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News: Husband can use embryo created with late wife, court rules

30 June 2022 by Catherine Turnbull

A UK widower has won the legal right to use the last remaining embryo that he made with his late wife in a landmark legal case.

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News: Fibrosis drugs reverse ovarian ageing in mice

30 June 2022 by Dr Rachel Montgomery

Ovarian ageing in mice has been shown to be reversible using compounds that target fibrosis and promote mitochondrial health.

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News: UK report reveals public attitudes to fertility, genomics and embryo research

30 June 2022 by Joseph Hamilton

Discrepancies between public opinion and real-world access to fertility services in the UK have been highlighted by research commissioned by the Progress Educational Trust (PET).

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Announcement: I3 100th Session - Special Networking Event

25 June 2022 by International IVF Initiative
I3 100th Session - Special Networking Event

Starts 28th June 12 noon EST/ 6pm UK/ 6pm CET/ 9.30pm India.

Ends 8pm EST (28th) / 10am AEST (29th)

 

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News: US Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v Wade abortion law would endanger IVF

25 June 2022 by Javier Bautista

Changes to US abortion law could have wide-ranging impacts on fertility treatment including IVF and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).

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News: Whole exome sequencing of mother could predict risk of creating embryos with aneuploidy

25 June 2022 by Dr Malena Daich Varela

Variants in three genes have been linked to an increased risk of a woman creating aneuploid embryos while undergoing IVF and used to create a risk score using machine learning.

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News: COVID-19 vaccines do not induce autoimmune reaction that causes infertility

25 June 2022 by Semyon Bodian

Neither mRNA nor inactivated virus COVID-19 vaccines cause changes to syncytin-1 antibody levels in women of reproductive age, researchers at Yale School of Medicine, Connecticut, have shown.

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Webinar: Legacy II

25 June 2022 by International IVF Initiative
Legacy II

The second part of the webinar topic where embryologists and stake holders in the IVF industry talk about the current need for embryologists globally. 

Embryologist moderators Giles Palmer, Keshav Malhotra, Dr. Tony Anderson and Eva Schenkman discussed again recruitment, training and talent management of embryologists, building on the comments of the previous webinar and looking at other markets in the world such as India and Australia.

Elina Roumian spoke on her career path and the current situation of the profession of clinical embryology in Australia while TJ Farnsworth talked about the mobility and the opportunities to relocate for clinical embryologists.

Dani Smale explained the current opportunities open for embryologists by studying in detail the number of vacancies, job descriptions and location of new jobs advertised since the pandemic of 2020.

A video montage of opinions on the state of the profession, the changing role of the embryologist as automation approaches by owners of training academies from around the world was aired.
Debbie Venier explains how to teach to the new generation and the need to prepare trainee embryologists with hands on training, real life skills and improve recruitment in N. America.
Finally, before the round table discussion involving all speakers and moderators with questions from the audience, Dr Joe Conaghan gave an insightful lecture on job interviews, salaries, contracts and non-compete clauses including career tips for younger embryologists.

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Webinar: LEGACY I

25 June 2022 by International IVF Initiative
LEGACY I

Embryologists and stake holders in the IVF industry talk about the current need for embryologists globally. They discuss the changing challenges and demands of the embryologists, the demographics of the people working in an IVF laboratory and ways to retain, train and recruit embryologists into the workforce as more of the veteran embryologist retire.

An introduction by Eva Schenkman sets the scene for current demands in the workforce, while CEO of the Inception group of clinics, TJ Farnsworth, describes ways that a clinic can manage talent and plan for continuation of services through succession.

UK Embryologists Andrew Thomson and Alison Campbell describe the career routes and the challenges faced by trainee embryologists in the UK and a unique scheme to increase the number of trained embryologist by alliances with UK IVF clinics with Universities.
Dr Anderson explains the need for better recruitment in N. America and describes ways to accelerate training and attract graduates into a career of clinical embryologists.

The session was interspersed with video testimonials from embryologist around the world describing how they started in the field highlighting that there is no active recruitment or awareness of the profession of embryologist worldwide with perhaps the exception of Spain where, as Dr Gloria Calderon explains in detail in her lecture about the growing IVF market and dominance of Spanish led clinics.

Together, the speakers and moderators formed a round table discussion centred around the recruitment and training of new embryologists with live questions from attendees of this webinar.

View at https://ivfmeeting.com/products/session-97-legacy-part-1

 

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News: Freezing eggs when younger is better for women delaying motherhood

25 June 2022 by Francesca Gavins

Older women have a better chance of pregnancy from IVF with previously frozen eggs compared to freshly collected eggs, according to a new study.

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