ESHRE journal club

Save the date of the next journal club: 24 - 25 February 2023

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Previous editions

26 - 27-28 January 2023

Sperm count is increased by diet-induced weight loss and maintained by exercise or GLP-1 analogue treatment: a randomized controlled trial
E Andersen et al
DOI: 10.1093/humrep/deac096


25 - 16-17 December 2022

Anti-Müllerian hormone-mediated preantral follicle atresia is a key determinant of antral follicle count in mice
Y Zhou et al


24 - 25-26 November 2022

Association of PCOS with offspring morbidity: a longitudinal cohort study
Shu Qin Wei et al


23 - 29-30 October 2022

How slow is too slow? A comprehensive portrait of Day 7 blastocysts and their clinical value standardized through artificial intelligence
Danila Cimadomo et al

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproduction: Better late than never: the clinical value of Day 7 blastocysts


Live JC (2022 Annual Meeting) - Wednesday, July 6st, 08:30 - 10:00 CEST 

Genetic incompatibility of the reproductive partners: an evolutionary perspective on infertility
Jukka Kekäläinen et al

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproduction: failed fertilization: is genetic incompatibility the elephant in the room?  


22 - 27-28 May 2022

Sperm selection with hyaluronic acid improved live birth outcomes among older couples and was connected to sperm DNA quality, potentially affecting all treatment outcomes
Robert West et al.

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproductionare sperm selection techniques a panacea? Indications for the use of physiological intracytoplasmic sperm injection (PICSI) in medically assisted reproduction


21 - 29-30 April 2022

Trophectoderm differentiation to invasive syncytiotrophoblast is promoted by endometrial epithelial cells during human embryo implantation
Peter T. Ruane et al.

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproductionrenewing the old: novel stem cell research for unsolved ART problems


20 - 25-26 March 2022

Delayed diagnosis of endometriosis disadvantages women in ART: a retrospective population linked data study
K.M. Moss et al.

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproductiondiagnosing endometriosis loosens the Gordian knot of infertility treatment


19 - 25-26 February 2022

Predictive models of pregnancy based on data from a preconception cohort study
Jennifer J Yland et al.

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproductionon the road to preconception and personalized counselling with machine learning models


18 - 28-29 January 2022

Optimisation of the timing of fertilisation assessment for oocytes cultured in standard incubation: lessons learnt from time-lapse imaging of 78 348 embryos
A Barrie et al.

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproductionseeing is believing! How time lapse imaging can improve IVF practice and take it to the future clinic


17 - 17-18 December 2021

Non-invasive, label-free optical analysis to detect aneuploidy within the inner cell mass of the preimplantation embryo
Tiffany C Y Tan et al.

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproductionnon-invasive aneuploidy testing as an example of interdisciplinary innovation in ART


16 - 27-27 November 2021

Assessing couples’ preferences for fresh or frozen embryo transfer: a discrete choice experiment
B. Abdulrahim et al.

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human ReproductionDiscrete choice experiments and patient decision-making in ART


15 - 29-30 October 2021

What is the threshold of mature oocytes to obtain at least one healthy transferable cleavage-stage embryo after preimplantation genetic testing for fragile X syndrome?
C. Sonigo et al.

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human ReproductionCatch 22—is PGT a number game? Efficacy of PGT and the importance of counselling


14 - 24-25 September 2021

How common is add-on use and how do patients decide whether to use them? A national survey of IVF patients
S. Lensen et al
Human Reproduction

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproduction: trick or treatment—evidence based use of add-ons in ART and patient perspectives


Live JC (2021 Annual Meeting) - Thursday, July 1st, 10:00 - 11:30 CEST 

Male age interferes with embryo growth in IVF treatment
Jolien Van Opstal et al
Human Reproduction

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproduction: #ESHREjc live edition report: ‘the forgotten Y’—advanced paternal age from a global health perspective


13 - 28-29 May 2021

Do we trust scientific evidence? A multicentre retrospective analysis of first IVF/ICSI cycles before and after the OPTIMIST trial
E Papaleo, A Revelli, M Costa, M Bertoli, S Zaffagnini, F Tomei, M Manno, A Rebecchi, R Villanacci, V S Vanni

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproduction: ovarian stimulation practice after the OPTIMIST trial and evidence-based medicine


12 - 30 April - 1 May 2021

Live births following fertility preservation using in-vitro maturation of ovarian tissue oocytes
Ingrid Segers, Erlisa Bardhi, Ileana Mateizel, Ellen Van Moer, Rik Schots, Greta Verheyen, Herman Tournaye, Michel De Vos

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human ReproductionIs OTO-IVM the future fertility preservation alternative for urgent cancer patients?


11 - 26-27 March 2021

The effect of denudation and injection timing in the reproductive outcomes of ICSI cycles: new insights into the risk of in vitro oocyte ageing
M Carvalho, F Leal, S Mota, A Aguiar, S Sousa, J Nunes, C Calhaz-Jorge

Expanding the time interval between ovulation triggering and oocyte injection: does it affect the embryological and clinical outcome?
L T M Vandenberghe, S Santos-Ribeiro, N De Munck, B Desmet, W Meul, A De Vos, H Van de Velde, A Racca, H Tournaye, G Verheyen

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproduction: Is a longer time interval between oocyte retrieval and ICSI a blessing in disguise?


10 - 26-27 February 2021

Semen impairment and occurrence of SARS-CoV-2 virus in semen after recovery from COVID-19
M Gacci, M Coppi, E Baldi, A Sebastianelli, C Zaccaro, S Morselli, A Pecoraro, A Manera, R Nicoletti, A Liaci

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproduction: Does SARS-CoV-2 affect male fertility?


9 - 29-30 January 2021

Exposure of human fallopian tube epithelium to elevated testosterone results in alteration of cilia gene expression and beating
Tia Jackson-Bey, José Colina, Brett C Isenberg, Jonathan Coppeta, Margrit Urbanek, J Julie Kim, Teresa K Woodruff, Joanna E Burdette, Angela Russo

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human ReproductionAre fallopian tubes the unsung hero of reproduction?


8 - 11-12 December 2020

ESHRE guideline on female fertility preservation


7 - 27-28 November 2020

Advanced paternal age is associated with an increased risk of spontaneous miscarriage: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Nadia A du Fossé, Marie-Louise P van der Hoorn, Jan M M van Lith, Saskia le Cessie, Eileen E L O Lashley


6- 30 to 31 October 2020

Melatonin protects the mouse testis against heat-induced damage
Pengfei Zhang, Yi Zheng, Yinghua Lv, Fuyuan Li, Lihong Su, Yuwei Qin, Wenxian Zeng


5- 25 to 26 September 2020

Delay in IVF treatment up to 180 days does not affect pregnancy outcomes in women with diminished ovarian reserve
Phillip A Romanski, Pietro Bortoletto, Zev Rosenwaks, Glenn L Schattman


Live JC (2020 Annual Meeting) - 5 July 2020, 16:30-18:00 CET 

First PGT-A using human in vivo blastocysts recovered by uterine lavage: comparison with matched IVF embryo controls.
Santiago Munné et al.
Human Reproduction,


4- 29 to 30 May 2020

Endometrial scratching prior to IVF; does it help and for whom? A systematic review and meta-analysis
N E van Hoogenhuijze, J C Kasius, F J M Broekmans, J Bosteels, H L Torrance


3– 24 to 25 April 2020

Chromosomal Mosaicism in Human Blastocysts: The Ultimate Diagnostic Dilemma
Mina Popovic, Lien Dhaenens, Annekatrien Boel, Björn Menten, Björn Heindryckx
Human Reproduction Update,


2- 27 to 29 March 2020

E Andreas et al, The effect of maternal high-fat/high-sugar diet on offspring oocytes and early embryo development, Molecular Human Reproduction, Volume 25, Issue 11, November 2019, Pages 717–728


1 - 28 February to 1 March 2020

Amber L Kennedy et al, The incidence of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy following sperm donation in IVF: an Australian state-wide retrospective cohort study
Human Reproduction, Volume 34, Issue 12, December 2019, Pages 2541–2548,