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.
Alessandra Alteri, Junior Deputy of the SIG SQART, describes how she applied for the post and, with so many personal gains in the role, encourages others to submit an application at the next round of elections.
Generation of bimaternal and bipaternal mice overcomes reproductive barriers of genomic imprinting. Cristina Eguizabal and colleagues from the SIG Stem Cells report.
PAIN IN ENDOMETRIOSIS
Andrew Horne, a past co-ordinator of the SIG Endometriosis and Endometrial Disorders, describes endometriosis as a 'vicious roller coaster' of pain with a huge socioeconomic impact.
BARCELONA: ELECTIVE OOCYTE FREEZING
Most of the routes to elective oocyte freezing involve women who are unattached or single. Clinics urged to make patient-centred care for single women a priority.
EXPANDED CARRIER SCREENING
Rita Vassena, scientific director of the Eugin Clinic in Barcelona, welcomes the genetic information which expanded carrier screening can provide but warns that careful counselling is needed to fulfil its opportunities.
Frank Broekmans reports on a main-programme session organised by ESHRE's SIG Reproductive Endocrinology; reproductive medicine a prominent feature of the congress
Richard Anderson, Professor of Clinical Reproductive Science at the MRC Centre for Reproductive Health in Edinburgh, on the emergence of fertility preservation.
The relationship between endometrial thickness and successful embryo transfer remains a matter of controversy. Sofia Makieva describes results from a large registry study which found that, while live birth rates decrease with endometrial thickness, reasonable outcomes were obtained with even lower endometrial thickness measurements.
SIG ETHICS & LAW
SIG Deputy Heidi Mertes on the principal ethical objections to embryo research and why some countries have a more liberal approach than others.