BEST OF ASRM & ESHRE
Luca Gianaroli, who was first author of the first randomised study of PGT-A in 1997, tells Focus on Reproduction that the place of blastocyst testing for aneuploidy is still a matter of discussion. A debate on ‘PGT-A for everyone’ with Gianaroli and Richard Paulson will be streamed online at 18.30 on Friday 9 April as part of the Best of ASRM & ESHRE meeting, followed by live discussion.
At a time when European pregnancy rates have plateau’d a well attended Campus meeting in January reviewed new (and old) concepts in the planning and strategies of treatments to improve success rates. The debates continue, some after many years.
A well attended online Campus course staged by the SIG Reproductive Genetics heard that the expansion of sequencing analysis is poised to push forward the development of cost-effective preconception tests able to identify several underlying genetic causes of infertility
Best of ASRM & ESHRE
Filippo Ubaldi, whose group in Rome has completed several studies of dual stimulation in poor responders in the same ovarian cycle and has now extended its routine experience, talks to Focus on Reproduction ahead of a Back-to-Back session at this year’s Best of ASRM & ESHRE meeting. The session will be streamed online at 16.30 on Friday 9 April, followed by live discussion.
A recent statement from ESHRE’s COVID-19 working group, also evident in the vaccines’ product information, notes limited data on vaccination in pregnancy and none before conception with assisted reproduction. Eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination in and before pregnancy so far rests on an individual assessment of risks and benefits.
ESHRE’s COVID-19 working group hosted a session at this year’s Progress Educational Trust annual meeting to reveal striking differences between clinic activity during the first infection wave and the second. A strict protocol of triage and testing can keep fertility centres COVID-free.
The availability of genealogy services today and the non-guarantee of donor anonymity has raised new questions for counsellors in donor conception. A Campus meeting in January explored the priorities, especially for the children born.
A well attended online Campus meeting in December heard that outcome from elective oocyte cryopreservation depends on the number of MII oocytes retrieved, and that varies with age. Older age also brings more neonatal risks for mother and baby.
ERRORS IN ART 2
A well attended Campus meeting in November heard how quality management systems and a willingness to discuss all mishaps and near-misses reduce the risks of errors in the ART clinic.
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