MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Once again it is my pleasure to send you a letter as ISFP President and on behalf of the Board members to inform you about the situation of the Society as well as to tell you some important news.
Our recent congress, in Valencia was a great success both for its high attendance and for its high scientific level. The next IV World Congress of the International Society for Fertility Preservation will be held in Shanghai (China) on November 13-15, 2015. Our President-elect Pasquale Patrizio will be the Chairman of the congress and R.C. Chian the Chairman of the local committee.
I also want to inform you about a forthcoming scientific event “Freezing of oocytes embryos and ovarian tissue. Focus on Fertility management and fertility preservation” organized by Marie Madeleine Dolmans (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jacques Donnez (email@example.com) under the auspices of ISFP that will be held in Brussels next January 16-17, 2015 (www.reproductive-medicine.excemed.org). This event will be aimed especially at young scientists and we encourage you to send your young researchers.
Furthermore, I want to remind those members who want their meetings to be held under the auspices of the Society that there are “ISFP Guidelines for endorsing scientific activities” that can be read on our website.
We are happy to announce that thanks to the effort of Marie-Madeleine Dolmans and Cesar Diaz the “ISFP ovarian cortex freezing registry” is ready and active. Our registry is the first officially established ovarian freezing registry and I encourage you to send your data to the registry.
Next, I would also like to tell you that our Society needs financial support in order to provide the services that our members expect. For this reason the Board of Directors agreed at its recent meeting held in Munich June 2014 on an Annual Membership fee of $60 USD for physicians and $40 USD for non-physicians. This will be charged through the safe PayPal system from January 2015. With this annual fee, members will also benefit from a reduction in the cost of registration in future ISFP scientific activities.
Lastly, I want to encourage all of you to promote our society in the scientific community and to thank you for your continuing support.
Pedro Barri, M.D.
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