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Patient Session – ESHRE CONGRESS Istanbul 2012



TOPIC: Quality in various aspects of fertility treatment (quality of medical care, quality of clinics, quality of information, quality of life)

 Organised by Fertility Europe


SESSION CO-ORDINATORS / MODERATORS: Clare Lewis-Jones MBE (United Kingdom), Conrad Engler (Switzerland) and Denisa Priadkova (Slovakia)


SESSION DESCRIPTION: It is our aim to present evidence of what is and is not happening across Europe in terms of quality of fertility treatment aimed to improve all aspects of quality, such as quality of medical care, quality of clinics, quality of information, quality of life. We will include both the perspective of patients and professionals and we will compare quality in Eastern and Western European countries. 

TARGET AUDIENCE: Clinicians, psychologists, biologists, embryologists, counselors, midwives, nurses and other paramedicals working in the field of reproductive medicine, any person involved in health education, patient representatives.



1. Dr. Willianne Nelen – Research coordinator Nijmegen Quality of Reproductive Care Group at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre Member of the buiteling workgroup for reproductive care at Dutch Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Coordinator European guideline program human reproduction and embryology at  ESHRE

Title of presentation: “The role of clinical guidelines in quality of care”


2. Mrs. Alina Beatris David – biologist, Chair of SOS Infertilitatea Association, Romania

Title of presentation: “Quality in MAR perceived by the Eastern European Patient”


3. Mrs. Elin Einarsdottir – board member of Patients’ Organisation Tilvera, Iceland

Title of presentation: Quality of Treatment, when there is only ONE


4. Mr. Peter Thompson Chief Executive of the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority

Title of presentation: “Quality from the Regulator’s perspective”


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