Course description

Course type


Course description

In this celebration in the field we will look back to the early days and current status of PGD and PGS. We will also honour those who have contributed to the PGD/PGS Consortium and the Steering Committee invited past members and Chairs, as well as those who made a significant contribution to where PGD is today. Some of the presentations will be divided in two: an overview of the past and an update on current status and future perspectives on novel technology, which should be attractive to young and new participants. The speakers will interact and engage in discussion with the audience.

Course objectives

  • To honour previous Consortium members
  • To provide a state-of-the-art update on the major aspects of PGD/PDS (genetic and reproductive counseling, biopsy and genetic testing methods)
  • To review other considerations such as ethics, follow-up, HLA matching outcome

Target audience

Practitioners involved in PGD and IVF

Educational needs and expected outcomes

New protocols such as vitrification and trophectoderm biopsy were introduced in ART practice. For the genetic analysis we are now on the brink of a new era, with genome-wide assays replacing classical FISH and PCR. A Campus event presenting changes in practices and technology in the field of PGD will be welcome.

Innovative aspects

This celebration campus event will present work over two decades as well as future perspectives.

Educational methods

  • Lectures
  • Discussions


The official language of the course is English. 

Certificate of attendance

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.