INDIAN FERTILITY SOCIETY
Indian Fertility society was established in 2005 as the need was felt for the professionals to interact and share knowledge and keep up with vast advances in this field on a continuing basis. It became a platform for young upcoming infertility professionals to interact with the more experienced members. IFS has seen an unbelievable journey from 20 founder members to a current strength of 1410 life members and 15 state chapters which has resulted in nationwide participation. The annual IFS conference known as Fertivision is an academic event which brings forth new research and innovations in the field, discussions on personal experience as well as evidence based science and debates on controversial topics. IFS has organized 11 conferences since its inception. IFS also believe that progress lies in training and research. As there is an overwhelming interest among gynaecologists in acquiring newer skills, IFS is conducting one year fellowship in clinical ART and another one year fellowship in Clinical Embryology at 10 centres across India. IFS has also started a Preparatory Embryology Certification Course for ESHRE examination.. “Fertility Science & Research” a peer reviewed indexed half yearly Journal is also being published by IFS. It has regular updates of the latest research in the field, and opinions on the controversial aspects on ethics and legal issues contributed by experts in the field. An E-Bulletin ‘IFS Nexus’ has started and being mailed monthly to all its members. Primary aim of this E- bulletin to bridge knowledge gap between ART clinicians and Embryologists. Besides this, country wide CME’s & workshops on IUI have been organized by the society. Special interest groups have been formed on various aspects of infertility to concentrate efforts on research in this field.