Year End Greetings from the American College of Embryology

Fellow supporters of American College of Embryology,

This year has been an exciting year for ACE!

ACE accomplishments in 2010 included establishing a relationship with RBMonline, which became the official journal of the College, developing a certification protocol for embryology practitioners and certifying the first group of pioneers, offering the first CEU module as a part of the structured curriculum in Embryology and introducing a new paradigm - the accreditation of the Embryology Facility. As well, ACE served as an amicus alongside the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Society of Human Genetics, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Medical Society of the State of New York in the lawsuit against the Miriad patent for the breast cancer gene, and mobilized grass root efforts against pending legislation in California that would regulate Embryology as a diagnostic laboratory.

ACE’s role as a think-tank and as an advocate for the embryology practitioner has become recognized by a larger community of embryology practitioners and reproductive endocrinologists.

A special acknowledgement for volunteering their time on behalf of ACE goes to:

Doris Baker
Peter Nagy
Ashok Agarwal
Mina Alikani
Sarah Coe Atkinson
Bhushan (BK) Gangrade
Michael Stahler
Gianpiero D. Palermo
Karen McDowell
Christopher De Jonge
David Ball
Jacques Cohen
Michael Allon
Klaus Wiemer
Michael Stahler
David Keefe

Thomas Elliot

In addition, a word of appreciation is extended to:

Michael Blight
Iqbal Khan
David D. Heinkel
Michael Vernon
Lynette Scott
Nanette Elster
Mark Hughes
David Gardner
Jonathan Van Blerkom
Ryuzo Yanagimachi
Denny Sakkas
Michael Tucker
Santiago Munne
Liesl Nel-Themaat
Marlane Angle

Creating a consensus text book of embryology that merges with reproductive endocrinology using Fertility Conundrums as a content delivery platform remains the primary College objective for 2011. This effort has just begun and there is a long road ahead. If you feel you can contribute to Fertility Conundrums, please send an email to: outlining the topic or topics you wish to cover. Beginning in 2011 authors will receive payment for contributions that are selected for CEU.

On behalf of everyone at the American College of Embryology, Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year!

Please contact us to become a volunteer and take an active part in molding our profession.

Dmitri Dozorsev