2009 HFEA Annual Conference

Date:         1 October 2009
Location:  The Grange Hotel, St Pauls, London

The 2009 HFEA Annual Conference focused on the ground breaking new HFE Act that came into force on 1 October 2009. The theme of the day was on the readiness to implement the new legislation and its requirements.


What was coveredAlan Doran speaking at the HFEA Annual Conference

The conference was a lively and stimulating event. The day was centered around plenary sessions which saw informative interviews with HFEA Chair Lisa Jardine and HFEA Interim Chief Executive Alan Doran.

Fertility centre staff were also encouraged to take part in interactive breakout sessions on a range of timely and relevant issues 

Download the Annual Conference agenda:


Main session

 “Today is where it all begins: a new act, new code and new compliance cycle are the beginning of a dialogue, not the end.  The way we go forward from today will reflect that approach, we have never held an annual conference like this before.”  Lisa Jardine, HFEA Chair

With speeches and interviews with key members from the HFEA, the main plenary sessions covered a range of topics from changes to fertility legislation, and what this means to centre operation, to the future of the HFEA.  

Download a transcript of the plenary sessions: 

Audio files of the sessions are also available upon request. If you would like a copy, contact us


Breakout sessions

The various Annual Conference breakout sessions provided us with valuable feedback from centre staff on how we can improve the way we work.

Find out what was discussed at each of the sessions:


Annual conference follow up

HFEA Interim Chief Executive, Alan Doran, sent a letter to licensed UK fertility clinics following up on three action points raised at the Annual Conference: Freedom of information (FOI) legislation, publishing incident reports and disclosure for research purposes.

Shortly after the Annual Conference Alan Doran had outlined to clinics our next steps as a result of feedback on the day:

Page last updated: 02 October 2009

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