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03-06 June 2019

Gloucester Millennium Hotel, London


STUDY WEEK 2019, 03-06 June at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington, London.




To accommodate our rapid growth, we moved venue to the very pleasant Millennium Gloucester Hotel and following great feedback we will continue to use this hotel in 2019. To ensure that you have the latest up to date information and to make the event more ‘green’ and efficient we will continue to deliver a ‘paperless’ event. You can download and print a copy of the programme in advance of the event if you wish to bring one.

Why attend Study Week?
The Study Week offers a great line-up of expert speakers and 8 specialised modules, ensuring you receive quality training whatever your field or stage of your career. We always read your feed back and look at ways to update and improve the modules, so there have been a few changes for 2019:
The Effective Fertility Services module has been updated to a two-day meeting, run jointly with the HFEA. Fertility Nursing will not be run this year, however we are completely updating the programme, and it will return next year. The PGT study day continues to be popular and there have been updates to some of the other Study Days too, to ensure that you are getting the very best experience.

Please see below an overview of the programmes for each module.

BFS Module Certification:
Study Week modules will be of interest to those already registered, or considering to undergo the BFS Module Certification.

BFS Membership benefits:
If you aren’t already a BFS member, please consider joining as this ensures you can register for the study days at heavily discounted rates. You are also then able to enrol for the highly regarded BFS Training Modules that lead to certifcation, linked to many of the Study Days. All the relevant details and how to apply are on our website (details below).

Find out more about BFS certification and apply.


Study Week Modules

  • Creating Modern Families

    04 June 2018 (1 day)

    Alka Prakash, Chair

    More people than ever before are creating families using donor gametes. This is a very important part of fertility provision and often captures public imaginations due to limited availability and regulatory provision around the use of donor gametes. This study day is aimed to highlight the complexities of modern families including the regulatory changes that have led to the evolution of such treatments. It also highlights the clinical and legal aspects associated with creating such families, the importance of counselling and some commonly encountered issues. It would benefit any staff (doctors and fertility nurse specialists) involved in providing or planning to provide this service. This study day is now available as a BFS Certificated Module.

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  • Effective Fertility Services

    07 June 2018 (1 Day)

    Simon Wood (BFS), Chair

    Whether or not you are directly responsible for quality within your clinic, this module will help you understand the requirements to deliver the best professional service to your patients efficiently. Effective Fertility Services has proved a popular and informative course for Clinicians, Nurses, Scientists as well as Managers and Administrators across the two days. It provides rounded appraisals of the issues affecting Clinicians and Clinics in delivering quality care.

    It also aims to help you understand the regulatory, managerial and commercial aspects of delivering a quality service and supports Clinicians in preparing for the rigour of providing an Effective Fertility Service.

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  • Embryo Transfer & IUI

    06 June 2018 (1 day)

    Isabel Traynor, Chair

    The Embryo Transfer and IUI Study Day provides a theoretical platform to develop your knowledge base and an opportunity to have practical experience in this area of fertility. We have a comprehensive program with lectures provided by some of the most respected and knowledgeable clinicians and embryologist within the UK. They will share their expertise and experiences within their area of speciality.

    The Study Day is open to clinicians, nurses, embryologist and any other related discipline who would benefit from this educational event

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  • Male Fertility

    04 June 2018 (1 day)

    Kevin McEleny, Chair

    Male fertility problems are extremely common, but many fertility practitioners understandably lack experience and confidence in dealing with them. This popular course, now in its fourth year and linked to a BFS Training Module, aims to improve the knowledge base and skills of Fertility Practitioners who work with men. The talks, which cover all aspects of male fertility, are given by leading UK / International Figures and the course has received excellent feedback, particularly in terms of addressing learning requirements. This course is suitable for Reproductive Physicians, Urologists, Fertility Nurses and Clinical Scientists –in fact anyone who deals with male patients.

    This Module has been Accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England with 6 CPD points

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  • Nurses Study Day

    06 June 2018 (1 day)

    Carrie Lomax and Eilis Moody, Chairs

    This study day brings together nurse specialists, practitioners and experts to enable you to update your clinical knowledge, communication skills and more. The session’s objectives are to enable attendees to further their fertility nursing education, gain updates on legal/consent issues, also covering the role of the fertility nurse and an update on current issues and new developments in infertility.

    Through both interactive case study discussions and afternoon workshops, attendees will gain further understanding on the complex issues around patient management and communication skills, for example, breaking bad news, other difficult scenarios and ethical and moral dilemmas.

    This day will be beneficial to nurses of all grades.


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  • Pelvic Ultrasound

    04 -05 June 2018 (2-days)

    Ippokratis Sarris, Chair

    Ultrasound is an essential tool in the investigation and management of women with fertility problems. Delegates attending the course will gain a comprehensive overview, starting with basic principles through to advanced techniques, of how to use and optimize ultrasound as a tool essential in the practise of reproductive medicine and fertility. Delegates will understand how to best use 2D, 3D and Doppler modes to extract relevant information for the diagnosis and management of fertility problems and treatment cycles. Delegates will also learn how ultrasound
    can be used to perform diagnostic and operative procedures relevant to fertility. This course represents the mandatory Study Day for the BFS certification module in Pelvic Ultrasound.

    Target audience
    • Trainees currently registered, or considering, to undergo completion of the BFS certification module in Pelvic
    • All trainees wishing to acquire gynaecological ultrasound skills targeted specifically to fertility assessment
    • Practising gynaecologists, nurses and allied health professional who wish to improve their fertility scanning skills

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    07 June 2018 (1 Day)

    Yacoub Khalaf, Chair

    This study day aims to give information on providing PGD as part of a  multidisciplinary service delivered by genetic and ART specialists. It will allow attendees to appreciate the burden of genetic disorders and their mode of inheritance whilst acquiring the latest knowledge on reproductive options for couples who are at risk of having a child affected by a genetic disorder. It will also discuss the application of PGS as an option to patients seeking treatment and its advantages and disadvantages. The session aims to ensure an understanding of the typical clinical pathway of PGD and PGS, how both are regulated in the UK, appreciate the embryology lab processes required , to familiarise attendees with the latest genetic diagnostic technologies and clinical scenarios will also be presented. This study day will be of interest to ATSM candidates, Consultants, ART specialists, Nurses, Embryologists and Counsellors.

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  • Preserving Fertility in Cancer

    05 June 2018 (1 day)

    Mostafa Metwally, Chair

    With continuous improvement in the management of various types of cancer, the prospect of long-term survival and cure is becoming ever more a reality. Consequently fertility preservation in cancer survivors is becoming an increasingly important aspect of our daily clinical practice. This study day will address this important area crossing the boundaries between the various disciplines involved, with talks from Clinicians, Nurses and Scientists both in the fields of Reproductive Medicine and Oncology. The course will cover the effect of cancer treatment on fertility, approaches for male and female fertility preservation, as well as the ins and outs of setting up and managing an effective fertility preservation programme.

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