Dr Nikos Prapas graduated from the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and completed his specialisation in Obstetrics – Gynaecology in 1983. His interest in infertility led him, in 1984, to Italy, where he was trained for a year on infertility issues (Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopy, Andrology, In Vitro Fertilisation), under the guidance of Professor Ettore Cittadini, a pioneer in establishing GIFT (Gamete Intra-Fallopian Transfer) in Europe. In 1997, he spent a year as a visiting fellow in the Department of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Yale University (USA). Subsequently he continued his training in various pioneering IVF centres (Prof. Schoysman, Belgium; Jones & Jones Institute, USA). He holds a postgraduate degree in Clinical Embryology and Andrology from the Jones & Jones Institute. Dr Nikos Prapas was one of the pioneers in establishing embryo transfer under continuous transabdominal ultrasound monitoring in IVF. He has authored a large number of scientific publications on the topic of infertility.