The 2019 Joint Conference of the Association of Clinical Embryologists, British Fertility Society and the Society for Reproduction and Fertility will be coming to Birmingham in January 2019. The event has become the largest UK educational forum focussing on fertility and reproductive medicine.

The theme for the joint annual conference is Technologies and controversies featuring 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 guaranteed to excite, stimulate and motivate!

The event will also feature over 200 scientific poster presentations, a large trade exhibition and a packed networking programme providing an excellent opportunity to learn, network and exchange ideas.

SRF Members Social Event at Fertility 2019

As in previous years, we are excited to announce SRF’s members Social Event at Fertility. This year’s Social Event on Thursday 3 January and was attended by over 90 SRF members.

Registration is free for SRF members and £10 for non-members. Registration includes two drinks vouchers.




Fertility 2018 was a huge success. It was the largest Fertility meeting to date attended by a record number, 121, SRF members. The conference started with a packed SRF Early Career Researcher Symposium (standing room only!) and the following three days continued  to provide a programme which showcased the latest scientific and clinical developments and updates in fertility, sexual health and reproductive biology.

Congratulations to the following prize winners:

SRF Postdoc Prize – Dr Avi Lerner, Imperial College London Investigation of the transcriptome in granulosa-lutein cells from PCOS patients implicates gene networks involved in cholesterol metabolism

SRF Student Prize
– Miss Charlotte Willis, University of Manchester  Sperm chemoattraction and mate preference in human assisted conception

SRF Poster Prize – Winner
– Miss Amey Brassington, University of Nottingham Genetics of one-carbon metabolism: Explaining inter-individual and ethnic variation in epigenetic responses to peri-conceptional diet

SRF Poster Prize – Highly Commended – Miss Catherine Lomax, University of Edinburgh The reduction in live birth rates in women ≥40 during assisted conception are not a consequence of reduced oocyte yield

To full conference abstract book can be viewed here.

Outside of the Scientific Programme delegates enjoyed a relaxed SRF networking event at Revolucion de Cuba as well as the more traditional conference dinner.

Following the conclusion of the SRF AGM business on Friday 5  January Professor Bill Holt was awarded the Marshall Medal and all those present were treated to a fascinating presentation about his career.

Photos from Fertility 2018 are now available on our Facebook page.



The information below refers to the 2018 conference. Information will appear about the 2019 meeting as it becomes available.


Over 120 SRF Members attended Fertility 2018 and feedback from all attendees, including SRF Members, was highly positive.

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.


Abstract submission will open later in the year.


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.

 Information will be provided later in the year.