Patient Session – ESHRE CONGRESS Munich 2014
Tuesday, 1st July 2014
TOPIC: Social infertility (e.g. gamete freezing for social reasons; delayed pregnancy; age factor)
Organised by Fertility Europe
SESSION CO-ORDINATORS/MODERATORS: Clare Lewis-Jones MBE (United Kingdom),
Alina Beatris David (Romania) and Denisa Priadková (Slovakia)
SESSION DESCRIPTION: It is our aim to present evidence of what is and is not happening across Europe in terms of social infertility, i.e. egg, sperm and embryo freezing for social purposes, delayed pregnancy and the age factor. The topic will be covered from a medical professional’s, psychologist’s and patient’s perspective, emphasizing on the motivation and consequences for social freezing, the trend to socializing the infertility and the expectations.
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. Rita Vassena DVM, PhD Scientific Director Clinic EUGIN, Spain
Title of presentation: “Social egg freezing- the clinician point of view: information, indications and expectations”
2. Dr. Vanya Savova – Clinical Psychologist in “Nadezhda” Reproductive Clinic, Bulgaria
Title of presentation: “The Conflict between Psychology and Medicine – Social Freezing Motivation and Consequences”
3. Mrs. Hana Konecna – Founder of ADAM Association for male infertility, Psychologist and patient, Czech Republic
Title of presentation: “Social freezing, unlimited access and open identity – a Rainmaker?”
4. Mr. Fernando Oliveira – Founder of APFertilidade Association, University Professor and patient, Portugal
Title of presentation: “Medicalizing and socializing infertility in the 21st century”