Sep 7, 2023

Dr. Sony Sierra finishes term as president of Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society

The Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society will hold its 69th annual meeting from Sept. 21-23 at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, marking the end of Dr. Sony Sierra’s one-year term as president of the organization.

Sierra, an assistant professor in our Department, played an integral role in planning the in-person conference during her tenure as president. Featuring the theme “The Art and Science of Reproductive Medicine Today,” the CFAS conference promises to bring together a range of experts in fertility, andrology, and recurrent pregnancy loss for a variety of sessions, workshops, and presentations, as well as an opening address from journalist Anna Maria Tremonti.

"One of the most rewarding tasks of being the CFAS president is the planning and execution of the annual general meeting, and I was very lucky that it is being held in Toronto this year,” Sierra said.

“We have great speakers coming from the U.S., the United Kingdom, and Europe on a variety of interesting and relevant topics in infertility and early pregnancy loss.”

Sierra was a resident in our Department when she first became involved with the CFAS, a multi-disciplinary non-profit that aims to promote excellence in assisted reproduction.

Sierra joined the organization’s board of directors in 2020 and served as vice-president before being elected president.

“It’s been a great learning experience and very rewarding,” Sierra said. “The society’s primary role is to support the networking and professional development of all assisted reproductive technology professionals across Canada, and serves physicians, lab technicians, nurses, andrologists, ethicists, and embryologists. During my term as president, I also started a mentorship program to foster career development and support amongst our members.  

“It’s a very multidisciplinary organization that has been proudly growing and developing its agenda further."