Welcome Note

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are delighted to announce that the 7th World Congress on Controversies in Preconception, Preimplantation and Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis (CoGEN) will take place on November 05-07, 2020 in Paris, France.

Following the success of previous years’ joint collaboration with the Ovarian Club (OC), the 2020 CoGEN Congress will also take place in conjunction with the Ovarian Club Meeting. Participants registered to one of these meetings will be granted full access to both meetings.

“Why should I attend?”
CoGEN focuses on Innovation in Preconception, Preimplantation and Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis, including:

  • Pre-Congress Courses on Basic Genetic Principles for the Non-Geneticists.
  • Basic research on oocyte aging and the origin of aneuploidy.
  • The use of Next Generation Sequencing for expanded preconception carrier screening.
  • Novel strategies for Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) and Non-invasive Prenatal Diagnosis (NIPD).
  • The use of Whole Exome/Genome Sequencing (WES/WGS) in the evaluation of the malformed fetus.
  • Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Aneuploidy (PGT-A) for detection of chromosome copy number abnormalities in human embryos and oocytes.
  • Preimplantation Genetic Testing for monogenic disorders (PGT-M) and structural rearrangements (PGT-SR).
  • Genetic factors in implantation.
  • The Faculty: World-renowned scientists and physicians in the field.

The CoGEN Congress is a unique educational opportunity for practitioners in the field of human procreation to conduct discussions and network with leading experts.

The CoGEN Congress is a part of the Virtual Academy of Genetics (VAoGEN), whose mission is to disseminate educational material on Reproductive Genetics to healthcare providers around the world and to provide a forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas.

Sincerely,

Simon Fishel
Co-chair

Yuval Yaron
Co-chair

Alexandra Benachi
Co-chair