The British Fertility Society represents the professional groups working in the field of fertility, and they’ve been joining forces to try to ensure everyone experiencing fertility problems is as well-informed as possible about the current situation regarding fertility clinics and treatment. It is going to be a difficult time for everyone, but the Chair of the British Fertility Society, Dr Jane Stewart, has made a short video explaining how the fertility sector is responding to the current Coronavirus Pandemic and what this might mean for you if you are a fertility patient.
It’s not too late to get your tickets for the Fertility Show this weekend, and there are still some remaining spaces for many of the seminars. If you haven’t been before and can get to London’s Olympia this weekend, it’s well worth a visit no matter what stage you are at on your fertility journey. There are an amazing range of seminars with speakers covering all aspects of fertility and treatment, and exhibitors from clinics as well as Infertility Network UK, the HFEA, the Donor Conception Network and a stand with all the professionals working in the field run by the British Fertility Society.
When it comes to seminars, there are talks from Zita West, nutritionist Marilyn Glenville and IVF Hammersmith’s Stuart Lavery on the basics. You’ll find James Nicopoullos, Consultant Gynaecologist at the Lister Fertility Clinic, Yacoub Khalaf and Tarek El-Toukhy from Guys and St Thomas’, Professor Geeta Nargund, from CREATE Fertility, the HFEA’s Juliet Tizzard, Professor Lesley Regan, Professor Allan Pacey of Sheffield University, Dimitrios Nikolaou from Chelsea and Westminster NHS Hospital, Dr Melanie Davies, consultant in the Reproductive Medicine Unit at London’s NHS University College Hospital, Sam Abdalla, Director of the Lister Fertility Clinic, Kamal Ahuja of the London Women’s ClinicM Professor Adam Balen, Chair of the British Fertility Society and Tim Child from Oxford Fertility among many others.
The seminars will also cover donor conception, complementary therapies, coping strategies, adoption and there’s even a yoga session – so, something for everyone.
Do come along and say hello – I’ll be at the Infertility Network UK stand throughout the weekend!