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After graduating from the Université de Sherbrooke Faculty of Medicine in 1980, he obtained a degree in obstetrics and gynecology at the Université de Montréal in 1985. He completed his training in 1986 with a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the Royal Women’s Hospital at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Dr. Miron has authored and co-authored many scientific publications and he is also the author of the best seller “CONCEIVING”, a popularization work and a reference in the field of infertility; this book was translated into English and Chinese.
Appointments and achievements
Dr. Miron is and has been a member of several societies including the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS), the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE).
He has been a member of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Committee of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) and the joint SOGC-CFAS ethics committee. He has also served on the editorial board of the SOGC Journal.
He chaired the Comité d’endocrinologie de la reproduction et d’infertilité [reproductive endocrinology and infertility committee] of the Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Quebec (AOGQ) for many years and sat on its board of directors. During that time, he managed to get infertility recognized as a disease by the AOGQ. Dr. Miron currently sits on the knowledge transfer committee of the Réseau Québécois en Reproduction [Quebec reproduction network].
Dr. Miron has been defending the rights of infertile couples in Quebec for 25 years. In 1988, he founded the first association for infertile couples in Quebec, the Association québécoise pour la fertilité Déméter. Since then, he has given over one hundred television, radio and print media interviews. He is also the first doctor to actively participate in the Association des couples infertiles du Québec (ACIQ), and has been involved since its inception.
Over the past 25 years, Dr. Miron has personally worked with various health, family and finance ministers to raise awareness of the challenges and experiences of infertile couples. In 1999, he went on to convince Bernard Landry, the finance minister at the time, to implement a refundable tax credit for infertility treatments. This refundable tax credit was earmarked for all Quebec residents in the 2000–2001 budget, for an amount equal to 25% of all eligible fees, and subject to a cap of $15,000 for a given tax year. With this tax credit, all residents could receive a maximum of $3,750 in assistance for artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization (IVF).
In 2002, the success of this program prompted the next finance minister, Pauline Marois, to increase the refundable tax credit for all eligible fees to 30% and the cap to $20,000. This tax credit was then raised to 50%.
Continuing his efforts with government and political bodies, he spoke in front of a parliamentary committee alongside Julie Snyder and Caroline Amireault in June 2008. His efforts led to complete coverage of assisted procreation by the Quebec government in August 2010. (Watch the video.)
Dr. Pierre Miron has founded three in vitro fertilization (IVF) programs in Quebec in the last 30 years, making him an IVF pioneer in Quebec and a leading figure in fertility medicine.
He set up the first ever IVF program at the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont in 1986. This led him to establish PROCREA in Montreal—previously called the Institut de médecine de la reproduction de Montreal—in 1990 and PROCREA Québec in 1998, where he supervised 80 employees. He directed PROCREA until 2001.
Dr. Miron demonstrated vision and innovation when he established Quebec’s first private human genetics centre specializing in reproduction in 1995. Thanks to his determination and dedication, all pregnant women have access to a unique prenatal screening program for trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), previously unavailable in Quebec.