2024 – IICO Amsterdam 2024

2024 – IICO Amsterdam 2024

6th July 2024
(Prior to ESHRE)
12:00 – 18:00


On the 6th July 2024 the IICO symposium “How the internet, digilization and DNA changes the field of counseling” will take place in Amsterdam.

Together with POINT; the professional organisation of Belgian and Dutch Fertility counselors, the International Infertility Counselling Organization (IICO) is
offering a half-day symposium for colleagues interested in the developments in
the field of ART counseling. The symposium will provide opportunities to discuss
and share experiences with international colleagues. All presentations will be in
English. Afterwards there will be the possibility for a joint dinner.

Topics and speakers

DTCGT revealing the (mal)practice of the past
[*DTCGT: Direct-to-Consumer-Genetic-Testing]

  •  Parents’ and offsprings’ experiences of insemination fraud (Sabrina Zeghiche &Isabel Côté; Université du Québec en Outaouais, CA)
  •  How can parents, offspring and clinics be supported when malpractice
    from the past is discovered (Fred Grundlach, Fiom, NL)
  •  Experiences of Juul and Jelmer, who discovered through online DNA testing
    that the fertility doctor used his own sperm during fertility treatments and
    that they are part of a large group of donor-conceived half-siblings. (Juul & Jelmer, DNAzaten, NL)

DTCGT and impact on the practice of donor conception

  • DTCGT and the changing landscape of gamete donor conception: key
    issues for practitioners and stakeholders (Lucy Frith, Manchester
    University, UK)
  • Access to donor information in times of DTCGT: Challenges for counseling
    (Astrid Indekeu, Support and Expertise Centre for families after donor
    conception, BE)

Digital mediated reproduction (Leah Gilman, Sheffield University, UK)~


This will be a hybride event. Live and online attendance as well as delayed viewing is possible.

Live attendance: Location: Volkshotel, Wibautstraat 150, 1091 GR, Amsterdam (Volkshotel Amsterdam | Hotel / Bar / Restaurant)
[Registratrion possible until 10/06/2024]

Online attendance: A link will be sent out a week before the event to those who registered and transferred participation fee.
[Registratrion possible until 01/07/2024]

Delayed viewing: 10 days after the event the presentation will be online available. A link will be sent to those who registered and transferred participation fee.
[Registratrion possible until 12/07/2024]

Please register at: https://form.jotform.com/233551098348058

Participation fee: 40,00 Euro per person (press free of charge),

to be transferred to:
Bank: RABOBANK (Address: Fellenoord 17, 5612 AA, Eindhoven, NL)
Account holder: POINT
Payment reference:
IBAN: NL49RABO0376036842

For questions regarding cash payment, contact Astrid Indekeu at:
Registration possible until 01.06.2024

We are looking forward to seeing you in Amsterdam!

Studiedag voor leden 2022


Op donderdag 17 november 2022 vindt de 2de jaarlijkse POINT-studiedag plaats. Op deze pagina vind je verdere updates en het programma.
Programma 2022 jaarlijkse studiedag

Op donderdag 20 oktober is er een online intervisie namiddag voor POINT leden.

Op 14-15 oktober vindt de ESHRE Hybrid Campus CoursePolyparenthood – ethical, legal and psychological challenges plaats te Amsterdam georganiseerd door de SIG’s Psychology & Counselling en Ethics & Law.