Programme for the SRF Early Career Researcher Symposium is now available below.

Wednesday 3 January 2018 – 14.00 hrs

Career Opportunities for Early Career Scientist

From PhD to SRF New Investigator – Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri, Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow and University Lecturer in Physiology, University of Cambridge, UK
Academia to industry – My move to the ‘dark side’ – Kim Gemzoe, Clinical Development Manager; Real World Evidence, GSK, UK
From lab bench to lectern – Sharon Sneddon, Lecturer, University of Glasgow, UK
Medical mystery tour – Hayley Scott, Medical Science Liaison, Actelion Pharmaceuticals, UK
Careers in the HFEA – Nick Jones, Director of Compliance and Information, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, UK

Attendance at all sessions on Wednesday is included in your registration fee!

Fertility is the main annual meeting in the UK which offers our SRF community the opportunity to meet under one roof and experience great science from leading experts and network. We invite you to join us and in Liverpool next January to be a part of Fertility 2018!


Over 100 SRF Members attended Fertility 2017 and feedback from all attendees, including SRF Members, was highly positive. Read reviews from two of our Early Career Members here. Additionally, a copy of the feedback from all participants is available to download below.

The delegate brochure download, at the bottom of this page, includes a copy of the latest Scientific Programme. Whilst it is organised jointly by the SRF, the BFS and ACE our SRF Members will be pleased to learn that the programme incorporates the traditional features and characteristics which have been enjoyed over the years at the SRF Annual Conferences including:

In addition, the programme will include the first SRF – Reproduction Prize Session. Read more about this new prize here.

As well as a stimulating programme of concurrent sessions and workshops, the conference will include a large exhibition and poster display as well as an exciting programme of social events.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Fertility 2018 is being advertised to take place at the ACC Liverpool, 4-6 January 2018. However, when planning your attendance, please note that the programme gets underway for the SRF sessions on the afternoon of Wednesday 3 January when the SRF Early Career Researcher Symposium, SRF Postdoctoral prize session & SRF-SRB Exchange Lecture and New Investigator Award lectures will take place. Full Conference and Thursday ‘One Day’ registrations will cover attendance at the Wednesday sessions.  These sessions will be followed by an informal SRF networking event held at Revolucion de Cuba.


Abstract submission closed on Monday 11 September 2017.


The SRF acknowledges that Fertility can be an expensive meeting for its members to attend and therefore is pleased to announce, once again, a bursary package to ensure that this meeting is affordable.

SRF Bursaries will support (i) Registration, (ii) Accommodation and (iii) Travel for SRF delegates.

Find out more about the bursaries and how to apply here.

If you are not entitled to an SRF bursary, register via the main conference website www.fertilityconference.org