Tuesday, 4 August 2015
HARPA Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Rejkjavik
Tuesday, 4 August 2015:
c. Anja informed about NFS nurse/midwife course in November 2014. The course had 80 participants and was very well evaluated as 80‐90 % of the participants scored the different items “very good” or “excellent”.
d. In all 71 applicants have signed in for the nurse/midwife exam in Lisbon. Six of them from out of Europe, 33 from the Nordic countries. Of the Nordic participants 31 out of 33 passed while 80% of the total participants passed. Next NFS nurse/midwife/embryologist certification course for the ESHRE exam will be held in Oslo 14th to 15th of April 2016. Sweden will host the course in 2017 and Finland in 2018.
Another future NFS course is “Hot topics meeting” in 13th-14th of November 2015 in Stockholm, which are both announced at the NFS website.
e. Kirsten Tryde Macklon from Rigshospitalet in Denmark will be chairing the local organizing committee for the NFS congress in Denmark Aug 2-4th, 2017 and the venue will be Nyborg Strand. It will be a summer meeting as NFS have decided to arrange conferences every second year.
f. Thanks to the past chairmen Anna Karin Lind from SSRM and Søren Ziebe DFS.
g. Thanks to the chairmen of the four national fertility societies, Jon Hausken (N0FAB), Anna-Kaisa Poranen (SFY), Greta Edelstam (SSRM) and Elisabeth Carlsen (DFS)
h. The NFS board has updated the Nordic evidence-based guidelines of specific interest for the Nordic countries. These guidelines are: 1) Psychosocial aspects of infertility problems, 2) Treatment with cryopreserved embryos and oocytes, 3) Quality assurance and statistics and Legal aspects of Infertility Treatment.
i. Anja suggested that one of the major focus areas for the future should be education in the different groups.
j. Farewell and thanks to Anna Nilsen Martin (No) for her great job as treasurer.
k. A special thanks to the local organizing committee, Gudmundur Arason, Snorri Einarsson, Helga Sol Olafsdottir for a scientific program of high quality and a well-organized social program and conference.
l. The NFS board has decided to propose Jon Hausken as candidate for the next NFS president.
Inge Rose Jørgensen (DK)