Prof. Mag. Dr. Thomas Ebner, from the Kepler University Klinikum Linz, President of the local organizing committee comments on the scientific programme: ”ESHRE will now be in Vienna for a second time and once again its responsible bodies have put together a series of outstanding invited scientific sessions covering much cutting-edge research, such as gene editing, tissue engineering and stem cell therapy to name but a few. Sixteen carefully selected Precongress Courses, as well as Industry sponsored symposia, will further complete a scientific event that is now without equal. Being the first Austrian Board Member of ESHRE it is a special honour for me to welcome the 35th Annual Meeting of ESHRE in Vienna.”
Three specific events make the Vienna congress a very special one:
The income of the ESHRE charity run, which takes place at the Wiener Prater, will support Fertility Europe, a patient organization fighting against infertility.
The ESHRE Young Ambassadors – five participants younger than 35 years communicate about the meeting on Twitter – they receive visibility as officially selected by ESHRE and in exchange they produce some content about the meeting on social media.
The Ethics Consultant Session – Participants who have come across an ethical/ moral question in their practice can submit a case ahead of the meeting. There will be a selection and those cases which have been selected will be discussed with bioethics experts of ESHRE during a dedicated session in the ESHRE Village. This type of session takes place for the first time during the Vienna Congress.