Course Next-Generation Reproductive Medicine

In 2022, we organized our first ESHG Next-Generation Reproductive Medicine course in Maastricht. Encouraged by its success we organized a second edition in 2023. Both editions were held in October, marking this course as the event on reproductive medicine of the month. However, this autumn the Dutch Society of Human Genetics (NVHG) will celebrate its 75th jubilee. We have therefore decided to skip a 2024 edition and to be back stronger than ever in October 2025. 

This advanced course includes three days of lectures, interspersed with interactive elements. Are you interested in future courses? Below you can subscribe to our newsletter. 

About the campus course

Healthcare is increasingly influenced by genomic technologies. These technologies have applications in rare diseases, but also in cancer, infectious diseases and pathology. One area, where the impact of the genomics revolution is particularly clear, is human reproduction. Genomic technologies are changing how we perform reproductive care as we speak. But even greater improvements are on the horizon.

The general goal of this campus course is to illuminate the importance of new technologies for enhancing current reproductive healthcare. Specific aims include:

  • the state-of-the-art technologies for preconception, preimplantation, prenatal and neonatal care;
  • innovative approaches that will be translated into the clinic in the near future;
  • interactive discussions on the responsible implementation of new technologies, including ethical, legal and societal implications (ELSI).
Participants MUMC+ ESHG course 2023
Participants MUMC+ ESHG course 2023
Target audience

This course is intended for specialists involved in reproductive medicine, including clinical geneticists, clinical embryologists, gynecologists, pediatricians (neonatologists), ethicists and social scientists. The design is aimed at (highly) skilled and educated professionals (i.e. master level and higher) and specialists (in training). Attendees should have a general interest in providing a better reproductive care through the development and implementation of new knowledge and innovative technologies.

3 good reasons to attend

After following the course, you will be able to: 

  1. demonstrate what is new about new technologies and how they differ from traditional methods used in the current practice;
  2. describe intuitively how and why new technologies can lead to a better reproductive care;
  3. identify major methodological limitations and pitfalls encountered during the implementation of new technologies.
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