Speakers

brbigBruno Lunenfeld

MD, PhD, FRCOG, FACOG (hons), POGS (hons)


Bruno Lunenfeld is Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, and Ramat Gan, Israel. He is General Secretary of The Asian-Pacific Initiative on Reproductive Endocrinology. He is President of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male, and Editor of The Aging Male, a journal devoted to men’s health and aging.
He graduated from the medical School in Geneva Switzerland. Following his post graduate work in Geneva he joined the Weitzman Institute as senior Scientist 1959 -1962, and from 1962-1995 was chairman of the Institute of Endocrinology, Chaim Sheba Medical Center and the WHO International Reference Center for Fertility Promoting Drugs. From 1984-1986 was Acting Chief Scientist Ministry of Health. He acted as a Consultant and member of Expert Committees at the World Health Organization for more than 25 years.
Professor Lunenfeld is best known for his pioneering work in humanreproduction. After describing the clinical use of hMG in men and women in 1960, his group was the first to achieve a pregnancy with hMG in 1961, demonstrated binding of hCG to LH receptors in theca cells in 1967 and were the first to induce ovulation followed by pregnancy with GnRH in an hMG-stimulated cycle in 1975. His research interests pertain to the physiology and pathology of male and female reproduction. These include stimulators, modulators and regulators of, spermatogenesis, spermiogenesis, folliculogenesis and ovulation,. His present research involves the mechanism of action of gonadotrophins, Kisspeptides, GnRH and growth factors on gene expression and steroidogenesis
At his initiative in1997 at the Royal Society of Medicine in London ISSAM was registered with the objective of promoting research , study and education on all matters relating to men health. The main goal of ISSAM was to allow men and women to age in health and dignity
He organized in collaboration with the World Health Organization the first, second and third world Congress of the aging male in Geneva ,and co- organized 11more such congresses.The last in 2014 year in Almaty (Khazastan).
He organized 9 symposia on GnRH analogues in cancer and reproduction, published more than 400 papers 19 books including a textbook on Male and Female Infertility and one of the “first textbooks on Men’s Health. He gave more than 700 invited lectures and chaired or co-chaired more than 300 sessions at national/international Meetings. He trained more than 200 local and foreign physicians and supervised more than 50 MD, MSC, and Ph.D. Students
Professor Lunenfeld has received several distinguished international awards for his scientific achievements, including the special recognition award of the United States Public Health Service for his outstanding contribution in the promotion of health from the Surgeon General (1983), the Verdienstkreuz 1 Klasse – one of Germany’s highest honours – signed by the President of Germany, Roman Herzog (1995), the Bertarelli Foundation Award for his lifetime achievements in women’s health (2002) and the World Fertility Awareness Month Lifetime Achievement Award (2005).
Professor Lunenfeld is honorary member of European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology( ESHRE), the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS), German, Polish and Italian. Swiss Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics, German Endocrine Society of Reproduction, Austrian Society of Fertility and Sterility, and the Asian Society of Andrology.

 

yassinAksam A. Yassin, MD PhD EdD FEBU
Professor of Urology & Human Sexuality, Hamburg, Germany

YASSIN Aksam, MD, PhD, EdD, Fellow of the European Board of Urology, is running his Institute of Urology and Andrology in Norderstedt-Hamburg, Germany. He is serving as member of the German Exam Board for Urology, Andrology and Medical Oncology, and has got the competence and authority for conducting further education in these fields at his institute. His special interests are in the majors: Genital and Prostate diseases, Men ?s Health and sexual medicine for males and females.
Primary medical qualification with MD degree at Damascus University, Syria in 1980. 1986: certified by German Board for Urology. Thereafter PhD degree in medical sciences at Hamburg University where he is still affiliated with, especially in terms of T1/ T2 prostate cancer research.
In 1993 Professor Yassin moved to the University of Sarasota (today: Argosy University), Florida/USA where he worked for his doctoral degree in education which he achieved in 1996. Subsequently he was serving there as adjunct professor for Human Sexuality in the clinical psychology program as a visiting professor at the College of Behavioural Sciences for 4 years.
1990-1996: Visiting Professor for urology and sexual medicine at the Dubai Medical College for Girls in Dubai, UAE
Since 2000 Prof. Yassin is faculty member and full Professor of Urology at the Gulf Medical University School of Medicine, Ajman / UAE, and beside this task he ?s simultaneously serving as Vice President for Institutional Advancement.
Prof. Yassin organized more than 34 local and 31 international congresses. He actively takes part in several national and international conferences every year with numerous lectures of his main focus: andrology, prostate diseases and sexual medicine.
Since 2008, mentor and faculty instructor for Men ?s Health Curriculum in Master Degree Program for Preventive Medicine at Dresden International University, Germany. Since 2015 scientific dean of this faculty.
He wrote 4 books, published 66 original articles, contributed as co-author in another 66, and composed 7 chapters in 4 books.
Prof. Yassin is serving as reviewer for 10 journals relating to urology, andrology and endocrinology as well as Men ?s Health, and he is member of the editorial board of 5 journals.

 

zitzmann2Michael Zitzmann, Dr, professor, Internal Medicine / Endocrinology + Andrology, Diabetology, Sexual Medicine (FECSM), Clinical Andrology, Centre for Reproductive Medicine and Andrology, University Clinics Muenster (Muenster, Germany)

Professor Michael Zitzmann, born in 1964, is a high school teacher specialised the fields of endocrinology, diabetology, sexual medicine and andrology at the University Clinics of Muenster, Germany.
He is specialised in patient care regarding diabetes mellitus, thyroid disorders and problems of the pituitary gland. In addition, he is focusses on endocrinological andrology: boys with pubertal disorders up to older men with a variety of sexual and metabolic problems seek his advice.
Couples with fertility problems form a major part of the patient clientele, as well as men with chronic inherited hormone disorders requiring life-time attention, especially Klinefelter Syndrome.
Prof. Zitzmann has developed treatment programs for the induction of fertility in hypogonadal men. He is largely involved in the research of the interplay of genetics, hormones, psychological characteristics and metabolism/obesity.
He has received several international awards and grants in recognition of his work and is a member of international committees, journal editorial boards and is on the Educational Board of the European Association of Andrology and the German Adiposity Foundation.
He was recently elected Honorary Member of the Royal Society of Medicine of the United Kingdom.

 

arverStefan Arver MD, PhD

Director Centre for Andrology and Sexual Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital and Dept of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Stefan Arver is an endocrinologist by training and has a background in reproductive physiology. Graduated from Karolinska Institutet in 1981 and defended his thesis in 1982 on male reproductive physiology. Stefan Arver has developed clinical andrology and sexual medicine in parallel with research programs covering these areas. He has been appointed as guest professor at UCLA conducting studies related to basic science on androgen action and the role of androgen replacement in HIV infected emn. During the 90-ties he was involved in development of a novel transdermal system for physiological testosterone replacement therapy and its clinical use.
Stefan Arver has been invited speaker to a wide range of Universities and conferences and is also a member of the EAU guidelines committee on male hypogonadism and has organized educational programs and lecture series to GP:s and other health care providers and specialists in order to promote knowledge in treatment of male hypogonadism, sexual dysfunction and gender dysphoria.

 

vornikBoris Vornyk

MD, PhD, professor, honored physician of Ukraine Republic, Chair of Sexology and Medical Psychology, The Kiev Center of Sexology, Andrology and Human Reproduction, Kiev, Ukraine


Graduated from Bogomolets National Medical University, he received classical education which was needed to become a sexual health specialist: basic training in sexual health, psychiatry, urology, endocrinology and psychotherapy. He has many time trained abroad in Hungary, the Netherland, Cambridge (the UK), Thailand and other countries. He had worked in the UN for about 15 years where he managed programs of sexual and reproduction health. He is an international expert in reproduction and sexual health. 
As a Professor of Sexual Health and Medical Psychology Faculty at HMPGA, he organizes training for students and doctors, does research and scientific work; he has written more than 10 books and about 200 articles in national and international professional journals. He is the author of “Sexopathology” textbook, author and editor of encyclopedia dictionary-guide “Sexology”, published by Belarus Encyclopedia. He has been the Chairman of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine Committee of Gender Correction since 1993. He has passed PhD defense on the topic: “Male Infertility in Chronic Prostatitis – Clinical Picture, Diagnostics, and Treatment”.
He is the President of the Euro-Asian Association of Sexology, Head of the Professional Unit “UKRMENCARE”, Member of the European Association for Sexual Health and other national and international scientific and professional units. He is a member of editorial boards at “Male Health”, “Andrology and sexual medicine”, “Medical Psychology”. He takes part in numerous national and international conferences on sexology, andrology and male health. He has worked out original diagnostic methods in treating sexual disorders and male infertility.

 

kalinchenkoDr. Svetlana Kalinchenko

MD, PhD, professor, Chair of Endocrinology, People’s Friendship University of Russia, Scientific Director, Clinic of Professor Kalinchenko    (Moscow, Russia)


She graduated from I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, diploma with honors, in 1993, after that she passed residency and post graduates studies at Endocrinology Scientific Centre, where she started her medical career. Together with medical work in Endocrinology Scientific Centre, she also did a lot of researches and as a result defended first PhD and then Doctoral theses on the “Age Androgen Deficit: Clinical Picture, Diagnostics, Treatment”. This monograph turned out to be a sensation in the world of science and very quickly became a must-have book for andrologists. Professor Kalinchenko gives lectures in the most prestigious and famous medical organizations in Europe and all over the world. Kalinchenko S.J. is the author of more than 120 scientific publications, among them are 4 methodology textbooks for doctors, chapters in monographs “Adiposis”, “Gender correction in Trans-sexuality”, “Small Penis”. She is the author of four monographs: “Problems of Age Androgen Deficit in Men: Clinical Picture, Diagnostics, Treatment”, “Sexual Disorder in Men with diabetes”, “Trans-sexuality”, “Klinefelter syndrome” and a practice direction “Practical Andrology”. Kalinchenko S.J., as a practicing andrology, has worked out and patented a unique method to prevent androgen deficit by stimulating the body to produce more testosterone. In the past, there was only one way to compensate androgen deficit, which was by taking testosterone medicine. Now Dr. Kalinchenko’s method is used by andrologs all over the world. Dr. Kalinchenko is a practicing specialist with more than 15 years of experience in andrology, endocrinology, sexual pathology and is a member of several international medical organizations.

 

KvetnoyKVETNOY IGOR MOISEEVITCH

Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, MD, PhD, professor, FSBI «SRI of Tocogynecology named by D.O. Ott», the head of Department of pathomorphology (Saint-Petersburg, Russia).

In 1972 he graduated from the Kuibyshev Medical Institute. DI Ulyanova.

Specialist in the field of molecular medicine and neuroimmune-endocrinology. One of the authors of the discovery of extrapineal melatonin products. He made a great contribution to the discovery and development of the theory of the diffuse neuroimmune-endocrine system. Belongs to the founders of the Russian scientific school of neuroimmune-endocrinology.

SCIENTIFIC AWARDS

- The Russian Federation Government award in the field s of since and technology holder
- Laureate of V.Kh. Vasilenko Prize of RAMS
- The Holder of Pears Prize of the Royal Microscopical Society of Great Britain (1996)
- Award of Leninsky Komsomol winner

AWARDS AND RANKS

- Award of Leninsky Komsomol winner (1981)
- The Holder of Pears Prize of the Royal Microscopical Society of Great Britain (1996)
- A name prize to them. V.H. Vasilenko RAMS assigned in 2001.
- In 2008, together with his students, he was awarded the Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology for the development of new methods of cellular immunotherapy for socially significant diseases.
- Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation.
- Member of the Royal Microscopic Society of Great Britain.
- Member of the European Society of Patology

 

vorslovLeonid Vorslov

MD, PhD, professor, Chair of Endocrinology, People’s Friendship University of Russia (Moscow, Russia).

He was born on December 23, 1966 in Moscow into the family of a military man and a doctor. After finishing school he entered Kalinin State University, Chemical-Biological Department. After the 1styear he was drafted into forces and after dismission, left the university and entered I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Institute, the 1st department of general medicine in 1987. 1993 after graduating from institute, by that time the name had been changed for Moscow Medical Academy, he started residency in cardiology at academic center of the medical center at the Department of Presidential Affairs. From 1995 to 2003 he worked as a cardio-resuscitator at the division of emergency cardiology of the 51st city clinical hospital.
From 2003 to 2011 he worked at surgery department of Endocrinology Scientific Center as a senior associate. Since 2011 he has been Head of the Medical Department at Professor Kalinchenko Clinic. Since 2012 he has been a professor of Endocrinology Faculty at FPPOV MW PFUR. He has passed various courses in different spheres, such as neuro-endocrinology, diabetology, certificate course on social health and health care organizing, has defended a thesis on the topic: “Interconnection between Testosterone Level Lowering and Disorder of Lipid Metabolism in Men with Ischemic Heart Disease”. Spheres of scientific interests: pathophysiological mechanisms of development, age associated diseases, development of complex approaches to prophylactics and correction.