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ARCS Research For All Event – a Pre-Reg Perspective
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Author: , Charnpreet Marshall
Posted in: , ARCS news

The night before the live event I was filled with dread, the R word and the S word…Research and Statistics. For a first year STP who is very new in their training program, these words can be overwhelming. I was pleasantly surprised…

‘Research for All’ – ARCS event, 5th April 2022
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Author: , Joanne Carey
Posted in: , ARCS news

Joanne Carey is a post-registration Clinical Embryologist at Fertility Exeter Like many post-registration embryologists, my attentions have been well and truly focussed on the day to day running of the lab, and while evidence-based research has always been at the forefront of…

Message from the Chair
2 minutes read
Author: , Jackson Kirkman Brown
Posted in: , Letter from the Chair

I’m honoured to send this message to you, my first as Chair of ARCS, having taken over from Jason at the AGM in January. I would like to acknowledge once again Jason’s phenomenal service as our founder-Chair – giving ARCS firm foundations…

Message from the Education SIG
3 minutes read
Author: , Rachel Gregoire
Posted in: , Training Committee Update

The last meeting of the Education SIG was held on Wednesday 2nd March 2022. At the meeting we discussed progress within each working group (detailed below) and also looked at our Terms of Reference and considered if additional SIG members are needed…

Breaking Bad News Event – in person!
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Author: , Georgina Bartl
Posted in: , ARCS news

ARCS is delighted to host the first in-person Breaking Bad News Event since the outbreak of COVID. Building on the huge success of previous years, the event is led by counsellors from the British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA) and teaches reproductive clinical…

CPD Committee – new members!
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Author: , Debbie Lutton
Posted in: , ARCS news , Training Committee Update

“Hi, I’m Bay and I’m a Senior Embryologist at Homerton Fertility Centre in East London. I’m thrilled to be part of the CPD committee. Having pursued several professional development courses alongside ACE / ARCs CPD over the years, I’m keen to share…

Meet the Exec – the Pre-registrant role
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Author: , Georgina Bartl
Posted in: , Pre-Registration

The Pre-Registrant role is a fantastic opportunity to bring your own ideas on how to improve what ARCS has to offer to its trainees, including STP, ACS and equivalence routes during your three-year tenure as Pre-reg rep. Much of the pre-registrant role…

Mentorship Scheme – could you be a mentor?
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Author:
Posted in: , ARCS news

Mentee 1 At the beginning of 2021, I was a few months out of the STP, enjoying being a fully-fledged Clinical Embryologist at my new clinic. I did however still have the underlying feeling of imposter syndrome and the need for some…

ARCS Andrology Masterclass – 19th November 2021
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Author: , Natasha Athanasiou
Posted in: , Andrology , Meeting Report

As a first year STP trainee in embryology and a relatively new member of ARCS I never truly anticipated the benefits of an ARCS membership. Not long after my registration, I had the unique opportunity to attend a virtual Andrology Masterclass that…

Worldwide Survey of Clinical Embryology
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Author: , Alex Varghese
Posted in: , Links outside ARCS

What is your view on the Embryology Profession? You are invited to support a unique opportunity for clinical embryologists/IVF laboratory professionals – share your opinions and perceptions about clinical embryology by taking the following survey. Through your participation, this survey will provide…

How can I thaw embryos vitrified in a different media?
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Author: , Advertisement
Posted in: , Advertisement

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Jean Purdy Prize Winner
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Author: , Orla Green
Posted in: , Embryology

PGT-A is becoming increasingly utilised during IVF treatment to identify chromosomally normal embryos suitable for transfer. During IVF treatment patients undergo controlled ovarian hyper-stimulation (COH) to obtain multiple oocytes. COH may impact on oocyte maturation and meiosis, which may in turn impact…

Joint Post-Registrant Oral Presentation Winner Fertility 2022 – Rachel Gregoire
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Author: , Rachel Gregoire
Posted in: , Embryology

Overview: We felt compelled to delve deeper into the risks associated with fertility cryostorage following a Quality Improvement project we completed in the Hewitt Fertility Centres in 2019 focusing on embryo vitrification and warming techniques in the laboratory. As with other established…

Joint Post-Registrant Oral Presentation Winner Fertility 2022 – Amy Barrie
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Author: , Amy Barrie
Posted in: , Embryology

The objective of this large, multicentre study was to assess whether manual annotation of time-lapse images performed by experienced embryologists could be reliably replaced by fully automated annotation powered by artificial intelligence. A large proportion of an embryologist’s time is spent assessing…

VitriFit™
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Author: , Advertisement
Posted in: , Advertisement

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Professional indemnity; a must-have for all reproductive scientists
3 minutes read
Author: , Stephen Troup
Posted in: , ARCS news

I must start by emphasising that this article is in no way intended to scare or alarm – it’s purpose is simply to raise awareness of an issue, which for most of us, will be no issue at all. None of us…

Movember 2021
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Author: , Bryan Woodward
Posted in:

Can any of you remember November 2021, or rather Movember 2021, as we prefer to call it? This was the month when IVF healthcare professionals joined the call to become members of team “ARCS Moustaches” to raise funds for the Movember Foundation….

Winning posters from Fertility 2022
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Author: , Giles Palmer , Jemma Walker , Malwina Paul , Olivia Sandys
Posted in: , Embryology

Poster links are below Post registrant posters: Jemma Walker Giles Palmer Pre registrant posters: Olivia Sandys Malwina Paul

Updates from the Education SIG
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Author: , Rachel Gregoire
Posted in: , Training Committee Update

Rachel Gregoire, ARCS Education SIG Co-Chair The Education SIG continues to work through the review and improvement of existing training ARCS programmes and to develop new ways of supporting our membership. We are pleased that we have four new applicants for the…

Meet the Exec – Q and A with Prof Sheena Lewis
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Author: , Sheena Lewis
Posted in: , ARCS news

Sheena, you have been on the Executive Committee of ARCS since it formed in 2020 – were you part of any association before this? Absolutely. I was the Chair of the British Andrology Society for a record nine years, and its treasurer…

Thinking of submitting an abstract for Fertility 2023? Read on…
2 minutes read
Author: , Sheena Lewis
Posted in: , ARCS news

**In the Scientific Advisory Committee of ARCS, we are developing a mentoring programme, so we can give you one to one advice on writing your first research proposal. Contact the ARCS secretariat for details** Let’s start at the end and work backwards….

National Fertility Awareness Week
3 minutes read
Author: , Fertility Network
Posted in: , Links outside ARCS

#YouAreNotAlone National Fertility Awareness Week makes headlines Fertility Network’s National Fertility Awareness Week 1-5 Nov 2021 made headlines this year with a series of revealing surveys which included assessing the impact of COVID on fertility patients and treatment and the extent of…

Could you be a Fertility Network UK Clinic Ambassador?
1 minute read
Author: , Fertility Network
Posted in: , Links outside ARCS

The Fertility Network UK Clinic Ambassador is a new role, open to doctors, nurses, embryologists, andrologists, counsellors or any other interested member of clinic staff who will work with us to try to improve the patient experience. The Ambassadors will help to…

ARCS 365 – The Intruding Sperm
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Author: , Sheena Lewis
Posted in: , Meeting Report

We began ARCS 365 with a little bit of controversy to make everyone think! We were privileged to have one of the international key opinion leaders of our specialty to open our series of monthly educational webinars, Prof Denny Sakkas, Scientific Director…

The IACC – the final hurdle of the STP
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Author: , Amy Cohen
Posted in: , Meeting Report

Independent Assessment of Clinical Competence (IACC) Preparation Event provided by ARCS Amy Cohen Clinical Embryologist, BPAS Fertility, London I was so pleased to be able to participate in this training session. I felt somewhat confused about the IACC but felt much better…

New WHO – what next?
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Author: , David Sanders
Posted in: , Andrology

The Diagnostic Semen Analysis Report David Sanders Where samples are being assessed for users outside of the laboratory, the laboratory will need to issue a report. There is a move towards electronic reporting of results directly to the referrer or via a…

Obituary
5 minutes read
Author: , Darren Griffin
Posted in: , Links outside ARCS

One for Sorrow – A personal memoir and tribute to Professor Joy Delhanty 18 October 2021 By Professor Darren Griffin Professor of Genetics at the University of Kent First Appeared in BioNews 1117 11 February 1991: with an enthusiasm and energy that…

A deeper look at the Genetic PN check included in our NEW PGTaiSM 2.0 Plus test
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Author: , Advertisement
Posted in: , Advertisement

Could genetic PN checking increase the chances of finding more embryos to transfer, increasing the live birth rate per cycle? Download the PDF here

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