Dr Marc Germond

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Professor Marc Germond has an FMH specialisation in gynecology and obstetrics, with extensive education in reproductive medicine and gynecological endocrinology and in operative gynecology. He completed his training in medically assisted procreation in 1984, working in the service of Prof. CD Matthews, at the Fertility Unit of the Queen Elisabeth Hospital in Woodville, Australia. Following this, he created and directed the Reproductive Medicine Unit in the Department of Gynecology-Obstetrics of the CHUV (Prof. H. Bossart and P. De Grandi), where he was appointed Associate Professor in 2002. Member of the Ethics Commission of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), he took part in 1991 in setting up the first European recommendations on medical practice in reproductive medicine, published in "Focus on Reproduction". In 1992, he was a founding member of the Swiss Society of Reproductive Medicine (SGRM/SSMR) and the Swiss registry collecting the national statistics of the FIVNAT medically assisted procreation cycles. In 2001, Prof. Germond organized, for the first time in Switzerland, the ESHRE European Congress, held in Lausanne.

Over the years, his research extended to several fields, in particular concerning the clinical advances in reproductive medicine and endocrinology, the use of lasers in reproductive medicine, andrology, the psychological support of couples, the ethical issues of medically assisted procreation (MAP), and the investment of parents with their children conceived with the MAP.

Prof. Germond received several research grants from the Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS) and other institutions and contributed to the publication of more than 100 articles in scientific books and journals. In the spring of 2016, Professor Germond retired from the CPMA. However, he remains active in the Medisupport network by participating in the development of future strategies, as "Fertility Medical Advisor".

On July 2, 2017, he was given the immense honor of being named Honorary Member of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), in view of his active participation and scientific contributions in the field of medically assisted procreation.

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