Fertility 2017 – Programme Update

An exciting line up of high profile UK and international speakers has now been confirmed for Fertility 2017 on 5 – 7 January at the EICC Edinburgh.


Join us to hear from leading professionals in fertility and reproductive medicine including an exciting panel debate ‘Minimal stimulation v controlled ovarian hyperstimulation’.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr Roger Sturmey, Senior Lecturer in Reproductive Medicine, Hull York Medical School
  • Prof Evelyn Telfer, Personal Chair in Reproductive Biology, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Allan Spradling, Department of Embryology, Carnegie Instituion for science/HHMI, Baltimore, USA
  • Prof Keith Jones, Head of Biological Sciences, Professor of Cell Birology, {rincipal Investigator Southampton
  • Prof Bart Fauser, Visiting Professor and Senior Consultant in Reproductive Medicine, The Bridge Centre
  • Prof Gerald Schatten, Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology, University of Pittsburgh, USA


Don’t miss the exciting opportunity of presenting your work at Fertility 2017. Showcase new research and innovations, stimulate debate and enhance career prospects by presenting a short oral paper or poster.

Bursaries are available from each Society to cover registration and travel expenses.

Submission deadline Sunday 11 September 2016.


June 20, 2016

BAS response to NICE Fertility Guidelines

NICE is presently consulting on an Addendum to the Fertility Guidelines (No 156) relating to intrauterine insemination. NICE has stated that:

‘NICE published a guideline on the assessment and treatment of fertility problems in 2004 and this guideline was updated in 2013. As part of the 2013 update, recommendations on the use of intrauterine insemination were changed. Concerns were raised about the process that was followed when the recommendations about intrauterine insemination were discussed by the Committee during the 2013 update. This update will reconsider the evidence for intrauterine insemination, with or without ovarian stimulation, compared with expectant management for people with unexplained infertility, mild endometriosis and mild male-factor infertility and whether the 2013 recommendations should be updated.’

NICE Addendum to Clinical Guideline 156.Draft for Consultation.2016

Sheena Lewis, Chair of the British Andrology Society has collated and submitted a response on behalf of BAS as a stakeholder organisation.

June 11, 2016