Inclusivity in Reproductive Health: Looking Back on the Reproductive Medicine 2022 Conference

Posted on October 03, 2022

The second Reproductive Medicine 2022 conference took place from the 2nd to the 4th of September. The conference, hosted by the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Unit at the University of Pretoria, highlighted some of the exciting work done at this unit and provided a platform for collaborative opportunities between UP and other universities (i.e. UCT, SU, UOFS, WITS, UKZN, SMU).

The theme of the conference was “Inclusivity in Reproductive Health”.  The conference focused on the neglected aspects of reproductive medicine such as: Adolescent health; transgender care; infertility; endometriosis; fertility preservation for cancer patients; psychological care in reproductive medicine and the role of embryologists and nurses.  Inclusivity also involved all our colleagues in ensuring that there is an update on current developments in the field of reproductive medicine. The conference consisted of various pre-conference workshop proceedings covering topics such as hysteroscopy, sexual and reproductive health rights, assisted reproduction and advances in specialist ultrasound techniques. The proceedings boasted a variety of international key-note speakers and showcased the excellent quality of research conducted within the field in Southern Africa.

Short gallery featured below:

Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, gave the Opening Address

Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, gave the Opening Address

 

Hysteroscopy Workshop at The University of Pretoria’s Surgical Skills lab

Hysteroscopy Workshop at The University of Pretoria’s Surgical Skills lab

 

UP & Steve Biko Academic Hospital REI Team and International Speaker Prof Human Fatemi

UP & Steve Biko Academic Hospital REI Team and International Speaker Prof Human Fatemi

 

Prof Ralf Henkel Demonstrating at the Assisted Reproductive Technology Workshop

Prof Ralf Henkel Demonstrating at the Assisted Reproductive Technology Workshop

 

Dr Hester Kruger, Prof Lindeque & Prof Riana Bornman

Dr Hester Kruger, Prof Lindeque & Prof Riana Bornman

 

Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights Workshop

Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights Workshop: Prof Petrus Steyn, WHO Geneva; Anita Makin, FIGO;  Dr Rebecca Luckett, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre & Harvard Medical School

Ultrasound Workshop

Ultrasound Workshop

 

Reproductive Biology Laboratory Team

Reproductive Biology Laboratory Team

 

Published by Terri-Ann de Jager-Healy

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