The Science Behind ART Conference Explores Latest Advances in IVF

The Science Behind ART (Assisted Reproduction Technique), a specialized medical conference focusing on the latest advances in the field of In vitro

Online PR News – 24-May-2015 – Abu Dhabi, UAE – The Science Behind ART (Assisted Reproduction Technique), a specialized medical conference focusing on the latest advances in the field of In vitro fertilization (IVF), has opened in the capital.

The event, which is being held at the Jumeirah Etihad Towers, is being organized by IVI-GCC, a new clinic that has opened to tackle critical issues in infertility and to facilitate the introduction and practice of new solutions and technologies.

Conference chair Dr. Human M. Fatemi, MD, PhD and Director of Middle East operations at IVI Fertility Abu Dhabi, explained that the event aims to raise the profile and importance of IVF, by discussing the latest technologies, techniques, research and advancements made in the field.

"There are vital issues that need to be discussed and new research that addresses complex social and behavioral perspectives around reproductive infertility. IVI's clinics worldwide have amassed considerable knowledge and expertise in this field and will be sharing this knowledge with IVF experts from the UAE and throughout the region," Dr Fatemi said.

IVI has pioneered and advanced in vitro treatment around its clinics internationally, and aims to hold "The Science Behind ART" conference annually as a platform for IVF specialists to network and update their knowledge. The event in Abu Dhabi has gathered a faculty of distinguished global speakers and is expected to be attended by over 250 delegates from the UAE and the region.

Suresh Soni, Founder and Chairman of IVI Medical Centers outlined the vision of the health institution: “As a leader in infertility treatments, IVI Fertility has made conscious efforts to institutionalize fertility treatment by providing the most advanced assisted technologies to all strata of the society."

He added that this conference will bring together some of the world's leading experts in the field, and will highlight the latest innovations in reproductive medicine. "We are quite confident that the conference will help in setting the stage for renowned vigour within the medical community by offering best-in-class, technologically advanced treatments to patients from across the world.”

Over the past few years there has been a considerable rise in the use of artificial methods to conceive, across the Middle East and especially among the urban population. Dr Fatemi explained that the incidence of infertility is linked to both medical and key social factors, such as obesity, diabetes, Vitamin D deficiency and late marriages.

"While the fertility market in the GCC is growing exponentially, there is a clear need to address pressing issues such lack of standardized clinical protocols, structured training, quality laboratories, qualified embryologists and ethical practices,” said Dr Fatemi.

The Science Behind ART conference will award health care professionals with up to 5.75 Continuing Medical Education (CME) Hours from the Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD). The event is being managed by Synovetics, a leading healthcare events company.

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Founded in 1990, IVI-GCC was the first medical institution in Valencia, Spain, to be fully dedicated to Assisted Reproduction Techniques (ART). Today IVI has 35 clinics across Europe, South America and Asia. IVI Abu Dhabi is its first office in the GCC. . Since its inception, IVI has helped with the birth of more than 90,000 children around the world through the application of the newest methods in ART such as In-vitro-fertilization (IVF), Intra-Cytoplasmatic-Sperm-Injection (ICSI), Preimplantation Diagnostic and Screening, Fertility preservation and Oocyte vitrification. IVI-GCC is backed by the world leaders in reproductive medicine having the best rates of pregnancy world-wide as published in many scientific papers.