Virtual Healthcare in the fertility setting: the new standard of care?

Precongress Course 7


SIG Nursing and Midwifery   ESHRE Special Interest Group Nursing and Midwifery


Course coordinators

Louise Dias (Belgium), Hilde Cotton (Norway), Alexandra Benoit (France), Karen Kirchheiner Jensen (Denmark), Marie Trysen Tronier (Denmark), Sarah Bailey (United Kingdom)


Course type

Advanced


Course description

Even before the COVID 19 pandemic, virtual health was gaining attractiveness. It is now an acceptable standard of care in both the public and private reproductive care setting. Virtual health benefits include increased access to care, lower healthcare costs, a patient-centered model, and the potential to move fertility care towards a more equitable and sustainable model. In the beginning, most fertility providers had to learn-by-doing out of necessity. Now, researchers have begun empirically studying its use and implementation. This course aims to present the current literature and newest trends, borrowing lessons learned during the pandemic, while serving as a virtual health how-to guide.

 

Target audience

All professions (physicians, nurses, midwives, andrologists, counselors, practice administrators, health secretaries, embryologists)

 

Needs assessment and expected outcomes

Virtual health is a rapidly growing type of healthcare. Research on the use and implementation is just beginning. Many fertility providers practicing today did not learn virtual health skills while completing their education and there are few settings where the skills and knowledge can be obtained. This is a unique course.

This course aims to present the current literature and newest trends, borrowing lessons learned during the pandemic, while serving as a virtual health how-to guide for all professions within reproductive medicine. The course also explores new models of diagnosing and treatment monitoring for the novel virtual setting.


Innovative aspects of the course

The subject of the course is timely, current, and novel for ESHRE. It is also designed as a how-to-guide with a focus on skills and implementation, rather than a presentation of research. Speakers include practitioners who share how they use virtual health on a daily basis.

 

Programme



Sunday 07 July 2024

Chairs
Chair invited, but not yet confirmed
Chair invited, but not yet confirmed
09:00 - 09:30
Virtual healthcare in a public IVF clinic
Speaker to be announced
09:30 - 09:45
Discussion
09:45 - 10:15
The virtual private IVF clinic
Sarah Lyndon, Ireland
10:15 - 10:30
Discussion
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
Chair invited, but not yet confirmed
Chair invited, but not yet confirmed
11:00 - 11:30
Telenursing and nurse-patient communication within fertility
Speaker invited, but not confirmed
11:30 - 11:45
Discussion
11:45 - 12:15
Novel at-home sperm analysis kits: can we expect a new standard of care soon?
Jackson Kirkman-Brown, United Kingdom
12:15 - 12:30
Discussion
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch break
Louise Dias, Belgium
Chair to be announced
13:30 - 14:00
Exploring self-operated telemonitoring of ovarian stimulation
Julie Neyskens, Belgium
14:00 - 14:15
Discussion
14:15 - 14:45
Rethinking IVF cycle monitoring
Wenjing Zheng, Germany
14:45 - 15:00
Discussion
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
Chair to be announced
Louise Dias, Belgium
15:30 - 16:00
eHealth literacy and implication
Helle Terkildsen Maindal, Denmark
16:00 - 16:15
Discussion
16:15 - 16:45
Digital patient tools in fertility treatment
Isla Robertson, United Kingdom
16:45 - 17:00
Discussion