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Costa Rica 2016

2016 IFFS Costa Rica Workshop


ART Programs, Preterm Birth and Maternal Health Workshop

Crowne Plaza Corobici Hotel, San Jose, Costa Rica


09-10 December 2016





Featured Speakers


Richard Kennedy – International Federation of Fertility Societies

Rachel Cutting – International Federation of Fertility Societies

Joe Leigh Simpson – March of Dimes

Jennifer HowseMarch of Dimes

Ernesto CastelazoInternational Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO)

Edgar MocanuInternational Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO)




Friday, 9 December 2016

Opening: Global Challenges in Maternal and Child Health
  • Maternal mortality and morbidity
  • Fertility as a human right
  • Preterm birth

Session 1: General Infertility

  • Basic investigations - current evidence
  • Semen analysis
  • Treatments by Ob/Gyn specialists
  • When to refer for ART?


Session 2: Advanced Assisted Reproduction

  • Stimulation protocols
  • The IVF laboratory
  • OHSS
  • Embryo culture
  • PGT-aneuploidy and eSET


Round Table 1: Laboratory, Next Steps


Saturday, 10 December 2016

Session 3: Preterm Birth Prevention

  • Global incidence and burden of PTB
  • Causes of preterm birth
  • Risk factors and existing interventions
  • Neonatal consequences of very preterm/late preterm (37-39 weeks)
  • Ongoing PTB prevention strategies (Central America and global)


Round Table 2: Clinical, Next Steps


Summary, Q&A


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