Kevin McEleny, Ph.D FRCS FRCS (Urol)
I come from the South West of England and after graduating from Southampton University Medical School, working in the Wessex Region, in Scotland and in South Western England where I completed Basic Surgical Training, I undertook a Ph.D at University College Dublin, before moving to the North East of England to train in urology.
I became fascinated with Male Factor Fertility issues and in particular, what little seemed to be known or indeed done about it. I was appointed as a Consultant Urologist to the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust in 2009 where I set up a Specialist Superregional Male fertility service at Newcastle Fertility Centre, to treat couples from across the North of England.
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Eleanor Lowndes Stevenson, PhD, RN, FAAN
For over two decades, I have been a nurse, scholar and patient advocate for the promotion of infertility healthcare quality and access. I have worked to raise professional and public awareness about the hidden infertility epidemic and health inequities through research that has focused on the experience of men with severe male factor infertility, stress during infertility-conceived pregnancies, and fertility preservation. Using a team science approach, I have disseminated my research nationally and internationally, and have published an international multidisciplinary infertility textbook.
I have been an invited speaker at medical and nursing conferences in the United States and abroad to speak about contemporary infertility issues, and serve on the executive boards of the Nurse Professional Group within the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART). Currently I am an Professor and Chair of the Health of Women, Children & Families Division at Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, North Carolina. I completed my BS from Rutgers University School of Nursing (New Jersey), my MS from Rutgers University Graduate School as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, and my PhD from New York University College of Nursing. Working to help those struggling to build their desired families by offering this new resource gives profound meaning to my nursing career.
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Anne-Bine Skytte, Scientific Director at Cryos International, MD, Ph.D (clin gen)
After graduating from medical school at Aarhus University, I worked as a MD, GP and in a department of Gynaecology and obstetrics for 4 years before I started specialising in clinical genetics. Alongside my specialisation I undertook a phd degree in genetics at University of Southern Denmark. As a researcher I worked several years as associate professor at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital. Being a clinical geneticist I worked at Aarhus University hospital, as a consultant, head of the outpatient clinic of hereditary diseases, before I decided to combine my experience to focus on getting a broader understanding of third party reproduction. Today I work as the scientific director at Cryos International, this position is ideal for being able to combine my research experience and interest with the clinical experience, to make sure we continously develop our contributions to the scientific field of a broad range of fertility issues and making sure that we offer a wide variety of well screened donors.
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