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  • This will take place at Amnesty International in London on Wednesday 5 December 2018. Please see the full line up of speakers and chairs at: And view the programme information here (pdf) There are still a few places available at the conference, please book your place(s) ASAP at: (or email with any queries). #PETconf18

  • BFS is supporting the Reproductive Medicine Clinical Studies Group and the Priority Setting Partnership for Infertility We would like to encourage healthcare professionals, researchers, and people with infertility to complete a short interim survey: Unanswered research questions have been organised into ten themes including male infertility, unexplained female infertility, and in vitro fertilisation.  When […]

  • ICC Birmingham  |  3-5 January 2019 Joint Conference of the UK Fertility Societies: the Association of Clinical Embryologists, British Fertility Society and the Society for Reproduction & Fertility The theme for the 2019 joint annual conference is “Technologies and controversies” Download and view the exciting, cutting edge programme of high profile, scientific international and […]

  • We are surveying clinicians to find out their views on the management of moderate and severe OHSS, to help plan a multi-centre trial in response to a call by the National Institute for Health Research.   Please help us plan a useful trial by completing this survey and making your views heard.   The survey […]

  • Louise Brown is an extraordinary woman.  Extraordinary by virtue of her conception – the first IVF baby. On 25 July 2018 Louise Brown and the world are celebrating her 40th Birthday. You might think that there is nothing special about a 40th birthday but this is no ordinary birthday. In the last 10 years, finally, […]

  • BFS is supporting the development of a minimum data set (core outcome set) for infertility.   We are coming together address the widespread, unwarranted variation in the collection and reporting of outcomes in infertility research. This is a barrier to improving the care people with infertility receive.   We strongly encouraging anyone, anywhere with expertise or experience infertility to […]

  • Tuesday 24 July 2018 18.15 – 19.15 Manchester Royal Infirmary LET THERE BE LIFE: An intimate portrait of the birth of IVF in Manchester   Wednesday 25 July 2018 9.00 – 17.30 Manchester Conference Centre EDWARDS, STEPTOE… AND DR KERSHAW: An SRF symposium to mark the 40th anniversary of IVF     More information […]

  • The consultation on the HFEA’s proposed revisions to the Code of Practice was made live in April. The consultation is open until Friday 1 June and you can still respond as an individual.  The consultation, available online as a web-based survey. This includes excerpts from the new draft Code for comment. The BFS sent out a call to its members […]

  • In the year that the world’s first test tube baby turns 40, we celebrate the pioneering techniques that led to this moment. Chair of the British Fertility Society Jane Stewart, scientist Kay Elder and Progress Educational Trust Director Sarah Norcross discuss how fertility treatments have advanced and developed and consider what the future holds for IVF with andrologist Allan Pacey. With […]

  • The BFS AGM was held during the Fertility 2018 Conference in Liverpool and covered all the recent updates and exciting developments the BFS is undergoing. It also provides a summary of the main outcomes from the recent Membership Survey, from which the BFS is developing a strategic action plan. View the AGM slides