Our BAS Secretary,
Dr Jackson Kirkman-Brown, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year's
Honours for services to reproductive medical science.
Well done Jackson!
The Society is multi-disciplinary and
draws its membership from a broad range of backgrounds encompassing
not just clinical and laboratory Andrology, but other associated
fields such as clinical Urology, Gynaecology, and Veterinary
Medicine, together with a wide range of scientific disciplines,
including Reproductive Biology, Endocrinology, Cytology,
Microbiology and Embryology.
Research plays a prominent role within
the Society, with areas of interest including spermatogenesis, semen
analyses, sperm function, fertilisation, contraception and
cryopreservation and improving outcomes of fertility treatment.
Training is also a key element and the Society organises and hosts
the UK 'ESHRE Basic Semen Analysis Course' which is key training
for all those operating in clinical Andrology to the new WHO
As the learned society for Andrology,
The British Andrology Society has produced guidelines for the
laboratories undertaking post-vasectomy semen analyses and the
screening of sperm donors.
The British Andrology Society is also
involved with the UK NEQAS, a specialist advisory group which is a
group involved with the UK NEQAS quality assurance scheme in
The British Andrology Society is
closely associated with other reproductive medicine societies such
as the British Fertility Society (BFS), Association of Clinical
Embryologists (ACE), Association of Biochemical Andrologists, the
Society for Reproduction and Fertility (SRF) and the European
Society of Human Fertilization and Embryology (ESHRE).
The Society also has representatives
on the Committees of the National Gamete Donation Trust (NGDT) and
the National Quality Assurance Panel in Andrology (Royal College of
Professor Sheena Lewis