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Middle East Fertility Society, 24th Annual Meeting

28-30/09/17, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dear colleagues

On behalf of the executive committee, we are greatly honored and pleased to welcome you to attend the 24th Annual Meeting of the Middle East Fertility Society (MEFS) that will be held from September 28-30, 2017 in Grand Hyatt Dubai, UAE.

This year’s conference promises to be an exciting and rewarding one. A panel of highly distinguished international and local faculty speakers will offer the latest updates on the fields of human reproduction, fertility and infertility treatment, in addition to the high-standard presentations and lectures.

The MEFS annual meeting has traditionally become the meeting point where all fertility specialists across the Middle East find the opportunity to exchange scientific information, renew social bonds, strengthen national solidarity, and consolidate cultural heritage.

The host city, Dubai, is one of the most attractive touristic cities in the world, offering numerous attractions. You need not to be a professional diver to enjoy the city. there is an abundance of history to explore, a traditional cuisine to enjoy, an eyeful of breathtaking architecture here, and a good-natured haggle over a carpet there.

We offer you our warmest welcome and we look forward to count you among the conference participants, and I encourage you to register as soon as possible and make plans to join your colleagues and friends in Dubai to make the meeting a wonderful and memorable event.

Prof Marwan Alhalabi, MD PhD

President of the Middle East Fertility Society





CoGen - Ovarian Club Annual Conference

15-17/09/17, Barcelona, Spain

The Congress focuses on Innovation in Preconception, Preimplantation and Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis, including:

  • The use of Next Generation Sequencing for expanded preconception carrier screening
  • Technology options for clinics with a review of strategies for evaluation of chromosome copy number in human embryos and oocytes
  • Advances in Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and the latest data on Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS)
  • Non-invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) and Non-invasive Prenatal Diagnosis (NIPD)
  • From Chromosomal Microarrays (CMA) to Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) in the evaluation of the malformed fetus Controversies in this burgeoning area of clinical practice

The CoGEN Congress is a part of the Virtual Academy of Genetics (VAoGEN), whose mission is to disseminate educational material on Reproductive Genetics to healthcare providers around the world and to provide a forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas.





Nordic Surrogacy Conference

12/08/17, Sweden, Stockholm

The Nordic region’s first alternative parenting conference focused on best practice in surrogacy. Run by a committee of Swedish parents via surrogacy, sessions will cover the logistics, risks and practicalities of surrogacy in Ukraine, Greece, US and Canada for heterosexual and gay intended parents.

Speakers will include parents, IVF clinics, lawyers and surrogacy agency professionals.





Annual Meeting Geneva, Switzerland

02/05/17 - 05/05/17 Geneva, Switzerland

Dear Friends and Colleagues 
The success of ESHRE is based on its membership; it is vital that the Society adapts to its members’ needs. Its members are ESHRE’s raison d’être. 

During my mandate as ESHRE Chairman, I have aimed to ensure that members can be heard and that the work being done at all levels in ESHRE corresponds to what our members are expecting.  With this in mind, ESHRE in 2016 carried out a survey among its membership. The results of the survey showed that the main reason for members to join the Society was to keep up to date with new information in the eld of reproductive science and medicine and to have access to the ESHRE educational resources.  I believe that the initiatives we undertook during the past year have helped ful l these expectations. If I were to highlight only one, it would be the e-learning platform of ESHRE, the “e-Campus”. The platform was launched at the Annual Meeting in Helsinki 2016. It is a unique collection of the knowledge shared at ESHRE Campus events since 2015. I would like to encourage you to make use of this wealth of knowledge.  In this annual report you can nd out more of who we are and what we have been doing throughout 2016. 

Finally, let me thank the people who make the spirit of ESHRE a reality: the committees, the staff, and above all the members. Even if a membership survey is not organised every year, your feedback is precious and inspires the daily work of Central Of ce staff and the decisions made at the Executive Committee. Never hesitate to be in touch. 


Kersti Lundin 

ESHRE Chairman





Australian Intended Parent Conference

03/06/2017 - 04/06/2017 - Melbourne, Australia

We are proud to announce that we will participate in the Australian conference of Families thought Surrogacy in Melbourne at 3rd & 4th of June. We will be there to hear and inform all the intended parents who wish to make there dream come true!