India is all ready to host the prestigious 22nd IIFS World Conference for the first time. The conference is an initiative of International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS), which aims to promote knowledge, research and education in the field of reproductive medicine and take the standards of practice to a higher level.
Even after facing high number of infertility cases, India got an opportunity to host the IFFS World Congress because of the consistent efforts of major Indian bodies like Indian Fertility Society (IFS) and Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction (ISAR), working under the unwavering leadership of Dr. Dhiraj Gadda, the organizing chairperson and former president of ISAR.
This significant win of India to host IFFS World Congress was against Australia, Singapore and Japan. The five-day conference will be held in September 2016, and will offer a great platform to Indian medical practitioners for showcasing India’s supremacy in the field of Assisted Reproduction Technique (ART), including in- vitro fertilization (IVF) before the entire world. Indian medical practitioners will also get an opportunity to learn by discussions on latest techniques and training on infertility.
“The launch of world body like IFFS in India is a breakthrough step as it will provide a window to the IVF practitioners in India to global IVF and ART procedures and practices. It will help initiate a discourse in India on medical advancement and the exemplary work Indian practitioners are doing in the field. IFS and ISAR have been working for a long time now to bring to India the World Conference of IFFS, whose membership consists of the national fertility societies and societies of reproductive medicine of close to 70 nations,” said Dr Kuldeep Jain, organizing Secretary and founder of IFS.
With world class infrastructure, excellent expertise and cost effect treatments, India has become one of the world’s fastest growing medical tourism destinations. India offers a number of medical facilities to the world, including ART. However, the country is wrongly projected as the surrogacy capital of the world with only 5% of cycles.
India is looking forward to clear all the notions in the conference by showcasing its research work and facilities. The IFFS, which is affiliated with the World Health Organization (WHO), along with IFS and ISAR will also make an effort for standardizing ART practices in India by framing of policies and guidelines on ART, including IVF in the country and bringing it under the insurance ambit to make it cost effective for patients.
‘Reaching the Unreached’, this theme of IFFS World Congress aims to expand the scope of discussion on latest techniques and training around infertility. The conference will allow doctors from different parts of India to become a part of it.
“All Indian delegates are not capable of attending various international level meetings. Doctors practicing in rural or semi urban area are not able to keep pace with, or are unaware of progress of science and its clinical application. Through IFFS conference many Indians doctors will be benefitted as they will get the chance to interact with super specialists from across the globe. Working with an international body will lead to imbibing the best practices from world over and streamlining of the whole fertility scenario in India,” said Dr. Hrishikesh Pai, Organizing Secretary and President of ISAR.
The conference will not only focus on disseminating knowledge in different aspects of reproduction and fertility, but also contribute to the standardization of terminology and evaluation of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the field of reproduction.
It aims at encouraging the creation of modules for basic and applied work in the field of reproduction and fertility. Also, it will aim at increasing knowledge in the field of reproduction and fertility by promoting and organizing education and training in collaboration with member societies and other organizations.
The conference will include different sessions such as Key Note addresses, Trilogies sessions, scientific symposia, and 4 workshops where hands on practical training will be given. It will also comprise of scientists’ meetings from 8 countries where problems faced by countries regarding reducing the cost of treatments will be discussed.
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