2019 – May 9th and 10th

2019 – May 9th and 10th


May 9th, 2018, 15.00 – 20.00
May 10th , 2018, 08:30 – 12.00

Meeting venue

Ocean Hotel
Amager Strandvej 384, 2770 Kastrup, Danmark


Present: Jon Hausken (N), Astrid Helene Sydtveit (N), Kirsten Simonsen (Dk), Greta Edelstam (S), Otala Marjut (Fi), Steinunn Thorsteinsdottir (Ic), Ann Thurin (S) Kathrine Birch Petersen (DFS), Antti Perheentupa (SFY),
Sigrun Beate Kjøtrød (NOFAB)

Not Present: Stina Jarvholm (SSRM), Kirsten Louise Tryde Macklon (Dk)


  1. Welcome to the new Board members Kathrine Birch Petersen (DFS) and Sigrun Beate Kjøtrød
  2. NFS 2019 Congress in Gothenburg, Sweden 22-24 August 2019:
    Ann Thurin informed the Board about the final scientific program and social program. We need to advertise the meeting using web pages and FB messages. We could use hot topics from the scientific program as teasers. The national chairmen are responsible for advertising the meeting to their members. We hope for about 350 participants. The Board we will after the meeting evaluate if the changes regarding the timing and length are as intended. We will also ask the members about this at the GA. The economy for the meeting is solid. Well done Ann
  3. General assembly at NFS 2019:
    The Board will suggest a change in NFS bylaws at the GA in Gothenburg;
    §11. Changes of the Articles of Association shall be adopted by a majority of at least 2/3 of the members of two successive General Assemblies.
    §11. Changes of the Articles of Association can be approved by the boards of the national societies at least 4 weeks before and then adopted at the subsequent General Assembly.
    Election of new NFS President: NFS Board suggest Marjut Otala (Fi). Antti will inform about the set up for NFS Education courses. Jon will send the agenda for GA in due time to the national chairmen and they will announce this to their members. Steinunn will publish the agenda on the NFS website. Ann will be responsible to publish the agenda in the Congress program

  4. NFS Education courses:
    Antti was elected to the responsible leader for the Education courses within the NFS Board. He will inform the NFS members about the set up; going trough the curriculum for embryologists and nurses in a 3 years program. All lectures are recorded and can be seen at the NFS website. The courses are not only for members that are planning to do the ESHRE exam. They are for all members including clinicians and other personnel working in the clinics.

  5. Summary of the NFS course in Copenhagen Nov 2018:
    Antti informed the Board about the Education Course part II in Copenhagen. More than 70 participants. A great success.

  6. FB and the NFS website:
    Steinunn informed about the status regarding Christian Skriver as web provider. The Board decided to continue the collaboration until further.

  7. Next NFS education course in Sweden Nov 2019:
    Greta, Marie Klinta and Linda Savolainen from SSRM are responsible for the next Education Course. They presented the dates, venue and the preliminary program. There has to be some changes in the program to fulfill the curriculum part III. Antti will add and change some of the topics. The program will be the main topic at next Board meeting. Janicke will help with the registration as previous. Steinunn will launch the meeting on the NFS website.

  8. NFS and economy: Astrid
    Astrid informed about a solid economy. We need someone to revise the NFS budget for 2017-2019. Astrid had a proposal about a professional accountant. The Board accepted.

  9. News from the national societies:
    All chairmen presented info from ongoing matters in their own societies.

  10. Next meeting:
    Will be held at the NFS meeting in Gothenburg, Thursday 22 nd 09-12

Jon Wegner Hausken
President of NFS