Education Committee

The Education Committee plays a vital role in the development and implementation of IFFS’ educational strategy and activities.

The Education Committee was appointed with the following purposes:

  • To develop strategic plans for IFFS Education for consideration by the Executive Committee
  • To be responsible for the development of Global Educational programs of the IFFS.
  • To advise the Board on educational matters relating to the aims and objectives of the IFFS.
  • To develop collaborations with member societies in order to further the educational aims of the IFFS.
  • To develop collaborations with private companies to fund Educational activities
  • To develop the program content of educational activities.
  • To develop and implement different educational methodologies in the delivery of an educational program.
  • To operate educational programs within a budget agreed by the IFFS Treasurer and approved by the Executive Committee.
  • To provide reports to the Executive Committee on relevant matters on a regular basis.
  • To provide reports to the Board of Directors whenever required.
  • To provide a report on the IFFS Global Education Program to the General Assembly.
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Director of Global Educational Programs Luca Gianaroli
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Deputy Director of Global Educational Programs Jane Stewart
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President Edgar Mocanu
Special Interest:

Reproductive Endocrinology, in particular male and female infertility, the genetics of male infertility, ovulation induction, recurrent miscarriage, assisted reproduction (IVF/ICSI), OHSS prevention and advanced gynaecological and reproductive endoscopy.

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Immediate Past President Linda Giudice

Dr. Giudice is a biochemist, gynecologist, and reproductive endocrinologist whose research focuses on environmental impacts on reproductive health, steroid hormone signaling in human endometrium, endometrial-placental interactions, endometrium as a mucosal tissue, and translational applications of human embryonic and endometrial stem cells. Her clinical interests are endometriosis, infertility, assisted reproduction, and implantation and ovulatory disorders. She is director of the Center for Research on Origins and Biological Consequences of Human Infertility and the UCSF Women’s Reproductive Health Research Career Development Center.

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President Elect Marcos Horton

Dr Marcos Horton graduated in Medicine at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He first trained as an ObGyn at the British Hospital in Buenos Aires and later as a postgraduate fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Huntington Reproductive Center and Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, California.

From 1998 to 2007, Dr Marcos Horton worked as Medical Staff at the Fertilab Reproductive Medicine, Buenos Aires and is now, since 2007, Medical Director at Pregna Medicina Reproductiva, Buenos Aires.

Dr Marcos Horton has a solid experience in Clinical Infertility, Assisted Reproduction, Ultrasound and Reproductive Surgery.

Dr Marcos Horton is currently President of the Scientific Committee of the Sociedad Argentina de Medicina Reproductiva (SAMeR) and is on the Board of Directors of the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS) since 2010.

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Treasurer Rishma Pai

Dr. Rishma Pai is an honorary consultant Gynaecologist at the Lilavati, Jaslok and Hinduja Health Care Hospitals, Mumbai. She has been in private practice since 29 years.

She is the only Indian to have served as President of all the three leading gynaecological, infertility and endoscopy organizations, The Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), an organization of 35000 gynaecologists from India, The Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction (ISAR) and the Indian Association of Gyanecologial Endoscopists (IAGE).

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Member Richard Kennedy
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Member Mark Hamilton
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Member Kevin Leandro
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Member Virginia Bolton
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Member Denny Sakkas

Activities

British Fertility Society Virtual Study Week 2021

The annual BFS Study Week will be conducted virtually in 2021, and content will be available from 14 June – 30 December. Talks will be available for on-demand viewing, with select live Q&A sessions. The courses cover topics as diverse as:

  • Creating Modern Families
  • Embryo Transfer & IUI
  • Fertility Preservation
  • Male Fertility
  • Pelvic Ultrasound

To view registration rates and other details, visit the British Fertility Society Study Week website.

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IFFS MoreJoy symposium faculty and chairs at the ALMER meeting in Sao Paolo.
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Expanding fertility care in Latin America

The More Joy campaign is coming to South America this week! IFFS will hold joint meetings with SAMeR (Argentine Society for Reproductive Medicine) on May 16th, in Buenos Aires, and […]

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The 1st African Federation
IFFS is proud to be a part of the First African Federation of Fertility Societies – AFFS Conference 2024 in Tunis,Tunisia.

IFFS will be sharing the impact and updates of its hashtag#MoreJoy Campaign for better access to fertility care within Africa. hashtag#AFFS hashtag#Tunisia hashtag#africaAfrican Federation of Fertility Societies

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Learn how Italy is promoting “More Joy” to enact policy change

How can fertility societies around the globe utilize the More Joy campaign to support adoption of family-building policies in their countries? We spoke with Dr. Luca Gianaroli, IFFS’ director of […]

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IFFS Webinar Series : Reducing Late Obstetrical Burden in High Risk Patients
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New report on the latest market trends in #IVF and #fertilitycare
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Exciting News! British Fertility Society Unveils Exclusive Page Tailored for More Joy Campaign!
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This St. Patrick’s Day, the @greendocspod share a pint with Dr. Edgar Mocanu, President of IFFS

Irish eyes are smiling this St. Patrick’s Day as the Green Docs Pod share a pint with Edgar V. Mocanu, a Dublin-based fertility specialist and president of the International Federation of Fertility […]

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More Joy Campaign Rollout

The More Joy campaign is making waves around the globe. Want some great ideas on how the More Joy campaign can help you? See what others are doing: IFFS has […]

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A Happy International Women’s Day!
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Real life clinical cases on management of low prognosis patients
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Treatment according to the male patient profile
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Important work out of Greece to help preserve fertility for women facing cancer
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This is a very exciting step toward improving equitable access to IVF

Soon, govt hospitals to offer expensive IVF treatment valued at over Rs 2 lakh, for free to infertile couples in state
This decline, extending beyond urban areas, impacts rural couples who wish to beget a child, marking a significant demographic shift and necessitating strategic health interventions.

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The bad news is that fertility treatment remains out of reach for many despite infertility affecting one in six people, and there is an ever-increasing demand for fertility treatment by single people and LGBTQ+ individuals & couples.

Equal access to fertility care is needed to prevent a depopulation crisis

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Canada’s total fertility rate dropped to its lowest point in more than a century
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Can we fix problems in eggs and sperm before they become an embryo, asks Sean B. Tipton of American Society for Reproductive Medicine
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IFFS #morejoy campaign calls on policymakers to reduce exposures to toxic chemicals that can harm fertility, pregnancy, and children’s health. And that includes #plastics.
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IFFS Webinar Series – Early Pregnancy Maintenance
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Insights into the latest research on semen and infertility published by Cosmos

Microbiomes – the microbes that live alongside us – have been implicated in cancer, healthy brains, and even personality, but a new study has found the specific microbiome of semen may impact male […]

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France 24 wrote: An unspoken pain: Tackling France’s infertility problem

France 24 has published an article about infertility problem, which can be found here or on The France 24 website

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IFFS Webinar Series – Luteal Phase in Art Therapy – Protocols
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Our #MoreJoy campaign is available in 15 languages.

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Have you read about why the global fertility rate is declining

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Merca2.0 wrote about the IFFS More Joy campaign. The birth rate falls. Read in Spanish!

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Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment (UCSF) wrote about our paper on Facebook

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Choosing to have a family is a human right

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We are in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric

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Read our article

Mirage News wrote an article about the IFFS More Joy Campaign, which can be found here just click “Read” or on Mirage News website

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Mirage News wrote an article about the IFFS More Joy Campaign. Global Fertility Decline Demands Action, Doctors Warn

International Federation of Fertility Societies The global fertility rate is declining and most governments are failing to recognize and address the impact on economies and societies, say a group of […]

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This story was originally published by The New Lede. Doctors raise alarm on dropping global fertility rate, environmental pollutants cited

The New Lede published an article about More Joy Campaign, which can be found here or on The New Lede website

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More Joy Campaign. Read our new paper on #infertility trends and know what we can do.

Infertility is a growing problem around the world, yet only a small percentage of people who need help having a child get the care they need.

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Countries and companies need to address declining global fertility rates, doctors say

The global fertility rate is declining and most governments are failing to recognize and address the impact on economies and societies, say a group of physicians invited by the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS) in a new paper and campaign launched today.

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IFFS Webinar Series: Luteal Phase In Art Therapy – A Different Story
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IFFS Webinar Series: Luteal Phase In Art Therapy – A Different Story
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IFFS Webinar Series – New Progesterone Role in Human Reproduction
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Real-world evidence: a focus on gonadotropins
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Health economic evaluation: a focus on gonadotropins
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State of the art in the diagnosis of idiopathic male infertility: Nevel concepts
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Endometriosis and infertility: modern classification and treatment
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Ovulation triggering strategies
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Luteal phase support: a personalized approach
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A roadmap to optimize safety and effectiveness of treatment of hyper responders
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Low prognosis patients undergoing ART: definition and management
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PRE-IVF PROGESTERONE USE – PROTOCOLS
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Minimal or Normal Stimulation in ART – Health Economics and Patient Perspective
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Minimal or Normal Stimulation in ART – Clinical Evidence

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Endometriosis focus on new pharmacologic options

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FET cycles: strategies to rescue cycles with low P level in luteal phase

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Use of progestogens in luteal phase supplementation in stimulated cycles

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Fertility acadeMe Conference 2022. Telemedicine: what works and what doesn’t

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Fertility acadeMe Conference 2022. RCT vs RWE: from ideal clinical studies to real life

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Fertility acadeMe Conference 2022. New concepts in premature ovarian insufficiency

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Fertility acadeMe Conference 2022. Genomics, pharmacogenomics and personalized optimization of ovarian response

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Fertility acadeMe Conference 2022. How to optimize management of FET cycles

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Fertility acadeMe Conference 2022. Day 2 Panel discussion

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Fertility acadeMe Conference 2022. Day 1 Panel discussion

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Fertility acadeMe Conference 2022. How to understand health economic evidence to inform clinical and policy decisions

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Cancer treatment and female fertility: what fertility preservation options should be considered? – October 26, 2021

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Unexplained Subfertility in relation to cumulative pregnancy chances – November 23, 2021
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Luteal phase optimization in ART – November 7, 2021
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Endometriosis: an update – November 1, 2021

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Embryo Transfer Techniques: Theory and Practice – October 29, 2021

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Psychological support
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Reducing risk in ART

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