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ANNUAL MEETING 2019

Highlights from the scientific programme

Thomas Ebner from the local organising committee of this year's Annual Meeting in Vienna previews its programme, noting that the opening keynote lectures are likely to be heard by an audience of more than 4000 delegates.

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.

ESHRE GUIDELINES

A prolific year ahead for ESHRE guidelines and recommendations

Nathalie Vermeulen, Senior Research Specialist with responsibility for ESHRE guidelines, looks forward to exciting times in the year ahead, with three brand new guidelines and several recommendation papers expected.

EMBRYOLOGY CERTIFICATION

The achievements of ten years of ESHRE certification in embryology

From almost 3000 candidates applying for certification in embryology, 1266 have so far been successful. Borut Kovačič, chair of the Certification Committee, looks back over the first decade and forward to new standards in the examination process.

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.

NEONATAL SAFETY

Infertility, not its treatment, the likely cause of birth complications after IVF

Large registry study finds lighter birth weight and higher prematurity rates observed after IVF largely attributable to factors other than treatment.

CHAIRMAN'S UPDATE

ESHRE's provision of education and learning needs a helping hand

In his final blog of 2018 ESHRE Chairman Roy Farquharson looks at ESHRE's stakeholder partners in the development of Campus educational courses and in the spread of quality healthcare in reproduction.

IN PROFILE: ARNE SUNDE

A new editor-in-chief for Human Reproduction Update

Next year the Norwegian embryologist Arne Sunde will take over as editor-in-chief of ESHRE's remarkably successful review journal Human Reproduction Update, whose impact factor reached 11.85 at the last assessment. Sunde's experience with ESHRE reaches back to the very first Executive Committee assembled by Robert Edwards in 1984.

ADJUVANT TREATMENTS

ESHRE adds its name to HFEA statement on add-ons

UK regulator, with the signed support of ESHRE, calls for clear patient information on adjuvant treatment safety and effectiveness.

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

ESHRE extends its reach in collaborations and political representation

As ESHRE adopts a greater 'globalised policy', there are now more congress exchange sessions and more stakeholder representation than ever before.