Ovarian Club X and CoGEN in Asia

Welcome Message

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we welcome you to a combined Ovarian Club and CoGEN (Controversies in preconception, preimplantation and prenatal genetic diagnosis) meeting to be held on 16-17th December 2017 in Hong Kong.

Both Ovarian Club and CoGEN are specially focused themed scientific meetings designed that instead of general programs we present in depth discussion concentrating on the science and how they can be applied to the clinical practice of Reproductive Medicine. This first action in Asia is an attempt to combine both, with the theme "Testing the Boundaries: Genes, Genetics, Tests and Application to Patients".

We aim to invite leading speakers in these fields to present a program with topics on sound scientific base to clinical practice that will benefit your practice. Attendee will leave with a clearer understanding of how some clinical practice evolved and we hope we can help to bridge the science and the practice.

We are truly grateful and really appreciated your support in the past; and we are looking to us working together to make this a success and satisfied attendees spreading the word for our efforts. For those who had joined us in Europe and Hong Kong, a warm welcome back. For those who had heard of these meetings and like to join, a promise of good attendance, wonderful lectures and good time.

Thank you for your past support and looking forward to seeing you. December is a wonderful time to visit Hong Kong.

Prof. Milton LEONG        |
Prof. Dennis LO        |
Prof. Zeev SHOHAM        |
Dr. Sherman SILBER        |
Prof. Yuval YARON        |
Prof. Guang-lun ZHUANG

Organizing Committee
Ovarian Club X and CoGEN in Asia


Organizing committee

Prof. Milton LEONG (Hong Kong)
Prof. Dennis LO (Hong Kong)
Prof. Zeev SHOHAM (Israel)
Dr. Sherman SILBER (USA)
Prof. Yuval YARON (Israel)
Prof. Guang-Lun ZHUANG (China)



Scientific Programme

16 December 2017 (Saturday)

Time Programme
08:00 – 08:30 Registration
08:30 – 10:00 Session 1: Oocyte Maturation
Chairpersons: Milton LEONG (Hong Kong), Zeev SHOHAM (Israel)
08:30 – 09:00 How to Synchronize Oocytes In GV2 for Maximal IVM Results Marc-André SIRARD
09:00 – 09:30 Simulated Physiological Oocyte Maturation (SPOM) and Related IVM System Robert GILCHRIST
09:30 – 10:00 Strategy of Mild Stimulation IVF Combined with IVM Treatment Ri-cheng CHIAN (Canada)
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break & Exhibition
10:30 – 12:00 Session 2: Oocyte Quality
Chairpersons: Alexander DOO (Hong Kong), Raymond LI (Hong Kong)
10:30 – 11:15 The 3 Main Reasons for Sub-optimal Ovarian Response and Poor Oocyte Qualities: Genomic Analysis of Failed Cycles Marc-André SIRARD
11:15 – 12:00 Evidence Based Treatment for POR and POF/POI Norbert GLEICHER (USA)
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Symposium (Sponsored by Xcelom Limited)
Chairperson: Zeev SHOHAM (Israel)
Violating All Boundaries: Are the Genetic Experiments Justified?
13:30 – 15:30 Session 3: Reproductive Stem Cells to Clinical Practice?
Chairpersons: Sherman SILBER (USA), Gwo-jang WU (Taiwan)
13:30 – 14:00 Development of a Model Culture System to Produce Eggs in Vitro Katsuhiko HAYASHI
14:00 – 14:30 In Vitro Generation of Germ Cells from Stem Cells Xiaoyang ZHAO (China)
14:30 – 15:00 Spanish Experience Inmaculada MORENO (Spain)
15:00 – 15:30 In Vitro Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells into Ovarian Follicle-Like Cells Kehkooi KEE (China)
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break & Exhibition
16:00 – 18:00 Session 4: Implantation
Chairpersons: Xiaoyan LIANG (China), William YEUNG (Hong Kong)
16:00 – 16:30 The Endometrial Embryo Response and Use of HCG in Improving Implantation Asgi FAZLEABAS
16:30 – 17:00 Implantation – Genomics to Microbiomics Inmaculada MORENO (Spain)
17:00 – 17:30 A New Strategy for Genetic Manipulation Targeted to the Blastocyst Trophectoderm: Possible Practical Application Nava DEKEL (Israel)
17:30 – 18:00 New Development in Surgical Treatment of Uterus and Endometrial Pathology Tin-chiu LI (Hong Kong)


17 December 2017 (Sunday)

Time Programme
08:00 – 08:30 Registration
08:30 – 10:00 Session 5: Non-invasive Screening and Diagnosis
Chairpersons: Gerald SCHATTEN (USA), Guang-lun ZHUANG (China)
08:30 – 09:15 Cell-free Fetal DNA in Maternal Plasma - History and What's to Come Dennis Yuk-ming LO (Hong Kong)
09:15 – 10:00 Single Cell Whole Genome Amplification Technologies and the Future of Chromosome Screening Sunney Xiaoliang XIE (USA)
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break & Exhibition
10:30 – 12:00 Session 6: Prenatal Diagnosis and Carrier Screening
Chairpersons: Clement HO (Hong Kong), William Wai-ki SO (Hong Kong)
10:30 – 11:00 Structural Defect at 13 Weeks Tze-kin LAU (Hong Kong)
11:00 – 11:30 Expanded Carrier Screening – Every Couple Should Know Their Risks Yuval YARON (Israel)
11:30 – 12:00 Ethical and Social Issues of Pre-natal Genetic Testing Vardit RAVITSKY(Canada)
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Symposium (Sponsored by Ferring)
Chairperson: Prof. Pak-chung HO (Hong Kong)
From Primordial Follicles to Aged Oocytes: How We can Stimulate Their Development to Embryos
Sherman SILBER (USA)
13:30 – 15:30 Session 7: Advances in PGS Techniques and Ethical Implications
Chairpersons: Alice Yuen-kwan WONG (Hong Kong), Queenie YEUNG (Hong Kong)
13:30 – 14:00 Appraisal on PGS Techniques Andreas SCHMUTZLER (Germany)
14:00 – 14:30 Polar Body Genetic Screening Using NGS Robert FISCHER (Germany)
14:30 – 15:00 The Development and Clinical Studies of Non-invasive Chromosomal Screening (NICS) Sijia LU (China)
15:00 – 15:30 Ethical, Social and Policy Challenges in Gene Editing Vardit RAVITSKY (Canada)
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break & Exhibition
16:00 – 17:00 Session 8: Preconception and Preimplantation Genetic Screening
Chairpersons: Tin-chiu LI (Hong Kong), Zeev SHOHAM (Israel)
16:00 – 16:30 Debate (For): Benefits Outweigh Glitches So Should Be for Everyone Andreas SCHMUTZLER (Germany)
16:30 – 17:00 Debate: PGS: Needs More Proof Norbert GLEICHER (USA)
17:00 – 18:30 Session 9: Poor Responders
Chairpersons: Anita Man-kei CHOW (Hong Kong), Emily Po-mui LAM (Hong Kong)
17:00 – 17:30 Advances in Clinical Practice of Human IVM Haitao ZENG (China)
17:30 – 18:00 Digital App for POR in Indonesia Budi WIWEKO(Indonesia)
18:00 – 18:30 Update on the Management of Aging Women Undergoing IVF-ET Dongzi YANG (China)
18:30 – 18:45 Closing Ceremony Milton LEONG (Hong Kong),
Calvin LEE (Hong Kong)
The programme is subject to change without prior notice.



Call for Abstracts

Abstract Submission is now closed.

The Organizing Committee of Ovarian Club X and CoGEN in Asia welcomes you to submit abstracts for Poster Presentation at the Meeting. “Best Poster Awards” will be awarded to recognize outstanding works.

Abstract Categories:

  • Genetics
  • Reproductive Medicine

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

  1. Abstracts must be submitted in English by completing the Abstract Submission Form.

  2. Abstract title must be in Title Case, e.g. Ovarian Club X and CoGEN in Asia. The title should be brief and descriptive.

  3. Word limit is 400 words including Abstract Title and Main Text. The abstract content should include (a) Objective(s), (b) methods, (c) results, and (d) conclusions.

  4. Names of author and co-author and organizations should be included clearly. Please include last name and initials of author(s) and DO NOT include degrees or professional titles (Dr, PhD, Prof, MD, etc.).

  5. Deadline for abstract submission is 15 November 2017.

  6. All Abstract should submit to the Meeting Secretariat at occ2017@icc.com.hk

  7. The presenting authors will be notified by a letter of acceptance starting mid-November 2017 if the abstract is accepted by the Organizing Committee. Author of the accepted abstract must register as a paying delegate to attend the Meeting.

Best Poster Awards

In order to recognize outstanding works, the Scientific Programme Committee is pleased to offer Best Poster Awards. Applicants would need to register as participants and present their Poster at the Meeting. The results will be announced and the awards will be presented during the Closing Ceremony on 17 December 2017. All the presenters should attend the Closing Ceremony for the Award Presentation.


Registration and Accommodation



Early Registration
(on/before 15 December 2017)

Onsite Registration

Full Delegates – Physicians and Scientists

HK$3,200 (US$400/RMB2,900)

HK$4,200 (US$540/ RMB3,800)

Local Delegates (China, Hong Kong and Macao)

HK$1,600 (US$200/RMB 1,500)

HK$2,300 (US$300/ RMB 2,100)

Allied Health

HK$1,000 (US$125/ RMB 900)

HK$1,600 (US$200/ RMB 1,500)

Trainees and Students*

HK$1,000 (US$125/ RMB 900)

HK$1,600 (US$200/ RMB 1,500)

  • Registration fees include participation in scientific sessions, meeting materials. coffee/tea and lunch symposia.
  • All the payments are in Hong Kong Dollars only.  Exchange rate is for reference.

* Verification letter on letterhead from your institute/hospital is required to qualify for "Trainees, Allied Health and Students" fee.


Payment must be made in Hong Kong Dollars (HK$) by the following methods:

  • Cheque: payable to “International Conference Consultants Limited”
  • Credit Card: Visa or Master Card

Registration confirmation will be emailed to the registered delegates after receipt of full payment.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing to the Meeting Secretariat and the refund will be made after the Meeting.  If cancellation is received on or before 30 September 2017, 50% of the registration fee will be refunded.  Thereafter, there is no refund of registration fee.

Rules and Regulations (Registration):

  1. Registration form without payment will NOT be processed.  Please do NOT send cash.
  2. Secretariat will send a letter of confirmation by email upon receipt of your registration form and full payment.  Any changes or alterations must be made in writing to the Secretariat.
  3. Refund for cancellation of registration will be made and subject to the following deadline and administration charge.
    All cancellations must be made in writing to the Secretariat and the refund will be made after the Meeting.
  4. On/before 30 September 2017 50% of the registration fee
    After 30 September 2017 No Refund
  5. The Programme is subject to change without prior notice.  In the event of cancellation of the Meeting, the only liability of the Organizers is to refund all the fees paid.
  6. All enquiries, changes and cancellation should be made in writing to the Secretariat.


Hotel accommodation is subject to availability.  You will receive a Hotel Confirmation Letter after processing.
If you wish to make reservation of other room types not listed below, please contact Meeting Secretariat by email.

For enquiry on hotel reservation, please contact Meeting Secretariat at occ2017@icc.com.hk


Room Type

Room Rate Per Room Per Night**
(Subject to 10% service charge)

Travelling Distance to Meeting Venue

Single Room
(with 1 breakfast)

Double Room
(with 2 breakfasts)

Renaissance Harbour View Hotel
(5-star )

Garden View Room



Within the same complex

Novotel Century Hong Kong
(4-star )

Standard Room



About 0.7km
8-10 minutes’ walk

The Harbourview 

Premier Room



About 0.1km
3 minutes’ walk

**The above room rates are subject to 10% service charge and government tax (currently 0%).  With free Wifi internet connection.

Rules and Regulations (Hotel):

  1. Payment is in Hong Kong dollars.  The room rates include daily breakfast(s).
  2. To guarantee the special discount rates, reservations must be made through the Secretariat, International Conference Consultants Ltd (ICC LTD).  Credit card details are required by hotel to secure your reservation. 
  3. Hotel reservations will be taken on a “first-come, first-served” basis and subject to room availability.  Secretariat has an obligation to return all unsold rooms to the hotels after 13 November 2017.  Therefore room availability and special rates for reservations made after that date cannot be guaranteed.
  4. The above hotel rates are only valid during the meeting period for delegates attending our meeting.  All bookings for days outside the meeting period will be subject to availability.
  5. Cancellation Policy:
  6. Cancellation on or before 13 November 2017 No Penalty
    Cancellation, change or shorten period of stay after 13 November 2017 or No Show Full room charge of the entire period of stay booked will be charged as cancellation fee.  The charges will be debited from your credit card.
  7. All enquiries, changes or cancellation of room reservations should be addressed to ICC LTD and NOT directly to the hotel.







The Organizing Committee would like to extend its sincere thanks to the following sponsors for their generous support to the Meeting:


Contact Us

For enquiries, please contact
Ovarian Club X and CoGEN in Asia Meeting Secretariat
c/o International Conference Consultants Ltd.

Unit C-D, 17/F, Max Share Centre, 373 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong
Tel:   (852) 2559 9973
Fax:  (852) 2547 9528
Email: occ2017@icc.com.hk