The British Fertility Society awards two Eponymous lectureships:
- The H S Jacobs President’s Lecture
- The Patrick Steptoe Memorial Lecture
These lectureships are prestigious awards and are made to nominees who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of reproductive medicine and command an international reputation. Both lectureships are delivered at the biennial BFS Annual Meeting. The two awards will be awarded alternately in the years when a Fertility meeting is run.
Nominees are proposed by the Meetings Subcommittee following wider consultation. The final decision is taken by the BFS Executive Committee. In broad terms the H S Jacobs President’s Lecture will have a reproductive endocrinology theme. In choosing the Patrick Steptoe Memorial lecture the Executive Committee will consult with the Meetings Subcommittee organising the relevant event to ensure as much as possible that the topic is in keeping with the theme of the meeting. The invitation to the nominated person will be in writing by the Chairman of the BFS.
The Patrick Steptoe Memorial Lecture is a sponsored award. Sponsorship includes all speaker expenses and the cost of the presentation to the award holder.
The H S Jacobs President’s Lecture This lectureship is supported by a generous endowment to the BFS and all costs will be met by the BFS.
Patrick Steptoe Memorial Prize Lecture
|2002||Alan De Cherney|
|1996||Andre Van Steirteghem|
|1991||Robert Geoffrey Edwards|
H S Jacobs President’s Lecture
|2004||David de Kretser|