Dear NFS members
Next NFS Meeting in Haugesund
The next NFS congress with Jon Hausken as chairman for the local organizing committee will take place in Haugesund, January 2-5th, 2014. The local organizing committee is working on the scientific program and the preliminary program is available at the congress website see under "news".
The NFS board has made a statement on their attitudes towards surrogacy. At our last physical meeting in Copenhagen Helga Sol Olafsdottir from Iceland gave a presentation on surrogacy. 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".
New NFS treasurer
Anna Martin Nilsen (NO) has replaced Marie Louise Grøndahl as treasurer for NFS. Fortunately Marie Louise stays on the board. On behalf of the new treasurer: Please pay your NFS fee for 2012 and 2013 on the online payment system.
A proposal for a modification of the NFS bylaws was presented at the general assembly August 8th, 2012 in Helsinki. Seventy-two members voted for the modification of the bylaws and no one against. The modification of the bylaws has to be approved at the GA in Haugesund, January 2014 before final adoption.
The aim of this modification is 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 proposal is availabe at the webpage under "news".
I would like to thank the chairmen of the Nordic Societies for their constructive participation. We are now welcoming the future work with the following Nordic chairmen; Susanna Apter (SFY), Anna-Karin Lind (SSRM) and Mette Haug Stensen (NoFAB). It is important to emphasize that the strong relation to the four national societies is very valuable for NFS.
Finally I want to express my sincere gratitude to Karin Erb, chairman of DFS, who has been an excellent collaborator and support to me for the past two years. Karin Erb stepped down as chairman for DFS in March 2013 and past chairman of NFS Søren Ziebe was elected as new chairman for DFS. I would like to welcome Søren on the NFS board.
NFS web site
Currently approximately 440 members have registered at the web site. This is very important that all members register and provide their contact details as the society we communicate only via email and the NFS website to the registered members. Since October 2012, Kristian Skriver has been webmaster.
The board is upgrading the website regularly. Under “news” we would very much like input from you regarding intriguing scientific articles, relevant meetings etc. Just write an e-mail to the one of the board members and we will make it available at the website.
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 (Susanna Apter, Fi), 3) Quality assurance and statistics and Legal aspects of Infertility Treatment (Karin Erb and Marie Louise Grøndahl, DK). The NFS board has decided to include one of the Nordic guidelines as a round table discussion at the Nordic IVF meetings. At the last meeting in Helsinki “Psychosocial aspects of infertility problems” was chosen with Lone Schmidt as chairman and the guideline is currently being updated.
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 2012 AND 2013
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