Welcome to the 14th Balkan Congress of Human Genetics
and 9th Rare Disease SEE Meeting

Skopje, North Macedonia

5-7 October, 2023


Senior Director and Head of Reproductive Genetics Department CReATe Fertility Centre Toronto,


Dr Svetlana Madjunkova is Senior Director and Head of Reproductive Genetics Department at CReATe Fertility Centre Toronto, Canada and adjunct faculty with the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Temetry Faculty of Medicine, at University of Toronto. She holds an MD degree with honors and MSc and PhD in reproductive genetics. She also has completed fellowships in advanced prenatal diagnosis and reproductive toxicology at Mount Sinai and SickKids Hospitals in Toronto. She has been dedicated and actively working in the field of reproductive genetics for more than 15 years. Her laboratory is uniquely positioned to provide advanced clinical preimplantation testing; fertility related genetic testing and translational research in reproductive biology. Her research team works on projects aimed at improving embryo selection, preimplantation testing and further research in reproductive failure and improving outcomes in ART. Her interest is in the development of novel technologies for non-invasive and comprehensive multi-omic assessment of embryos and fetuses and well as in the parental genetic and epigenetic contribution to developing embryo, fetus and offspring. She is leading an International collaborative effort to study the effects of mosaicism on early embryo development and short- and long-term consequences on child development.

She has published over 50 peer reviewed papers, over 150 scientific communications and is regularly an invited speaker at National and International meetings. Dr Madjunkova is a recipient of many awards and fellowships and recognized for her work. 

Dr Madjunkova is co-directing Reproductive Genetics course for the Master of Health Sciences program in Clinical Embryology with the Department of LMP and is actively involved in reproductive genetics training for Genetic counselling students from MSc program and residents in Medical Genetics at University of Toronto. She is part of School for Graduate Studies at University of Toronto and is supervising graduate, postgraduate students, and REI fellows. 

Dr Madjunkova is serving on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society and the Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis International Society.

Presentation title: The Art of ART: Preimplantation genetic testing as a treatment of genetic conditions

The abstract book is available for download!