Portuguese fertility doctors visit the birthplace of IVF treatment

Bourn Hall was delighted to welcome a delegation of Portuguese doctors from leading medical centres to its Cambridge clinic. The visit was organised by Gedeon Richter, a leading manufacturer of innovative therapies for women’s health, and gave the doctors a unique experience and insight into the history and future of IVF.

One of Richter’s most important niche areas is its Women’s Healthcare division, and the company offers a portfolio of therapies in areas of unmet need such as female fertility, uterine fibroids, and endometriosis.

Luis Freire, Senior Product Manager at Gedeon Richter, and his colleagues facilitated the visit, which included 20 Portuguese fertility doctors from leading hospitals.

They were excited to come to Bourn Hall to find out more about the story of IVF from Dr Mike Macnamee. Dr Kay Elder discussed how cutting-edge science is increasing understanding of human reproduction, and Dr Thanos Papathanasiou, CEO and Medical Director at Bourn Hall talked about the future direction and challenges of this field of medicine.

Luis Freire comments: “Bourn Hall is such a symbolic place in the history of IVF; it was fascinating to meet scientists and fertility specialists that had worked with Professor Edwards, a co-pioneer in IVF, and to hear about the current challenges and future developments in reproductive medicine.”

Dr Thanos comments: “It was a pleasure to share our journey with Portuguese colleagues and to hear of their experiences. Collaboration has always been vital in reproductive medicine and there is still so much to learn.”

Dr Thanos Papathanasiou, Bourn Hall CEO, with Luis Freire, Senior Product Manager at Gedeon Richter
Dr Thanos Papathanasiou, Bourn Hall CEO, with Luis Freire, Senior Product Manager at Gedeon Richter
Mike Macnamee and Kay Elder both worked with Robert Edwards
Mike Macnamee and Kay Elder both worked with Robert Edwards
Bourn Hall welcomed a delegation of Portuguese fertility doctors
Bourn Hall welcomed a delegation of Portuguese fertility doctors

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