Mentoring – Aim of the programme

MSERM has developed a mentoring programme with the aim to support young scientists and/or clinicians working in the field of infertility and looking for support in ways to expand their expertise, by connecting them with mid-career/senior scientists or clinicians to bridge the gap. The hope of the programme is to support and build partnerships between mentors and mentees to provide guidance, experience and opportunities to mentees looking to reach new heights in their field.
The programme is open to MSERM members only.


To facilitate individual 1:1 virtual or in-person (when possible) mentoring sessions between mentees and mentors on a regular basis during a full calendar year, mentors and mentees will be paired as best as possible based on the details provided in the application forms with a focus on the mentees interests. All information on or between the mentee and mentor is confidential information and should not be shared unless explicit consent has been received.
Both parties will be expected to meet a minimum of four times per year. This is not exhausted and if more regular meetings are requested and agreed between both the mentor and their mentee, they are welcome to do so.


There will be no set structure to the meetings, to allow for flexibility and freedom to explore different directions, possibilities, interests and more. It is up to the mentors and their mentees to agree on their agenda for each meeting and topics such as the mentees career goals, research questions, field guidance etc.

Mentors are there to guide and support the mentees, but are not expected to have all the answers or to find them for the mentee – but to help the mentee find these answers themselves, through self-discovery, recommendations.

Mentors and mentees will be introduced to each other via e-mail, it is then up to both parties to be in contact with each other and set up their 1:1 meetings.

Membership of the Society MSERM is open to all individuals active in the field of reproductive medicine and science including medical doctors, scientists, students and support personnel (such as nurses, midwives, laboratory technicians, counsellors, psychologists, social workers and MSERM certified clinical embryologists). Since it was founded in 2018, MSERM has seen its membership increase from 200 to more than 4500 members. Overall, the membership is distributed over 50 different countries, with a majority of members in Europe.

Membership of the Society includes
Membership of the Society offers many benefits, including reduced registration fees.
For instance – based on MSERM 2022 rates – a member who participates in the Annual MSERM Worldwide Congress will save 150 Euro on the registration for the main programme.
A member will save at least 150 Euro when registering for an MSERM Campus symposium.
A member subscribing to the Journal of Endometriosis and Reproductive Biology “JERB“ will save up to 700 Euro for the printed journal (based on 2022 subscription rate)!


Free access to the e-learning platform of MSERM
Free access to the on-demand courses 6 months after the event date
Regular alerts on the latest research from Human Reproduction


Reduced registration fees for all MSERM activities ( 2nd Annual MSERM Worldwide Congress)
Reduced subscriptions fees to MSERM journals (up to 700 Euro based on 2022 subscription rate)


Submit an Apply for a research grant from MSERM with the Labomac Laboratory and IVF Laboratory at the Fertility Center IRIFIV. (For Projects that Come Out and Scientific Research in the Field of Fertility, Sterility and Spermology )

Apply for the MSERM certification exams (compulsory membership or reduction depending on the scheme)
Join the mentorship programme.

How to get involved

Interested to become an MSERM mentor or (at a later stage) mentee? If you’re an MSERM member, you can apply with the following application form. The form collects information that will help us match mentors and mentees based on a number of criteria including mentoring domain of interest, years of expertise or language. Based on the information collected in the forms, we will match mentors and mentees as best we can, this may take some time if a particular subject or topic is requested.
Not an MSERM member yet? Find out more about MSERM membership and apply here.