The International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS) and its 2019 World Congress Scientific Committee are 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" the Congress will highlight contributions from renowned international faculty focused on delivering leading edge research across a range of current issues in our field.
International co-operation and dialogue in fertility and treatment 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 around the world became members and the triennial World Congress in Fertility and Sterility was organized and held in New York City, USA, in May, 1953. At the Sixth World Congress (1968) IFFS was formally organized.
For the past fifty years, the IFFS World Congress has been a hallmark of global reproductive healthcare. We have distinguished ourselves in service to our core mission: to emphasize cutting edge basic and translational science; to provide education to practitioners globally; and to promote high standards of care and advocating for patients.
The 2019 World Congress will examine research and development on local, regional, and international levels. We sincerely hope you will be able to join us in Shanghai, where 4,000 fellow international specialists will continue to carry this legacy forward.
2019 World Congress Chair
Joe Leigh Simpson
IFFS Past President
2019 World Congress Scientific Chair