General Practitioners Infertility Update
25th Nov 2020
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
14:45 Counselling infertile patients, Ms Jennie Hunt
15:30 Managing miscarriage, Prof Jan Brosens: FRCOG, PhD, University of Warwick