What is HFEA (Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority) for and how does it help patients?
What are the aims of the HFEA?
Why is single embryo transfer encouraged? What are the current statistics on single embryo transfer?
What are the laws on egg donation in the UK?
How does legal parenthood work?
Is PGT (Pre-implantation Genetic Testing) allowed? When can it be recommended?
What about the treatment add-ons? Does the evidence show that an add-on improves the chances of having a baby?
What is fertility treatment law in the UK?
In this session, Venessa Smith, Quality Manager at Assisted Conception Unit – Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, discussed IVF, egg donation and other procedures and its laws and regulations in the UK.
Venessa Smith is a HCPC registered clinical scientist with more than 20 years' experience working in fertility. She has worked as an embryologist at a number of different UK clinics, followed by the London Women’s Clinic in Harley Street as Embryology Laboratory and Sperm Bank Manager, where she developed a specific interest in gamete donation. She later became the group's Quality Manager and is experienced in clinical governance, helping clinics develop Total Quality Management programmes, performing audits, and passionate about supporting staff.
Venessa is a regular speaker for the Donor Conception Network Planning for Parenthood Workshops and has contributed to a number of books and journals. She currently sits on the HFEA Licensed Centre’s Panel and was part of the HFEA Working Group for the most recent edition of the HFEA Code of Practice. She has recently joined the Assisted Conception Unit at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.
Caroline Kulczycka is managing MyIVFAnswers.com and has been hosting IVFWEBINARS dedicated to patients struggling with infertility since 2020. She's highly motivated and believes that educating patients so that they can make informed decisions is essential in their IVF journey. In the past, she has been working as an International Patient Coordinator, where she was helping and directing patients on their right path. She also worked in the tourism industry, and dealt with international customers on a daily basis, including working abroad. In her free time, you’ll find her travelling, biking, learning new things, or spending time outdoors.
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