The Joint Fertility Conference Societies
The Joint Fertility Conference is an annual event hosted by the Association of Reproductive & Clinical Scientists, British Fertility Society and the Society for Reproduction and Fertility.
The event is supported by a number of other affiliated organisations who, together with the host societies make up the Associated Fertility Societies.
Association of Reproductive & Clinical Scientists (ARCS)
The Association of Reproductive and Clinical Scientists (ARCS) is a professional body run by Reproductive Scientists supporting the needs and research and development interests
of those involved in reproductive sciences in the UK and worldwide.
Founded in 2020, ARCS strives to promote high standards of practice in Reproductive Science and to support the professional interests of those working in the UK and internationally. ARCS boasts a membership in excess of 700 members and strives to advance the profession through training and education, providing information, support and a global community for our members.
Our mission statement is:
To promote the highest standards of research, diagnosis, patient care and educational outreach in the fields of fertility and reproductive science.
To promote high quality, evidence–based diagnosis, treatment and patient care using a range of experimental models.
To further excellence and innovation in the fields of human and animal reproductive research.
To provide a professional forum for members working in basic and applied reproductive science.
To provide strategic leadership, advice and professional guidance at all times.
To engage with other organisations, regulators and the public in the field of reproduction.
To promote and provide education and training to all disciplines within and allied to the field of reproduction.
The British Fertility Society (BFS)
The British Fertility Society (BFS) is a membership body for professionals working in all disciplines of reproductive medicine. The BFS actively promotes the sharing of knowledge, further education and raising standards of practice. It recognises the multi–disciplinary nature of science and practice of reproductive medicine and welcomes andrologists, counsellors, embryologists, endocrinologists, nurses, and other professional groups working in this field, into its membership. It is regarded as the most prestigious association at the forefront of fertility in the UK, with an increasing global profile.
Society for Reproduction and Fertility (SRF)
The Society for Reproduction and Fertility organises a joint annual Fertility conference, awards a wide range of grants and scholarships to members, and sponsors relevant scientific workshops. The Society’s Journal, ‘Reproduction’, publishes original research articles and topical reviews in reproductive biology.
Bioscientifica is the publisher of ‘Reproduction’ and ‘Reproduction and Fertility’ which are both official journals of the Society for Reproduction and Fertility. Reproduction publishes original research articles and topical reviews on the subject of reproductive and developmental biology, and reproductive medicine. With a current Impact Factor of 3.906, Reproduction is a well–established and trusted journal in the fields of reproductive and developmental biology.
Reproduction and Fertility is an open–access, peer–reviewed journal publishing research and reviews on basic, translational and clinical reproduction and fertility. APCs are currently waived, making the journal the perfect home for authors seeking to publish their work open access.