Course description

Course type


Course description

The number of children born through ARTs has grown rapidly in recent decades. ARTs raise several questions about the well-being of ART-conceived children and patients who underwent ART procedures.
ARTs are changing both how and within which family context children are conceived and parents are created. This event aims to present a panorama of longitudinal studies drawn from social sciences to evaluate (1) outcomes after initiating ART procedures and (2) the impact on children born through ART in a variety of family compositions.


Target audience

All healthcare professionals in reproductive medicine, social scientists, legal experts, policy makers who want to enhance and update their knowledge on the sociocultural aspects of ART patients and children


Educational needs and expected educational outcomes

This workshop will present and discuss results from longitudinal studies (several years and decades) on patients who had undergone ART treatments and on children conceived through ART in different European countries to explore the impact of ART on their life course, psychological and physical well-being.


Innovative aspects of the course

This workshop is the opportunity to bring together, for the first time, researchers who conducted longitudinal studies on sociological and psychological impact of ART in individuals, couples and children from different European countries and an update on this aspect in the light of social, legal and medical changes.


Educational methods

  • Case presentations


The official language of the course is English.