Friday, June 22, 2018

IVF experts from 10 countries to convene in Yekaterinburg

A group of top experts from across 10 countries will gather in Yekaterinburg next month to discuss in-vitro fertilization (IVF).

Scientists and physicians from Germany, Sweden, Japan, Canada, Israel, Turkey, South Africa, Spain, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Russia will discuss IVF treatments and technologies at length from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1 at the Yekaterinburg Family Medicine Center, ITAR-TASS reports.

The panel of experts will present breakthrough achievements and new challenges in the areas of experimental and clinical embryology and will hold discussions on pregnancy, childbirth, children's health as affected by IVF treatments, technological and information solutions in assisted reproductive technologies, as well as issues related to IVF in terms of government regulation.

In 2013, specialists in Yekaterinburg hosted a similar international conference, gathering more than 250 IVF experts from across the U.S., Australia, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, Israel and CIS countries, according to ITAR-TASS.

In 1990, approximately 20,000 children worldwide were conceived using IVF treatments. As of 2010, an average of four million children are conceived using IVF technology each year. IVF treatments are most popular in Israel, where approximately 3,400 IVF procedures are performed annually among a population of one million.