Дата: 14.02.2022

The XVI International Congress on Reproductive Medicine took place in the Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology” of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation on January 18-21, 2022

Due to ongoing pandemic of COVID-19 and the related restrictions the Congress was held on-line using ZOOM platform and was broadcasted from the broadcasting studios of the Center’s and the Russian News and Information Agency RIA Novosti.

67 Russian leading specialists and 52 foreign experts from 15 countries participated in the Congress: J. Hamou, A. Watrelot, R. Botchorishvili, J. Marescaux, A. Wattiez (France); V. Cela, G.С. Renzo, А. Ussia, A. Genazzani, М. Malzoni, A. Graziottin, S. Bettocchi, T. Simoncini, A. Romeo, L. Mencaglia (Italy); B. Arabin, А. Ebert, C. Köhler, W. Kűpker, S. Marnitz-Schulze, H.-R. Tinneberg (Germany); A.P. Advincula, M.P. Diamond,  J. Magrina,  D. Marin, P. Patrizio, T. Seсkin, A. Stepanian, N.R. Treff, T. Falcone, F.A. Chervenak (USA); J. Deprest, P. Koninckx, M. Nisolle, S. Gordts, S. Rozenberg, J. Donnez (Belgium); K. Hiraoka, Y. Ota, I. Ota, K. Kawamura (Japan); R. Tozzi,  E. McVeigh (UK); V. Senikas (Canada); Sh. Puntambekar (India); E. Oral (Turkey);  W. Kondo (Brazil); A. Vereczkey (Hungary); A. Wattiez (UAE); A. Setubal (Portugal); Z. Ben Rafael, D. Valsky (Israel).



  • Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation;
  • Federal State Budget Institution “National Medical Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology named after Academician V.I. Kulakov” of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation;
  • Russian Society of Obstetricians-Gynecologists (RSOG);
  • Society for Reproductive Medicine and Surgery (SRMS);
  • Russian Association of Endometriosis (RAE);
  • Congress Operator “MEDI Expo”.


Congress Сhairmen:

Sukhikh G.T.  – Professor, Academician of RAS, Director of the National Medical Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology of Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation;

Adamyan L.V. – Professor, Academician of RAS, Deputy Director of the National Medical Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology of Ministry of Health of Russia Head Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.


The Congress was opened by the greetings of the Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Mikhail Murashko. He spoke about the results of implementation of Federal Projects, the tasks of the national healthcare, and also noted the importance of the Congress and its internationality.

The participants of the Congress were also welcomed by the Head of the Federal Service for Surveillance in Healthcare Alla Samoylova and Academician of RAS Galina Savelyeva.

Totally, 6249 participants from 41 countries, 661 cities and 84 regions of Russia took part in the Congress. More than 120 speakers spoke at the Congress; specialists of the Center gave 33 presentations.

11 plenary sessions were held during the Congress: COVID-19 and reproductive health in pregnancy and beyond; endometriosis – diagnostics, treatment, rehabilitation; advances in reproductive surgery; assisted reproductive technologies; reproductive aspects in gynecologic oncology; risks of pregnancy loss and ways to overcome them; endocrine aspects of reproductive disorders: the role of hormone therapy; comprehensive approach to the prevention and treatment of benign gynecological diseases; oncoprevention in gynecology; pelvic inflammatory disease and reproductive disorders. The topics of digital medicine and artificial intelligence in medicine took a special place. The Congress also included 6 master-classes in endoscopic surgery: (“The importance of suturing technique in laparoscopy” Romeo A., “Surgical energies: classics and innovations” Koninckx Ph., “Robot-assisted surgery in gynecology” Cela V., “The current state of hysteroscopy” Bettocchi S., “Bowel surgery in the treatment of gynecologic cancer: when, who and how” Tozzi R., “Basic and important knowledge in laparoscopic surgery” Wattiez A.).

The Congress traditionally included The Young Scientists’ Contest. The panel of experts reviewed studies in the top-priority areas of reproductive medicine. Out of several dozens of applications, 4 most significant works were selected:

1st place – Baklakova A.A. (Krasnodar), “Modified luteal phase support with a daily use of GnRH agonist compared with progesterone/estradiol use in IVF cycles with ovulation trigger change”;

2nd place was shared by Terekhina V.Yu. (Barnaul), “The role of systemic endotheliitis and maternal microvesicles biomarkers in the prediction of preeclampsia” and Babayan A.A. (Moscow), “Prenatal diagnosis of rare chromosomal anomaly: double trisomy 48xxx+18 in the first trimester of pregnancy complicated by Spina bifida”;

3rd place – Baksheva A.N. (Izhevsk), “Women's reproductive health and the natural environment”.

The Congress was accredited in the system of continuing medical education with the assignment of credits (points) to the participants.

A total of more than 17 000 views of the Congress were recorded. On average every day there were about 3 000 connections through the official website of the Congress (and more than 1 000 connections through YouTube), nearly 300 attendees a day were connected from abroad. Many positive comments marked the success of the online Congress.

The Organizing Committee expresses gratitude to the Department of International Cooperation; the Department of Scientific and Educational Programs; the Department of Telemedicine and Information Technologies; the team of RIA Novosti broadcasting studio and the Congress Operator MEDI Expo for great contribution to the preparation and holding the Congress.