ASPIRE has been actively promoting and advocating Reproductive Medicine for more than 10 years. In view of the robust growth in the Asia-Pacific region, we would like to ask ourselves if the quality of ART will be improved and homogenous across the whole region. We also want to ponder whether we should deviate from ethical consideration to much commercial incentive. We may want to acknowledge past achievements and be ready to face future challenges. Indeed, a society cannot survive long when the society favors only survival.
My approach for my tenure from 2016-2018 will be based on the 7Cs: Communication, Cooperation, Collaboration, Coherence, Commitment, Continuity and Consistency. I wish to speed up the membership recruitment and to enhance the quality improvement in ART. We will establish ASPIRE campus workshops and will strengthen the Masterclass’ content. We hope to also develop functional Special Interest Groups and to create a Past President Advisory Panel. Several committees have been set up to focus on aspects such as Publications, Membership or Education.
We have recently concluded the successful 7th Congress of the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in April 2017. Almost 1,250 participants joined the event. The congress featured plenary lectures, symposia, 2 pre-congress workshops as well as oral and poster presentations with 78 faculty members. The commercial exhibition which ran concurrently over 3 days attracted 42 exhibitors and sponsors.
The 8th Congress of the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE 2018) will be held in Taipei, Taiwan, from 12 – 15 April 2018. Like our previous congresses, you can be assured that we will continue to discuss, debate and dissect every significant development and scientific advancement of the past year that will impact on the future of fertility preservation, embryology, andrology, clinical trials, PCOS, PGS, IVM, and all related fields.
With its academically rich scientific programme, expert-led workshops, and the stellar line-up of international speakers that delegates have come to expect from this world-class event, ASPIRE 2017 will keep all participants on the leading edge of their field.
The challenges ahead of us may be new, but the values upon which ASPIRE depends, such as hard work and collaboration, curiosity and research, these things are old. I understand the growth and development of ASPIRE is never a given, it must be earned. I would like to play the roles of a designer, educator and most importantly a cheer leader to serve the ASPIRE for the next two years and years to come. I wish to upgrade ASPIRE to be the one of top three societies in this kind.
We are looking forward to hearing your ideas.
Prof Chii-Ruey Tzeng