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GFMER Global Consultation on WHO Infertility Guidelines:
Addressing evidence-based guidance on infertility diagnosis, management and treatment

WHO Global Guidelines and Training

October 2012 - August 2013
5 months distance course on the evidence-base for the infertile couple and virtual consultation

organized by
the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research
(WHO Collaborating Centre in Education and Research in Human Reproduction)
the UNDP/UNFPA/WHO/World Bank Special Programme for Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, Department of Reproductive Health and Research; Family and Community Health Cluster (WHO/RHR)

Coordinators: Dr Sheryl Vanderpoel (WHO), Professor Bruce Dunphy (University of Newcastle Australia and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation) and Professor Aldo Campana (GFMER)


A WHO expert consultation was held, 16-17 January 2012, to scope the area of infertility, with an initial six areas prioritized for evidence review and establishment of global WHO Guidelines. Participants of this GFMER virtual course and consultation will be asked to join the WHO process of Guideline development in these six prioritized areas of infertility. Participants will have an opportunity to interact and become part of the global expert advisory GFMER team for WHO-RHR/HRP and its Expert Working Groups generating guidelines and manuals on infertility care and treatment.

Course and virtual consultation

This on-line infertility review will first include modules on the official WHO Guidelines development process, and then, through ASRM eLearning courses, the participants will have an opportunity, if required, to review the evidence-base for the basic diagnosis of the infertile male and female, coupled with review of the evidence-base for management and interventions. As a critical assignment for this course, each participant will be asked to generate an article to be assessed for publication: to evaluate the current public and private health system delivery of infertility diagnosis, management and referral; as well as, identify current access and delivery gaps within their country or within a country of interest. Participants will represent the GFMER virtual consultation component of the WHO process of global Guideline development for the infertile male, female and couple.

Successful applicants

The application process will ensure that: the minimal qualifications of the participants will be those holding a medically-related degree or degree certificate in gynecology or obstetrics (or related field)/ and or andrology, with at least a minimal amount of experience in reproductive medicine and/or andrology.

Application deadline: 17 June 2012.

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The application form is available on https://www.gfmer.ch/infertility/application.htm.

All application documents along with copies of diplomas, certificates and letters of reference can be sent by email, post or by fax to:

Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Villa Grand-Montfleury
Chemin du Grand-Montfleury 48
1290 Versoix - Switzerland
E-mail: infertility@gfmer.org
Fax: +41.22.346.78.34

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Ferring Pharmaceuticals