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9th Diczfalusy Meeting - 2015

9th Annual Meeting of the
Egon and Ann Diczfalusy Foundation

15 - 17 October, 2015
Novi Sad, Serbia

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Prof. Dr. György Bártfai - president of the Foundation

Dear Colleagues,

"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile" (Albert Einstein 1932). This motto characterises the best Professor Egon Diczfalusy's philosophy of life. Who is this man? He is a great humanitarian who has recently celebrated his 95th birthday.

Professor Egon Diczfalusy is a scientist who discovered and characterised the Foeto-placental unit, he demonstrated for the first time that steroidogenesis in pregnancy is the consequence of a close interactions between the maternal and foetal organisms, via the placenta.

Egon Diczfalusy is also a dedicated humanitarian idealist and spent the last 35 years helping scientists and scientific institutions in the developing world.

As a senior Consultant of the oldest and best known research programme of the World Health Organisation, the Special Programme of Research in Human Reproduction for some 25 years, he helped establishing international networks of researches devoted to the development of new fertility, regulating agents and to the fight against infertility in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and South America.

The Egon and Ann Diczfalusy Foundation was established in 2007 by him in Szeged, Hungary. At that time, he was 87 years old but still very active: "L'ambition ne viellit pas" (Louis XVIII. to L Talleryrand)

The purpose of the Foundation is supporting scientific work conducted in the field of improving reproductive health, recognising scientific results achieved so far; launching new research programs, supporting the exchange of junior scientists, promoting and supporting lectures and publications on the subject of reproductive health, organising scientific events.

In order to achieve its purposes the Foundation supports the further training of physicians, other professionals and health care workers, as well as assist them to attend conferences in Hungary or abroad; launches new research programs with the subject of improving reproductive health; supports the exchange of scientists and young clinicians; organises scientific conferences and congresses; promotes and support informative lectures and publications; organises annually the Diczfalusy Scientific Meeting.

The Foundation, by granting yearly the Diczfalusy Award acknowledges the scientific work carried out by a basic or a clinical scientist and her/his life-time scientific achievements in the field of research on Reproductive Health. It is a miniature version of the original statue of Klara Tobias situated in the Dom square Szeged, called the „Hungarian Pieta 1956".

The Foundation also presents on a yearly basis the Diczfalusy Medal to a researcher under the age of 40, working in the above-mentioned field. The medal designed by Sandor Kligl. One side depicts a mother with her child and Professor Diczfalusy's Life-Motto: Empathy, Science and Hope. On the other side of the medal there is the Dom square with the Votive Church and the Microbiological Institute of the University, Szeged and a frequently quoted phrase from him: Medicina, Anchora, Salutis.

In this year, the Foundation organizes its 9th Annual Meeting in the heart of Vojvodina in Novi Sad. At the time of the Congress, outstanding, internationally acknowledged speakers will give an insight into the newest achievements of the research on the Reproductive health. If you cast a glance into the scientific programme, you can see that the topics cover almost all aspects of the human reproduction field and serve the health and wellbeing of the people either young or old followed Professor Diczfalusy saying: There is no ethically acceptable way to diminish the number of old people, but it is still not too late to increase the number of children by creating a pronatalistic "child-friendly" Society. (E. Diczfalusy, 2006)

The professional Societies of Serbia and Montenegro, the University of Novi Sad and the Mayor of the city provide a substantial support to our Foundation. Therefore, I am sure that this congress will be a success. I wish you a fruitful scientific conference in this nice and vibrant city.

Yours sincerely,

Sign of György Bártfai

Prof. Dr. György Bártfai
president of the Foundation


Prof. Dr. Tihomir Vejnović - president of the Organizing Committee

Dear Members of the Honorary Committee and the Scientific Committee, dear guests and colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I wish to cordially welcome you to 9th Diczfalusy Award Lecture Symposium on Reproductive Health. Diczfalusy award lecture symposium on reproductive health (DAL) is one of the most significant activities of the Foundation „Egon and Ann Diczfalusy".

The Foundation was established with the main aim to improve the reproductive health of the population. In order to accomplish that, the Foundation has set up a Committee composed of prominent scientists and participants of medical profession from different countries of the world. This strong international cooperation makes one of the most important characteristics of the Foundation. Some visions may seem like dreams, but they can become a reality. Professor Egon's vision to connect and establish cooperation between several universities and clinics in the region in order to improve the profession is today a reality.

The annual symposium is held every year in another country, member of the committee. Leading topics of this year symposium will be news in contraception, laparoscopic surgery, endometriosis, menopause and aging in men and gynaecological oncology. Special meaning of the symposium in Novi Sad represents a celebration of 95th birthday of the founder of the Foundation, prof. Dr. Egon Diczfalusy. A rich scientific program will be rounded off by meeting and discussion of the Deans and Rectors of universities from the region (Serbia, Hungary, Romania), which will also be a special way of celebrating the meeting. In order to encourage cooperation among the youngest members of the Foundation, as part of the symposium, Young Diczfalusy Foundation will be founded and presented at the session.

Thereby the motto of the Foundation „Empathy, science, hope" supports the work, and celebration of 95th birthday of Professor Egon symbolizes the persistence and longevity of medical thought and humanity. With desire to strengthen cooperation through this symposium and future DAL symposiums, I wish all the participants a warm welcome and successful work!

Sign of Tihomir Vejnović

Prof. Dr. Tihomir Vejnović
president of the Organizing Committee
vice president of the Foundation

Venue: Parliament of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Vladike Platona nn Street, Novi Sad (Thursday and Friday); University of Novi Sad, Dr Zorana Đinđica 1, Novi Sad (Saturday)

Scientific programme

Thursday, 15 October 2015

8.00 – 16.00 Registration
9.00 – 10.00 FIRST SESSION

Chair: David Archer
9.00 – 9.15 How do you prepare a project proposal? (15')
David Archer
9.15 – 9.30 How to publish a scientific paper? (15')
Ilpo Huhtaniemi
9.30 – 9.45 How to present and how not to present? (15')
János Annus
9.45 – 10.00 Discussion (15')
10.00 – 11.30 SECOND SESSION
Serbian-German Society - SRB-GE friendship meeting

Chairs: Tihomir Vejnović, Serban Dan Costa, Thomas Rabe, Dieter Bettelheim
10.00 – 10.20 Embryosonography - the role in perinatal diagnosis (20')
Nebojša Radunović
10.20 – 10.40 The Value of first Trimester Ultrasound Screening in the era of NIPT (non invasive testing) (20')
Dieter Bettelheim
10.40 – 11.00 Quality management and medicine – The story of Cain and Abel (20')
Serban Dan Costa
11.00 – 11.20 Secret of antiaging (20')
Thomas Rabe
11.20 – 11.30 Discussion (10')
11.30 – 11.45 COFFEE BREAK (15')
11.45 – 13.15 THIRD SESSION
Gyneco-oncology (European project involving the 3 major universities of our euro-district)

Chairs: Ferenc Vicko, Ferenc Bari, Coralia Cotoraci, Aleksandar Stefanović
11.45 – 12.00 Metabolical syndrome and cancer (15')
Aleksandar Stefanović
12.00 – 12.15 Breast cancer molecular types: before and after St Gallen consensus (15')
Marius Raica
12.15 – 12.30 Euro-regional cooperation in the field of oncology – contribution of the University of Szeged (15')
Zsuzsanna Kahán
12.30 – 12.45 Oncofertility in gynecology (15')
Katarina Jeremić
12.45 – 13.00 Endometrial cancer – State of art (15')
Atanas Ignjatov
13.00 – 13.15 Role of minimally invasive surgery in treatment of Endometrial Cancer (15')
Srđan Đurđević
13.15 – 14.30 LUNCH BREAK (75')
14.30 – 15.15 OPENING CEREMONY (30') and Musical program (15')
15.15 – 17.00 FOURTH SESSION
Celebration of professor Egon Diczfalusy’s 95th birthday

Chairs: György Bártfai, Tihomir Vejnović, Henry Gabelnick
15.15 – 15.25 Birthday greetings (10')
György Bártfai
15.25 – 15.45 Contraceptive Advances in the 21st Century (20')
David F. Archer
15.45 – 16.05 Neonatal uterine bleeding and future reproductive health (20')
Giuseppe Benagiano
16.05 – 16.25 The Future of Vaginal Rings (20')
Henry Gabelnick
16.25 – 16.45 Steroid receptor modulators - quo vadis? (20')
Thomas Rabe
16.45 – 17.00 Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and high brain activity in old primates (15')
Nikolai Goncharov
17.00 – 17.15 COFFEE BREAK (15')
17.15 – 18.15 FIFTH SESSION

Chairs: Giuseppe Benagiano, György Bártfai
17.15 – 17.20 Young Scientist Award Laudatory (5')
Cristian Furau
17.20 – 17.35 Acceptance speech by Gyula Richárd Nagy (15')
Lower risk for Down syndrome associated with longer oral contraceptive use
17.35 – 17.37 Hand over the medal (2')
György Bártfai
17.37 – 17.47 Lifetime Scientific Award Laudatory (10')
David Archer
17.47 – 18.12 Acceptance speech by Gyula Telegdy (25')
Central action of some reproductive peptide hormones
18.12 – 18.15 Hand over the medal (3')
Giuseppe Benagiano
20.00 – 21.00 Reception at the City Hall by invitation.
Greetings by the Mayor of Novi Sad, Miloš Vučević and by Gyula Telegdy on behalf of the Foundation

Friday, 16 October 2015

8.00 – 16.00 Registration
7.30 – 09.00 Board Meeting at the Meeting hall of the Assembly of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina
9.00 – 10.50 SIXTH SESSION
Twin and multiple pregnancy

Chairs: Aleksandra Novakov-Mikić, George Furau, Željko Miković, Miroslava Gojnić-Dugalić
9.00 – 9.20 Monochorionicity in retrospect (20')
Isaac Blickstein
9:20 – 9.35 Twins: Double the Trouble or Double the Joy? (15')
Dieter Bettelheim
9:35 – 9.50 A twin study to discover gene-environment interactions for melanoma-predisposing skin lesions (15')
Márta Széll
9:50 – 10.05 IUGR and discarding growth of twins (15')
Erich Cosmi
10:05 – 10.20 Fetal neurosonography and fetal behaviour (15')
Snežana Rakić
10:20 – 10.40 Bio Save symposium - Non invasive prenatal diagnostics - Prena Test. (20')
Ljiljana Mirković, and special guest Kypros Nicolaides (via video link) London - Novi Sad
10.40 – 10.50 Discussion (10')
10.50 – 11.00 COFFEE BREAK (10')
11.00 – 12.20 SEVENTH SESSION

Chairs: Gil Levy, László Pajor, Adolf Lukanovics, Marius Craina
11.00 – 11.25 Vaginal mesh surgery: past and future (25')
Gil Levy
11.25 – 11.40 Present problems of urogynecology (15')
Adolf Lukanovics
11.40 – 11.55 Laparoscopic approach of urogynecology (15')
Nicolae Suciu
11.55 – 12.10 The tactics of closure vesico-vaginal fistula (15')
László Pajor
12.10 – 12.20 Discussion (10')
12.20 – 13.00 LUNCH BREAK (40')
13.00 – 14.00 EIGHTH SESSION
Sponsored Symposium

Chairs: Snežana Rakić, György Thaler, Radojka Ratković, Elena Bernad
13.00 – 13.20 New developments in female contraception (20')
Thomas Rabe
13.20 – 13.40 Medical treatment of leiomyoma – an update (20')
Thomas Rabe
13.40 – 14.00 The place of graduated compression therapy in gynecology (20')
Janko Pasternak
14.00 – 15.00 NINTH SESSION

Chairs: Erich Cosmi, József Bódis, Vesna Kopitović, Saša Kadija
14.00 – 14.15 Conservative treatment (15')
Ana Mitrović
14.15 – 14.30 Operative treatment (15')
József Bódis
14.30 – 14.45 Advanced laparoscopic techniques in the treatment of endometriosis (15')
Peter Koliba
14.45 – 15.00 ART or surgery in the treatment of endometrosis - always dilemma? (15')
Vesna Kopitović
15.00 – 16.15 TENTH SESSION
Menopause and ageing male

Chairs: Shafiq Khan, Marius Raica, Britt-Marie Landgren
15.00 – 15.20 Update of the European Male Ageing Study (20')
Ilpo Huhtaniemi
15.20 – 15.40 Conjugated Estrogen plus Bazedoxifene for Menopausal Therapy (20')
David F. Archer
15.40 – 16.00 The Role of Women Today (20')
Paloma Lobo
16.00 – 16.15 Discussion (15')
16.15 – 16.30 COFFEE BREAK (15')
16.30 – 17.45 ELEVENTH SESSION
New trends in contraception (implants, IUD, IUS, patch, OC, ...)

Chairs: Adolf Schindler, Ana Mitrović, Alexander Živanović
16.30 – 16.50 Vaginal Immune System and the Heterosexual Transmission of HIV (20')
David F. Archer
16.50 – 17.05 Gestagens for good and bad (15')
Britt-Marie Landgren
17.05 – 17.20 The progestin-only-pill (POP) isn't a nice option (15')
Michael Oettel
17.20 – 17.35 Drospirerone POP data (15')
Enrico Colli
17.35 – 17.45 Discussion (10')
17.45 – 18.00 INTERMISSION (15')
18.00 – 19.15 TWELFTH SESSION
Round table discussion about Caesarian Section

Participants: Paja Momčilov, Dieter Bettelheim, Svetlana Janković Ražnatović, Petru Chitulea, József Bódis, Petar Arsenijević, György Bártfai, Mileta Poštić
18.00 – 18.15 Some introductory remarks and dilemmas (15')
Paja Momčilov
18.15 – 18.40 Caesarean section and vaginal delivery in the participating centres (Arad, Oradea, Timişoara, Szeged, Pécs, Magdeburg, Vienna, Heidelberg, Belgrade, Novi Sad, Niš, Kragujevac, Padua) (25')
Petru Chitulea
18.40 – 18.50 Pilot research on using the Motion Capture technology in Production of 2D/3D Educational Animation of Caesarean Section (10')
Mirko Raković
18.50 – 19.00 Vejnović - caesarean delivery - web site presentation (10')
Igor Kekeljević
19.00 – 19.15 Discussion (15')
20.00 – 22.00 DINNER for guest of UGSCGRS by invitation

Saturday, 17 October 2015

8.00 – 11.00 Registration
The Danube-Kris-Mures-Tisa Regional Cooperation - DKMT moderated by Marius Craina

Participants: Doru Anastasiu, Paja Momčilov, György Bártfai
8.30 – 8.45 Diagnostic value of imaging methods in deep infiltrating endometrosis (15')
Marius Craina
8.45 – 9.00 The significance of PCO through the life (15')
András Szilágyi
9.00 – 9.15 Perinatal Ethics (15')
Paja Momčilov
9.15 – 9.30 Cesarean section – an audit (15')
Petru Chitulea
9.30 – 09.45 The National Program of Screening for Cancer in the West Region of Romania (15')
Elena Bernad
9.45 – 10.00 Quo Vadis Cesarean Section - Arad County's Experience for the last 30 years (15')
Cristian Furau
10.00 – 9.15 Placenta accreta and percreta - operative management (15')
Tihomir Vejnović
10.00 – 10.15 Discussion (15')
10.15 – 10.30 COFFEE BREAK
Constitutive session of the Young Diczfalusy division of the Foundation

Chairs: Aleksandra Vejnović, Cristian Furau, András Molnár
10.30 – 10.45 The formation: (15')
- Defining purpose and goals, wording of the statute,
- Election of the rotating Presidium (3 members).
10.45 – 11.15 Scientific program:
- Correlation between cytological and histological findings in diagnostic of cervical cancer by Milkica Jović (7')
- Molecular profile of normal human breast tissue: controversal issues and future challenges by Mădălin-Marius Margan (7')
- Presentation by Hungarian member (7')
- Discussion (10')
11.15 – 11.45 POSTER SESSION
Poster Evaluation Committee
Chair: Zuzana Niznenska
Members: Janos Annus, George Furau, Britt-Marie Landgren, Ana Mitrović
Announcement of three selected posters
Announcement of three selected posters (7 min each)
11.45 – 12.00 CLOSING REMARKS
Giuseppe Benagiano, György Bártfai, Tihomir Vejnović
12.00 – 13.00 Meeting of the Deans and Rectors of the region’s Universities (105')
(Novi Sad, Kragujevac, Belgrade, Szeged, Pécs, Arad, Timişoara, Oradea) followed by lunch


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