2017 WORLD CONGRESS ON IN VITRO FERTILIZATION
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it gives us great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 19th World Congress on In Vitro Fertilization in conjunction with the 6 th Congress of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery Congress, which will take place in Antalya, Turkey on October 4 - 8, 2017.
Reproductive Medicine Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Reproductive Genetics and Surgery are witnessing a significant expansion both clinically and in basic research. Obviously they will continue to undergo innovative and revolutionary changes in the forthcoming years, which may change our understanding and practice in the diagnosis and treatment of infertile couples. The information which will be accumulated in the near future especially in the field of stem cell research, molecular reproduction and human genetics may help our profession to be able to help more couples to have healthy babies.
Both Societies; International Society of Infertility and In Vitro Fertilization (ISIVF) and Society of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery (SRMS) are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of infertility and reproductive health including the promotion of science and research in all aspects of reproductive medicine and assisted reproductive technologies and human genetics, the understanding of evidence- based practices between clinicians and the enhancement of communication between scientists interested in these subjects worldwide.
It is evident that, more and more physicians and researchers choose to devote their professional lives to the understanding and mastering of human reproduction which is the essential to provide the best options for diagnosis and treatment of the problems and diseases related this very important area of the human life. The congress aims to gather a large national and international audience and will also have distinguished international faculty of clinicians and scientists in the related disciplines to address and discuss the recent information, controversies and future directions. Keynote lectures, plenary sessions, round-tables and pre-congress workshops which may help the participants to improve the quality and success of their daily practice. We are confident that this will be a very good opportunity for you to update the relevant research data and their clinical applications and interactive moments will clarify the uncertainties.
Antalya, located on the southern coastline of Turkish Riviera, is one of the earliest settlement areas of Anatolia. Its magnificent theatres, temples and ruins of ancient cities reflect the historical richness. Antalya region has been inhabited by the Lykians, Romans, Greek, and the Turks. There are several ancient cities that were preserved in excellent condition up to our time. Antalya, one of the most popular holiday destinations on the Mediterranean, is a lively city with a rich historical heritage and attracts millions of tourists every year.
The coast with its golden sandy beaches and warm waters is perfect for swimming almost year around. Scuba diving, surfing, water skiing and rafting are some of the many sporting activities that are available in Antalya and its surroundings. When tired of scientific and sporting activities, one may relax on the beach and enjoy some of the most delicious Mediterranean food and wine.
The elaborate program being organized by the Scientific Committee, the colorful and exciting social activities coupled with the breath-taking panorama and exotic surroundings of Antalya will take this conjoint meeting a rewarding educational, social and travel experience.
We look forward to welcoming you in Antalya in 2017.
Timur Gürgan President of ISIVF
Turan Çetin President of SRMS