The 4th European Conference on Preconception Health and Care gathered close to 200 delegates, when it was held at Rigshospitalet end of September 2019. The conference addressed fertility awareness, family building and the latest research when it comes to the challenges the society and health professionals face concerning reproduction and health before and after pregnancy.
Regional Chairmen and Deans in Copenhagen, Lund and Malmö stand behind ReproUnion in this opinion article which Dagens Medicin published end of October, highlighting the concerning infertility statistics as well as the need to continue involving new collaboration partners to address prevention and develop new reproductive treatments. Click on to read the full article (in Danish).
On the 14th of October 2019 the daily Swedish Newspaper “Sydsvenskan” reported about the ReproUnion study, which will examine perspectives on family planning and fertility among people in the Skåne region.
On the 27th of September the internationally-leading journal, Science, published a seminal study “Chromosome errors in human eggs shape natural fertility over reproductive lifespan”, with ReproUnion Board Member and Professor Eva Hoffmann as senior author and ReproUnion members Professor Claus Yding Andersen, Dr. Stine Gry Kristensen, and Dr. Marie Louise Grøndahl as co-authors.
A new national register study from Lunds University was published in the British Medical Journal the 26th of September. The research looked at 1.2 million pregnancies in Sweden over 20 years and was led by Ph.D. Yahia Al-Jebari and Professor Yvonne Lundberg-Giwercman,
ReproUnion is among the finalists for the Athena Award, which will for the 11th time acknowledge best practice examples of clinical research, where hospitals, academia and industry collaborate to develop new treatments, improve prevention and/or involve patients more.
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End of June 2019 the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) held their 35th annual meeting in Vienna with 12.000 registered participants. The footprint of ReproUnion 1.0. was evident when listening to six Post docs/Ph.Ds presenting their findings from studies funded by ReproUnion during the project period 2015-2018.
At the General Assembly in June ReproUnion’s management announced that Jens Sønksen had stepped down from his role as Chairman at the end of the first accounting period in ReproUnion 2.0. In recent years, Jens Sønksen has become increasingly busy – in 2017 he was elected Adjunct Secretary General for the European Association of Urology (EAU). Jens Sønksen shares a few perspectives on the ReproUnion collaboration.
Dr Sasha Stormlund not only impressed the audience but also received ESHRE’s Clinical Science Award for her oral presentation showing that success rates after freezing all embryos for later transfer is no better than with fresh transfers. The study was carried out with funding from ReproUnion 1.0.