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VIENNA ANNUAL MEETING

Embryo freezing in the USA

Christos Coutifaris, immediate past president of the ASRM, talks to Focus on Reproduction about the huge uptake of frozen embryo and blastocyst transfer in the USA and the data which support (or not) its widespread use.

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VIENNA ANNUAL MEETING

New recommendations for oocyte pick-up under ultrasound guidance

Consensus has been reached on requirements for safe and standardised oocyte pick-up under ultrasound guidance. Dr Arianna D’Angelo presented the highlights from the most recent recommendations document, which was developed by ESHRE's SIG Safety & Quality in ART.

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.

CRISPR BABIES

Gene edited babies may not reach a venerable old age

The twin girls whose controversial birth in China followed a gene modification experiment to remove susceptibility to HIV infection may have had their life expectancy reduced. Sofia Makieva reports for Focus on Reproduction.

VIENNA ANNUAL MEETING

A healthy mother means a healthy baby

Annual Meeting's opening Human Reproduction keynote lecture makes an unequivocal link between the good and bad of a preconceptional diet and measures of female fertility.

VIENNA ANNUAL MEETING

Safety is the stimulation priority in predicted high responders

New ESHRE guidelines on ovarian stimulation are nearing completion and Ernesto Bosch, medical director of the IVI group and a member of the guidelines' development group, reviews recommendations for patients deemed at risk of an over-response to stimulation.

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.

IMPACT FACTORS

Record highs for the ESHRE journals

Three ESHRE journals maintained their place of influence in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology in the latest round of impact factor announcements.

VIENNA ANNUAL MEETING

Meet the new editor-in-chief of Molecular Human Reproduction

The latest impact factors, announced just days before this Annual Meeting began, reaffirmed the place of the ESHRE journals in the fields of reproductive biology and Obstetrics & Gynecology. Cell biologist Professor Keith Jones, who took over as editor-in-chief of MHR at the start of 2019, considers the impact of the impact factors and reviews plans for the journal.

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.