Saudi Fertility Group 8th Annual Meeting, Riyadh

Start Date: Friday 06-Dec-2019
End Date: Friday 06-Dec-2019

Dear Colleagues,
This conference entitled Contemporary Practice in Infertility comes as part of the society responsibility to interact with the community in large, providing accurate health information and education in the up to date knowledge and development in fertility treatment and technology.
It gives me a great pleasure to welcome all participants to the EIGHTH Scientific Symposium of SFG of SSOG.
The three main tasks of the conference are:
First, is to provide us with an opportunity to share experiences and update our knowledge for the benefit of our practices and clients.
Second, is to keep the wheel of CME and active research running for the progress in reproductive health and medical science.
Third task is “social” as by meeting old friends or making new ones, the bond grows stronger among us and between generations.
This Activity has been accredited to all health providers by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS) and awarded (16) CME/PD credit hours.
Finally, I thank all speakers, chairpersons and sponsoring companies for participating in this annual event and I wish you all an enjoyable experience.
Best Regards,
President of Saudi Fertility Group (SFG)
Dr. Hamad Al-Sufyan [FRCOG]

Dr. Hamad Al-Sufyan [President]
Consultant in Reproductive Medicine and IVF
Vice-President of Saudi OB-Gyn Society (SOGS)
President of Saudi Fertility Group (SFG)  MBBS 1982 King Faisal University Dammam, Saudi Arabia, FRCOG Royal College London, UK.  Subspecialty in Reproductive Medicine - IVF University of Bristol, UK. August 1996.  Consultant in Reproductive Medicine and IVF, Obstetrics and Gynecology in Thuriah Medical Center.  King Faisal Specialist Hospital Consultant in Reproductive Medicine and IVF 1993-2004 (more than 10 yrs), Co-coordinator of Riyadh Reproductive Medicine Club. 

Dr. Nareman Al Turairi [Scientific Committee]
Consultant in Reproductive Medicine and IVF
MBBS 1998, SBOG and ABOG 2005.  Instructor in Basic Operative Surgical Skills in Security Forces Hospital Program 2007 Instructor in Management of Obstetrics Emergency and Trauma in Security Forces Hospital Program 2006.  Best paper in the Resident Research Day 2001, Best Employee in 2003.  Presented in Riyadh OB-Gyn Club meeting Dilemma in Breech Delivery.  Attended many symposiums and conferences.

Mrs. Enass Abu Al Hawa [Admin Committee]

Mrs. Rania Manasrah [Admin Committee]

Eng. Ramy Mokhtar [IT & Designs Committee]

Mrs. Flerida Almora [Member]

Mr. Charles Mangahas [Member]

Mrs. Irene Cillo [Member]

Mrs. Mae Husein [Member]





06:30 - 07:45
Registration & Coffee & Light Snacks
07:45 - 08:00
Welcome and Introduction
08:00 – 08:15
Voting Demo 
Session - 1 [Moderated By Dr. Hisham Ayoub & Dr. Dania AL Jaroudi]
08:15 - 08:20    
Voting Lecture -1
08:20 - 08:40    
Recurrent implantation failure - revisited
Dr. Yaaqoub Khalaf
08:40 - 08:55    
Voting & Discussion
08:55 - 09:00    
Voting Lecture -2
09:00 - 09:20    
4 years of different types of genetic testing of embryos.
Dr. Salam Jibrel
09:20 - 09:35    
Voting & Discussion
Session - 2 [Debate controversial Issues in ART]
Moderated By [
Dr. Tawfig Jaafer]
09:35 - 09:40
Voting Debate -1 Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE).
09:40 - 09:55
Against Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
Dr. Mamdouh Escander
09:55 - 10:10
With Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
Dr. Ghazi Al Shamrani
10:10 - 10:30
Voting & Discussion
10:30 - 10:35
Voting Debate-2 PGT-A as routine
10:35 - 10:50
Against PGT-A as routine
Dr. Saad Al Hassan
10:50 - 11:05
With PGT-A as routine
Dr. Abdalla Salih
11:05 - 11:25
Voting & Discussion
11:25 - 12:55    
Friday Prayer and Lunch
Opening Ceremony
13:00 - 13:30   
Dr. Hamad Al Sufyan (SFG President) - Prof. Hassan Abduljabbar (SSOG President)
Session - 3 [Moderated By Dr. Mohamed Bugnah & Dr. Zainab Abu Taleb]
13:30 - 13:35    
Voting Lecture -3
13:35 - 13:55    
ERA Endometrial Receptivity Analysis. Did it improve results. First 100 cases experience.
Dr. Salam Jibrel
13:55 - 14:10    
Voting & Discussion
14:10 - 14:15    
Voting Lecture -4
14:15 - 14:35    
Endometrial scratching - is it effective?  
Prof. Yaaqoub Khalaf
14:35 - 14:50    
Voting & Discussion
14:50 - 15:15    
Coffee Break & Asr Prayer
Session - 4 [Moderated By Dr. Medhat Amer & Dr. Ahmed Saleh]
15:15 - 15:20    
Voting Lecture -5
15:20 - 15:40    
Role of varicocele treatment in assisted reproductive techniques.
Dr. Naif Alhathal.
15:40 - 15:55    
Voting & Discussion
15:55 – 16:00    
Voting Lecture -6
16:00 - 16:20    
Endometriosis and ART
Prof. Yaaqoub Khalaf
16:20 - 16:30    
Voting & Discussion
16:30    Closing



Dr. Yacoub Khalaf MD, FRCOG
• Professor of Reproductive Medicine & Surgery, Guy’s & St. Thomas’ (GSTT)
Hospital and King’s College, London.
• Head of Fertility Services and Director of Assisted Conception Unit & Centre
for Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (GSTT).
• Member of the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority (HFEA) Board.
• Chair of the Scientific and Clinical Advances Committee of the HFEA.
• Immediate past chair of the RCOG National Clinical Studies group in
Reproductive Medicine & Surgery.
• Ex-Member of the RCOG Research Committee
• Expert advisor to the National Institute for Health Care & Clinical Excellence
• Deputy Director of Subspecialty Training Programme in Reproductive
Medicine & Surgery.
• Principal Investigators/clinical adviser of several NIHR funded research
• Chief/Principal investigator of several randomised controlled trials.
• Published widely (>160 Peer reviewed articles) on different aspects of
Assisted Conception, Reproductive Medicine & Surgery in major medical
journals including NEJM, Lancet, BMJ and Nature Cell Biology and Nature
with national and international experience in research degrees supervision
and assessment.
• Ex Associate Editor of RBM online Journal.
• Member of the board of directors of the International Society for IVF.
• Invited speaker on fertility and assisted reproduction in numerous national
and international conferences.
• Expert in fertility service development and service review.

Dr. Salam Omar Jibrel, MBBS, MD
• Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Senior Consultant in
assisted reproduction surgeries.
• MBBS, Aman 1981
• Germany Board in OB-Gyne
• American Board in Endoscopy Surgeon
• Head of Department in Bahrain Specialist Hospital
• Staff in College of Medicine, Arab Gulf University.
• Admen strive activity:
• Member of Reproductive Medicine and the American Infertility.
• Member of the European Reproductive Medicine and Infertility.
• Member of Reproductive Medicine and Infertility for the Middle

Dr. Mamdouh Eskandar, FRCSC
• FRCSC, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive
Medicine. King Khalid University, College of Medicine, Abha, Saudi
• He obtained his MBBS from King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
in 1989. He completed his Canadian Board of Obstetrics and
Gynecology at the University of Manitoba, Canada in 1997, and went
on to obtain his subspecialty in Reproductive Endocrinology and
Infertility from University of Western Ontario, Canada in 1999. He is
presently a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, consultant IVF
and the chairman of the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
at King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia. He has been an author or
co-author of more than 40 research papers in both national and
international journals.

Dr. Ghazi Alshumrani, MD, FRCR
Associate professor of radiology consultant interventional radiologist
Training and Education:
• 2008 – 2009: Interventional Radiology Fellow, Dalhousie University,
Halifax, Canada.
• 2007 – 2008: Abdominal Imaging Fellow, University Health Network,
Toronto, Canada.
• 2002 – 2006: Radiology Resident, Saudi Board teaching hospitals,
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
• 2001 – 2002: Medical Intern (PGY1), Assir teaching hospitals, Abha,
Saudi Arabia.
• 1995 – 2001: Medical Student, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi
• Certifications and Examinations:
• 2007: Saudi Board of Radiology.
• 2007: Arab Board of Radiology and Medical Imaging
• 2006: Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR).
• 2001: Bachelor degree of Medicine & Surgery (MBBS), King Khalid
University, Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Saad Hamad Alhassan
FRCOG London-UK 1991
• Master in Medical Science of Assisted Reproductive Technology –
Nottingham, UK (1994)
• Worked in Ireland, Wales, England and Scotland – 1997-1981
• Consultant, Reproductive Medicine, Queen Medical Center,
Nottingham University, Nottingham, UK- 1994 - 1997
• Joined King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre as a
Consultant in Reproductive Medicine 1997- till present
• Currently he is the Head, Section of Reproductive Medicine, King
Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
• He has been author or co-author of many research papers in both
national and international journals

Dr. Abdalla Ibrahim Salih
• Consultant OB/GYN, Reproductive Medicine & IVF
• Dr Abdalla is a senior Sub-speciality Consultant in Reproductive Medicine with
many years of experience, particularly in IVF and related assisted reproductive
• 1982 MB BS, University of Khartoum, Sudan
• 1992 Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
(MRCOG) London, UK
• 1995 Master of Medical Science degree (MMedSci) in Assisted Reproduction
Technology, University of Nottingham, UK.
• 2004 Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree, University of Sheffield, UK.
• 2009 Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
(FRCOG) London, UK.
• Dr Abdalla trained in different clinical and academic departments of obstetrics
and gynaecology in the UK. He was appointed Clinical Director, CARE Fertility
IVF programme, Sheffield, UK (2005-2002) before moving to Saudi Arabia where
he lead the team that successfully set up the new Reproductive Medicine
Department at King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, a JCI accredited facility with
the largest IVF programme for the Ministry of Health. As a Chairman to the
department he supervised all department activities including clinical services,
training, education and research over a period of nine years during which he
was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at King
Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
• In June 2014, Dr Abdalla joined Thuriah Medical Center with a commitment to
delivering high quality assisted reproductive technology service maintaining at all
times the highest possible success rates and maximum patient satisfaction.

Dr Naif Alhathal, MBBS
• Consultant Urologist/Andrologist, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and
Research Center. Associate professor, Alfaisal University.
• Had his MBBS from Faculty of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh
• He had the Saudi Board certificate in Urology (2008).
• He attended many symposium and conferences as a speaker.
Dr Alhathal is member of many societies.
• Has many papers published In peer reviewed journal and 3 book
chapters. and still researches to be published.
Current positions:
- Consultant in Urology/Andrology (KFSH&RC, Riyadh)
- Associate Professor in Alfaisal University (Riyadh)
- Program director of residency training program
- Co-director of andrology fellowship program
- Director of HOPA program for urology department
- Academic coordinator for all urology academic activities

Dr. Hisham Ayoub
Consultant OB-Gyn and Reproductive Endocrinology.
Founder and Director of Fertility and IVF Division in the
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Prince Sultan
Medical Military City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Dania AL-Jaroudi
REI consultant at King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi

Dr. Tawfig Gaafar, FRCOG
Medical Director of Maternity Hospital and Head of IVF
Habib Medical Group, Olaya, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi

Dr. Mohamed Al Bugnah
Senior Consultant in IVF and Reproductive Medicine in Al
Habib Medical Group.

Dr. Zeinab Abotalib
Consultant IVF & Infertility, Habib Medical Group, Olaya,
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr. Medhat Amer
PhD in Andrology, Paris University.
Professor and Head of Andrology Department, Cairo
Chairman of Adam International Hospital, Chairman
of Egyptian Society of Reproductive Medicine and Vice
President of Egyptian Foundation of Reproductive Medicine
and Embryology.

Dr. Ahmed Saleh
Consultant, OB/Gyn, Reproductive Endocrinology,
Infertility, IVF and Endoscopy.