Scientific and Clinical Advances Advisory Committee (SCAAC)
The fertility sector is forever changing and there are always new techniques, treatments and research on the horizon. Our Scientific and Clinical Advances Advisory Committee makes sure we’re on top of these and how they affect our work.
Read past SCAAC meeting minutes and papers.
Want to know more about how we make sure we know about these things? Read about the Horizon Scanning Panel above.
Horizon Scanning meeting
The purpose of the HFEA’s Horizon Scanning Meeting is to bring together international experts and regulatory bodies to discuss the latest issues and breakthroughs in fertility treatment and human embryo research to make sure we know about them so that they can be considered in more detail by our other committees such as the Scientific and Clinical Advances Advisory Committee. Although these breakthroughs are often a long way from being offered in clinics, knowing about them early gives us time to consider their legal, ethical and scientific implications. We are then prepared to make a future decision on whether they can be licensed and have guidance in place to ensure they are carried out safely and appropriately. We can also make sure the public has access to reliable information about the new techniques on our website.