September 2019 marks the 90th anniversary of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

 

There have been many advances in women’s healthcare during this time, including the development, introduction and subsequent success of in-vitro fertilisation.

 

In 1978, the first baby was born by IVF, Louise Brown. A lecture detailing the research on the world’s first ‘test-tube baby’ was delivered to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in January 1979.

 

40 years later, on September 25 2019, the RCOG  are holding a special celebration at the College for reminiscence and reflection of that landmark event.

 

The event will take a look back through the social archives, followed by first-hand experiences of working with Steptoe and Edwards – the original researchers involved in IVF.

 

The event will finish with a summing up and close by RCOG President, Lesley Regan, with a drinks reception afterwards.

 

More details for the event can be found here: www.rcog.org.uk/ivf