Improving ART: mastering clinical efficiency and patient-centred care

Precongress Course 12

SIG Safety and Quality in ART Special Interest Group Safety Quality in ART

Course co-ordinators

Zdravka Veleva (Finland)

Course type



Course description

Although ART methods are widely used, success rates are not high and the majority of treatments are unsuccessful. This course will present a comprehensive view into optimizing clinical and laboratory procedures using classical and modern medical techniques. Team management and uses of nationwide database data will be presented in a pragmatic manner as some of the essential tools behing any successful ART programme. The course will also cover patient expectation and needs, together with a critical appraising of communication skills and delivering bad news. Finally, we will explore current issues in a round table featuring a panel of experts.


Target audience

Reproductive endocrinologists, embryologists, quality/laboratory/clinic managers, residents


Educational needs and expected outcomes

This course fills the need for a comprehensive course featuring a crossover of laboratory, clinical, managerial and psychological topics in a modern layout.

Attendees will better understand current clinical and laboratory work optimization options, both using traditional methods and use of cutting-edge techniques. Special emphasis will be given on how to optimize team work, look for errors and analyse complications, why to perform a review and what to learn from annual data review. Finally, there will be in-depth presentation of patient needs and communication content.


Sunday 07 July 2024

09:00 - 09:30
Optimising clinical work – practical aspects
Arianna D'Angelo, United Kingdom
09:30 - 09:45
09:45 - 10:15
Optimising clinical work – help from software
Samuel Dos Santos-Ribeiro, Portugal
10:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 - 11:30
Optimising lab work
Alessandra Alteri, Italy
11:30 - 11:45
11:45 - 12:15
Art in ART: how to optimise the team?
Neelke De Munck, Belgium
12:15 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch break
13:30 - 14:00
What do patients expect from ART?
Zdravka Veleva, Finland
14:00 - 14:15
14:15 - 14:45
Optimising sharing bad news with patients
Sofia Gameiro, United Kingdom
14:45 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
15:30 - 16:00
Using national ART surveillance to improve clinical care
Dmitry Kissin, U.S.A.
16:00 - 16:15
16:15 - 16:45
Panel discussion with a patient (all speakers)
Klaudija Kordic, Croatia
16:45 - 17:00