Course description

Course type


Course description

Participants in this Campus course will receive a comprehensive update on the clinical and laboratory aspects of intrauterine insemination anno 2017. The history of IUI will be the topic of Egbert te Veldeā€™s lecture, followed by an overview of IUI registration worldwide. B J Cohlen will describe the WHO/ESHRE guidelines on IUI, which will be followed by an interactive discussion and recommendations for future research. The course will also aim to provide evidence-based information for daily practice, with a special session on how to run an IUI programme and an interactive session with case presentation and discussions. Experts in the field will give up-to-date lectures on prognostic factors influencing IUI outcome, with special attention to lifestyle factors, genetic influences, infections and semen quality. The cost-effectiveness of IUI in the global ART scene will also be discussed. Special attention will be given to perinatal outcome after IUI and the prevention of multiple pregnancies.

Course objectives

  • to review clinical, laboratory and economic aspects of IUI
  • to present evidence-based guidelines for daily practice
  • to ensure prevention of complications in an IUI programme

Target audience

Clinicians, embryologists, lab technicians, paramedical staff, counsellors working in the field of human reproduction; health care providers.

Educational needs and expected outcomes

Up-to-date lectures followed by round table discussions, an interactive session with case presentations and case discussions, facts and visions on the future of IUI. The participants will receive a very comprehensive update of all different aspects associated with IUI treatment.

Innovative aspects

The lecture 'Art and science' will provide a surprising outlook on infertility.

Educational methods

  • Lectures
  • Discussions
  • Case presentations
  • Case 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.