Women’s medicine and reproductive medicine are evolving continually and specialists in the field must constantly update their training so that they are able to offer patients the best diagnosis and, therefore, the best treatment possible. With this in mind, the Ginemed Foundation not only trains the staff in their clinics, but it has also created a comprehensive training programme dedicated to disseminating the latest medical developments to the scientific community.
It includes fifteen different courses including titles on reproductive medicine, prenatal diagnosis, breast pathology, fetal therapy and obstetrics. The Spanish Fertility Society (SEF), the Spanish Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (SEGO), the Spanish Association of Breast Surgeons (AECIMA), the Spanish Society of Senology and Breast Pathology, and the Association for the Study of Reproduction Biology (ASEBIR) are just some of the organisations that sponsor or collaborate with these courses.
This year’s new development is the introduction of practical workshops in Andrology, ICSI and Vitrification. A programme aimed at biologists and laboratory technicians offers the opportunity to train in our reproduction laboratories in Seville, Valencia and Lisbon.
We are also celebrating the first, Reunião de Perspetivas Profissionais em Reprodução Assistida, in Ginemed Lisbon; organised by Dr Fernando Sánchez and aimed at doctors and specialists in Human Assisted Reproduction.
The closed Vitrification System course will also be held in Seville for the first time.
In regards to our R&D Conferences, this year, these will all be held at the Spanish National Research Council’s (CSIC), Casa de la Ciencia, in Seville.
Some of the conferences have a long history, such as the conference on the Male Infertility Factor which, in January, celebrated its eight edition; the University of Seville’s Masters in Human Assisted Reproduction now in its fourth year; the fifth conference on Prenatal Diagnosis, Breast Pathology celebrated its third meeting and the Parents’ workshops are now running for the 15th time.
For Dr Fernando Sánchez, the president of the Foundation, “these scientific meetings are there to share developments that can affect and improve diagnosis and treatment, and consequently, increase success rates. It is a sign of commitment not only to the scientific community but also to the patient.”