

Sonia Grover (Australia) – Disorders of sex development (AIS, CAH)

Kirsi Jahnukainen (Finland) – Fertility preservation in pediatric cancer patients

Violetta Skrzypulec-Plinta (Poland), Agnieszka Drosdzol-Cop (Poland) – The diagnosis and treatment of PCOS in adolescent


Mats Brännström (Sweden)

Professor and Chairman, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Director, Stockholm IVF, Sweden.

M.D. from University of Gothenburg 1985. Ph.D. in Physiology from University of Gothenburg 1988. Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Adelaide, Australia 1990-1993. Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology 1997. Professor Obstetrics & Gynecology 2001.

Clinical specialty: Gynecologic oncology surgery and reproductive medicine.

Research Interests: Uterus transplantation, Ovulation, Fertility preservation.

Publications: > 250 research/review papers in peer-reviewed journals.

PhD supervision: Main supervisor of 20 completed PhDs.

andrea-riccardo-genazzaniAndrea Riccardo Genazzani (Italy)

Andrea R. Genazzani – MD, PhD, HcD, FRCOG
In 1980 he was awarded as Full Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and nominated Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Cagliari. From 1 November 1982 he was nominated Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the University of Modena, since 1994 up to 15/02/2012 he become Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the University of Pisa. In 1994 he was awarded with the Honoris Causa Laurea by the University of Wroclaw in Poland, in 2005 by the University “Ovidius” of Constanta in Romania, in May 2007 by the University of Bucharest in Romania and in February 2009 by the University of Athens in Greece, in 21 October 2011 he was entitled Professor Emeritus of the Ministry of Health and Social Development of Russian Federation.

Andrea R. Genazzani is:

  • President of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology (ISGE)
  • President of the European Society of Gynecology (ESG)
  • General Secretary of the International Academy of Human Reproduction (IAHR)
  • Fellow ad eundem of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
  • Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
  • Honorary Member of several National Societies of Gynecology , Obstetrics and Endocrinology
  • Editor-in-Chief of Gynecological Endocrinology since 1987
  • Author of more than 830 papers in peer reviewed journals and Editor more than 42 books

jacques-donnezJacques Donnez (Belgium)

Jacques Donnez was born in Tournai (Belgium) on 16 July, 1947. He studied at the Catholic University of Louvain. He defended his PhD thesis in 1984, entitled “The fallopian tube: normal and pathological histophysiology”.
He became Full Professor and Head of the Department Gynaecology and Andrology in 1986.
He also founded the Infertility Research Unit of the Catholic University of Louvain in 1986.
He has focused his research activities on three main topics: tubal infertility, endometriosis and finally, ovarian cryopreservation and transplantation.
He published over 600 original articles in peer-review journals.
Prof. Donnez was the first President of the recently created International Society for Fertility Preservation (until end of 2010) and has been elected in Februari 2009 at the Royal Belgian Academy of Medicine.

alessandro-genazzani Alessandro Genazzani (Italy)

Alessandro Genazzani is Chief of the Section of Gynecological Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Modena, Italy. Degreed in Endocrinology (1986), in Obstetrics and Gynecology (1990). PhD on “Human psychobiology” in 1994.

Associate Professor at the Dept of Ob/Gyn, University of Modena, Italy. Chief of the Section of Gynecological Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Modena, Italy, since January 1st, 1989.

Prof. Genazzani is author or co-author of 190 original papers on international peer reviewed journals and editor/co-editor of 14 scientific volumes, he is serving as an editorial board member of reputed international journals and reviewer of more than 15 journals.

At present is member of several Scientific Societies suc as Endocrine Society, IMS, AGUI, ISGE. He is the President and Scientific Director AIGE (Assoc Italiana di Ginecologia Endocrinologica), the Scientific Director of AIGE School and the Editor-in-Chief of the AIGE Bollettin on-line (

Prof. Alessandro Genazzani’s research areas are: neuroendocrine/endocrine control of reproduction, hypothalamic dysfunctions, PCOS, obesity, hyperinsulinism, peri and postmenopausal disturbances.

george-creatsasGeorge Creatsas (Greece)

Prof. George K. Creatsas – MD, FACS, FRCOG (ae), FACOG (ae)

Dr Creatsas is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Chairman of the 2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Athens, Greece. He served as a Dean of the University of Athens Medical School and as a Vice Rector of the University of Athens Greece.

Prof. Creatsas has published more than 433 papers with more than 4591 citations (h index 33) in international peer review Journals in the fields of corrective gynecologic surgery, menopause, pediatric and adolescent gynecology and family planning. He is the Editor of 15 proceedings and 5 books in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

He is Honorary Chief Editor of the European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care, and Editor in several other medical journals.

He was President and currently Honorary President of the International Federation of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (FIGIJ). He was also President of the European Society of Contraception (ESC), Vice President of the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (EBCOG), President of the Hellenic Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Hellenic Family Planning Association and member of the Board of the European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS). Is currently President of the Hellenic Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. He is also Fellow ad eundem of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FRCOG) and the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Fellow ad eundem of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG), member of the International Academy of Human Reproduction and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).

Sonia GroverSonia Grover (Australia)

Professor Sonia Grover is the current President of Federation Internationale de Gynecologie Infantile et Juvenile.

Sonia is Director of the Department  of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, and also leads a Family Planning Service and a gynaecology clinic focusing on pelvic pain in her adult gynaecology practice.  Additionally Sonia holds qualifications with the Faculty of Pain Medicine, and is Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne. She has extensive involvement in the care of young women with complex medical conditions, disorders of sex development and other congenital anomalies. Her research work and publications include the longterm outcomes for young women with these conditions, bleeding disorders in women, menstrual management in girls with intellectual disabilities, dysmenorrhea, and pelvic and perineal pain.

Sonia is actively involved in assisting and supporting the training of PAG fellows and the establishment of PAG clinical services within Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. PAG trainees who have worked with her now provide these services in cities throughout Australia, Canada, Asia and South America.

 Violetta Skrzypulec PlintaVioletta Skrzypulec-Plinta (Poland)

Prof. Violetta Skrzypulec-Plinta, MD, PhD is the Rector of the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland. She is the Head of the Woman’s Health Chair. Between 2007 – 2016, Prof. Violetta Skrzypulec-Plinta was the President of the Polish Section of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. She has extensive involvement in the care of girls and young women in Poland as well as the development of Polish PAG.

Her research work and publications include bleeding disorders in women, gynecological management in girls with physical and intellectual disabilities, dysmenorrhea and endometriosis.