Dear NFS members
Coming NFS congress 3.-5. August 2015
Reykjavik 3.-5. August 2015
Chairman: Gudmundur Arason.
The link to the congress website is http://www.nfs2015.is
NFS congress in Haugesund 2.-5.January 2014
Thanks to Jon Hausken and his crew in the organizing and scientific committee for a very well organised meeting in Haugesund. The scientific level was very high and the social arrangements also very amuzing.
The minutes from the general assembly, the president report and the minutes from the board meeting in Haugesund are attached under "news".
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.
New board members are:
Søren Ziebe (chairman DFS), Anna-Kaisa Poranen (chairman SFY), Anna-Karin Lind (chariman SSRM), Mette Haug Steensen (chairman NOFAB), Anna Nilsen Martin (treasurer, national representative Norway), Kirsten Simonsen (national representative Denmark), Snorri Einarsson (national representative, Iceland), Mona Bungum (national representative, Sweden), Paula Peltopuro (national representative, Finland), Jon Hausken (past congress chairman), Gudmundur Arason (new congress chairman), Anja Pinborg (president).
The Nordic results for 2011 and 2009-2010 presented by Karin Erb at the NFS congress is now available under "news".
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.
I would like to thank the chairmen of the Nordic Societies for their constructive participation and I am welcoming the future work with the following Nordic chairmen; Anna-Kaisa Poranen (SFY), Anna-Karin Lind (SSRM), Mette Haug Stensen (NoFAB) and Søren Ziebe (DFS), who are now part of the NFS board.
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 in Reykavik, Iceland August 2015.
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 2013 AND 2014
We would like to remind you to pay the membership fee for 2012 and 2013. You can pay online 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 13.04.2013