MEFS Exchange course & Symposium- ASRM2013
PG05: A Simplified Risk-Free IVF
Without Compromising Outcome
Date: October 12, 2013
8:15 am - 5:00 pm
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Mohamed Aboulghar, M.D. (Chair), Cairo University and the Egyptian
Mina Alikani, Ph.D., H.C.L.D., North Shore University Hospital
Paul Devroey, M.D., Ph.D., University Hospital Brussels
David R. Meldrum, M.D., Reproductive Partners Medical Group, Inc.
Developed in Cooperation with the Middle East Fertility Society
NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND COURSE DESCRIPTION
success of in vitro fertilization (IVF) is affected by patients’
reproductive status, the stimulation protocol and the quality of
gametes and embryos. These parameters can vary greatly among IVF
clinics. It is necessary to optimize the clinical and laboratory
procedures to ensure the highest quality embryos. This live course
for physicians, nurses and laboratory staff of IVF clinics is
designed to highlight the latest medical evidence in assisted
reproductive technology. The course will describe how to simplify
the IVF procedure beginning with stimulation protocols. The faculty
will address minimal monitoring, newer options for triggering
ovulation, assuring safety of IVF by prevention of ovarian
hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) and multiple pregnancy, and
simplifying the laboratory and freezing procedures without reducing
the pregnancy rate.
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
Perform natural- and clomiphene-cycle IVF.
Describe the soft protocols for ovarian stimulation in
Explore newer options for triggering ovulation with
Avoid OHSS in performing IVF.
Discuss the benefits and risks of single-embryo transfer