One in six people in Ireland is affected by fertility issues and almost 8,000 Irish couples undergo fertility treatment every year, the National Infertility Support and Information Group (NISIG) has said.
40% with men,
10% with both and 10% remain unexplained.
Topics set to be discussed the psychological implications of infertility, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and optimising IVF outcomes. Furthermore, one of Europe's most experienced fertility specialists, Dr George Ndukwe of the Zita West Assisted Fertility Clinic in the UK, will be discussing autoimmune issues, which can lead to recurrent miscarriages and multiple failed IVF treatments.
Workshops will also be held at the conference, which will provide advice and support to people with fertility issues, and allocated break off rooms will be available to allow people to meet the experts."This conference is also a great opportunity for individuals to meet other people who are and have gone through a similar situation. NISIG encourages all people attending to discuss and exchange the stories of their journeys," the organisation said.