Evidence-based practice in the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) laboratory Course 2018
Evidence-based practice in the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) laboratory Course is organized by European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and will be held during May 17 - 19, 2018 at Athens, Attica, Greece. The target audience for this medical event is Embryologists, clinicians, andrologists, and scientists working in reproductive medicine.
Conference Description :
Some techniques and methods widely applied in IVF laboratories do not meet the criteria of evidence-based medicine. This course offers a critical assessment of the most common and significant practices which do not meet the criteria of evidence-based medicine or remain controversial.
The IVF laboratory is where novel and less novel technologies and methodologies are not always applied with an appropriate validation of efficacy, efficiency, safety or quality. Equipment, culture media, manipulation techniques and screening methods ahave been developed and introduced, but not always on the basis of a sound scientific rationale for human IVF.
The introduction of these novel techniques may also occur in the absence of animal testing as proof of safety or pilot clinical studies to indicate the beneficial implications of treatment. The course will review and critically assess those most widespread and significant introductions to the IVF laboratory, whose application does not conform entirely with the criteria of evidence-based medicine and remains controversial.
Conference Objectives are :
• To appreciate the value of evidence-based medicine in human IVF
• To review and critically assess the most notable examples of technologies and methodologies used in the IVF laboratory where proof of efficacy, efficiency, safety or quality is lacking or insufficient.
• To improve performance in the IVF laboratory
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.