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Special Interest Group (SIG)/ Embryology

 

Aims of the SIG Embryology

The scope of SIG Embryology is comprehensive, incorporating all from basic scientific advances to laboratory practices and policy guidance. It is the main concern for many MEFS members who are interested in the present and future developments of clinical embryology.

The goal of SIG Embryology is to enhance the continuous professional improvement of scientists and laboratory specialists working in the Reproductive Biology and applied Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART). SIG Embryology supports standards of excellence in research and laboratory applications. It encourages the energetic contribution of its members based on higher education credentials or laboratory experience, aiming to provide a positive contribution to SIG Embryology and to the MEFS.

Under the umbrella of MEFS, SIG Embryology is focused on organizing embryology scientific sessions, pre-congress courses and workshops, producing comprehensive guidelines for laboratories in clinical embryology, performing patient education programs, establishment of interactive web-based information and -in the near future- setting up a certification for embryologists as well as MEFS embryo-mail. We would very much welcome your feedback on these ideas, and also suggestions for new ideas of future priorities for the SIG or our website.

 

 

The SIG Embryology members

Generally, members of SIG Embryology are individuals having membership of MEFS. All members of SIG Embryology are welcome to participate in all activities within the group such as scientific program, interactive web-based information resources, surveys and patient education programs supported by SIG Embryology.
 

 

SIG Embryology Committee:

Chairperson: Howaida Hashim, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Email: hhashimh@aol.com

 

Secretary: HaifaaHoneineh, M.Sc.

Email: hmohieh@hotmail.com

 

Coordinator: FadiChoucair

Email: fc13@aub.edu.lb

 

Deputy: Alia Al Hourani, M.Sc.

Email: aliahourani@gmail.com

 


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HOWAIDA A. IBRAHIM HASHIM, PHD, MSC.

Consultant Embryologist,

Deputy Director, Jeddah Fertility Center (JFC)

Dr. Erfan & Bagedo General Hospital, Jeddah, KSA

Tel.: +966 2 603 8691 Ext. 3703, 3799, 3798

Cell:  + 966 540812608

 E-mail: Hhashimh@aol.com

 

SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE & ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Deputy Director, Jeddah Fertility Center, Dr. Erfan & Bagedo Hospital (JFC), Jeddah, KSA

Consultant Embryologist, Jeddah Fertility Center, Dr. Erfan & Bagedo Hospital, Jeddah, KSA

Scientific Coordinator, Jeddah Embryologist Club, Jeddah, KSA

Scientific Director, IVF Reproductive Biology Department, Kingdom Hospital/ Consulting Clinics, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Consultant Embryologist, IVF Reproductive Biology Department, Kingdom Hospital/ Consulting Clinics, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Chairperson, Embryologist Interest Group, Middle East Fertility Society.

Ambassador of the Middle East Fertility Society to Saudi Arabia for the last 6 years.

More than 25years’ experience and a proven record of success in Assisted Human Reproductive Technology and Andrology. Previously a member of the accreditation committee of the Ministry of Health.

Strong organization, management and training skills. Regular monitoring and analysis of the development of the Department. Organized successfully numerous large international conferences and workshops.

Created training program in the IVF Reproductive Endocrinology Unit of the National Guard Health Affairs. Established 7 IVF Clinics Nationally and Internationally.

Extensive research skills and experience. >30 scientific papers & abstracts presented and invited as a speaker at scientific conferences or workshops, nationally and internationally.

Recipient of a research grant from the National Guard Hospital for research in the area of “Cryopreservation of ovaries and ovarian tissue to preserve fertility”.

 

PRESENT DUTIES AND AFFILIATIONS:

Deputy Director, Jeddah Fertility Center, Dr. Erfan & Bagedo Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Senior Embryologist, Head, IVF Laboratory. Jeddah Fertility Center, Dr. Erfan & Bagedo Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Scientific Coordinator, Jeddah Embryologist Club, Jeddah, KSA

Chairperson, Embryologist Interest Group, Middle East Fertility Society. (MEFS HQ is in Beirut, Lebanon).

Member, Vienna Art Society, Virginia, USA

Ambassador of the Middle East Fertility Society to Saudi Arabia.

Editor, MEFS News Updates and Journal.

Chief Editor and Founder: “Fertility Choice” magazine and website. (fertilitychoice.net), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2015.

Head, Library Task Team, National & Gulf Center for Evidence Based Medicine, King Abdul Aziz Medical City, National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.