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HFEA Changes Storage Options
NEW
2 minutes read
Author: , Eleanor Wharf
Posted in: , HFEA

New law comes into force giving greater flexibility for family planning The HFEA has produced guidance and advice to support clinics implement the new law Fertility patients now have more time to make important decisions about their future following a change to…

From Lab to Leadership
NEW
1 minute read
Author: , Eleanor Wharf
Posted in: , Links outside ARCS

HCS Leadership Journal – Spring Edition 2022

ARCS Breaking Bad News Training Event
3 minutes read
Author: , Anna Brodie
Posted in: , ARCS news , Meeting Report

Launched in 2020, the ARCS Breaking Bad news event aims to give participants a tool kit toeffectively and sensitively deliver bad news to patients. The day was led by BICA fertility counsellors Jennie Hunt and Janet Owen and hosted by ARCSrepresentative Georgina…

ARCS Revision Event for STP and ACS Trainees
2 minutes read
Author: , Emma Hogg
Posted in: , ARCS news , Meeting Report , Pre-Registration

On Thursday 26th March, ARCS hosted a Revision Event in Birmingham for STP and ACStrainees to help with preparation for their final assessments. I registered for this event as Ihadn’t given my IACC much thought yet and I wasn’t entirely sure on…

ARCS Research For All Event – a Pre-Reg Perspective
3 minutes read
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
3 minutes read
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 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!
2 minutes read
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!
2 minutes read
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
3 minutes read
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?
3 minutes read
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
3 minutes read
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
1 minute read
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…

Jean Purdy Prize Winner
2 minutes read
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
3 minutes read
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
2 minutes read
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…

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
1 minute read
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

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…

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…

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