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ANNUAL MEETING

ESHRE 2024 Abstract submissions

The opportunity to present your work at an international conference is a key part of research. And what better conference to do this at than the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology’s (ESHRE) annual meeting, ESHRE 2024.

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EXCHANGE

Highlights of the global and sociocultural aspects of infertility SIG session during the IFFS 2023 conference

The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) is steadfast in its commitment to advancing knowledge, fostering research, and promoting best practices in the field of reproductive medicine and embryology. In alignment with our objectives and in collaboration with global peers, a curated session with ESHRE’s special interest group Global and Sociocultural Aspects of Infertility, at the esteemed 2023 World Congress of the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS) that was held in Athens, Greece, from 10 to 13 September 2023.

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COPENHAGEN ANNUAL MEETING

New ESHRE recommendations on recurrent implantation failure (RIF)

The first ESHRE good practice recommendations for RIF have now been published. Professor Nick Macklon, chair of ESHRE’s working group on RIF, outlines the challenges in defining and managing this elusive condition for which there are many treatments.

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Poor responders in IVF – what can be done?

Yakoub Khalaf, professor of reproductive medicine and surgery at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital and King's College London, looks at the evidence for treatment protocols and add-on approaches. Managing the expectations of patients is also key, he says.

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EUROPEAN MAR REGISTRY

Progress on the EuMAR project presented at recent stakeholder event

The European monitoring of Medically Assisted Reproduction (EuMAR) project, which aims to establish a European cycle-by-cycle registry of MAR treatments, has concluded its first year. More than 80 stakeholders recently came together in Brussels to discuss the progress made so far, challenges encountered and next steps.

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MAR GOVERNANCE

Changing framework for infectious disease screening rules in MAR – ESHRE collaborates with the ECDC

The responsibility for setting rules on infectious disease screening in MAR will most likely move to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) following the current revision of the EU legislation on Substances of Human Origin. To support this process, the ECDC has established a new network and invited ESHRE to participate in its first in-person meeting last week.

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The factors that could boost citation count for published research

Some studies are cited more widely than others – and others are never quoted. Human Reproduction editor-in-chief Professor Nils Lambalk shares his insights into how to get your research noticed.

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Extend the 14-day rule on embryo research, say experts

The limit on how long scientists can culture embryos is decades old, but new recommendations suggest this should be extended

Progress Educational Trust annual conference: How Much Change Do We Want? Updating Fertility, Embryo and Surrogacy Law

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The impact of gamete donation and surrogacy on children’s psychological wellbeing

Does a biological connection matter? Professor Susan Golombok from the University of Cambridge discusses findings from the first study into the long-term effect of ART on family relationships.

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Egg freezing and how to improve outcomes

Vitrification has been a game-changer in fertility preservation. However, there is still room for improvement with oocyte freezing. Professor Maria José De los Santos Molina, from IVIRMA Valencia, outlines methods to increase the survival rate including altering the lab environment.

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