Precongress Courses 2019

Sperm: Hot topics, cost-effectiveness and evidence-based decisions

In this course we aim to provide and discuss the best evidence available for key current topics in male fertility and Andrology in order to assist in the clinical decision-making process and patient care.

Precongress Course 1

The magic of a new beginning: how an oocyte becomes an embryo

The course will consider the molecular, nuclear, biochemical and cellular changes that occur as an oocyte develops into an embryo. In particular, the programme will cover crucial aspects of oocyte-embryo transition, such as changes in cell design, regulation of meiosis and mitosis, maternal control and zygotic gene activation, energy in oocytes and embryos and mechanisms of self-correction as the blastocyst is formed.

Precongress Course 2

Diagnosing endometriosis and adenomyosis: today and tomorrow

The aim of this course is to understand how endometriosis can be diagnosed correctly, in order to reduce the time delay between onset of symptoms and recognition of the disease. A full overview of currently available strategies as well as promising techniques for the future will be discussed.

Precongress Course 3

Global access to assisted reproductive technologies: hurdles and opportunities

This course will look at access to artificial reproductive technologies (ARTs) and how cost and funding mechanisms influence the practice and the choices of those wishing to use ARTs. It will put these issues in a wider global context and examine the regulatory, socio-cultural and ethical aspects of access to ARTs.

Precongress Course 4

Fertility preservation - The next steps

This course will address key issues in the current practice in FP, addressing areas where there are gaps in our understanding of how best to provide an effective service across the range of patients, both male and female.

Precongress Course 5

Can early pregnancy loss be prevented?

A course designed to look at recent advances in Early Pregnancy Loss Prevention

Precongress Course 6

Optimising the lifestyle of women and men: a hands-on approach

This couse will provide high-level information on optimising the lifestyle of women and men.
Sessions will adress the importance of lifestyle and how lifestyle can be modified by developing programs for specific patient groups, including spontaneous conception , IVF couples and women with PCOS. This course consist of a combination of didactic lectures and hands-on practical session.

Precongress Course 7

The elusive male point of view - towards a deeper understanding of men’s roles in reproductive health and MAR treatments

This course aims to provide the latest evidence on the male perspective on reprodutive health in general and MAR treatments in particular and on effective interventions aimed at engaging men as an ative decision-maker in fertility care.

Precongress Course 8

Infertility: tales of the unexplained

Couples with unexplained infertility might be reassured that even after 12 months of infertility, 50% will conceive during the following 12 months and another 12% during the subsequent year. Regardless of the overall good prognosis unexplained infertility remains a psychological stress for the couple, and a therapeutic challenge to the reproductive endocrinologist.

Precongress Course 9

Chromosomal mosaicism in human embryos: incidence, prevalence, diagnostic possibilities and clinical management in PGT-A cycles

The course will provide a preliminary overview about the human aneuploidies , provide an update on existing data on the mosaicism features in the preimplantation, prenatal and postnatal period, detailed information about the detection possibilities and clinical management of chromosomal mosaicism in PGT-A cycles.

Precongress Course 10

Surgery for fertility preservation in women

The aim of this course is to present an overview of all types of procedures to be proposed in the field of fertility preservation. Appropriate surgery in order to provide fertility preservation in benign and malignant diseases and results will be discussed during this PCC

Precongress Course 11

The challenge of viral infections to human reproduction

Viral diseases are an ever-changing challenge to modern medicine. In this course, we will try to answer questions from everyday practice such as how to detect viral diseases and, once diagnosed, how to counsel the infertile couple regarding their infertility treatment, the health of their children and their own general health.

Precongress Course 12

20 years of human embryonic stem cells

In the precongress course, we will review the history of human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) derivation, in the context of the scientific and technical environment at the time, then proceed to give a historical account of the development of the field of stem cell research with a special emphasis on regenerative medicine and clinical applications.
This 20th anniversary of the derivation of hESC lines offers an ideal opportunity to look back over the past 20 years in this field, as well as to look forward to what the future may hold.

Precongress Course 13

How to present and publish your research?

After attending the course, the participant will have improved knowledge of clinical research and to publish it and will be more familiar with most common principles of study design – both treatment and diagnostic test studies- and systematic reviews and meta analysis. There will be focus on key components of a manuscript and practicalities for choosing publication type and how to prepare an original submission to a scientific journal.

Precongress Course 14 - Editors ESHRE Journals

Procedure and technique for embryo transfer in humans

Reproductive health professionals receive training in various aspects of assisted reproductive technology and other procedures comprising infertility treatment. There is, however, a widespread gap in training in embryo transfer. The objective of this course for ART professionals who perform the embryo transfer procedure is to learn the common best practices in embryo transfer and practice embryo transfer techniques using a virtual reality-based simulator.

Precongress Course 15 - ASRM

Pre-treatment strategies in assisted reproductive technology: does the management of pre-existing gynecologic and endocrine conditions improve the outcome of ART cycles?

Beyond technological advances, the success of Assisted Reproductive Technology also depends on the personal characteristics of the patient undergoing the procedure. Some of these characteristics may represent pre-existing benign gynecological conditions or endocrine disorders. This Precongress Course discusses some of these gynecological/endocrine conditions, their impact on the success of IVF/ICSI and the efficacy of proposed pre-treament strategies in view of emerging scientific evidence.

Precongress Course 16 - MEFS

How to prepare a Systematic Review in reproductive medicine

This course will assist ESHRE members who have already have some understanding of systematic reviews and evidence based medicine to write a systematic review for treatment or diagnostic tests. There will be interactive group activities. The course will be limited to 50 people.

Precongress Course 17 - Cochrane