2019 World Congress - Shanghai

Join us in shanghai!

 

Dear Colleagues

 

The International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS) and our 2019 World Congress Scientific Committee of honored to announce the 23rd IFFS World Congress, to be held April 11-14, 2019 in Shanghai, China.  Themed "Transforming the Frontiers of Human Reproduction" we look forward to including contributions from a renowned international faculty focused on delivering leading edge research across a range of current issues in our field. 

 

International co-operation and dialogue in the field of fertility and sterility can be said to have truly commenced in 1951 in Rio de Janeiro with the formation of the International Fertility Association (IFA). Eminent scientists from parts of the world became members and triennial World Congress in Fertility and Sterility were organized, the first in New York, USA, in May, 1953.  At the Sixth World Congress the IFFS was formally organized.

 

For the past fifty years, the IFFS World Congress has been a hallmark of global reproductive healthcare symposia.  We have distinguished ourselves in service to our core mission: to provide education to practitioners globally, promoting high standards of care and advocating for patients. We sincerely hope you will be able to join us in Shanghai as we continue to carry this legacy forward in 2019, where 4,000 fellow international specialists are expected to join us.

 

The 2019 World Congress will examine research and development on local, regional, and international levels.  We believe that your contribution to this field is unparalleled and it is an honor and privilege to invite you to participate.

 

Sincerely,

 

Joe Leigh Simpson

IFFS Past President

2019 World Congress Scientific Committee Chair

Speakers

Keynote Speakers

David Healy Lecture
DeWatteville Lecture
jean Cohen Lecture

trilogy speakers

Panelists 

debate leaders

 

Check back soon for additional updates

program

Details of presentations will be added here once they have been confirmed.

 

Keynote lectures

  • Human rights
  • Stem cells
  • Endocrine related disorders
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Uterine transplantation
  • CRISPR technique
  • Epigenetics

Additional topics pending.

 

trilogy Topics

  • Embryo Selection
  • Endometriosis
  • Toxicants
  • Ovulation
  • PGT
  • PCOS molecular genetics
  • Heterogeneity of gyn disorders
  • Fertility Preservation

 

Panel topics

  • Algorithms for time lapse imaging
  • Management of fibroids
  • Mosaic embryos
  • ART
  • Challenging cases in fertility
  • Middle East: Hormonal replacement in challenging patient
  • Transgender issues and reproductive health care
  • Systemic diseases associated that follow infertility management
  • Africa: Safety in ART
  • Psychosocial
  • China: Sequencing and the population
  • Ovarian stimulation
  • Severe male factor and ART outcomes
  • Case studies in PCOS
  • India: Unexplained infertility - diagnosis in treatment
  • Obesity in Africa

Topics pending confirmation.

 

debate topics

  • Day 5 transfer
  • Mild endometriosis
  • Freeze all/cryopreservation
  • Immunotherapy for implantation failure
  • Natural IVF v unnatural IVF
  • PGS for women aged 35-45 years
  • Immunotherapy useful for RPL
  • Mild stimulation for poor responders

Topics pending confirmation.

Travel

 

venue

The Shanghai Expo and Convention Center (SECC) is a state of the art venue with ample space for exhibitions, lectures, meetings, and breakout sessions. The SECC borders the Waterfront Oasis, overlooking the Expo Park and Lupu Bridge.  The site is conveniently located in the city center, by many hotel and entertainment venues.

We are within walking distance of the iconic China Art Museum, also known as the China Pavilion.

hotels

Check back soon for details on accommodations in Shanghai.

visa

Check back soon for details on how to obtain your visa for travel to China.


 

 

organizing committees

 

2019 scientific committee

Elected & appointed officers

Richard Kennedy
2019 Congress Chair
International Federation of Fertility Societies, UK

Zi-Jiang Chen
2019 Congress Co-Chair
International Federation of Fertility Societies, China

Joe Leigh Simpson
Committee Chair
International Federation of Fertility Societies, USA

Alan DeCherney (ex officio)
Committee Co-Chair
International Federation of Fertility Societies, USA

Dhiraj Gada
2016 Congress Chair
Indian Fertility Society, India

Jie Qiao
2019 Congress Representative
Peking University, China

Kuldeep Jain
2016 Congress Representative
Indian Fertility Society, India

Richard Reindollar
Member Society Representative
American Society for Reproductive Medicine, USA

Basil Tarlatzis
Member Society Representative
Hellenic Fertility and Sterility Society, Greece

Kwang Yul
Member Society Representative
Korean Society of Reproductive Medicine, Korea

Victor Vital-Reyes
Member Society Representative
Mexican Association of Reproductive Medicine, Mexico

Paul Le Roux
Member Society Representative
South African Society for Reproductive Science and Surgery, South Africa

Linda Giudice
President Elect
International Federation of Fertility Societies, USA

Tina Buchholz (ex officio)
Scientific Director
International Federation of Fertility Societies, Germany

Gabriel de Candolle (ex officio)
Secretary General
International Federation of Fertility Societies, Switzerland

Paul Devroey (ex officio)
Medical Education Director
International Federation of Fertility Societies, Belgium

Antti Perheentupa (ex officio)
Communications Director
International Federation of Fertility Societies, Finland

Chinese abstract & advisory team

Yingying Qin
Rossa Chiu
Yan Meng
Yun Sun
Ting Zhang
Han Zhao

Regional, international & organization advisors

David Adamson
International Committee Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ICMART), USA

Michael Chapman
Fertility Society of Australia, Australia

Minoru Irahara
Japanese Society of Reproductive Medicine, Japan

Osamu Ishihara
Japanese Society of Reproductive Medicine, Japan

K.K. Iswaran
Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia, Malaysia

Edgar Mocanu
International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), Ireland

Rob Norman
Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE), Australia

Chii-Ruey Tzeng
Taiwanese Society for Reproductive Medicine, China

Fernando Zegers
International Committee Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ICMART), Chile

 

iffs board of directors

Executive committee

Richard Kennedy
President, UK

Linda Giudice
President Elect, USA

Gabriel de Candolle
Secretary General, Switzerland

Marcos Horton
Treasurer, Argentina

Zi-Jiang Chen
Assistant Secretary General, China

Osamu Ishihara
Assistant Treasurer, Japan

Joe Leigh Simpson
Immediate Past President, USA

Hrishikesh Pai
Director of External Affairs, India

Paul Devroey
Director of Medical Education, Belgium

Bruce Dunphy
Assistant Director of Medical Education, Canada

Tina Buchholz
Scientific Director, Germany

Basil Tarlatzis
Past President / Special Advisor, Greece

Antti Perheentupa
Communications Director, Finland

Alan DeCherney GRH Editor In Chief, USA

elected member societies & representatives

Argentine Society of Reproductive Medicine (‘10 - ‘19)
Marcos Horton

Association for Fertility and Reproductive Health (Nigeria) (‘16 - ‘25)
Faye Iketubosin

British Fertility Society (‘13 - ‘22)
Jane A Stewart

Chilean Fertility Society (‘16-’25)
Fernando Zegers

Finnish Gynecological Association (‘13 - ‘22)
Antti Perheentupa

Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction & Indian Fertility Society (‘10 - ‘19)
Kuldeep Jain

Jordanian Society for Fertility and Genetics (‘10 - ‘19)
Mazen El-Zibdeh

Obstetrical and Gynecological Society of Malaysia (‘13 - ‘22)
K.K. Iswaran

Russian Association of Human Reproduction (‘16 - ‘25)
Vladislav Korsak

Nsa & affiliated society liaisons 

International Committee Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ICMART)
G. David Adamson
Fernando Zegers

European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)
Roy Farquharson
Kersti Lundin

International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO)
Edgar Mocanu

Council for Population Health
Sheryl Van Der Poel

African Fertility Society (AFS)
Oladapo Ashiru


Register

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Exhibit with Us

 

All IFFS World Congresses have featured state of the art trade exhibitions concurrent to the event.  This provides a world class platform for you, our industry colleagues to showcase the latest treatment options covering the full spectrum of reproduction from sexual health and fertility control through assisted reproduction and reproductive surgery to related gynaecological disorders.


The 2019 World Congress will examine research and development on local, regional, and international levels.  We believe that your contribution to this field is unparalleled and it is an honor and privilege to invite you to participate as a potential sponsor.

All potential sponsors and exhibitors will be able to register their interest via a portal on this page, which will open soon. 

Please click HERE to review the 2019 IFFS World Congress Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus.

Contact

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