What is Alpha?
Alpha is an international forum for scientists in reproductive medicine and a non-profit organization.
Alpha was “conceived” during the summer of 1994, by a group of scientists who, having witnessed the slow but steady progress of clinical developments which spread IVF/ART to every corner of the globe - followed by the more recent dramatic explosion in biotechnology and molecular biology which now dominate its practice - recognised that the establishment of clinical embryology with professional status and standards on an international basis had become imperative.
An international society was proposed which could act as a forum for communication and interchange of ideas and information between all scientists, technologists, and technicians working in the field of reproductive science.
Alpha was accepted as a Charitable Association in 1997 by the Charities Commission in the UK, with the following objects: “The advancement of the art and science of clinical embryology for the benefit of the public world-wide”.
In 2010 Alpha became a Society incorporated according to the Swiss Civil Code Art. 60 et seq and is a non-profit society.
Alpha’s objectives are “To advance the art and science of clinical embryology for the benefit of the public worldwide, through international promotion of education, communication, and collaboration.” Our website offers the latest resources and information for members.