International experts to discuss scientific advances in Reproductive Medicine

Nov 4, 2007

From 8th to 10th November, the Principe Felipe Science Museum will be holding an International Symposium on Reproductive Medicine at which 200 doctors and researchers from all over the world will be discussing applied research in this field. This meeting has been organised by the Santiago Grisolía Chair of the City of Arts and Sciences Foundation in collaboration with the Valencia Infertility Institute.  
International experts to discuss scientific advances in Reproductive Medicine This symposium is also taking place under the auspices of the North American Society for Gynaecological Research (SGI), a non-profit making international and scientific organisation that works on promoting excellence in the fields of obstetrics, gynaecology, reproductive medicine and oncological gynaecology. This is the second time that the SGI has held its annual meeting in a European city.

For this meeting, 23 international conference papers have been drawn up by the most important experts in each field from Belgium, the U.S.A., Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom, Australia, Switzerland and Sweden and 80 reports have been presented to the conference.

The International Symposium on Reproductive Medicine will discuss the latest advances in understanding the development of the human embryo, the endometrium- the mucus covering the inside of the uterus – and the process by which the embryo is joined to the endometrium, known as implantation: One of the main aims is how to apply research to reproductive medicine.

Embryonic and endometriosis research

During these day conferences, Doctor Francisco Domínguez will present a study entitled “Non-invasive diagnosis of embryonic health”, a piece of research on how to avoid extracting a cell in order to study it by employing the most advanced techniques, so launching what may be, in the future, an alternative to Pre-implantational Genetic Diagnosis (PGD).

For his part, the scientist, Carlos Simón, will be speaking on “Adult Progenitor Stem Cell Population in Human and Mice Endometrium” a piece of research on the stem cell population that exists in the uterus of women and which causes the monthly regeneration of the endometrium and which could explain diseases such as endometriosis and cancer.

In addition, in his speech, Professor Antonio Pellicer will be presenting the results obtained of a study on an animal model of endometriosis to those attending, which has been created to investigate vascularization and the factors affecting it. This advance may open up new therapeutic paths for this illness as well as improving the quality of life of women affected by endometriosis.