ISAR EMBRYOLOGY CONSENSUS
IVF is a globally adopted technique supporting an extremely lucrative medical industry which has revolutionised human reproduction by offering hope of a family where none existed before. Patients routinely pay large sums of money for treatment and many are willing to try anything that might help them improve their chances of having a baby.The vast majority of IVF clinics want to help their patients achieve this objective as much as possible, which may involve undertaking unproven procedures and tests supported by anecdotal, low quality or unpublished evidence. Most of the evidence which exists, exists for a western pool of population and cannot be applied to the indian scenario. Through this consensus we aim to combine indian data and come up with practice guidelines and policies to ensure a safer and efficient use of technology in the ART laboratory. This consensus will involve a large working group of key opinion leaders in the field of IVF, to discuss on three major areas, Safe and ethical practices in the Laboratory, Add-ons in Embryology and Preimplantation Genetic testing. ISAR has curated a team of experts to moderate this consensus with the aim of coming up with a publication for each topic relevant to the indian subcontinent.