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.
Director of Global Educational Programs Luca Gianaroli
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.

President Elect 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.

Treasurer 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.

Deputy Director of Global Educational Programs Jane Stewart
Member Mark Hamilton
Member Richard Kennedy


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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