THE JOURNEY THAT BEGINS WITH TURKEY'S FIRST IVF CENTRE...
Prof. Dr. Erol Tavmergen founded the first IVF centre and embryology laboratory in Turkey at Ege University. At the same time, he pioneered the surgical applications of endoscopy in our country and applied the CISH method. He has many national and international articles, invited speeches, book chapters and finally translation editor of Te Linden, one of the fundamental books on gynaecology obstetrics. He is currently the head of the Ege University Rectorate Family Planning and Infertility Centre (IVF Centre) and a faculty member of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
With 35 years of experience...
Prof. Dr. Erol Tavmergen completed his undergraduate studies at Ege University Faculty of Medicine in 1977-1983 and received his specialisation at the same university from 1985-1990. He currently cares for his patients in his own private IVF centre.
During the summer term holidays 1980, 2 month cardiology internship with Prof. Dr. John Goodwin at Hammersmith Hospital London-England.
During the 1982 summer semester break, he did a 2.5-month cardiology internship at the Clinic for Medicine, Gynaecology and Obstetrics at the Christian Albrechts University (Kiel) with O. Prof. Dr. hc. Kurt Semme and prepared his final thesis entitled "The role of diagnostic and surgical-therapeutic pelviscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of ectopic pregnancy".
As a result of the lottery drawn between 1983-1985 in accordance with the Compulsory Service Law, he was a founding doctor at the Porsuk Electricity Distribution Institute, Kütahya Provincial Directorate of Operations.
Between 1985-1990, Faculty of Medicine, Ege University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, specialisation student.
From 4-13.7.1986, research at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Christian Albrechts University on IVF-ET, GIFT, andrology, endoscopic abdominal surgery together with Prof. Dr. hc Kurt Semm, Prof. Dr. Liselotte Mettler, Prof. Dr. H.W. Michelmann.
Substitute service in the field of reproductive medicine and endoscopic surgery at the Georg-August (Göttingen) and Christian-Albrechts (Kiel-Germany) Universities from 3-11.4.1990.
June 1988: Founder of the first IVF centre in Turkey (Ege University), Embryology Laboratory.
Acceptance of the specialisation thesis entitled "The effect of follicular fluid, serum pituitary gonadotrope and steroid hormone levels in In Vitro Fertilisation-Embryo Transfer Programme" on 7.1990 and entitled to the title of Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology by passing the specialisation examination.
Between 7.1990-27.2.1991 he was a staff member as a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ege, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and IVF-ET Centre.
Between 2.1991 and November 1991, Faculty of Medicine of Ege University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and IVF-ET Centre, and between November 1991-2.10.1993, Faculty of Medicine of Ege University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Rectorate of Ege University for Family Planning-Infertility Research and Education Teaching Membership as Assistant Professor in the Application Centre.
Between 10-15.12.1992 G.A.T.A. Haydarpaşa Training Hospital Support Troops Military Service in Istanbul.
Entitled to the title of Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology under the Higher Education Act No. 2547 of 10.1993.
Since 10.1993 he has been a faculty member of the Faculty of Medicine of Ege University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and of the Rectorate Family Planning-Infertility Research and Application Centre of Ege University.
Appointment as associate professor from 8.1997 according to Article 16 of YÖK Law No. 2547.
Appointed as professor from 8.1999.
Prof. Dr. Erol Tavmergen returned to his home country after his education in Germany and founded the first IVF centre and embryology laboratory at Ege University.
At the same time, he pioneered the surgical applications of endoscopy in our country and applied the CISH method.
He has many national and international articles, invited speeches, book chapters and finally translation editor of Te Linden, one of the fundamental books on gynaecology and obstetrics. He is currently the head of the Ege University Rectorate Family Planning and Infertility Centre (IVF Centre) and a faculty member of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
From November 1991 to July 1995, Rectorate of Ege University for Family Planning-Infertility Research and Application Centre Deputy Director and Member of the Board of Directors.
Member of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Medicine of Ege University between 1993-1996.
Since 13 July 1994 Rectorate of Ege University Family Planning-Infertility Research and Application Centre Directorate and Chairman of the Board.
From 11 September 1998 to 2000, TR Ministry of Health, General Directorate of Maternal Child Health and Family Planning, member of the "Scientific Commission for Assisted Reproduction Treatment Methods".
Member of TR Ministry of Health, General Directorate of Maternal Child Health and Family Planning, "Monitoring and Evaluation Committee of Assisted Reproductive Medicine Centres" from 11 September 1998 to 2000.
9.2002 by the Ministry of Health "Departments of Education and Curriculum Commission Gynecology and Obstetrics Main Membership". Since May 2006 he has been a full member of the "Gynaecology and Obstetrics" Board.
Project No. 060-1988 of the Research Fund of the Rectorate of Ege University entitled "Invitro Fertilisation and Embryo Culture in Mice". (Researcher in charge).
Ege University Rectorate Research Fund Accounting Project entitled "The effects of anti-ovarian antibodies and zona pellucida antibodies on oocytin fertilisation". (Research Assistant).
Ege University Rectorate Accounting Project entitled "Chorion Villus Sampling and Culture" (Researcher in charge).
Study leader of Ege University in multicentre clinical trial entitled "Investigation of the efficacy of triptorelin acetate 3.75 mg in the treatment of endometriosis". (Coordinator for multicentre national clinical trials: Associate Professor Dr Oya Gökmen-Ankara).
Ege University Deputy Principal Investigator of the multicentre clinical trial entitled "Investigating the efficacy of goserelin depot in the treatment of endometriosis". (Coordinator for multicentre national clinical trials: Assoc. Dr. Sezai Şahmay- İstanbul).
ORG-961-279- As principal investigator of Ege University Faculty of Medicine in the 11-centre national study entitled "Follegon Clinical Observation Project". (Coordinator: Organon İlaçları A.Ş.).
In a phase 3 study entitled "A randomised, double-blind, multicentre study to evaluate the role of recombinant LH added during the late follicular phase", 6 international centres supported by the Ares Serono Group, in which Ege University Family Planning - Infertility Centre from Turkey was involved, responsible researcher of Ege University.
(Study coordinator: Prof.Dr.Zev Shoham-Israil).
As the principal investigator of Ege University Faculty of Medicine in the 20-centre, open-label, randomised, prospective, national study entitled "Puregon Clinical Observation Project" (Coordinator: Organon İlaçları A.Ş.).
Awards, scholarships and certificates
Awarded in the science competition of a newspaper in Izmir in 1977.
1977, AFS's one-year american fellowship.
18-22.3.1991 Participation in the ESHRE workshop "Reproductive Medicine" in Bonn.
21-22.2.1992 Participation in the workshop "Preimplantation Genetics and Assisted Fertilisation", organised by ESHRE in Brussels-Belgium.
2-2.3.1992 Study at the Clinic for Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Christian-Albrechst-University with Prof. Dr. hc K Semm and Prof. Dr. L. Mettler on "Endoscopic Abdominal Surgery (Pelviscopic Hysterectomy), IVF, Microsurgical Fertilisation (ICSI)".
3-5.3.1992 Participation in the IVF-ET course under the direction of Prof.Dr.H.W.Michelmann at the Clinic for Gynaecology and Obstetrics of the Georg-August-University.
3-3.4.1992 Participation in the workshops "Gamete and Embryo Cryopreservation" and "Assisted Conception Techniques" organised by the Bourn-Hallam Group in London.
11-13.4.1995 Participation in the "Hands-on Workshop on Assisted Fertilization by Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection" organised by ESHRE in AZ-VUB Brussels.
1996 Turkish Infertility Foundation 3rd prize: For the article entitled "In vitro fertilisation and embryo transfer applications and outcomes in genital tuberculosis". Turkish Fertility Journa 3; 4: 261-266, 1995.
Participation as an intern in the interactive workshop "Management of IVF Centres and Coordination of Communication with the Media" held in Prague, 1-4.4.1998.
18-21.9.2002 Participation in the "Hands-on Workshop on Assisted Fertilisation by Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis" organised by ESHRE in AZ-VUB Brussels.
2002 Turkish Infertility Foundation 3rd Prize: For the poster presentation entitled "Histological study of the effect of aspirin administered in the proestrus period on rat endometrium in the preimplantation period". 26-29.10.2002. Ankara.
11.2002 Gündoğdu Rotary Club Award for Outstanding Contribution to Profession, Humanity and Society 2002, İzmir.
ESHRE (Europian Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology)
ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine)
ESGE (Europian Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy)
TİVAK (Turkish Infertility Foundation) (Member of the Advisory Board)
Society for Perinatology and Endocrinology
Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (founding member)
Society for Gynaecology and Obstetrics (founding member)
Turkish-German Society of Gynaecology (founding member - board member)
Aegean Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (Member of the Board)
TSRM National Society for Reproductive Endocrinology (Founding Member - Board Member)
Turkish Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (Member of the Board 1999- ongoing, )
Turkish Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics zmir Branch (Member of the Board 1999-2000
Delegate of the Aegean Region 1999 - service continues
Member of the Board of Directors 2001- service continues
Aegean University Charity Association
Turkish-German Cultural Committee - Izmir Branch (1st Deputy Board Member 1999-2000, Supervisory Board Member 2000-2001).
Founding member and Secretary General of the Association for Reproductive Medicine 2008 April
Scientific journal advisory service Bulletin of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - Physicians' Publication Association. (Manuscript review and advisory board membership).Turkish Fertility Journal. (Advisory board member).Ultrasound Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. (Advisory board member).Istanbul Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. (Member of the editorial board).Journal of Surgical Medical Sciences. (Member of the Advisory Board).Journal of SSK Tepecik Hospital Izmir. (Guest advisor).Gynaecology Obstetrics. Doctors' Union Foundation - Clinics in Turkey. (Membership of the Scientific Committee).Journal of Osmangazi University Faculty of Medicine (Membership of Publication Review and Advisory Board).Clinical Sciences - Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Medical Network (Guest Advisory Board).Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (editorial board member).Anadolu University Journal of Science and Technology (Health Sciences Advisor).Referee AdvisoryTÜBİTAK 1998 Incentive Award Jury Member.Referee of research project G-1542 of the Rectorate Research Fund of Istanbul University.Referee of Research Project G-1543 of the Rectorate Research Fund of Istanbul University.Referee of Research Project G-1482 of the Rectorate Research Fund of Istanbul University.Reviewer for the Pamukkale University Research Project Coordination Department (2002).Reviewer for the Research Project Coordination Department of Osmangazi University (2002).
Years of Experience
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