Our Mission

Our worldwide mission is to stimulate research, disseminate educational information, and encourage the superior clinical care of patients in all aspects of reproductive and fertility medicine.  We represent over 65 UN country specific fertility societies that in the aggregate encompass an estimated 50,000 physicians and reproduction medicine specialists worldwide including various healthcare professionals.

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Our Vision

All women and men have access to quality fertility and reproductive health care.


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 various parts of the world became members and triennial World Conferences in Fertility and Sterility were organized, the first in New York, USA, in May, 1953.

At the Sixth World Conference held in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1968, the IFFS was born. The International Fertility Association remained as an affiliate to represent members with no national society. A constitution and by-laws were drawn up and remain today to govern the actions of IFFS.

Membership has grown and at present, over 65 National Fertility Societies are affiliated. It is estimated over 50,000 specialists worldwide concerned in the areas of fertility and sterility are brought together under one umbrella organization.

Executive Committee

Linda Giudice (USA)
Edgar Mocanu (Ireland)
President Elect
Zi-Jiang Chen (China)
Secretary General
Oladapo Ashiru (Nigeria)
Assistant Secretary General
Marcos Horton (Argentina)
Rishma Pai (India)
Assistant Treasurer

Appointees and Advisors

Richard Kennedy (UK)
Immediate Past President
Paul Devroey (Belgium)
Director, Medical Education
Bruce Dunphy (Canada)
Assistant Director, Medical Education
Bart CJM Fauser (Netherlands)
Scientific Director
Joe Leigh Simpson (USA)
Past President/Special Advisor
Basil Tarlatzis (Greece)
Past President/Special Advisor
Anna Veiga (Spain)
Special Advisor
Hrishikesh Pai (India)
Director of External Affairs
Tina Buchholz (Germany)
Director of Development
Antti Perheentupa (Finland)
Director, Communications
Alan DeCherney (USA)
Editor in Chief, GRH

Committee leadership

Board of Directors

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Education Committee

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Scientific Committee

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Surveillance Committee

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Secretariat's Office

Charles Sapp
Executive Director
Kristin Burke
Account Executive
Tina Squillante
Sr. Meeting Manager


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