Course description

Course type


Course description

This Campus meeting will take a detailed look at the brand new ESHRE Guideline on Ovarian Stimulation for IVF/ICSI. Any question forgotten in its development can now be answered. There are always loose ends to be tied up and this course will provide an opportunity to share knowledge and discuss how we can best perform ovarian stimulation in our patients. We will consider efficacy, patient burden, safety and cost, and review the value of individualisation in the stimulation approach. Much of our attention will be occupied by two ever challenging categories of patients: the poor responder and the hyper responder. So how will we change what we are so used to doing? Have we resolved the debatre over antagonist or agonist in suppressing the LH peak in an era when agonist triggering seems to have solved most of our remaining problems with high responders? Are we still keen on tests of ovarian reserve as routine preparation for an ART cycle? And what about hormonal premedication for scheduling cycles? The guidelines also offer an update on luteal support management, timing of embryo transfer and its relevance to success, and freeze-all embryos as a strategy in embryo transfer.
Leaders in the field and members of the guideline development group will discuss all these questions and recommendations in trying to reach an agreement - at least for the moment. Guidelines need to expose any remaining gaps in our knowledge, not least to highlight the studies we need to progress.

Course objectives

After attending this course, participants will understand:

  • the range of factors in ovarian stimulation, how basic ovarian physiology is related to the objective of effective, safe and cost-efficient ART
  • how to personalise treatments and counsel patients with predicted poor and excessive ovarian response from ovarian stimulation and throughout the luteal phase

Target audience

Reproductive medicine specialists and those in training, reproductive endocrinologists, gynecologists, and scientists working in ART

Educational needs and expected outcomes

This course aims to provide a detailed look at the new ESHRE guideline on ovarian stimulation for IVF/ICSI, with a review of the main recommendations.


Educational methods

  • Lectures
  • Discussions


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.