Konstantinos Dafopoulos

Topic: Prediction of ovarian response

Dr. Konstantinos Dafopoulos is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, School of Health sciences, University of Thessaly in Larissa, and Head of the IVF Unit in the University Hospital of Larissa. Prof. Dafopoulos studied medicine in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

His doctorate thesis was on ovarian control of gonadotrophins secretion and his specialist training took place in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical School of the Democritus University of Thrace in Greece.

He trained in Reproductive Medicine and Endoscopic Surgery in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck in Germany.

He has published more than 100 papers in international peer reviewed journals and more than 20 chapters in books. He was an invited speaker in more than 100 national and international congresses and received 4 awards for his research.

He teaches in 9 postgraduate training programs (MSc) in the University of Thessaly, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University of Crete, Democritus University of Thrace.

He is member of the Administrative Boards of the Hellenic Society of Gynecologic Endocrinology and the Hellenic Society of Fertility Preservation.

His main research interests include ovarian and pituitary function, polycystic ovary syndrome, the role of ghrelin and adipokines in reproductive function and ovarian stimulation for IVF.