PG12: Endometrium And Embryo Cross-Talk: How To Predict And Achieve Implantation Success

Date:October 12, 2013

Time:8:15 am - 5:00 pm

Location:Room 252 - Boston Convention and Exhibition Center


Antonis Makrigiannakis, M.D., Ph.D. (Chair), University of Crete Medical School

Roy G. Farquharson, M.D., Liverpool Womens Hospital

Sophia N. Kalantaridou, M.D., Ph.D., University of Ioannina Medical School

Iannis E. Messinis, M.D., Ph.D., University of Thessalia


Developed in Cooperation with the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology

ACGME Competency
Medical knowledge

During implantation, the cross-talk between the embryo and the endometrium remains largely unknown. Local and systemic players interact for the achievement of human pregnancy. Impaired implantation is currently considered the most important limiting factor for the establishment of viable pregnancies in assisted reproduction. It is expected that elucidating the molecular background of the process will enable accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of implantation failure and/or miscarriages. The purpose of this live course for embryologists and clinical reproductive medicine specialists is to identify factors that predict implantation success and investigate potential treatment modalities to manage implantation failure and/or miscarriages.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Summarize the physiology and pathophysiology of implantation.
  2. Describe local and systemic factors leading to miscarriages and/or implantation failure.
  3. Discuss the challenges of predicting and achieving implantation success.


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