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Congenital Uterine Anomalies and Reproductive Outcome

European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology

20 November 2009 - 21 December 2008

A course for clinicians working in gynaecology, reproductive surgery and assisted reproduction who are interested in the management of women with uterine anomalies trying to conceive.

Live birth remains the major goal for both patients and fertility clinicians, and the role played by the normally functioning uterus is central to the success of human assisted reproduction. This course will provide an opportunity to discuss and better understand the mechanisms linking uterine anomalies and reproductive outcomes, and will cover different practical aspects of the management of congenital and acquired uterine anomalies in women trying to conceive. Controversies surrounding diagnostic and therapeutic approaches will be addressed, as will the post-conception stage, with an emphasis on obstetric outcomes and the benefit of an appropriate early referral to our obstetrician colleagues.

Those attending this course should subsequently be able to:

  • understand the importance of endometrial function for establishment and continuation of pregnancy;

  • classify uterine anomalies;

  • appreciate the benefits and limitations of different tests for the diagnosis of uterine anomalies;

  • counsel patients about the impact of uterine anomalies on fertility potential and IVF outcome;

  • understand and recommend the role of surgery for the management of congenital uterine anomalies in women seeking conception;

  • counsel patients on obstetric outcome and instigate appropriate referrals to obstetricians.

Attendance fees range from €70 to €200. To register use this online form (after first registering with the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology), or alternatively complete this form (.pdf 59.7KB) and post it to 'European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology Central Office, 60 Meerstraat, Grimbergen 1852, Belgium', or contact the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology at or on +32 (0)2 269 09 69.

Further details of this event are available on the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology website.