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
Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction