The IVF laboratory is where novel and less novel technologies and methodologies are not always applied with an appropriate validation of efficacy, efficiency, safety or quality. Equipment, culture media, manipulation techniques and screening methods ahave been developed and introduced, but not always on the basis of a sound scientific rationale for human IVF. The introduction of these novel techniques may also occur in the absence of animal testing as proof of safety or pilot clinical studies to indicate the beneficial implications of treatment. The course will review and critically assess those most widespread and significant introductions to the IVF laboratory, whose application does not conform entirely with the criteria of evidence-based medicine and remains controversial.
Embryologists, clinicians, andrologists, and scientists working in reproductive medicine
At the conclusion of this course participants should be able to:
Evidence-based medicine is increasingly important in human ART. Although clinical questions have been raised in many courses and symposia, implications for embryology have not been specifically addressed in an educational event.
The official language of the course is English.
Participants can only obtain a certificate of attendance after completing the online evaluation. After the course, ESHRE will send an e-mail with the link and more information.