About The Event

UAE Reproductive Symposium 2024

Fakih IVF is once again is organizing and hosting one of the most significant reproductive symposium in the Middle East. This esteemed annual CME symposium aims to disseminate the latest breakthroughs in reproductive medicine to the physicians in the region, empowering them to integrate this knowledge into their practice for enhanced patient care.

Since its inception in 2012, the UAE Reproductive Symposium has burgeoned into a cornerstone event for Reproductive Health professionals. It serves as a nexus for scientific discourse, Assisted Reproductive Technologies, and invaluable networking opportunities. The symposium is meticulously curated to empower every delegate with strategies that amplify the care they extend to their patients.

  • Message From Dr. Michael Fakih

    Consultant Reproductive Endocrinologist And Infertility

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To lead the way in reproductive medicine by delving into the forefront of innovative techniques and treatment approaches. We’re committed to identifying and overcoming the current clinical challenges in both reproductive medicine and in vitro fertilization. Through rigorous assessment, we aim to craft bespoke treatment plans that seamlessly integrate these cutting-edge advancements, ultimately providing the best possible care for our patients.


With a global assembly of distinguished speakers, our goal is to arm you with cutting-edge techniques and pioneering approaches in fertility treatments. We are dedicated to providing invaluable insights that will not only enhance your own practice but also resonate within your community.

Who Should Attend?

  • Obstetricians

  • Gynecologists

  • Urologists

  • Infertility Specialists

  • Embryologists

  • Lab Personnel

  • Nurses

  • Trainees

Learning Objectives

Explore innovative techniques and treatment approaches in reproductive medicine.
Recognize the prevailing clinical hurdles within reproductive medicine and in vitro fertilization.
Evaluate methods for customizing treatment plans that incorporate the elements discussed in the Symposium.
Gain insight into the latest developments in addressing infertility through lifestyle management, ovulation induction, and assisted reproductive technology (ART).
February 16 -17, 2024

Event Program

Day 1: February 16, 2024
7:45am - 9:00am Registration
9:00am - 9:15am Welcome Speech by MC
9:15am - 9:35am Speech by Dr. Michael Fakih, Medical Director of Fakih IVF Dr. Michael Fakih
9:35am - 9:55am AI in Reproductive Medicine: Research to Reality Prof. Scott Nelson
9:55am - 10:15am Coffee Break
10:15am - 10:35am PCOS: Does the Challenge End at Conception? Prof. Fadi Mirza
10:35am - 10:55am Fertility Preservation in Endometrial Cancer in the Era of the New Molecular Classification Prof. Muhieddine Seoud
10:55am - 11:15am NIPT: What Happened Over the Past Decade? Prof. Fadi Mirza
11:15am - 11:35am What Role for PGT-A Testing in Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Dr. Elias Dahdouh
11:35am -11:55am Transformational Technologies Drive the Next Generation of PGT-A Dr. Chris Weier
11:55am - 12:15pm Mesenchymal Stem Cell-Based Fertility Preservation Prof. Ayman Al Hendy
12:15pm-1:15pm Lunch Break
1:30pm-1:55pm Impact of Gut and Genital Tract Microbiome on Female Infertility Prof. Nahed Ismail
1:50pm - 2:10pm Endometrial Receptivity Assay: Benefit or Harm? Dr. Neal Mahutte
2:10pm - 2:30pm Uterine Transplantation: the French Experience Prof. Jean Marc Ayoubi (plenary)
2:30pm - 2:50pm Are COVID Infection or COVID Vaccine Associated with Adverse Outcomes in Human Reproduction? Prof. Antonio La Marca (MERCK Sponsored)
2:50pm - 3:10pm Surgical Management of Ovarian Endometrioma : Choose your Weapon Wisely Dr. Sandesh Kade
3:10pm - 3:30pm Ovarian Reserve Testing: What Does Low Ovarian Reserve Mean? Dr. Fady Sharara
3:15pm-3:30pm Coffee Break
3:45pm - 4:05pm Safe and Successful ART in PCOS Dr. Jatin Shah
4:05pm - 4:25pm AI and Augmented Reality in Reproductive Surgery Dr. Gaby Moawad
4:25pm - 4:45pm PGT: Technical Challenges and Mosaic Results Dr. Antonio Capalbo (Online Session)
4:45pm - 5:05pm Mosaicism, Segmental Aneuploidy and More: Should We Transfer Them All? A Future Look at PGT - Dr. Amber Cooper
DAY 2: February 17, 2024
7:45am - 9:00am Registration
9:00am - 9:15am Welcome Speech by MC
9:15am - 9:35am Fertility Preservation Prof. Scott Nelson
9:35am - 9:55am Prevention of Uterine Fibroids; Let’s Control That Pandemic! Prof. Ayman Al Hendy
9:55am - 10:15am Coffee Break
10:15am - 10:35am Natural Cycles vs Programmed Cycles in FET Dr. Elias Dahdouh
10:35am - 10:55am Should Carrier Screening be Performed on all Patients? Dr. Antonio Capalbo (Online session)
10:55am - 11:15am Impacts of Sperm Factors on IVF Outcomes Prof. Moncef Benkhalifa
11:15am - 11:35am The Role of Gut Microbiota in Inflammation and Pathogenesis of PCOS Prof. Nahed Ismail
11:35am - 11:55am Obesity & Reproduction: Separating Facts from Myths Dr. Neal Mahutte
11:55am - 12:15am Reframe your Health: Making the Invisible Visible Dr. Labib Ghulmiyyah
12:15pm-1:15pm Lunch Break
1:30pm - 1:50pm AMH: the State of the ART 2024 Prof. Antonio La Marca (MERCK Sponsored)
1:50pm - 2:10pm The Increasing Use of Artificial Intelligence and Automation in the Infertility Space Dr. Amber Cooper
2:10pm - 2:30pm Update on PRP Use in Diminished Ovarian Reserve Dr. Fady Sharara
2:30pm - 2:50pm The Poor Responder: From Ovarian Stimulation to ET Dr. Jatin Shah
2:50pm - 3:10pm Infertility and Endometriosis: DaVinci Management of Adenomyosis Dr. Gaby Moawad
3:10pm - 3:30pm Progestin Primed Ovarian Stimulation Dr. Baris Ata
3:30pm - 3:45pm Coffee Break
3:45pm - 4:05pm EDCs Effects on Male Fertility Prof. Moncef Benkhalifa
4:05pm - 4:25pm Prediction and Prevention of Preeclampsia Dr. Maysarah Alawneh (Abbott Sponsored)
4:25pm - 4:45pm Does Recurrent Implantation Failure Exist? Dr. Baris Ata

Meet The Speakers

Find The Location

Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai is a 5-star luxury hotel with a striking wave-like design that overlooks the Arabian Gulf. With an exquisite location, this hotel is just 10 minutes away from Mall of the Emirates and other world-class shopping areas and prime business districts.

Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai

Jumeirah St - Umm Suqeim - Umm Suqeim 3 - Dubai

  • Date

    16-17 February, 2024


    Safina Ballroom


    Janat Al Bahar

  • Parking

    Valet Parking Available