Dr Mats Brännström to attend fertility symposium Feb 28

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MANIPAL: Dr Mats Brannstrom, who pioneered the world’s first conception and delivery following womb transplantation will attend the two day international Symposium on “Fertility Preservation” organised by division of Clinical Embryology of Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University from February 28.

Fertility preservation is a sub-specialty within the field of Human Reproductive Biology and Infertility. Specifically, it is focused on helping persons of reproductive age who are about to undergo cancer treatment or other toxic therapies which may affect sperm and egg quality, eventually resulting in infertility.

Eminent clinicians and scientists from top universities and research institutes of Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and Scotland will participate in the meeting along several Indian experts who are working on various issues related to fertility preservation. “This focused symposium will offer a great opportunity to learn and discuss how fertility preservation can benefit cancer affected children and young adults,” said Dr Ramnarayan K, Vice Chancellor of Manipal University.

The conference will be inaugurated by the Pro Vice Chancellor of Manipal University Dr H Vinod Bhat at 10.40 am at Dr TMA Pai Hall, KMC Manipal. Well-known fertility expert and a Padmashree awardee Dr Kamini Rao will be the guest of Honour. Article continues

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