Pre-Congress Course

Enhance your ASPIRE 2024 Congress experience by including a Pre-Congress Course during the registration process. These practical and interactive sessions provide participants a collaborative and immersive learning experience. Additionally, these course serve as an ideal environment for networking, allowing you to build connections while enhancing your knowledge and skills.

To register for a Pre-Congress Course, you are required to register for the Main Congress.

Andrological Solutions to Complex Problems

In this course, we will be exploring innovative approaches and advanced techniques from the perspective of andrology.
Infertility poses a significant challenge for millions of couples worldwide, with male factor infertility being a prominent contributor to the struggle to conceive. However, recent advancements in andrology have opened new avenues for diagnosis and treatment, offering hope to those facing this complex issue.

Learning Objectives
1. Evaluate the clinical effectiveness of new sperm selection techniques using microfluidics.
2. Investigate the feasibility of inducing in vitro spermatogenesis.
3. Identify essential considerations for urologists when submitting specimens to the IVF lab.
4. Assess the clinical utility of Piezo intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).

This course is jointly organised by the ASPIRE Andrology SIG and Global Andrology Forum (GAF).

Members rate Non-Members rate
Registration Fee $220 (USD) $270 (USD)

Cutting Edge Topics of Endometriosis and Adenomyosis

This course aims to provide the participant with an overview of new developments in the field of endometriosis management. Current knowledge on the molecular and genetic basis of endometriosis provides insights into the origin of the disease, the clinical course and possible future innovative therapy. Controversies in the medical and surgical management of endometriosis will be tackled including the optimal approach to each of its various phenotypes as well as the strategies needed to manage associated infertility.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this course, participants will:
1. Gain an overview of the molecular, genetic and epigenetic mechanisms in the development of endometriosis.
2. Discover the role of the microbiome in the pathogenesis of endometriosis.
3. Determine the value of conflicting and complimentary medical and surgical treatment approaches.
4. Understand the application of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) in preserving, and restoring the fertility of women with endometriosis.

Register promptly as there are limited places for this in-demand course. The topics are relevant to and useful in the clinical practice not only of the reproductive medicine specialist but also of the general gynaecologist as well.

This course is jointly organised by the ASPIRE Endometriosis SIG and the Reproductive Surgery SIG.

Members rate Non-Members rate
Registration Fee $220 (USD) $270 (USD)

Perfecting ICSI Techniques and Improving Outcomes (Hands-on workshop)

The course aims to comprehensively cover the evolution of Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) in assisted reproductive technology. Participants will learn about the setup for ICSI, including micromanipulators, microscopes, automation tools, and robotic systems. Various ICSI techniques, such as IMSI and PICSI will be explored, with a focus on perfecting ICSI skills. Timing considerations during an ICSI cycle and gamete selection criteria will be emphasized. Additionally, participants will discover how Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) can be implemented to enhance ICSI outcomes and training programs. The course will also delve into the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in ICSI, highlighting its role in improving gamete and embryo assessments. Overall, participants will gain practical insights and hands-on experience in the latest advancements shaping the field of ICSI.

This course is organised by the ASPIRE Endometriosis SIG.

Registration Fee Members rate Non-Members rate
Full Day – Limited to 48 participants
(Lecture + Hands-on Opportunities)
$250 (USD) $300 (USD)
Half Day
(Lecture Only)
$100 (USD) $150 (USD)

Research and Publication

This course is specifically tailored for younger authors who are eager to enhance their skills in planning, conducting, and presenting research, as well as navigating the complexities of academic publishing. Whether you’re a graduate student embarking on your first research project or an early-career researcher looking to refine your publishing strategy, this course aims to provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to excel in the world of academia.

Throughout the course, we will explore each stage of the research and publication journey. Led by experienced researchers and publishing professionals, this course combines theoretical insights with practical tips and exercises to empower you on your journey towards becoming a successful author.

This course is offered free of charge, ensuring that cost is not a barrier to accessing valuable educational resources.

Members rate Non-Members rate
Registration Fee Free Free

Reproductive Loss

In an ever-advancing world of reproductive technology, much attention continues to focus on narratives of “successful” reproduction with clinic websites and social media flooded with images of cute and hugely longed for babies. IVF and fertility treatment provide much hope for individuals and couples longing to create their families, however, sadly as yet for some, there is no cure for infertility.

Approximately one in four individuals and couples in the Asia Pacific who are trying to conceive will experience Reproductive Loss. While many of these individuals and couples will go on to conceive without assistance, for those needing the additional support of ART specialists, the experience of reproductive loss has begun before they walk through the doors of an ART clinic. But Reproductive loss may not end when patients walk through our clinic doors: for some individuals and couples, reproductive loss is experienced after an already challenging IVF cycle; for others, this loss comes as they are supported to re-imagine the creation of their family in a different way, through the assistance of donor gametes. And for yet others, their reproductive loss may mean being supported in managing the emotional and practical aspects of ending treatment without that longed for baby. Regardless of the circumstances, these losses are significant and real.

This pre-congress course will bring together a wealth of knowledge and experience from experts across the APAC in the fields of psychology, counselling, and nursing, to help answer the question: How can we do better to deliver compassionate care, recognising Reproductive loss in all its forms?

With expert presentations, including those focussing in less explored areas of Reproductive loss, the opportunity for panel discussions with specialists in each discipline, and through the sharing of useful resources from a variety of countries in the Asia Pacific, this course will leave participants better equipped to deliver the compassionate care that all those seeking ART deserve.

This course is jointly organised by the ASPIRE Reproductive Nurses & Psychology & Counselling SIG

Members rate Non-Members rate
Registration Fee $50 (USD) $100 (USD)