May 28th, 2015
Dear NFS members
It is still possible to register for the coming NFS congress in Reykjavik 3.-5. August 2015 with Gudmundur Arason as chaiman. The link to the congress website is http://www.nfs2015.is
The NFS meeting on hot topics in ART will be held in Stockholm 13+14. November 2015 in Svenska Läkare Sällskapet (SLS) with Anna Karin Lind and Greta Edelstam as responsible. Others in the organising committee is Arne Sunde, Julius Hreinsson and Kersti Lundin. Program will be available soon.
Hot topics are social freezing, surrogacy and fertility preservation.
The NFS nurse/midwife/embryologist training course for the ESHRE certification exam will be repeated in Norway in April 14 & 15, 2016 and make a mixed program for laboratory and nurses/midwifes. Sweden will host the course in 2017 and Finland in 2018.
NFS is now a federation and the NFS PAYMENT system has therefore been removed from the website as we will have no individual payment for 2015.
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. After Reykjavik the next congress will be in Denmark, August 2017 with Kirsten Tryde Macklon as chair of the local organising committee.
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.
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 NFS congress in Reykjavik 3-5.August 2015.