MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Dear ISFP Members and Colleagues,
It is truly a great honor for me to take over the ISFP Presidency for the next two years. I would like first of all to thank you the previous Honorary and Executive Presidents Roger Gosden, Jacques Donnez, Sam Kim and Pedro Barri for all the efforts and energies that they have put into the creation and promotion of our Society.
The ISFP has steadily grown during the last 8 years and now has 700 members from all around the world (72 countries). We have been receiving many requests for endorsing fertility preservation meetings. It is indeed very exciting that ISFP has an active role to lead international efforts on education and scientific exchanges. To this end we have set policies for endorsing meetings, for encouraging young investigators to present their work, and inviting to join our society.
There are many projects on the agenda for the next two years:
- We want to forge a closer alliance with both ESHRE and ASRM and together we are planning to update the ISFP guidelines for fertility preservation to be published in both Human Reproduction and Fertility & Sterility journals.
- We want to continue to add data in the ISFP first World Registry of Ovarian Tissue Banking, with the intention to provide a world bibliographic reference on this issue. Likewise, we would like to create links with other organizations dealing with our common interest of fertility preservation, not only for cancer but also for other medical indications.
In 2015 we will be organizing the 4th ISFP World Congress which will take place in Shanghai, China November 13-15, 2015. This is the first time the world congress will be held in the Asia-Pacific region as a testimony to the global scientific mission of our society. We anticipate a large number of delegates and strong industrial and institutional support. Please consult the website and stay tuned for the program detail.
Finally, I would like to thank you all for the support and help in the continuous growth of our Society.
Pasquale Patrizio, MD, MBE, HCLD
Recommendations for fertility preservation have been made by the ISFP Practice Committee. Please check ISFP practice committee opinion section located to the left for the latest opinions and recommendations for your patients.