ESHRE's 28th annual meetingIstanbul, 1st-4th July 2012
The annual meeting of ESHRE, the world's leading event in reproductive medicine, is only weeks away - and the press programme almost complete. Once again the meeting promises one of the best sources of news and features in fertility and reproductive medicine. This year's event will take place in Istanbul from 1st-4th July.
More than 8000 of the world’s leading experts in reproduction are expected this year, and, from a total of more than 1700 abstracts of new research submitted, ten have been selected for the press programme.
The programme will comprise ten press releases (issued under embargo a few days in advance) and a news briefing on each of the three congress days. Here, investigators will describe their research and answer press questions on its scientific and public health implications.
Topics to be covered include:* the risk of serious psychiatric disorders in women with fertility problems* the feasibility of embryo genetic testing for the breast cancer genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 * the scientific association between smoking and the risk of ectopic pregnancy* dietary fat intake and its effects on IVF* perinatal mortality risks in IVF* cryopreservation strategies to improve success rates in assisted reproduction* new developments in fertility preservation by ovarian tissue storage* the effects of coffee consumption on the outcome of fertility treatment* the impact of IVF funding policies on national birth rates
The news briefings will take place at 10.30 am on Monday 2nd July and Tuesday 3rd July, and at 09.30 am on Wednesday 4th July. Each news briefing will cover three topics, with short presentations from investigators.
Press releases will be available on the ESHRE website (www.eshre.eu) once the embargoes have lifted, and otherwise issued a few days in advance under embargo. One press release suitably embargoed for Monday publications will also be issued.
ESHRE welcomes journalists to the meeting, and a serviced press room with support materials and wi-fi connection will be available. Registration is free to bona fide journalists on presentation of official press credentials.
ESHRE's media policy requires accreditation with a recognised press card or commissioning letter from an editor confirming the assignment. Before seeking registration, you should check ESHRE's media policy, which is accessible here.
Registration in advance is recommended, but journalists may register on site provided that press credentials are provided with a formally recognised press card and/or a commissioning letter from a recognised media organisation. Business cards are not acceptable.
You can download the registration form here.
The official congress language is English, although press releases will be available in English and Turkish. There are no simultaneous translations.
ContactOnce completed, you can fax or email your registration form with a scanned copy of your press credentials to:Christine BauquisESHRE Communications Co-ordinatorFax: 32 (0) 2 269 56 00 Tel: 32 (0) 2 269 09 69 Email: email@example.com
For more information contact Christine or visit the ESHRE website at www.eshre.eu.
VenueThe congress will take place at:Istanbul Congress Center
Taskisla Caddesi Harbiye / Sisli
Hotel accommodationHotel rooms can be booked here