XXXVI JORNADAS INTERNACIONAIS DE MEDICINA DA REPRODUÇAO EM PORTUGAL
Figueira Da Foz, Portugal
4-5 Maio, 2018
Our Medical Director, Professor Gorka Barrenetxea, has taken part in the last Meeting of Portuguese Society of Reproductive Medicine (Sociedade Portuguesa de Medicina da Reproduçao, SPMR) held during the past weekend (4-5 May) at Figueira Da Foz, a very beautiful city on the Atlantic coast in Portugal.
A roundtable on present, and future of assisted reproduction (AR) was chaired by Professor Teresa Almeida Santos, president of Portuguese Fertility Society. Dr. Jaques De Mouzon, researcher at the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherché Médicae (INSERM) and Professor Gorka Barrenetxea, founder and medical director of Reproducción Bilbao took part in this interesting debate.
Future in assisted reproduction means to be aware that patients in the XXI century are different from those of the past century. Nowadays, women (and couples) want to achieve a pregnancy as soon (not in chronological terms but in the number of attempts), easy (reducing stressful treatments as much as possible) and normal (avoiding risky pregnancies, such as multiple gestations) as possible.
Dr. De Mouzon underlined the fact that Spain is, after United States and Japan, the third country in the world in registered AR treatments and Prof. Barrenetxea underlined the key importance of selecting the best embryo to be transferred to avoid useless embryo transfers, on one hand, and multiple pregnancies, on the other.