Course description

Course type


Course description

This one day Campus workshop provides a state-of-the-art update on the clinical, technological and societal aspects of fertility preservation for non-medical indications. The broad scope of this meeting addresses questions ranging from the number of oocytes needed, through optimal stimulation and vitrification protocols, to the personal, medical and socio-economic implications of these emerging practices.


Target audience

Reproductive endocrinologists and nurses, midwives and counsellors


Expected educational outcomes

  1. To assess the need for elective oocyte freezing among women themselves?

  2. How to optimally stimulate, freeze and use oocytes

  3. The ethics of postponing parenthood, both from a clinical and societal point of view

  4. How to best solve the problem of declining birth rates in the developed world

  5. Women's attitudes towards and knowledge of elective oocyte freezing

  6. Cost-effectiveness of elective oocyte freezing 


Educational methods

  • Lectures
  • Discussions

Innovative aspects

ESHRE's first Campus meeting on the freezing of oocytes for anticipated gamete exhaustion -otherwise known as social egg freezing.



The official language of the course is English.