Leading the field in reproductive health education
As a global federation, the IFFS is uniquely suited to identify local and regional educational opportunities and to deliver the necessary tools to improve standards of practice.
Our workshops can range from 50 to more than 600 attendees. These individuals represent the full range of reproductive healthcare professionals from physicians to embryologists, to nurses, counselors and researchers. The IFFS curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of an event's specific audience and is applicable to trainees and experienced professionals alike.
The World Congress on Fertility and Sterility is an event nearly as old as the IFFS itself. The consideration to hold a congress was explored when the IFFS formed in 1951. The first congress, held in 1953 in New York City was a joint meeting with the American Society for the Study of Sterility (later to become ASRM). The IFFS triennial congress has drawn numerous international luminaries from within the field of reproductive health care during the course of its 62 year history as a global event.
Bringing science and practice home, the IFFS international symposium series focuses on topical areas of reproductive health, relevant to regional concerns, presenting cutting edge research, contemporary review and topical debate. Our Scientific Committee works extensively to create an exemplary and innovative program.
Workshops can range from 50 to more than 600 attendees. These individuals represent the full range of reproductive healthcare professionals from physicians to embryologists, to nurses, counselors and researchers. The IFFS curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of an event’s specific audience and is applicable to trainees and experienced professionals alike.
The IFFS Officers as Ambassadors for infertility and the infertile support capacity development in reproductive healthcare through political advocacy, promoting access to care, support of emerging professional groups in middle income and developing nations and paving the way for educational and research initiatives.
Online Learning platform Launching in 2018
This program is slated to launch in 2018, with the goal of creating a multi-media platform that will allow the IFFS to expand our educational mission, exponentially. The first model will create a static platform, to will provide standard learning opportunities for basic courses such as research and abstract writing, while providing access to past lectures. The second proposed model will be dynamic, allowing for virtual attendance for live lectures. This aspect is of utmost importance when considering the need to support both urban and rural reproductive healthcare practitioners by making the IFFS curriculum accessible to both.
IFFS Education Program history