Howard Jacobs Lecture: Evidence-based fertility treatments – the promise, the reality… – Professor Cynthia (Cindy) Farquhar, University of Auckland and Fertility Plus, Auckland District Health Board, New Zealand

This talk will aim to:
• Provide an understanding of the need for evidence-based health care.
• Describe where we have had successes in fertility treatment.
• Show where we could improve.

Professor Cindy Farquhar (CNZM, FRSNZ, MBChB, FRCOG, FRANZCOG, CREI, MPH, MD) is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Auckland. She trained in medicine at the University of Auckland. Her specialist training was in Auckland and London where she completed her MD (research). Cindy is Clinical Director of Fertility Plus and Gynaecology at National Women’s. She has over 300 peer-reviewed publications and has led the development of many clinical trials and guidelines, and was the Co-Chair of the Cochrane Governing Board from 2014 – 2018. In 2014 Cindy was made Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit and in 2019 she was made a fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.