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MEFS Exchange course & Symposium- ESHRE2013

Optimizing IVF outcome

Pre-congress course 15

Middle East Fertility Society exchange course


Course co-cordinator
Mohamed Aboulghar (Egypt)

 

Course description, teaching aims and course description
How to optimize IVF results based on high quality evidence.

 

Course description and characteristics
This is an advanced course in IVF.
Steps to optimize IVF before starting the procedure by identification of the conditions which may negatively affect the results of IVF, it should recognized and treated. The optimum stimulation protocol for IVF will be discussed. Optimizing culture conditions for oocytes and embryos is essential for generating high quality embryos. Optimum culture conditions will be explained. The number of embryos transferred with emphasis on the current and future role of single embryo transfer is essential for a current IVF program. Results of single embryo transfer will be evaluated.
The technique of embryo transfer is critical to the success of IVF. The methodology of embryo transfer, how to choose the embryo transfer catheter in addition to the importance of mock embryo transfer will be discussed.
The prevention of the most serious complication of ovulation induction which is ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome is an important step to ensure safety of IVF.
Implantation is the critical step for improving pregnancy rate, explanation of the unclear aspects of implantation will be discussed and possible future steps to improve implantation rate will be explored.
Vitrification which gained widespread use in cryopreservation of embryos and oocytes became the method of choice for freezing embryos. Details and advantages will be explained.

 

Target audience
Physicians, ART specialists, registrars in Ob/Gyn, Fellows in assisted reproduction, embryologists and biologists

 

CME Credits
This course was granted 6 European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

 

 Program

 

Chairman: Johnny Awwad - Lebanon 

 

09:00 - 09:30 

Identification and management of conditions detrimental to IVF outcome 

13129 

 

Johnny Awwad - Lebanon 

 

09:30 - 09:45 

Discussion 

 

 

 

 

09:45 - 10:15 

Optimizing the stimulation protocol for IVF 

13126 

 

Bart C.J.M. Fauser - The Netherlands 

 

10:15 - 10:30 

Discussion 

 

 

 

 

10:30 - 11:00 

Coffee break 

 

 

 

 

11:00 - 11:30 

Is single embryo transfer going to be the future? 

13124 

 

Siladitya Bhattacharya - United Kingdom 

 

11:30 - 11:45 

Discussion 

 

 

 

 

11:45 - 12:15 

Optimizing culture conditions 

13125 

 

Antonio Capalbo - Italy 

 

12:15 - 12:30 

Discussion 

 

 

 

 

12:30 - 13:30 

Lunch 

 

 

 

 

13:30 - 14:00 

Prevention of OHSS 

13130 

 

Johnny Awwad - Lebanon 

 

14:00 - 14:15 

Discussion 

 

 

 

 

14:15 - 14:45 

Techniques and Technologies for Embryo Transfer: Does it Really Matter 

13128 

 

Johnny Awwad - Lebanon 

 

14:45 - 15:00 

Discussion 

 

 

 

 

15:00 - 15:30 

Coffee break 

 

 

 

 

15:30 - 16:00 

Improving Implantation -The endometrial factor matters!!! 

13127 

 

Carlos Simon Valles - Spain 

 

16:00 - 16:15 

Discussion 

 

 

 

 

16:15 - 16:45 

Optimizing the outcome of cryopreservation 

13123 

 

Safaa Al-Hasani - Germany