International Conference ReproHealth

June 08, 2019

International Conference ReproHealth


Huge amounts of money and time wasted while treating infertility without success and tengible results, yelds only one thing - unprofessional and outdated intertility treatment used and low qualification of medical specialist.

Technological progress and scientific achievements  bring clarity to the questions we couldn’t answer few years ago. For the doctors and patients biotechnological innovation translates into 1.saved finances, 2. Saved time, 3. Successful treatment and 4. Achieved result –New, Healthy Family!

At the conference you'll be able to meet our distinguished speakers, international expert in the field of reproductive health. We expect you to share ideas and discuss the topics of your interest. This is an excellent opportunity to learn and explore further the guidelines and recommendations of professional associations (EU and USA), while discovering new solutions available in this very fast developing  market.

Genetic (molecular)  testing  with high-throughput sequencing platform is a new tool for doctors, which empowers treatment decisions and creates new opportunities for finding right solution for every challenge they face together with their patients.

At the National Laboratory of Genetic, we have created new capacity for Georgian medical society. For 2 years already, we have successfully overcame challenges with introduction, implementation and use of modern diagnostic opportunities utilizing molecular (Genetic/DNA) diagnostics by Next Generation Sequencing technologies.  We are proud of achievements we share with the leading doctors in the field of Reproductive Health in Georgia.

At the conference you will have a chance to hear directly from the brightest minds of modern biotechnology and Genetic Research professionals. Topics discussed will cover all stages of  a family planning. From carrier screening to preimplantation genetic testing and prenatal and postnatal applications. All those options are available at The National Laboratory of Genetics in Georgia, Tbilisi.

We will guide you  through the range of  reproductive health solution, that provides an opportunity for you to positively impact your patients – Families around the world. We want to share our vision of the better  future and make and inspiring impact on the field of the  reproductive health.


Important information for the participants

- Venue: Republic

- Date: June 08, 2019

- Working Language: English


We have made 2 options (Participant Package) available for you to enjoy the conference. 

Package # 1 Only Conference attendance  - gives access to the conference, where you can get the information about innovations and opportunities in reproductive health. You’ll learn more about the new diagnostic / treatment options and their means of use. Price of the  Package # 1 is 50 GEL;

Package # 2 Conference + "Invitation only" After Party at most prestigious spot in the city- in the Republic. Wine and cheese reception at the open terrace, excellent views of beautiful Tbilisi. This is an excellent opportunity to meet the leaders of the most inspiring and popular fields – reproductive health and biotechnology.  This is the place to meet with Georgian and foreign medical professionals, serial entrepreneurs and biotech specialists, exchange ideas and share experiences with each other.  It is an unique networking  opportunity where you can make personal contacts with those who control modern reality and create future. Price of the Package # 2 - is 150 GEL.

All participant packages include:

  1. - Badge for Conference Access;
  2. - Certificate of Participation;
  3. - Information leaflets and materials;
  4. - Gift Bag with freebies from our generous sponsors;
  5. - Lovely coffee break and a tasty brunch (we’ll try to meet your vegetarian or other dietary needs).

To attend the conference, your registration after payment needs to be confirmed.


Our Distinguished Speakers:

Stephen Little, PhD

Manchester, United Kingdom

Stephen is a successful serial biotechnology entrepreneur. He is the former CEO of DxS, an innovator in the field of personalised medicine, developing and manufacturing companion diagnostics. DxS pioneered the use of molecular diagnostic tests such as KRAS and EGFR mutation analysis to predict the use of novel cancer therapies. In 2009 Stephen became Vice President of Personalised Healthcare, responsible for developing companion diagnostic partnerships with the pharma industry. Prior to his leading role at DxS, Stephen worked for 20 years in various senior positions in the diagnostic divisions of Astra Zeneca and ICI. He holds a PhD from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.


Ivana Mesic, MD, PhD




Luis Alcaraz, PhD

 Alicante, Spain


Scientific and Lab Director, as well as cofounder of Bioarray. Biologist and researcher in the field of proteomics and genomics, using high-throughput techniques, with a comprehensive experience in bioinformatics. Former positions in several public and private research centers and companies.


Ilia Kanivets, MD, PhD

Moscow, Russia

Head of the Clinical Genetics Department, The Center of Medical Genetics "Genomed"

Assistant Professor of the Department of Medical Genetics of Russian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, ESHG and ECA member. Has a 10 year experience in medical genetics and genetic consulting. Professional interest include high throughput genomic diagnostic methods and their implementation in clinical genetics


Alexander Lavrov , MD, PhD

Alexander Lavrov , MD, PhD

Tbilisi, Georgia

Head of The National Laboratory of Genetics

Leading researcher of the laboratory of genome editing, Research Center for Medical Genetics
Associate professor of the Department of Molecular and Cytogenetics of the Russian State Medical University, ESHG member



Preliminary Program

10:00 - 11:00 Participant Registration, Welcome coffee & Networking   
11:00 - 11:30 Next Generation Sequensing (NGS) in Reproductive Health A. Lavrov
11:30 - 12:00 Preimplantation Genetic Testing For Aneuploidies (PGT-A, Former PGS) L. Alcaraz
12:00 - 12:30 Coffee Break and Networking  
12:30 - 13:00 Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Monogenic/Single Gene Disoders (PGT-M, PGD) L. Alcaraz 
13:00 - 13:30 Comparative Genome Hybridization in Modern Medicine I. Kanivets 
13:30 - 14:20 Brunch  
14:20 - 15:00 Principles and practice of non-invasive prenatal testing S. Little 
15:00 - 15:20 Discussion and closing remarks  
15:20 - 17:00 After Party - Wine&Cheese  



The National Laboratory of Genetics (NLG) is the first and only Georgian laboratory that satisfies strict requirements of German TÜV SÜD  and is certified in the field of genetic research. At NLG we have wide range of CE-IVD certified tests and diagnostic systems available.  Methods and processes at the NLG are fully compliant with the regulations of the European Union.  


Our Plan

Based on our cutting edge technology, we want to make  molecular (genetic) research and diagnostics easily available for Georgia. We strive to make our service trusted with an excellence in mind and compliance with  the international standards and maximum possible accuracy.

High qualification of our international team, enables us to confidently face the challenges of introduction of the new, innovative solutions, unknown for Georgia before our presence . Today we do create new possibilities for Doctors and healthcare professionals in Georgia while providing  opportunities and solutions for patients.

We strongly believe that personalized  medicine does not have an alternative and should be available for Georgia at the same level as in the rest of the developed world.


Contact Details: 

The National Laboratory of Genetics

D. Aghmashenebeli Alley #240

Tbilisi, Georgia

Phone #: + 995 32 2 052 888 (ext.501)


Contact Person: Ms. Zhvania, Medea

Gold Sponsors:

               Principles and practice of non-invasive prenatal testing