1. Physiology of endometrial development through the cycle and implantation Annabelle Brennan and Martha Hickey; 2. Molecular and cellular basis of human embryo implantation Guiying Nie and Eva Dimitriadis; 3. Protein biomarkers of endometrial receptivity Tracey A. Edgell; 4. Genetic markers of endometrial receptivity (GMER) Patricia Diaz-Gimeno and Juan A. Garcia-Velasco; 5. Effects of superovulation on the endometrium Natalie Hannan and Jemma Evans; 6. Screening the uterine microbiome prior to embryo transfer Inmaculada Moreno and Carlos Simon; 7. Estrogen and progesterone support in ART: optimizing implantation Jamie Stanhiser and Steven L. Young; 8. The role of hysteroscopy and endometrial scratch in improving endometrial receptivity Yuval Or and Zeev Shoham; 9. Fibroids and polyps: their effect on implantation Beverley Vollenhoven and Sarah Hunt; 10. Cleavage stage or blastocyst transfer: which is better? Jason Kasraie; 11. Dummy embryo transfer Khaldoun Sharif and Gamal I. Serour; 12. Does the type of catheter used for embryo transfer matter? Tia Hunjan, Shirin Khanjani and Stuart Lavery; 13. Should all embryos be transferred in unstimulated cycles? Nikoletta Panagiotopoulou and Siladitya Bhattacharya; 14. Rest after embryo transfer is unhelpful Giuseppe Botta and Gedis Grudzinska; 15. Ectopic pregnancies - why do they happen? R. R. Chodankar and Andrew Horne; 16. The role on NK cells in implantation after IVF and treatment strategies Norman Shreeve and Ashley Moffett; 17. Sex and immune receptivity for embryo transfer David J. Sharkey and Sarah A. Robertson; 18. Immunotherapy/IVIG, prednisolone and intralipid in IVF Ole Bjarne Christiansen and Kathinka Marie Nyborg; 19. The role of heparin and aspirin to aid implantation Luciano Nardo and Tarique Salman; 20. Early pregnancy loss: causes and prevention Shreeya Tewary and Jan J. Brosens; 21. Is the endometrium in women with PCOS compromised? Terhi T. Piltonen.
Practical, evidence-based review of all factors that can affect the endometrium and influence implantation success rates.
Gabor Kovacs is Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Monash University, Victoria. A Reproductive Gynecologist, he has forty years of experience in the treatment of subfertility including IVF, donor insemination, ovulation induction and reproductive surgery. He has a passion for teaching and has edited fourteen books for Cambridge University Press. Lois Salamonsen is Professor at the Centre for Reproductive Health, Hudson Institute of Medical Research, and Department of Molecular Biosciences, Monash University, Victoria. She was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Sciences and Honorary Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in recognition of her contribution to women's health research. For thirty years, her research has focussed on the molecular events underpinning human endometrial function.