7 April 2014

Queensland Fertility Group - proud to invest in the future of reproductive medicine

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The Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE) is a society dedicated to developing and advancing fertility services in the Asia Pacific region. The 5th Congress of the Asia Pacific Regional Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE 2014), in conjunction with the FSA Annual Conference, was recently held in Brisbane April 4-6. World leading experts came together to share research findings about reproduction, reproductive medicine and patient care. 

Queensland Fertility Group is dedicated to improving outcome for fertility patients, and was proud to have a strong representation at this congress. 

Carmel Carrigan (Director of Nursing) was awarded “Best presentation by a nurse” for her presentation “Cross-border reproductive care – One clinic’s national and international experience”.   Scientific Director, Keith Harrison, was awarded best poster presentation for his research “Sperm autosome aneuploidy has a greater effect on embryo growth rates than sex chromosome aneuploidy”.

Invited Speakers

Molloy D. How to lower costs in an IVF programme. 5th Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction, Brisbane, April 4-6, 2014.

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Wills H, Osborn J, McDowell S, Kroon B, Ford E, Harrison K, Wolyncevic J, Esler J, Yazdani A. Sperm antibody incidence and cycle outcomes in 1086 samples from couples presenting with infertility.

Arnold A, Harrison K, Wilson L, Carrigan C, Fruk S. The perceptions and motivations of potential anonymous sperm donors in Queensland.

Lambert K, Fruk S, Carrigan C, McDowell S, Yazdani A. Selecting a fertility specialist: Whose opinion matters?

Wills H, Osborn J, McDowell S, Kroon B, Ford E, Harrison K, Wolyncevic J, Esler J, Yazdani A. Have sperm characteristics changed over time in a population of Queensland men? An analysis of 1799 samples from 2003 to 2012.

Carrigan C, Wilson L, Arnold A, Irving J, Yazdani A, Harrison K. Cross-border reproductive care – One clinic’s national and international experience.

Fien L, Lax S, Logan J, Esler J, Osborn J. Older, heavier and single: How the female IVF patient has changed over the past fifteen years.

Harrison K, Peek J, Bowman M, Chapman M. Continuous improvement in national ART standards by the RTAC accreditation system un Australia and New Zealand.

Wolyncevic J, Irving J, Whitman L, Esler J, Osborn J, Wilton L. Three years experience in a regional clinic of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis of aneuploidy (PGD-A) using embryo transport and array-comparative genomic hybridisation (ACGH).

Field P, Martin N. Identification of an increased incidence of CFTR mutations in male AT patients.

Poster Presentations

McDowell S, Breen T, Harrison K, Kroon B, Johnston N, Ford E, Yazdani A. Fresh embryo transfer as a risk factor for ectopic pregnancy.

Roling C, Irving J, Robertson L, Raumer M, Wolyncevic J, Osborn J, Harrison K. Outcomes following the inter-clinic transport of cryopreserved embryos using LN2 dry shipper.

Irving J, Breen T, Levy B, Osborn J, Harrison K. Comparison of slow freezing and vitrification of cleavage stage embryos.

5th Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction, Brisbane, April 4-6, 2014.McDowell S, Kroon B, Ford E, Hook Y, Yazdani A. Advanced sperm selection for ICSI: Systematic review and meta-analysis.

Osborn J, Wolyncevic. The relationship between blastomere regularity, early cleavage and multinucleation.

Willis H, Carrigan C, Watson L, Huggins T, DeAmbrosis W, Harrison K. Potential donor attrition in an oocyte donation programme.

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