Show Features

Fertility Show Africa will feature an exhibition showcasing a wide range of cutting-edge fertility products, services and solutions; over 50 expert talks and support sessions presented by the leading minds in fertility; a medical specialists’ networking lounge and a visitor relaxation café.

Fertility Show Africa is an invaluable opportunity for you to get the best and most accurate advice, support and information to give you the confidence to make an informed choice on topics such as:

  • Adoption
  • Alternative therapies
  • Egg and sperm donation
  • Eating and lifestyle for fertility
  • Fertility 
  • Freezing eggs
  • Health
  • IVF
  • LGBT Community
  • Legal matters
  • Ethical aspects of surrogacy
  • Optimising egg and sperm health
  • Treatment options
  • Surrogacy
  • Vitamins and supplements

Whether it be natural, medically assisted, through surrogacy or by adoption, Fertility Show Africa will provide you with the advice and support needed to start or expand your family.

Expert Talks

The Expert Talks will help you to become informed, empowered and enlightened through the daily talks programme presented by leading fertility professionals, adoption specialists and medical professionals. This cutting-edge programme will feature current and pertinent topics that impact the journey to parenthood.
The IFAASA Expert Talks is CPD Accredited at 1 CPD Point per Talk.

Support Zone

The Support Zone is an intimate and engaging programme supported and hosted by the leading professionals in fertility. The Support Zone is a place where visitors can get their questions answered by the specialists through a series of Q&A sessions and audience participation.


Expert Talks SPEAKERS

Tertia Albertyn is co-founder of Nurture Egg Donation Program. An accomplished speaker and published author, as well as an ex-infertility patient herself, Tertia is known across South Africa and internationally for the work she does in infertility. Tertia has a MBA from the University of Cape Town and lives in Cape Town, South Africa with her husband and three children.

Nicola Smuts-Allsop

Fertility Astrology

Nicola Smuts-Allsop is a consulting astrologer living in the United Kingdom. Originally from South Africa, she completed her first studies at the Rod Suskin School of Astrology in Cape Town, and completed a Diploma in Medieval Astrology with Astro Logos (Bernadette Brady) in the UK. 

Dr Thato Maoto

Femicare Fertility Clinic

Dr Kalantsho Maoto is a registered obstetrician and gynaecologist with a keen interest in reproductive medicine. He successfully completed his fellowship examination in obstetrics and gynaecology (FCOG) with the College of Medicine of South Africa. He also holds a Masters in Medicine (obstetrics and gynaecology) with the University of Pretoria. He has a passion for teaching. He is a master trainer in the Essential Steps in Managing Obstetric Emergencies (ESMOE). Dr Maoto was involved in trying to decrease maternal mortality in Limpopo. He is a member of the South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Patrick is a co-founder of Synexa and heads the company’s BioAnalytical Services Unit. He is an immunologist with more than 30 years’ experience in immunopathology.

Zoe Cohen

Adoption Social Worker

Professional Social Worker, Zoë Cohen, has a BA Honours in Social Work and specialises in providing adoption and related services both locally and internationally.  Zoe has been involved in the field of adoption for over 20 years. 

Zoe is a specialist in adoption, infertility, grief, statutory and family preservation, surrogacy, forensic and other legal issues. Zoe has worked in private practice and in a number of social development and child protection organisations.

Greg Tinney-Crook

Aevitas Fertility Clinic

Greg Tinney-Crook is the Laboratory Director at Aevitas Fertility Clinic, Cape Town. Aevitas – a top IVF clinic in South Africa, is acknowledged as a continent leader in the field of fertility. Greg considers himself very lucky to head up a vibrant, enthusiastic team of excellent embryologists. As Aevitas serves as training unit for Stellenbosch University, Greg is also closely involved in training student embryologists in the science and skills of the fertility laboratory. Furthermore, Greg heads up a satellite clinic in Windhoek (Namibia) acting as pioneer in the field of fertility treatment in this region. Greg has worked at Aevitas for 20 years, is an expert in his field and accomplished in all the fine techniques involved in fertility treatment.

Dr Yusuf Dasoo


Dr Yusuf Dasoo graduated with his MBBCh in 1988 from the University of Witwatersrand. He then commenced his internship at Baragwanath Hospital where he began laying a solid foundation in obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G). Due to his special interest in infertility, he then went on to achieve his Master of Science (MSc) in Reproductive Physiology from Stellenbosch University in 2005. Dr Dasoo forms part of a very small number of doctors in South Africa that have specialised in fertility and HIV/Aids research. As a respected fertility specialist, Dr Dasoo, together with Dr Cassim, currently heads up BioART Fertility Centre, a hi-tech, world-class fertility centre in Saxonwold.

Dr Danie Botha

SASREG Vice President

Dr Botha is the Clinical Director at FEMBRYO and is a Gynaecologist and registered sub Specialist in Reproductive Medicine. He practiced as a General Practitioner in Okahandja , Namibia before completing his post graduate studies at the University of Pretoria , obtaining his MMed (cum laude) in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and is a Fellow of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist. He is an Honorary consultant at Stellenbosch University, currently the vice-president of the SASREG (Southern African Society of Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy) Board and past president. His field of interest includes endometriosis and its impact on fertility, recurrent pregnancy loss and endoscopic gynaecological surgery.

Robynne Friedman

Surrogacy Attorney

Robynne is a mother through surrogacy. She conducts her own law firm specialising solely in surrogacy and fertility law matters.

Samala Kriedemann

Mama Nurture

As a Qualified Social Worker and mother of four children, Samala understands the need for good support.

Birth is a life defining experience that sticks with you. As a certified birth & bereavement doula and Hypnobirthing Practitioner I want to do all I can to help woman achieve the birth they really want, no matter the setting.

Dr Christa North

Supreme Fertility

BSc Dietetics (Cum Laude) (NWU), Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics (UP), BSc Hon (Cum Laude) (NWU), MSc Nutrition (Cum Laude) (NWU), PhD (Nutrition) (NWU)

Christa started her career off in London, UK, where she worked as a Clinical Dietitian and took care of the radiotherapy patients in the Oldchurch Hospital. Upon her return to South Africa, Christa spent seven years at Pfizer Laboratories, where she held several different positions through successive promotions and received many awards, among others for “Customer Service” as well as “Innovation”.  Christa moved on to open a private practice as a dietitian and ran that for 15 years, until the opportunity to join GENEWAY™ and Supreme Fertility™ came along. Christa has been with GENEWAY™ and Supreme Fertility™ since “Day 1” and is instrumental in its success and phenomenal growth as Operational Manager.

 Christa has been married for 23 years, is a mom of two beautiful children, has a skipper’s license (hardly used in Johannesburg though), loves painting pottery and finds everything about genetics fascinating! As an amateur environmentalist, Christa is an obsessive ‘recycler’ and supports

Dr Goolam Mohamed

Sandton Fertility Clinic

Fertility Specialist Dr Goolam H Mohamed is the Centre’s Chairman. He earned his medical degree at King George’s Medical School in Lucknow, India in 1975 after which he obtained a Master’s degree in obstetrics and gynaecology from the Medical University of Southern Africa (MEDUNSA). He has completed various courses around the world in infertility and assisted reproduction. Dr. Mohamed founded the Sandton Fertility Centre when he saw the need among people both within and beyond South Africa’s borders having difficulty conceiving. He has educated himself in the latest technology, including that which is used to treat male infertility and HIV discordant couples, and has made it his mission to use this technology to help infertile couples achieve their goal of starting a family.

Mandy Rodrigues

Clinical Psychologist

Renowned clinical psychologist, Mandy Rodrigues, has worked in the field of infertility for the past 24 years. This has included working with individuals, couples and groups, helping them cope with the fertility journey and to make decisions. A large part of her practice involves stress management and the need for a multidisciplinary approach in infertility and Mandy has presented and published various books and articles on the subject. The Support Zone will also be hosted by Mandy.

Dr Tony Rodrigues

MEDFEM Fertility Clinic

Dr Rodrigues is a founding member and director of Medfem Fertility Clinic. Tony is a Gynaecologist and Obstetrician and qualified at the University of the Witwatersrand, Gauteng, South Africa, graduating in 1979. Tony is also a Fellow of College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists and completed his FCOG in 1989 at the University of the Witwatersrand. In 2000, Tony was awarded his MBA through Henley Management College London and completed his dissertation on ‘The Health Maintenance of Knowledge Based Workers – Who is Responsible’.

In addition to his fertility background Tony is an expert in lifestyle and its effect on fertility of females and males. Research performed by Tony became a catalyst for the book ‘Faster, Better, Sicker – Time Urgency Perfectionism Stress and Your Health’. He has been responsible for integrating this course, creating the logical sequencing, developing a research based nutrient package to optimise the course’s success and correlating the clinical symptoms and diseases. Over the past 14 years, Tony has taken a special interest in the diagnosis and management of Time Urgency Stress in infertile women with special reference to endometriosis, and in this time has assessed over 4000 patients. As a result of the research and medical findings, Tony has co-launched an online Time Urgency Stress Management Course with internet based assessment and feedback –, as well as a TUPS stress management mobile app.

Beatrice (BSc Nutritional Medicine, Dip. Pharm, FAE) is a functional nutritionist, fertility awareness educator and reproductive health coach with a passion to serve the health of future generations, starting with your eggs and sperm, today. 

Nicola (BSocSci EGS, MCRP) is a social and environmental activist, cycle awareness coach and women’s circle facilitator. Her personal experience with miscarriage began her path to building optimal fertile health for herself and her community. 

Rona Mirimi (BA in Communications; MA in Organization); Fertility Awareness Educator, Reproductive Health Coach, Reusable Eco Menstrual Solutions Advocate. Rona started her journey with 4 miscarriages, hormonal birth control was very risky for her. This sparked her interest in fertility awareness, to guide women to make natural contraceptive choices. 

M.B.,Ch.B. (Pret.), F.C.O.G.(S.A.), M.Med.(O & G)

Dr Unterslak completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and went on to specialise in obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He has a passion for reproductive medicine and endocrinology with a special interest in ovarian stimulation. Dr Unterslak recently completed his Master of Medicine during which he extensively looked at the prevention of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). He has a special interest in the prevention of recurrent pregnancy loss.

Dr Zozo Nene

Reproductive Medicine Specialist

Dr Zozo Nene is a Reproductive Medicine Specialist and an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist.  Dr Nene is Head of the Reproductive & Endocrine unit at Steve Biko Academic Hospital and the University of Pretoria. She has qualifications from the College of Medicine of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FCOG and Cert in Reprod Medicine) and a MMed in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the University of Pretoria (UP). Dr Nene presently chairs the reproductive medicine subspecialist committee at the College of Medicine of South Africa and is a South African representative of WHO-FIGO collaboration on contraception and has given presentations for the WHO in that capacity. She participated in the WHO and Partners Stakeholders’ Technical Consultation meeting on Hormonal contraception and HIV. Dr Nene is part of the National Department of Health’s technical expert advisory team on contraception and infertility and is lead author of the SA National guidelines of Safe conception and Infertility. Dr Nene has given presentations at congresses both locally and internationally.

Natasha Fagri

Business Owner & Entrepreneur

Natasha Fagri is a business owner and entrepreneur. For the last 5 years, Natasha has been on her own journey with infertility. From having to undergo multiple endometriosis operations, trying to fall pregnant and now going through the egg harvesting process whilst still trying to fall pregnant, Natasha has first hand experience on how painful & frustrating the process can be. She is passionate about doing things differently and bringing about change, and has since late last year been focusing on trying to get South Africa’s open scheme medical aids to change their blanket exclusion stance on treatments associated with infertility. Going through this process and seeing close friends experience the same thing, she recognises the significant emotional and financial strain that not having the support of a medical aid can cause.

Dr Olufemi Olarogun

Groote Schuur Hospital

Specialist: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Reproductive Medicine and Infertility. Dr Olarogun is well-known in Cape Town for his years of work and commitment to reproductive medicine in both the private and public health sectors. He retains a keen interest in endoscopic surgery as well as academic medicine. After studying medicine in Nigeria, Dr Olarogun qualified as an obstetrician / gynaecologist at the University of Cape Town in 2000. He continued his sub-specialisation at the university, working at Groote Schuur Hospital until 2007, when he left to enter full-time private practice. His work has also taken him further afield, to New Zealand and Namibia. In South Africa, he ran his own private IVF unit at the UCT Private Hospital. He continues to head one of the gynaecologists’ firms at Groote Schuur Hospital, which he has done since 2010.

Christos Bouloutis


After graduating from the University of Pretoria in 1991 where he studied BSC animal science, Chris Bouloutis dedicated his life to the study of Feng Shui. 

Personally he has been involved in Feng Shui since 1991 and professionally he’s been practicing it since 1992. Being a student of all 5 distinguished masters globally, he stood by grand master Yap Cheng Hai, earning a unique experience and high quality knowledge of Feng Shui. He was awarded as the most diligent student, and he is now among the 11 specially Accredited Instructors of the Yap Cheng Hai Academy worldwide (sole Accredited Instructor for South Africa and Greece). He is an internationally renowned speaker in his field of expertise and has been sought after by companies like Twin Saver, Sasol and Investec. 


Dr Marienus Trouw

PTA Fertility Centre

Dr Trouw studied Medicine at the University of Pretoria and qualified as a gynaecologist in 1994. Dr Trouw completed infertility and endoscopic training in Leuven, Belgium as well as in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is associated with the university of Pretoria’s reproductive unit at Steve Biko Academic Hospital, and is actively involved in training reproductive medicine specialists. His passion for reproductive medicine ignited early on in his training. Dr Trouw has never stopped learning about and becomes truly excited about new developments and research in the fertility field.

Dr Anneen Venter

PTA Fertility Centre

Dr Anneen Venter is a registered reproductive subspecialist practicing at the Pretoria Fertility Centre. She studied MBChB at the University of Pretoria, obtaining her degree with distinction in 2008. In 2016 she completed her specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MMed with distinction. She was awarded the GP Charlewood and Daubenton medals by the College of Medicine for the highest achievement in both parts I and II of the examination. In 2018 she qualified as a subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine, with a dissertation on testicular sperm aspiration. She has a passion for infertility, endocrinology and endoscopy. She also practices obstetrics and finds great joy in walking the road of infertility to parenthood with her patients. 


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Support Zone Speakers

Saskia Williams

Saskia is the only remaining founder and is the CEO of IFAASA. Her desire to help start IFAASA, stemmed from many years of Infertility. She was the spokesperson at the 2013 Discovery medical aid AGM, when the motion was brought forward for Infertility to be covered. After trying to conceive for 7 years, 3 IVF’s and the loss of her Daughter, Eloise, at 24 weeks gestation, she and her husband finally realised their dream of becoming a family, via Adoption. As well as volunteering for IFAASA and helping to educate the public around Infertility, Saskia also manages a successful Real Estate Group and lives with her husband of 14 years, their 7 year old son and 3 dogs. 

Mandy Rodrigues

Renowned clinical psychologist Mandy Rodrigues has worked in the field of infertility for the past 24 years. This includes working with individuals, couples and groups, helping them cope with the fertility journey and assisting them with making life-changing decisions. A large part of her practice involves stress management and the need for a multi-disciplinary approach to infertility. Rodrigues has presented and published various books and articles on the subject. 

Tanya Rubin

Tanya is a registered social worker, perinatal bereavement counsellor and logo therapist who has been working in the field of infertility for the past 15 years. She provides counselling to couples and individuals who are embarking on the journey of infertility. A large part of her practice focuses on dealing with issues around egg and sperm donation, surrogacy and the emotional journey linked to fertility treatment and pregnancy loss.

Sue-Ann Bright

Sue-Ann Bright is a registered counselling psychologist in private practice.  At age 38 Bright’s biological clock realised that waiting any longer for her prince to arrive would put her fertility in further jeopardy and she began a long and often times painful journey towards becoming a ‘Single Mother By Choice’ (a term coined in the US for single women who chose to conceive without a partner) using donor sperm. During the process, Sue-Ann felt supported and nurtured by the healthcare professionals working with her at the fertility clinic but after the birth of her daughter she found little ongoing support or resources available to and for donor conceived families. In response to that need has included donor conception support as a focus in her private practice.

Naniki Sorensen

Naniki Sorensen’s infertility journey was a long and arduous eight years before she adopted a child. Post adoption, she made a conscious decision to search for answers: “Through my spiritual practice I found a deeper inner knowing that I am never alone, I am always supported. Yoga had been something I had explored on and off, but this time I was seeking more than physical exercise, I was looking for something deeper. Yoga, meditation and constant engagement with nature, (which I later learnt was called nature bath) became a source of my healing – physically, mentally and spiritually. After completion of the final year of my Masters in Psychology, with a focus on a holistic biopsychosocial/spiritual approach, our family was blessed with a son, who was naturally conceived. I now practice as a holistic wellness counsellor.”

Molatelo Mainetje-Bossman

Multiple international award-winning filmmaker and entrepreneur, Molatelo Mainetje-Bossman has spoken out about her infertility through her film When Babies Don’t Come , where she documents her 10-year struggle with infertility. The result is she has not only inspired many others but has also given a voice to many men and women with the same condition. Mainetje-Bossman was appointed one of the directors of Infertility Awareness Association of South Africa (IFAASA) in 2018.

Pastor Jerry Zwane & Karabo Zwane

Pastor Jerry and his wife Karabo Zwane founded Hannah – You Are Not Alone after their struggles with infertility. Depression, shame and loss of hope took the best out of them. They have devoted themselves to helping couples rise above the shame of infertility. Hannah seeks to bring awareness about an issue that has left many destitute and stigmatised. They aim to provide spiritual support and peace to those who are hurting. 

Robynne Friedman

Robynne Friedman is a mother through surrogacy. She has her own law firm specialising solely in surrogacy and fertility law matters.

Illana Du tiot

Ilana du Toit was diagnosed with early menopause in 2012 and has seen many fertility doctors and clinics in the UK and South Africa. Whilst going through her fertility treatment process, she realised that there is so much more that could be done to consolidate and streamline the fertility process and health data management. Du Toit realised that if she knew at the age of 18 that her ovarian egg reserve was diminishing, she would have taken a more proactive approach to managing her reproductive health. The result was FertilyGo, a one stop application where individuals have the power to capture and access their data from puberty through to adulthood – without losing information between fertility stages. Her husband JK is also one of the partners and heads up strategy for FertilyGo.

JK Du Toit

The reproductive journey. A male’s perspective. JK has walked the infertility journey. Miscarriages. Failed IVF. Countless professional opinions. Even more opinions from friends and family. Blood tests. Sperm tests (they’re not bad, let’s be honest!). Trying to avoid direct eye contact with other men who are also at the clinic for sperm tests. Psychologists. Everyone else having kids… Divorce. JK will be talking about his journey as a male going through the infertility. 

Lucia Oreb Cvjetovic

Lucia Oreb Cvjetovic is a fashion designer, business entrepreneur and House of Fertility director who battled with infertility for five years. Unable to conceive naturally, the only way Oreb Cvjetovic was able to conceive was through a surrogate. “My journey lead me on a road that I never thought we would ever travel on. Finally, after those five extremely emotional years, our miracle twin girls Noa and Luna were born to our many tears, smiles, relief and exhilaration.”

Michelle Groenewald

Michelle Groenewald worked in the advertising industry as an art director for 15 years before moving into hospitality. During the 12 years as an owner of a successful restaurant, Groenewald gained an understanding of the intricacies of working with people from diverse backgrounds and a multitude of life experiences. “Whilst I fell pregnant in a very short space of time with our first child, Gia, I struggled with secondary infertility for four years before falling pregnant naturally with our son Tyler.” She is a SA certified Perinatal Bereavement Worker and House of Fertility Director.

Dr Kelly Owen

Dr. Kelly Owen is a clinical psychologist who has been in private practice since 1996. Through her own journey with fertility difficulties, Owen started working in this field 15 years ago. Her specific interest is the severe impact that infertility has on the mental health of couples as well as on the individual. The emotional and psychological effects on men is also given great attention as they too suffer through this journey. She focuses on preserving relationships and guides couples through the often soul destroying process of the various treatments as they strive towards the creation of their own family.  

Dr Leanne Scott

Dr Leanne Scott has worked as a homeopath in the field of infertility for the past 12 years. She co-developed, authored and lectured the first post-graduate course on The Complementary and Alternative Treatment of Infertility in South Africa through the University of Johannesburg. Her primary focus is on utilising a holistic approach to address infertility, incorporating homeopathic, epigenetic and functional medicine to develop individualistic treatment protocols.

Catherine Bagyenda

Catherine is the Training Coordinator of Vessel is Me, Author of “Pieces of Me”, A memoir of her journey with Infertility in a Ugandan setting. Vessel is Me comes all the way from Uganda. This NGO focuses on maternal mental health and provides a platform for women and their families to talk through their challenges. They support the community through monthly gatherings for women and quarterly meet ups for men and also provide a presence in selected hospitals for families who may need help. 

Alicia de Beer

Alicia and her husband Lukas are parents to a five-year-old boy. However, in 2017, their daughter Alizè died. De Beers speaks about her journey of loss and recovery.

Nanki Robbertse

Nanki Robbertse is an Occupational Therapist but a mom at heart, who lost her son, Kaleb, to stillbirth at 39-weeks in 2016.  As part of her grief journey she started the #hopeboxinitiative in memory of Kaleb and for mommies who have suffered loss, to help them feel loved and less isolated.  It is her passion to encourage, to listen, to guide but most of all to bring hope.

Denise Kekimuri

Founder & CEO of Vessel Is Me, Author of “So, what next?, you heal, you grow, you help others” – a memoir on pregnancy and infant loss. Vessel is Me comes all the way from Uganda. This NGO focuses on maternal mental health and provides a platform for women and their families to talk through their challenges. They support the community through monthly gatherings for women and quarterly meet ups for men and also provide a presence in selected hospitals for families who may need help. 

Jassy Ebwanyu

Jassy is the Resource Development & Reporting Officer of Vessel is Me and Author of “Any Day Now”. Vessel is Me comes all the way from Uganda. This NGO focuses on maternal mental health and provides a platform for women and their families to talk through their challenges. They support the community through monthly gatherings for women and quarterly meet ups for men and also provide a presence in selected hospitals for families who may need help. 

Adele van der Walt​

Adele is an authority on the legal aspects of medical law which includes fertility law and surrogacy in South Africa and has represented clients both nationally and internationally. Van der Walt completed her B-Proc, LLB degrees at the University of Pretoria. She has addressed many interest groups in the healthcare fraternity, she has authored many published articles and she partakes in radio and TV programmes in this field on a regular basis. . 

Sarisha Harilal

Sarisha is a holistic healing practitioner and fellow fertility-journey traveller. She walked the path for 12 years, and fully understands the challenges and the emotional roller-coaster ride. She shares her story as well as ways to cope, create and manifest. She wishes to bring hope, inspiration, guidance and support to others every step of the way. From her own personal experience and her journey to health, emotional healing and wellness, she is able to assist her clients with empathy, compassion and a deep understanding. Sarisha is a member of ASCHP (Association of Supportive Counsellors and Holistic Practitioners) as a Wellness Counsellor and a member of COMENSA (Coaches and Mentors of South Africa). Her current areas of focus are intuitive healing, holistic counselling and coaching. She has a special interest in providing emotional support to individuals, couples and families dealing with fertility related challenges. 

Dr Gaveeta Chiba

Dr Gaveeta Chiba is a traditionally trained, holistically-minded psychiatrist in private practice in Johannesburg. She integrates lifestyle changes, counselling, medication and mindfulness for mental health and stress-related illness. She works with patients individually and in group sessions as a guide on their healing journey. She’s passionate about transforming the pain of depression, anxiety and health challenges into purpose and meaning. She has experience in psychiatric practice locally and abroad in the UK, in both state and private services. Dr Chiba has academic qualifications in medicine, psychiatry, management and research training. She is a certified mindfulness instructor and has certifications in both functional medicine and whole health medicine.

Advocate Linda Retief

Adv Linda Ann Retief is presently a practicing Advocate and a member of the Pretoria Bar. In 2019 she was duly appointed as an Acting Judge to the bench of the Pretoria Division of the High Court of South Africa. She has practiced in the legal fraternity as an officer of the Courts for 25 years, initially as an admitted attorney in 1993. During her 25 years in practice she has been appointed by the then Law Society of South Africa as a lecturer for continued legal education and now presently, as a advocate, she was appointed as an examiner by the General Bar Council for pupil valuation and entrance in the profession. Advocate Retief practices in a number of fields in law which require High Court litigation but specialises in medical law and all peripheral legal issues pertaining thereto including the legal aspects of fertility and surrogacy having a number of reported landmark decisions in this field of law. Advocate Retief attained her BLC LLB from the university of Pretoria.

Featured Exhibitors & Partners

Advanced Fertility

Located at the Centre For Advanced Medicine in Johannesburg, we are a team of 7 doctors dedicated to the reproductive health of women and men. Our experienced fertility specialists, male and female gynaecologists, work with state-of-the-art equipment to treat menopause, female factor infertility, male factor infertility and endometriosis. We work with both HIV discordant couples and HIV concordant couples and specialise in semen analysis, semen decontamination, In Vitro Fertilisation, Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection, Intra-Uterine Inseminaton. We also offer services in sperm donation, egg donation, surrogacy and fertility preservation.
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Aevitas Fertility Clinic

Aevitas Fertility Clinic is based at Vincent Pallotti Hospital, Cape Town. A continent leader in the field of fertility: 1st test tube (IVF) baby in Africa (1984) 1st frozen embryo pregnancy in Southern Africa (1988) 1st blastocyst freezing baby in Southern Africa (2005) International FDA approved frozen donor egg bank (2017) Referral unit for onco-fertility and fertility preservation Centre of excellence for endometriosis and endoscopic surgery Established world recognised (WHO) male fertility evaluation parameters (2010) Training unit for Stellenbosch University - embryologists, reproductive specialists, MSc & PhD students

True to the meaning of Aevitas - “time of life” - our team feels privileged to share a special time in patient’s lives, by helping them achieve their dreams of building a family.
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Proudly South African. Proudly Women Owned. We are a pharmaceutical company that specialises in comprehensive prenatal vitamin supplements for pregnancy. As well as general wellbeing vitamin supplements for bone, joint and cardiovascular health.
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Bioart Fertility

Your journey is as important to us as your destination is to you..We understand the sensitive and emotional nature of fertility problems and are committed to providing a compassionate and supportive environment where personalised and individualised care is our priority. With more than 25 years experience in fertility care, our expert andessional team are also waiting to assist you. Saving on cost without compromising on quality still gets you there. BioART Fertility Clinic - World class ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE THERAPY
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DB Pharmaceuticals

DB Pharmaceuticals is a pharmaceutical company which focuses on bringing natural, quality pharmaceutical products to the consumer since 2006.
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Femicare Fertility Centre

Femicare Fertility Centre offers fertility services such as invitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgical procedures and general gynaecologic services. The Femicare team comprises of highly qualified and experienced fertility specialists, embryologists, urologists, psychologists and general surgeons (with interest in colo-rectal surgery). The team offers high quality services and solutions to women and couples with fertility and gynaecological difficulties. We use modern medical technologies in the management of the various conditions and difficulties experienced by our patients. All Femicare doctors are attached to academic hospitals and are involved in teaching and training at the various medical schools. They are members of various national and international professional societies and bodies.
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Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a speciality, research-driven biopharmaceutical company that identifies, develops, manufactures and markets innovative products in the fields of reproductive health, urology, gastroenterology and endocrinology.
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Fertility Astrology

Using astrology, Nicola is also able to:
Identify morphology/motility problems in the charts of men
Describe the condition and quantity of egg production in women
Describe the condition of the fallopian tubes and anticipate the likelihood of laparoscopy or surgery
Identify thyroid or other endocrine factors that inhibit hormone development
Identify certain psychological issues from the natal chart that might be inhibiting fertility in both men and women – this is most successful
Select optimum times for couples to try IVF/other treatments – an average couple has up to three astrologically fertile times a year.
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Fertility Road

Fertility Road is the world’s foremost pre-conception digital platform designed to offer individuals and couples an opportunity to access information and help on fertility related issues. Launched in 2010, Fertility Road has evolved from a preconception magazine into a digital health platform for anyone looking to start or extend their family. Platform contributors are specialists in their field, many of whom have gone through their own fertility journey which allows content which is uniquely personal.
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FertilyGo is the reproductive wellness application that allows you to track, maintain, understand and predict your personal reproductive wellness journey. FertilyGo was the brainchild of South African Business Woman, Ilana Du Toit. FertilyGo is founded in her own deeply personal reproductive health and fertility journey. “Through my own experience, I came to realize that there was no one specific service or application that allowed users such as myself or my partner to track our entire fertility journey from monthly cycle to pregnancy and everything in between. FertilyGo is a one stop application where individuals have the power to capture and access their data from puberty through to adulthood – without losing information between fertility stages
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Fertipil Plus for Women & Men

Fertipil Plus for Women and Men was scientifically designed to increase fertility rates in women and men. It is South Africa’s first choice fertility supplement and has been on the market since 2006. Men: Improves sperm count, sperm mobility and morphology, spermatogenesis and boosts natural reproductive health and sexual function. Women: Helps to normalize female hormone levels reduces chances of neural tube defects, improves uterine lining and egg quality, increases chances of falling pregnant naturally.
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Fertipil Plus PCOS

Fertipil Plus PCOS was designed to assist women who are suffering from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and associated symptoms by promoting the regulating hormonal imbalances, healthy insulin absorption and reducing the size and number of ovarian cysts.
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Fertivor was specifically designed promote and for women who are trying to conceive through prescription medication such as Clomid, Metformin or Fertomid. Fertivor safely counters the negative side effects of prescription meds, thereby creating the perfect environment for implantation. Specifically recommended for IVF treatment and prescription medication treatment.
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We are the Mother City’s top choice for tailor-made holistic treatment plans that empower you to take – and maintain – control of your own health and fertility. Our holistic approach offers you a range of complementary therapies, alongside the best of what conventional medicine has to offer globally, on your personalized path to parenthood.
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Hormonal Harmony

Hormonal Harmony and Rona Mirimi are a collaboration of Reproductive Health Educators with a mission to change the way we think about our hormones and our bodies. Our message: Reconnecting to nature through reconnecting to ourselves, our food, our activities and our lifestyle will result in better health and allow us to procreate with ease! We help couples adapt their lifestyles to give them the best possible chance of a successful pregnancy and the birth of healthy baby.
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IFAASA, the Infertility Awareness Association of South Africa NPC, established in 2013, is a non-profit organisation with the aim of supporting Southern Africans living with reproductive health issues through education, research and advocacy, and to educate the public about reproductive disease.
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International Fertility Company

International Fertility Company (IFC) is one of the world’s leading fertility travel consultancies. Working across six continents IFC has built an extensive network of fertility professionals and clinics and offers practitioners unparalleled opportunities for cross border collaboration. IFC offers free, impartial advice for individuals and couples considering fertility options outside their resident country.
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Inova Pharmaceuticals

iNova Pharmaceuticals is an international organisation that develops, markets and sells a wide-range of prescription medicines and non-prescription consumer health products to over 20 countries across Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and Africa.
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IVF Babble

The leading fertility and IVF online magazine. IVF babble is here to guide you with comprehensive information on your journey to parenthood and how to help boost your chances for a successful outcome. Today, there is no such thing as a stereotype of a typical IVF patient. IVF babble strives to reflect this ever-changing diversity.
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IVF Warriors

Boutique Clothing
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KAT Laboratory and Medical

KAT Laboratory and Medical have been distributing quality products to the IVF market for nearly 20 years and are proud partners with VITROLIFE, NIDACON, HUNTER Scientific and IVF Prime
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Living & Loving Online

Living & Loving Online is recognised as one of South Africa’s most trusted sources of baby, toddler and pregnancy information, offering practical, expert-driven advice on a variety of topics relevant to the modern parent. The brand engages and interacts with its audience across a range of digital platforms, providing moms and dads with reliable information, and positive support and encouragement as they prepare for the birth of their babies and navigate the early childhood years.
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Maybe Mom SA

Maybe Mom is a South African based company that provides fertility products to people who are planning to start a family. Founded in 2012 by a couple who experienced years of infertility. Maybe Mom continues to provide the latest, most innovative and unique products for both men and women. Numerous products offered by Maybe Mom are proudly endorsed by a world-renowned Fertility Clinic in Johannesburg. Maybe Mom is the first to have a reusable fertility device that is reimbursed by Medical aids. For more information on Maybe Mom, email or visit
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Body and Mind

Body and Mind is an online Health and Wellbeing Directory promoting the A-Z of all complementary and alternative therapies, cognitive services, along with mainstream health practitioners. At the end the day be it Aromatherapy or Zen meditation, it’s all about making YOU feel fantastic!
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Medfem Fertility Clinic is a Johannesburg based medical practice dedicated to helping people build families since 1980. Our specialists are accredited reproductive medicine specialists and have over 100 years of collective experience and are responsible for some of South Africa’s first IVF babies. We are proud to have played a role in bringing more than 16,000 babies into the world.
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Nurture Egg Donor Programme

Nurture Egg Donor program is South Africa’s most successful egg donor program. Founded in 2008, it is run by Melany Bartok and Tertia Albertyn who between the two of them have a combined total of over 25 years local and international industry experience. Within a year of operation, the agency had become South Africa’s most successful agency and remains in that position today as the most recommended egg donor agency.
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PregOmega Plus is South Africa’s No.1 prenatal choice
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Pretoria Fertility Centre

Here at PTA Fertility Centre we strive to make you feel at home, no matter where you’re from. Our doctors use high-end technology and exceptional care. Compared to many other top clinics in South Africa, we are also the most affordable. Compared to other top fertility centres in the country, we rank at the top for quality care at an affordable price. Our doctors are always up-to-date with the latest procedures and techniques.PTA Fertility Centre is a SASREG (Southern African Society of Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy) accredited clinic. SASREG governs the fertility quality care in Reproductive Medicine. We understand that infertility is a physically and emotionally challenging process and we are here every step of the way.
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Baby's and Beyond

Baby's and Beyond informs and educates on family and financial planning to pregnancy, parenting, child care, nutrition, health, development and education.
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Redia IVF Travel offers 100% refund guarantee programmes for affordable IVF abroad. We carefully selected our partner clinics with the best success rates.
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Robynne Friedman Attorneys

Robynne Friedman Attorneys is a leading Family Law Firm. The firm is recognized as a specialist leader in each of its core practice areas – surrogacy, adoption, divorce, maintenance disputes, family counselling, custody disputes, and international family law regarding Hague matters along with inter-country disputes.
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SASREG represents Gynaecologists with a special interest in Gynaecological Endoscopy, sub-specialists, embryologists and scientists working in the field of reproductive medicine. The Society also supports fertility and theatre nursing sisters, allied practitioners as well as psychologists and social workers working in the field of Gynaecological Endoscopy and reproductive medicine. The society serves to protect the interests of the patients undergoing fertility treatment.
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Steve Biko Reproductive & Endocrine Unit

The Steve Biko Academic Hospital Reproductive and Endocrine Unit at the University of Pretoria was established in 1981 and has a team of Specialists and Embryologists who offer world class infertility treatment and management of Endocrine disorders. We have State of the art equipment and provide up to date, high quality and evidence based treatment. Because we are a public hospital, we offer treatment that is more affordable.
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VEDA (Vitalab Egg Donation Agency)

The Vitalab Egg Donation Agency (VEDA) empowers women to help others achieve their dream of starting a family. With compassion and cutting-edge technology, our team of experienced doctors gives you the chance to present someone with the miracle of life. Our medical professionals provide patients with a fully serviced frozen egg bank and fresh donation cycles in one location. VEDA is South Africa's first functioning frozen egg bank with numerous ongoing pregnancies. Being located within the Vitalab Clinic enables VEDA to control and monitor the entire egg donation programme from Donor to Recipient.
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Tara Pharmaceuticals

Tara Pharmaceuticals was established in 2006 with the intention of taking natural medicine to the next level by proving quality, specialised products for all your fertility and pregnancy needs. Through our interventions and medication management protocols, we’re doing more than just providing natural and affordable quality medication. We care about people and aim to do everything to make sure you’re receiving the treatment you need and deserve. Alongside professional staff and regulated associations of hands-on pharmacists, we add a personal touch in accomplishing the mission we set out to achieve: enhancing life for everyone.
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Supreme Fertility

Supreme Fertility™ provides an affordable 6-month programme, including DNA testing, aimed at couples:
•With unexplained infertility
•When physical causes of infertility have been excluded
•Preconception –to ensure optimal health •Before IVF
•With a personal or family history of infertility and/or miscarriages
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3 Sixty Biomedicine

3Sixty Biomedicine is a subsidiary of 3Sixty Global Solutions Group. 3Sixty Biomedicine provides biomedical scientific services and products and is committed to provide innovative healthcare solutions to the global market. 3sixty Biomedicine has partnered with industry leaders to realize the vision of “improving livelihoods, improving lives”.
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BabyYumYum is the fastest-growing parenting portal in South Africa and has become the preferred interactive sharing and networking community of parents hungry for credible information, both factual and product, trustworthy expert advice and useful resources to assist them with their lifestyle choices and purchasing decisions.
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Dr Qinisile Diale - Obstetrician & Gynaecolotist

Dr Qinisile Diale, aka "DR. Q" is an African female Obstetrician and Gynaecologist practicing at Netcare Unitas Hospital, Centurion. She obtained her Bachelors Degree in Medicine & Surgery (MBChB) in 2006 at the University of Kwazulu-Natal and obtained her Postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology in 2009. Dr Diale practices both obstetrics & gynaecology with passion for both fields and takes special interest in infertility & endocrinology.
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Future Fertility

A FERRING Initiative
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Ilex SA

ILEX South Africa was established in 1992 as a wholly owned subsidiary of ILEX Medical LTD. Today ILEX South Africa is one of the major suppliers of IVD products in South Africa with an especially strong emphasis on Blood Banks. Our other products included Critical Care, Molecular Diagnostics, Immunology, fertility as well as our proprietary Laboratory Information System (LIS), eLab. Our team of professional staff enable us to provide an exceptional service countrywide to suit specific customer needs whilst adhering the Ilex company values of Pride, Integrity, Commitment and Respect.
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InsuMax-Q is a new generation nutritional supplement containing nutrients that support normal glucose metabolism. InsuMax-Q can be used in a variety of conditions that are linked to or exacerbated by insulin resistance such as Obesity, Chronic Fatigue, Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Female or Male Sub-fertility (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Abnormal Male Sperm Parameters).
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Infertility Books

Infertility Books is helping to educate society and break down the stigma. We exist to change the narrative, myths and negative perceptions around infertility.
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Preggy-Mama is a cost effective, yet innovative prenatal supplement which can be taken prior to conception, during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding.
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Rona Mirimi

My passion is to help create a better world for our children. Women are the nurturers, the nucleus around which the family revolves. I believe by focusing attention on the wellbeing of women and children the whole family benefits and ultimately this will affect the community and have a positive impact on our beleaguered planet. My range of products and services are one of the ways in which I support this intention.
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Sperm Bank Aevitas

The sperm donation programme at Aevitas Sperm Bank allows recipients access to a selection of donors, the treatment, expertise and facilities to make their dream of becoming a parent a reality.
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Stellar Activ-FOLATE

Stellar Activ-FOLATE can be used prior to conception, throughout pregnancy or together with any Folate depleting medications such as Oral Contraceptives, Anti-Depressants, Anti-Convulsants or Methotrexate.
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Stellar-Mama is a comprehensive new generation prenatal supplement which can be taken prior to conception, during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding. Each pack contains a 30-day supply of Multivitamins, Calcium and Omega-3.
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Vitalab is a Johannesburg based fertility clinic that has been committed to helping couples build families since 1984. We have pioneered a wholesome approach to fertility by supporting our patients medically, physically and emotionally. Our doctors are registered reproductive specialists with the South African Medical and Dental Council, with a collective experience of well over 150 years. We do everything in our power to ensure that you arrive as a patient and leave as a parent. We understand that infertility is one of life’s most difficult challenges medically, emotionally and financially. Therefore, we have the experience, support and trained staff to help you through your fertility journey.
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Delfran Pharmaceuticals

Delfran Pharmaceuticals is a family-owned business, focusing on infertility and female health care. Most of our products are prescribed by fertility specialists and gynaecologists for patients (male and female) trying to conceive.
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Medicle Chronicle

Medical Chronicle is a monthly medical publication distributed to healthcare professionals. It provides an overview of the medical industry, featuring industry news as well as clinical articles. Known as “The doctors newspaper”, Medical Chronicle has been distributed to healthcare professionals since 1965.
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Ki of Life

Rejuvenate the essence of your being and enhance the gift of life. Complementary healing therapies & book for sale "Boundless Love"
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Aevitas Egg Bank

The egg donation programme at Aevitas Egg Bank allows recipients access to a selection of donors, the treatment, expertise and facilities to make their dream of becoming a parent a reality.
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Specialist Forum

Specialist Forum is a monthly publication featuring academic content, sourced from local and international key opinion leaders.
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Pure Health Centre

The PURE Health Centre is home to the practice of Dr Bianca De Canha, Registered Homoeopath with special interest in male and female infertility and healthy natural reproduction. Dr Bianca De Canha's approach is holistic, taking the health of both male and female partners into consideration, with homeopathic and herbal remedies, using genetic testing, blood tests and special investigations as well as functional medicines, she is able to incorporate an integrative approach to achieving the ultimate goal of conception and a healthy pregnancy. The PURE Health Centre is a multidisciplinary practice comprised of a team of practitioners namely a Chiropractor, Biokineticist, Psychologist and Dietitian all with experience in fertility and the care thereof. Each practitioner works together with Dr Bianca De Canha in the care of our fertility couples and those exploring assisted fertility techniques.
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Ameda, Internationally the #1 trusted brand of breast pumps. Visit our store to learn more about breastfeeding and how to express. We have a Certified Lactation consultant to assist you with any breastfeeding related questions with regards to IVF, adoption, re-lactation and how to express breast milk. We have quality breast pumps, accessories, free fitting and show specials. With FDA approved closed system, our pumps are hygienic, portable, quiet, comfortable and easy to use.
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We are a medical device supply company which supplies KLS Martin products such as Electrosurgical units, operating theatre lights and head lights. We pride ourselves on offering quality Germany products with excellent service.
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Cellular Bio Energetics

Dr. Peat's Progest E Replenishing Oil Complex (natural progesterone oil) is a natural bioidentical progesterone derived from wild yam preserved in vitamin E oil. The natural progesterone in Dr. Peat’s Progest-E Complex is USP. Dr. Peat's Progest-E Complex supports hot flushes, menstrual pain and PMS symptoms, ovarian cysts, fibrocystic breasts, toxic effects of oestrogen. Progest E continues to be our number #1 best seller.
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IFAASA Expert Talks

Some of the world’s leading fertility experts will be taking part in Fertility Show Africa. They will be participating in the IFAASA Expert Talks – a cutting-edge talks programme, sponsored by the Infertility Awareness Association of South Africa, on current and pertinent topics that impact the journey to parenthood – presented by fertility and medical professionals and adoption specialists. Secure your seat today.
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IVF Babble Support Zone

The IVF Babble Support Zone is an intimate place where visitors can get their questions answered by specialists, and engage with a panel of experts on key topics, with a programme supported and hosted by leading professionals in fertility. The IVF Babble Support Zone will be supported by a professional counselling and support team headed up by clinical psychologist Mandy Rodrigues. Many of those taking part in the Support Zone have travelled the infertility road themselves and understand the struggles and the grief people experience on their journey. So they are in the perfect position to offer help, advice and support to those in need. Secure your seat today.
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Ferring Medical Specialists Lounge

Calling all medical specialists and reproductive medical professionals. Please join us in the Ferring Medical Specialists Lounge, an exclusive meeting and relaxation area for fertility trade and industry professionals, and meet with and network with fellow industry players and enjoy a light snack and beverage compliments of Ferring.
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