IFFS Academy

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IFFS Academy BG

The IFFS Academy offers a range of specialized training courses accessible through its website via a dedicated platform. Each course incorporates diverse educational methods, delivered synchronously and asynchronously. These methods include presentations, videos, interactive activities, assignments, and more, following a specific format and timetable provided in the instructions.

Courses may follow a curriculum-based approach, covering essential knowledge in a particular area, or be centered around specific topics. Tailored to cater to various professionals (such as medical doctors, scientists, counsellors, nurses, and trainees) and accommodating different levels of learning and experience (students to established reproductive professionals), educational opportunities will be diverse.

The assessment of learning and certification will be integral to the educational experience. Additionally, if requested and depending on future circumstances and travel restrictions, locally delivered face-to-face workshops/training courses will be organized in collaboration with local professional societies/colleges.

The Education Committee officer in charge will oversee the program, reporting to both the Director of Global Educational Programs and the Education Committee.

IFFS members can now exclusively access CME accredited specialized online training courses on a structured learning platform, enabling quality education to be delivered at a pace and time that suits you.  Courses available include:

Quality and safety in infertility & assisted reproduction (link to course)

Introduction to infertility – the basics (link to course)

Benefits & features

  • Course curriculum developed and delivered by a respected international faculty of fertility specialists
  • 24/7 access to courses
  • Self-paced personalised learning
  • CME accredited 
  • Engaging and interactive format
  • Online assessments
  • Opportunity to attend follow-up in-person seminars/ training courses 
  • Curriculum tailored to suit various professionals (physicians, scientists, counsellors, nurses, and trainees)
  • Certificate and digital badge upon successful completion
  • Complimentary for IFFS members (join now – link)

Unrestricted educational grants are provided by:


Quality and safety in infertility & assisted reproduction

  1. Consider the patient’s perspective when providing fertility care.
  2. Describe the steps needed to implement a quality management system (QMS).
  3. Develop a plan to engage all staff in the fertility centre in implementation of a QMS.
  4. Define standards of quality for their fertility centre.
  5. Create a system for measuring performance, taking remedial action and re-auditing performance.

Introduction to Infertility

This course will introduce the student to the basics of infertility and lead the student through the initial assessment and investigation. Each of four modules are introduced by the learning objectives. There follows a didactic presentation in video format which is short by design. The potential scope for material in some of the sections is substantial but it is not the intention of this learning module to be totally comprehensive, rather to introduce the learner to important concepts and those elements the tutors believe are essential knowledge as they begin their work in infertility.

  1. To know the definition of infertility, why this is important and how to use this definition in the context the patient’s circumstances.
  2. To learn the basic scientific facts which will enable an understanding of the causes of infertility and provide a basis for management.
  3. To understand the epidemiology of infertility and how this is influenced geographically and socio-economically.
  4. Have a detailed knowledge of the aetiological causes of infertility and their prevalence.
  5. To be able to describe the public health, environmental and lifestyle interventions that impact on reproduction and how to use this knowledge to influence health policy and advise your patients ways that can improve their fertility.
  6. To be able to competently undertake initial assessment of an infertile couple, know the basic diagnostic tests required and how to interpret them, to advise them of their chances of natural conception and advise about the treatment options open to them.

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