PRESS RELEASE

Recent advances in Assisted Reproductive Technologies for the new Millennium.

By: Prof. Severino Antinori

Professor Severino Antinori from Rome, Italy will be visiting the Kentucky Center for Reproductive Medicine & IVF and the Andrology Institute of America (AIA), both located in Lexington, Kentucky. He is an Invited Speaker and will be giving a lecture on "Recent advances in Assisted Reproductive Technologies for the new Millennium" on January 25th, 2001. Prof. Antinori is a World renowned Reproductive Specialist, and has always been and continues to be on the cutting edge of technology and develops novel methods of improving the treatment modalities available for infertile couples. Professor Antinori is one of the pioneers in state-of-the-art techniques such as, treatment of post-menopausal women using oocyte donation, in which he has established pregnancies in women as old as 60 years of age. He was also instrumental in developing the revolutionary method of injecting one single sperm into a human oocyte, called Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), via the use of specialized micromanipulation equipment, in order to achieve fertilization which would not previously have been possible otherwise. Professor Antinori along with the Andrology Institute of America and Professor Zavos, have further expanded on this technology to treat males that do not have any sperm present in their ejaculate and have harvested immature sperm cells called round spermatids directly from the testes and injected them into oocytes (ROSI), and achieved normal fertilization and subsequent pregnancy and birth.

Prof. Antinori is the Director of the International Associated Research Institute for Human Reproduction Infertility Unit (www.raprui.it), in Rome, Italy. He appeared on a large variety of television shows in Europe, the Orient and the USA, including the CBS show "60 Minutes". He serves on many International Advisory Boards, including ESHRE (European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology), APART (International Association of Private Assisted Reproductive Technology Clinics and Laboratories) and many others.

Prof. Antinori will be speaking under the invitation of the Kentucky Center for Reproductive Medicine & IVF, and the Andrology Institute of America, both Centers being located in Lexington, Kentucky. The lecture will encompass all recent advances in Assisted Reproductive Technologies, with special focus on the future developments for the new Millennium. Prof. Antinori will also be involved in collaborative research efforts with Dr. Zarmakoupis at the Kentucky Center for Reproductive Medicine & IVF, and Dr. Zavos from the Andrology Institute of America.

Both the KCRM and AIA along with their Directors, Dr. Zarmakoupis and Dr. Zavos are World renowned Centers and experts and have developed collaborative links with a number of International Reproductive Centers worldwide. Dr. Zavos for the last 25 years, has pioneered and patented technologies with international applications.

Note: Professor Antinori will participate in a press briefing on Thursday, January 25th at 1:30 p.m. in Conference Room A of the Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, KY. The lecture will be held in Conference Room A of the Samaritan Hospital at 3:30 p.m. and it is open to the public. For further information, please contact the Kentucky Center for Reproductive Medicine & IVF, or the Andrology Institute of America at 859-278-6806.

Prof. Antinori's visit is also sponsored by Samaritan Hospital and IVP Care.

 

 



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