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Announcement: The HFEA Code of Practice is being updated – here's how to get involved

30 April 2018 by Laura Riley

An updated edition of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) Code of Practice is currently open for consultation, until Friday 1 June. The HFEA produces the Code of Practice to help licensed clinics to comply with the legal requirements set out in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act. The new edition aims to provide all staff at licensed clinics with a clear and up-to-date reference point about the HFEA's expectations in relation to interpreting the law that governs all our work.

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News: Malta prepares to overhaul laws on surrogacy, embryo freezing and IVF

30 April 2018 by Jennifer Willows

The strict laws on assisted reproduction in Malta are set to be liberalised in a bill put forward in Parliament this month, although embryo destruction will remain illegal.

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News: Single cell to embryo: captured in unprecedented detail

30 April 2018 by Shaoni Bhattacharya

Scientists have unveiled a detailed roadmap of how an embryo forms from a single cell over 24 hours.

Three papers published in Science detail the fate of every single cell produced to form an embryo in zebrafish and Xenopus (the western claw-toed frog).

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Article: Baroness Mary Warnock interview: on the 14-day rule, philosophers as committee chairs, and the next report

30 April 2018 by Shaoni Bhattacharya

Almost 34 years ago, Baroness Mary Warnock headed up a committee whose report was to form the basis for the legislation and regulation of IVF and embryo research the world over. The 'Warnock Report', commissioned by the UK government in 1982 following the birth of the world's first IVF baby Louise Brown in July 1978, laid down the basis for the 14-day time limit on the laboratory research of human embryos, and the foundations of the UK's regulator the HFEA (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority).

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Conference: Educational Grants for SWES 2019

24 April 2018 by Jean Popwell, PhD, HCLD
Educational Grants for SWES 2019

The Southwest Embryology Summit (SWES) is pleased to announce the availability of two grants designed to aid embryologists who would like to attend the 2019 Southwest Embryology Summit, January 4-5 2019 in Phoenix, AZ. These grants have been generously donated by California Cryobank, a leader in gamete donation in the field of ART and The Southwest Embryology Summit. Grants will cover 3 hotel nights and conference registration, a $550 value.

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Webinar: “The Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions on Embryo Culture pH practices.”

17 April 2018 by Matt Holmes

Visit https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6075451944841386755 to join embryology specialist Susan Olds on Wednesday April 25th at 8:30am PDT / 11:30am EDT for a complimentary webinar presentation entitled: “The Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions on Embryo Culture pH practices.”

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News: IVF pioneer John Biggers dies at 93

16 April 2018 by Martha Henriques

Professor John Biggers, a founding figure in the culture of embryos and in reproductive medicine, has died at the age of 93. Professor Biggers' research in early embryo culture and metabolism laid the foundations for clinical IVF.

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News: Arizona passes bill on what to do with frozen embryos after divorce

16 April 2018 by Kathryn Ashe

Arizona's Governor has signed into law a bill that dictates how a couple's frozen embryos can be used if they separate.

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Announcement: 30 years EPRD-Monash University

10 April 2018 by Mulyoto Pangestu
30 years EPRD-Monash University

IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH CLINICAL IVF AND EMBRYOLOGY, THIS IS AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED!

This year the EDUCATION PROGRAM IN REPRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT (EPRD) at MONASH UNIVERSITY celebrate 30 years since conception…of themselves and 21 years of Clinical Embryology education with the first Master of Clinical Embryology graduates hitting the world in 1999, reaching over 400 graduates by 2017. To celebrate this “fertile event” we are holding an intimate symposium at the Monash University Prato campus in Italy inviting all Alumni and also anyone passionate about the field of Clinical Embryology,

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Announcement: Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme in Reproductive Medicine

06 April 2018 by Dr Sowmya Dinesh

POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE

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