Professor John Yovich MD PhD FRCOG FRANZCOG CREI graduated MBBS, now MD, from the University of Western Australia in 1970, progressing into Specialist O&G practice in 1976. Following laboratory and clinical research in London 1976-80 with Professor Ian Craft, John presented his PhD thesis “Human pregnancies achieved by in-vitro fertilization”. He established PIVET Medical Centre in 1981, generating WA’s first IVF child in July 1982. John assisted many IVF clinics to establish worldwide during the 1980’s and maintains a full-time clinical program for fertility-related gynaecological disorders as well as IVF. His academic work is now conducted through Curtin University.