Nurse- or midwife-led care for parents from the 21st century

Precongress Course 8

SIG Nursing and Midwifery   ESHRE Special Interest Group Nursing and Midwifery

Course type

Course co-ordinators

Annick Geril (Belgium)

Course description

Reproductive medicine is a rapidly evolving field, in which we are treating patients who increasingly differ in background characteristics, such as male couples, and conditions, such as adlolescents with cancer. The evolutions in our field result in the need for new health care programs such as for uterus transplantation and surrogacy. Listening to the experimental knowledge of for example transgender patients can help us to improve our health care. The changes in reproductive medicine also result in the need for reflection on the implications of, for example, donor registries and genetic carrier screening. This Precongress Course, will help nurses and midwives to care for new patient populations, with new health care programs and will triggers attention for patient experiences and reflection on the societal implications of health care decisions.

Target audience
Nurses, midwives and other health care professionals working within reproductive medicine

Educational needs and expected outcomes

With nurse/midwive certification program and courses we provide basic education and nurses and midwives who got certified indicated the need for advanced courses.


Monday 28 June 2021

Session 1
Eline Dancet, Belgium
09:00 - 09:30
Surrogacy guidance
Francesca Steyn, United Kingdom
09:30 - 09:45
09:45 - 10:15
A same sex male couple share their fertility journey to become parents
Michael Johnson Ellis, United Kingdom
10:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
Session 2
11:00 - 11:30
The role of the midwife in a uterus transplantation program
Yasmine Van Den Branden, Belgium
11:30 - 11:45
11:45 - 12:15
Fertility and parenthood in transgender people
Justine Defreyne, Belgium
12:15 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch break
Session 3
Valerie Blanchet De Mouzon, France
13:30 - 14:00
The genetics of screening for BRCA
Liesbeth Wildero-Van Wouwe, Belgium
14:00 - 14:15
14:15 - 14:45
Fertility-related discussions between nurses and adolescent cancer patients
Wendy Norton, United Kingdom
14:45 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
Session 4
15:30 - 16:00
Sperm donation for single women  in the United Kingdom
Helen J. Kendrew, United Kingdom
16:00 - 16:15
16:15 - 16:45
Outcomes of retrospective donor legislation introduced in Victoria, Australia in 2017
Karin Hammarberg, Australia
16:45 - 17:00