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lectures for Year 2022-2023 / Semester 1. - 2.

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. György Bártfai MD, DSc Department of Obsterics, University of Szeged


The Egon and Ann Diczfalusy Foundation announces a series of presentations (Diczfalusy Courses) by well-acknowledged international lecturers from all over the world and invites you to participate.

In accordance with the Foundation’s mission, the aim of the courses is to promote reproductive health by establishing and supporting opportunities and forums for publication of scientific results, also organizing scientific conferences. We aim to create opportunities for internationally acclaimed scientists and young researchers to build fruitful professional relationships and present their latest scientific achievements. The Foundation specifically intends to supports scientific research with a special focus on young scientists.

The first meeting of the Diczfalusy Courses will be held via Microsoft Teams Webinar, please check EVENT REGISTRATION at the bottom of this page for more details. We offer the following scientific program during the forthcoming months in Year 2022-23:


Meeting #1: 22 February 2023 (Tuesday), 18:00 – 20:00 CET

Moderator: Dr. Aleksandra Vejnovic (Serbia)



Meeting #2:  13 March 2023 (Monday), 18:00 – 20:00 CET

Research and Clinical work of obgyn dept. szeged
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Gábor Németh (Hungary)

  • Correlation between placental vascularisation and hemostatic factors in pregnency hypertensione Speaker: Ábel Altorjay (Hungary)
  • Maternal periodontal status as a factor influencing obstetrical outcome – Speaker: Tibor Novák (Hungary)


Meeting #3:  18 September 2023 (Monday), 17:00 – 18:30 CET

Management of benign uterine diseases with a special focus on uterine fibroids and endometriosis
Moderator: Prof. emeritus György Bártfai (Hungary)


  • Long-term medical treatment opportunity of uterine fibroids and experiences with relugolix combination therapy in the clinical practice Speaker: Prof Dr. Roberta Venturella (IT)
  • Role of the medical therapy in the management of endometriosis from the clinicians point of view  – Speaker: Prof Dr. Sylvia Mechsner (D)

Each UF lecture will be 35 minutes followed by a 10 min discussion panel.


Past: lectures for Year 2021-2022 / Semester 1. - 2.

Meeting #1: 18 October 2021 (Monday), 17:00 – 18:30 CET

Endometriosis management
Moderator: Prof. emeritus György Bártfai (Hungary)

  • Endometriosis management: importance of pharmacotherapy, experiences with DNG mono therapySpeaker: Prof. Michele Vignali (Italy)
  • Treatment of endometriosis: Insights into the daily practice by patient cases (surgical and conservative approach)Speaker: Prof. Ludwig Kiesel (Germany)

Meeting #2: 24 November 2021 (Wednesday), 18:00 – 19:30 CET

Use of ultrasound in gynecology and Obstetrics
Moderator: Prof. David Archer (USA)

  • Ultrasound Identification of Fetal anomalies before 10 weeks gestationSpeaker: Steven L. Warsof (USA)
  • Diagnosis of Adnexal masses identified on transvaginal ultrasoundSpeaker: Alfred Z. Abuhamad (USA)

Meeting #3: 19 January 2022 (Wednesday), 17:00 – 18:30 CET

Moderator: Prof. David Archer (USA)

  • Use of Ultrasound in urogynecologySpeaker: Peter Takacs (USA)
  • Urodynamics and therapeutic interventions for incontinenceSpeaker: Kindra Larson (USA)

Meeting #4: 23 February 2022 (Wednesday), 17:00 – 18:30 CET

Clinical and research work at the Dept. of OBGYN, University Novi Sad
Moderator: Prof. Tihomir Vejnović (Serbia)

  • Etiology, Diagnosis and Prevention of Placenta Accreta SpectrumSpeaker: Tihomir Vejnović, Bojan Karadeglija (Serbia)
  • Our impact on long-term complications of caesarean sectionSpeaker: Aleksandra Vejnović, Isidora Dickov (Serbia)

Meeting #5: 23 March 2022 (Wednesday), 17:00 – 18:30 CET

Uterine Fibroids
Moderator: Prof. Németh Gábor (Hungary)

  • Uterine fibroids management in the practice including the oral GnRH antagonist combination therapy (45 min) – Speaker: Miklós Koppán (Hungary)

Meeting #6: 27 April 2022 (Wednesday), 17:00 – 18:30 CET

Moderator: Peter Kovács (Hungary)

  • The current status of time-lapse embryo monitoringSpeaker: Csaba Pribenszky (Sweden)
  • Preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy - should we offer it and should we offer it to all?Speaker: Dr. Barış Ata (Turkey)

Meeting #7: 18 May 2022 (Wednesday), 17:00 – 18:30 CET

Hormonal Contraception for Women: New methods
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Benagiano (Italy)

  • Oral progestin only methods advantages and disadvantagesSpeaker: Thomas Kimble (USA)
  • Combined female hormonal contraception. Efficacy and Safety.Speaker: Prof. David Archer (USA)

Meeting #8: 28th  of June 2022 (Tuesday) 17:00  18:30 CET

Prenatal diagnosis and treatment
Moderator: Ana Mitrovica (Serbia)

  • Prenatal diagnosis of Foetal abdominal malformationsSpeaker: Dieter Bettelheim (Austria)
  • Intrauterine therapySpeaker: Nicolae Suciu (Romania)

Meeting #9: 18 October 2022 (Tuesday) 17:00  18:30 CET

Vulvovaginal infections
Moderator: Prof. emeritus Dr. György Bártfai 

  • Recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis - burden of disease and treatment opportunitySpeaker: Prof. Dr. István Sziller
  • Chicken or the egg? Vaginal microbiome and HPV infection.Dr. Gábor Sobel

Meeting #10: 23 November 2022 (Wednesday) 18:00  20:00 CET

Medical abortion nowadays- a women’s choice or still a challenge
With a short introduction by János Annus, the holder of the founder's rights of the Diczfalusy Foundation

Moderator: Dr. Cristian Furau 

  • Modern abortion- from regulations to current practices - Helena Kopp-Kalner (Sweden)
  • UK experience with medical abortion by post. -  Patricia Lohr (United Kingdom)
  • Abortion at home or abroad - the Dutch experience - Gabie Raven (The Netherlands)
  • The Search for Personhood: The State of Abortion in the USA - Joshua Morris (USA)
  • Panel discussion: Current Abortion practices in Central and South-Eastern Europe
    Austria: Dieter BETTELHEIM (Wien)
    Bulgaria: Dimitar CVETKOV (Sofia)
    Czech Republic: Peter KOLIBA (Prague)
    Hungary: Tibor NOVAK (Szeged)
    Romania: Cristian FURAU (Arad)
    Serbia: Katarina SEDLECKY (Belgrade)
    Slovenia: Bojana PINTER (Ljubljana)





You can register and get further details of the speakers and the presentations here. Please, complete your registration no later than two days before the actual event.

Our ability to provide wide access to such high-level scientific content would not be possible without the dedication of our volunteer speakers, Board members and generous support from the participants. Therefore, we request your financial assistance of a registration fee of €15 per meeting so that we can continue our work towards the goals of the Foundation. You can also register for all 10 Meetings in the forthcoming year at once for €100.

Event information will be updated as frequently as possible.

We are looking forward to having you online on each event of the Diczfalusy Courses.


The Board of the Egon and Ann Diczfalusy Foundation