SP1C: Nursing and psychosocial inc BFS Nurse Prize

Test it, know it, plan it: Exploring the perceived usefulness of a digital platform to remotely assess infertile patients ahead of treatment abroad Andreia Trigo, Nurse, Enhanced Fertility, UK

Andreia Trigo RN BSc MSc is the CEO of Enhanced Fertility. Andreia is also an experienced nurse consultant, researcher, and chairwoman of the European Fertility Society Care Awards, having presented research at national and international conferences on the topic of reproductive health and digital health. Andreia is the recipient of numerous awards, including the British Fertility Nurse prize 2022 by the British Fertility Society and Women in Innovation 2022 by InnovateUK. At Enhanced Fertility, Andreia has been helping people be diagnosed faster, using at-home testing and digital platforms that use artificial intelligence to deliver personalised recommendations.

A hermeneutic phenomenological study of parental expectations and the meaning of transition to early parenting in couples with a pregnancy conceived using IVF Liz Gale, Senior Lecturer (Midwifery), University of Greenwich, UK

Dr Liz Gale is a Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at the University of Greenwich and Practice Lead within the Institute for Lifecourse Development. An experienced midwife, Liz’s teaching focuses on psychosocial aspects of care and the recognition of wider influences on health and wellbeing. Her particular interests are in public health, promoting equitable outcomes for more disadvantaged families, infant feeding and transition to early parenthood. Her PhD, awarded in 2021, was a hermeneutic phenomenological study of the transition to early parenthood for couples with an IVF pregnancy.

The implementation and pathway for semen analysis via an app based fertility service – preliminary findings Laura Carter-Penman, Deputy Director of Fertility and Women’s Health, Peppy Health, UK

Laura qualified as a nurse at the University of East Anglia in 1996 and has worked in various NHS and private health care settings, before establishing her fertility knowledge at the world’s 1st IVF clinic, Bourn Hall. Laura is the current Co-chair and secretary of SING (Senior Infertility Nurse Group) providing peer support to lead nurses across the UK and Ireland. As part of this role, Laura works closely with the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) on publications and sits on various committees including the Human Fertilisation and  Embryology Authority (HFEA)  add-ons Group. Laura is passionate about nurse education and empowering nurses, she regularly presents and chairs national conferences and has taken part in radio broadcasts including BBC’s The Naked Scientist.

The international fertility education initiative – a global collaboration to improve fertility awareness Bola Grace, Research, University College London, UK

Dr Bola Grace has extensive experience in women’s health across industry and academia. She values collaborative research into a variety of topics including Sexual & Reproductive Health, Digital Health, and Inclusive Innovation. In her recent work, she has published several papers on reproductive epidemiology and fertility awareness, and has developed digital health products. She sits on several reproductive health committees and boards. Dr Grace holds a PhD in Population Health & Epidemiology from UCL and an MBA from University of Cambridge Judge Business School. She enjoys coaching and mentoring and is passionate about helping underrepresented groups in STEM.

Exploring women’s perspectives on dismissal of reproductive health symptoms by medical professionals Helen O’Neill, CEO, Hertility Health, UK

Why I left my fertility clinic for another ART provider – it’s not what you think: A RealTalk patient survey Andrea Syrtash, Founder, Pregnantish, US