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
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.
Sincerely,Richard KennedyIFFS President2019 World Congress ChairJoe
Leigh SimpsonIFFS Past President2019 World Congress Scientific