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Our presenters will cover:

  • Primary care investigation and initial management of infertility (female and male).
  • Referral guidance and necessary investigations  - to include criteria for public funding.
  • Clinical cases to illustrate diagnosis and management of infertility.

As always, we will answer as may questions as possible.


Cindy Farquhar

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology


Cindy is the Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Auckland. She trained in medicine at the University of Auckland. Her specialist training was in Auckland and London where she completed her MD (research). She has over 300 peer-reviewed publications. She was the Co-Chair of the Cochrane Governing Board from 2014 - 2018.

In 2014 she was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. In 2019 Cindy was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

In 2023 Cindy was awarded the Gluckman Medal. She is Clinical Director of Fertility Plus at National Women’s.


Elizabeth Glanville

Fertility Specialist

Elizabeth obtained her medical degree from the University of Bristol, UK, and has trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the UK and New Zealand.

She has completed further training as a subspecialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI) and works as a Fertility Specialist at Fertility Plus, Te Toka Tumai; and Repromed, Auckland.

Elizabeth is also an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Auckland.


Jeanette MacKenzie

Scientific Director, Fertility Plus

Jeanette is a graduate of the University of Otago in Dunedin where she completed her research project looking at the effect of plant oestrogens on male fertility. Jeanette then completed the Masters in Clinical Embryology at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Jeanette has been working in the human IVF field for over 19 years. Jeanette started her career as an Embryologist within a private clinic in New Zealand and worked across all aspects of clinical laboratory work prior to moving to the UK. Jeanette spent ten years in the United Kingdom working as a Laboratory Manager and Quality Lead for The London Women's Clinic. During this time she implemented embryo and egg vitrification and embryo biopsy for pre-implantation genetic testing of embryos. Amongst other achievements she introduced improved quality systems into the laboratory including electronic witnessing of movement of gametes and embryos.  

Jeanette further developed her quality management and leadership skills by completing a Management Apprenticeship and  Diploma through the Institute of Leadership and Management.

Jeanette's key strengths and interests are developing quality systems within the clinic and laboratory to create a safer environment for patient care, introducing new scientific technology and techniques to enhance patient outcomes and patient satisfaction.