Newsletter - October 24, 2010 - Volume 1 - Issue 1

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Frydman_ReneI am honored and pleased to assume the presidency of the International Society for In Vitro Fertilization (ISIVF), and look forward to realizing the goals of the society together with our able executive and board members, which will be facilitated with the launcing of our new website.

I join in congratulating Professor Robert Edwards on being the recipient of the Nobel Prize in medicine.

Since the birth of the world's first successful "test-tube" baby in Great Britain, which he made possible,many advances were achieved in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technology. The need for a forum bringing together clinicians, scientists, and embryologists became inevitable and the World Congress on In Vitro Fertilization was created.

For the past 26 years, this Congress has become a major event in the calendar of physicians and scientists in the field of reproductive health. It is our aim to continue with organizing this Congress and we are pleased to announce that the 16th World Congress on IVF will be jointly held in Tokyo, Japan from September 10-13, 2011.

I am calling upon you today to join the International Society for In Vitro Fertilization. The benefits to our members will be numerous. But we also trust that your membership will benefit the IVF community, whether from your contributions to the various forums, or from the networking opportunities that you will provide or capitalize on.

edwards_TunisDr. Robert Edwards, Recipient of Nobel Prize in Medicine

It is with distinct privilege and great honour that the Board of Directors of the International Society for In Vitro Fertilization, pays tribute Professor Robert Edwards, the patron and a founding member of the Society, for being awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine, a recognition truly deserved and well overdue.

As a result of his vision and tremendous dedication, four million individuals, owe their very existence to Dr. Edwards.

The Nobel Prize Committee's citation reads: "Today, Robert Edwards' vision is a reality and brings joy to infertile people all over the world."

Robert, congratulations for this long overdue and well deserved recognition.

Launching of Our New Website

We are proud to launch our new website "" to offer expanded functionality to our members.

The new website is designed to enable ISIVF to manage its day-to-day activities without vendor support. Below are the features and improvements of the new website:

  • The website design have been updated to give the site a fresh and modern look and feel.
  • New menu structure and additional content was added to enhance the website.
  • New membership component has been implemented to process new memberships, collect dues, send invoices and run reports. The system has been integrated to work with the pre-existing credit card merchant account.
  • Membership directory has been implemented so that members can look up their colleagues, obtain mailing and email addresses.
  • A "library" interface has been created to upload abstracts and presentation recordings into a central location.
  • A special news feed has been developed to pull relevant information in the field and embed into the website automatically.

We are well aware that some of you may have suggestions to make on how we may even better improve the quality and functionality of the site, we certainly would appreciate receiving your comments which will be carefully considered.

We do trust that you'll find this site more user friendly, and be the source of information you will find useful.

Membership Dues

In consideration of our valued members, and their appreciated participation in our Society we would like to inform you all that we will not be collecting any membership dues until the year 2011.All those who are members presently will be considered as fully paid members until 2011.

tunisISIVF Workshop - October 9 - Tunis, Tunisia

Our society held a full day workshop "Affordable, Accessible, Safe and Patient Friendly ART: The Road to the Future" on October 9, 2010, in conjunction with the Tunisian Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics, during their joint congress with the Federation of the National Gynecology and Obstetrics Societies of the Mediterranean and the Maghreb Societies of Gynecology and Obstetrics, held in Tunis, Tunisia.

The workshop, directed by a well recognized international faculty, created much interest and was extremely well attended.




gomel_bookThe ISIVF has arranged for a 20% discount on the latest book by Professor Victor Gomel:

Reconstructive and Reproductive Surgery in Gynecology

Illustrated by a high-quality artwork program and colour photographs of operative procedures, this is an essential source of reference for Gynecologic Surgeons, Gynecologic Oncologists and Reproductive Surgeons.


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The constitution of ISIVF requires our members to be current members of the Society. Therefore, in order to be reappointed as a member it is necessary not to be in arrears with respect to annual dues. The dues remain a modest $50 US, for a period of two years.

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