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Fertility 2017

26 February 2016

The joint conference is back in the city of Edinburgh on 5 - 7 January 2017.

The conference will offer an exciting, cutting edge programme of high profile, scientific international and UK speakers, with a wide range of concurrent sessions focussing on specialist areas in fertility and reproductive biology. The event will also feature over 200 poster presentations and a large commercial exhibition attracting over 500 experts in fertility, assisted conception, sexual health and reproductive biology.

To book your place, submit an abstract or for any other information, please visit the ...

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ACE Conference 2016 presentations are now available to download

22 January 2016

Please CLICK HERE to download the presentation slides from the ACE Conference 2016

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Cessation of the ACE Certificate in Clinical Embryology

14 September 2015

The Association of Clinical Embryologists gives notice that no further applications for the ACE Certificate in Clinical Embryology will be accepted after 31st December 2015.  Centres wishing to use the ACE Certificate to train staff in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Eire, must submit their completed applications for a start date no later than 31st December 2015.  New trainees have not been accepted in England or Wales since 30th September 2013. For more information please click here.

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ACE 2016 Conference Programme!

19 August 2015

The programme for the ACE conference 2016 is now available. To view please follow the link below:


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Tax reclaim on ACE membership

06 July 2015

A number of members have contacted ACE to find out whether they are able to claim back tax on their ACE membership fees. The good news is we have received the relevant documentation from the HMRC and the process is underway. We hope to have this in place for you ASAP. Watch this space.

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08 June 2015

There are two new EU Commission Directives which will affect Treatment Centres in the UK. One requires a standardised code to be used in the labelling of distributed cells and tissues, whilst the other requires more stringent approvals and records before importing cells and tissues into the EU. For further details click here

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NICE Evidence Update on fertility

31 March 2015

We are pleased to inform you that an Evidence Update on ‘Fertility’ has been published.

NICE Evidence Updates help to reduce the need for individuals, managers and commissioners to search for new evidence and keep health and social care professionals up-to-date with new research. While Evidence Updates do not replace current accredited guidance and do not provide formal recommendations, they do highlight new evidence that health and social care professionals may wish to consider alongside current guidance.

The new Evidence Update focuses on a summary of selected new evidence ...

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Expression of Interest to deliver academic programme for the Accredited Scientific Practice (ASP) Programmes in Reproductive Science

18 March 2015

The Modernising Scientific Careers (MSC) Training and Career Framework has entry routes into each of the four levels of the Healthcare Scientist workforce. Successful completion of the requisite education and training programme provides the initial qualifications for that level.  However, employers may require their healthcare science workforce to develop new skills in order to address the introduction of new scientific and technological developments and to support significant service development and change.  To achieve this, Health Education England (HEE) is developing an ...

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Fertility Fairness upcoming Parliamentary Event

23 February 2015

The Fertility Fairness campaign is organising a Parliamentary Reception “Fertility Services: The Picture Doesn’t Have to Look Like This”, kindly sponsored by Ian Austin MP. This will take place at 2pm on March 25th in the Attlee Suite.

Across England it has long been the case that fertility services are not being commissioned in line with evidence on clinical and cost effectiveness. In October 2014 NICE said unequivocally said that the “NHS should stop rationing fertility treatment”.

This event will feature a short look-back on the approach to date of ...

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AHCS Accredited by PSA

18 January 2015

We are pleased to note that the Academy for Healthcare Science Register for Healthcare Science Practitioners has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

For more information please see an article from AHCS.

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