Continuing Medical Education

Since its establishment, IVF-Worldwide has been committed to advancing fertility treatment education. As technology progresses, so does the way we share educational and other information. IVF-Worldwide is in contact with over 65,000 experts in the field, including gynecologists and embryologists. It is our top priority to make sure that you are receiving the information you want in the way that is most convenient for you.

In order to continue to enhance and focus our activities, we have designed a survey aimed at identifying your educational needs. Your input will enable us to further develop and refine our educational applications to meet your needs, with the objective of helping promote outstanding treatment results.

Please reply to this short survey and help us in supporting your knowledge acquisition and academic activities. The contact information you provide is confidential and will not be shared. No outside organization will have access to this information.

Thank you for your valuable input.

  • Physician
  • Embryologists
  • Nurse
  • Other


Is accredited continuing medical education (CME) mandatory in your country?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do not know


How important is accredited CME to you?
  • Very important
  • Somewhat important
  • Not important


Please select one of the following categories that would best describe your current practice:
  • An individual practice
  • A small group practice (Less than 5 physicians)
  • A large group practice (More than 6 physicians)


What accredited CME activities do you find most useful and relevant to your practice? (Please choose only one option.)
  • Conferences
  • Lecture webcasts
  • Internet search of information that is not a CME activity
  • Local educational activities
  • Textbooks
  • Journals


Which of the following approaches do you find most effective in acquiring education that can be applied to your practice? (Check all that apply.)
  • Attending conferences
  • Traditional live didactic presentations
  • Videos recorded at congresses and available online
  • Medical journals
  • Industry education events
  • Inter-department/unit meetings
  • Live online presentations and computer-based discussion forums
  • Online self-learning modules
  • Other


What type of conference do you prefer to attend?
  • Large (>500 people)
  • Small (200 people or less)
  • None


When reviewing a conference presentation webcast, do you prefer to listen to:
  • The entire presentation
  • Summary and conclusion of the presentation
  • Both options


When attending a large conference, what has the most educational value to you?
  • Industry symposia
  • Informal communication
  • Poster presentations
  • Invited speaker plenary sessions
  • All are similar in their educational importance


Would you like to see lectures from industry symposia online?
  • Yes
  • No


How much does the visit to the exhibition area at a conference add to your medical education?
  • Significantly
  • Moderately
  • Very little
  • Not at all
  • I visit the exhibition mainly for networking


In general, how long do you spend in the exhibition area during the entire conference?
  • Not at all
  • 1-2 hours
  • 3-5 hours
  • More than 5 hours


What percent of your educational content do you receive electronically (emails, online journals, websites, etc.)?
  • 100%
  • 50% to 99%
  • Less than 50%
  • None


How often do you visit pharmaceutical company websites to learn more about their products or receive updates about advancements in the field?
  • Once a week or more
  • Once a month
  • Infrequently
  • Never


On, what is your preferred section for receiving educational content?
  • Webcasts
  • Physician-to-Physician Consult
  • Blog
  • The Treatment and Procedures section
  • Surveys
  • All of the above
  • Other
  • None


We are now in the process of establishing a free “Virtual University” on IVF-Worldwide for reproductive medicine education. Would you be interested in joining?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Maybe


We are expanding our online video library for presentations and educational material. Would you be interested in using this library for receiving educational content?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Maybe


Would it make a difference to you if the educational material was CME accredited?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Maybe


Would you recommend using a “general informed consent” that includes text explanations as well as supporting animations and videos, that the patients would sign prior to their visit at your clinic?
  • Yes
  • No
  • - Maybe


Do you think a mobile app would make it easier for you to access the IVF-Worldwide website?
  • Yes
  • No