Membership Benefits

Why should you join the CFAS?

If you take pride in your career and want to improve your profession as a whole, believe in the value of shared resources, networking, building a sense of community, professional development, and most importantly in having a strong and respected voice in the assisted reproductive health field, then CFAS is for you!

Members of the CFAS contribute resources via membership dues and volunteer time. These resources create spaces for members to share questions and knowledge with other assisted reproductive health professionals and to learn about the latest developments in the field of assisted reproduction.

Membership savings, we provide exclusive offers to our members —just like buying in bulk results in a lower cost, the CFAS can buy in bulk and pass the savings on to its members.

WEBSITE

CFAS has developed a new website to provide “one-stop shopping” for our members:

  • Access to members’ directory
  • CFAS event listings
  • Access to recorded seminars, and regional/annual meeting presentations and abstracts
  • Latest news & updates
  • Access to new educational resources
  • Health Canada updates
  • Employment opportunities
  • Access to the Elsevier publications
  • Student section – Training programs, Summer Studentship (Coming soon)

LEADERSHIP AND EXCELLENCE

CFAS provides information dissemination through our e-newsletter, and e-blasts.

CFAS is supporting the development of guidelines/statements on:

  • Management of Unexplained Infertility
  • Thin Endometrium
  • Recurrent Implantation Failure
  • Recurrent Early Pregnancy Loss
  • Pre-implantation Genetic Screening
  • Minimizing Viral Transmission in Fertility Patients
  • Pediatric/Adolescent Fertility Preservation
  • Primary Ovarian Insufficiency
  • Diminished Ovarian Reserve
  • Adjunctive Treatments to Enhance IVF Success Rates

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

  • Eligible to nominate or be nominated for CFAS Awards
  • Eligible to receive CFAS research grants
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Connect and exchange ideas

EDUCATION

  • CFAS Special Interest Groups (SIGs) create interest-specific continuing professional development activities such as workshops and webinars and provide networking opportunities
  • Developing Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs
  • Investing in professional development by organizing workshops, symposiums, debates and interesting speakers at Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Developing and conducting the Embryology/Andrology certificate
  • Sending out monthly newsletters (coming soon)

NETWORKING

CFAS is developing enhanced/collaborative relationships with:

  • CMA (Canadian Medical Association)
  • CEO Forum (group of Medical Association CEOs)
  • CSAE (Canadian Society of Association Executives)
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Society for the Study of Reproduction
  • Réseau Québécois en reproduction (RQR)
  • Other specialty societies to identify unperceived needs

ADVOCACY

CFAS represents you and your specialty nationally:

  • Lobbying
  • Responding to Health Canada advisories
  • Participating in the Choosing Wisely initiative
  • Participating in the Clinical Practice Variations endeavor
  • Facilitating the collaboration of provincial/regional CFAS groups

RESEARCH SUPPORT

  • Providing research funding opportunities
  • Providing survey dissemination of selected investigator led research
  • Abstract submission to Annual meetings

MEMBERSHIP SAVINGS

Access to:

  • Reduced registration for the Annual Scientific Meeting – a $250 savings
  • Discounts at Great Wolf Lodge, up to 20% off on passes, and access to special savings throughout the year
  • Goodlife Fitness/Énergie Cardio, up to 30% off annual subscription
  • Via Rail 5% off tickets
  • Sunwing/Sell Off Vacations access to special savings throughout the year
  • Many more to come