ESHRE certification programmes (embryologists and nurses/midwives): apply from 28 October
The ESHRE certification programmes aim to certify competence and to develop a formal recognition for ART professionals.
The application form for embryologists and ART nurses/midwives wishing to take part in the exam in Helsinki (2016) will be available from 28 October 2015 until 15 December 2015.
The website provides information for applicants regarding timelines, tracks, application forms, log books, curriculum, and sample exams papers.
This year, a new application platform will be launched and will aim to improve candidates' experience during the online application process.
Human Reproduction: Press release
Women who have ovarian tissue removed, stored and then transplanted back to them at a later date have a good chance of successfully becoming pregnant, according to a review of the largest series of ovarian transplants performed worldwide.
Focus on Reproduction September 2015
Featured in this issue
Another record-breaking Annual Meeting
The maturity of reproductive medicine
From assisted to artificial reproduction
The one-in-a-million baby
Improved IVF results following the transfer of mitochondria from egg precursor cells: an ESHRE SIG Stem Cells opinion
An opinion statement from ESHRE's Special Interest Group Stem Cells on a technique of energising oocytes with mitochondria from autologous "egg precursor cells" has expressed some concerns with the first published report of "global patient experience" and advises caution when interpreting the results of the study.
The technique, presented as the "Augment" treatment, is said in the report to be a proprietary technology demonstrating that the addition of mitochondria to oocytes during IVF "is safe, improves embryo quality, and increases the success of IVF". The source of the mitochondria is reported to be egg precursor cells found in the patient's ovarian cortex.
Stem cells in reproductive medicine: ready for the patient?
Research in stem cells and regenerative medicine is growing in scope, and its translation to the clinic is heralded by the recent initiation of controlled clinical trials with pluripotent derived cells. Unfortunately, stem cell ‘treatments’ are currently offered to patients outside of the controlled framework of scientifically sound research and regulated clinical trials. Both physicians and patients in reproductive medicine are often unsure about stem cells therapeutic options. Are there effective and clinically validated stem cell-based therapies for reproductive diseases?
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Human Reproduction : Editor's Highlight
Prof. Hans Evers, Editor-in-Chief of Human Reproduction casts an eye on the October 2015 issue and choses his own highlight.
This month's highlight 'The weight of an embryo' is based on the paper of Tjon-Kon-Fat R.I., et al., Is IVF—served two different ways—more cost-effective than IUI with controlled ovarian hyperstimulation?
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Print your ESHRE 2015 certificate of attendance
|You can find the access code in your registration confirmation letter or on your entrance badge. With this form, you can also print a certificate for your oral or poster presentation (if applicable).
Guideline on psychosocial care in infertility and MAR is published
"Routine psychosocial care in infertility and medically assisted reproduction – A guide for fertility staff"
is the new ESHRE guideline developed by the psychology guideline development group.
The guideline development group is proud to announce that the new guideline is now available on the ESHRE website.
You can read the guideline and find all available details on this page.