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  • Presenting your work at Fertility 2018 is an excellent opportunity to showcase new research and innovations, stimulate debate and enhance career prospects. There are oral paper prizes for ACE pre-reg, SRF PhD Students, BFS Young Clinician, Scientist and Nurse submissions along with poster prizes for each society and a joint People’s poster prize.

    Submission deadline: […]

  • Professor Adam Balen, Chair of the British Fertility Society said:


    “We greatly welcome this announcement from the Scottish Government – it means that from 1 April, new patients referred for IVF treatment on the NHS in Scotland may be eligible for three full cycles rather than two, increasing their chances of conceiving a […]

  • It is with great sadness that we announce that Professor John Newton MD FRCOG , BFS Executive Committee Secretary  (1989-1993),  has died.

    It was during John Newton’s tenure of office that the phenomenal growth in membership took off; he was also responsible for setting up a modern office organisation and arranging lasting links with a number of large […]

  • Family matters. Launch event – European Policy Audit on Fertility

    The European Policy Audit on Fertility (EPAF) is a joint project of FE and ESHRE conducted under unrestricted grant from Merck. It is supposed to serve to collect, assess and compare up-to date information about the national fertility spectrum and policies in pre-selected European countries, […]

  • Chair of the British Fertility Society, Professor Adam Balen, will join a much anticipated debate about fertility treatment ‘add-ons’ on 29 March. ‘Add-ons’ are procedures and treatments offered alongside IVF which may not be supported by robust evidence. They recently came under the spotlight during an episode of the BBC1 programme, Panorama, which questioned the […]

  • Professor Adam Balen, Chair of the British Fertility Society (BFS) responded to this news:


    “HEFA’s decision to grant the Newcastle Fertility Centre at Life a licence to offer mitochondrial donation marks a historical step toward eradicating genetic diseases. Scientists in Newcastle have led the way on this groundbreaking research which will help families to […]

  • It is with great sadness that the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS) announces the death of Professor Robert F. Harrison, past president of the Federation who passed away on the 28th of January 2017 after a period of illness.   Professor Harrison was born on the 15th of May 1940 in Mansfield, England, the […]