Old topics, new aspects: endometrium, implantation and early pregnancy

Precongress Course 7

SIG Implantation and Early Pregnancy Special Interest Group Implantation and Early Pregnancy

Course type


Course Co-ordinator
Bettina Toth (Austria)


Course description
This course will cover the main aspects of the implantation process from the point of view of both the embryo and the endometrium, up to early pregnancy issues like miscarriage. Biochemical, molecular and pathophysiological aspects of the inherent processes will be covered to provide the audience with a novel perspective to face an old topic. The audience will get an overview of the causes, consequences and management of impaired endometrial receptivity, embryonic chromosomal aneuploidies, miscarriage after both aneuploid and euploid conceptions.


Target audience

Embryologists, Gynecologists, IVF specialists, geneticists, molecular biologists, nurses.

Educational needs and expected outcomes

The aim of the PCC is to offer new insights in main topics of human reproduction.



Monday 28 June 2021

09:00 - 09:30
How does the human endometrium prevent implantation of an incompetent embryo?
Jan Brosens, United Kingdom
09:45 - 10:15
Aneuploidies in human oocytes and their consequences on implantation.
Eva Hoffmann, Denmark
Chair invited, but not yet confirmed
11:00 - 11:30
Potential genetic causes of miscarriage in euploid pregnancies
Emily Colley, United Kingdom
11:45 - 12:15
Are maternal germline factors associated with aneuploid miscarriage?
Meenakshi Choudhary, United Kingdom
Chair invited, but not yet confirmed
13:30 - 14:00
Genetic testing of the non-pregnant couple: the “Kingsmore Panel” and its impact on human reproduction.
Danilo Cimadomo, Italy
14:15 - 14:45
Conventional and modern markers of endometrial receptivity: what can we take as routine markers?
Laurentiu Craciunas, United Kingdom
Chair invited, but not yet confirmed
Chair invited, but not yet confirmed
15:30 - 16:00
Medical versus surgical management of failed early pregnancy.
Merel van den Berg, The Netherlands
16:15 - 16:45
Different type of molar pregnancies: current definitions and management options
Bettina Toth, Austria