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International Conference Awards deadline Friday 1st February 2019!

14 January 2019

Do you want to attend an International educational meeting but don’t have any funding? 

ACE in association with Hunter Scientific are able to offer Conference Awards to paid up members of the Association to enable them to attend relevant national and international scientific meetings, courses and events. 

Preference is given to those presenting at meetings, but this does include poster presentations.

The deadline for submitting your application for an International Conference Award is Friday 1st February. 

For more details please follow this link:

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ACE Research and Outreach Grants now available!

15 January 2019

ACE Research and Outreach Grants available in 2019:

* 2 x £1000 Research Grants

* 2 x £500 Outreach Grants

The intention of these grants is to support those doing small or pilot research studies, and to fund quality outreach materials to help members educate the public about the work of Embryologists. ACE will expect the applicant to report Outreach projects in a short article in The Embryologist and Research Projects should be communicated, where appropriate, by publication as a research paper, or as an oral/poster presentation at a scientific meeting.

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Book review of Clinical Reproductive Science
Book review of Clinical Reproductive Science

22 December 2018

A book review by Emily Hill, Clinical Embryologistat Shropshire & Mid-Wales Fertility Centre

Clinical Reproductive Science: Edited by Michael Carroll

 

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

As a recent graduate of the NHS Scientist Training Programme, many hours of the past few years have been spent with my head in many text books; perusing and analysing what is currently known across the broad world of reproductive science.  This time was necessary to fulfil the needs ...


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Less than 6 weeks until Fertility 2019! Don't miss out - register now!!
Less than 6 weeks until Fertility 2019! Don't miss out - register now!!

25 November 2018

Less than 6 weeks before the start of the 2019 Joint Conference of the ACE, BFS and the SRF in Birmingham. As the event has become the largest UK educational forum focussing on fertility and reproductive medicine, don’t miss out – join us!

Click here for full programme, exhibition information and registration!


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STP Update – Year 1 Rotations

03 December 2018

Following meetings with the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS) it has been agreed that where all efforts have been exhausted and some or all of the rotations required during year 1 of training cannot be arranged. STP trainees can complete the competencies required through self-directed learning.

It should be noted that best practice for STP trainees requires full rotations in the relevant departments, therefore self-directed learning should only be used where all other plans have failed. 

As such ACE has distributed a guidance document for flexible rotational learning to ...


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Nominations for the Claire Gillott Prize and ACE Rising Star Award are now open!

07 November 2018

ACE would like to once again honour the memory of Claire Gillott with a prize in her honour. Therefore, we invite members to nominate a dedicated colleague who has made an outstanding contribution to their place of work. This can be for any reason, perhaps for research, leadership or service development, or for being an amazing and supportive team member or leader.

We would also like call for nominations for the ACE Rising Star Award. This gives you the opportunity to nominate an up-and-coming ACE member in the first 5 years of their career; a trainee or newly registered embryologist who ...


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Book now to attend Progress Educational Trust's one-day conference 'MAKE DO OR AMEND: SHOULD WE UPDATE UK FERTILITY AND EMBRYO LAW?'
Book now to attend Progress Educational Trust's one-day conference 'MAKE DO OR AMEND: SHOULD WE UPDATE UK FERTILITY AND EMBRYO LAW?'

18 November 2018

You are invited to attend the Progress Educational Trust's one-day conference 'MAKE DO OR AMEND: SHOULD WE UPDATE UK FERTILITY AND EMBRYO LAW?', taking place in London in less than a month's time, on Wednesday 5 December 2018.

ACE Members may claim 1 professional CPD point per hour of the conference attended with a brief reflective diary entry
(excluding breaks for refreshments and lunch).

Click here for details and to book your place.

Please email sstarr@progress.org.uk if you have any queries.


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Final places remaining at the ACE Consents Workshop in collaboration with specialist family lawyers this November!
Final places remaining at the ACE Consents Workshop in collaboration with specialist family lawyers this November!

22 October 2018

This is a unique opportunity to seek advice and learn from legal experts within the field of IVF and family law at a consents workshop. Open to one representative per clinic who are senior staff members, policy makers, PRs and those ultimately responsible for informed consent within their clinics. Click here for event flyer and further information. 

Date: 29th November 2018 

The morning will be a “Focus on Law”, including:

Deirdre Fottrell QC and Jemma Dally - cases concerning clinic error and consent which have hit the courts. Natalie Gamble - surrogacy and ...


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Proposed unification of ACE with the ABA and BAS to form BARS

12 October 2018

For many years now there has been sporadic discussion around the idea of a unified professional society to cover all aspects of reproductive science and research. We believe that there would be many advantages to a unified society that would allow us to better represent scientists on the national stage, streamline/reduce costs whilst increasing efficiency, improve the knowledge and skill base available overall, improve the quality and quantity of research undertaken, unify training schemes and improve patient care.

It has become increasingly obvious that there is duplication and ...


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Apply to become the next Pre-Registrant Representative!

11 October 2018

The ACE Executive Committee is looking for a new member to start from January 2019 as the Pre-Registrant Representative.  It is a voluntary role that represents all ACE members on route to registration.

What does the role involve?

  • Attendance at quarterly ACE Executive Committee Meetings to provide update on pre-registrant members.
  • Answering any questions from pre-reg ACE members and put forward any ideas/comments/concerns raised by pre-reg ACE members at the Executive Committee meetings.
  • Actively contributing in discussions within the Executive Committee.
  • Working with the ACE STP ...

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