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Our Scientific Firsts

Every patient story is unique and heart-warming, but here are a few we’re especially proud of...

1984: Alana, Queensland’s first IVF baby, was born. At the time, her chance of being conceived was just 5% per IVF cycle.

1986: Jaclyn, Queensland’s first baby conceived with a frozen embryo, was born. At that time, excess embryos were discarded, but now embryo freezing accounts for about 40% of our procedures.

2010: Charley was born, the first Australian baby born to a mother who was herself conceived through IVF. Charley was conceived and delivered naturally, indicating fertility problems are not always hereditary. Both Charley and his mother, Megan, were delivered by QFG Obstetrician Dr Doug Keeping, 26 years apart.

2010: Sophie was the 500th baby conceived through IVF in Cairns. We have pioneered the expansion of fertility services into Queensland’s regional areas – without which many couples in Far North Queensland simply wouldn’t have the chance to start their family unless they were prepared to travel frequently to Brisbane.

Conference Presentations

Queensland Fertility Group presentations at Fertility Society of Australia (FSA) Annual Conference 2015 - Canberra, 13-16 September 2015

Orals

The Distance Travelled after Embryo Transfer does not Affect Pregnancy Rates
Carrigan, Levy, Jack, Irving, Harrison

Introduction of the EmbryoScope® system to a busy IVF laboratory
Irving, Whitman, Breen, West, Osborn, Harrison

Clever Planning or Broken Promises: A Retrospective Analysis of a Nursing Tool Used to Schedule and Plan Proposed EPU Dates in a Low Cost, Low Stimulation Clinic
Younger, Carrigan, Strickland, Moser, Saunders, Cooper, Harrison

Prognostic Value of Progesterone Levels at Oocyte Retrieval in Antagonist Cycles Triggered with GnRH Agonist
Esler, Wolyncevic, Fien, Osborn

What do you do when you don’t have a lab? Carry on Nursing!
Fien, Logan, Lax, Irving, Esler, Harrison, Osborn

Mild Ovarian Stimulation in North Queensland: Clinical Outcomes in Different Age Groups
Chang, Miller, Robertson, Raumer, Astbury, Sutton, Osborn

Working Outside the Box: No Laboratory, No Culture – No Worries!
Wolyncevic, Fien, Irving, Harrison, Esler, Osborn

The Effect of in vitro Culture on TESE Sperm Motility
Claassens, Irving, Harrison

Development of Air Quality Management Plans for Non-Stand Alone Facilities
Roling, Irving, Osborn, Harrison

Poster

Evaluation of FertilitySCORE® Self Semen Analysis Kit
Donnelly, Pollock, Sherrin, Harrison

Aneuploidy does not Correlate with Cell Number on Day 3
Whitman, Osborn, Irving, Harrison

 

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