Special Interest Group

Safety and Quality in ART


Welcome to the section dedicated to the Special Interest Group Safety and Quality in ART. Here you can read more about us, our activities and our recommended reading. 


Mission statement

The Special Interest Group on Safety and Quality in ART (SIG SQART) was founded during the 18th Annual Meeting that took place in Vienna in 2002.

Our Special Interest Group is active in a large number of areas that are related to health economics, quality of treatment, psychosocial, sexual and legal aspects and the impact on families and individuals confronted with ART treatments. We have also taken the task of coordinating ESHRE’s activities on the effects of viral diseases on reproduction. In addition to participating to the annual ESHRE conferences and to organizing campus courses, we provide written recommendations and guidelines of good medical practice on various aspects of ART. We are also creating a reference list of national guidelines which can serve as reference point and can facilitate clinical work and research across countries.

Within ESHRE, we cooperate with the other Special Interest Groups, the European IVF Monitoring (EIM) Consortium as well as with patient organisations. 

In other sections you can find: 

News about the SIG

  • Guide on Safety and quality of tissues and cells: free download possible!
    Read here
  • The Vienna consensus on KPIs for the IVF laboratory! 
    Read here 
  • In the last issue of ESHRE's news magazine Focus on Reproduction you can read about the Geneva Precongress Course, upcoming events and the Euro-GTPII programme 
    Read here