Introduction to the new class of GnRH oral antagonists for the treatment of Uterine Fibroids and endometriosis

Introduction to the new class of GnRH oral antagonists for the treatment of Uterine Fibroids and endometriosis

Date: July 29th 2021 at 6 PM (GMT+2)

Chair : Prof. Felice Petraglia, Italy

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Florence and Chief of the Maternal – Infancy Department, Careggi Hospital, Florence (Italy).

He is Editor-in-Chief of Human Reproductive Update (IF: 11.7), and Section Head of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility of Faculty 1000 Medicine. He is Member of the Editorial Board of Reproductive Sciences, Journal of Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Disorders, Gynecological Endocrinology. Professor Petraglia has also co-edited 27 scientific volumes and authored more than 700 peer-reviewed papers in International Scientific Journals.

Prof. Jasper Verguts, Belgium

Prof. Verguts graduated from the University of Leuven in 2004 as a medical doctor where he first became a fellow in uro-gynecology and later in gynecologic oncology. He defended his doctoral in 2011 “Can prevention of mesothelial damage during endoscopic surgery decrease adhesion formation and tumor implantation”. He started working as an endoscopic gynecologist in the Jessa Hospital Hasselt in 2013, where he is currently holding the position of head of clinic in benign gynecology. In 2020 he started teaching at the University of Hasselt. His major fields of interest are myoma’s, urogynecology and endometriosis.

Dr. Josep Estadella, Spain

Dr. Josep Estadella was born in Barcelona (Spain). He graduated from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona Faculty of Medicine in 2003 and achieved the Gyn&Obs specialization on Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (Barcelona) in 2008. Since then, he has been a staff member of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department on that Hospital. He is also professor of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2010 and is devoted to the teaching of future doctors. He holds a Master’s Degree in Education and ICT from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Spain).

His main area of interest is the benign gynecologic pathology, focusing on uterine fibroids. He is the myoma Unit coordinator of his Hospital, a multidispciplinar unit that embraces all the different points of view of this prevalent disease (includinggynecological surgeons, clinicians, gynecological sonographers, radiologists, ART physicians and trainees). Since 2019 he has been interested in the field of eHealth technologies and is involved in several research projects on this topic.

He has published several papers in international journals such as Fertility and sterility, JMIG, Gynecological Endocrinology or European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and reproductive biology, and collaborates as a reviewer for different journals (International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, Clinica e Investigacion en Ginecologia y Obstetricia). He has been invited as a keynote speaker and chairman in national and international conferences including SEUD, COGI and ESG.

He is also a member of different medical societies, including SEUD, ESGE, Spanish Gynecologic Endoscopic Society and is a board member of the Catalan society of Gynecology and Obstetrics’ Hysteroscopy Group.