Following a request from the National Consultative Ethics Committee, the Inserm Institutes "Cell biology, development, evolution" and "Pathophysiology, metabolism, nutrition" organized in cooperation with the Ethics Committee a one-day symposium on medium and long term health of children conceived by Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART).
The symposium presented the current data on the follow-up of children conceived by ART, mainly by intraconjugal in vitro fertilization (IVF) / intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and on what is related to ART procedures or to other factors such as infertility of the parents. The ethical issues were also addressed.
François Ansermet, Pierre Jouannet, Yves Le Bouc, Catherine Patrat
Local organization committee
Christian Boitard, Thierry Galli, Nathalie Grivel, Christine Lemaitre, Jean Rosenbaum