August 19th, 2014
Dear NFS members
The new NFS board was constituted in April with Snorri Einarsson as vicepresident, Anna Nilsen Martin as treasurer and Paula Peltopuro as new website responsible.
The NFS board agreed to keep the individual membership fee of 214 dkk in 2014.
From January 1st, 2015 we will have no individual payment.
In 2015 the national fee from NOFAB, SFY, SSRM and DFS is 7500 dkk from each society and 1000 dkk from the Icelandic clinic. In 2016 the national fee will be 15.000 dkk from each society and 2000 from the Icelandic clinic. This has been agreed upon at the general assemblies of NOFAB, DFS, SSRM and SFY.
From now on NFS will have a summer congress every second year and in between two courses will be arranged.
The first NFS course is an introduction to the ESHRE certification for nurses and midwifes on 6+7. November 2014 in Copenhagen. Program is available under "news". The course is free for NFS members and includes a Dinner at Restaurant Rambla, Ørestaden on November 6th, 2014. Travel and hotel accomodation is payed by the participant and need to be arranged individually.
Registration for the course by e-mailing to the NFS treasurer:
Deadline for registration is October 1st, 2014.
Please add your name, affiliation and e-mail address.
The second NFS course on hot topics in ART will be held in Stockholm 16+17.April 2015 with Anna-Karin Lind as responsible.
The planning of the coming NFS congress in Reykjavik 3.-5. August 2015 with Gudmundur Arason as chaiman is in progress and the scientific program will be available soon. The link to the congress website is http://www.nfs2015.is
New bylaws ratified (New bylaws are attached under "News")
The new bylaws were ratified at the general assembly 2014 and NFS is now a federation of the four national societies and the clinc in Iceland with the national chairmen included as members with voting rights on the NFS board. Each of the national societies and the clinic on Iceland will pay an annual fee to NFS.
The aim of the bylaw changes are to strengthen NFS by becoming a Nordic federation and to simplify the rather difficult election procedure for the NFS board members and to secure a continuous renewal of the NFS board members and not a complete replacement every third year.
The NFS congresses will in the future be held in August every second year in uneven years; Reykavik, Iceland 2015, Denmark 2017 etc.
The NFS board has made a statement on their attitudes towards surrogacy. Helga Sol Olafsdottir counsellor on Iceland gave a presentation on surrogacy at our NFS board meeting in Autumn 2012. Afterwards we had an intense discussion on the topic and Gudmundur Arason (IC) has condensed our agreements in an overall statement on surrogacy, which is available under "news".
Proactive oocyte freezing
During the last year we have been discussing proactive oocyte freezing and Sirpa Mäkinen from Finland made a presention for the NFS board on the subject. Based on that the NFS board has developed a statement on proactive oocyte freezing.
NFS web site
Currently approximately 440 members have registered at the web site. It is very important that all members register and provide their contact details as the NFS society only communicates via email and the NFS website to the registered members. Since October 2012, Kristian Skriver has been webmaster.
Please update you e-mail address under "My details"
Clinical evidence based guidelines
The three common Nordic guidelines are:
These guidelines are: 1) Psychosocial aspects of infertility problems (Lone Schmidt, DK), 2) Treatment with cryopreserved embryos and oocytes (Anna-Kaisa Poranen, Fi), 3) Legal aspects of Infertility Treatment (Karin Erb and Marie Louise Grøndahl, DK). Revised versions of guideline 1 and 2 will be available on the website October 2013.
Looking forward to seing you at the coming NFS courses Nov 2014+ April 2015 and in Reykavik, Iceland August 2015 for the NFS congress.
You need to “Create an account” and fill out the needed information. When you receive an email that your account is activated you will be able to log in and use the website.
Nordic Fertility Society will be using email for all future communication. It is therefore important that you update your contact details should you change them.
MEMBERSHIP PAYMENT 2014
We would like to remind you to pay the individual membership fee for 2014. From 2015 NFS will no more have indivicual payment but a fee from each of the national societies and Iceland. You can pay online for 2014 here.
Member registration and payment of membership fee
If you have problems when you register as a member or pay the membership fee, please make you browser accept cookies specifically from the site: nordicfs.org It is - in some browsers - not enough to make a general acceptance of cookies.
How to set your browser to accept the cookies from nordicfs.org: please google 'accept cookies' and your 'browser name' - then you will find the guide how to do it.
I am sorry for the inconvenience - the registration system will be upgraded to a more stable system soon.
If you don't manage to register as a member please send me an e-mail and I will send you details regarding payment by bank transfer. But please give it a try with the browser settings above. The bureau taking care of the registration and payment to the NFS meeting will be informed regarding your membership status.
NFS treasurer /
Anna Nilsen Martin (NO)
Last update 10.04.2014