46th Meeting: Welcome, praticalities, COVID-19 measures

Belgium faces the 4th covid wave. You and I are all asked to stand together in the fight against the Corona virus. We wish to inform you on the new protective measures we implemented for the upcoming 46th BSRM Scientific Meeting. The 46th Scientific Meeting will take place in person but with some changes (see… Continue reading 46th Meeting: Welcome, praticalities, COVID-19 measures

International Embryology Survey

You are invited to support a unique opportunity for clinical embryologists/IVF laboratory professionals. A collaboration between the Reproductive Biology Laboratory (Department of Obstretrics & Gynaecology at the university of Pretoria-south-Africe), Life In Vitro Academy (UK), and the Middle East Fertility Society Embryology Specialty Interest Group seeks to take the pulse of the world’s embryologists’ workforce.… Continue reading International Embryology Survey

New Family Hope website

Met de steun van Pink Ribbon lanceert Family Hope haar vernieuwd informatieplatform over vruchtbaarheid tijdens en na borstkankerhttp://family-hope.eu/nl/startpagina/ Family Hope lance sa nouvelle plateforme d’information sur la fertilité pendant et après un cancer du sein, avec le soutien de l’asbl Pink Ribbonhttp://family-hope.eu/fr/accueil/

Abstract submission for the 46th BSRM Scientific Meeting is open

SAVE THE DATE46th Scientific meeting26-27 November 2021Dolce la Hulpe CALL FOR ABSTRACTSClinicians and scientists can present their work on any aspect of Human Reproduction.► Deadline: 1 October 2021► Guidelines:– Title, authors, affiliations and corresponding email– Abstract (max. 400 words): preferred structure: objective(s), design and methods, results, conclusions– Please indicate the category: “basic research” or “clinical”–… Continue reading Abstract submission for the 46th BSRM Scientific Meeting is open

WHO Factsheet & Editorial by Willem Ombelet

WHO recognizes that the provision of high-quality services for family-planning, including fertility care services, is one of the core elements of reproductive health. Availability, access, and quality of interventions to address infertility remain a challenge in most countries. Read the WHO fact sheet here: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/infertility Read the editorial “WHO fact sheet on infertility gives hope to… Continue reading WHO Factsheet & Editorial by Willem Ombelet

WHO Invites Public Review of Latest Version of Laboratory Manual for the Examination and Processing of Human Semen

Over the past ten years many new tests and techniques were validated and made available for clinical and research purposes. Prompted by these considerations, WHO established an Editorial Board (EB)  to review all the methods described in the 5th Edition of the Manual, with a view to endorsing, changing, or updating them.  From 16 March… Continue reading WHO Invites Public Review of Latest Version of Laboratory Manual for the Examination and Processing of Human Semen

New BSRM position statement – COVID-19 vaccination strategy

The time for COVID-19 vaccination has started! At present, two vaccines have been approved in EU and are available in Belgium (Pfizer-BioNtech BNT162b2 and Moderna mRNA-1273), both based on mRNA technologies. The CSS has defined the vaccination strategy in July 2020 (N°9597&9611) and has recently published special recommendation regarding pregnant women (December 2020 N°9622). Documents… Continue reading New BSRM position statement – COVID-19 vaccination strategy