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Welcome to the 2020 National Fertility Conference

Fertility Rethink - Restore Health, Restore Hope

Our Keynote Speaker Dr Peter Brukner will be delivering a presentation Fertility, Metabolic Syndrome and PCOS - Is Diet the Answer?'  This talk is also open to the public.

This year being an interactive online format allows us to have multiple international speakers as part of the program.

The program starts with a ‘World Tour’, where various clinics around the globe practising a Restorative Reproductive Medicine approach will briefly present aspects of their practice. Forget plane travels for now …. We will ‘visit’ the UK, Europe, North and South America, and Africa!

Session 1 – Fertility Rethink we will be exploring the explosive growth of fertility apps – what’s driving it, and what can doctors and fertility educators learn from this phenomenon?

Session 2 -Restore Health will cover reversible / modifiable aspects of medical management to improve both male and female fertility.

Session 3 – Restore Hope covers various corrective surgical approaches, and recent world first data on progesterone use in recurrent miscarriage.

Breaking the sessions will be poster presentations, or the ability to have a break, or chat to other participants one-on-one, or visit the sponsors ‘rooms’.

The timing of the conference has been scheduled to allow timely participation in UK, Europe, Asia and America. If the timing isn’t just right, the full conference will be recorded and exclusive access granted for registrants to watch at a later time.

The program is broad enough in content that it should offer appeal and interest to everyone, no matter what your speciality….so, sit back in the comfort of your own home/ holiday house and enjoy the presentations!

The AIRRM AGM will be held for Members from 11am,  just prior to the start of the conference.



Prof Peter Brukner

Peter Brukner OAM is a specialist sports and exercise physician whose most recent position has been Australian cricket team doctor from 2012-17. Peter is the founding partner of Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre in Melbourne and Professor of Sports Medicine at LaTrobe University. A founding Executive Member of the Australasian College of Sports Physicians, he served two terms as President and played a key role in establishing sports medicine as a medical specialty in Australia. Peter is the co-author of the widely used text book Clinical Sports Medicine and has been team physician for professional football clubs as
well as national athletics, swimming, soccer and men’s hockey teams including Olympic and Commonwealth Games. Peter was the Socceroos Team Doctor at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and subsequently became Head of Sports Medicine and Sports Science at Liverpool Football Club. He is the co-founder of the public health campaign SugarByHalf and is committed to the challenge of improving the nation’s health with improved diet and increased physical activity. His most recent book A Fat Lot of Good was published in May 2018.


Dr Alison Bignell

Graduated from UQ in 1980, residency at Mater Hospital Brisbane Completed first FEMM course this year.

General practitioner with special interest in natural fertility and breast cancer screening Currently working in general practice, Mater Mothers Fertility and Research clinic, and BreastScreen Brisbane Southside Service Married with four children and eight grandchildren.

Nicole Bijlsma

Nicole Bijlsma is a building biologist, bestselling author, PhD candidate and CEO of the Australian College of Environmental Studies which she established in 1999 to educate people about the health hazards in the built environment. Nicole has lectured at tertiary institutions for 30 years, has published in peer reviewed journals and is regularly consulted by the media to discuss mould, electromagnetic fields and toxic chemicals, and lectures in Australia and abroad about environmental health issues.

Dr Phil Boyle

Dr Boyle is Founder and Director of Neo Fertility Clinic, Dublin, Ireland since Sept 2016, President of the International Institute for Restorative Reproductive Medicine and an active member of the Irish Fertility Society He has 20 years clinical experience with subfertility – over 3500 successful pregnancies, many after years of infertility, previous failed IVF and repeated miscarriage. Dr Boyle is a trained Creighton Model Practitioner, Medical Consultant and Educator previously having worked in NaProTechnology from Oct 1995 until Sept 2016. He has special interest in new and innovative solutions for infertility and recurrent miscarriage.

Prof Arri Coomarasamy

Professor Arri Coomarasamy is the Director of the Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research, at the University of Birmingham, University of Warwick and Imperial College London. He is the Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Women’s Health at the University of Birmingham. Professor Coomarasamy is the founding trustee of Ammalife, a UK-registered charity with a global mission of reducing maternal deaths in low-income countries.

Dr Naman Dahiya

Dr. Naman Dahiya is currently in his final year of RANZCOG training.

He is undergoing his fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery as an Australasian Gynaecological and Endoscopy and Surgery (AGES) fellow at Nepean Hospital in NSW. 

He has previously worked at the Mater Mothers hospital in QLD, focusing his advanced training in fertility medicine  and laparoscopic surgery. 

Dr Serena DelZoppo

Serena Del Zoppo graduated in Medicine at the University of Pavia in 2006 and specialized in Gynecology and Obstetrics at the University of Milan in 2013.

She is a teacher of Symtothermal CAMeN method since 2005 and at present she is vice-president of ST CAMeN association and part of IEEF board.

Since 2014 she is qualified as Naprotechnology Medical Consultant.

Dr Gabriel James

Doctoral candidate at the University of Queensland researching methods to enhance natural fertility. Advanced trainee at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane, Australia in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. AIRRM Board member. I've previously worked in digital health start-up companies and medical education advisory roles. I'm a father of three and a keen board rider.

Dr Barbara Lowes

Dr Barbara Lowes obtained her medical degree from the University of Sydney in 2010. She is an Advanced Trainee with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists having completed her core training at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. She is currently completing a Fellowship in Advanced Gynaecological Laparoscopic Surgery through the Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy & Surgery Society Program and the South West Sydney Advanced Pelvic Surgery unit, which includes management of fertility issues and endometriosis. 

Dr Tracey Parnell

Dr. Tracey Parnell is a Canadian physician and researcher with a passion for reproductive medicine that empowers patients and providers. A graduate of medicine from McMaster University, she has a Masters in Reproductive Medicine from the University of New South Wales and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of British Columbia. She is the Research Evaluation and Quality Improvement Sector Lead for the Rural Coordination Centre of BC, which works on behalf of the Joint Standing Committee, an entity that advises the BC government and the BC Medical Association. As a founding member for the International Institute for Restorative Reproductive Medicine and the Director of Communications and Development, she has had a pioneering role in developing the field of Restorative Reproductive Medicine (RRM). 

Dr Lauren Rubal

Lauren Rubal, MD, FACOG, is a Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility specialist who focuses on a restorative and holistic approach to reproductive medicine. Dr. Rubal seeks to empower women to optimize their fertility by harnessing their body’s natural cyclicity and restoring their hormonal rhythms. She makes it her mission to assist women achieve their dream of a baby through integrative and whole body methods. Dr. Rubal delivers hope and provides solutions to women with recurrent pregnancy losses and those with irregular periods or abnormal bleeding. She draws on her extensive training to provide evidence-based diagnoses and treatment as an alternative to the aggressiveness of IUI or IVF.

Dr Travis Rule

Travis Rule is a training registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Mater Mothers’ Hospital, Brisbane and he is a medical graduate of the University of Queensland He has an interest in advanced reproductive endosurgery and minimally invasive pelvic surgery and has worked under the supervision of various specialists in these areas.

Prof Pilar Vigil

Pilar Vigil is a medical doctor, specialist in obstetrics and gynecology and PhD in Biological Sciences from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Her postdoctoral studies were carried out at the Texas Institute for Reproductive Medicine & Endocrinology, Texas, United States and The Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. Currently she is the medical director of the Reproductive Health Research Institute.

More presenter details to come! Keeping checking here for updates.


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Online Forum Registration

Early Bird registration closes Friday 9th October!

Student bursaries of AU$50 are available. See below for more details.

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AIRRM Medical Member $250 $290
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Student Bursary

AIRRM Bursaries of $50 are available to students on application.

Students will need to register and pay for the forum and may then apply for a bursary.

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Sponsoring the 2020 NFC provides an exciting opportunity for your company or organisation to be part of the restorative reproductive medicine field. 

By sponsoring the NFC you are giving your organisation an excellent opportunity to promote your name, support your brands and maintain a high profile within the industry.

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