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19-22 June 2017

Gloucester Millenium Hotel London

Effective Fertility Services

The Association of Clinical Embryologists

In association with ACE

Overview & Introduction

Simon Wood (BFS), Ellen Armstrong (ACE), Chairs

Whether or not you are directly responsible for quality within your clinic, this module will help you understand the requirements to deliver the best professional service to your patients efficiently. Effective Fertility Services has proved a popular and informative course for Clinicians, Nurses, Scientists as well as Managers and Administrators across the two days. It provides rounded appraisals of the issues affecting Clinicians and Clinics in delivering quality care.

It also aims to help you understand the regulatory, managerial and commercial aspects of delivering a quality service and supports Clinicians in preparing for the rigour of providing an Effective Fertility Service.

21 June 2017

Time Session Speaker
09:00 – 09:10 Welcome Ellen Armstrong, Simon Wood
09:10 – 09:55 The HFEA perspective: Ensuring Quality & Preparing for Inspection Sharon Fensome Rimmer
09:55 – 10:25 What is Expected of HFEA Person Responsible Yacoub Khalaf
10:30 – 11:00 Morning coffee & Exhibition
11:00 – 11:45 Clinical and laboratory, the centrality of consent Sue Avery & Sharon Fensome Rimmer
11:45 – 12:30 Understanding your budget & tips for financial viability Sue Avery
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch & exhibition
13:30 – 14:15 How best to give patients bad news. Kate Brian
14:15 – 15:00 How to cope with giving bad news and how to support each other during times of stress. Jenny Dunlop
15:00 – 15:30 Afternoon coffee & exhibition
15:30 – 16:15 Delivering Bad News Professionally and Sensitively (interactive session) Jenny Dunlop
16:15 – 17:00 Embryology Horizon scanning – Opportunities and challenges Rachel Cutting
17:00 – Closing remarks Ellen Armstrong

22 June 2017

Time Session Speaker
08:55 – 09:00 Welcome and chairs Ellen Armstrong, Simon Wood
09:00 – 09:45 Business Planning for service development Jonathan Koslover
09:45 – 10:15 Effective strategies for running a succesful fertility service Marco Gaudoin
10:15 – 10:45 Change Management: preparing people and process for change Valentine Akande
10:45 – 11:15 Morning coffee & exhibition
11:15 – 12:00 Introducing a new service Raj Mathur
12:00 – 12:45 Fertility horizon scanning Yacoub Khalaf
12:45 – 13:30 Lunch & Exhibition
13:30 – 14:00 Strategic tools for management Jonathan Koslover
14:00 – 14:30 Legal and reputational risk in assisted conception Speaker tbc
14:30 – 15:00 Public relations and issues management Claudia Rubin
15:00 – 15:30 Afternoon coffee & exhibition
15:30 – 17:00 BFS PARALLEL SESSION
15:30 – 16:00 The UK fertility market – understanding NHS commissioning and the private market Charles Kingsland
16:00 – 16:30 How does the Quality Manager establish an effective quality management system? Nilendran Prathalingam
16:30 – 17:00 Establishing a robust performance enhancing appraisals framework Raj Mathur
15:30 – 17:00 ACE PARALLEL SESSION
15:30 – 16:15 Selecting the best statistical test for your dataset (interactive session) Christine Leary
16:15 – 17:00 Interpreting data and presentation of results Christine Leary
17:00 – Close Ellen Armstrong, Simon Wood