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Expanding our fertility services to meet growing demand with valued SIG support

Fertility procedures have steadily increased, and we are approaching pre-pandemic levels. An eighth IVF centre was recently accredited to accommodate the increasing demand for fertility treatments. The growing awareness of assisted reproductive technology has generated a need for country specific information. As such, our Special Interest Groups (SIGs) have been tapped to provide data [...]

2022-09-16T01:40:14+08:00August 20th, 2022|

Former ASPIRE Young Investigator Award winner is our new correspondent in NZ

Introducing Dr Emily Liu Country Representative Dr Emily Liu is the new ASPIRE country representative for New Zealand taking over this important role from Professor Neil Johnson. Emily is well known among members as a winner of the ASPIRE Young Investigator Award at our Congress in Taipei in 2018. Her presentation was on a [...]

2022-09-16T01:39:52+08:00August 18th, 2022|

Booster vaccinations for medical personnel as we face new challenges of Omicron variants

COVID-19 continues to be prevalent in Indonesia with new variants of Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 in the community. According to recent data, more than six million people were suffering from the Omicron variant. Some couples experiencing infertility were also exposed to new variants of COVID19 infection before they entered ART programs. The government has [...]

2022-09-16T01:39:25+08:00August 15th, 2022|

COVID restrictions ease with vaccine pass, but new medical supply chain issues emerge

COVID restrictions in Hong Kong have been relaxed since April, but the government has implemented a vaccine pass. This means that since 1 June 2022 all citizens are required to have a third vaccination dose before entering public areas including shopping malls, restaurants, hospitals and government buildings. Medical exemptions apply for some people under [...]

2022-09-16T01:39:17+08:00August 13th, 2022|

COVID-19 prevention guidelines in response to new characteristics of dominant strains

Last year China consolidated COVID-19 control outcomes through effective response measures. By the end of 2021, more than five billion doses of COVID- 19 vaccines had been produced, and the domestic immunization campaign had progressed smoothly to cover 1.2 billion people. Updated COVID-19 prevention and control guidelines were implemented on June 28, 2022 taking [...]

2022-09-16T01:39:09+08:00August 12th, 2022|

Regional participation in webinar addressing local perspectives in infertility management

The Fertility and Sterility Society of Bangladesh (FSSB) organised a webinar entitled Management of Infertility: Country Perspective on 26 June 2022 to mark World Infertility Awareness Month. Two eminent ASPIRE members joined the webinar as keynote speakers. ASPIRE President, Professor T. C. Li, presented on management of infertility from a Hong Kong perspective and [...]

2022-09-16T01:38:54+08:00August 11th, 2022|

Dr Rebecca Deans will provide new perspectives on ART developments from ‘Down Under’

Introducing Dr Rebecca Deans Country Representative Sydney-based fertility specialist Dr Rebecca Deans is the new ASPIRE country representative for Australia succeeding Professor Louise Hull. Rebecca completed her medical training at Sydney University. She went on to pursue speciality training in obstetrics and gynaecology and subsequently developed an interest in the sub-specialty area of reproductive [...]

2022-09-16T01:38:44+08:00August 10th, 2022|