Professor Shoham has over 20 years of experience in organizing international medical congresses. He is the Co-Founder of IVF-Worldwide, the most comprehensive academic website in the field of IVF, and the Director of the Fertility and IVF Unit at the Kaplan Medical center in Rehovot, Israel. Professor Shoham has published over 140 papers in the field of Reproductive Medicine, and is the editor/author of the textbook, Female Infertility Therapy: Current Practice (1999), and one of the four editors of the textbook, Assisted Reproductive Techniques, which is now in its fourth edition.
Professor Leong has extensive experience in organizing congresses in Asia, and is the Co-Founder of IVF-Worldwide, the most comprehensive academic website in the field of IVF. He is a pioneer in the field of IVF, having founded the IVF Centre at the private Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, building this this clinic to become one of the most successful IVF clinics in the world. Indeed, Professor Leong “made” and delivered Hong Kong’ first IVF baby in 1985. For the past 30 years he has researched, published, and taught the art and science of infertility and assisted reproductive technology. He is invited to lecture all over the world and continues to play an active academic role as an adjunct Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McGill University.
Gal has over 10 years of experience in medical congress organization. She is an award-winning Senior Project Manager and Legal Counsel for CME Congresses. Gal has directed over 40 large-scale international meetings as a Senior Project Manager. Gal is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and is a board-certified lawyer in New York, USA, and Israel.
As Senior Scientific Program & Abstracts Manager, Orel has over 6 years of experience in medical congress organization. Orel has managed the development of scientific programs for over 60 large-scale international meetings, working closely with project chairpersons in order to manage and implement the project across all departments. Orel holds an MBA from the Peres Academic Center in Israel and a BA in managerial economics from the University of California, Davis, CA.
Julia Gebhardt, Sponsorship Planning & Industry Liaison
Julia, Senior Sponsorship Planning & Industry Liaison Manager, has over 10 years of experience in medical congress organization. She has managed sponsorship planning for over 80 large-scale international meetings raising over 20M Euros of sponsorship for the various events she managed. Julia is experienced in establishing new and maintaining existing relationships with industry partners, ensuring seamless alignment between the congress project team. Julia holds a master’s degree from Bar-Ilan University, Israel, and certification in business management from the Universita Bocconi, Italy.