Protection of Fertility
The Launch of a Special Interest Group in Fertility Preservation
The first business meeting of the Special Interest Group in Fertility Preservation (FPS), attended by 46 hardy individuals, was held on Tuesday 21st of October, 2008 during the FSA annual meeting in Brisbane, Australia.
We identified a number of aims for the Group, including:
- promoting a general improvement in FPS laboratory protocols,
- organizing focused meetings/workshops to evaluate new analytical approaches that might be used in laboratories and in surgery,
- facilitating collaborative research and
- improving communication and education among societies and groups with interests relevant to Fertility Preservation.
Our most recent initiative is to develop a National Database to collect and share a register of information that will allow rigorous and thorough evaluation of various techniques and approaches and the implementation of any new developments in the area.
Thanks to the hard work and enthusiasm of committed members, we envisage collaborative contributions from Oncologists Fertility Specialists, Andrologists, Nursing Staff and Scientists in the field of Fertility preservation in the near future.
The Launch of a Special Interest Group in Pre-Conception Health
CRE WHiRL addresses neglected women’s reproductive health gaps in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, infertility and early menopause.
In 2019 the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recognized the need for the establishment of a Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) aimed at improving understanding and knowledge translation in relation to key problems in women’s reproductive health – Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, infertility and early menopause. This research program, led by Professor Helena Teede, is funded for five years.
CRE WHIRL has four inter-related research streams focused on new knowledge, evidence-based guidelines, benchmarking of care and effective evidence translation for patients, practitioners and policy makers.
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
- Early Menopause
- Improving translation for patients, practitioners and policy makers
CRE-WHIRL provides a unique, international prospect for large scale, visionary and meaningful health impact for common, neglected women’s reproductive health priorities currently causing increasing health and financial burden, by addressing key gaps and broadening successful collaboration networks. CRE WHiRL aligns with Australian policy and WHO priorities and seeks to provide the evidence, research translation workforce development, collaboration and expertise to deliver measurable health benefits.