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 2012, 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:
- Ms Donna Close, Secretary (QFG)
- Dr Lyndon Hale (Melbourne IVF)
- Prof Michael Chapman (IVFAustralia)
- Ms Sandra Kennedy (IVFAaustralia)
IVF Directors Group: Lyndon Hale (Melbourne IVF)
Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors Association (ANZICA) members:
- Cherie Borosh (IVFAustralia)
- Sarah Nowoweiski (Melbourne IVF)
- Kay Oke (Melbourne IVF)
- Marianne Tome (Melbourne IVF)
Scientists in Reproductive Technologies (SIRT) members
- Jacqui Irving, Chairperson (QFG)
- Carolyn Hills, Honorary Secretary (QFG)
Fertility Nurses of Australasia (FNA) members
- Donna Close (QFG)
- Louise Younger (QFG)
- Carmel Carrigan (QFG)
- Rachael Varady (Melbourne IVF)
- Lauren Metliss (IVFAustralia)
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.