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ANNUAL MEETING 2019

Near-peak abstract submissions for Vienna

ESHRE 2019 promises another feast of science with 1854 abstract submissions, a hot invited programme now in place, and 16 precongress courses.

EVIDENCE IN REPRODUCTION

The significance of randomised trials

A recent study has found that most trials and meta-analyses in reproductive medicine are insufficiently powered to produce a meaningful indication of live birth rate. Is the base of evidence-based medicine robust enough?

RESEARCH GRANT 2018

Winning proposals for the 2018 ESHRE research awards

With formalities now completed, ESHRE can report that a submission on actin-dependent chromosome cohesion in oocytes took the €50,000 award, while a far-reaching project on the effects of obesity on embryo metabolism - and the potential for correction in culture media - was selected for the €150,000 award.

CAMPUS SIG ANDROLOGY

Human papilloma virus and its link with male infertility

HPV infection is common and long lasting, especially in men, and it may provide one explanation for some of what has so far been classified as 'unexplained' infertility.

ELECTIVE FET

The number of freeze-all cycles in IVF continues to increase 'dramatically'

As another meta-analysis finds only limited outcome benefit from frozen embryo transfers, US data indicate that 25% of all cycles in 2016 were freeze-all.

CAMPUS PSYCHOLOGY & COUNSELLING

Discussion, counselling and psychological support all necessary for treating sexual dysfunction in fertility care

Sexual dysfunction is a common cause and consequence of infertility. Study results are patchy, but sexual problems may respond to discussion, cognitive behavioural therapy and medication.

CAMPUS SIG ANDROLOGY

The fetal and preconceptional origins of male infertility and general health

Professor Chris Barratt, former editor of Molecular Human Reproduction and a former co-ordinator of the SIG Andrology, talks to Focus on Reproduction about preconceptional and in utero factors in the determination of male infertility and future general health.

CHAIRMAN'S UPDATE

More responsive and more effective

ESHRE Chairman Roy Farquharson describes the outcome of a two-year strategic review which aims to enhance member support in five key areas of ESHRE activity.

CAMPUS PSYCHOLOGY & COUNSELLING

The neglected impact of sexuality on infertility and its treatment

Sexual disorders may be a cause and consequence of infertility, but evidence of their impact remains sketchy, and strategies to deal with them hindered by inconsistency and misinformation.

CAMPUS SIG ANDROLOGY

Poor sperm quality: its origins and consequences for reproductive health

There is strong evidence of a fetal and even preconceptional origin to male reproductive and general health. A Campus meeting in March reviewed the evidence and underlined the importance of male infertility as a marker of future health.