Course description

Course type

Advanced

Course description

This ESHRE Campus course will focus on the potential use of gene editing techniques in reproductive medicine. As the clinical application of these experimental technologies is fast approaching, there is an urgent need to discuss their current and future status, with scientific evidence of feasibility, efficiency and applicability in humans. What are the benefits and concerns associated of gene editing? Have enough safety studies been performed? Is there a societal foundation to support these techniques? An understanding of these highly experimental procedures is critical, particularly in specific treatment indications. This Campus course will provide a forum for experts to discuss these questions as they apply to the field of reproduction. As such it will also serve as a good foundation for researchers throughout Europe to establish new collaborations, bringing together scientists, embryologists, geneticists, early developmental biologists and clinicians.


Course objectives

  • To discuss the potential use of gene editing techniques in reproductive medicine
  • To discuss clinical trials of these techniques
  • To discuss the technical and ethical limitations of gene editing


Target audience

Clinical and laboratory scientists, stem cell researchers, reproductive geneticists, embryologists, ART clinicians.
 

Educational needs and expected outcomes

This ESHRE Campus will focus on the potential use of gene editing techniques in reproductive medicine. With clinical application fast approaching, there is an urgent need to discuss their current status in term of feasibility, efficiency and applicability in humans. An understanding of these highly experimental procedures is critical, particularly in specific treatment indications.

Innovative aspects

This Campus course will provide a forum for experts to discuss the applicability of gene editing to reproductive medicine. As such, the course will also serve as a foundation for researchers throughout Europe to establish new collaborations, bringing together a very diverse group of researches such as scientists, embryologists, geneticists, early developmental biologists and clinicians.

Educational methods

  • Lectures
  • Discussion

Language

The official language of the course is English. 

Certificate of attendance

Participants can obtain a certificate of attendance after completing the workshop evaluation on the App. After the course, ESHRE will send an e-mail with the link and more information.