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Welcome Letter

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS), we are pleased to invite you to the 2023 IFFS World Congress, September 10-13, 2023, in Athens, Greece. We will meet - in person - at the Megaron International Conference Centre, in the shadow of the Parthenon, and our gracious local hosts of the Hellenic Fertility and Sterility Society will welcome us all.

The IFFS World Congress provides a unique platform for attendees to convene, learn and discuss current advances in reproductive health, access to fertility care, and reproductive rights across the globe, and engage the patient perspective. The theme of the 2023 IFFS World Congress is "Exploring New Horizons in Fertility Care”. Keynote lectures, panels, and our signature trilogy sessions will focus on innovations in male and female infertility, ART, clinical embryology, reproductive genetics, cross-border and third-party reproduction, endometriosis, adenomyosis, fibroids, endoscopic surgery, contraception, gynecological imaging, reproductive environmental health, menopause, and the patient perspective. Renowned international faculty will engage attendees, while free communications and poster sessions offer an opportunity to share cutting edge research and explore new ideas.

IFFS, founded in 1951 as the International Fertility Association (IFA), was formally chartered in 1968. For the past fifty plus years, the World Congress has been a destination for education, science and networking for professionals in the field of global reproductive healthcare. We have distinguished ourselves and are committed to accomplish our core mission: emphasize cutting edge basic and translational science; provide education to practitioners globally; promote high standards of care and advocacy for patients; and engage patients in their journeys in fertility and infertility care. Networking with colleagues and patients is a crucial element of the IFFS World Congress, particularly after we have all spent so much time in virtual environments during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Athens is a hub of assisted reproductive technologies. Greece has 48 licensed ART Centres, most in Athens, 11 in the public sector (in all University Medical Schools, in an NHS Hospital and in the Naval Hospital of Athens) and 37 in the private sector. Greece has become a hub for cross-border reproductive care, due to its liberal legal framework and particularly the application of gamete donation and surrogacy in a well-regulated process. Furthermore, Greece has top quality researchers in the field of ART who have contributed significantly to the global literature, as well as leading endoscopic surgeons who perform the most demanding endoscopic procedures.

So, save the date and join us September 10-13, 2023 in beautiful and historic Athens, Greece – where Aphrodite, the goddess of fertility, will be ever present with us all, as we focus together on reproductive health and rights for women and men across the globe!         

Linda C. Giudice, MD, PhD
IFFS World Congress Chair
Bart Fauser, MD, PhD
IFFS Scientific Director
Basil Tarlatzis, MD, PhD
Director, Local Organizing Committee

The 2023 IFFS World Congress, Athens, Greece, 10/09/2023-13/09/2023 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 28 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
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Medtech Compliance

The 2023 IFFS World Congress, Athens, Greece, 10/09/2023-13/09/2023 is compliant with the provisions of the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.

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SFEE Approval 

The 2023 IFFS World Congress, Athens, Greece, 10/09/2023-13/09/2023 is In full compliance with the Code's provisions of the Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies (SFEE).

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