The highlight of my visit to Chicago to attend the MidWest Reproductive Symposium was meeting Elizabeth Carr, the USA’s first IVF baby.
We met live onstage in front of several hundred embryologists, doctors and IVF nurses. The event was organised by Dr Angie Beltsos on Vios Fertility in Chicago and the symposium raised some serious issues about IVF and fertility, while being a lot of fun.
Elizabeth and I did media interviews together, signed books and posed for pictures with hundreds of visitors – and we got to cuddle some new-born IVF babies. The Symposium had some great sessions and Elizabeth and I will remain firm friends as a result of the meeting. It was great to share our experiences with everyone at the event.
Photo: Jane Monzures. Louise Brown. Elizabeth Carr. Dr. Angeline Beltsos (Credit Jeff MacInnis)