Scientific programme

Updated scientific programme version 28-08 for print

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

16:00 - 18:30 Registration

18:30 - 19:00 Welcome address
                         K. Gemzell Danielsson (Sweden), ESC President
                         D. Seidman & A. Ber (Israel), Seminar Organisers

19:00 - 19:30 A tribute to Carl Djerassi (October 29, 1923 - January 30, 2015)
                         D. Serfaty (France)

19:30               Get together

Thursday, September 3, 2015

08:30 - 09:30 Registration

09:30 - 10:00 Free Communication Session I
Chairs: E. Arisi (Italy) - A. Yeshaya (Israel) - A. Brzezinski (Israel)

  • It’s a long way from the clinic to the bedroom
    M. Schonbrun (Israel)
  • Cultural Barriers to contraceptive: Israel as a case study
    M. Rozenfeld (Israel)
  • Birth control in Romani women in the Czech Republic
    T.Binder (Czech Republic)

10:00 - 11:00 Scientific Session I: What are the cultural barriers for contraception in Europe today?
Chairs: G. Bartfai (Hungary) - E. Lunenfeld (Israel) - J. Bornstein (Israel)

  • Intrauterine contraception (IUC) for adolescents: a Northern European trend only?
    K. Gemzell Danielsson (Sweden)
  • Poor acceptability of oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) from Japan to Russia: Who is to blame?
    D. Seidman (Israel)
  • Who is afraid of permanent contraception of women and men?
    S. Skouby (Denmark)

11:00 - 11:30 Opening Ceremony

  • Israeli Minister of Health
  • K. Gemzell Danielsson (Sweden), ESC President
  • E. Lunenfeld, President of Israeli OB/Gyn Association
  • D. Seidman, President of Israeli Society of Contraception

11:30 - 12:00 Coffee Break & Visit the Exhibition

12:00 - 13:30 Scientific Session II: How can we use better understanding of religious beliefs to  promote contraceptive use?
Chairs: B. Pinter (Slovenia) - F. Azem (Israel) - A. Shushan (Israel) 

Religious concerns regarding the use of contraception

  • Christian - M. Hakim (Israel)
  • Moslem - A. Kubba (UK)
  • Jewish - H. Katan (Israel)

13:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break

14:30 - 16:30 Scientific Session III: Contraceptive choices for special medical conditions
Chairs: P. Patroclou (Cyprus) - A. Ber (Israel) - D. Samuel (Israel)

  • Obesity - L. Shulman (USA) 
  • Diabetes - A. Ber (Israel) 
  • Migraine - G. Merki (Switzerland) 
  • SLE, thrombophilia - A. Gompel (France) 
  • Congenital heart disease - N. Porat (Israel) 
  • Post organ transplantation - A. Yeshaya (Israel) 

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break & Visit the Exhibition

17:00 - 19:00 IUS hands on training workshop with the newest simulator

20:00              Seminar Dinner (payable option)

Friday, September 4, 2015 

08:00 - 08:30 Registration 

08:30 - 09:00 Debate: OTC: the way to go in contraception?
Chairs: M. Merckx (Belgium) - M. Hallak (Israel) - J. Lessing (Israel) 

  • Pro - A. Kubba (UK) 
  • Con - J. Bitzer (Switzerland)  

09:00 - 09:30 Free Communication Session II 
Chairs: S. Ozalp (Turkey) - N. Porat (Israel) - R. Orvieto (Israel)

  • Barriers in access to modern contraceptive in Central and Eastern Europe
    K. Kacpura (Poland)
  • Determinants of the reliable contraceptive use: a nationwide cross-sectional survey in Hungary
    M. Vanya (Hungary)
  • The effect of hormonal contraceptive with anti-androgenic progestin on female sexual function
    L. Čiaplinskienė (Lithuania)

09:30 - 10:30 Scientific Session IV: Do social and economic factors still play a role in gaining access to contraception? 
Chairs: I. Sivin (USA) - D. Seidman (Israel) - D. Mansour-Schwake (Israel)

  • Cost-effectiveness of school-based sexuality education.
    K. Haldre (Estonia)
  • Does the price of contraception still serve as a barrier to its widespread use?
    R. Lertxundi (Spain) 
  • Dr. Google and the pill: Fear of side-effects when choosing contraceptives?
    L. Shulman (USA) 

10:30 - 11:00 Brunch Break

11:00 - 12:00 Workshop: Prevention of STDs, HPV vaccination, HIV prophylaxis, HSV, Chlamydia 
Chairs: B. Zilaitiene (Lithuania) - M. Zloczover (Israel) - I. Fainstien (Israel) 

  • G. Donders (Belgium)
  • B. Frey Tirri (Switzerland) 
  • P. Greenhouse (UK) 

12:00 - 13:00 Workshop: Contraception and the cycle of life 
Chairs: V. Prilepskaya (Russia) - L. Erofeeva (Russia) - I. Wolman (Israel) 

  • Is it appropriate to use OCPs in adolescents for non-contraceptive indications?
    D. Apter (Finland) 
  • LARCs, Condoms or OCPs for the nulliparous?
    R. Beerthuizen (the Netherlands) 
  • OCPs until the menopause: when should we STOP?
    M. Lech (Poland) 

13:00 Closing Session




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