Interactive Talk on Advances in infertility

On the 19th January 2016, Mr Colin Davis delivered a 40 minutes interactive talk on the subject of modern advances in the world of infertility. He focused specifically on new advances in genetics and genetic analysis of embryos prior to transferring them as part of IVF treatment.

Mr Davis talked through the new advances in the world of genetics in particular related to screening of pregnancies with the non-invasive fetal testing (Panorama test). We talked through the need to take a careful detailed history focusing specifically on the menstrual cycle, its frequency and any irregularity in menstrual bleeding. Ovulation testing was discussed and necessary blood tests such as early follicular phase FSH, LH, Oestradiol and AMH testing.

A pelvic ultrasound scan would be important to look for polycystic ovaries and any other pelvic pathology. Fallopian tube testing would include a Hycosy ultrasound scan, a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) or formal laparoscopy, dye and laser to endometriosis if present. Fertility treatment options that we discussed included ovulation induction, intrauterine insemination, IVF and ICSI treatment.

We discussed in detail the new techniques of pre-implantation genetics selection to screen embryos to increase the change of success. At the end of the talk, I had the opportunity to meet with some of the 50 GPs and the feedback was extremely positive. 

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Outstanding lecture



very informative



Very helpful overview. Thank you



fantastic clear explanations



Super star lecture - will refer to in the future



Learnt a lot of new things from the talk - great lecture



Please please please provide slides






Very useful guidelines. Excellent lecture



answered many questions of very hot topics of interest.



useful info re: tests/investigations



Direct, to the point and relevant.



some case discussions?



Excellent speaker, interesting to listen to, would refer patients to this consultant. Helpful update


From the first consulation with Mr. Davis | immediately felt confident in his abilities and expertise. He explained everything | needed to know about endometriois and PCOS so that we could make decisions to fix the problems and avoid fertillty issues...