The highs and lows of IVF

Precongress Course 10

SIG Reproductive Endocrinology Special Interest Group Reproductive Endocrinology


Course co-ordinators
George Lainas (Greece), Roy Homburg (United Kingdom), Daniela Romualdi (Italy)


Course type
Advanced

 

Course description
The course will provide the most cutting edge scientific knowledge on how to manage infertile women with features outside the "normal range" and on how to face non-conventional circumstances in daily IVF clinical practice.

 

Target audience
Reproductive endocrinology physicians and nurses

 

Educational needs and expected outcomes
In standard conditions, IVF practice is now firmly grounded in the best evidence. In contrast, a proportion of patients or clinical conditions stray from the conventional path, and often represent a dilemma. The percentage of these exceptions to the rule is constantly increasing due to social, antropological and behavioural changes occurring in the last years. This course "The highs and lows in IVF" aims at filling the gap between science and practice in such challenging areas of assisted reproduction and infertility. As the theme implies, there will be an exciting exchange of ideas around the optimal management of the "extremes" in IVF: hyper and low responders, advanced age, underweight and overweight women.
Beyond the patient characteristics, this course will also address important issues related to some therapeutic backgrounds, such as cost/benefit ratio of high technology procedures and ovarian stimulation protocols, aiming at expediting improved medical treatment. 


Programme




Monday 28 June 2021

Session 1
Chairs
Peter Humaidan, Denmark
Roy Homburg, United Kingdom
09:00 - 09:30
When pretreatment ovarian response testing does not match the age of the patient: Significance and clinical decision making
Frank J. Broekmans, The Netherlands
09:30 - 09:45
Discussion
09:45 - 10:15
The excessively high and excessively low BMI: Consequences for treatment and reproductive outcomes
Daniela Romualdi, Italy
10:15 - 10:30
Discussion
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
Session 2
Efstratios Kolibianakis, Greece
Frank J. Broekmans, The Netherlands
11:00 - 11:30
High responders: Avoiding high risk
Roy Homburg, United Kingdom
11:30 - 11:45
Discussion
11:45 - 12:15
Low responders: High gonadotrophin dose or natural cycle?
Georgios Lainas, Greece
12:15 - 12:30
Discussion
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch break
Session 3
Georg Griesinger, Germany
Daniela Romualdi, Italy
13:30 - 14:00
High efficacy and low risk: Does the type of gonadotropin play a role?
Efstratios Kolibianakis, Greece
14:00 - 14:15
Discussion
14:15 - 14:45
High or low intensity monitoring during ovarian stimulation?
Ernesto Bosch Aparicio, Spain
14:45 - 15:00
Discussion
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
Session 4
Ernesto Bosch Aparicio, Spain
Georgios Lainas, Greece
15:30 - 16:00
Evidence-based appraisal of novel high technology tools in IVF : A cost/benefit analysis
Georg Griesinger, Germany
16:00 - 16:15
Discussion
16:15 - 16:45
Excessive ovarian response: Clinical approaches
Speaker invited, but not confirmed
16:45 - 17:00
Discussion