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                                    2023 ASPIRE CONGRESS
                                                         Plan ahead now to be
welcomed ‘back to the
future’ when we head
to Adelaide next year
Excitement and anticipation are building as planning advances for the ASPIRE 2023 Congress to be held in Adelaide, South Australia from 7 to 10 September.
The Congress will be a celebration of ASPIRE collegiality as the first face-to-face meeting since 2019 because of COVID-19 pandemic disruptions. It will be an irresistible force in furthering research and clinical practice in assisted reproductive technology in the Asia Pacific region.
Every effort is being made to maximise attendance of doctors, scientists, nurses and counsellors at the Congress, which will feature an exceptional showcase of presenters across a range of disciplines in our field.
The Congress theme will be Welcome Back To Our Future.
The Local Organising Committee, chaired by Adelaide- based fertility specialists, Professors Louise Hill and Rob Norman, is working with the 2023 Congress Scientific Committee, under the leadership of Professor Budi Wiweko, to build a compelling program.
Laureate Professor John Aitken, a world leader in reproductive biology, will explore the future of human fertility in the Bruno Lunenfeld Lecture, the traditional opening presentation recognising Professor Emeritus Bruno Lunenfeld for his pioneering contributions to human reproductive science.
Other keynote speakers will include:
• Professor Aaron Hsueh from Stanford University, USA;
• Dr Richard Legro from the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, USA;
• Professor Sarah Robertson from the University of Adelaide, Australia;
• Professor Jie Qiao from the China Peking University Third Hospital, China;
• Professor Arri Coomarasamy from the University of Birmingham, England;
• Associate Professor Ji Hyang Kim from CGHA University, Seoul, Korea; and
• Dr Marcelle Cedars from UCSF Health, USA.
Professor Wiweko said topics would include basic sciences in reproduction, embryology and clinical perspectives with “breakthrough messages and new insights.”
He added: “The program will feature pre-Congress workshops put together by the ASPIRE Special Interest Groups, scientific and how-to sessions, debates, company symposiums and meet-the-expert opportunities.
“We will be excited to see our members in person after three long years in COVID isolation.”
Professor Hull said Adelaide had been at the forefront of research in reproductive medicine over the past four decades. “It is a city with a very strong educational and research base supporting IVF units across Australia and the world,” she said.
“The 2023 ASPIRE Congress will be an opportunity to form or strengthen collaborations and teaching affiliations in the field of assisted reproductive technology and its associated specialities.
“Adelaide is a friendly and welcoming city that is very safe, relaxed and relatively inexpensive for visitors to enjoy a wide range of culinary, cultural and artistic experiences.
“It is renowned as a tourist destination because of its close proximity to magnificent beaches, spectacular ranges, globally acclaimed wine regions and its stepping stone to the natural beauty and wildlife wonders of Kangaroo Island.
“Excellent hotels are within close walking distance to the conference venue at the Adelaide Convention Centre on the banks of the River Torrens, which meanders through the city.
“Adelaide is very proud to host the 2023 Congress and we look forward to welcoming ASPIRE members to South Australia for what we are sure will be a memorable time professionally, socially and recreationally.”
For more information on ASPIRE 2023 in Adelaide, go to the website

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