The 5th Annual In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Conference was opened yesterday (November 15th) in Abu Dhabi by HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Tolerance. Top regional and global fertility experts came together at the Bab Al Qasr, Abu Dhabi for this world class conference organized by the world leaders in Reproductive Medicine – IVI Fertility.
The conference is the largest, one of its kind in the Middle East and focuses on showcasing the latest in the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) treatments and how these innovations and scientific breakthroughs can help address the growing problem of infertility. Titled the ‘Latest Advancements in Enhancing Success Rates in ART, Anno 2019,’ the event hosted by IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, witnessed participation from over 350 OB-GYN specialists, embryologists, nurses and IVF technicians.
Fourteen international speakers from various countries presented latest advancements in several areas of Reproductive Medicine, including Pre-implantation Genetic Testing, Gene editing, Ovarian Stimulation, Impact of Vitamin D deficiency and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection.
Addressing the conference, His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan said: “I endorse your premise that physicians in the field of fertility and human reproduction must practice their profession at the highest international standards of skill and knowledge and that continuing education is essential in view of the rapid advances in the field.”
“I admire your conviction that your success depends on superior medical personnel and first-rate health facilities, as well as on knowledge and awareness of the latest research developments and treatments in addition to building national, global and international alliances and partnerships,” he added.
“I am confident that your conference will prove to be a major regional and international venue for advancing knowledge of cutting-edge practices in IVF/ART. And I must say that Abu Dhabi provides a highly supportive environment for your work. Under the leadership of the president, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan, and with the guidance and strong support of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahayan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Abu Dhabi has a world-class health care system, with a clear focus on diagnosis, treatment, and public education. Regarding fertility treatments, Abu Dhabi is committed to having the most advanced technologies, and to implementing the most effective treatments and cures. Your conference is an important indication of the strength of the commitment of the United Arab Emirates to excellence in health care.”
“I am pleased that your conference has a clear sense of purpose and a high quality of presentations, discussions and professional activities. It is my sincere hope that you will be successful in achieving all your goals and objectives,” HE Sheikh Nahayan concluded.
Prof. Dr. Human Fatemi, Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Medical Director of IVI Middle East Fertility Clinics, welcomed the attendees at the conference an gave a short introduction.
“During the conference, we examined the major studies and breakthroughs of infertility treatments globally. The attendees also took the opportunity to seek knowledge on the best industry practices in Reproductive Medicine, engage with the distinguished speakers and network with some of the world’s best specialists in the fertility health landscape. Apart from studying the latest industry trends and developments, especially in relevant technological innovations, we also looked into the opportunities and challenges in this field. The idea is to gather enough knowledge in the hope of helping couples who are struggling to conceive,” Prof. Dr. Fatemi said.
IVI Middle East Fertility Clinics have the highest success rate of more than 70 per cent in the region. IVI Fertility runs state-of-the-art clinics in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Muscat, offering a comprehensive range of fertility treatments using advanced technologies. Their highly customized treatments are specifically designed to address the growing incidence of infertility in the region. IVI Fertility provides a personalized diagnosis to deliver the best treatment for infertility problems.