This one-day virtual meeting chaired by Professor Robert Winston, will focus on updating and informing general practitioners on the current infertility landscape and how best to support patients affected.

Infertility is extremely common, affecting one in eight couples. General practitioners and family doctors are often at a loss when confronted by infertile couples. Infertility is a symptom of a disease process and has many causes, most of which do not need IVF.

  • When should we investigate and treat?
  • What tests can GPs initiate and what support can they offer.
  • What can we do for males who may not need IVF to produce a pregnancy?
  • IVF is expensive and fails more often than it succeeds, so if IVF is considered, how can a GP provide the best advice?

The meeting is aimed at general practitioners, family doctors and  medical professionals who support patients with infertility issues.

It will take place virtually on Wednesday 25 November 2020.

Registration: GPs: £245 and for all other professions: £220. 


09:30  Welcome and Introduction, Lord Winston, Imperial College London

09:40  Diagnosing infertility – what’s wrong and what tests. The importance of the GP
Prof Robert Winston, Imperial College London

10:30  Checking endocrine function in general practice, Dr Sheba Jarvis, MRCP, MRCOG, PhD, Imperial College London

11:15  Ovarian problems treated in primary care, Prof Stephen Franks, FMedSci FRCP FRCOG Imperial College London

12:00  Lunch Break

13:00  When IVF? How to choose a clinic, Mr Geoffrey Trew, MD FRCOG, Imperial College London

13:45  Treat the man before you try to treat his sperm, Dr Jonathan Ramsay: MS, FRCS

14:30  Break

14:45  Counselling infertile patients, Ms Jennie Hunt

15:30  Managing miscarriage, Prof Jan Brosens: FRCOG, PhD, University of Warwick

16:15  End

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