Highlights from 2019

The Cryos Symposium 2nd-3rd May 2019

On this page you will find a highlight video, a video interview with some of the attendees, pictures from the day, and video interviews with the speakers about the subject that they presented on the day. 

Topics from The Donor Sperm Symposium 2017

  • Ethics, Legislation and Donor Children 

  • Donor Sperm 

  • Donor Eggs 

  • Genetics 


  • Dr. Françoise Shenfield - Ethics and CBRC

  • Prof. Susan Golombok - Single mothers by choice: mother–child relationships
    and children’s psychological adjustment

  • Emma Grønbæk - My experience as a donor conceived child

  • Steven J. Ory - Worldwide variations in the practice of ART and recent trends

  • Founder Ole Schou - Market and future – update on legal framework

  • Prof. Willem Ombelet - Intra-uterine donor insemination programme: evidence-based guidelines for daily practice

  • Prof. Allan Pacey - Male infertility

  • Prof. Peter Humaidan - Freeze-all – For All?

  • Director of European Operations, Saghar Kasiri - Success of vitrified vs. fresh eggs

  • Prof. Joyce Harper - Genetic testing: the end of donor anonymity? 

  • Dr. Lone Bruhn Madsen - Genetic screening program developments within gamete banks

  • Assoc. Prof. Wybo Dondorp - Expanded genetic carrier screening: what is at stake, pros and cons and applying expanded carrier screening


The Cryos Symposium 2019

Following the success of our first ever Cryos Symposium in 2017, we are thrilled to invite you to the second Cryos Symposium taking place on May 3rd 2019. The Cryos Symposium presents an opportunity for you to gain new knowledge on important topics within ethics & legislation, donor children, donor sperm and genetics, through educational lectures given by an array of international experts. Moreover, at the 2019 Cryos Symposium we will also be adding the topic of donor eggs to the agenda.


As a significant player in the field of ART, we see it as our obligation to support industry innovation and development. This is achieved by allocating resources for research and by sharing new knowledge at the Cryos Symposium, thereby supporting cooperation and fostering an international network. Our goal is to encompass the aforementioned within the 2019 Cryos Symposium.


We look forward to welcoming you to an inspiring couple of days.


Kind regards,

Peter Reeslev


Highlight video

Pictures from the day

Video interviews with the speakers ​

During the day of the Cryos Symposium 2019 we invited the speakers to participate in a short video interview about their specific field of study.

Dr. Françoise Shenfield

Why people cross borders to seek fertility treatment?

Prof. Susan Golombok

How is the mother-child relationship in Single Mother by Choice families

Emma Grønbæk 

How I felt growing up as a donor child

Prof. Steven J. Ory

The IFFS 2019 report: Global Trends in Reproductive Policy and Practice

Cryos Founder, Ole Schou

Who are the legal parents?

Prof. Willem Ombelet 

What affects the chances of obtaining pregnancy when performing IUI

Prof. Allan Pacey 

Why men should take their reproductive biology seriously

Prof. Peter Humaidan 

Do frozen embryos lead to higher birth rates?

Director of European Operations, Saghar Kasiri 

What are the differences of using fresh vs. frozen donor eggs

Prof. Joyce Harper 

How anonymous is an anonymous sperm or egg donor

Dr. Lone Bruhn Madsen 

How much should we screen sperm and egg donors

Assoc. Prof. Wybo Dondorp

The pros and cons of genetic testing of gamete donors 

What the attendees said 

Brief statements from some of the attendees about their symposium experiences.