Indian Fertility society was established in 2005 as the need was felt for the professionals to interact and share knowledge and keep up with vast advances in this field on a continuing basis. It became a platform for young upcoming infertility professionals to interact with the more experienced members. This young society is now poised to take a leap into the international arena by organising the 16th IFFS World Congress! with the growing need for infertility management in the country, a great future lies ahead for this progressive society. IFS has seen an unbelievable journey from 20 founder members to a current strength of 2200 life members and 23 state chapters which has resulted in nationwide participation.
The annual IFS conference known as Fertivision is an academic event which brings forth new research and innovations in the field, discussions on personal experience as well as evidence based science and debates on controversial topics. IFS has organized 14 conferences since its inception.
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE OF FERTIVISION
14th Annual Congress of Indian Fertility Society
‘Beyond all limits- Breakthrough in excellence’. As the theme announces, this conference will include all aspects of reproductive medicine and technology. The proposed scientific deliberations ranges from the latest molecular and genetic technologies to all concerns in reproductive healthcare. The program is designed to address the educational and intellectual needs of all professionals who deal with this discipline. There will be plenary lectures, symposia, and interactive sessions, all supporting the theme of the Congress.
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IFS is affiliated to the International Federation of Fertility Societies(IFFS) in 2007 and
has been given the honour of hosting the International meeting of IFFS jointly with ISAR
in 2116 in the National Capital region( Greater NOIDA).
Training and Research
IFS also believe that progress lies in training and research. As there is an overwhelming interest among gynaecologists in acquiring newer skills, IFS is conducting one year fellowship in clinical ART and another one year fellowship in Clinical Embryology at 10 centres across India. IFS has also started a Preparatory Embryology Certification Course for ESHRE examination..
The Fertivision 2013 had an embryology course which IFS conducted along with ESHRE. Besides this, country wide workshops on IUI have been organized by the society. The society is aso carrying on multicentric research. Special interest groups have been formed on various aspects of infertility to concentrate efforts on research in this field. IFS along with its chapters has organized more than 30 CME’s and training programs nationwide.
Fertility Science & Research
“Fertility Science & Research” a peer reviewed indexed half yearly Journal is also being published by IFS. It has regular updates of the latest research in the field, and opinions on the controversial aspects on ethics and legal issues contributed by experts in the field. An E-Bulletin ‘IFS Nexus’ has started and being mailed monthly to all its members. Primary aim of this E- bulletin to bridge knowledge gap between ART clinicians and Embryologists. Besides this, country wide CME’s & workshops on IUI have been organized by the society. Special interest groups have been formed on various aspects of infertility to concentrate efforts on research in this field.
An E Bulletin ‘IFS vision’ was started and mailed periodically to all its members. It has regular updates of the latest research in the field, a report on the activities of the society , achievements of members, and opinions on the controversial aspects on ethics and legal issues contributed by experts in the field.