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Eponymous Lectures

The British Fertility Society awards two Eponymous lectureships:

  • The H S Jacobs President’s Lecture
  • The Patrick Steptoe Memorial Lecture

These lectureships are prestigious awards and are made to nominees who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of reproductive medicine and command an international reputation. Both lectureships are delivered at the biennial  BFS Annual Meeting. The two awards will be awarded alternately in the years when a Fertility meeting is run.

Nominees are proposed by the Meetings Subcommittee following wider consultation. The final decision is taken by the BFS Executive Committee. In broad terms the H S Jacobs President’s Lecture will have a reproductive endocrinology theme. In choosing the Patrick Steptoe Memorial lecture the Executive Committee will consult with the Meetings Subcommittee organising the relevant event to ensure as much as possible that the topic is in keeping with the theme of the meeting. The invitation to the nominated person will be in writing by the Chairman of the BFS.

Funding

The Patrick Steptoe Memorial Lecture is a sponsored award. Sponsorship includes all speaker expenses and the cost of the presentation to the award holder.

The H S Jacobs President’s Lecture This lectureship is supported by a generous endowment to the BFS and all costs will be met by the BFS.

 

BFS 40th Anniversary event in London on 6 July, 2013. Photo by Justin Tallis 07900 492002 justin@justintallis.co.uk

BFS 40th Anniversary event in London on 6 July, 2013. Photo by Justin Tallis 07900 492002 justin@justintallis.co.uk

Previous Winners

Patrick Steptoe Memorial Prize Lecture

2015 Richard Gardner
2014 David Barker
2012 Paul Devroey
2011 Peter Braude
2010 Niels Skakkebaek
2009 Norbert Gleicher
2008 Peter Brinsden
2007 Allan Templeton
2006 Stephen Franks
2005 Gerry Schatten
2004 Stephen Hillier
2003 Roger Godsen
2002 Alan De Cherney
2001 Ian Cooke
2000 David Baird
1998 Thinus Kruger
1997 Roger Short
1996 Andre Van Steirteghem
1994 Alan Trounson
1992 Howard Jones
1991 Robert Geoffrey Edwards

H S Jacobs President’s Lecture

2014 Robert Norman
2013 Hans Evers
2012 Richard Fleming
2010 Stephen O’Rahilly
2008 Hilary Critchley
2007 Marco Filicori
2006 Ken McNatty
2005 David Barlow
2004 David de Kretser
2003 Roger Pederson
2002 Paul McDonough
2001 Baulieu
2000 Henry Burger