Message from the Host

Bridging the Gap: Fertility and Reproduction

Dear ASPIRE members and Colleagues,

First of all, as the President of Asia Pacific Initiative of Reproduction (ASPIRE), I would like to address a warmest greeting to all fertility experts and our stakeholders around the world. It is really a great honor for us to share that ASPIRE is growing tremendously in the last five years. Our vision to improve quality of IVF services was gradually implemented through various educational activities and the empowerment of our society.

In the era 4.0 industrial revolution, development of big data – precision medicine, internet of things, digital technology, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, led us in bringing assisted reproductive technology (ART) to a more comfortable, affordable, acceptable level, creating more success in the future.

Many advancements of basic science in reproductive medicine has been achieved, published and applied to make better result and outcome in ART. Our focus on how to improve sperm, oocytes and embryo quality as well as endometrial receptivity to increase the live birth rate are supported by several potential biomarkers and bimolecular intervention which is very helpful for us to determine and get the best gamete, embryo and appropriate endometrial phase for implantation.

Asia Pacific is a big region in the world consisting of over 45 countries, each contributing in the development of ART. The coverage of IVF cycle, resources, facilities, and research activities are achieved very differently among the countries in Asia Pacific therefore, we have come up with the theme “Bridging the Gap: Fertility and Reproduction” for The 10th Asia Pacific Initiative of Reproduction Congress (ASPIRE 2020) which will be held in Manila, the Philippines from 16 – 19 April 2020.

This prestigious congress will deliver high-end technology and achievement in ART, accomplished with the approach on how ASPIRE manage and solve current issues in Asia Pacific. A fruitful and interactive discussion with outstanding faculty around the world will make your participation in ASPIRE congress a very valuable one.

Manila, also known as the Pearl of the Orient, is a city with great food, great hospitality, rich tradition, culture and arts. Join us at this beautiful place, exchanging scientific knowledge and making friends.

Last but not least, on behalf of the ASPIRE Executive Board, we express our gratitude and appreciation to the local organizing committee, sponsors and all stakeholders who worked very hard to make this congress a great success.

Looking forward to seeing all of you in Manila. Mabuhay!

Professor Budi Wiweko
President
Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction

Message from the Local Host

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Maligayang bati!

AAlong with over 100 million smiling kababayan Filipinos, we would like to invite you with open arms to the 10th Congress of the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction that will be held in Manila on 16 – 19 April 2020. We have prepared a very exciting annual ASPIRE conference that you will experience with genuine Philippine hospitality and culture.

Delegates will learn from an outstanding scientific program and the invited world-renowned experts in a background of a friendly cosmopolitan city with a unique culture and a touch of regional and western influence. The congress venue is the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in the Manila Bay area and provides a daily treat to its world-famous sunset. The PICC and its nearby hotels also provide easy access to enjoyable shopping, delicious authentic Filipino and international cuisine, and fun-filled local tourism. The theme of this year’s conference is Bridging the Gap: Fertility and Reproduction and will focus on the developments towards this goal. However, topics about new discoveries, innovations, and updates in reproductive medicine will also be covered.

Indeed, we in the local organizing committee are excited to be your hosts and look forward to welcome you in Manila and contribute to the lively discussion and interactions with your friends and colleagues. We promise you that there will be no dull moment during your stay. See you soon!

Mabuhay!

Sincerely,

VIRGILIO M. NOVERO, Jr., MD, MSc
Chairman, Local Organizing Committee
ASPIRE 2020