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New trends in A.R.T.

New trends in A.R.T.

2-3 October 2017

Scientific Organizers

F.M. Ubaldi, L. Rienzi, C. Alviggi


F.M. Ubaldi, L. Rienzi, C. Alviggi, S. Colamaria, R. Maggiulli, D. Cimadomo


Lectures at FERTY SCHOOLGENERA Training Center, Via G. De Notaris 1E

GENERA IVF Centre, Clinica Valle Giulia, Via G. De Notaris 2B


This course is aimed at providing clinicians, embryologist and basic scientists an opportunity to focus and discuss some of the most attractive advances in the field of ART. This course offers an innovative format integrating lectures and clinical cases presentation with a real experience visiting Labs and Operating rooms in the IVF Unit. Interactive “open discussion” moments will be most welcome to give the possibility to exchange views.

Learning objectives:

By attending this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the crucial steps in the correct management of an infertile couple
  • Analyze the organization of an IVF Unit
  • Evaluate the role of the Laboratory technologies to improve embryo evaluation and selection
  • Understand the importance of genetics in IVF and the role of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis in the modern embryology
  • Understand the importance of a personalized controlled ovarian stimulation and the new approaches available
  • Recognize factors that can influence the success in ART

Target audience

Expert gynecologists, embryologist and geneticists in the field of ART.  

Day I

09:30-13:00  Session I

09:30-11:00  Clinical work-up: Overview on clinical state of ART

  • Facts and Myth in ART
  • P4 elevation and Pregnancy outcomes
  • Differencies between r-LH and hCG
  • Agonist vs Antagonist in IVF
  • Efficacy vs efficiency in ART

(F.M. Ubaldi) 

11:00-11:30     Coffee break

11.30-13.00   Laboratory technologies: overview of the modern IVF Lab

Lab technologies needed to maximize success

  • Oocyte assessment
  • Oocyte accummulation

(L. Rienzi)  

13:00-14:00     Lunch

14:00-16:30  Session II

14:00-16:30  Tailoring ovarian stimulation I

  • Improving success by tailoring ovarian stimulation
  • FSH isoforms
  • Choice of the best stimulation protocols in poor responders/Natural cycle IVF
  • POSIDON Subgrouping of POR, treatment approach for different subgroup in POR
  • Novel approaches in POR
  • Dual stimulation

(C. Alviggi)

Day II

09:30-13:00 Session III

09.30-12.00     Tailoring ovarian stimulation II                   

  • Management of normal responders
  • Management of high responders and prevention of OHSS
  • Management of stimulation complication, OHSS risk with PCOS patients
  • Diagnosis and treatment of PCOS patients, value of Small increments of FSH during stimulation, guiding starting dose
  • Oocyte assessment in PCOS

(S. Colamaria)

11.00-11.30     Coffee break

12.00-13.00  Genetics in ART

(D. Cimadomo)

  • Pre-implant genetic diagnosis for aneuploidy testing
  • Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis for monogenic and chromosomal abnormalities
  • Genetic technologies for PGD and PGS 

13:00-14:00  Lunch

14.00-16.00 Parallel sessions

  • Clinical cases (S. Colamaria, D. Cimadomo)
  • Clinic visit (R. Maggiulli) 

16.30  End of the course