Introduction to the course

Dear colleagues,

Reproductive medicine is "choice driven medicine". It allows professionals to use different therapies for the same condition. Not only infertility specialists but also patients follow treatment evolutions and novelties from literature on the Internet and often interpret them insufficiently critical. Besides, patients share their experiences on social network and create their vision of treatment. They expect ART clinics to go along in the fulfilling of their child wish even using methods that have less support in good clinical practice.

The ESHRE campus in Ljubljana will certainly be provocative and try to draw the line where science in ART ends and commercialisation begins. For reproductive medicine it is important to distinguish between experimental, innovative and established treatments in daily practice. Compliance, regulation and transparency are key factors in this, and all will be discussed in Ljubljana.

The programme should therefore attract all stakeholders: practitioners, embryologists, representatives of patient organisations and governmental bodies responsible for the quality in medicine.
We hope you will find the programme attractive and will join us in Ljubljana which is beautifully decorated in this time before the Christmas.

Veljko Vlaisavljević and Borut Kovačič, local organisers of this ESHRE Campus