One thing that sets Virtus Health apart is the fact that so many of our doctors continue to work in public hospitals and teach at universities.
This puts them at the frontline of research and allows them to continually apply and assess new science in a diverse range of treatment cases.
Our current university appointments include:
- University of Melbourne (Associate Professor, Principal Fellows, Senior Research Fellows and Senior Lecturers)
- University of Sydney (Lecturer)
- University of NSW, School of Women’s and Children’s Health (Head of school)
- University of NSW, Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Professor and Head of discipline)
- University of NSW, Medicine (Lecturer)
- University of Queensland (Senior lecturers)
Fertility Society of Australia
In 2014, the following members of our group played instrumental roles within the Fertility Society of Australia which is the peak body representing scientists, doctors, researchers, nurses, consumers and counsellors in reproductive medicine in Australia & New Zealand:
FSA Board Members:
- Prof Michael Chapman, Vice President (IVFAustralia)
- Ms Donna Close, Secretary (QFG)
- Jacqui Irving (QFG)
- Louise Younger (The Fertility Centre)
IVF Directors Group: Lyndon Hale (Melbourne IVF)
Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors Association (ANZICA) Executive Committee members:
- Marianne Tome (Melbourne IVF)
- Sarah Nowoweiski (Melbourne IVF)
- Marlene Mina (Hunter IVF)
- Melissa Stephens (IVFAustralia)
Scientists in Reproductive Technologies (SIRT) committee members
- Carolyn Hills (QFG)
- Jenny Krapez (Melbourne IVF)
- Chris Rolling (QFG)
- Petra Wale (Melbourne IVF)
Fertility Nurses of Australasia (FNA) committee members
- Donna Close (QFG)
- Julie Findlay (TasIVF)
- Jenny Marks (Melbourne IVF)
- Melissa Strickland (The Fertility Centre)
FSA Newsletter Editor: Keith Harrison (QFG)
Members attend quarterly meetings and annual conferences, and form representation on the committee.
In 2011, IVFAustralia's Medical Director, A/Prof Peter Illingworth was President of the FSA.
To ensure the best possible continuous patient care, we are committed to keeping GPs up to date with the latest developments in fertility science, through ongoing GP education programs across the group. We also provide fertility training for GP practice nurses.
Our nurses also manage high school education programs on fertility issues, discussing relevant topics such as the impact of STIs on fertility, and the effect of age on female fertility.
Royal College of Nursing
One of our most experienced nurses is authorised to provide accreditation for specialist fertility nursing courses.