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TOPICS - ISIVF 2019. 20th World Congress on in Vitro Fertilization. October 2019. Barcelona, Spain

Tentative Main Topics

Listed below the tentative main topics of the Congress. Further information about scientific sessions, dates will be published in short.

Keynote speakers will be invited to provide their view for each of our strategic topics. Anyway the organizing committee cordially invites you to submit an abstract in which researchers have the opportunity to present recent results.

Basic science

  • Gametes from pluripotent stem cells
  • Genome editing

Infertility (relevance of comorbidity for IVF outcomes)

  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • PCOS
  • Infertility surgery

Use of donor gametes

  • Expanded carrier screening of gametes for donation
  • Ethics of carrier screening

Ovarian stimulation for IVF

  • Mild stimulation
  • Personalised stimulation

Embryo cryopreservation

  • Freeze all strategies for all embryos
  • Is vitrification the best cryopreservation strategy for embryos at all stages of development
  • Endometrial preparation for frozen embryo transfer


Embryo quality assessment 

  • Time lapse monitoring
  • Role of mitochondria in embryo development


  • Debate pro and con: PGT-A
  • PGT for late onset disease

IVF technical

  • Embryo transfer technology
  • Relevance of uterine contractions and interventions

Endometrial receptivity / implantation

  • Repeated implantation failure
  • Is ovarian stimulation affecting endometrial receptivity

Fertility preservation

  • Male
  • Female

IVF; society and global

  • National/international registries
  • WHO perspectives on global IVF

How to define a successful IVF program (clinic)

  • Children safety
  • Should cumulative life birth per started treatment be used as the preferred outcome

How to define a successful IVF program (lab)

  • Quality certification IVF labs
  • Optimization of the IVF lab
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